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MPISD – News

MPHS Calf Scramble participants Jonathan Dalby and Lakyn Fortenberry
Calf Scramble participants get ready
Dalby catches his calf

Contact: Kelly Cowan

MPHS FFA member catches calf at Fort Worth Stock Show Calf Scramble

MPHS FFA sophomore Jonathan Dalby and junior Lakyn Fortenberry competed at the Fort Worth Livestock Show and Rodeo on Saturday, January 28, in the Calf Scramble Performance. Dalby could catch and halter a calf and received a certificate valued at $500. The certificate proceeds will purchase a heifer that the participants care for and prepare for an exhibition at the Stock Show the following year. Those who complete the Calf Scramble Program may be eligible for scholarships based on the quality and content of monthly reports submitted to Calf Scramble Program sponsors, the effort devoted to caring for and exhibiting their heifer, and their final essay outlining their Calf Scramble experience. Since 1987, they have awarded almost $3 million scholarships to 1,478 Calf Scramble participants.

The Mount Pleasant High School Tiger Dolls with their awards
Senior Chloe Carter with her solo finalist award
Voted Outstanding Director was Tiger Doll Director Jaton Broach

Mount Pleasant High School’s Tiger Dolls compete in Rockwall.

The Mount Pleasant High School Tiger Dolls attended their first competition of the year at the American Dance/Drill Team North Texas Regionals at Rockwall Heath High School on Saturday, February 4. In total, the Dolls brought home seventeen awards.

The Tiger Doll team earned eight awards, including a 1st place Best in Class award for being the highest-scoring team in the Large division. In addition, they made a 6th place Best of the Best Team award for being the 6th highest scoring team out of all 34 teams at the contest. 

In addition, they earned a Sweepstakes award, a Gussie Nell Davis award for having a score of 93 or higher on all three team routines, Judge’s honors for lyrical, hip hop, and pom for having a score of 94 or higher on each performance, and a Best Overall Gold award.

The Officer squad brought home seven awards: 1st runner-up Best in Class, a Best Overall Silver award, Sweepstakes, a Gussie Nell Davis award for having a score of 93 or higher on all three officer routines, and Judge’s prizes for jazz, lyrical, and hip hop for having a score of 94 or higher on each exercise.

Senior and Captain Chloe Carter was named a solo finalist and was awarded 5th runner-up out of 48 entries in the large team division solo competition.

In addition, Tiger Doll Director, Jaton Broach, was voted Outstanding Director out of 24 Directors at the competition.

“I’m so proud of these ladies for all of the hard work they have put into our contest season,” said Broach. “They have such a great work ethic, positive attitudes, and contagious energy. Today was such a fun day! Dolls, I love you and am so proud of you! Forever my ‘gurls.'”

The Tiger Dolls will compete again at the Showtime Texas State Championship at Legacy High School in Mansfield on February 18.