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SSHS Wildcat Academic UIL Team Second In District Competition, 10 Students Advancing To Regional Contest

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The Sulphur Springs High School Wildcat Academic UIL Team finished second at the District UIL Competition held in Mount Pleasant over the weekend. SSHS earned 347 points to Hallsville’s 561. Mt Pleasant, Pine Tree, Longview, Texas High and Marshall rounded out the field. In One-Act Play competition, one student was named to the All Star Cast, three others received honorable mention and one was named an Outstanding Crew member.

The cast and crew of You on the Moors Now also concluded their season at the Bi-District competition in Texarkana last week. Hannah Shultz was named to the All-Star Cast. AllieGrace Woodard, Rorie Young, and Danielle Verlander were named to the Honorable Mention All-Star Cast. Ricardo Chavarria was named to Outstanding Crew.

AllieGrace Woodard is advancing to state in UIL Theatrical Costume Design and for the third consecutive year in UIL Theatrical Hair and Makeup Design, according to SSHS Wildcat Theatre Department.

Ten SSHS students scored high enough in the district to advanced to the regional academic UIL competition on April 16 – 17 at Whitehouse High School in 11 events. Three teams were also recognized for their achievements as first and second place finishes at the meet.

SSHS Wildcat Academic UIL Coordinator Gerald Grafton offers congratulations and thanks to all students and sponsors who participated at the district UIL events and to the One Act Play cast and crew for a great season.

Below are results from the weekend’s district academic UIL competition:

Contest CategoryStudent CompetitorRanking
News WritingLexi McCoy*1st
 Crystal Flores4th
Ready WritingZoe Westlund*2nd
 Lexi McCoy5th
 Matthew Harper6th
Feature WritingLexi McCoy*1st
 Crystal Flores*3rd
 Zoe Westlund4th
EditorialJoel Villarino*1st
 Dawson Carpenter*2nd
 Matthew Harper5th
HeadlineShelby Ray*1st
 Matthew Harper*3rd
Copy EditingMatthew Harper*2nd
 Dawson Carpenter6th
Computer ScienceJoel Villarino*2nd
 Harrison Allen5th
 Kaden Kirkland (Team) 
 Luis Ruiz (Team) 
Literary CriticismMatthew Harper*1st
 Kendall Little*2nd
 Dawson Carpenter*3rd
 Shelby Ray*4th
Poetry InterpretationAllieGrace Woodard*3rd
 Caitlyn Monaghan6th
Social StudiesAlfredo Renteria*2nd
Spelling and VocabularyDawson Carpenter*1st
 Joel Villarino4th
 Cameron Beard (Team) 
 Kaden Kirkland (Team) 
Sulphur Springs High School Wildcat Academic Team members’ results from the weekend District Academic UIL competitions.

Author: Faith Huffman

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