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MPISD – News

2021-2022 MPHS competition cheer team at the Fort Worth Convention Center

MPHS Cheer performs in prelims

Contact: Kelly Cowan

MPHS Cheerleaders compete in UIL Spirit State Championships

The Mount Pleasant High School Cheerleaders competed in the UIL Spirit State Championships held on January 13 at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Competing in the Coed division for the first time in school history, MPHS Cheer finished in 13th place in the entire state of Texas.

Competing for Tiger Cheer were seniors Nevaeh Bardwell, Nic Chappell, Karigan Fox, Elizabeth Lockett, Jordan Neal, Katie Ochoa, Juliana Perez, Keller Thompson, Alex VanRijn, Anna Claire Wall, and Filippo Zunino; juniors Jillian Adair, Morgan Brooks, and Emily Shelton; sophomores Hannah Anderson Caroline Currey, Drew Dyke, Kennady Ebarb, Alexa Gamble, Abigail Gutierrez, Landon Pinckard, Allie Sloan, and Harrison Wall; and freshmen Kate Ball, Madison Hargrove, and Kit Thompson.

MPHS cheer will compete again on January 22 at the NCA High School Nationals in Dallas. Then, it will wrap up their competition season in February at the UCA High School Nationals in Orlando, Florida. Karissa Lopez and Shanta Lockett coach the MPHS Cheerleaders.

FFA Fortenberry and Escalante
Christo Escalante and Lakyn Fortenberry, 1st place winners of the talent contest

FFA Ethan Easley: MPHS junior Ethan Easley elected to a 2022-2023 Area Office

FFA Ellis: MPHS junior Lincoln Ellis delivers his speech to the delegates. Ellis elected Paris District Secretary for 2022-2023

MPHS FFA attends Paris District Convention

Thirty-two members of the Mount Pleasant FFA attended the Paris District FFA Convention in Mount Vernon on January 13. Members listened to speeches, voted on the 2022-2023 District and Area Officer candidates, and were audience members for performances from several FFA talent teams.

Mount Pleasant High School junior Lincoln Ellis represented MPHS FFA as a district officer candidate, delivering inspiration and taking chances. As a result, they elected him to serve as the 2022-2023 Paris District FFA Secretary.

Mount Pleasant High School junior Ethan Easley represented Mount Pleasant FFA as an area officer candidate delivering a speech with a Hokie Pokie theme about being involved in FFA. As a result, they elected him to serve as one of two Area officers for the 2022-2023 year. Easley will deliver another speech to the Area VI FFA voting delegation in February to determine the exact officer position he will hold.

MPHS sophomore Lakyn Fortenberry and freshman Christo Escalante competed in the Paris District FFA Talent Contest. They were awarded 1st place talent team for performing the songs “Neon Moon” by Brooks and Dunn and “You Look So Good In Love” by George Strait. Fortenberry and Escalante will travel to the Area VI FFA Convention in February to perform for a chance to advance to the state-level talent contest.