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SHERMAN, TX -- One Texoma orchestra made history today.

The Sherman High School Orchestra participated in the UIL competition. They performed two pieces of music, the second piece being one they had never seen before the competition.

After years of participating in UIL, this year for the first time a sweepstakes was awarded to the Sherman High School Orchestra which means they got superior ratings for both portions of the contest. The teens were nothing short of excited.

"We've been fighting for this even before I was around so its like a legacy that's been passed down. It wasn't just oh cool, we won .. there was screaming, crying, and calling people and being like guess what we just did?!" Emily Williams a member of the orchestra explains.

It was the first time for Sherman High School to ever received top ratings in the competition outscoring other schools such as Plano, McKinney, and Allen.

The orchestra director was very proud of their performance.

"It went fantastic. This was the first time that the Sherman High School has received what we call a sweepstakes which is superior ratings for both portions of the contest," explains Melba Avila, Co-Director of the Sherman Orchestra.

The orchestra has one last concert in May to perform in before the end of this school year.