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MPISD – News

Pictured: members of the 2022-2023 MPHS UIL Academic team 

Contact: Kelly Cowan

MPHS UIL continues its push toward the district at Hallsville

The Mount Pleasant High School UIL Academic team continued its push toward the district on Friday and Saturday, February 10-11, at the annual Tournament of Hearts at Hallsville High School. Two events (Social Studies and Spelling) placed 1st as a team, and two (Calculator and Accounting) came 2nd as team.

Full results include:

-Social Studies (1st place team) 

Vanessajane Bayna (1st), Estven Perez (3rd), Yahir Garcia (5th)

-Spelling (1st place team) 

Isabel Gonzales (1st), Sophie Greco (3rd), Angelina Hernandez (6th), Zoe Newman

-Calculator Applications (2nd place team)

9th grade: Alessandro Greco (6th)

10th grade: Luke Thurman (1st), Samuel Chappell (5th), Tanner Marshall (6th)

11th grade: Nathaniel Martinez (1st), Clinton Debord (5th)

12th grade: Isaac Hernandez (2nd), Devin Castaneda (3rd), Param Poudel (4th), Reese Ball (6th)

Overall: Nathaniel Martinez (2nd), Isaac Hernandez (5th), Devin Castaneda (6th)

-Accounting (2nd place team) 

Jose Trejo (4th), Merlin Cardona, Perla Guzman


10th grade: Tanner Marshall (1st), Luke Thurman (3rd)

11th grade: Nathaniel Martinez (2nd)

12th grade: Devin Castaneda (3rd), Isaac Hernandez (4th)

Overall: Nathaniel Martinez (5th), Devin Castaneda (6th)

-Number Sense

10th grade: Luke Thurman (4th)

11th grade: Kiara Rundles (4th), Ethan Sanchez (5th), Nathaniel Martinez (6th)

12th grade: Ethan Harbour (2nd)


12th grade: Ethan Harbour (5th)

-Current Events 

Eli Rider (5th) 

-Persuasive Extemporaneous Speaking

Anthony Orellana (2nd)


Copy Editing: Brissia Alvarez (5th)

News Writing: Idania Castanon (2nd)

Feature Writing: Idania Castanon (6th)

 Headline Writing: Idania Castanon (3rd)

-Ready Writing 

Sophie Greco (2nd)

The MPHS UIL Academic teams will compete again at the SSHS Judy Tipping Memorial UIL Invitational Meet in Sulphur Springs on February 17-18 as they prepare for the district in March.