Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Stewart Signs with GMC

Harlee Stewart has signed a letter of intent to play softball with the Georgia Military College. Pictured are (front row) Ashley Bunn (GMC Head Softball Coach), Harlee, Pam Stewart (her mom); (back row) Principal Jim Finch, Hannah Grossman (MP Head Softball Coach), Eddie Stewart (her dad), Bryan Stewart (her brother), Eddie Wise (GMC Assistant Softball Coach).
 Power Companies Donate to New Energy Pathway
Representatives from Oglethorpe Power Corporation and Georgia Transmission Corporation presented Mary Persons High School with a generous donation.  The money will be used to fund an electric powered car that will be built by the students in the new Energy Pathway.  The students will then race the finished car in Electrathon America competitions.   
2016 Literary Team

Girl's Solo
Sharon Kinsella and alternate Janelle Schultz
Boy's Solo
Jackson Harvey and alternate Michael Shannon
Girl's Trio
Katie Gorman, Lindsey Kinsella and Sharon Kinsella 
Alternates: Rebecca Clements, Lauren Flowers and Stephanie Nix
Candidates for Boy's Quartet
Tim Clements, Jeffrey Dunbar, Jackson Harvey, Michael Shannon, 
Kyle Sullivan, Josh Swiney, Josh Ware and Beau Watson
Humorous Interpretation
Lindsey Kinsella and alternate Torianna Harris
Dramatic Interpretation
Kinsey DeGroat and alternate Harley Hay 
Duo Interpretation
Will Bazemore and Sydney Everett
Alternates: Gabe Gordon-Phillips and Erin Owens
Rhetorical Essay
Lindsey Kinsella and alternate Kayley Dale
Argumentative Essay
Will Bazemore and alternate Emily Pollock
Personal Essay 
Sullivan Giles and alternate Addie Sparks
Domestic Extemp
Erin Owens and alternate Addie Sparks
International Extemp 
Kyle Sullivan and alternate Anmol Patel
The cost is currently $65, 
and will be increasing soon.
Senior Superlatives Named
Biggest Heart
Alex Poland
Colby Young

Next Picasso
Kinsey DeGroat
Dee Gaines

Wrong Decade
Allie Gleaton
Conner Johnson

Best to Take Home 
to Mom & Dad
Caroline Jones
Will Bazemore

Most Likely to Be on 
a Reality Show
Anna Marie Gainey
Marcquii Hicks

Most Likely to Be 
in the Olympics
Amecia Pennamon
Bruce McCall

Best Smile
Kadijah Hatcher
Joshua Ware

Most Likely to Rule the World
Sharon Kinsella
Harrison Fry

Most Likely to Win 
a Nobel Peace Prize
Lindsey Kinsella
Joshua Addison

Best All-Around CHAMP
Megan Green
Deonte Bond
Teacher Superlatives Named
(voted on by the Senior Class)

Best Dressed
Dr. Bazemore & Mr. Magda

Most Quotable 
Mrs. Barber & Coach Carey

Most Likely to Win a Rap Battle
Mrs. McElhaney & Mr. McElhaney

Most School Spirit
Mrs. Christie Johnston & Coach Simmons

Mrs. Greenway & Mark H. Smith

Most Likely to Be at a Rock Concert
Mrs. Brady & Mr. Gordon
Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization 
dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology.  They will be offering a FREE Summer Immersion Program this summer for girls who will be going into the 11th or 12th grade.  Click here to sign up for this FREE 7-week introduction to computer science. Apply beginning January 19, 2016. The deadline to register is March 1, 2016. Click here for more details. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Christina Barfield,
GaDOE Parent Survey
The Georgia Department of Education Parent Survey  contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet.  For parents that do not have access to the Internet, please visit our schools to complete the Georgia Parent Survey.  We encourage all parents to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis.  Individual data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online.  
Counselors News
Students can use a waiver if they have free/reduced lunch or are a member of TRIO.
2016 FAFSA
(Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is now available. Seniors who are planning to go to a technical, 2-year, or 4- year college MUST complete a FAFSA.
AP Exam Payments
Students may start making payments for their AP exams.  The cost of each exam is $93.  

