Twenty-one schools competed in the Sulphur Springs High School UIL fall Academic Invitations Meet this past weekend. SSHS won first place sweepstakes as well as both the Overall Journalism and Overall speech awards. Mesquite High School won second place sweepstakes.
In the small school division, Trenton High won both first place sweepstakes and the overall Journalism award while Caddo Mills won both second place sweepstakes and the Overall Speech award.
For the SSHS Academic Team:
In Ready Writing, Patricia Parks placed first, Steven Payne fourth, and Lydia Burleson, sixth.
The Computer Science Team placed first. Individually, Trenton Brock placed first, Sean Allemang second, Tim Charlton third, and Mauro Basio fifth.
The Accounting Team placed first with individual achievers Austin Reyes first, Rinchen Sherpa fifth, and Mauro Basio sixth.
In Literary Criticism, Chloe Ross placed first, Patricia Parks placed second, Jesse Allen placed third and Lucia Yanez placed fourth.
In Spelling and Vocabulary, the team placed first with Lydia Burleson first, Carson McIllwain second, and Chase Charlton fifth.
In Journalism, the SSHS team placed first winning the Overall Journalism Award. Steven Payne placed second in Feature Writing, third in Headline Writing, fourth in Editorial Writing, and third in News Writing. Lilli Gallegos placed third in Feature Writing, fourth in Headline Writing, and first in Editorial Writing.
In Prose Interpretation, Cassidy Winborn placed first and Lucia Yanez was second.
In Poetry Interpretation, Celeste Laliberte placed first, Hope Williams second, and Leif Thomas third.
Leif Thomas placed first in Informative Speaking. Jmal Hobson-Cox placed first in Persuasive Speaking.
In Number Sense individual competition, Rodolfo Perez was first, Gillian Thomas third, and Jessica Rivera fourth overall. The Number Sense Team won first place with Gillian Thomas first and Jonathan Alvarez fourth among 10th graders. Rodopho Perez was first, Jessica Rivera third, and David Gutierrez sixth among 11th graders.
In Calculator Applications, Ranner Ramirez placed fifth overall. Among 12th graders, Ramirez placed second, Naimishaba Parmar placed fourth, and Raynie Hooten placed sixth. Among 11th graders, Rodolfo Perez was fourth, Jessica Rivera fifth, and David Gutierrez sixth. Natilie Cruz placed third among 10th graders and Carissa Carter was second among 9th graders. The Team of Ramirez, Parmar, Perez, and Cater won second place team.
Raynie Hooten placed fourth in Computer Applications. Rebecca Maddox placed fifth in Current Events.
In Mathematics, Rodopho Perez placed third both overall and among 11th graders, Jessie Allen Placed fifth among 11th graders, and Nimishaba Parmar placed third among 12th graders. The team placed second overall.
In Science, Rodolfo Perez placed fifth and Cindy Arellano placed sixth among 11th graders.
In Social Studies, Christian Corona placed third and Owen Lee placed sixth. Andrew Foster and Felipe Alba completed the second place team.
Team leader Gina Wilder thanked teachers, parents, students, sponsors, volunteers, and custodial staff at the school for enabling the day.