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MPISD – News

Contact: Kelly Cowan

MPHS senior signs to play collegiate volleyball

Mount Pleasant High School senior Genesis Roberson signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at Southwestern Christian College. She will be a setter for the Lady Rams while majoring in nursing. Located in Terrell, TX, SwCC participates in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 5 as a Division I program. They are with fellow junior colleges Cisco, Hill, Ranger, Temple, North Central Texas, Vernon, Mountain View, and Dallas College—Richland.

Roberson has been a four-year member of the Lady Tiger volleyball team, a setter, and a right-side hitter. In 2021 she was selected 2nd Team All-District and chosen for the Academic All-District team in 2020 and 2021. She is the daughter of Dexter Roberson and Adrianne Waters.

Members of the MPHS UIL Academic teams

MPHS UIL competes at Pine Tree Invitational

The Mount Pleasant High School UIL Academic team opened its spring season on Friday and Saturday, January 7 and 8, at the Pine Tree High School UIL Invitational in Longview.

The debate opened the competition on Friday night with the following results:

Lincoln Douglas:  

2nd place—Angelina Hernandez


3rd place–Taylor Hubbs and Merlin Cardona

4th place—Connelly Cowan and Anthony Orellana

Top Speaker—Taylor Hubbs

Saturday continued with academic and speech events with the following results:

Spelling (1st place Team):

         1st place—Isabel Gonzales

         2nd place—Sophie Greco

         5th place—Angelina Hernandez

Calculator Applications:

(9th Grade) 3rd place—Tanner Marshall, 5th place—Luke Thurman

(11th Grade) 2nd place—Param Poudel, 4th place—Alan Garrett

(12th Grade) 5th place—Jackelin Gomez

Overall: 4th place—Param Poudel


(9th Grade) 2nd place—Tanner Marshall, 5th place—Luke Thurman

(11th Grade) 2nd place—Perla Guzman, 6th place—Param Poudel

(12th Grade) 6th place—Mary Kait Heeren

Current Events:

         3rd place—Connelly Cowan

Ready Writing:

         4th place—Makayla Spigner

         6th place—Angelina Hernandez

Computer Apps:

         6th place—Jakob Carr

Social Studies:

         3rd place—Luiz Olvera

         4th place—Odalys Adame

Speech (2nd place team)

Informative Extemporaneous Speaking:

         1st place—Connelly Cowan

         2nd place—Taylor Hubbs

Persuasive Extemporaneous Speaking:

         4th place—Anthony Orellana


(12th Grade) 6th place—Esteban Trejo

(11th Grade) 5th place—Natalie Crockett

The MPHS UIL Academic teams will compete again at the Whitehouse Invitational on January 28 and 29 as they prepare for the district meet. Gina Crouch (UIL Coordinator, Spelling and Current Events), Osias Hernandez (Math and Calculator), Gabrielle Robbins (Ready Writing), Tammy Thomas (Computer Science), David Clark (Computer Apps and Accounting), Leanne Blalock (Social Studies), Enrique Martinez (Speech and Debate), John Whitten (Journalism), Larry Russell (Science), Randy Ballard (Number Sense), and Angela Priefert (Literary Criticism), all coach the teams.