UNT to hold UIL SuperConference

Tuesday, September 14, 1999

The University of North Texas will gain 2,000 additional students as well as hundreds of teachers and coaches this Saturday when it hosts the University Interscholastic League's Student Activities SuperConference for junior high and high schools Sept. 18 (Saturday).UIL is a private, non-profit organization created to provide academic, athletic, and music contests. It was created in 1909 and has become the largest organization of its kind in the world.The SuperConference introduces students, teachers and faculty to the rules of UIL competition and offers helpful hints for spring 2000 competitions. There are four SuperConferences in the state including Saturday's. UNT's SuperConference is for schools throughout north Texas. Sessions will cover contests in everything from journalism and accounting to science and one-act plays. The conference will prepare its participants for the spring contests that are open to junior high and high schools throughout the state. The UNT workshops for teachers include subjects such as how to motivate students as well as an overview of the competition. UNT professors as well as UIL facilitators will run seminars. UNT has hosted the SuperConference and UIL competitions for more than 25 years. The workshops start at 9 a.m. and end at about 3 p.m. There is no required registration, but participants must provide their own lunch. UNT's food court will be open.For more information contact Debra Tucker, UNT program manager, at (940) 565-3481.

UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108

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