Cross Country Boys Varsity team with coaches Bryan Trickey and Jesus Garcia
Cross Country Girls Varsity team with coaches Bryan Trickey and Jesus Garcia
Contact: Kelly Cowan
MPHS Cross Country teams named District Champions
The Mount Pleasant High School Cross Country teams competed at the 5A UIL District meet on Wednesday, October 9, with both Varsity teams being named District Champions and advancing to the Regional meet.
The Mt. Pleasant Varsity Girls Cross Country team took the District Championship for the fifth year in a row. The Lady Tigers finished with a score of 29 while 2nd place finisher, Sulphur Springs, had 45 points. Placing individually for the Lady Tigers were Estela Dorantes (sr.) 1st place and repeating as District Champion for the first time since her freshman year, Christina Gordon (sr.) 2nd place, Buendy Fraire (jr.) 5th place, and Leilani Jimenez (fr.) finishing in 6th place. Also running for the Lady Tigers and advancing with the team to regionals were Jennifer Soto (jr.) in 15th, Katie Ochoa (so.) in 21st, and Heslie Castanon (fr.) in 22nd.
The Varsity Boys won their first district championship since 2011. The Tigers finished in a commanding lead with a score of 28 points while the 2nd place team, Royse City, had a score of 68. Leading the Tigers was Brian Ramirez (sr). 2nd place, Geovanni Calderon (fr.) 3rd place, Gill Landaverde (jr.) 4th place, and Pedro Robles (so.) 7th place. Completing the team roster and also advancing to regionals were Gilberth Landaverde (fr.) in 12th, Antonio Landaverde (sr.) in 13th, and Juan Gonzalez (jr.) in 17th place.
The JV teams also saw success with both finishing in 2nd place. Placing for the JV girls were Katia Lopez 4th place, Maritza Gonzalez 7th place, and Arlette DeJesus 10th place. Also running and contributing to the team’s 2nd place finish was Virginia Landaverde in 12th, Jordan Neal in 16th, Yessenia Serna in 17th, Jordyn Warren in 18th, Jaquelin Lomeli, Hailey Dixon, Noemi Rios, Jessica Mejia, Audrie Mendoza, Jocelin Rodriguez, Giselle Arellano, Gissel Delgado, and Cynthia Ramirez. Placing for the JV boys were Christopher Escobar in 1st and Aundre Alaniz in the 4th.
Also running and contributing to the team’s 2nd place finish were Johnathan Sandate in 12th, Tommy Arredondo in 13th, Didier Serrano in 17th, Sahir Ramirez in 18th, Michael Palmores in 20th, Esteban Trejo, Juan Retana, Christian Vargas, John Avila, Oscar Otero, Garrett Evans, Saul Alvarado, Jonathan Tolentino, Andrew Avila, Bruno Nevarez, Erick Jaimes, Sebastian Moyao, Neftali Vargas, Kaden Toon, and Param Poudel.
Both the boys and girls varsity teams will advance to the Region II 5A Cross Country meet at the Jesse Owens Sports Complex on October 28. Bryan Trickey and Jesus Garcia coach the Mount Pleasant High School Cross Country.
Fowler NEHS members with Mount Pleasant Mayor, Tracy Craig
Vivian Fowler inducts students into the National Elementary Honor Society.
Thirty-six Vivian Fowler Elementary School 4th graders became members of the National Elementary Honor Society as the Fowler Campbell-Edwards-White NEHS Chapter held its 2019-2020 induction ceremony Thursday, October 3, 2019. The Vivian Fowler NEHS chapter is named for two former Fowler teachers, Sandra Campbell and Sue Edwards, and one current teacher, Mae Lois White. Campbell and Edwards each taught at the school for 25 years. White is in her 47th year of teaching at Fowler.
Before an audience of parents, siblings, grandparents, teachers, and friends, the students listened as their chapter officers explained what it means to be a member of NEHS in the areas of Scholarship, Responsibility, Service, and Leadership. The students, dressed in black and white, said the pledge and received their certificates of membership. The guest speaker for the program was Tracy Craig, Mayor of Mount Pleasant.
To be a member of NEHS, a student must meet or succeed in the national minimum standard of a cumulative average grade of 85%. They judge Students on their level of personal responsibility. Once inducted, members are required to maintain the same level of performance in academics and responsibility. They are also required to attend monthly meetings and to participate in other chapter service projects and activities.
