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Group Left to right – Jacob Elliott, Hunter Rasor, Hudson Dyke, Jackson Stone, Connor Brison

Individual Girl – Grelyn Goolsby

MPHS Boys JV Golf Team Takes Second Place at MPCC

The Mount Pleasant High School JV Boys and Varsity Girls Golf Teams played at the Mt Pleasant Country Club on Monday, November 5th. The JV Boys team finished 2nd with freshman, Jackson Stone, placing 1st individually. Stone shot an 83, followed by Connor Brison with 105, Hudson Dyke with 111, Hunter Razor with 115, and Jacob Elliott with 120.
In Varsity Girls, Grelyn Goolsby also finished 1st individually shooting an 87.


Pictured: members of the MPHS UIL Academic team

MPHS UIL Places Second at Lindale Invitational

The Mount Pleasant High School UIL Academic team was back in action on Saturday, November 3 at the Lindale Invitational held on the Lindale High School campus. Overall, the team took second place at the tournament.

The Speech and Debate team took 1st place as a team. Reid Pinckard placed 5th in LD Debate. Audrey Courreges took 6th place in Persuasive Extemporaneous Speaking. In Informative Extemporaneous Speaking, Ryan Sharp placed 4th. In Poetry Interpretation, Jaquacy Minter took 1st Place. In Dramatic Interpretation, Jaquacy Minter placed 1st, Aslin Barrientos placed 3rd, and Jonathan Godbolt placed 4th. In Humorous Interpretation, Ryan Sharp placed 1st, Skylee Ford placed 5th, and Jaquacy Minter took 6th. In Program of Oral Interpretation, Jaquacy Minter was 2nd, Ryan Sharp was 3rd, Skylee Ford was 4th, Aslin Barrientos was 5th, and Jonathan Godbolt was 6th.

The Spelling team took 1st place as a team. Individually, Rocio Hernandez placed 1st, and Anna Harris placed 5th.

The Social Studies team placed 3rd as a team. Individually, Erica Salazar placed 6th.

In Math, Jose Liera placed 3rd in Calculator Applications and 4th in Mathematics. In Journalism, Rebecca Yox placed 4th in Editorials while Megan Adams placed 4th in Copy Editing.


Pictured: Cheyenne Clark with MPHS FFA Advisor Susie Hearron

MPHS FFA Student Advances to Area Contest

Mount Pleasant High School senior FFA member, Cheyenne Clark, placed 1st in Job Interview at the District FFA Leadership Development Contest on November 6th at North Hopkins High School. She has advanced to the Area FFA LDE Contest on November 14 in Marshall.

The purpose of the FFA Job Interview Event is for FFA members to develop, practice, and demonstrate skills needed while seeking employment in the Agricultural Industry. Each part of the contest simulates real-world activities that will be used by real-world employers. Students had to fill out a job application, prepare a cover letter and resume, participate in a personal interview and a telephone interview, and write a follow-up letter during the contest.


Pictured: The MPJHS All-Region Band members.

MPJHS Band Students Make All-Region Band

Forty-one Mt. Pleasant Junior High School band students have qualified for the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Region IV Middle School All-Region Band, a school record. Twenty-six students qualified for the Symphonic Band and fifteen qualified for the Concert Band.

Ten students earned 1st chair, essentially 1st place in their category. Eight of those earned 1st chair in the Symphonic Band: Karli Hill on Flute, Shpat Zeqaj on Oboe, Manoa Bagsic on Bb Clarinet, Kayla Jackson on Bass Clarinet, Hannah Bowles on Contr-Bass Clarinet, Ezequiel Castaneda on Alto Saxophone, Clinton Debord on Trumpet, and David Macareno on Trombone.  Javier Vazquez earned 1st chair on Baritone Saxophone, and Luis Garcia won 1st chair on Trombone in the Concert Band.

This is the most significant number of students to earn 1st chairs in the history of the MPJH Band program. MPJHS also earned more 1st chairs than all the participating schools.

“I am so proud of all the MPJH students who auditioned for the All-Region bands,” said MPJHS Band Director Karen Luckett.  “We took 61 students to Pine Tree JH School for the auditions. Out of 61 students, 41 of them earned chairs in the All-Region bands! All of these students put in an extensive amount of time and effort to prepare for these auditions. We have been preparing for them since the second day of school. I am so ecstatic that so many of them auditioned. I congratulate all of these students whether they made the All-Region bands or not.”

Students who qualified for the All-Region Bands include:

Flute Symphonic Band:  Karli Hill, 1st chair; Madison Thompson, 6th chair; Gracie McClendon, 9th chair

Flute Concert Band:  Lourdes Tovar, 5th chair; Bianca Quistian, 12th chair

Oboe Symphonic Band:  Shpat Zeqaj, 1st chair

Bb Clarinet Symphonic Band:  Manoa Bagsic, 1st chair; Andrew Perez, 6th chair; Juanita Gutierrez, 7th chair; Jose Fuentes, 11th chair; Viridiana Portillo, 13th chair

Bb Clarinet Concert Band:  Kaitlyn Reese, 7th chair; Derek Arrington, 8th chair; Jacqueline Reyes, 9th chair

Bass Clarinet Symphonic Band:  Kayla Jackson, 1st chair; Angel Nava, 2nd chair

Contra-Bass Clarinet Symphonic Band:  Hannah Bowles, 1st chair

Alto Saxophone Symphonic Band:  Ezequiel Castaneda, 1st chair; Brian Ayala, 2nd chair

