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Awards & Recognition

We are very proud of all our students and their accomplishments.

2019 -2020 School Year

February 2020

Hawkeye earns the First Amendment Press Freedom Award 

For the seventh year in a row (and ninth time overall), our learning community has been named a recipient of the prestigious First Amendment Press Freedom Award. While the focus of this award is on the relationship between the student media and our campus community, the award is presented to the entire school because of its commitment to the principles of the First Amendment. None of this is possible without the concerted effort of all of us – students, staff, administration, district personnel, CTE staff, school board and community. Your continued support of the incredible tradition we have here at MTHS goes all the way back to the school's inception in 1960 and it is certainly unique to our region. Here is the official press release: http://jea.org/wp/blog/2020/02/25/9-schools-win-first-amendment-press-freedom-award/

Wrestlers Earn State Academic Awards!

 A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS goes out to the following wrestlers for their WSWCA State Academic Achievement Awards: 

Dylan Breuer was named the 152 pound
2A-Academic State Champion
Dylan Breuer

Alex Williams (145 lb) and Arun Khou (138 lb) both earned WSWCA All-state Academic Honorable Mention. 

Alex Williams  Arun

Wrestler to State! 
CONGRATULATIONS to Tommy Tran as he heads to State Wrestling.Tommy Tran


Boy Swimmers Heading to State

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS goes out to the following boy swimmers as they have qualified for STATE this upcoming weekend:

                    Connor Leaty (200 medley relay, 400 free relay)

                    Kai Hinch (200 medley relay, 200 free relay)

                    Antonio Nguyen (200 medley relay, 400 free relay)

                    Drew Daly (200 medley relay, 200 free relay)

                    Eric Gallagher (200 free relay, 400 free relay)

                    Noah Jorgensen (200 free relay, 400 free relay)

                    Leo Diaz (Medley alt, 400 alt)

                    Rasi McCarter (Medley alt, 400 alt)

                    Chris McLellan (200 free alt)

                    Logan Middleton (200 free alt)

2A Boys Basketball Academic State Champions! 

Congratulations to Coach Sood and the Boys Basketball Team as they were awarded the 2A Boys Basketball Academic State Championship. This is an amazing honor and we are so proud of what these young men do both on the court and in the classroom.

2020 Regional Scholastic Art Award Winners

The Schack Art Center has announced the regional award recipients and two of our students received honors:  Clare Kaiyla was a Gold Key and Silver Key recipient. Annabelle Driscoll was an Honorable Mention recipient.  Great Job!

Schack Awards 2020

16 Swimmers Quality for Districts

Congratulations to our boys swim team! The following are going to Districts:

Connor Leaty (medley relay, 100 free, 100 back, 400 relay) 

Kai Hinch (medley relay, 200 IM, 200 relay, 100 breast)

Antonio Ngyuen (medley relay, 200 IM, 100 fly, 400 relay)

Drew Daly (medley relay, 50 free, 100 free, 200 relay)

Rasi McCarter (medley alt, 100 back, 400 alt)

Leo Diaz (medley alt, 50 free, 100 fly, 400 alt)

Noah Jorgensen (200 free, 100 fly, 200 relay, 400 relay)

Chris McLellan (200 free, 500 free, 200 relay alt)

Aiden Bak (200 IM)

Eric Gallagher (50 free, 100 free, 200 relay, 400 relay)

Jackson Kerr (100 fly)

Josh Wang (500 free)

Andy Tu (500 free)

Logan Middleton (200 relay alt.)

Isiah Menke (100 breast)

Aiden Simmons (100 breast)

Nine Wrestlers Headed to Regionals

Good luck to our wrestlers as they head to Regionals this weekend!

Hope Ambachew             Seraphim Treperinas            Tommy Tran

Jack Bode                      James Fletcher                    Arun Khou

Alex Williams                  Dylan Breuer                      Connor McDonald


Cheer Takes 4th at State this Weekend!

Congratulations to our cheer squad who took fourth place at State in the competitive 1A/2A/3A Small Game Day Division.

Cheer State 2020

Jazz 1 Selected for Essentially Ellington 2020

We are happy to announce that Jazz Ensemble 1 was selected for Essentially Ellington 2020!!!  They will be going to New York, New York for this festival in May.  This is our school’s 9th time going to the festival (2000, 2002 (4th Place), 2005 (3rd Place), 2008, 2011 (3rd Place), 2012, 2017, 2018).

Scoreboard Fundraiser: Thank You Donors!

Our new scoreboards have been ordered due to the generousity of the MTHS Community.  We raised $6200!  Way to go Hawks! 

