Bulletin Staff Report

The Brownwood High School UIL accounting team, which won the school’s seventh state championship in accounting this year, was among the state champions honored recently by Texas Gov. Rick Perry in an Austin ceremony.

The team consisted of Matthew Roddam, Lindsey Shriver and Meosha Brooks, BHS Assistant Principal Andy Gill said. Roddam was the individual overall state champion in accounting, in all classes.

Perry honored the spring 2008 state champions in athletics, academics and music.

“These students represent the remarkable talent of our state and embody the competitive spirit that has made Texas one of the greatest states in the nation,” Perry said. “I’m proud of these competitors’ accomplishments and their determination to achieve excellence in all they do.”

More than 500 students, coaches and superintendents traveled to the state Capitol to celebrate the accomplishments of more than 190 individual and team champions. UIL Director Bill Farney, Assistant Director Charles Breithaupt and Associate Athletic Director Cliff Odenwald were also part of the celebration.

“The UIL is honored to have such great students participate through all of our activities and thrilled that these champions are being recognized in such a public manner,” Breithaupt said. “We’re grateful to Gov. Perry for acknowledging these students’ outstanding achievements.”

The UIL is a voluntary organization created by the University of Texas at Austin to provide leadership and guidance to various educational extracurricular academic, athletic, and music programs. UIL also organizes and supervises competitions in each of these fields.