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Middle School Fine Arts Students Compete in UIL Contests

Students from Dripping Springs Middle School and Sycamore Springs Middle School recently completed successful spring competition seasons in theatre, dance, band, and choir.

In choir, the SSMS Varsity and Concert Choirs achieved perfect scores in both Concert and in Sight-Reading at the UIL competition. The DSMS Varsity Girls' Choir and the DSMS Non-Varsity Treble Choir also received perfect scores in both Concert and Sight-Reading at UIL. The DSMS Boys' Choir also achieved two perfect scores and received a Sweepstakes in Sight-Reading.

In band, both DSMS and SSMS garnered perfect scores, earning Sweepstakes ratings, which is the highest rating possible.

On March 12, DSMS received first place in district with the one-act play production of "And A Child Shall Lead." DSMS actors received the following awards: Angie Tevis earned the Best Tech Award, Daniel McIver was selected as Best Actor, Ruby Haden was the Most Valuable Performer (MVP), All-Star Cast Awards went to A.J. Bergeron and Harlan Jack, and Owen Racis and Sierra Trbovich earned honorable mention. SSMS earned third place in the same competition with the production "Alice in Wonderland." Amelie Lawrence and Alexis Brasher received All-Star Cast Awards, Camden Packer received honorable mention, and Calvin Green received the MVP Award.

In February, the SSMS dance team garnered Super Sweepstakes honors in their competition. The DSMS dance team competed as a Small Ensemble at the Westwood High School Dance Classic Contest and placed second.