Nine senior members of the Mount Pleasant High School Goin’ Gold Band signed letters of intent to attend The University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) on Friday, February 7. Gary Meggs, UAM Director of Bands, presented the students with their letters in front of an audience of family and friends. All nine will be on scholarship with the UAM Band with awards totaling $342,000. Twenty-five other band members were also offered scholarships bringing the grand total offered to MPHS band members to $988,000.
Those signing with UAM include Chris Araiza, Jenifer Deciga, Chelsea Goar, Alvin Gonzalez, Dorali Hernandez, Rianna Jeffery, David Nava, Omar Ramirez, and Jesus Vazquez.
“These students are very deserving of these scholarships,” said MPHS Head Band Director and Director of Fine Arts, Dr. Theodus Luckett III. “They have worked very hard throughout their band career at MPHS. This is a testament to the support they have received from MPISD Administration and the Mount Pleasant community.”
From left to right:
Chelsea Goar, Alvin Gonzales, Omar Ramirez, Rianna Jeffery, Dorali Hernandez, Jenifer Deciga, David Nava, Chris Araiza, and Jesus Vazquez
Back, Dr. Theodus Luckett III, MPISD Director of Fine Arts and Goin’ Gold Band Head Director