Mansfield ISD Magazine Summer 2016 - Page 31

Mansfield High Earns Silver in Best High Schools Rankings M ansfield High School has been named one of the top high schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The campus received a silver medal in the rankings. The U.S. News 2016 Best High Schools rankings include data on approximately 20,000 public high schools in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. Schools were awarded gold, silver, or bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments, their graduation rates, and how well they prepare students for college. This year marks the first time graduation rates have been used in ranking high schools at this scale. Latin Students Take Home Medals from State Competition A group of Mansfield ISD students were recognized for being some of the top in the state for their skills in Latin. The students earned medals and awards at the Texas State Junior Classical League (TSJCL) Convention in Houston, Texas. TSJCL is an organization dedicated to the study of Latin and Greek classics. It is the largest classical organization in the world, encompassing over 45,000 middle and high school students. The Latin club took part in the TSJCL convention on April 22-24. Categories at the competition ranged from grammar and vocabulary to history and dramatic interpretation. Congratulations to the following students who placed in the top three of their categories: • • • • Ariba Naqvi, Summit High School - first place in Latin Mottoes; second place in Classical Art Leilani Lilly, Summit High School - third place in Digital Scrapbook Shallon Cox, Legacy High School – third place in Vocal Solo Kasie Haemker, Legacy High School – third place in Sight Reading Mansfield School & Family 29