Alto Saxophone Concert Band:  Maria Sauceda, 6th chair

Baritone Saxophone Concert Band:  Javier Vazquez, 1st chair

Trumpet Symphonic Band:  Clinton Debord, 1st chair; Madison Carpenter, 3rd chair; Orion Senence, 4th chair; Dana Memije, 6th chair; Nayeli Palacios, 10th chair

French Horn Symphonic Band:  Cesar Gonzalez, 2nd chair; DeAndre Galloway, 6th chair

French Horn Concert Band:  Marcela Mata, 2nd chair; Fernando Robles, 4th chair

Trombone Symphonic Band:  David Macareno, 1st chair

Trombone Concert Band:  Luis Garcia, 1st chair; Yadeline Perez, 3rd chair; Oscar Castellanos, 8th chair; Eli Rider, 9th chair

Baritone Symphonic Band:  Sebastian Campos, 2nd chair; Daniel Garcia, 4th chair

Baritone Concert Band:  Victor Olvera, 4th chair

Tuba Symphonic Band:  Edgar Arias, 2nd chair; Juan Serna, 3rd chair

Percussion Concert Band:  Hector Rocha, 7th chair.

The 41 Mt. Pleasant Junior High All-Region Bands members, along with those who made the High School Jazz and Freshman Bands will perform in the TMEA Region IV Middle School/Freshman/Jazz Clinic & Concert on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Paris Junior High School in Paris.


Mt. Pleasant High School
Second Six Weeks
All “A” Honor Roll

9th Grade
Odalys Adame, Aachal Amin, Nevaeh Bardwell, Giselle Barrientos, Lainy Blackstone, Henry Chappell III, Parker Colley, Connelly Cowan, Carlie Cunningham, Hannah Harvill, Mary Heeren, Taylor Hubbs, Mackenzie Lide, Abril Ramirez, Joselyn Reyes, Monserrat Rivero Sanchez, Briseida Solis, Keller Thompson, Kurion Walker

10th Grade
Ashleigh Amerson, Lesly Atrisco, Lily Burrows, Jada Douglas, Xenia Esparza, Maiko Estrada, Isabella Greco, Bre’Asia Hargrave, Kylie Hedge, Naydelin Martinez, Matthew McGee, Reid Pinckard, Sashi Poudel, Alejandra Ramirez, Alma Rodriguez, Jose Rodriguez, Patricia Roque, Ryan Sharp, Taryn Thurman, Carson Zachry

11th Grade
Aaliya Avellaneda, Ashley Benyshek, Hailey Benyshek, Shelby Courreges, Jesenia De La Cruz, Deyanira Delgado, Antarrius Howard, Natalie Howard, Colby Hunnicutt, Jessly Martinez, Abigail Mason, Felicity Miller, Samuel Pearson, Israel Perez, John Rodriguez, Caroline Rose, Brooke Vaughn, Emily Walden, Grace Whitten

12th Grade
Daniela Alcibar, Armando Almendarez, Averie Ayers, David Barboza, Mallory Campbell, Britt Carter, Makenzie Cota, Audrey Courreges, Garret Craft, Harper Davis, Jordan Dickerson, Taylor Dillard, Savannah Finigan, Paula Flores, Hannah Gage, Cessia Gonzalez, Tania Hernandez, Annie Le, Jose Liera, Katherine Lopez, Linda Martinez, Alexis Mata, Frank Pina, Samip Poudel, Maritza Quinones, Martina Ramirez, Ezequiel Salazar, Alexus Sampson, Johnathan Segari, Ja’Terrian Sheppard, Tobyus Thompson, Rebecca Yox


Mt. Pleasant Junior High School
Second Six Weeks
All “A” Honor Roll

8th grade
Manoa Bagsic, Vanessa Bayna, Clayton Brison, Wendy Carrillo, Christopher Escobar, Luis Fuentes Jr., Litzy Gonzalez, Rylan Hubbs, Camdon Johnson, Jesus Mora, Freddy Ortiz, Daniela Palomo, Daniela Perez, Valentin Perez, Dulce Rivera, Leo Sambueso, Amy Vazquez

7th grade
Joselin Almazan, Addison Amerson, Hannah Anderson, Mea Banda, Jason Barrietos, Dylan Bennett, Oscar Castellanos, Briana Chavez, Kaylee Connally, Ella Cross, Brianne Davis, Clinton Debord, Noemy Dorantes, Drew Dyke, Kennady Ebarb, Analee Escalante, Jarely Esguerra, Ayron Fluellen, John Freeman, Jose Fuentes, Samantha Galicia, Ana Garrett, Seth Gil, Briana Gonzales, Sophie Greco, Angelina Hernandez, Stephanie Hernandez, Rocio Herrera, Caelyn Hills, Krystalyn Holt, Essence Hurndon, Jillian Jetton, Raeleigh Jones, Thomas Jones, Cheyenne King, Erik Liera, Mia Loving, Mason Majors, Jocelyn Marroquin, Jenna Mars, Nathaniel Martinez, Rebecca Martinez, Cesar Martinez Rosales, Braiden Merryman, Amariya Miller, Evelyn Monreal, Christopher Moreno, Annie Munoz, James Muskrat, Thomas Nguyen, Jake Noble, Genesis Organista, Mckinsee Oviedo, Andrew Perez, Estven Perez, Cecilia Phan, Andrianna Price, Said Ramirez, Kiara Rundles, Miguel Salinas Jr., Orion Senence, Allie Sloan, Lolita Solis, Makayla Spigner, Sonia Sustaita, Diana Vargas, Alicia Velasquez Molina, Harrison Wall, Jordan West, Zoe Zittel