Updated Pictures – NEWESD101 Art Show

Congratulations, once again, to two amazing MSHS student artists on their accomplishments at the NEWESD 101 Regional Art Show!
– Keenan Avery-Carpenter – “I had to do it to Them”1st place winner in the 2018 NEWESD 101 Regional Art Show; Keenan was offered a $2000 art scholarship from Central Washington University; his art will be part of the OSPI state competition in Olympia in May.
– Olivia Lindner – “Plague”: 3rd place recipient in the 2018 NEWESD 101 Regional Art Show.
Congratulations to Keenan and Olivia!  We are proud!

MSHS HOSA Students at STATE!

Congratulations to our Biomedical Science students who competed at the State HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) competition this past weekend!

Supported by MSHS staff members Raeleen Epperson and Dan Melin, the following students placed in the top 4:

Maria Anderson & Elizabeth Horner 1st place- CPR & First Aid
Tyler Pollock 3rd place- Sports Medicine
Caitlin Gasperin 3rd place – Healthcare Issues Exam
Jeremy Nicks 4th place- Health Career Photography
Rachel Smith & Sophia Hessami  4th place- Health Education

Congratulations to ALL of our students for taking part and competing this weekend!  We are proud of your work and dedication!

Go HOSA ‘Cats!

NEWESD101 Regional Art Show Winners!

The visual and performing arts programs at Mt. Spokane High School have always been special, and the recent results from the 2018 NEWESD 101 Regional Art Show only support this tradition of excellence!
The results include two amazing MSHS student artists:
– Keenan Avery-Carpenter – “I had to do it to Them”1st place winner in the 2018 NEWESD 101 Regional Art Show; Keenan was offered a $2000 art scholarship from Central Washington University; his art will be part of the OSPI state competition in Olympia in May.
– Olivia Lindner – “Plague”: 3rd place recipient in the 2018 NEWESD 101 Regional Art Show.
Congratulations to Keenan and Olivia!  We are proud!
Go ‘Cats!

Aurora Rotary Student of the Month – Kaitlyn Zemke

Congratulations to MSHS senior Kaitlyn Zemke!

Yesterday, she was named the Aurora Rotary Student of the Month for her academic accomplishments at a luncheon held at the Kalispel Country Club. Kaitlyn boasts a 3.98 cumulative grade point average with 9 Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken during her four years at Mt. Spokane.

Kaitlyn will attend the University of Washington or Western Washington University next year.

Congratulations, Kaitlyn! We are proud of you!

Go ‘Cats!

Blaise Zimmerman – Student of the Month

The NEWTECH Skills Center recognizes one student each month, and we are PROUD that Mt. Spokane junior Blaise Zimmerman was recognized for his leadership and dedication.

Congratulation, Blaise, on this recognition! You are deserving!

Go ‘Cats

Brian Garcia Mora – One Cool ‘Cat

Mt. Spokane High School freshman Brian Garcia Mora is one amazing Wildcat.

When I received the following message from the Spokane Sea Cadets, I smiled from ear to ear:

“Good afternoon, I am writing to you on behalf of the adult leadership from Fort Spokane Battalion Sea Cadets. We are proud to share with you the accomplishments of your student, Brian Garcia Mora.

Cadet Garcia Mora is a talented young man that has a heart of gold. I would not doubt that you or your staff has seen his kind actions around school. Cadet Garcia Mora shows great leadership a has been a significant source of leadership to our younger cadets.

Below is what our Commanding Officer has shared on Facebook about Cadet Garcia Mora. We would be very proud if you share this with your staff/school. When a cadet receives an award within our program, it is because they worked hard, performed beyond expectations, and is moving towards a goal greater than just for themselves.

The final post for this week belongs to Fort Spokane Battalion’s 2017 Recruit Cadet of the Year, SA Brian Garcia Mora. Joining Fort Spokane Battalion in September 2016, SA Garcia Mora quickly took aim at completing his requirements for attending Recruit Training. After successfully completing Recruit Training, this past summer, he was chosen to be Command Guidon Bearer. He is an expert at semaphore and is instrumental in teaching his peers with marching and how to send messages via semaphore.
His awards include: Citation Ribbon, Academic Achievement Ribbon, Office of Naval Research Ribbon, 2 Unit Commendation Ribbons, and a Physical Fitness Ribbon with “E” appurtenance for fitness excellence.
Bravo Zulu SA Garcia Mora! We are extremely proud of your accomplishments and can’t wait to see you achieve even more!”

Congratulations, Brian! We are proud of your accomplishments and look forward to hearing more!

Go ‘Cats!

Avery Plank – One Cool ‘Cat – UPDATE

Earlier this year I featured MSHS student Avery Plank and his work in our community to support animals. Recently, he was featured on “The Bright Side” through STCU and KSPS. This short video is a prime example of Avery’s dedication and empathy!

Congratulations, Avery! We are proud!

Go ‘Cats!

Click HERE for the video!

 

A Look Back – District Basketball

The Spokane Arena was a new venue for district basketball, and the end result was fantastic for all involved!

Check out this great video from the Spokane Sports Commission (click HERE).

Special thanks to our Athletic Director, Paul Kautzman, for his leadership to help make this even possible. Thanks, too, to the Kalispel Tribe and Northern Quest for their generous support!

Quite a few Wildcats made the final cut. . .check it out!

Wildcat Wrestling STATE CHAMPS!

What a weekend!

Congratulations to our 2018 3A State Champions in wrestling! After a memorable regular season, 12 wrestlers earned a place at Mat Classic this past weekend in Tacoma. After the dust had settled, our Wildcats were atop the podium with a first-ever state championship! Scoring an impressive 179 team points, our ‘Cats were led by 3A State Coach of the Year Travis Hughes and state champions Blake Haney and Jake Howerton.

Hard work really does pay off, and we are extremely proud of our student/athletes, coaches and wrestling community!

Great job, ‘Cats!  This title was very much deserved!

 

Wildcat Basketball ON TO STATE!

History!

For the first time in our school’s history, both our boys and girls basketball teams earned state tournament berths in the same year! Both teams defeated Kennewick High School last Friday night in the Spokane Arena to earn these trips to state, and the regional match-ups have been set!

The girls will travel to Mt. Tahoma High School on Friday to face-off against Peninsula High School. Tip-off is set for 8:00pm.

The boys will travel to North Creek High School on Saturday to take on Marysville-Pilchuck High School. Tip-off for this game is slated for 2:00pm.

This is the girls third straight trip to the state tournament. Our boys are making their first trip to state in over 15 years!

Congratulations to our coaches and players!

Go ‘Cats!