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MPISD – News

Wilburn and Phillips | Cota and Bartlett

Denson and White | Miklos and Whittington


MPHS Bass Fishing Team Competes in Tournament

The Mount Pleasant High School Bass Fishing Team competed in the Texas High School Bass Fishing Association Tournament on Lake Wright Patman November 10. Four of the five individual, two-man teams, placed well among the 117 in the tournament. In Texas High School Bass Fishing Association Tournaments, each high school team is in a boat captained by an adult.

Competing in the tournament were Tyler Welborn and Zane Phillips with Captain Jeff Brown (10th place); Blake Denson and Rance White with Captain Alan Denson (15th place); Ethan Cota and Bryce Bartlett with Captain Randy Hinton (26th place); Tyler Miklos and Zeth Whittington with Captain David Whittington (51st place), and Jordan Boyd and Hunter Mayfield with Captain Darrell Boyd.

The team will compete again on December 15 at Lake Palestine.


Pictured: The NJHS officers with the new members of the Mount Pleasant Junior High School National Junior Honor Society.

MPJHS Students Inducted into NJHS

Seventy-six Mount Pleasant Junior High School seventh and eighth-grade students are now members of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). That follows the official induction ceremony Tuesday night, November 13. Thirty-one students became members of the Magna Cum chapter of the NJHS. They join the forty-five returning eighth-grade members.

NJHS President Samantha McClenan and Vice President Kylie Humber welcomed the students and families to the ceremony. Secretary Camdon Johnson described the NJHS Characteristic of Scholarship, explaining that members should pursue learning throughout their lives, that scholarship should not end when one leaves school. Treasurer Reese Ball talked about Service and how members should help at their schools and in their community.

Returning member Alison Majors talked about Leadership and how crucial it is for NJHS members to develop Leadership skills. Returning member Kaitlyn Reese discussed Character and how NJHS members should always act responsibly and set an excellent example for those around them. Finally, returning member Chloe Carter talked about Citizenship, explaining how NJHJS members should demonstrate that they are good citizens of their communities, states, and nation.

To be a member of the MPJHS 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 MPJHS 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 National Junior Honor Society are Hannah Anderson, Trevor Broach, Ella Cross, Melanie DeLaCruz, Drew Dyke, Emma Forgy, John David Freeman, Ana Garrett, Emiliano Graniel, Sophie Greco, Nora Hardwick, Angelina Hernandez, Colton Jaggers, Alexis Mahoney, Jocelyn Marroquin, Marcela Mata, Braiden Merryman, Emilee Miles, Amariya Miller, Brandy Miranda, Christopher Moreno, Luke Muskrat, Thomas Nguyen, Jake Noble, Mckinsee Oviedo, Andrew Perez, Charis Ramirez, Elijah Rider, Lolita Solis, Makayla Spigner, and Alan Zermeno.

Returning members are: Wendy Alarcon, Reese Ball (Treasurer), Paris Beard, Paris Black, Hannah Bowles, Clayton Brison, Morgan Brooks, Wendy Carrillo, Chloe Carter, Ezequiel Castaneda, Gisell Castillo, Payton Chism, Jenna Cook, Norma Delgado, Ethan Easley, Ky Gil, Miranda Gonzalez, Jordyn Hargrave, Sandy Hernandez, Karli Hill, Raegan Houchin, Kylie Humber (Vice President), Jashayla Isom, Nayeli Jaimes, Camdon Johnson (Secretary), Jett Long, William Luck, Alison Majors, Alannah Salazar, Samantha McClenan (President), Gracelyn McClendon, Dana Memije, Matthew Peterson, Viridiana Portillo, Param Poutel, Isabella Redfearn, Kaitlyn Reese, Jackie Rodriguez, Emma Sellers, Camilla Serrano, Eli Smith, Madison Thompson, Amy Vazquez, Javier Vazquez, and Kendall Walker.

The National Junior Honor Society Advisor is Taylor Thorson.

Contact: Kelly Cowan