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Solomon Morgan and Mario Rodriguez

MPHS Electrical Trades Wins Best of Show

Mount Pleasant High School Electrical Trades Students Senior Mario Rodriguez and Junior Solomon Morgan brought home the award for Best of Show for Electrical Construction Wiring Exhibit at the Texas Skills USA conference in Corpus Christi.

“I am so proud of Mario and Solomon for winning Best of Show at State,” said Tim Davis, MPHS Electrical Trades instructor, and SkillsUSA Advisor. “They competed against students from across the state of Texas, including students from Career-Tech magnet schools. To bring home Best of Show is an indication of the quality of students we have in the District.”


UIL State Bound: UIL Director and Coach Regina Crouch, Enrique Martinez, Jose Liera, David Barboza, Pornphiphat Saiboonchan, Sanum Shahid, and Calculator Applications Coach Andy Speir.

MPHS Calculator Applications Teams Advance to State

The Mount Pleasant High School Calculator Applications team has advanced to the State UIL Academic Meet in Austin on May 3-5 for the second year in a row. The team are Juniors David Barboza, Jose Liera, and Pornphiphat Saiboonchan and Senior Sanum Shahid are Regional Champions and earned the right to compete at State.

“Of the four students on the team, three have experience at the State UIL Meet,” said Dr. Judi Saxton, MPISD’s Director of Communications. “Sanum advanced to State last year as a member of the Calculator Applications team which took 1st at the 2017 State Meet. David and Jose both advanced to State in 2016 and 2017 as members of the Math team that took second place in state last year.”

Individually, Jose Liera placed 2nd in Math, and Enrique Martinez (Senior) placed 1st in Current Events. Both are advancing to State as well. Jose Liera placed 3rd individually in calculator applications.
At the Regional Meet, the Math team of Jose Liera, Pornphiphat Saiboonchan, David Barboza, and Nathon Segovia (Senior) placed 2nd as a team but did not get the wildcard so did not advance to state as a team. Only the 1st place team and the team with the second highest score (wildcard team) advance to the State Meet.

Also at the Regional Meet, Maritza Zambrano (Junior) placed 5th in Informative Speaking, and Rocio Hernandez (Junior) placed 6th in Spelling.

“We are excited that the Calculation Applications Team, Jose in Math and Enrique in Current Events are advancing to state,” Saxton said “The ultimate goal for any student participating in UIL is to compete at the State level. These five students reached that goal. We are proud of them and congratulation them on this achievement.”

Andrea Beles and Tatum Dungan

MPHS HOSA Students Win Awards

Mount Pleasant High School Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) attended the Texas State Leadership Conference on April 12. Awarded the Theo Justice Memorial Scholarship was Tatum Dungan, and Andrea Beles qualified for International Leadership Conference in Health Care Issues. Andrea will be competing at Internationals in Dallas in June. Congratulations!


Culinary State: Matthew Braudaway, Michael Cortez, Tyrese Milton,

FCCLA: Samanta Garcia, Alicia Bello, Lizbeth Mejia

MPHS Students Place at State FCCLA Contest

Mount Pleasant High School Culinary Arts Students Senior Michael Cortez, Junior Tyrese Milton, and Sophomore Matthew Braudaway competed in Culinary Arts at the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America State Competition and placed fourth. They prepared Braised Chicken, Rice Pilaf and Mixed Vegetable Quesadillas from scratch along with a decadent Chocolate Mousse for dessert. The judges said their skills shined in knife cutting, preparation, and plating.

Freshmen Alicia Bello, Samanta Garcia, and Lizbeth Mejia competed in Junior Division (Freshmen) of the Life Event Planning and received recognition for their efforts in planning a baby shower. For their project, they designed and organized a baby shower, coming up with a theme and invitations and staying within a budget.
“We are so very proud of all of these students,” said FCCLA sponsor Aimee Sweeden. “They represented Mount Pleasant FCCLA well!”

Other FCCLA sponsors are Chef Jamie Hudman and Margaret Bradley.