MSHS Dance Team Places 3rd at SPHS!

Congratulations to the Mt Spokane High School Dance Team for placing 3rd in the Pom Division at the Shadle Park Dance Team Competition!

Along with their 3rd place team award, team member Corri Budge placed 3rd in the drill down competition.  Way to go, Corri!

The Team is now preparing for districts which will be on March 9th at Lewis and Clark High School.  Teams who qualify at LC will then compete at the 2013 State Dance & Drill Competition in Yakima!

Thank you, girls, for your dedication and hard work!



MSHS Musicians Recognized as All-State & All-Northwest

Mt. Spokane High School was proud to have three of our talented musicians attend the All-State/All-Northwest music festival and conference in Portland, Oregon.  These students had to submit a set audition electronically and were chosen for this prestigious opportunity by a panel of professional musicians and music educators.
Congratulations Natalie, John and Patrick!  We are proud of you!
Natalie Pilgeram, clarinet – All State Band
John Petrovich, trumpet – All State Band
Patrick Moeller, clarinet – All Northwest Band

John Hoover – KXLY Shining Star

John Hoover has had quite a weekend!

First, a memorable run at Mat Classic resulted in a state wrestling championship at 145 pounds.  As if this wasn’t enough, John was also recognized as the 3A academic state championship in his weight class. . . what an honor!

Now, thanks to KXLY’s “Shining Star” program, John has been recognized by the news station for his efforts both inside and outside the classroom.

Congratulations, John!  You are most deserving!

Click HERE to watch KXLY’s feature on John.


MSHS Wrestling Makes History

The Mt. Spokane Wrestling program capped their best season in school history with a memorable weekend at the state championships, (Mat Classic), in Tacoma this past weekend.

Seven wrestlers qualified for Mat Classic including Pete Wilkes, Alec Hoover, Christian Nibarger, Richie Bondurant, Kiegen Schauer,  John Hoover and Tom Harvey.  When the weekend finished, all seven wrestlers won a match with Christian Nibarger placing 5th, Kiegen Schauer and Tom Harvey placing second, and John Hoover winning a state championship.  The efforts of these seven athletes resulted in a 5th place team finish and a strong desire to return in 2014.  As the hours flew by at the Tacoma Dome, I couldn’t have felt more pride in any group of student/athletes.  Truly, it was a wonderful time for the boys who competed and the families and friends who traveled in support.

Additionally, all three wrestlers who made the state finals, (Kiegen Schauer, Tom Harvey and John Hoover), were also recognized as state academic championship in their respective weight classes.  Mt. Spokane was the only 3A or 4A school to have three academic state champions, and these accolades made a clear statement that Mt. Spokane wrestlers are champions both inside the classroom and on the mat.  Congratulations, Kiegen, Tom and John for your ability to achieve in both arenas!

Great job Wildcat Wrestling!  I look forward to a great 2013-14 season!

MSHS Aerospace Engineering Visits Fairchild AFB

What an experience!

Students in Bill Patrick’s Aerospace Engineering program took a visit to Fairchild AFB last week to take a tour and watch their learning in action.  As a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) course at Mt. Spokane, these students are in their third year of engineering and have the ability to earn college credit while taking coursework in high school.

Thanks to Bill for his willingness to schedule this memorable opportunity for our students!

Seven ‘Cats to Compete at Mat Classic

February 8th and 9th proved to be historic for the Mt. Spokane Wrestling program.

When the dust had settled on the regional wrestling meet at Sunnyside High School, MSHS had qualified seven (7) wrestlers to the state tournament with three (3) individual champions.

Congratulations to all who competed this weekend!  We are proud of your determination and hard work.  Best of luck to our “Magnificent Seven” who will wrestle another weekend!

Championship Finals

120: Schauer (MtS) d. Smith (Rog) 3-0

145: Hoover (MtS) d. Schmidt (SP) 4-3

220: Harvey (MtS) d. Robinson (Rog) 3-2

Consolation Finals

106: Torres (Sun) md. Wilkes (MtS) 12-1

120: Guerrero (Sun) d. Hoover (MtS) 3-1

132: Bondurant (MtS) d. Clute (NC) 8-2

138: Nibarger (MtS) p. Ruiz (Sun) 2:26

Wildcat Gymnasts Continue to Make History

A magical season continues for the MSHS gymnastics program.

After a regular season that saw our gymnasts set a record for most points scored in a GSL meet, the team took regionals by storm.  Led by ninth-grader, and state qualifier, Jade Anderson, our girls placed third as a team. . . the best in school history!

Congratulations to our coaches and student/athletes!  Best of luck to Jade as she represents MSHS in Tacoma this upcoming weekend!

Mt. Spokane WDFY Continues to Grow!

The commitment to remain drug and alcohol free has been embraced by WDFY members at Mt. Spokane.

Washington Drug-Free Youth (WDFY) is a club open to all interested students.  When club members join, they commit to voluntary drug tests administered by PAML throughout the school year.  As an reward for their healthy lifestyle choice, students are given discounts at numerous local establishments.

Congratulations to all of our Wildcat WDFY members!

Click HERE for more information on Washington Drug Free Youth.

Dance Team places 2nd!

Congratulations, girls!

The Mt. Spokane Dance Team had a memorable weekend at the John R. Rogers competition that took place on Saturday, February 2nd.  Competing in both hip-hop and pom, Wildcat Dance placed 2nd in the hip-hop division to qualify for districts!

This recognition was well-deserved as these girls have worked extremely hard!

Great job to all!