Belton High School UIL Academic Team took first place in the district tournament last week. Students from both Belton New Tech and Belton High competed in events, including speech and debate, one act play, and academic teams. Highlights beyond the really big win included Kadyn Utley with a personal best in accounting, only missing three questions. His individual score was almost as high as the second place, overall team score. Ruopu Jaio made a perfect score of 20 of 20 in Physics, which hadn't been done by a student at Belton for the last 14 years.