Seventh and eighth grade ready writing and calculator students captured top awards for West Orange – Stark Middle School at the University Interscholastic League 3-A District Academic Meet.
            Seventh grader Bryanna Williams and eighth grader Kylie Hughes won first place in their respective calculator competitions.
Courtney Owens won first place in seventh grade ready writing, while Ashton Lemoine earned first place honors in the eighth grade ready writing event.
In other competitions, West Orange – Stark Middle School students placed as follows:
 7th grade: Tracey Leblanc, 4th
8th grade: Mikekory Simon, 4th
Dictionary Skills
6th grade: Mary Orebo, 4th
General Math
6th grade: Rachel Anzaldua, 6th
8th grade: Kylie Hughes, 2nd
Impromptu Speaking
7th grade: Channing Doyle, 4th; Daryl Simon, 6th
8th grade: Georwanna Tolliver, 6th
8th grade: Alayna Jacobs, 6th
Science I
Nathan Wood, 5th; Jeremiah Gant, 6th
8th grade: Sarah Ragsdale, 2nd
Number Sense
8th grade: Kylie Hughes, 2nd
WO-S Middle School UIL sponsors are Brian Noel, ready writing; Brandy Downey, spelling; Byron Lumpkin, poetry and prose; Don Griffin, math; Jennifer Tippett and Jeannie Istre, dictionary skills; Jane Daniel, science; Ruth Hancock, impromptu speaking; and Grady Welborn, maps, charts, and graphs.
Kathy Fuqua is the WO-S Middle School UIL Coordinator.