|SSHS starts UIL season with win at Princeton meet|
|Faith Huffman | News-Telegram News Editor|
January 23, 2004 -- Sulphur Springs High School took the Princeton 2004 Spring Classic University Interscholastic League Tournament title, earning an overall 320 points and 37 awards. Callisburg High School came in second overall at the meet held Saturday.
The first-ranked calculator applications team included David Johnson, Kim deWitte and Cade Rea, while the first place literary criticism team consisted of Philip Day, Phillip Litzler and Brandi King. Tasia Barrett, Travis Longino and Chase Helm were on the first place social studies team, and the first place journalism team included Maggi Mattison, Jamie Bockemehl, Tasia Barrett, Megan Taylor, Philip Day, Chelbie Bolton and David Johnson.
Earning second place honors were the number sense, current issues and events, and spelling and vocabulary teams. David Johnson was on both the number sense and spelling and vocabulary teams. Also on the number sense team were Jeffrey Kramer and Kim deWitte, while Brittney Adams and Ashton Rush filled out the spelling and vocabulary team. Making up the current issues and events team were Valerie Walker, Lauren Owens and Ben Whillock.
Many of these students also earned recognition for their individual finishes in numerous categories. Included among those students were David Johnson, Philip Day, Maggi Mattison, Jamie Bockemehl, Chelbie Bolton, Tasia Barrett and Jeffrey Kramer.
David Johnson earned four individual awards: first, headline writing; second, spelling and vocabulary, and calculator applications; and third in number sense, tied with Jeffrey Kramer. Kramer also received third place recognition in mathematics.
Maggi Mattison was recognized for placing first in news writing and second in headline writing, while Philip Day placed first in literary criticism and fourth in editorial writing. Chelbie Bolton took second in editorial writing and sixth in informative speaking.
Jamie Bockemehl placed second in news writing, garnered third in feature writing and sixth in poetry interpretation, while Tasia Barrett placed second in social studies, third in news writing and fourth in feature writing.
Other students earning individual recognition included Travis Longino, third place in social studies; Kim deWitte, fourth place in calculator applications; Phillip Litzler, fourth in literary criticism; Chase Helm, fourth in social studies; John Litzler, fourth in persuasive speaking; Brandi King, fifth in literary criticism; Lane McClung, fifth place in social studies; Megan Taylor, fifth place in news writing; Valerie Walker, sixth place in current issues and events; Brittney Adams, sixth in spelling and vocabulary; Chris Clark, sixth in social studies; and Jason Trout, sixth in computer science.