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SSHS UIL Update: One Act Play Advances to Area and Academic Teams Compete Well at District 16 UIL Meet

SSHS UIL Update: One Act Play Advances to Area and Academic Teams Compete Well at District 16 UIL Meet
  • PublishedMarch 26, 2018

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From UIL Coordinator Gerald Grafton:

March 26, 2018

Last week was a big week for our UIL program with Bi-District One Act and District UIL Academic Competitions. Here are some results for those competitions


Bi-District One Act Play

Congratulations to the cast of “Violet Sharp” for an excellent showing on Wednesday, March 21 at Bi-District UIL. The One Act play cast and crew earned the right to compete at Area UIL One Act Play Competition at Flower Mound High School on March 30 with their performance. Superlatives were earned by Lucia Yanez (All Star Crew), Briana Isham (All Star Cast), Sarah Harper and Jaci Reed (Honorable Mention All Star Cast). Well done, One-Act Play!!


Cast and crew for Violet Sharp include Brianna Isham, Sarah Harper, Jaci Reed, Sami Harmon, Chase Berry, Hagen Hunt, Dusty Merrell, Lainee Ashford, Rachel Bramlett, Nathan Braddy, Joseph Baxley, Annmarie Gunn, Reagan Kesting, Lucia Yanez, Leif Thomas, Tre Ransom, Cody Queen, Kennedy Dicus, Hannah Shultz, and Rorie Young. Directors for the play are Lesha Woodard and Desi Pharis.

District 16 UIL Academic Championships

The SSHS Wildcat UIL Academic Team competed at the District 16 UIL meet on March 23rd & 24th and finished 3rd place overall. Congratulations to the following students and teams who won awards in their events and to all those who participated.

Ready Writing Annmarie Gunn 1st Place*
(Gail Herman – Coach)    
Computer Science Brayden Fisher (224) 1st Place*
(Matt Wilder – Coach) Josh Rissman (184) 2nd Place*
  Kevin Orozco (172) 3rd Place*
  Dakota Soles (168) 4th Place
  Computer Science Team – (Brayden Fisher, Josh Rissman, Dakota Soles, Kevin Orozco,) 1st Place Team*
LD Debate Noah Hammons 3rd Place*
(Kayla Weir – Coach)    
Spelling and Vocabulary Chase Charlton 1st Place*
(Gail Herman – Coach) Sarah Harper 2nd Place*
  Natalie Cruz 3rd Place*
  Giselle Garcia 6th Place
  Spelling and Vocabulary Team (Charlton, Harper, Cruz, Garcia) 1st Place Team*
Prose Interpretation Rachel Bramlett 1st Place*
(Lesha Woodard – Coach) Sarah Harper 4th Place
  Dusty Merrell 6th Place
Poetry Interpretation Jaci Reed 3rd Place*
(Lesha Woodard – Coach)    
Feature Writing Angela Brown 4th Place
(Brandon Nelson – Coach)    
Editorial Writing Natalie Cruz 1st Place*
(Brandon Nelson – Coach) Angela Brown 3rd Place*
Headline Writing Angela Brown 5th Place
(Brandon Nelson – Coach)    
Social Studies Brandon Hodges 3rd Place*
(Madison Millsap – Coach)    
Literary Criticism Carissa Carter 1st Place*
  Celeste Leeds-Laliberte 3rd Place*
  Lainey Whittle 4th Place
  Natalie Cruz 5th Place
  Literary Criticism Team – (Carter, Leeds-Laliberte, Whittle, Cruz) 1st Place Team*

Other Notables:

Number Sense

(Gerald Grafton – Coach)

Number Sense Team (Andrew Westlund, Kendall Little, Bracken Sant) 3rd Place Team

(Steven Allemang, Kaytlin Black, Amanda Clark – Coaches)

Matthew Harper Top Freshman
Social Studies

(Madison Millsap – Coach)

Social Studies Team (Brandon Hodge, Leif Thomas, Felipe Alba, James Draper) 3rd Place Team

*Regional Qualifiers

The following students will be competing at the Region II UIL Championships on April 13 – 14 at Prosper High School:

Annmarie Gunn, Brayden Fisher, Josh Rissman, Kevin Orozco, Dakota Soles, Noah Hammons, Chase Charlton, Sarah Harper, Natalie Cruz, Gisselle Garcia, Rachel Bramlett, Jaci Reed, Angela Brown, Brandon Hodges, Celeste Leeds-Laliberte,  Carissa Carter and Lainey Whittle.



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