Mansfield ISD Magazine Winter 2018/2019 - Page 7

TWO MISD STUDENT-ATHLETES EARN ALL-AMERICAN TITLES L egacy High School’s Jeffery Carter and Mansfield High School’s Molly Phillips have been recognized as some of the best players in the nation. Carter, a football cornerback, was named an All-American Under Armour athlete. According to ESPN, Carter is nationally ranked fourth in his position and 37th overall in football. The Texas A&M University commit was part of the top 100 football players in the nation to compete at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida on Jan. 3. The game was televised live on ESPN2. Phillips, a volleyball middle blocker, was one of only 24 Texas players to be selected as an Under Armour All- American in the sport. She made the second team out of a record 793 nominations. Phillips is one of the top players in the area as a senior, recording 768 kills, 479 digs and an average of 5.6 kills per set. The University of Texas at Austin commit was also named to the 2018 PrepVolleyball All-America First Team and played on the USA U20 Women’s National Team in 2018. Jeffery Carter Molly Phillips MISD HIGH SCHOOL NAMED NATIONAL PTA SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE M ansfield High School was recently recognized as a 2018-20 National PTA School of Excellence. The award is given to parent- teacher associations (PTAs) that have demonstrated a strong dedication to family engagement to enrich the educational experience. collaborating with community. Texas PTA President Sheri Doss presents a special proclamation at the school. PTAs that receive the recognition have made a year-long commitment in identifying and implementing an action plan for school improvement based on the national standards for family-school partnerships. Those standards include welcoming all families into the school community, communicating effectively, supporting student success, speaking up for every child, sharing power and 4 Mansfield High School also targeted the compassion efforts of its students, staff and parents as its goal to build a family-friendly environment. Through fundraisers, student community service projects and major pushes to support those who are battling cancer, that goal was achieved. A total of 279 PTAs across the country were awarded the National PTA School of Excellence this year. Last year, Cora Spencer Elementary School received the designation. M A NSFIELD ISD.O RG