SSHS takes home sweepstakes trophy from Daingerfield UIL competition
Faith Huffman | News-Telegram News Editor

Nov. 15, 2005 -- Sulphur Springs High School went home from the Daingerfield High School Invitational University Interscholastic League Academic Meet Saturday with the first place sweepstakes trophy.

Sulphur Springs took 37 students and 11 sponsors to the meet, and brought home five team trophies and 27 individual first through sixth place awards. Overall, the school earned two first place team awards and four individual first place awards, three second place team awards and four individual second place finishes, five individual third place finishes, three fourth place individual awards, five individual fifth place awards and six individual sixth place finishes, according to information provided by SSHS UIL Coordinator Gina Wilder.

Three students -- Chase Helm, Andrew Watley and Haley Ball -- also came away from the meet with awards in at least two categories.

Chase Helm took first place honors in informative speaking, second in 12th grade science and third in current events. He was also a member of the first ranked extemporaneous speaking team and the second place social studies team. 

The top-ranked extemporaneous speaking team also consisted of Courtney Jamison, Kendall Scudder and Whitney Hu, while Sam Dolan, Travis Longino and Lane McClung finished out the second ranked social studies team. Jamison also took first place individually in persuasive speaking, while Scudder took second in persuasive speaking, Sam Dolan earned second in social studies and Longino fifth in social studies.

Andrew Watley came away from the Daingerfield meet with third place honors in 12th grade calculator and fourth place in spelling, and was a member of the second place spelling team. Logan McQueen and Jasmin Horne, also members of the second ranked spelling team, earned fifth and sixth, respectively, in that category individually.

Haley Ball earned third place in headline writing and sixth in news writing.

The accounting team of Laura Ream, Rachel Ming and Jessica Black took top teams honors, with Ream taking third individually and Ming fifth individually.

The second place computer science team consisted of Zach Wisniewski, Ty Stephens, Jeffrey Johnson and Colby Adams. Individually, Wisniewski placed third, Stephens fifth and Johnson sixth in computer science.

Other winners included Morgan Lutz, first place in prose; Marci Womack, first place in 10th grade calculator; Olivia Watson, second place poetry; Charlie Ginn, fourth place poetry, Tim Phillips, fourth place in 12th grade science; Robin Gafton, 11th grade science; Kaci Mohon, sixth place in 9th grade number sense; Bonnie Grafton, sixth place in 9th grade mathematics; and Melissa Hayes, sixth place in 11th grade calculator.

Also among the 37 SSHS students competing at the DHS Invitational UIL Academic Meet Saturday  were Morgan Baima, Justin Brown, Cherish Bolton, Jessica Peoples, David Bailey, Levi Moore, Regan Gilmore and Dean Soeder.

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