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Mount Pleasant High School Furr-Ever Friends
The Mount Pleasant High School chapter of Furr-Ever Friends held an adoption event on Saturday, October 17, in the Lowe’s parking lot. The event was a joint effort between Furr Ever Friends and Furr Ever Pets Rescue, a no-kill animal rescue organization based in Longview, specializing in small dogs. Student volunteers walked and cleaned up after the dogs and were instrumental in adopting five dogs that day.
Furr-Ever Friends’ purpose is to educate students on the care and parenting of pets, how to approach dogs, and correct unwanted behaviors. Activities for the year include guest lectures from local veterinarians, collecting items needed for the care of foster pups, and organizing adoption events.
Sadonna Parker and assisted by Kaye Serafin, both MPHS employees, sponsor MPHS Fur-Ever Friends.
Mount Pleasant High School Tiger Dolls compete in Virtual Halftime Showcase.
The Mount Pleasant High School Tiger Dolls competed in the first American Dance/Drill Team Virtual Halftime Showcase on October 21. Teams could submit a video of themselves performing one field routine, and the Dolls chose to submit their “Elton John” field pom, performed at the home game football game on September 25. Over 120 teams entered the competition.
The Dolls received a Division I rating for receiving a score of 90 or above from all three judges. They were also chosen for an outstanding getpoms.com Best Pom award, given to only twelve teams out of over 40 pom routines entered.
“The Tiger Dolls were excited to kick off our competition season early this year with the virtual halftime showcase,” said MPHS Tiger Doll Director Jaton Broach. “With so many changes happening over the last few months, it was nice having our first halftime performance not only to entertain our Tiger fans but to also be rewarded and receive feedback from judges on the performance. The Dolls work so hard all year long, and I am extremely proud of them for working together as a team and achieving success.”
The Tiger Dolls will perform at all varsity home football games this fall and travel to as many away games as COVID restrictions.
(L-R) Isabella Greco and MP Speech and Debate coach, Cody Morris
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MPHS senior earns Academic All-American award
Mount Pleasant High School senior Isabella Greco has earned the National Speech and Debate Association’s Academic All-American award. Of the more than 141,000 student members of the Association, fewer than 1,000 students earn the Academic All-American Award every year. To date, only eight team members from MPHS have earned this prestigious honor.
The Academic All-American award recognizes students who have completed at least five semesters of high school, earned the degree of Superior Distinction in the National Speech and Debate Association Honor Society (a total of 750 or more merit points). They also have at least a 3.7 GPA and have demonstrated outstanding character and leadership.
“Isabella has worked very hard to earn this achievement,” said MPHS Speech and Debate Coach Cody Morris. “She has been a highly competitive debater and is also extremely successful in the classroom. It is a great accomplishment, something that should go on her resume for the rest of her life. I am extremely proud of her.”
Greco is a four-year member of MP Speech and Debate and competes in Congressional Debate and Extemporaneous Speaking. She is the daughter of Dr. Anthony and Ana Greco.