(L to R): MPJH members of the All-Region choir at the All-Region clinic and concert at Gladewater High School on November 6.
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MPJH students selected for All-Region Choir
Ten Mount Pleasant Junior High School choir students have earned places in the Junior High All-Region Choir. To achieve a place in the choir, each singer had to learn three selections and sing parts in a blind audition.
Those selected include eighth-graders Yanita Gordan (soprano), Emi Hobbs (alto), Taitus Chong (tenor), Tony Grant (bass), and seventh graders Lachlan Miles (tenor), Daniel Kimbrough (bass), Axel Mata (bass), Hector Sierra-Rosales (bass), Mike Vargas (bass), and AJ Lytle (bass).
“I couldn’t be prouder of the choir students at MPJH,” said Junior High Choir Director Joshua Miles. “Their hard work, dedication, and efforts at after-school rehearsals have paid off. I can’t wait to see everything else they accomplish this year and the years to come.”
MPHS FFA Public Relations team (L to R): Jacob Townson, Raegan Houchin, Genevieve Rubio, and Lincoln Ellis
MPHS Agricultural Issues team (L to R): Angel Nava, Brazos Brown, Ethan Easley, and Karson Brown
MPHS senior and FFA Area 6 President Sam Brown
MPHS FFA members compete at the area contest
The Mount Pleasant High School FFA Public Relations and Agricultural Issues teams competed at the Area 6 FFA Leadership Development Event (LDE) competition at Texas State Technical College in Marshall on Wednesday, November 17.
Fifty-five schools across the Northeast Texas region competed in fifteen LDE events showcasing speaking and leadership skills. The Public Relations and Agricultural Issues teams previously advanced from the district contest held at Northeast Texas Community College on November 5.
Public Relations team members Jacob Townson, Raegan Houchin, Genevieve Rubio, and Lincoln Ellis placed 12th in the area out of the 36 teams registered. The Public Relations contest requires teams to create and perform a script that promotes the FFA to an assigned audience. This year’s audience was a service organization. Susie Hearron advises the Public Relations team.
Agricultural Issues team members Angel Nava, Brazos Brown, Ethan Easley, and Karson Brown placed 10th in the area out of the 20 teams registered. The Agricultural Issues contest requires teams to create and perform a script over a topic affecting agriculture, presenting their selected issue’s pros and cons. This year’s agricultural topic and presentation were over eminent domain. Leigh Ann Freeman advises the Agricultural Issues team.
Area 6 FFA President and MPHS senior Sam Brown assisted judges and contest officials and announced contest results to the contestants as the judges submitted them.
MPHS FFA will focus on significant livestock shows and FFA Career Development Events (CDEs), including competitive livestock judging and poultry evaluation teams.