BSHS students shine at academic state meet

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Staff Writer

Two Big Spring High School students competed at the first part of the University Interscholastic League State Meet this past weekend on the campus of the University of Texas. Both students brought home medals.
Britney Tan placed third in ready writing and Alexess Sosa placing fourth in editorial writing.
“This year is unique because the Academic State Meet was divided up into the testing events early and the speech events towards the end of May,” Academic Coordinator Jennifer Adams said. “We had great results in the first half and are working hard to echo these results at the Speech State Meet.”
Happy with her result, junior Tan said, “I’m really excited that I got the bronze in ready writing. I’m glad that I have another year to improve on my finish.”
Tan also competed at the state meet in feature writing. Bronze is the highest place of any Big Spring High School student to date in ready writing.
Senior Sosa finished her UIL academic career as one of the most state decorated Steers.
“While not the result that I was shooting for, I am proud to have medaled at the state meet for a fourth time,” Sosa said. “Lots of people don’t even make the state meet and when they do, not many can say that they medaled every time.”
Sosa has two previous medals in editorial writing as well as an octa-finalist finish at the cross-examination state meet.
Seniors Ashlan Armstrong and Seth Hamby qualified to compete at the speech portion in late May.