The fee schedule is:
                                  Nov. 6              Feb. 5
                                  Dec. 4              Mar. 4
                                  Jan. 8               
This will allow student to make 5 low payments (4 low payments of $20.00 + 5th payment of $13.00).  
Parents may also pay for AP exams online via their MySchoolBucks account.  All major credit cards are accepted and there will be an additional $3 charge.  Please see Ms. Burston if you have any questions.  
Attention Seniors & Parents

If you have been accepted to a college, please 
bring in a copy of your acceptance letter or email 
to us so we can include your picture on the 
college acceptance bulletin board.
Are you using CommonApp to apply for college?
If so Khan Academy has an excellent tutorial with step-by-step instructions that can be found here at their website.  

Fine Arts News
Art News
Students' Artworks Selected for Display
Congratulations to the following students whose artworks have been selected to be part of this year's Protegé Exhibition at the Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences. Artworks will be on display through February.
Matthew Hellier
Bailey Miller
Triston Sexton 
Kinsey Geer
Miranda Lipham
Band News
Five band members were selected to participate in the University of Georgia's band festival, Janfest. This festival includes the top musicians from the best programs in the state. Three students were also selected for the top honor bands.  This is the most students to be selected into the top groups of Janfest from Mary Persons under the direction of Mr. Thompson.  Congratulations to Zach Potts, Addie Sparks, Rilyn McKallip, Morgan Goodwin, and Jefery Dunbar for representing Mary Persons well!
Chorus News
Congratulations to the following eight students who passed the second round All-State Chorus auditions and will be participating in the 2016 All-State Chorus in February

Sunny DeVane
Lauren Flowers
Lindsey Kinsella
Sharon Kinsella
Stephanie Nix
Zoe Potts
Naomi Sanders
Isabelle Williams
Club News
Beta Club News
Important Upcoming Dates:
  • Beta Induction Ceremony - March 1
  • Beta Convention - March 4-5
  • Lip-Sync Contest - March 15 - to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project
  • The next meeting will be Wednesday, January 27 after school in room 226
  • FBLA will be selling Blizzards after school on Thursdays.  Support FBLA and help them raise money for State Competition.  Blizzards are $2.00 each!! Choose from these flavors:  Oreo, Cookie Dough, M & M, Reese's, Strawberry Cheesequake.
FCA News
SkillsUSA News
Our SkillsUSA TeamWorks will advance to the State Championships in March. Congratulations to Cooper Jump, Aaron Bell, Gavin Bleshoy, CW Walker and Trey DeRieux.    
CW Walker, Cooper Jump, Trey DeRieux,
Aaron Bell, & Gavin Bleshoy
The TeamWorks competition requires students to demonstrate mastery in carpentry, masonry, electrical and plumbing by interpreting a set of blueprints and then constructing a structure according to the plans and specifications. Teams are given approximately 12 hours over the course of 2 days to complete the project. Please encourage these team members as they prepare for the state competition.
TSA News

Sports News
Basketball News
Schedule of Remaining Games
golf5.jpg Golf News
There will be a very brief Golf meeting in Coach Gordon's room Thursday, January 28th, immediately after school.
Wrestling News
Schedule of Remaining Matches
Spring Sports are Starting Up
Check out the schedules below and make plans to attend some of the events.

Media Center Message
OverDrive eBooks
Borrow eBooks (fiction and nonfiction), and audio-books 
from your school library - ANYWHERE, ANYTIME. 
All you need is your username and password, 
the same credentials that are used to access computers at school. 
eBooks may be downloaded to your Kindle app, or in ePub format.
*Please see Mrs. English if you need assistance.

Link Your Ingles Card to MPHS
Ingles cards must be re-linked each year. Our school code is 10509.
*See Mrs. English for passwords to the 
resources that require a password.


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