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Sulphur Springs ties for 5th in sweepstakes

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Sulphur Springs High School earned enough points overall to tie for fifth place among the 66 schools participating in the state academic UIL contest May 20-21. Overall, SSHS came home from the Austin meet with six individual and two team awards; two students earned recognition in more than one event.

“I am so very proud of both the sponsors and the students. Everyone has worked extremely hard this year and it is wonderful to see them reap the rewards of that effort,” said SSHS UIL Coordinator Gina Wilder. “It is also wonderful to have administrators who support UIL academics. Mr. Mike Lamb and Mr. Josh Williams are both great supporters of UIL. The sponsors and students all feel that support and it really makes a difference. Thank you so much to all of our supporters.”

In spelling and vocabulary, Jacqueline Tovar Yanez placed first and Jenna Ash placed fifth individually. They, along with teammates Jessye Castro and Jordan Eckerd, placed first as a team.

In literary criticism, McKenzie Hohenberger placed sixth individually. She, along with Jessica Boyd, Laura Graham and MiKayla Jones, won second place team. Hohenberger also was recognized for placing fifth in ready writing. Jones was also recognized for her fourth place finish in computer applications.

In social studies, Ariel Gonzalez placed sixth individually.




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