Giving Back – MSHS Fills the Bus!

Caring ‘Cats.

Thank you to our ASB and class advisors and students for organizing a weekend food drive at our local Yoke’s to support those in our community.

With the task of filling a school bus, students asked shoppers to consider purchasing food to donate. When the drive ended, over 1,000 pounds of food was donated to our local food bank. What a gift!

Thank you, ‘Cats, for giving of yourselves to help others!

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MSHS HOSA – What a weekend!

The Health Occupations (HOSA) team at Mt. Spokane continues to grow each year, and this past weekend was another memorable moment!

Thirty MSHS students boarded a charter bus last week to attend the 2016 State HOSA Leadership conference in Bothell, Washington. Of the thirty who competed, 9 qualified for the National Conference this June in Nashville, Tennessee. These qualifiers include:

Derek Bouvier, Patrick Johnson, Makenzie Funk and Sierra Poquette
3rd in HOSA Bowl

Anoop Hothi, Sukhleen Bolina and Hunter Hohman
2nd in Creative Problem Solving

Derek Bouvier – 2nd in Pathophysiology

Jenna Lawrey – 3rd in Veterinary Science

James Alford – 1st in Prepared Speaking

Congratulations to these qualifiers and ALL of our students who represented Mt. Spokane with complete class! Special thanks to our advisor, Raeleen Epperson, for her dedication to these students!

Go ‘Cats!

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Wildcats & Junior Chiefs – Off to Nationals!

While the Greater Spokane League does not have ice hockey as a represented high school sport, MSHS is proud of our students who still attack the rink each week!

Recently, three Mt. Spokane freshmen found themselves celebrating with their Spokane Junior Chiefs Bantam AA team as the group qualified for the USA Hockey Tier II Championships in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Congratulations to Jeremy Headley, Jacob Ketola and Damon Lawton on this fantastic accomplishment! We are proud!

Go Junior Chiefs! Go ‘Cats!

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Wildcat Girls Basketball – 4th at STATE!

What a magical run!

After securing a berth in the ‘Elite 8’ at the Tacoma Dome, the Wildcat Girls Basketball team made the most of their first-ever trip to the state tournament.

Opening Thursday night against the #13 ranked team in the nation, our girls gave Bellevue High School all they could handle. Losing by 9 points, the game was in reach the entire way, and this effort set the stage for the remainder of the weekend.

Wins over Prairie and Edmonds-Woodway sealed a 4th place finish and secured a first ever basketball trophy for our school. Additionally, the girls set a new record for most 3-pointers made in a game and tournament. Making 12 “3’s” against Edmonds-Woodway sealed the game record and a three-game total of 31 “3’s” is a new state record!

Due to their incredible performances, junior Jaidyn Lyman was named to the first-team All-Tournament team as published by the Seattle Times. Senior Jordan Smith capped a memorable senior season by being named to the second-team all-tournament roster.

Congratulations to our girls and Coach David Pratt! What a season!

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Wildcat Dance – ON TO STATE!

This weekend our Wildcat Dance team scored 210 points at Lewis & Clark High School and qualified for the State Dance & Drill Competition March 26th in Yakima!

Congratulations to Nancy Butz and our girls for a fantastic season!

Go ‘Cats!

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Wildcat DECA – National Qualifiers!

The trend continues!

After taking a large contingent of Wildcats to the State DECA Competition in Bellevue this past weekend, an amazing 19 students qualified for nationals this spring in Nashville, Tennessee. From advisor Dave Whitehead, here are the specific results:

With over 5000 students competing this weekend at state, Mt. Spokane DECA had an amazing showing:

* Meghan Tabacek 1st in Sports and Entertainment Marketing (only the 3rd time in our 20 years having a 1st place finisher)
* Lucas Thompson 2nd in Sports and Entertainment Marketing
* Noah Russell 3rd in Professional Sales
* Sydney Campbell & Jesse Dupuis 6th in Travel & Tourism Marketing
* Kenneth (Teddy) Headley 7th in Personal Financial Literacy
* Sam Spears and Jared Mehring placed 8th in Financial Team Decision Making.

Also making on to the stage as having one of the top role plays were Nick Haynie in Quick Serve Restaurant Management and Regeanne Leen in Business Service Management.​​

Before we went to state we had already qualified 11 students for nationals including:
* School Base Enterprise (Food) – Kaylee Piper, Alexa Biever, Alexis Desautel
* School Base Enterprise (Retail) – Kaylen Carlson, Abbey Miller, Jared Mehring
* The Stock Market Game – Placing in the top 25 in the western region Hannah Hess, Alexys Coolbaugh, Amy Turbak
* Thrive – Renee Klemmer, and Geena McNett
* Brooke Pefley as made it on-stage in Sports and Entertainment Marketing.

Congratulations to all these students and Dave Whitehead. . . what a showing!

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Wildcat Wrestling – 2nd at STATE!

The Mt. Spokane wrestling team qualified nine competitors to the state tournament, Mat Classic, in Tacoma.

After numerous rounds on 16 mats in the Tacoma Dome, our team placed 2nd in the entire state of Washington. This finish was the highest ever for Mt. Spokane, and we are proud! Highlighting the tournament were placers Jacob Howerton (3rd), Morgan Ruegsegger (3rd), Andrew Hoover (3rd), Jacob Sander (3rd), Alec Hoover (2nd) and Blake Haney (2nd).

Congratulations to coaches Travis Hughes, Rob Renner and their staff for a magical run!

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Wildcat Gymnastics – What a season!

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Taking a strong contingent of six gymnasts to the Tacoma Dome for State Gymnastics, Coach Dana Hunt knew her girls were primed to have a special weekend. When the final results were tallied, she was absolutely correct! Led by STATE CHAMPION Jade Anderson on the floor exercise, teammates followed suit to complete one of the best finishes in our school’s history. Reigan Kampmann placed fifth on vault and tied for ninth on floor. Brooke Fraser placed seventh on beam with Carly Hattenburg placing twelfth on the same apparatus. Rounding out the placers, Jade Anderson finished eleventh on vault and twelfth on uneven bars.
Congratulations, girls, for an incredible season! What a wonderful way to end for our back-to-back GSL Champions!
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MSHS ProStart – 2nd in STATE!

Congratulations to our ProStart program for their 2nd place finish at state!

MSHS students Sophia Barnes, Anastasia Hjermstad, Linzi Sandlin, Meridian O’Donnal and Rachel Liljenquist perfected three courses in an intense culinary competition that featured 14 teams from across the sate! Their 2nd place performance in Tacoma is the highest of any program in Eastern Washington!

Congrats, too, to advisor Joanie Pringle-Jones as she logged countless hours helping to prepare this team. . . what an accomplishment!

Go ‘Cats!

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