Home Local News SSHS UIL Academic Team Finishes Second at Pine Tree Winter UIL Invitational Meet. Rhett Reid Competes at UIL State Congress.

SSHS UIL Academic Team Finishes Second at Pine Tree Winter UIL Invitational Meet. Rhett Reid Competes at UIL State Congress.




UIL State Congress

Congratulations to Rhett Reid for an outstanding year in UIL Congressional Debate. Rhett finished 2nd at Region VIII UIL Congressional Debate contest in November and qualified to compete at UIL State meet on January 7 – 9, 2019 at University of Texas in Austin. Rhett did not advance to finals at state but gave 4 excellent speeches and received high marks from his judges. Again, congratulations to Rhett Reid for great work this year. Rhett’s sponsor this year is Mr. Gerald Grafton.


Pine TreeWinter UIL Invitational Meet

The SSHS Wildcat UIL Academic Team traveled to Longview this past weekend,January 11 – 12th and finished 2nd place overall at the Pine Tree Winter UIL Invitational meet. Congratulations to the following students and teams who brought home awards in their events and to all those who participated.


Ready Writing Annemarie Gunn 3rdPlace
(Gail Herman – Coach) Breana Wooten 5th Place
Computer Science Brayden Fisher 1st Place
(Matt Wilder – Coach) Dakota Soles 2nd Place
  Blake Talmage 5th Place
  Computer Science Team – (Fisher, Soles, Talmage) 1st Place Team
Number Sense Nathan Little 5thPlace (10th Grade)
Brayden Fisher 3rd Place (12th Grade)
Current Events Brandon Hodges 3rd Place
(Madison Millsap – Coach) Current Events Team (Hodges, Dakota Soles, James Draper) 1st Place Team
Calculator Carissa Carter 3rd Place (12th Grade)
(Gerald Grafton – Coach) 4th Place (Overall)
Spelling Gisselle Garcia 1st Place (Tie)
(Gail Herman – Coach) Dawson Carpenter 1st Place (Tie)
Mariam Tran 3rd Place
Cameron Beard 4th Place
  Spelling Team – (Garcia, Carpenter, Tran, Beard) 1stPlace Team
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Accounting Felipe Alba 6th Place
(Paula Hass – Coach)
Mathematics Nathan Little 4thPlace (10th Grade)
(Gerald Grafton – Coach)
Science Makayla McGregor 5th Place (10th Grade)
(Steven Allemang – Coach) Nicholas Porter 6th Place (12th Grade)
Literary Criticism Carissa Carter 1st Place
(Gail Herman – Coach) Lainey Whittle 3rd Place
  Andrew Westlund 4th Place
  Mariana Botello 5th Place
  Literary Criticism Team – (Carter, Whittle, Westlund, Botello) 1st Place Team
Social Studies Brandon Hodges 3rd Place
(Madison Millsap – Coach)
News Writing Angela Brown 5th Place
(Brandon Nelson – Coach)
Editorial Writing Angela Brown 6thPlace
(Brandon Nelson – Coach)  
Headline Writing Angela Brown 1st Place
(Brandon Nelson – Coach)






*Bold-faced places count toward overall sweepstakes team score -others are grade level awards.

(230 Total Team Points for the meet)





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