Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Congratulations Mrs. Holloway!!
Monroe County School System's Teacher of the Year!!!
Elizabeth Holloway of Mary Persons High School is Monroe County School System's 
Teacher of the Year for 2016. Mrs. Holloway, who is a special education Access Teacher, 
was named with the honor during the Board of Education's regular meeting on Tuesday.

Mrs. Holloway has been a teacher at Mary Persons for the past four years. She has helped create the successful MPHS Best Buddies Club which has fast become the most popular 
extra-curricular organization on campus. Each of the school-level Teachers of the Year received gift baskets with items donated by the Forsyth/Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, Board of Education, Georgia Athletic Club, United Bank, Person's Banking Company, Middle Georgia RESA, Southern Smiles Dentistry, and each school.   As System Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Holloway also will receive a Teacher of the Year Ring from 
Josten's, a share certificate from MidSouth Credit Union, flowers from Flowers by Helen, 
and a one-year lease on a new car from Volume Chevrolet. 
ACCESS Program Featured in EMC Newsletter

Central Georgia EMC has featured 
our ACCESS program in their recent newsletter. 

Congratulations to Our MGRESA Regional 
Young GA Authors Winners
1st Place in 9th Grade - Bailey Storey
1st Place in 10th Grade - Kaitlin Hill
3rd Place in 11th Grade - Mary Sullivan Giles
2nd Place in 12th Grade - Caleb Allison
1st Place Winners will advance to the State Competition in May.
MP JROTC Program Begins
Lieutenant Colonel Titus Brown with be the new JROTC Senior Army
Instructor at Mary Persons High School.We are excited to introduce 
Lieutenant Colonel Titus Brown as the new JROTC Senior Army 
Instructor at Mary Persons High School. LTC Brown is coming from 
Atlanta Public Schools where he is currently serving as Deputy 
Director of Army Instructors at the district level. He has extensive 
experience in operations and administrative functions of JROTC 
and is uniquely suited to successfully nurture this brand new program.  
In addition to a B.S. in Business Administration, LTC Brown also 
holds two Masters of Arts degrees and a current JROTC certification 
from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. He has been 
married to Rosalyn Michelle Brown for 26 years and together they 
have a 16 year old son and 14 year old daughter.  We value 
the leadership, knowledge and professionalism that LTC Brown 
will bring to our JROTC program.  
Prom 2016
2016 Prom Queen & King
Kadijah Hatcher & Deante Bond
Students who are interested in ordering Leadout Pictures may contact the photographer through Facebook.  The name of his page is B'in with Ben and students and parents need to private message him with the size picture they want and say "MP Senior 16" on the photo they'd like to order. His name is Benjamin Kaguwo and his phone number is 678-235-1952
You may contact him with any questions
Energy Pathway Students Tour 
Smarr Energy Facility

1st Year - Energy Pathway students recently visited the Smarr Energy Facility located in nearby Smarr.  
During our visit we got a chance to see a gas-fired power plant up close.  This power facility is a "peaker plant" meaning it only runs during times of peak demand on the system.  The power plant was actually up and running when we visited.  In the photo are 1st Year - Energy Pathway students and an Oglethorpe Power Corporation engineer who works at the plant.  We are standing in one of the work rooms they have on site.   Mr. Meacham would like to give a big CHAMP shout-out to all of the Energy & Power employees who shared their time and knowledge with us during our visit.
Congratulations to Our 2016-2017 
Student Council Representatives

Class of 2017
Mauricia Evans
Amber Harvey
Anna Helen McKelvey
Chloe Passmore
Colton Perkins
Jordan Rozier
Rachel White
Sasha White
Class of 2018
Madeline Copeland
Kennedy Finch
Abigail Hightower
Anaya Kelley
Stephanie Pierotti
Naomi Sanders
Beau Watson
Leia Williams
Class of 2019
Mollee Ayers
Sunny DeVane
Anna Hightower
Haley Johnson
Morgan Lawson
Audrey Parrott
Madison Penn
Rachel Sparks

Senior News
Seniors should send in a baby picture for the senior slide show, as well as candid pictures from middle school through high school. Please send them to by April 29.

Caps and gowns will be delivered April 25, and the class picture will be taken that day as well. There will be a signup sheet soon for individual cap and gown pictures. Listen to the announcements for more details.

Cap & Gown Pictures
If any students want to purchase the group cap and gown picture, or if they are interested in signing up for individual pictures, they need to see Mrs. LIttle. She has forms available in her room, and Mrs. Peacock and Coach Simmons have some as well. Students will also need to sign up for a time for the individual pictures. All money for pictures is due on Monday, the day pictures are taken.
March Madness with ACCESS
Mr. Jenkins had every coach complete a March Madness bracket. Coach Steve Herr was the only coach to select a winning bracket as he was the only person bold enough to select Villanova over North Carolina! To reward his winning selection, Mr. Jenkins and his students Gerald Walton and Auterro High presented Coach Herr with a certificate and 2 Wendy's meal vouchers, donated by Best Buddies. 
Counselors News
Visit the MP Counselors' Web Page!!!
*Do you need a transcript?
*Do you need an Attendance & ADAP Form?
*Seniors: do you need FAFSA, scholarships, and recommendation information?
You can find all of this and more on the Counselor's Web Page.
Honors Nights & Graduation
Honors Night for underclassmen will be Thursday, April 28th.  The Senior Honors Night program will be held on Thursday, May 5th at 6:30 p.m. on the Tift Campus at Roberts Chapel. Students will be honored for various achievements, scholarships and academic accomplishments.

