Mary Persons High School
The Bulldog Beat
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Spring Break
April 2-6, 2018

Outlaw Chosen for Washington Youth Tour
Daizha Outlaw
Once a year, two local high school students are selected by Central Georgia EMC to represent the cooperative and state as delegates on the Washington Youth Tour.  This leadership experience and tour of Washington, D.C. is an unparalleled opportunity that includes meetings with state and national leaders as well as visits to all the major sites.  The delegates will join over 100 other delegates from Georgia and over 1,500 students from around the nation - all expenses paid- for one incredible week in our nation's capital! Congratulations to Daizha Outlaw for being chosen!
Young Georgia Authors Winners

Congratulations to the following system level winners of the Young Georgia Authors writing competition.  These students will advance to the RESA level of competition.  

In addition, they will be recognized at the  May 8th Board of Education Meeting. The BOE will mail a letter to parents the last week of April inviting them to the BOE recognition program on  May 8th.

9th Grade
Brionna Barnett
10th Grade
Natalie Pippin
11th Grade
Aunyatta Smith
12th Grade
Destiny Sparks
1st Runner Up in GHSA AAAA State Literary

We are proud to announce the GHSA AAAA State Literary results from Saturday's competition. Congratulations to the following students.

Abby Hodges
State Champion
in Dramatic Interpretation
Jeffrey Dunbar
1st Runner Up 
in Boys' Solo

Naomi Sanders
1st Runner Up
in Humorous Interpretation
Taylor Jordan
3rd Place
in State Domestic Interpretation
Stephanie Nix, Abby Hodges, & Emily Joseph
3rd Place in State Girl's Trio

Jordan Shepard, Jeffrey Dunbar, Beau Watson, & Charles Dean
3rd Place in State Boy's Quartet

All six MP events collectively earned Mary Persons High School enough points to win the 1st runner up in State status and Trophy. Their names will be added to the archives of winners on the GHSA website.
Congratulations to Ms. Spires, Mr. Hernandez, accompanist Dotti Baker and Sandy Watson for an outstanding 2018 literary season!
Psychology Students Study Memory
Ms. Duncan's Psychology classes have been learning about  memory 
and put their skills to the test with a little Memory March Madness.
AP Gov Students Participate in Mock Campaign
AP Government students created their own political parties and conducted 
a mock campaign. They created commercials, logos, slogans, posters, stickers, and key chains. Students in Mrs. Duncan's government class 
voted for the next President of Mary Persons High School.
Senior News
  • April 17, 2018: Graduation supplies will be delivered.
  • Caps and Gowns: $85.00 total; All seniors MUST purchase a cap/gown.
Are YOU on the Board?
Have you been accepted to a college or enlisted with the military?
If so, please provide your counselor with a copy of your acceptance letter 
or enlistment paperwork (paper copy or email). 
Senior pictures and college logos or military logos will be displayed 
on the board starting this week.
MP Profile
Meet Lori Greenway!  She is married to Mitchell, and they have a son/nephew, Seth.  They also have one black lab, Sanjay, one yellow lab, Quincy, and two cats, Marshall & Violet.  She has been a teacher at MP for 10 years.  What does she like best about her job? - "My wonderful students and my colleague friends." She enjoys collecting magnets. If she could go back in time, she would like to go back to 1600s London, "to be one of Henry's wives." If she did not have to sleep, she would use the extra time to clean and organize. When people come to her for help, they usually want help with technology, or they need advice. When asked who has influenced her life the most, she said "my mom taught me that I wanted to be independent." Quincy's barking keeps her up at night. While earning her teaching certification, she worked at a neurosurgeon's office for several years. "I have food allergies, and I will not wear 100% cotton." Oh, and she really loves Prince.

This year's Prom will be held on Saturday, April 21st from 8:00 p.m. to midnight at the Macon City Auditorium. See page 58 in the MP Student Handbook for eligibility details.

Date Approval Forms are due no later than Friday, March 30th.

Seniors: If you are planning to go to Prom & have not already done so, let Ms. Metcalf know your intentions for attending Prom so you do not miss out on receiving a Prom favor.

