The University Interscholastic League (UIL) announced today that Highland Park High School has won the 2019 5A Lone Star Cup. This marks the 11th time HP has won the award, more times than any other school in UIL history.
"Winning the Lone Star Cup is quite an achievement and is symbolic of excellence in the important areas of academics, arts and athletics," HPISD Superintendent Dr. Tom Trigg said. "Congratulations to everyone who contributed to this monumental accomplishment: students, teachers, directors, coaches and the many parents who support them."
This Lone Star Cup recognizes six high schools, one in each of the six UIL classifications (1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A and 6A), based on their overall team achievement in UIL-sanctioned academic, athletic and music championships. The winning school in each classification receives the UIL Lone Star Cup trophy, to be presented in the fall, and a $1,000 scholarship.
"Winning two Lone Star Cups over the past three years demonstrates the breadth of our students' abilities, and their dedication to doing their best in a wide array of athletic and academic endeavors," HPHS Principal Walter Kelly said. "Beyond this dedication, they have done so through a commitment to Highland Park High School and have done so side-by-side with their friends and teammates. I am so proud of our students and their success."
"What an outstanding job by our students and staff - in addition to earning the 11th overall title, it is the 18th time in the 23-year history of the Cup that the Scots have finished first or second," Highland Park ISD Athletic Director Johnny Ringo said. "We scored 124 points, the most in school history, which is a true reflection of HPISD's excellence in all areas."