“I am very proud of the students and the possibilities that they possess,” said Fowler Counselor and NEHS Chapter Advisor Debra Williamson. “They have talents and abilities that they are not even aware of at the moment, and I hope being in this organization can help them to cultivate that.”
Inductees into the Fowler NEHS Chapter are: Jannelle Alejandro, Vanessa Aspeitia, Sait Avella (Secretary), Adrian Ayala (Parliamentarian), Amari Baker, Jayden Baker (President), Abiela Baltazar, Grace Berry, Dariaun Brannon, Anthony Castro, Anthony Ceballas, Nathaly Chavez, Charisma Crabtree, Carlos Del Carmen, Viridiana Dominguez, Monica Esparza (Treasurer), Lucian Gardner, Deanna Hatten, Christopher Jimenez, Dylan Johnson, Devin Lopez, Patricia Manrique, Maisy Matthews (Vice President), Jose Olivares, Sarai Paloblanco, Yadira Perez, Jazlynn Ramirez, Kimberly Rocha, Valerie Rodarte, Sophia Rodriguez, Isau Sanchez, Joel Villegas (Reporter), Jenson Walker, Avi Welch, Damien Wilder, and Ivan Zavala.
Fowler Counselor Debra E. Williamson is the chapter advisor. Serving on the faculty council are Mari Castillo, Lisa Escobar, Kerrie Holt, Nataly Saldana, and Mae Lois White.
The 2019 Corprew NEHS members
Corprew Elementary inducts students into the National Elementary Honor Society.
Twenty-seven Corprew Elementary School 4th graders became members of the National Elementary Honor Society as the Corprew NEHS Chapter held their annual induction ceremony on Tuesday, October 8.
The students and the audience of parents, brothers and sisters, grandparents, Corprew teachers, and staff listened as the chapter officers explained the criteria for membership and the four characteristics of an NEHS member. President Khiya Bolton outlined the membership criteria and the attributes of leadership while Vice-President Stoney Lampard discussed a scholarship.
Secretary Trisha Easley discussed responsibility, and Treasurer Braylea Brown explained the character of service. New member Gabriel Castaneda led the group in the National Honor Society pledge.
Mount Pleasant High School senior Caroline Rose, National Honor Society President and Captain of the Speech and Debate Team, gave the challenge to the inductees. She encouraged them to work hard, set high goals for themselves, and to always be true to who they are.
To be a member of NEHS, a student must meet or exceed the national minimum standard of a cumulative average grade of 85%. Students get judged on their level of personal responsibility. NEHS recognizes 4th-grade students for their outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated personal responsibility. The organization seeks to provide meaningful service activities for students to both the school and the community and to develop essential leadership skills in elementary school students.
“We are very proud of the 27 students who were inducted into the NEHS at Corprew,” said Principal Amanda Jones. “The students have worked hard to meet the requirements for NEHS. We will see these students do amazing things throughout their school career and in life.”
The 2019 inductees into the Corprew NEHS Chapter are Christopher Abrego, Jared Baez, Maria Beltran, Khiya Bolton (President), Braylea Brown (Treasurer), Aiden Campbell, Gregory Campbell, Gabriel Castaneda, Isaias Cordova, Tyshawn Craddock, Esmeralda Dorantes, Trisha Easley (Secretary), Jonathan Espinosa, Peyton Foreman, Emelyn Gaona, Alicia Garcia, Bryan Gonzalez, Jose Miguel Gonzalez, Rubi Gutierrez, Pedro Herrera, Jose Juarez, Stoney Lampard (Vice President), Edelin Olva, Michelle Rodriguez, Zackary Ross, Aaron Waldrep, and Temperance Waggoner.
L to R: Joshua Espinoza, Miguel Guerrero, Savannah Mack, and Abril Ramirez
MPHS Choir students selected for All-Region Choir
Four Mount Pleasant High School choir students have earned places in the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All-Region Choir. Senior Savannah Mack earned 11th chair second soprano, junior Miguel Guerrero earned 2nd chair first tenor, sophomore Joshua Espinoza earned 3rd chair first tenor, and sophomore Abril Ramirez earned 5th chair first soprano. It is the second year for Guerrero and Ramirez to be selected.
To earn a place in the choir, each singer had to sing three selections, and sight-read before a panel of judges, not an easy task for a high school student.
“I am very proud of each of these singers,” said MPHS Choir Director, Nancy Vines. “They have diligently prepared not only during class but also on their own time.”
The students will participate in the All-Region Choir clinic on Saturday, November 9, at Mount Pleasant High School and will perform at the concert that evening at 5:00 pm in the High School auditorium.