Prom Ticket Sale Information
March 1-March 30 $70 for MP Jr or unpaid Sr; $40 guest
*The "guest" fee applies to Freshmen, Sophomores, or non MP students. Date Approval Forms are ONLY NEEDED for non-MP guests.

Prom Tickets are being sold in Ms. Metcalf's room, room 504, until Friday, March 30th - AFTER school. Refunds WILL NOT be made. Keep all recepts as proof of payment. No tickets will be sold after this date. Prom dues and guest fees are due no later than March 30th. Anyone with an incomplete balance will NOT be admitted into Prom. 
Yearbook News
Thank you to the students at MPHS!  The yearbook is almost sold out!!  There are about 60 copies left, so get yours TODAY, before it is too late!!  Yearbooks are now $70.  See Mrs. May to place your order, or go to .
Counselors News
AP Exam Registration

The Registration Deadline 
has been extended to March 19th.

AP Exams will take place May 7th-May 18th. 
The cost per exam is $95.00.  
Make checks payable to Mary Persons High School. 
Please note that there will be an additional $45 fee for anyone who has to take an AP exam during the late testing dates due to schedule conflict. Click here to learn more about late testing.
See Ms. Burston if you have any questions.
Bulldog Blessings
Are you interested in supporting Bulldog Blessings, or want to learn more about how our counselors support MP students who are in need? Click here to visit their new Google Site.

Adopt-A-Senior 2018 is a new program sponsored by the Bulldog Blessings.

Senior year is expensive, and we're asking our local organizations, groups and citizens to chip in and adopt some of our seniors who are in need of support. Our goal is that ALL MP Grads experience the full memory of their senior year and don't have to skip out on any activities due to cost. 

Click here to learn more about the Adopt-A-Senior 2018 program.
 You can request more information as well as signup online to help support this worthy cause.
Visit the MP Counselors' Web Page!!!
*Do you need a transcript?
*Do you need an Attendance & ADAP Form?
You can find all of this and more on the Counselor's Web Page.

To get up-to-date news from the counseling department please check your emails and join the MP Counseling Department's Remind.  Text  @mphsco to 81010.  

ACT & SAT Information
Students who are planning to attend a four year college, must take the SAT or ACT and obtain qualifying score.  Mary Persons  is a testing site for BOTH tests. We are able to provide waivers only to juniors or seniors who participate in the free/reduced lunch program. Eligible students can see their counselor or Mrs. Miller to receive fee waivers.

SAT Registration: Go to to register for the SAT. You must have a waiver code or credit/debit card to register. Cost without a waiver is $46.00 (no writing) or $60.00 with writing.

ACT Registration: Go to to register for the ACT. You must have a waiver code or credit/debit card to register. Cost without a waiver is $42.50 (no writing) or $58.50 with writing.
Attention Seniors
The FAFSA┬« is the application that students must complete to apply for federal student aid, which can be used to attend an eligible college or career school. Federal student aid includes Federal Pell Grants, federal student loans, and work-study opportunities. In addition to determining eligibility for federal student aid, many states, private organizations, colleges, and career schools rely on information from the FAFSA to determine eligibility for nonfederal sources of aid. 

ALL students must complete this form regardless of parent income. 
Fine Arts News
Art News
Drawing students experiment with foreshortened perspective.  Foreshortening is a technique that creates the illusion of depth in a two-dimensional image.

By - Alexis Howard

By - Reese Thomason

By - Alex Mitchem

By - Laura Kendrick
Clubs & Organizations News
*Next meeting -  March 21  in Rm 227 @  3:15 If you plan to run for an office next year, you need to be at the meeting today!

*Blizzards will be sold Thursday   after school,  $2 each

*Good Luck to all of our competitors as we head to State Competition this weekend!

HOSA Hosts Blood Drive
Last week's blood drive was a great success. We had close to 100 donors that were made up of students, teachers, & local townsfolk. 
Our HOSA students were exceptional hosts.
TSA News
Meat sticks are back! Swing by the Tech Lab to purchase ALL flavors for only $1 each! 

