Skeeters stomp the Stallions

Varsity Skeeters:
The varsity basketball team overcame a sluggish start to the game to defeat the North Mesquite Stallions 58-52 in a hard fought battle. The Skeeters were led in scoring by Bryson Robinson with a career high 37 points followed by 8 points from Daniel Thomas Ray. The coaches are very proud of the team for overcoming adversity and grinding out another win.

JV Skeeters:
The JV basketball team got another W beating the Stallions JV 61-49 for their 4TH win in the last 5 games. The JV was led by Wildarian Morrow with 16 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assist, Felix Benson 12 points, 9 rebounds, 4 blocks, Xavier Benson 12 points, 12 rebounds, and a big night from Jonathan Lott with 14 points, and 5 rebounds off the bench.

Freshman Skeeters:
The freshman teams gave the Stallions freshman work all night in with convincing wins that were not close from start to finish. The freshman A team won 62-45 and was led by 13 points from Grant Stewart, 9 points from Tyshion Davis, and 8 points by Jordan Johnson. The B team smashed North 68-38.

The Skeeters will be in action Friday night with all 4 teams playing the Horn Jags @ Skeeter Indoor Stadium. The JV starts at6:00 p.m. followed by the Varsity. The freshman A team tips @5:30 p.m.in the small gym followed by the B team. Please come out and support your MHS hoops.

We Are Maroon!!!!

Skeeter Basketball Update

Varsity Skeeters
The varsity basketball team beat the 19th ranked team in the state, the Richardson Eagles 69-63 in a great game at the Skeeter Indoor Stadium. The game was a playoff type atmosphere and the home crowd really energized the Skeeters down the stretch. The Skeeters were led by 27 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assist, 4 steals and 2 blocks from Bryson Robinson and 16 points from Anthony McGee who scored 13 of those points in the final frame. Rounding out the scoring was Wesley Curry with 9 points, Jordan King 8 points and 7 points from Aaron Sanders. The Skeeters are now tied for 1st place with the Eagles with 3 games to play.

JV Skeeters
The JV basketball team got back on the winning track with a 46-39 victory over the Eagles JV for their 3rd win in last 4 games. The JV was led by Felix Benson with 12 points, 10 rebounds, Xavier Benson 10 points, 9 rebounds, Jamison Allen 4 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assist, 4 steals, and Lester James 2 points, 7 rebounds, and 1 steal.  The JV Skeeters had a season high 45 rebounds (19 offensive, 26 defensive) vs. Richardson on the night.

Freshman Skeeters

The freshman teams both beat Richardson for the clean sweep. The A team won 53-27 and the B team won 61-36. The baby Skeeters played great defense and held Richardson to 5 points in the 2nd quarter and 2 points in the 3rd quarter. The Skeeters were led in scoring by Grant Stewart and Jordan Stenson with 13 points. Cody LeBlanc had 9 points.

The Skeeters will be in action tomorrow tonight with all 4 teams playing North Mesquite @ the Stallion Basketball Complex. The JV starts at 6:00 p.m. followed by the Varsity. The freshman A team tips @5:30p.m.in the small gym followed by the B team. Please come out and support your MHS hoops.

We Are Maroon!!!!

German Competition

On Saturday, 10 German Students competed at the Regional German Winterfest in a variety of German themed competitions. The top 3 finishers in each category advance to state competition in San Marcos onFebruary 27 – wish them luck (and thank you for your support of our jeans day that made this possible)! There were over 1000 competetors from 30+ area schools.  If you have any of these students, please congratulate them on their accomplishments.  The skit and poetry memory in particular are a TON of work for them.

Winterfest 2016 Results
Level 4 – Grimms Brothers Skit – 1st Place – Angelica Kroner, Claudia Morrow, Tyler Standard, Malik Lewis, Lukas Eudy, Dakota Breakfield, Anthony Fortoul
Best Actor in a Level 4 Skit – Dakota Breakfield (the hedgehog)
Awards by Individuals –
Anglica Kroner – 3rd place Doll Costume, 4th place Listening Comprehension
Claudia Morrow – 1st place Original Model, 3rd place Doll Costume, 4th place Watercolors
Abigail Moreno – 2nd place Research Paper
Denise Beltran – 1st place Logo, 2nd place TShirt Design
Anthony Fortoul – 2nd place Poetry Memory level 2

UIL Results!!

MHS co-hosted with Sunnyvale High School a large (16 schools) and tough UIL Academics practice tourney covering ALL spring meet events.  THANK YOU to all MHS staff who volunteered to time, judge, grade and help us fulfill our hosting duties!  We still need folks for a similar event on Saturday, Feb.  27th so let Darrell Taylor in P12 know if you can spare a morning or afternoon to support our “best” kids!

Results from Jan 30th Meet – congratulate these kids and coaches!

Accounting (Coach Stephanie Kramer) – FIRST place team and FIRST place individual, Elric Sharber…this is always an area of STRENGTH for us

Calculator Applications (Coach Crisstie Crim) – second place team plus 2nd & 3rd individuals in Michael Hernandez and Felicity Pawlowski…very exciting results as we’ve been focusing on getting better!
Mathematics (Coach Elaina Carter) – second place team plus 3rd/6th individuals in Daisy Secundino and Felicity Pawlowski

Computer Science (Coach Elizabeth Baker) – second place team and FIRST place individual, Dalton LaCour…this is the first time MHS has even fielded a team in this event and we don’t even offer a class in PC Science!

