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MPISD – News

MPHS NHS officers and returning seniors

MPHS NHS new inductees

Contact: Kelly Cowan

MPHS holds National Honor Society induction ceremony

A special ceremony on February 1 inducted sixteen seniors and fifty-eight juniors into the Mount Pleasant High School chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS), rescheduled from November 30. The seventy-four new members join the thirty-three returning senior members of the chapter.

To be inducted into NHS, a student must have earned a weighted cumulative GPA of 5.10 and must meet individual service and character standards, exemplified in behavior and personal conduct both on and off-campus. The NHS inducts students who meet the criteria in their junior or senior year during the fall semester.

Officers of the MPHS Chapter are President Reid Pinckard, Vice President Taryn Thurman, Secretary Isabella Greco, Treasurer Faith Logan, Parliamentarian Nicholas Segovia, and Historian Patricia Roque.

The 2020-2021 new members are:

Senior Inductees: Jocelyn Cuellar, Azucena Esparza, Azalia Guzman, Anna Harris, Nataly Morales, Valeria Moreno, Leslie Olvera, Lesley Ortiz, Daniela Robles, Alex Rogers, Miguel Segura, Jennifer Soto, Mirka Soto, Eliyah Tagg, Karen Trejo, and Carson Zachry.

Junior Inductees: Odalys Adame, Delaila Aleman, Aachal Amin, Rossy Banegas, Nevaeh Bardwell, Hugo Bernardi, Lainy Blackstone, Samuel Brown, Emma Burrows, George Burrows, Michelle Calderon, Nic Chappell, Parker Colley, Connelly Cowan, Carlie Cunningham, Jacob Elliott, Joshua Espinoza, Ruby Ferretiz, Jenny Flores, Karigan Fox, Jackelin Gomez, Mariana Gonzalez, Grelyn Goolsby, Hannah Harvill, Mary Kait Herren, Taylor Hubbs, Mackenzie Lide, Elizabeth Lockett, Emyly Lopez, Daisy Lozano, Pablo Mata, Leslie Mayo, Miller McCrumby, Jordan Neal, Katherine Ochoa, Jose Olvera, Jessie Parchman, Juliana Perez, Neida Perez, Layne Pinckard, Abril Ramirez, Daniel Robles, Rachel Rodriguez, Guillermo Sanchez, Johnathan Sandate, Sherlyn Sandoval, Brady Sisk, Sam Sloan, Erica Soc, Jackson Stone, Jonathan Tepetate, Keller Thompson, Esteban Trejo, Matthew Tucker, Micah Tucker, Anahi Valente, Alexander Van Rijn, and Anna Claire Wall.

Returning Senior members of the MPHS NHS Chapter are Madison Adams, Megan Adams, Jalissa Alvarez, Ashleigh Amerson, Osbaldo Benitez, Lily Burrows, Alexis Caddell, Victor Diaz, Maiko Estrada, Gaven Fife, Bryan Flores, Christian Flores, Isabella Greco, Faith Hampton, BreAsia Hargrave, Kylie Hedge, Peyton Hein, Jashari Inostros, Nia Jackson, Zaushalynn Lee, Faith Logan, Reid Pinckard, Sashi Poudel, McKala Price, Alejandra Ramirez, Patricia Roque, Jakayla Sanders, Nicholas Segovia, Ryan Sharp, Taryn Thurman, Tyler Welborn, Jaycee Woods, and De’Asia Woodson.

Members of the MPHS National Honor Society Faculty Council are LeAnne Blalock, Todd Burns, Gina Crouch, Ana Deciga, Jamie Doan, Ann Jenkins, Lindy Merriman, Maryna Otero, and Larry Russell. The MPHS National Honor Society Advisor is David Clark.


Contact: Kelly Cowan

Mount Pleasant High School Tiger Dolls compete in Mansfield.

The Mount Pleasant High School Tiger Dolls attended the Showtime International DFW Championship at Mansfield Legacy High School on Saturday, January 30. The Dolls would bring home 27 awards, including Best Overall Team, Best Overall Officer squad, and Best Overall solo at the entire competition.

The Tiger Doll team earned 13 awards in total: Sweepstakes, Judges Awards in Pom, Military and Hip Hop, Best in Large Team category in Pom, Military and Hip Hop, Applause Award for precision in Military, Supreme awards for Pom, Military, and Hip Hop (1st place in their category), Grand Champion Team (1st place overall in their division), and Best of the Best Team (top-scoring team in the whole competition).

The Officer squad of Captain Lily Burrows, 1st Lieutenant Madyson Arzate, Sr. Lieutenant Ashleigh Amerson, Jr. Lieutenant Nevaeh Bardwell, Jr. Lieutenant Grelyn Goolsby, and Jr. Lieutenant Mary Kait Heeren also brought home 13 awards: Sweepstakes, Judges Awards in Lyrical, Jazz, and Hip Hop, Best in Large Team category in Lyrical, Jazz and Hip Hop, Applause Award for creativity and originality in Jazz, Supreme awards for Lyrical, Jazz, and Hip Hop (1st place in their category), Grand Champion Officers (1st place overall in their division), and Best of the Best Officers (top-scoring officer squad in the whole competition).

First Lieutenant, Madyson Arzate, was named solo champion in the High School division and went on to be named Solo Grand Champion for having the highest-scoring solo in the entire competition, earning her a $100 college scholarship.

“I cannot even begin to explain how proud I am of this team,” said Tiger Doll Director Jaton Broach. “It has been a crazy year–online auditions canceled performances and events, and finding new ways to do what we love. However, these ladies have kept their chins held high and continue to move forward each and every day. They come to practice with positive attitudes and ready to work and make each routine better than it was the day before. One of the judges from this weekend was a friend of former Tiger Doll director Cindy VanMeter and would come in and work with the Tiger Dolls years ago. She commented that she watched the Tiger Dolls with a joyful heart and sees how well the Tiger Doll legacy continues; what an honor for the team to hear this praise and to know that what they do matters and that they are a part of something so special. This was a great start to our competition season, and I can’t wait to see what all the Dolls accomplish this year!”