SSHS students sweep UIL invitational meet
Faith Huffman | News-Telegram News Editor

Feb. 9, 2005 -- Sulphur Springs High School swept the Red Raider Classic Invitational University Interscholastic League Meet held at Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler over the weekend.

Of the 21 schools participating, SSHS was the overall high points winner, earning 243 points, with Center High School trailing in second with 181 points.

The students came home with 30 awards, including one for highest chemistry score and another for highest biology score. Also notable were eight students who received honors in more than one category during the Feb. 4-5 meet.

Jovan Gonzales came home with awards for scoring the highest in biology competition, placing third in science and sixth in calculator applications. Cade Rea was honored for having the highest score in chemistry and for placing first in science, while Brenon Smith placed first in mathematics and sixth in science.

Journalism students Chelbie Bolton and Tasia Barrett also came home with two awards each, Bolton for placing first in editorial writing as well as finishing sixth in current events, and Barrett for earning fourth in feature writing and fifth in news writing.

Also among the six students receiving first place honors were Kim DeWitte, calculator applications, and Leslie Bryant, spelling.

Second place honors went to Phillip Litzler, literary criticism; Logan McQueen, spelling; Whitney Thompson, feature writing; and Luke Panter, current issues and events. Brandi King earned third place in literary criticism and sixth in computer applications. Andrew Watley placed third in both spelling and headline writing.

Also among the six students receiving third place awards were Courtney Jamison, informative speaking, and Keelen Green, accounting.

Jeff Kramer took fourth in both number sense and mathematics. Other students recognized for placing fourth included Casey Beck, spelling, and Levi Moore, ready writing.

Other fifth place rankings went to Candace Stillwagoner, calculator applications; Emily Gilbert, editorial writing; and Cherish Bolton, computer applications.

Lane McClung was also recognized for placing sixth in social students.

No team awards were given out at the meet, aside from each school's points ranking, which determined which school went home with the sweepstakes title.

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