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MPISD – News

Contact: Kelly Cowan

MPISD Education Foundation Adult Spelling Bee

The Mount Pleasant ISD School Foundation held its third Adult Spelling Bee fundraiser on Saturday, Nov 6, at the Mount Pleasant Civic Center. Creative Catering and the Mount Pleasant High School Culinary Arts class with culinary arts students serving the guests catered the event. 

Dr. Clint Davis, the pastor of First Baptist Church, served as the Pronouncer for the evening, with Caity Bowen and Deanna Warren acting as judges. Each team consisted of three members. At the night’s end, the final two teams remaining were from Diamond C Trailers and the Region 8 Educational Service Center. The Diamond C team failed to correctly spell “parsimoniously,” giving the Region 8 team the chance to win. The Region 8 team correctly spelled both “parsimoniously” and then “disparity” to win the spelling bee, the third win in a row for the Region 8. 

Winning team members included Shannon Harvill, Steven Hammons, and Torri Miller. Additional team participants represented Ester Smith Trademark Mortgage, East Texas Children’s Dentistry, Guaranty Bank and Trust, Corprew Elementary School, E.C. Brice, the Child Development Center, Cypress Bank, and Vera Bank.

Symmetry Sports Construction was the event underwriter. Corporate table sponsors included Allen Scrap Metal, American National Bank, Buford-Thompson Company (BTC), BWA Architects, Cypress Bank, Diamond C Trailers, Dr. Clint and Mrs. Cindy Davis, East Texas Children’s Dentistry, Elliott Auto Group, Ester Smith Trademark Mortgage, FBS-Financial Benefit Services, Guaranty Bank & Trust, Hellas Construction, Homeland Title Company, Johnny and Regina Conroy, KLC Video Security, Laura’s Cheesecake, the MPISD School Board, the Mount Pleasant Rotary Club, Pilgrim Bank, Priefert Manufacturing, the Region 8 ESC, SSC Services for Education, Stephenson Dirt Contracting, Texas Best Real Estate-Amy Hinton, The Pediatric Clinic P.A., Thurman’s Pro-Med Pharmacy, Titus Regional Medical Center, and Vera Bank.

The Mount Pleasant ISD School Foundation has awarded over $400,000 in educator grants over the past six years. For more information about the Foundation, contact the Executive Director, Mariela Crockett, at 903-575-2000. 


The 2021-22 members of the MPJH National Junior Honor Society

MPJH students inducted into the National Junior Honor Society

Fifty-one Mount Pleasant Junior High School students are now members of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) following the official induction ceremony on Monday, Nov 8, in the Mount Pleasant High School auditorium. The new members join the 46 returning eighth-grade members.

The new NJHS officers discussed the qualities of a National Junior Honor Society member in the traditional candle lighting ceremony. The 2021-2022 NJHS officers are President Aaliyah Delarosa, Vice-President Sebastian Cano, Secretary Esmeralda Perez, Treasurer Alessandro Greco, Historian Alondra Santos, Parliamentarian Bruno DeLeon, and Sergeant at Arms Brissia Alvarez. Mount Pleasant High School National Honor Society Historian, Taylor Hubbs, was the guest speaker. She reminded the students that the word “character” has two c’s—the first standing for choice and the second for consequence. She challenged the new inductees and the returning members to always be of good character.

To be a member of the MPJH chapter of the National Junior Honor Society, students had to have a 91 average, demonstrate leadership ability, good character, citizenship, and participate in community service. They also had to be recommended by a teacher on the MPJH campus. 

Students must maintain these standards to remain a member of the National Junior Honor Society.

