Voices is our district's district's annual writing contest. First place winners and honorable mentions receive a certificate, and first place winners also receive an anthology. Please join us in congratulating the many MAAS Knights that excelled in their writing in Voices 2021. Under the narrative category: 4th Grade First Place Brayden Dumais for The Cinders, 5th Grade Honorable Mention Aiden Dawson for In the Zone, 6th Grade First Place Kendall Von Burg The Wolf Fight, 7th Grade First Place Cosette Sampson Rafting the Grand Canyon A 226-Mile Journey, 7th Grade Honorable Mention Stella Court Best Bagel Best Bagel, 7th Grade Honorable Mention Claire McNamee The Last Daffodil, 8th Grade First Place Carena Todd The Hunt, 8th Grade Honorable Mention Chance Moore Hairy Tale, 8th Grade Honorable Mention Evan Reeves Sweetened Lactose Shenanigans
Under the poetry category: 4th Grade Honorable Mention Emma Hirsch Sadness, 4th Grade Honorable Mention Kiley Vlahoulis Dancing, 5th Grade First Place Lowell Baudouin The Four Seasons, 6th Grade First Place Paul Trendler When The Moon Touched Down, 6th Grade Honorable Mention Adriana Cardall A Dream of Music, 7th Grade First Place Kieralyn Kennington Recipe for Happiness, 7th Grade Honorable Mention Olive Van Slyke The Flow of the Wave, 8th Grade First Place Anaiz Daniels Proud To Be Me, Staff First Place Angela Shults Uncultivated, but Carefree
Under the essay category: 5th Grade First Place Isabella Padilla Ways We Can Continue Daily Life During the Pandemic, 5th Grade Honorable Mention Carson Blackham Mountain Bluebird, 6th Grade First Place Kendall Von Burg Ranked Choice Voting, 6th Grade Honorable Mention Adam Canty Eliminating the Electoral College, 7th Grade First Place Abbie DeWeese The Reality of Healthcare, 7th Grade Honorable Mention Desiree Angulo Indigenous Resilience, 7th Grade Honorable Mention Cora Hanna The Disability Rights Movement, 8th Grade First Place Mikelreza Streeks Women's Suffrage in America, 8th Grade Honorable Mention Sadie Christie Fear Factors.
Congratulations Carena Todd! Carena took first place in our district spelling bee and represented MPS at the Maricopa County Region One Spelling Bee where she placed 3rd in the region. If you see Carena, make sure to congratulate her on her amazing job. We are very proud of her.
Congratulations to Claire McNamee, Lily Krzeminski, Lora Stewart, and Ava Rush! They won the Champion's Award at the Mesa Robotics Tournament. The Champion's Award "celebrates the team that embodies the FLL experience, by fully embracing the Core Values while achieving excellence and innovation in Robot Performance, Robot Design, and the Innovation Project." The team did an amazing job building and programming a high-scoring robot. They also prepared and presented an innovation project. On March 20, the team will advance to the Arizona State Championship. Way to go KNIGHTS!
Our very own English Teacher, Angela Shults, received the Arizona's Family Silver Apple Award. The award includes a $1,000 prize. Visit Arizona's Family Silver Apple Award
to watch a short clip of this great recognition.