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MPHS Bass Fishing Team Members Advance to State

Rance White and Blake Denson with fish caught at the Regional tournament.

Zeth Whittington and Tyler Miklos with fish caught at the Regional tournament.

The Mount Pleasant High School Bass Fishing Team had two teams place at the Regional Bass Tournament on Lake Tyler April 21. The group of Rance White and Blake Denson placed 11th with a total weight of 13.27 pounds caught. Zeth Whittington and Tyler Miklos placed 30th with a total weight of 9.35l caught. Both teams are advancing to State on May 19-20 on Lake Sam Rayburn.



April is Occupational Therapy Month

Molly Moss and Judy Schmidt

Occupational therapy is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability.

Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping them recover from injury to regain skills, and providing support for students experiencing physical and cognitive changes.

Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment and task to fit the student. The student is an integral part of the therapy team. It is an evidence-based practice deeply rooted in science.

Titus County Shared Services (TCSSA) provides OT services to students in Mt. Pleasant ISD, Harts Bluff ISD, and Winfield ISD. TCSSA employs two certified Occupational Therapists, Judy Schmidt and Molly Moss.



MPHS Goin’ Gold Band Awards Presented at Banquet

Colorguard Awards*

Band Awards*

John P. S. – Allan Ruan

Drum Majors- Steven Mendoza, Allan Ruan. Not Pictured Addison Hunter – Names not in order with pictures


The Mount Pleasant High School Goin’ Gold Band presented awards at its recent End-of-Year Banquet. The Highest Band Award is the John Phillip Sousa Award. It went to Allan Ruan, who also received the Drum Major Award. Addison Hunter and Steven Mendoza also received Drum Major Awards.

The top Jazz Band Award, the Clark Terry Jazz Award, when to Jose Martinez.

Other Band Awards include: Outstanding Freshman-Nia Jackson; Outstanding Sophomore-Ryan Daugherty; Outstanding Junior-Oscar Palacios; Outstanding Senior-Julie Vasquez; Outstanding Percussion-Hunter Williams; Most Improved Percussion-Jerrius Vickers; Outstanding High Brass-Jose Martinez; Outstanding Low Brass-Angel Perez; Outstanding High Woodwind-Nia Jackson; Outstanding Low Woodwind-Nestor Cruz; Most Improved High Brass-Omar Marquez; Most Improved Low Brass-Jordi Bello; Most Improved Low Brass-Enrique Ramos; Most Improved Woodwind-Brian Ramirez and Outstanding Marcher-Israel Perez.

Awards presented to members of the Colorguard also. Most Outstanding Colorguard Member Awards went to Natiie Macedo
and Peyton McClendon. Other Colorguard Awards include Most Outstanding Colorguard Freshman-Sashi Poudel; Most Outstanding Colorguard Sophomore-Lincy Hernandez; Most Outstanding Colorguard Junior-Leslie Caamal; Most Outstanding Colorguard Senior-Janelle Wright; Most Outstanding Colorguard Senior-Brooklyn Mata and Most Improved Colorguard-Christian Cabrera.

*I do not have the names of these students in order.