SSHS senior takes top honors at UIL meet

From Staff Reports

March 4, 2008 - Sulphur Springs' math and science University Interscholastic League academic teams this past weekend came home from North Lamar with recognition in five categories.

Four students -- seniors James Wheeler and Chesley Tiegiser, junior Kaci Mohon and sophomore Natanael Gonzalez -- were standouts among the Wildcat Math and Science team.

Wheeler came home from the North Lamar Math and Science Meet Saturday with recognition in three categories. He not only garnered a first place ranking in the science contest, but also was lauded as the "top biology" student based on his score at the meet. In addition to science, Wheeler also was recognized for placing fifth in the 12th grade mathematics competition.

Mohon earned recognition for placing fourth in 11th grade number sense and ranking sixth in 11th grade mathematics contests.

In the 10th grade calculator application division, SSHS's Natanael Gonzalez earned second place honors.

SSHS senior Chelsey Tiegiser was also recognized for placing fourth in the 12th grade science competition.

The SSHS Wildcat UIL teams are slated to send students to another meet on Saturday, March 8, and the math an science team also is gearing up for the Texas Math and Science Coaches' Association invitational state meet in San Antonio on Saturday, March 15.

These and other invitationals help prepare the high school's academic competitors for the upcoming district level contests, from which students in top teams or placing first through fifth in their categories can advance to area and regional contests.

The top students at the regional competition advance to the state meet, where they compete against Texas' best in hopes of winning the state title.

From Staff Reports

Sulphur Springs' math and science University Interscholastic League academic teams this past weekend came home from North Lamar with recognition in five categories.

Four students -- seniors James Wheeler and Chelsey Tiegiser, junior Kaci Mohon and sophomore Natanael Gonzalez -- were standouts among the Wildcat Math and Science team.

Wheeler came home from the North Lamar Math and Science Meet Saturday with recognition in three categories. He not only garnered a first place ranking in the science contest, but also was lauded as the "top biology" student based on his score at the meet. In addition to science, Wheeler also was recognized for placing fifth in the 12th grade mathematics competition.

Mohon earned recognition for placing fourth in 11th grade number sense and ranking sixth in 11th grade mathematics contests.

In the 10th grade calculator application division, SSHS's Natanael Gonzalez earned second place honors.

SSHS senior Chelsey Tiegiser was also recognized for placing fourth in the 12th grade science competition.

The SSHS Wildcat UIL teams are slated to send students to another meet on Saturday, March 8, and the math and science team also is gearing up for the Texas Math and Science Coaches' Association invitational state meet in San Antonio on Saturday, March 15.

These and other invitationals help prepare the high school's academic competitors for the upcoming district level contests, from which students in top teams or placing first through third in their categories can advance to area and regional contests.

The top students at the regional competition advance to the state meet, where they compete against Texas' best in hopes of winning the state title.

Older Archives

Looking for News-Telegram Sports and News Archives for January 2004 - November 2008