SSISD Elementary and Intermediate Academic UIL Team Scores First Place Victory
Celebrations for SSISD competitors in Elementary Academic UIL April 24th at both Douglas Intermediate and Sulphur Springs Elementary School will highlight the overall first place finish for the local students in a Academic UIL competition. This is the second year for SSISD second through fifth grade students to compete.
Last year the local elementary students finished third but this year they scored a total point first place finish with 686 points. Hallsville finished second with 631 points and Pine Tree was third with 433.
The SSISD team was composed of 115 students with 33 coaches and five campus coordinators. The students competed in 27 events ranging from number sense to storytelling. The competition was hosted by Parkway Elementary School in Longview.
The celebrations of victory will be pep rally style with SSHS cheerleaders and band performing. Both competing students and those who practiced but were unable to travel with the team will be honored. Local administrators expect the elementary UIL program to generate enthusiasm for academic UIL and increase student participation as they reach the middle school and high school programs. The district seeks to increase SSISD’s statewide competitiveness at the high school level.