Donors: Anabelle Sumera-Decoret, Andrea Nofziger Meadows, Bethany Wolbrecht-Dunn, Carla Snook, Cathrine Larse, Chandana Ekanayake, Cheryl Bauer, Colin Odell, Collins Family, Earl H, Emily Crum, Franklin Erickson, Garrison S Schauer, Glynda Ling, Heather Margo, Holly Towne, Jacobsen Family, Jennifer Middleton, Jill Perander, Judy Ryan, Kimberley Sylvester, Kimberly Baca, Laurie McCraney, Luke H. Draper, Marianne Waite, Matthew C Davis, Matthew E Blackmer, Meera Sood, Merten/Scherich Family, MTHS ASB, MTHS Boosters, Osce Robertson, Phebe Wall, Quiban Family, Robert Lewis, S. Williams Family, Sarah Strand, Scott D Smith, Sean Gearin, Sean Kirk, Shimeles Jorga, Sood/Sheridan Family, Takeya Family, The Foot Puchalski Family, The Townes, The Zach Thomas Family, Vicki Sylvester, John Richards


Seattle Times Article Written by MTHS Student Journalist,

Ritika Khanal

Ritika Khanal: "Student Voices: In Nepal she couldn’t go to school because she was blind. In Washington she found a culture of inclusion."  

https://www.seattletimes.com/education-lab/student-voices-in-nepal-she-couldnt-go-to-school-because-she-was-blind-in-washington-she-found-a-culture-of-inclusion/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=article_inset_1.1

theHawkeye.org named an
NSPA Pacemaker Finalist for 2020!

The Hawkeye's website – theHawkeye.org – has just been named an NSPA Pacemaker Finalist for 2020! The Pacemaker is the top award that any student publication can earn. As the NSPA press release states in part:

“The Pacemaker is the association’s preeminent award,” NSPA executive director Laura Widmer said. “NSPA is honored to recognize the best of the best.”  The 28 Pacemaker finalists represent 12 states.

While this isn't the first time the Hawkeye has been named a Pacemaker finalist, I can assure you that this never gets old and I couldn't be more proud of these students and their work.

Thank you for your continued support of our program and student journalism here at MTHS.  ~ Vince DeMiero, Adviser

Jazz Makes Its Mark at the Oregon Jazz Festival

Jazz Ensemble 1 was selected to perform in the evening concert as the outstanding high school ensemble from the Oregon Jazz Festival.  (It is not competitive, but they do select one high school and one middle school as showcase bands.) We could only play one song so we decided to play the beginning of one of our tunes and segue into another song.  At the last minute I was able to get access to Sean Jones in his dressing room and invited him to sit in with us on stage.  He played with us on Duke Ellington's Happy-Go-Lucky Local and it was an amazing performance by him and the students.  We received a wonderful standing ovation from the audience.  

Several students received "Outstanding Musicianship Awards" at the festival:

For Big Band performances:

Damaris Ibrahim - Bass - Jazz Ensemble 3

Jonas Rivera - Tenor Sax - Jazz Ensemble 2

Nate Klasses - Drums - Jazz Ensemble 2

Caden Hargrave - Alto Sax - Jazz Ensemble 1

Alec Raring - Trombone - Jazz Ensemble 1

Andrew Vinther - Bass - Jazz Ensemble 1

 

For Combo performances:

Damaris Ibrahim

Lilia Sanders

Andrew Vinther

Josh Setala

Natalie Song

Ernesto Torres

Caden Hargrave

Nate Klassen

Jonas Rivera

Johnny Kim

Ethan Moore

Ryan Acheson



December 2019

Cheer Qualifies for State

 Cheer qualified for STATE at their first competition! They took 3rd place in the traditional routine and 2nd place in the game day routine, which is the routine which qualified for state. Their next competition is on the 21st and they are determined to qualify in the traditional category as well. 

Cheer to State


November 2019

Tiffany Vuong places 7th in the 50 Free at State!

Tiffany Voung takes 7th at State


Congratulations to the following girls/events for earning a spot at the State Swim Meet.

200 Medley Relay - currently ranked 12th

200 Free Relay - currently ranked 14th

400 Free Relay - currently ranked 12

Bre Enriquez - 200IM and 100 Back

Tiffany Vuong - 50 Free and 100 Free

Swim to State

Congratulations to Alex Williams & Josh Beam for their 15th and 18th place finishes at State Cross Country.

Alex Williams  Josh Beam



Volleyball qualifies for Post Season Play
Girls Varsity Volleyball Team
Photo by Jonah Wallace

October 2019

 

Congratulations to our boys tennis players who will be participating in post-season matches:

Singles

Marck Primavera

Emmett Johnson

Markus Nelson

Doubles

Andrew Doty and Jack Ledford

Kevin Schaab and Kai Magbuhat

Drew Daly and Alosha Petrov

 


Tiffany Vuong qualifies for State in Girls Swim
in the 50 and 100 freestyle.
Tiffany Vuong



September 2019

The Hawkeye (newspaper) and TheHawkeye.org (website) were once again named Emerald Award winners!

This is the top award that WJEA grants each
year for the previous school year's work.

Picture of Newspaper Emerald Award

Hawkeye.org Emerald Award

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