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District UIL Academic Meet

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Sulphur Springs Middle School placed fourth over-all at the District 15-5A Junior High University Interscholastic League Academic Meet completed Saturday February 21. One hundred forty (140) students competed for the local school. In Junior High UIL Academic competition, students compete by grade level. SSMS 7th grade team took third place sweepstakes for District 15-5A.

Sulphur Springs Middle School UIL Academic coordinator Johnny Wells named the winning teams and student placement in the events. Winners by grade classification include:

6th grade

Art: Second place team. Team members include Maci Swafford, Tyler Cooper, Brooks West, Molly Wiser, Kimberly Wheatcraft.

Chess Puzzle Solving: Second place team. Team members include Gavin Myrdahl (individually 5th), Dillian Blevins, Emiliano West.

Dictionary Skills: Second place team. Team members include Mady Posey (individually 1st), Savannah Scheffler, Mady Posey, Suleimy Arana.

Editorial Writing: Zoe Westlund (2nd overall), Justing Brantley (6th)

Impromptu Speaking: Raydon McCormick (1st overall),  Hannah Schultz (4th overall)

Mathematics: Kendall Little(3rd overall)

Modern Oratory: Rorie Young (5th overall), Luis Ruiz (sixth over)

Music Memory: Third place team. Team members include: Greg English, David Moreno, Allison Burns, Tracy Cline, Xavier Guerrero

Ready Writing: Brayden Wooten (6th overall)

Social Studies: Second place team. Team members include: Triston Stewart (4th overall), Caroline Hurley, Patrick Synott, Triston Stewart

Spelling:Third place team. Team members include: Cameron Beard  (6th overall), Makayler McGregor, Cait Rissman, Cameron Beard

Prose: Harleigh Stegrent (2nd), Riley Burke 3rd) Alexis Lovatos (6th)

7th grade

Art: Third place team. Team members include: Connor Gammill, Aaron Lucas, Jocelyn Helterbrand

Calculator: Third place team. Team members include: Mattie Thurman, Isaac Gutierrez, Keeley Deloney

Chess Puzzle Solving: Third place team. Team members include: Chris Andrews, Logan Brown, Tyler Schmitt,

Impromptu Speaking: Kolson Hale (4th)

Listening Skills: First place team. Team members include: Kacie Bates (1st overall), Alivia Walker (2nd overall), Meridith Hooten (3rd overall), Kacie Bates, Alivia Walker,

Meridith Hooten

Modern Oratory: TJ Matthews (5th)

Number Sense: Andrew Westlund 6th 

Ready Writing: Charleigh Potts (4th)

Social Studies: Third place team. Team members include: Brandon Hodges (4th overall), Nathan Braddy (5th overeall), Caemon Wilburn (6th overall), Brandon Hodges, Nathan Braddy, Caemon Wilburn

Prose: Rachel Bramlett (1st), Allie Thurman (4th)

Poetry: Chase Berry (2nd)

8th grade

Chess Puzzle Solving: First place team. Team members include: Johnathan Johnson (3rd overall), Dakota Soles (4th overall), Hagen Hunt (5th overall), Johathan Johnson,

Dakota Soles, Hagen Hunt

Dictionary Skills: Wade Parks (4th)

Impromptu Speaking: Rhett Reid (1st), Eli Sellers (4th)

Listening Skills: First place team: Team members include: Issac Kuriakose (1st overall), Kelley Bates (1st overall), Maria Botella (6th overall), Issac Kuriakose, Kelley Bates, Maria Botella

Modern Oratory: Carter Lewis (6th)

Science: Nick Porter (1st)

Poetry: Gracie Moore (4th)

Prose: Lucia Yanez (2nd)

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