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MPISD – News

The Tiger Dolls, with their awards from the Showtime International Texas State Championship

Morgan Zepeda (left) and Chloe Carter (right) with their solo awards

Contact: Kelly Cowan

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

The Mount Pleasant High School Tiger Dolls competed in their second competition of the year at the Showtime International Texas State Championship at Legacy High School in Mansfield on Saturday, February 18. The Dolls would bring home 21 awards, including several of the highest-scoring routine awards.

The Tiger Doll team earned ten awards in total: Sweepstakes, Judges Awards in Pom, Lyrical, and Hip Hop, Best in Large Team category in Pom, Lyrical, and Hip Hop, Supreme awards for Lyrical and Hip Hop, 1st place in their class, and Team Champions Circle for being one of the top scoring teams in the entire competition.

The Officer squad also brought home nine awards: Sweepstakes, Judges Awards in Lyrical, Jazz and Hip Hop, Best in Large category in Lyrical and Hip Hop, Supreme awards for Lyrical and Hip Hop, 1st place in their class, and Officer Champions Circle for being one of the top scoring officer squads in the entire competition.

Captain Chloe Carter in the high school solo category and freshman Morgan Zepeda in the junior solo category each received awards for being among the top soloists in their respective age divisions.

The Tiger Dolls will attend their final season competition this weekend, the American Dance/Drill Team Lonestar State Championship in Georgetown. 

The Tiger Dolls are under the direction of Jaton Broach.

Christopher Escobar with his Fashion Construction project.

Melanie Logue with her Fashion Construction creation.

MPHS FCCLA students advance to state

Five members of the Mount Pleasant High School chapter of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) attended the Region III Leadership Conference at the Waco Convention Center on February 16-18. As a result, two chapter members advanced to the state level in Fashion Construction.

Senior Christopher Escobar competed in Fashion Construction, Level 3 (11th & 12th grades), and placed third. Sophomore Melanie Logue competed in Fashion Construction, Level 2 (9th & 10th grades) and received third place. In Fashion Construction, students use new materials to construct, in advance, a garment or ensemble that dresses both the upper and lower body of a child or adult. The garment or ensemble must include at least eight fashion construction techniques. Competitors then display the finished product along with appropriate accessories.  

Also competing for MPHS was the team of seniors Marcela Mata, Wendy Alarcon, and Javier Vazquez, who competed in Focus on Children, an individual or team event where students plan and conduct a child development project that has a positive impact on children and the community.

MPHS offers Fashion Design I and Fashion Design II for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Students in the program develop an understanding of the fashion industry with an emphasis on design and construction, in addition to developing the technical knowledge and skills needed for success in the fashion industry. Students gain an understanding of the laws and regulations within the fashion industry, identify types and uses of various textiles, interpret labels, and learn basic garment design and construction.

Escobar and Logue will continue to the State Conference at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas on March 31-April 2. MPHS FCCLA Advisors are Margaret Bradley and Aimee Sweeden.

Photo L to R – MPHS Lady Tiger Powerlifting Regional qualifiers (1st row L to R): Jordan West, Araceli Landaverde, Dori Macedo (2nd row L to R): Alexandra Martinez, Nayeli Jaimes, Jasmine Landaverde, Xitlaly Sanchez (3rd row L to R): Saniya Milton, McKinsee Oviedo, Jenna Cook, Zoe Zittel, Karen Hernandez Not pictured: Audrie Mendoza

MPHS Lady Tiger Powerlifters qualify for Regionals

After six meets, the Mount Pleasant High School Lady Tiger Powerlifting team has qualified 12 lifters for the Regional meet, with one other lifter named an alternate. MPHS competes in Region 3 Division 1, encompassing all 5A and 6A high schools in Northeast Texas. A lifter must be in the top 12 in their weight class, reach the automatic total for their weight class, or be one of the top 2 lifters in 5A to qualify in the Regional meet.

Qualifying for the Regional meet is senior and 2022 5A State Champion Nayeli Jaimes; senior and 2022 State Finalist Alexandra Martinez; senior and 2022 Regional Finalist Jenna Cook; junior and 2022 Regional Finalist Araceli Landaverde, junior and 2022 Regional Finalist McKinsee Oviedo; sophomore and 2022 Regional Finalist Jasmine Landaverde, senior Audrie Mendoza, juniors Saniya Milton and Zoe Zittel, and sophomores Dori Macedo, Xitlaly Sanchez and Karen Hernandez. The regional alternate is junior and 2022 Regional Finalist Jordan West.

The Regional Meet is on March 2 at Pine Tree High School, and Don Woods and Drew Barnard coach MPHS Powerlifting.