On March 4, 2017, Dr. Javier Saenz Middle School attended the Regional UIL meet at Sharyland North Middle School in Mission, TX. The number sense team had an impressive showing. Winning the 1st place team trophy.

The number sense team consisted of Litzy Huerta, Jorge Tafolla, Dulce Luna, and Stacy Ortega.

In 8th grade, Jorge finished in 4th place with a score of 132. Litzy would finish in 5th place with a score of 121. The rest of the team consisted of 6th grade Dulce with a 1st place score of 112 and Stacy who finished in 2nd place with a score of 111. The team’s combined score of 476 was enough to win the Regional team trophy.

6th grade students Esthefany Rivera place 4th, Larissa Cantu placed 7th, and Gael Garcia placed 10th to round out all top 10 finishers at the Regional meet.

“I have seen a complete transformation of the team since December. They come to practice and work harder than they ever did before,” said Armando Villarreal, number sense coach.

In total 11 number sense students made the trip to San Antonio to compete at the state UIL meet.