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8 from Sulphur Bluff advancing to regional academic UIL meet

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Sulphur Bluff High School was well represented at the district UIL meet, with 29 students competing in numerous events. Of those, eight scored high enough to advance to the regional contest next month at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches and several others were recognized for placing in the top six in their contest category at the district meet.


“Congratulations to all those who worked hard and participated,” said Leah Gore, Sulphur Bluff’s University Interscholastic League director. “I am also very proud of those who will be advancing to regional.”

Only students placing first through third individually or as part of a top team qualify to advance to the next level of competition.

Students earning first place honors included Kendra Jock in editorial writing, Brian Sauers in literary criticism, Casey Gore in prose and Dylan DiDonato in Lincoln-Douglas debate.

Sauers’s sixth place finish in mathematics helped the team win second place honors overall; other math team members included Angie Alvarez, Cade Argenbright and Justin Goldsmith. Sauers, Alvarez, Argenbright and Taylor Self also captured second place team honors in numbers sense; individually, Argenbright won third place honors and Self was recognized for finishing sixth.

Second place individual honors also went to Tyler Raine in editorial writing and Hudson Northcutt in Lincoln-Douglas debate.

Third place was also awarded  to Raney Cortez in informative speaking. Cortez also placed fourth in editorial writing.

Other SBHS students recognized for placing fourth at district included Halie Waid in feature writing, Cheyenne Bryant in headline writing, Katelyn McDonald in informative speaking, Meagan Coberley in prose and Cody Vance in poetry.

Recognized for their fifth place finishes were Sarah Williams in prose and Kadee Anderson in poetry, while Mardi Fite was noted for placing sixth in poetry.

  Other SHS UIL competitors included Allison Ely, Skylar Evans, Sydney Evans, Luke Anderson, Kendra Jock, Dustin Foster, Monica Moore, Dakota Emerson, Kaci Powers, Erin Zeringue and Britt Halbert.




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