MSHS Dominates Spokane Scholars


The annual Spokane Scholars award banquet was held at the Spokane Convention Center on Monday, April 22, and Mt. Spokane High School absolutely stole the show.  With four awards given in six disciplines including Social Studies, English , Science, Math, Fine Arts and World Language, MSHS nominees won three of the six first-place awards and also earned a second-place award.  This was a historic showing for our school, and everyone in attendance was speaking about Mt. Spokane.

Mt. Spokane nominees included Natalie Pilgeram (Social Studies), Leah Wurst (Math), John Babb (Fine Arts), Patrick Mudd (Science), Emily Stephens (World Languages) and Carter Bastian (English).  During the award presentation, Leah Wurst placed second in mathematics and earned a $3000.00 award.  Our three first-place award winners were Natalie Pilgeram in Social Studies, Carter Bastian in English and Emily Stephens in World Languages.  Each of these students earned a $4000.00 award.

The 2013 Spokane Scholars banquet will be remembered for many reasons, but my lasting memories are focused on the pure joy that was evident on the faces of our students, parents and staff members.  Truly, the passion and excitement that emanated from all six of our candidates was palpable, and the celebrations that ensued after each presentation were extremely rewarding to witness.

Thanks to everyone who was involved!  What a great night to be a part of the Mt. Spokane High School community!


Wonderful Assembly Ends a Difficult Week

What a week.

When the news from Boston hit the airwaves on Monday, students and staff at Mt. Spokane took time to observe a moment of silence for all those impacted by the tragic events during the Boston Marathon.  During this time, our thoughts drifted to the east coast to people we will probably never meet.  Regardless, I was so proud of the honor and respect our students demonstrated.

Today, we came together as a school to celebrate the accomplishments of students and, quite simply, to have fun.  From the Mario Bros. theme to our staff rappers, I’m not sure there was anyone in the audience who didn’t crack a smile.  My highlight, however, was the passionate sining of the National Anthem.  To say I was proud of our students during this time would be a gross understatement.

Now, entering a weekend, I’m about to watch our baseball and track teams compete at Gonzaga Prep and Shadle Park, respectively.  A glorious ending to a difficult week!

I wish all of our students and families a relaxing, and productive, weekend!

DECA visits Washington Trust Bank

Relevance is goal.  This week, Mt. Spokane DECA students were given the chance to understand how their experience relates to the community.

With the guidance of Washington Trust Bank and Mr. Dave Whitehead, Mt. Spokane DECA students experienced a day learning about the banking industry.  From a sit-down lunch presentation in a boardroom to a full tour, our budding business majors were treated to a fantastic day.

Thanks to all who made this happen!  What a great experience!



MSHS Soccer Continues to Battle

The GSL boys soccer race is as tight as any season in recent memory.

With only four matches left, our Wildcat boys squad sits with a 3-2 record in the GSL. . . only one game behind league-leaders Mead and Ferris.  This Wednesday, April 17th our ‘Cats will travel to Rogers for a GSL contest that begins at 4:00pm.  Coaches and players would love the support against the Pirates!

Save the date:  Soccer Senior Night @ MSHS vs. Mead.  4:00pm on Friday, April 26th.


Wildcat Softball defeats Mead!

The wind was no match for a focused Wildcat softball team at home this Tuesday, as our girls showed grit and determination to defeat first-place Mead 6-3.

A back-and-forth affair that was finally decided by a four-run fifth inning, our varsity coaches and players were all smiles after their win against our in-district rival.

The girls are back at home this Thursday, April 18th against Gonzaga Prep.  All ‘Cats are encouraged to attend and support the girls!  First pitch is 4:00pm. . . see you there!

Wildcat Baseball in the Hunt

The varsity baseball program is in the hunt once again.

With eight games remaining in the GSL schedule, our Wildcats are tied for second place with an 8-2 record.  After dropping two hard-fought games against University and Mead, our boys rebounded to defeat the Panthers at MSHS Tuesday night.  Back-to-back games against lead leader Gonzaga Prep take place on Thursday and Friday of this week, and we’re hoping for a great turnout for our home contest this Thursday.  (First pitch is at 4:00pm!)

Congratulations to all those involved in the program.  We are proud of your accomplishments thus far!