Wildcats UIL Academic Team Ends Up Second Place in District
After all the District UIL Academic events were contested, Sulphur Springs High School ended up in second place. Lindale finished first with 540 points. The Wildcats had 462. Mount Pleasant was third with 430. Going into Speech and Debate events Thursday (April 4) at Mount Pleasant, the Wildcats led Lindale by 18 points and were 119 points ahead of Mount Pleasant. Wildcats UIL Academic Coordinator Gerald Grafton said Lindale and Mount Pleasant are powerhouses when it comes to speech and debate. He said Wildcats debaters gave great effort but could not top Lindale and Mount Pleasant debaters. On Thursday, Rachel Bramlett qualified for Regional with a second place finish in Prose Interpretation. Hannah Schultz just missed out finishing fourth. AllieGrace Woodard was fifth in Poetry Interpretation. Lesha Woodard is the coach for Prose and Poetry Interpretation. The Wildcats will be well represented at the Regional UIL Academic Meet at Prosper on April 12-13. Twenty-six Wildcats qualified in district events. A fifth team will also be going as a wild card as the best #2 team in the region. The Social Studies Team of Brandon Hodges, James Draper, Bracken Sant and Tatum Williams coached by Madison Millsap was a second place team at district but earned wild card status to advance to Regional. First place teams going are Accounting, Computer Science, Literary Criticism and Spelling and Vocabulary.