Immaculate Conception Catholic School wins twelfth academic championship

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Immaculate Conception Catholic School won the North Texas Academic Championship with “Top Knights” garnering the highest individual point totals.  They include from left, Brandy Sorrells, Bret Sorrells, Jillian Josefsberg, Marga Del Mundo, and Will Davey.
Immaculate Conception Catholic School won the North Texas Academic Championship with “Top Knights” garnering the highest individual point totals.  They include from left, Brandy Sorrells, Bret Sorrells, Jillian Josefsberg, Marga Del Mundo, and Will Davey. (Photo provided by Elaine Schad, ICCS principal)

Immaculate Conception Catholic School recently won its 12th North Texas Independent League Academic championship in 13 years during the meet held Nov. 30 at Sacred Heart School in Muenster. ICCS finished first with 564 points; St. Mary's in Gainesville was second with 417 points; Tioga was third with 279 points; Sacred Heart in Muenster placed fourth with 236 points.

The North Texas Independent League began in the North Central Texas area in the early 90s. The league was created to give students in various North Texas schools, which include public, non-public, and homeschool, an opportunity to have registered competitions in academics and athletics. The NTIL offers competitions in volleyball, basketball, track, and academics. ICCS, which opened in 1995, joined the NTIL in 2001.

The NTIL also provides a wonderful opportunity for Immaculate Conception School, Sacred Heart School, and St. Mary's School to interact on an ongoing basis throughout the school year in all of the NTIL activities. It provides many opportunities for fellowship and the development of relationships among the diocesan schools.

ICCS “Top Knights”, who attained high individual point totals at the NTIL Meet, included Jillian Josefsberg and Marga Del Mundo, both with 52 points, and Brandy Sorrells scoring third highest at 34 points. Other high scorers included Bret Sorrels with 30 points and Will Davey with 27 points.

ICCS winners included:
Art Memory 4: Makenna Connors, first; Roya Ghasemi, second; Brooke Moonier, sixth;
Art Memory 5/6: Jillian Josefsberg, first; Brandy Sorrells, second; Lauren Strittmatter, fourth;
Art Memory 7/8: Michael Oviedo, second; , Christina Bridges, third;
Calculator 7/8: August Finger, fourth; Scott Wisker, fifth;
Creative Writing 2: Rachel Fox, first; Mia Lynch, third; Allie McDonald, fifth;
Dictionary Skills 5/6: Katherine Dunlop, first; Bret Sorrells, second;
Dictionary Skills 7/8: Marga Del Mundo, first;
Editorial Writing 7/8: Marga Del Mundo, third; Scott Wisker, sixth;
Listening 5/6: Jillian Josefsberg, first; Will Davey, second; Cierra Stafford, fifth;
Listening 7/8: Ford Feigle, second; Scott Wisker, tie for fifth;
Maps, Graphs, Charts 5/6: Tony Falcinelli, first; Bret Sorrells, second; Brandy Sorrells, third;
Maps, Graphs, Charts 7/8: Nathan Staats, fourth; Daniel McDonald, fifth; 
Mathematics 5/6: Brandy Sorrells, second; Bret Sorrells, fifth; Derik Flores, sixth;
Mathematics 7/8:
Marga Del Mundo, fifth;
Number Sense 7/8:
Nathan Staats, tie for third; Marga Del Mundo, tie for third;
Oral Reading 4:
Roya Ghasemi, third; Abby Worth, fourth;
Ready Writing 5/6:
Jillian Josefsberg, second; Rebecca Stiegelmar, third; Leah LaBarbera, fourth;
Ready Writing 7/8:
Olivia Johnson, second; Science II: Marga Del Mundo, second; 
Social Studies 5/6:
Will Davey, first; Jillian Josefsberg, second; Rebecca Stiegelmar, third;
Spelling 3 /4:
Jamie Ordonez, first; Makenna Connors, third; Dominic Lewis, fifth;
Spelling 5/6:
Derik Flores, second;
Spelling 7/8:
Sierra Wood, third; Jessica Kemna, fourth; Andrea Bridges, fifth;
Storytelling 2:
Allie McDonald,first; Christian Wood, second; Mia Lynch, third;
Storytellingd:
Jessica Josefsberg, first, Grant Green, second.

Immaculate Conception Catholic School recently won its 12th North Texas Independent League Academic championship in 13 years during the meet held Nov. 30 at Sacred Heart School in Muenster.

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