The Mount Pleasant High School Speech and Debate team competed at the Longhorn Classic on The University of Texas at Austin campus on December 7-8. Senior Ja’Quacy Minter was named a semifinalist in Oral Interpretation. He was one of the top 32 competitors out of 115 entries. He now has bids to compete at the Tournament of Champions in Kentucky and at the Nebraska National Individual Events Tournament of Champions.
“I am so lucky to have Ja’Quacy in my program,” said MPHS Speech and Debate Coach, Cody Morris. “He is the most uniquely talented individual I have ever coached. He has such an enormous talent for the performing arts and is an instrumental piece the to Mount Pleasant High School Speech and Debate team. He is one of the hardest working individuals I have and just an overall great student. He has become the most decorated performer in school history. I wish I had a dozen more students just like him.”
Ja’Quacy is the son of Tedd and Danielle Minter.