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Sulphur Springs High School Students Excel In State UIL Essay Contests and State Theatrical Design Competition.

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UIL recently announced the winners of the State UIL Essay Contests and State Theatrical Design contest. Sulphur Springs High School students brought home numerous awards including Rachel Bramlett’s Latino History Essay Contest State Championship.

Annmarie Gunn brought home third place in the Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition. SSHS students Nathan Braddy placed 4th and Matthew Harper placed 6th in the same competion.

Sulphur Springs High School UIL Coordinator Gerald Grafton said, “According to the UIL, these contests generated an unprecedented number of entries: over 400 essays. Other SSHS students who submitted entries were Brandon Hodges, Lige Leavens, Zoe Westlund, and Isabelle Thesing. Participating in the Essay Contests provides students with the opportunity to develop research and interview skills, to improve their writing ability, and to learn more about the contributions that African Americans and Latinos have made to the history and culture of Texas.””

AllieGrace Woodard was awarded the 6th place finish in the State UIL Theatrical Design competition (make-up and hair division).

With a record 700 entries and nearly 300 state qualifiers this year, the UIL Theatrical Design contest celebrates the most talented theatre students in Texas. Students in Division II compete against all other 5A and 6A students throughout the state. 

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