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Re: Attention 1A Directors
That is entirely different. At the next level it IS competition. There will be winners and losers. You know that going in. The UIL system at the region level is that we compete against a standard of excellence. Groups that achieve the highest rating against that standard should not have it diminished in the next breath by not 'advancing' in a competitive framework superimposed over the ratings system.
It is not about avoiding tears - and I was playing off of the original response. It is about not diminishing the accomplishments of groups that maybe do not have the resources or numbers to compete head to head, but can still earn the recognition for achieving the highest standards of performance in the rating system.