MPHS Colorguard Officers (L to R) Sashi Poudel-Squad Leader, Patricia Roque-Squad Leader, Taryn Thurman-Lieutenant, Jenifer Deciga-Captain, Azucena Salinas-Lieutenant, Ashley Benyshek-Squad Leader, and Joshlyn Paloblanco-Squad Leader
MPHS Colorguard 2019-2020
Front Row L to R Sashi Poudel, Patricia Roque, Taryn Thurman, Jenifer Deciga, Azucena Salinas, Ashley Benyshek, Joshlyn Paloblanco
Second Row L to R Briana Sanchez, Jonathan Reyes, Lesley Lozano, Rachell Moreno, China Paloblanco, Gracie McClendon, Maira Rocha, Tiffany Rangel, Desline Chavez
Third Row L to R Jennifer Leyva, Dorali Hernandez, Kaitlyn Reese, Karen Trejo, Aaliyah Avellaneda, Alexandra Ibanez, Betzaida Garcia, Diana Hernandez
Fourth Row L to R Katherine Phelan, Norma Delgado, Rosario Antolin, Rosie Bello, Estefanie Torres, Aniyah Alexander, Kylie Hedge, Nataly Montoya, Natalie Castillo
Fifth Row L to R Emmalee Wade, Hailey Benyshek, Victor Diaz, Jessica Plancarte, Jonathan Tepetate, Daisy Lozano, Viridiana Ysasi, Alexandra Estrada
MPHS Colorguard chooses leadership and new members for 2019-2020
Mount Pleasant High School held tryouts for the Colorguard earlier in April. The 2019-2020 Colorguard will be lead by Captain Jenifer Deciga, Lieutenant Azucena Salinas, Lieutenant Taryn Thurman, and Squad Leaders Ashley Benyshek, Joshlyn Paloblanco, Sashi Poudel, and Patricia Roque.
Members of the 2019-2020 Colorguard include: Aniyah Alexander, Rosario Antolin, Aaliyah Avellaneda, Rosie Bello, Hailey Benyshek, Natalie Castillo, Desline Chavez, Norma Delgado, Victor Diaz, Alexandra Estrada, Betzaida Garcia, Kylie Hedge, Diana Hernandez, Dorali Hernandez, Alexandra Ibanez, Jennifer Leyva, Daisy Lozano, Lesley Lozano, Gracie McClendon, Nataly Montoya, Rachell Moreno, China Paloblanco, Katherine Phelan, Jessica Plancarte, Tiffany Rangel, Kaitlyn Reese, Jonathan Reyes, Maira Rocha, Briana Sanchez, Jonathan Tepetate, Estefanie Torres, Karen Trejo, Emmalee Wade, and Viridiana Ysasi.
Giovanni Hipolito with his 1st place banner and plaque
Electrical state Aner…: L to R Aner Baltazar, Jacinto Barboza, Jose Flores with their Superior ribbon
Electrical state Jorge…: L to R Jorge Palacios, Ivan Ojendis, Fernando Cordova with their Superior blue ribbon
Electrical state Johnny: Johnny Esparza with his Best of Show award
MPHS Electrical Technology student advances to Nationals
Several Mount Pleasant High School Electrical Technology students competed in the Texas SkillsUSA State competition in Corpus Christi April 4-7, 2019, and brought home numerous awards and accolades.
In the Construction Wiring competition, Giovanni Hipolito was named the State Champion, placing 1st and advancing to Nationals. This “hands-on” contest requires the students to follow an electrical print, install several electrical circuits, bend conduit, and install an electrical panel. Competitors had seven hours to complete the required installation using the print, electrical hand tools, and power tools. Hipolito will compete at the SkillsUSA National competition in Kentucky in June.
Junior Jacinto Barboza won a bronze medal in the Technical Construction Wiring test.
Senior Johnny Esparza earned a Best of Show award for his Construction Wiring Exhibit.
In the Electrical Exhibit competition, the team of Fernando Cordova, Ivan Ojendiz, and Jorge Palacios received a Superior Blue Ribbon for their Electrical Residential Home. The team of Aner Baltazar, Jose Flores, and Jacinto Barboza also received a Superior Blue Ribbon for their Electrical Aerobic Septic System. In the Electrical Exhibit competition, the exhibit must have a notebook that contains the electrical working drawings, detailed description of work done by the students in paragraph form, a write-up with a list of materials, current receipts, any materials donated, steps followed in completing the exhibit, and the students’ resumes. The presentation must meet the industry standard for creativity and neatness and is judged on the degree of difficulty and must comply with the 2017 National Electrical Code.
“We are so proud of our student’s achievements,” said MPHS Electrical Technology instructor, Tim Davis. “Our students’ successes are due to their willingness to work and prepare during and after school. Many hours after school is what it takes to compete against some of the best electrical programs in the state. We take the responsibility very seriously as we represent our school, community and the entire state of Texas at the National competition in June. Go TIGERS!”
Contact: Kelly Cowan