Social Studies (Coach Hillary Dias) – fifth place individual, Kevin Martinez (a FRESHMAN!)

Literary Criticism (Coach Jarrod Swint) – 4th place individual, Beatriz Libero
Ready Writing (Coach Erin VanSickle) – 3rd place individual, Beatriz Libero…historically not a strong event for us but the work is starting to pay off!
Spelling/Vocabulary (Coach Erin VanSickle) – second place team and 2nd/3rd individuals – Crystal Mathew and Annsuriya Saji

Journalism (all coached by Rachel Syblik) – and our two 2015 STATE Qualifiers weren’t even there due to a conflict!  These are all 9th/10th graders
Second Overall Journalism team
News Writing – Jasmine Robles, 4th
Feature Writing – Sharese Thomas, 3rd and Jasmine Robles, 4th
Editorial Writing – Chemareea Biggs, 5th and Jasmine Robles, 6th
Headline Writing – Sharese Thomas, 3rd

Speech and Debate (Coach Andrew Greenberg) – also missing some of our stars due to other commitments but strong showing as always
Second Overall Speech team (by 2 measly points)
C-X Debate – 2nd place Maria Tovar/Juliana Mathew
Lincoln-Douglas Debate – 2nd, Kierra Dobbins; 3rd, Reba Miller
Poetry Interpretation – 3rd, Cameron Edwards
Prose Interp – 2nd, Tatianna Beverly
Persuasive Speaking – 2nd, Xavier Coonrod

Also:
-MHS 3rd place TEAM in Current Issues/Events and Science
-Entries in Number Sense, Computer Applications, Informative Speaking

BPA Results

Here are the results from the BPA Regional Conference in Rockwall.

The State Qualifiers (31 students) will advance to the State Leadership Conference in Corpus Christi on March 2-6!

Anthony Robles – Advanced Accounting – 1st – State Qualifier
Elric Sharber – Advanced Accounting – 2nd – State Qualifier
Jacqueline Valdez – Advanced Accounting – 3rd – State Qualifier
Stephanie Soto – Advanced Accounting – 4th – State Qualifier
Maria Tovar – Banking & Finance – 2nd – State Qualifier
Anthony Robles, Angel Jimenez, Emma Pirnar – Financial Analyst Team – 1st – State Qualifiers
Khang Thai – Intermediate Word Processing – 3rd – State Qualifier
Austin Cuevas – Fundamental Spreadsheet – 4th – State Qualifier
Stephanie Soto, Ana Carrillo, Roberto Roque, Jennifer Guia – Small Business Management Team – 2nd – State Qualifiers
Karsten Herrera – Fundamental Web Design – 1st – State Qualifier
Luis Fuentes – Fundamental Web Design – 2nd – State Qualifier
Annsuriya Saji – Medical Office Procedures – 3rd – State Qualifier
Alexandra Rojas, Jessica Salcedo, Annia Murrillo – Web Site Design Team – 1st – State Qualifiers
Luis Vielma – Extemporaneous Speech – 1st – State Qualifier
Hanna Varughese – Prepared Speech – 2nd – State Qualifier
Alexis Ferrer – Computer Security – 2nd – State Qualifier
Angel Jimenez – Personal Financial Management – 1st – State Qualifier
Kevin Lukose – Personal Financial Management – 3rd – State Qualifier
Cameron McClure, Isaiah George, Jordan Gonzales, Hanna Varughese, Khang Thai, Eugene Brown – Parliamentary Procedures Team – 1st – State Qualifiers
Maria Tovar, Luis Vielma, Juliana Mathew, Xavier Coonrod, Isla Ramirez, Lizbeth Negrete, Robert Castillo – Parliamentary Procedures Team – 2nd – State Qualifiers

The following students are State Alternates for their respective events.

Isaiah George – Fundamental Accounting – 5th
Joel Saji – Fundamental Accounting – 6th
Daisy Secundino, Crystal Mathew, Rosa Ortega, Annsuriya Saji – Economic Research Team – 3rd
Victoria Tran, Guadalupe Ramirez, Arely Perez, Isaac Salazar – Global Marketing Team – 6th
Marco Garcia – Intermediate Word Processing – 6th
James Tomson – Advanced Word – 5th
Lizbeth Negrete – Advanced Word – 6th
Jasmine Robles – Entrepreneurship – 3rd
Mariam Joseph – Entrepreneurship – 4th
Yajaira Contreras, Ese Elaiho, Dayana Santamaria – Small Business Management Team – 3rd
Owen Osagiede, Kinori Bruce – Web Site Design Team – 3rd
Guadalupe Ramirez – Computer Security – 6th
Eric Villagrana – Interview Skills – 5th
Jorge Aguilar – Interview Skills – 6th
Alan Gonzales, Kevin Lukose, Christopher Leake, Miguel Padron – Video Production Team– 5th
Kallin York, Marcy Lara, Abram Gallegos, Belen Paniagua – Broadcast News Production Team – 4th
Evette Hernandez – Digital Media Production – 3rd
Kirsten Manning – Personal Financial Management – 5th