SSHS students bring home  36 medals from UIL meet
Faith Huffman | News-Telegram News Editor

Jan. 17, 2006 — Sulphur Springs High School came away from the Winter Tiger Invitational Academic Meet at Mount Pleasant High School over the weekend with 36 individual medals for first through sixth place finishes.

Overall, SSHS students earned six trophies for first through second place team finishes, had two other teams finish third and had the overall second place math and science team, according to SSHS University Interscholastic League Coordinator Gina Wilder.

First place honors went to Andrew Watley for both spelling and 12th grade calculator applications; Marci Womack, 10th grade calculator applications; Levi Moore, ready writing; and Laura Ream, accounting.

The accounting, calculator and spelling teams each earned first place team honors as well. Second place honors went to the current issues and events, literary criticism and social studies teams.

Individuals earning second place honors included Logan McQueen, spelling; Melissa Hayes, 11th grade calculator applications; Landon McCaig, 11th grade number sense; Andrew Watley, headline writing; and Ty Stephens, ready writing. The math and science team also finished second overall.

Third place honors went to Kayla Morgan, spelling; Justin Brown, 10th grade number sense; Kaci Mohon, 9th grade number sense; Andrew Watley, editorial writing; Landon McCaig, 11th grade science; Tim Phillips, 12th grade science; and Brandi King, literary criticism.

The computer science and number sense teams were also recognized for placing third.

Fourth place went to Brittany Scott, feature writing; Dustin Pundt, 12th grade calculator; Chase Helm, informative speaking; Jessica Black, accounting; and Zachery Wisniewski, computer science.

Fifth place finishers were Tasia Barrett, feature writing; Morgan Lutz, prose; Olivia Watson, poetry; Chase Helm, current issues and events; Michael Wilson, both 12th grade mathematics and computer science; Robby Moore, persuasive speaking; and Travis Longino, social studies.

Students recognized for finishing sixth in their event were Kelly Keys, feature writing; Jessica Peoples, computer applications; Charlie Ginn, poetry; Jerrell Allen, spelling; Regan Gilmore, 9th grade mathematics; and Cooper Welch, literary criticism.

Overall, 45 students attended the Mount Pleasant meet over the weekend and came back with 42 awards, as well as two 3rd place team recognitions and a second overall team designation.

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