New members of the Mount Pleasant Junior High School NJHS are Lance Albin, Adriel Bagsic, Dalia Balderas, Sebastian Banda, Carson Bell, Valerie Cassio, Angel Castillo, Alyse Cervantes, Julian Chancellor, Zoei Craig, Drew Cross, Logan Curley, Sofia Estrada, Mayte Flores, Jalynn Forsyth, Ashley Garcia, Nery Garcia, Ciarra Garnes, Raquel Garza, Cohen Gillean, Esther Gonzalez, Monserrat Gonzalez, Pilar Gonzalez, Aylin Hernandez, Issac Hernandez, Marisol Hipolito, Jaylen Jackson, Kenlee Jaggers, Caydon Johnson, Conley Johnson, Daniel Kimbrough, Jennifer Meeks, Allison Mendoza, Melany Morales, Valerie Moss, Alaya Organista, Aurian Peoples, Bowdrie Priefert, Gisel Ramirez, Maribel Ramirez, Eli Robertson, Christian Rojas, Jaden Shelly, Isaiah Shepherd, Mary Beth Snyder, Adan Torres, Angel Vasquez, Valerie Vega, Kelly Ventura, Aiden Veasley, and Maggie Wilson.

Returning members are Brooke Alexander, Brissia Alvarez, Alberto Avila, Lucero Ayala, Jacob Baker, Joshua Bello, Christopher Canada, Sebastian Cano, Brandon Carter, Daniel Castillo, Judson Colley, Valerie Colocho, Carter Cook, Corben Craig, Ariana Cruz, Aaliyah Delarosa, Bruno Deleon, Megan Denson, Ava True Fite, Angel Flores, Juan Gallegos, Audrey Garrett, Jamie Garrett, Alessandro Greco, Austin Gonzalez, Jaliyah Hall, Evelyn Hernandez, Emileigh Hobbs, Blake Humber, Andres Jaimes, Isaac Jetton, Celeste Landin, Ana Lara, Mollie Luck, Edward Moya, Alex Perez, Ezmeralda Perez, Ailin Quinonez, Alondra Ruiz, Alondra Santos, Ashad Smith, Kortland Stovall, Kylee Strickland, Abraham Tolentino, Wendy Valdez, and Bennett Wall.

The MPJH National Junior Honor Society Advisors are Launa McCord and Randee Dyer.

Wallace NEHS: The new members of the Wallace Middle School National Elementary Honor Society. 

Wallace Middle School holds National Elementary Honor Society induction. 

P. E. Wallace Middle School held its National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) induction ceremony on Thursday, Nov 4. Wallace inducted fifty-seven sixth-graders as new members of the Wallace NEHS Chapter.

Before an audience of family members and teachers, the inductees heard an explanation of the four pillars of NEHS: Leadership, Responsibility, Scholarship, and Service. They received their certificates of membership and recited the NEHS pledge. Mount Pleasant High School National Honor Society President, Rossy Banegas, served as the guest speaker. She challenged the students to incorporate the four pillars of NEHS into their daily lives.

The Wallace NEHS chapter recognizes 6th-grade students for their outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated personal responsibility. The organization seeks to provide meaningful service activities for students in both the school and the community and develop essential leadership skills.

To be a member of NEHS at Wallace, a student must have a cumulative average grade of 90%. Also, they judged students on their level of personal responsibility. Once inducted, members are required to maintain the same level of performance in academics and responsibility. They are also required to attend monthly meetings and to participate in other chapter service projects and activities.

New members of the Wallace Middle School Chapter of NEHS are: Alexander Andrade, Stella Arzate, Vanessa Aspeitia, Adrian Ayala, Jayden Baker, Erik Banda, Michelle Bautista, Maria Beltran, Marley Broach, Samuel Carroll (Historian), Homero Castillo De La Torre, Alexa Castaneda, Dylan Cigarroa, Yaretzi Clavel, Emily Crabb, Yair Cruz, Viridiana Dominguez, Jaitaly Duran, Lincoln Dyke, Trisha Easley, George Fite, Isabella Furnish, Fabiola Garcia, Blakely Garrett, Nancy Gil, Bryan Gonzalez, Jose Gonzales, Hailey Guzman, Anderson Hernandez-Martinez, Leslie Hernandez (Secretary), Mario Hernandez, Sydney House, Kennedy Jones, Bradon Lowry, Patricia Manrique, Tenley Marshall, Ivan Martinez, Jesus Mata, Yolette Mata (Vice President), Noah McMinn, Landry McPeters, Andrue Newman (Treasurer), Zachary Newman, Jose Olivares, Yadira Perez, Yaretzi Prado, Daxton Price, Anthony Quinonez, Angela Ramirez Moreno, Kash Rosewell, Joshua Saucedo, Kolter Silman, Erick Torres, Valeria Vera Cortez (President), Joel Villegas, Aaron Waldrep, and Dakota Williams. 

