Sycamore Springs Middle School hosted the seven-team UIL Academic District Competition March 7 and several DSISD students recorded top finishes.
Combined, students from Dripping Springs Middle School and Sycamore Springs Middle School won nine events, placed second in 11, and finished third in three. In addition, 27 students placed fourth, fifth, or sixth in their categories.
Winning their respective events were the following students: Sophia Brink (SSMS), Sixth-Grade Art 3D Shelby Cluck (DSMS), Sixth-Grade Art Painting Emily Gaines (DSMS), Eighth-Grade Editorial Writing Stephanie Gearing (SSMS), Sixth-Grade Listening Skills and Sixth-Grade Science (tie) Lynnea Mahoney (DSMS), Seventh-Grade Art 3D Haley Hallberg (SSMS), Eighth-Grade Art Painting Jillian Muckelroy (DSMS), Eighth-Grade Art Miscellaneous Gwynna Swor (DSMS), Seventh-Grade Science
Second-place finishes were turned in by: Lydia Bradley (SSMS), Seventh-Grade Modern Oratory Laurel Carley (SSMS), Sixth-Grade Art Miscellaneous Hannah Collins (SSMS), Eighth-Grade Art Painting Katelyn Davis (DSMS), Eighth-Grade Oral Reading Michael Gearing (SSMS), Seventh-Grade Science Grant Gillum (DSMS), Sixth-Grade Modern Oratory Shiloh Satterfield (DSMS), Seventh-Grade Impromptu Speaking Eban Sebastian (SSMS), Seventh-Grade Dictionary Skills and Seventh-Grade Oral Reading Audrey Staker (SSMS), Seventh-Grade Art 3D Hanna Stalvery (DSMS), Sixth-Grade Editorial Writing
Placing third were Caleb Collins (SSMS) in Sixth-Grade Oral Reading, Colter Maebius (DSMS) in Eighth-Grade Art 3D, and Jake Stockton (DSMS) in Sixth-Grade Calculator Applications.
In addition to the two DSISD schools, two middle schools from Eanes ISD and three from Lake Travis participated in the competition, which was won by West Ridge Middle School (EISD). Sycamore Springs MS and Dripping Springs Middle School placed sixth and seventh, respectively. At the middle-school level, the district competition is the final of the year for students.