Wildcat Dance Team Ready to Compete

This will be worth the price of admission!

The Mt Spokane Dance Team will be competiting this weekend at Rogers High School in their  first competition of the season.  Squads begin competing at 11:30am, so make arrangements to come and support our talented dancers.

The MSHS Wildcat Dance Team will begin with their Hip Hop routine at 12:00pm.  Their Pom routine takes place at 1:50pm.

Admission: Adults $6.00, Students $4.00 (6-18 yrs) under 5 are free.

The hours and dedication it takes to compete at the high school level is astounding, and we wish our girls the very best of luck!

Johnathan Babb – Winner at Interplayers

Simply amazing!

Johnathan Babb, Mt. Spokane senior and dedicated art student, recently was the grand prize winner of an art contest sponsored by Interplayers.  Working under the category “The Future,” entries were open to high school and college students in the area.  As the winner, Johnathan will have his  artwork on display in the Interplayers gallery until February 9th.

Congratulations, Johnathan, on this wonderful recognition!  We are excited to follow your very bright future in art!



Natalie Pilgeram – Student Pugwash USA Essay Winner

She’s done it again!

Natalie Pilgeram, MSHS senior, recently was awarded a 2nd place award for her short essay entitled: “Antibiotics: A Miracle Threatened” by Student Pugwash USA (SPUSA).  Natalie’s work competed against high school and university students from across the nation, and her second place recognition earned her a monetary scholarship.

Congratulations, Natalie!  We are proud of you!

To read Natalie’s essay, please click HERE.


Brooke Reilly Featured in Spokesman-Review

Brooke Reilly can hoop.

This week, the Spokesman-Review ran a feature story on our MSHS senior who will attend the University of Idaho next fall.  As her team prepares for the second-half of the season, Brooke will play a key role towards achieving their ultimate goal of qualifying for the 3A state basketball tournament.

Congratulations, Brooke, for this wonderful recognition!  We are proud of you!

Click HERE for the Spokesman story!

Wildcat Gymnastics makes History!

What a night!

Thursday, January 17th marked a significant milestone for MSHS gymnastics.  The team score of 155.725 was record high for the program, and multiple girls contributed.  Amara Poquette finished second all-around, second on beam and second on floor.  Congratulations to our dedicated coaches and fantastic gymnasts. . . we are proud of you!

Click HERE to see the results from our meet at University.


Monday – A Day to Remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”  (MLK)

Mt. Spokane High School will be a quiet place on Monday, January 21st.  Instead of 1500 stressful students preparing for finals, students and staff will be home in observance of a holiday dedicated to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Although the phrase, “A day ON, not a day OFF” has been grossly overused, I can’t think of a more appropriate frame of mind to approach Monday’s holiday.

A wonderful way to spend MLK Day is by taking part in the Spokane Unity walk that takes place downtown.  (Click HERE for details.)  This event begins at 10:00am, and the march is a powerful way to start the day off.

Additionally, to prepare for Monday, Mt. Spokane’s ASB and Get Connected Culture Club have sponsored a “Peace Week” that has held a variety of activities.  Thanks to our students, Mrs. Merhab and Mrs. Butz for their support!  Check out KXLY’s coverage of Peace week by clicking HERE.

“Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.”  (MLK)

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“Be Comfortable in your Genes”

The MSHS Healthy Endeavors group and Key Club are currently sponsoring a drive to help those who battle eating disorders.

Each pair of jeans collected at Mt. Spokane will be contributed to the Inland Northwest Coalition on Eating Disorders (INCED) annual Jeans Drive.  This is a competition among school departments that started this Monday, January 14th and will end tomorrow: January 18th.  Students can bring in old or unused jeans to their second period class, and the department with the most jeans receives a treat the following week.

Thanks to Mr. Ganahl and his incredible students for organizing this drive!

(To learn more about INCED, click HERE!)

Jean Drive

Stu Stiles – WIAA Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to MSHS Junior Stu Stiles on being named WIAA Athlete of the Week!

Stu earned this recognition for his performance against Mead in last week’s Catmania game.  Please check out a full description via the WIAA website by clicking HERE.

Congratulations, Stu!

Two Wildcats are SWAB Finalists

The Inland Northwest Sportswriters and Broadcasters (SWAB) annually name finalists for male athlete, female athlete and teams of the year.  Simply put, this is our regional “Who’s Who” of high school sports.  When the nominations were announced last week, Mt. Spokane High School stood proud as two Wildcat athletes were named as award finalists:

Sierra Bezdicek was named the GSL girls golfer of the year and won a State 3A championship last spring.

This fall, Riley Richardson was the leading scorer for Mt. Spokane’s State 3A second-place soccer team and earned GSL MVP honors

Congratulations, girls, on your nominations!

(Click HERE for complete information on the SWAB awards.)

Natalie’s Journey to New Orleans!

What an honor.

This phrase continually echoed through my mind as I thought about the incredible opportunity that MSHS senior Natalie Pilgeram experienced on Saturday, July 12th in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Natalie represented Washington State at the opening of the National WWII Museum in New Orleans this past weekend.  Her trip was the culmination of work that Natalie expended last year for National History Day.  Please click HERE to see her incredible work on Boeing that earned Natalie the designation of Washington State representative.

Wearing her Tulane shirt proudly through the hallways of Mt. Spokane after her return home, it was truly a pleasure to congratulate Natalie on this much-deserved honor!

UPDATE: Click HERE for a wonderful article from Boeing that details Natalie’s experience.

US Freedom
The Boeing exhibit displayed in New Orleans, Louisiana