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MPHS UIL competes in regional tournament, advances eight to state


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Pictured: UIL State Qualifiers and coachesFront row L to R:  Taryn Thurman, Rocio Hernandez, Anna Harris, Annie Le 2nd row L to R: Jose Liera, Rebecca Yox, Connelly Cowan, Ja’Quacy Minter 3rd row L to R:  Osias Hernandez, John Whitten, Gina Crouch, Cody Morris

The Mount Pleasant High School UIL Academic team competed at the Region 2 AAAAA UIL Academic Meet on April 12-13 at Prosper High School.  Overall, MPHS is sending eight students to the state meets.

The spelling team of seniors Rocio Hernandez and Annie Le, and sophomores Anna Harris and Taryn Thurman claimed the Regional Championship, advancing all four members to the state meet. Hernandez placed 3rd individually with Harris placing fifth. They are coached by Gina Crouch.

In journalism, senior Rebecca Yox claimed the Regional Championship in Editorial Writing and will advance to the state meet. Additionally, she placed fifth in Copy Editing and is a state alternate in that event.  She is coached by John Whitten.

In speech, senior Ja’Quacy Minter claimed the Regional Championship in Poetry and will advance to state. And in Informative Extemporaneous Speaking, freshman Connelly Cowan placed 3rd and will advance to state as well. In Persuasive Extemporaneous Speaking, sophomore Reid Pinckard placed 6th and is a state alternate. They are coached by Cody Morris.

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In calculator applications, senior Jose Liera placed second and will advance to state.  The Math team of Liera, David Barboza, Shelby Courreges, and Miguel Segura placed 3rd as a team. They are coached by Osias Hernandez.

The UIL Academic State Meet will be May 2-4, with speech events May 29-30, on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin.

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