McAllen High senior Alex Treviño II is one of only two students across Texas and across all UIL classifications (1A-6A) to have been recognized by the UIL as an Outstanding Performer all three years of the State Festival’s existence. Out of more than 4,000 students that have participated in the State's UIL Contest over the last three years, only two have been honored with UIL's Gold Medallion every single year, recognizing them for superior musicianship. In February, the McAllen High Mariachi Oro earned a Division I Superior Rating and earned straight ones from all three judges at the State UIL Mariachi Festival held at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.