Graduation is Friday, June 3rd at 8:00 p.m. at Dan Pitts Stadium.
*The deadline to pay for AP Exams has been extended to March 21st.

Fine Arts News

Band News

Congratulations to the following students for being accepted onto the 2016-2017 Mary Persons Auxiliary Team!

Riley Allen
Georgia Comer
Taylor Brown
Brittany Evans
Mayra Garcia
Karion Childs
Ana Harvil
Tiffani Dean
Makayla Leach
Julia Jenkins
Lindsay Martin
Megan Kelly
Lorelai Lance
Lexi McCowell
Zada Neal
Jasmines Moore
Chyanne Rowlett
Aaliyah Smith
Trinity Self
Juliann Stevenson
Musical Theater News

Club News
Best Buddies News
Best Buddies is selling $3 coupons redeemable for a Wendy's 1/4 Dave's Single Cheeseburger Combo meal. The normal price for the combo meal is $7.19. See any Access teacher or Best Buddies officers to purchase yours!
FBLA is selling World's Finest Chocolate bars for $1.00 each to raise money for the national leadership conference.

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
FCA meets 
EVERY Friday 
@ 7:30 
MPHS Media Center
Sports News
Cheerleader News
Important Upcoming Dates

Tryouts - April 25-29 3:30-5:30 p.m.
All of the above will take place 
at the Banks Stephens Gym.

For more information please contact 
Kyle Ward at

Try out packets are located in the front office at each campus.
Softball News
Softball Tryouts for High School are May 9th - May 13th at Banks Stephens Softball Field from 3:30-5:30. Middle school tryouts are May 16th- 20th at Banks Stephens Softball Field from 3:30-5:30 (Weather Permitted).
You must have a physical to tryout. 

If you have any questions please contact Coach Grossman 
Soccer News
The Girls team lost last week to West Laurens 3-0. We will need to win this week's games against Perry and Howard for a playoff spot.

Boys Soccer knocks off Veterans
The Mary Persons boys soccer team has won six straight games following last Fridays 1-0 triumph at Veterans. The Bulldogs (12-2-1) used a first-half goal by junior Shane King to secure the victory on a sloppy, rainy night in Kathleen, Ga. King's free kick from outside the penalty box found the lower corner of the goal to give MP a lead it would not relinquish. Goalkeeper Brock Hulsey was outstanding in net for MP, making several crucial saves to secure the win. Senior Trea Atkins led the defense to its seventh shutout of the season. The win capped off a week in which the Bulldogs won three straight region games. Last Tuesday they knocked off Baldwin, 10-0. They then followed that up with a 3-0 road victory at West Laurens. MP now sits alone in second place in the region standings. The Bulldogs have a shot at winning the region title if they can win their last two games and get some help.

Tennis News
The MP Tennis Team traveled to John Drew Smith Tennis Center last Thursday, 4/14, to participate in the region tournament. The girls ended as the number 3 seed in Region 2-AAAA and will travel to Burke County on Tuesday, 4/19, for the first round of state playoffs. Winners included Anna Wilks for singles, and the teams of Cadi Seitz/Abby Rigole and Megan Beall/Stephanie Pierotti. The boys ended as the number 4 seed and will travel to Wayne County for their first state playoff round on Wednesday, 4/20. Winners during the region included David Johns, Conner Johnson, and Harrison Fry for singles. 
Track News
The Bulldog track teams competed at the home meet yesterday, April 15th, against Northeast Macon and Monticello High School.  Both girls and boys teams finished 1st place with a number of outstanding performances contributing to the win. In the field events the 1st place finishers were: Niesha Lyons in the shot put, Lindsey Smith in the Discus Throw, and Olympia High in the triple jump.  Malik Herring in the shot put and discus throw,  Ty Danielly in the long jump, and Dee Gaines in the High Jump. The 1st places in the running events for the boy's team were: Lawson Welson in the 1 mile run, Kendrell Taylor in the 100 meter dash, Jamari Jackson for the 200 meter dash, and the 4 by 4 relay team.  Girl's 1st place finishers were:  Morgan Haney in the 1 mile, Carrie Neal in the 800 meter, Amecia Pennamon in the 100 meter and 200 meter, Olympia High in the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles, and both 4 by 100 and 4 by 400 meter relays.  Congratulations Bulldogs!  The Bulldog track and field teams will be competing for the 2AAAA Region Championship on April 19th through 21st in hopes of continuing their season to the Sectional meet.  The Region Meet will be held in Warner Robins, GA.
Spring Sports Schedules
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