The Wildcats UIL Academic Team may still qualify more teams and students for Regional competition to be held on April 24-25 at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches. Nineteen students including two teams, Computer Science and Literary Criticism, have already qualified at District competition last Friday and Saturday at Texas High. Three teams, Current Events, Social Studies and Spelling and Vocabulary, finished second and might be selected as wild cards for Regional if they turn out to be the top scoring second place teams across the region.
In the Computer Science team, Tim Charlton placed first, Trenton Brock placed second, and M. Hunter Allen placed third. In Current Issues and Events, Riley Dixon earned second place. In Journalism, Lacey Jackson placed second in Feature writing, and Patricia Parks placed third in News Writing. In Literary Criticism, McKenzie Hohenberger placed first, and Laura Graham placed third. In ready Writing, Lydia Burleson placed first, and McKenzie Hohenberger placed third. In Social Studies, Ariel Gonzalez earned first place, and Andrew Allen earned second place. In Spelling and Vocabulary, Jenna Ash earned first place, and Carson McIllwain earned third place. IN L-D Debate, Josh Burgin won second place. In One-Act Play, which was held on March 25, 2015, Sulphur Springs performed Maelstrom by Don Nigro. Liam Pollard was named to the All-Star Cast while both Sadie Evans and Carson McIllwain were named to the Honorable-Mention All-Star Cast. Hailey Farmer received the tech award for Sulphur Springs.
Wildcats UIL Academic Coordinator Gina Wilder said it could be two weeks before that is determined