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SSMS wins 39 UIL awards

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Sulphur Springs Middle School students walked away from the district academic University Interscholastic League meet with 39 awards, including one team honor. Seven students also were recognized for their contributions to the One Act Play. Sixth graders nabbed 13 individual and one team honor at UIL, while seventh graders had nine students recognized for their individual accomplishments and eighth graders had 16 individuals recognized.

Only four SSMS students took top honors in their categories. Sixth graders placing first were Seth Harred in art and McKenzie Hoehenberger in ready writing. Seventh grader Mariela Bravo placed first in dictionary skills and eighth grader Donovan Stanfield placed first in impromptu speaking.

Second place honors went to eighth grader Mohamedali Basrai, social studies; eighth grader Abby Tipps, dictionary skills; and sixth grader Kaitlin Holt, ready writing; and seventh grader DeAndre Wright, impromptu speaking.

The sixth grade music memory team consisting of Melanie Ford, Constance Gregory, Jessica Lappin, Alexis Stribling and Zaviera Sims earned second place team honors.

Students earning third place honors included: seventh grader Bailie Modesitt, oral reading; seventh grader Tristen Pullen, impromptu speaking; sixth grader Carlos Ramirez, listening skills; sixth grader Kelsey Kaufert, spelling; eighth grader Ashley Clegg, spelling; seventh grader Josh Harmon, dictionary skills; seventh grader Ross Cody, modern oratory; sixth grader Esmeralda Sanchez, calculator applications; and sixth grader Billy Phillips, maps, graphs and charts.

Among the fourth place finishers were eighth grader Cody Dennis, modern oratory; eighth grader Takisia Bell, maps, graphs and charts; sixth grader Danielle Whatley, ready writing; eighth grader Mohamedali Basri, science; seventh grader Kennedy Potts, impromptu speaking; eighth grader Kiante Clayton, impromptu speaking; sixth grader Jasmine Thomas, oral reading; and eighth grader Emily Petty, oral reading.

SSMS students noted for their fifth place finishes included sixth graders Ariel Gonzales and Joseph Morena, social studies; sixth grader Gracie Horton, dictionary skills; sixth grader Parker Aguilar, number sense; seventh grader Karl Sehnert, social studies; eighth grader Will Horton, number sense; eighth grader Maddie Millsap, editorial writing; seventh grader Nellie Govea, oral reading; eighth grader Eric Aguinaga, dictionary skills; and eighth grader Emily Brackhahn, oral reading.

Students recognized for placing sixth included eighth graders Morgan Vaughn and Victoria Chapman, maps, charts and graphs; eighth grader Caleb Sperry, art; sixth grader Hunter Coleman, number sense; and eighth grader Mallory Morton, listening skills.

Seven students also were recognized for their contributions in One Act Play competition. Molly Millsap, Emily Nickerson and Ashlin Rosamond were named Honorable All Star Cast, while Kiante Clayton, Donovan Stanfield and Karson Goggans made the All Star Cast. Justin Mathews was also recognized with the Tech Award.




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