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Sulphur Springs High School UIL academic teams off to strong start

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Sulphur Springs High School's academic teams are off to a good start as the University Interscholastic League season starts to heat up.

After the first two invitational meets of the year, Wildcat students have brought home five individual first place finishes, while six teams have claimed the top scores.

The first meet of 2009, the Dr. Tommy Eads Invitational Academic Meet, was held Jan. 16-17 at North Lamar High School in Paris

First place individuals at the meet were Ryan Clark in accounting and Zack Mahand in spelling and vocabulary.

Both students were also members of the school's first place teams at the meet. Clark was joined on the accounting team by Jace Orren, and Ayanna Smith, and Mahand was part of the spelling and vocabulary team that also included  Lyndsi Bible and Andrew Wallace.

Two other teams finished in third place, the Literary Criticism team of Colby Carter, Jessica Cowley, and Katy Mason, and the C-X Team Debate squad of Rosalynn Karstens and Taylor Moore.

Other results from the North Lamar meet included:

  • Second place individuals: Lyndsi Bible, Spelling and Vocabulary; Emily Mason, Ready Writing; Connor McCorkle, Computer Science; Jace Orren, Accounting;
  • Third place individuals were Katie Hu, 10th grade Calculator; Zack Mahand,  Ready Writing.
  • Fourth place individuals: Katy Mason, Literary Criticism; Andrew Wallace,  Spelling and Vocabulary.
  • Fifth place individuals: Whitney Hu, Headline Writing; Rebecca Sehnert, 9th grade Mathematics; Katy Mason, Social Studies.
  • Sixth place individuals: Ayanna Smith, Accounting; Brandi Bailey, Computer Applications; Rosalynn Karstens, Current Events; Autumn Keiss, Feature Writing; Lyndsi Bible, Poetry.


The SSHS academic teams combined their efforts this past weekend to take second place in the sweepstakes competition in the inaugural Whitehouse Winter Games Invitational Academic Meet at Whitehouse High School. The Wildcats earned 190 points, trailing only Lindale High School, which placed first with 206

points, and edged out Canton High School, which came in third with 189 points.

Ryan Clark earned his second first-place finish in a row, while Kaci Mohon took first for Number Sense and Sarah Fox in Spelling and Vocabulary.

Also, four teams were at the top of the podium: Accounting, Spelling and Vocabulary, Number Sense and Computer Science.

The results of the Whitehouse meet:

  • First place individuals: Ryan Clark, Accounting; Kaci Mohon, Number Sense; Sarah Fox, Spelling and Vocabulary
  • Second place individuals: Lyndsi Bible, Spelling and Vocabulary; Connor McCorkle, Computer Science; Jace Orren, Accounting
  • Third place individuals: Emily Mason, Ready Writing
  • Fourth place individuals: Garrett Gray, Social Studies; Zack Mahand, Spelling and Vocabulary
  • Fifth place individuals: Miguel Sanchez, Accounting; Kaci Mohon,  Mathematics; Tyler Aaron, Ready Writing
  • Sixth place individuals: Courtne Anderson, Computer Applications; Taylor Wilks, Computer Science; Rosalynn Karstens, Informative Speaking; Silvia Gudina, Spelling and Vocabulary


First place teams

  • Number Sense — Kaci Mohon, Karina Rosales, Rebecca Sehnert, and Holli Wilson
  • Spelling and Vocabulary — Sarah Fox, Lyndsi Bible, Zach Mahand, and Silvia Gudina
  • Accounting — Ryan Clark, Miguel Sanchez, and Ayanna Smith
  • Computer Science — Connor McCorkle, Taylor Wilks, Taylor Ausbrooks, and Arthur Harbin


Second place teams

  • Literary Criticism — Colby Carter, Jessica Cowley, Katy Mason, and Cooper Welch
  • C-X Team Debate — Rosalynn Karstens and Taylor Moore (2nd out of 57 teams)


Top Freshman

  • Karina Rosales, Number Sense
  • Tyler Aaron, Science

 

 

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