Send items in to the Tech Lab, room 220 at MP Main Campus, or call  (478) 994-2812, ext. 5039  if you have any questions or need more details. Thank you for supporting Technology Student Association and keeping out earth green! Contact Christina Barfield (

Sports News
Auxiliary News
Auxiliary Tryouts
March 26-30, 2018
3:45 - 5:30
Mary Persons High School Gym
There will be a transfer bus available.
Cheerleader News
Baseball News
The baseball team is currently 7-3 We swept Jordan in Columbus in a double header on Saturday 4-0 and 13-4.
Golf News

Soccer News

MP Boys Soccer Improves to 9-2-1 on the Season

The MP Boys Soccer Team improved to 9-2-1 overall on the season after winning its fourth straight game  on Friday  night at Spalding. The Bulldogs have outscored their opponents 17-2 during their current winning streak and remain in contention for another Region 2-AAAA title. Dawson Daniel had the game-winning goal against the Jaguars. He was assisted by senior Gabe Martin, who started his first-ever game for MP. The Bulldogs were led defensively by goalkeeper Brock Hulsey, as well as Matt Miller, Mason Baker, Jakob Cox, William Atkins, Beau Watson and Garrison Walker as they helped MP record its second-straight shutout of the season and fourth overall. It was a total team effort for the Dawgs, who got the important region road win in overtime. Next up they face Howard away  on Thursday  followed by No. 5th ranked Upson-Lee (10-0) at home on  March 27 in what could be a region title deciding game. Go DAWGS!!!
Tennis News

The MP Tennis Team traveled to Jones County  last week  to square off against the Greyhounds. The boys won 4 games to 1 and the girls lost 1-4. Winners for the boys included Tanner Lee and Tucker Melton at singles and the teams of Micah Wilson/Caleb Wilson and Jordan Carr/Seth Smith for doubles. The lone win for the girls came from Jackie Gore at #2 Singles. 

Our team hosted Upson-Lee and emerged victorious. The boys won 4 games to 1 and the girls won 3 games to 2. Winners for the boys included Chris Swars and Tanner Lee at singles and the teams of Micah/Caleb Wilson and Jordan Carr/Seth Smith for doubles. Winners for the girls included Jackie Gore and Emma Cantrell at singles and the team of Madeline Copeland/Audrey Parrott for doubles. 

The MP Tennis Team traveled to Howard last Thursday. Boys won 5 games to 0 and girls won 4 games to 1. Winners for the boys' team included Chris Swars, Tanner Lee, and Preston Wilson at singles and the teams of Micah/Caleb Wilson and Jordan Carr/Seth Smith at doubles. Winners for the girls' team included Jackie Gore and Emma Cantrell for singles and the teams of Madeline Copeland/Audrey Parrott and Reagan Dorrity/Anna Starr for doubles. The boys are now 9-0, 3-0 in the region and the girls are 6-3, 2-1 in the region. 

Track News

The track team competed in the Middle Georgia Relays at Lamar County High School this past weekend. Congratulations to those who placed.   

1st Place Winners
Condarius Alford - High Jump;  400 m
Bralen Harvey - Pole Vault
Cheyla Tafolla - Pole Vault
Justin Wachtel - 1600 m w/4:38; 3200 m
Malik Davis, Jaquez Watkins, Justin Wachtel, Condarius Alford -  4x4

2nd Place Winners
Conner Battles - 1600 m
Ava McKallip - 3200 m
Logan O'Neil - 3200 m
Jaquez Watkins - High Jump
Nakiah Wilson- 400 m
Caileb Ussery, Condarius Alford, Bralen Harvey, & Rekia Weaver - 4 X 100

Media Center Message
Are YOU Career Ready?
Stop by the Media Center and take a look 
at our selection of CAREER books!
Media Center Offers Extended Hours

Both Campuses - Open Daily until 3:45.

Freshman Campus Media Center - Open Tuesdays until 4:00

Main Campus Media Center - Open Thursdays until 4:30

Students who wish to take advantage of the extended time 
must  arrive  to the Media Center after the dismissal bell rings.
*See Mrs. English for passwords to the  resources that require a password.
Link Your Ingles Card to MPHS

Ingles cards must be 
re-linked each year. 
Our school code is 10509.
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