AUSTIN, Texas--ILTexas would like to congratulate all six ILTexas Keller-Saginaw High school students who received top scores at the University Interscholastic League (UIL) state competition held in Austin on Saturday, May 27. ILTexas students Joshua Coleman, Juliana Masses, Michael Payan, Jayden Chapa, Gabriel Gomes, and Mateo Tirado each received scores of "1" in the guitar solo category which is the highest score in the competition on a scale of five. 

(L-R) ILTexas KSHS Guitar students Joshua Coleman, Jayden Chapa, ILTexas KSHS Fine Arts Director Marcus Kester, Michael Payan, Juliana Mases, Gabriel Comes, and Jayden Chapa at the UIL State Competition in Austin.

Students from ILTexas Garland High School and Katy-Westpark High School also qualified for the state competition, where they competed in the band and choir categories.  

Congrats to the students and their fine arts teachers for this achievement! 

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