The Texas Association of Secondary Principals (TASSP) recently announced the 20 members of the All-State Academic Excellence Team and the 5 members of the Teens Serving Texas Team. Mount Pleasant High School was honored to have a student chosen for each team.
Jose Liera, a senior at Mount Pleasant High School, has been selected as a member of the TASSP All-State Academic Excellence Team. This prestigious award was designed to recognize Texas high school seniors for their outstanding academic achievements and the rewards of superior scholarship.
Many outstanding senior students were nominated by their high school principals based on their SAT or ACT scores, academic grade point average, pursuit of advanced diploma, and other evidence of exceptional academic ability. Each student nominated was asked to write a 300-500 word essay to submit with the application. From this group of outstanding young scholars, only twenty were chosen for the TASSP All State Academic Excellence Team.
Tripp Hinton, also a senior at Mount Pleasant High School, has been selected by TASSP for the Teens Serving Texas Award. This prestigious award was designed to recognize Texas high school seniors who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of community service, leadership and personal accomplishments.
To be considered for this award a student must be nominated by their high school principal. Applicants were selected based on their overall grade point average, pursuit of advanced diploma, and evidence of exceptional service to the community. Each student nominee completed an application that included reference letters, a personal goals essay and documentation of their contribution to the community. From this state-wide group of outstanding leaders, only five were chosen to receive the Teens Serving Texas Award.
As members of the TASSP All-State Academic Excellence Team and the Teens Serving Texas team, Liera and Hinton will each be awarded a $500 scholarship and will be formally recognized at the TASSP Summer Workshop in Austin, Texas on June 13, 2019.
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MPHS Principal Dustin Cook, Jose Liera, Tripp Hinton, MPHS senior counselor Dawn Trickey