“The Wallace Chapter of the NEHS will be working with Communities in Schools and the National Junior Honor Society to serve our community,” said Wallace NEHS Advisor Dana Armstrong. “Our very first project begins soon. The group will be working with CIS collecting canned and boxed goods for families in need during this upcoming holiday season. The members will also make Christmas cards for the local nursing home and those serving our country. In the spring, we will work with NJHS to collect items for one of the local nursing homes. The officers will continue to work closely with the advisors to determine other ways the chapter can serve our community. Mrs. Davis and I are blessed to lead a wonderful group of students and look forward to watching them grow in serving others.”

Chapter Advisors for the Wallace Middle School NEHS are Dana Armstrong and Tammy Davis.


MPHS Cheerleaders place 3rd in the competition

The Mount Pleasant High School Cheerleaders competed in the NCA North Dallas Regional in Rockwall on Nov 7. In the Game Day Coed Varsity division, the cheerleaders placed first as band chant, outscoring some 6A teams, and received a perfect score in visual appeal in the fight song. Overall, the MPHS cheerleaders finished third in their division.

MPHS cheer will compete again on Nov 14 at the UCA North Texas Regional in Lewisville. Karissa Lopez and Shanta Lockett coach the MPHS Cheerleaders.


2ND Six weeks “A” Honor Roll

Fifth Grade:  Josue Aguilar Banegas, Ella Anderson, Jake Anderson, Zaydee Banda, Titus Byrd, Caleb Carr, Emylee Chappell, Julian Chavez, Malori Chism, Ian Crockett, Daisy Diaz, Luz Estrada Carrillo, Alonso Francisco-Barboza, Luis Garcia Diaz, Luz Gil, Caroline Goates, Aubree Hawkins, Nayeli Hernandez, Julian Herrera, Cullen Hunnicutt, Sage Jordan, Aaron Klump, Cristal Leyva, Alexander Leyva Dorantes, April Lozano, Juliet Luna, Bella Luna Mendoza, Anthony Macareno, Kaley Magallon, Sydney Martin, Anahi Martinez, Emilee Martinez, Ana Martinez Zelaya, Corbin May, Drason McDaniel, Julian Mendoza, Ricardo Moreno, Gissel Navarro, Siya Patel, Jassy Pena Petatan, Adriana Perez, Janely Pina, Isaac Ramirez-Puente, Miller Ray, Heymar Rivera, Aaron Robles, Aaron Salazar, Kaiser Sheppard, Aileen Sorto, Jayanna Townlin-Crow, A’leejiah Washington, Dax Weatherly, Evelyn Yanez, Brian Yepez, Maritza Zermeno, Zoe Zuniga

Sixth Grade:  Alexander Andrade, Vanessa Aspeitia, Jayden Baker, Maria Beltran Regalado, Marley Broach, Makinna Brown, Samuel Carroll, Alexa Castaneda, Homero Castillo DeLaTorre, Yaretzi Clavel, Emily Crabb, Yair Cruz, Trisha Easley, George Fite IV, Isabella Furnish, Blakely Garrett, Jose Gonzalez, Jan Hernandez, Mario Hernandez, Kennedy Jones, Kodi Laster, Tenley Marshall, Aileen Martinez, Ivan Martinez, Noah McMinn, Landry McPeters, Kianna Mickens, Leslie Morones, Yadira Perez Jacobo, Yaretzi Prado, Daxton Price, Angela Ramirez Moreno, Jayden Rios, Uriel Rosales, Riley Rosewell, Orlando Sanchez, Kolter Silman, Tony Telles Ayala, Erick Torres, Valeria Vera Cortez, Aaron Waldrep