SSHS Wildcats Win 3 Individual, 2 Team 2022 State Academic UIL Championships

Sulphur Springs High School students brought home from the 2022 State Academic UIL Meet this past week three individual state championships and two team championships along with 8 other medals in 6 events.

Individuals earning state championships were:

  • Addisyn Wall – Barbara Jordan Historical Essay,
  • Lausen Ost – Latino Historical Essay Contest, and
  • Shelby Ray – Literary Criticism.
SSHS literary criticism team receive championship award

Other medalists from SSHS included:

  • AllieGrace Woodard
    • 2nd place in Costume Design
    • 4th place Hair & Makeup Design
  • Lexi McCoy
    • 2nd Place in Barbara Jordan Historical Essay
    • 5th Place in Copy Editing,
  • Dawson Carpenter
    • 2nd Place in Copy Editing,
  • Alexis Villarino
    • 2nd Place in Literary Criticism,
  • Andrew Flores
    • 5th Place in Latino History Essay, and
  • Lindsey Plumley
    • 6th Place – Latino History Essay.
SSHS 2022 spelling and vocabulary team receives championship award at the State UIL Academics Contest.

The SSHS Literary Criticism and Spelling teams won team state championships. Literary Criticism Team members included Shelby Ray, Alexis Villarino, Kami White, and Dawson Carpenter. Spelling Team members include Dawson Carpenter, Kami White, Lani Horn, and Allyssa Isonhood. Both teams are coached by Miss Gail Herman.

The SSHS Social Studies Team also competed at the state meet and finished 4th in state. Social Studies team members include Alfredo Renteria, Lexi McCoy, Crawford Johnson, and Artesia Cheak. Miss Madison Millsap is the coach of the State Qualifier UIL Social Studies team.

Herman and Millsap are also co-sponsor of the SSHS journalism team.

Mrs. Lesha Woodard is not only coach but mom of AllieGrace Woodard, Theatrical Design competitor.

Additional state finalists included Alexander Cooper and Anna Williams in the Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Contest; and Carlos Alba, Mali Maeker, and Alexis Villarino in the Latino Historical Essay Contest. Gail Herman is the SSHS sponsor in both events.

As of May 8, 2022, with speech and debate contests still to go, SSHS UIL Teams currently stand in 3rd place overall at state with 116 points behind Highland Park’s 125 points and PSJA Southwest’s 119 points. Cedar Park follows in fourth with 84 points and Friendswood in fifth place. Speech and Debate State will happen May 25-26.

Congratulations to each of these SSHS competitors and sponsors for these accomplishments.

Author: Faith Huffman

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