SSHS teams score high at contests
By FAITH HUFFMAN | News-Telegram News Editor
Feb. 8 2007 - Sulphur Springs High School choir and UIL math and science teams scored well at contests over the weekend.
Sixteen members of the choir did well enough to advance to the State Solo & Ensemble contest in the spring, while five members of the Wildcat Math & Science Team came home from the University Interscholastic League meet at Tyler Lee with multiple individual wins in their grade level competitions.
The choir qualified to compete in the state contest following their performance at the Sole & Ensemble Contest at Paris Junior College on Feb. 2.
Included among the state qualifiers are Katelyn Cody, Brittney Woolley, Weston Teer, Nellie Aguilar, Megan Stewart, Eboni Rape, Kaley Kilam, Allie Vazquez, Kelsey Brown, Britney Silva, Talea Reynolds, Leah Davis, Randi Ruthart, Keely Chester, Jessica Sparks and James Wheeler.
Overall, the Wildcat Math & Science team tallied 13 awards in Tyler, including four for first place, three for second, two for third, one for fourth, two for fifth and one award for sixth place.
Wildcat team member Landon McCaig came home with recognition in four events. McCaig took the top ranking in both 12th grade number sense and mathematics, and placed third in both 12th grade calculator and science categories.
Nathan Gonzalez took home three awards for his individual feats at the Tyler Lee UIL contest this weekend. Gonzalez earned top honors in 9th grade calculator, second in 9th grade science and fifth in number sense.
Eleventh graders Sam McLeroy and James Wheeler were recognized in two categories, as was 10th grader Meentra Morokatwitchitkarn. Wheeler earned first place and McLeroy in second in 11th grade science, and McLeroy fourth and Wheeler fifth in 11th grade number sense. Morokatwitchitkarn earned second in 10th grade numbers sense and sixth in 10th grade mathematics.