The 2023 Mena High School Homecoming Queen was crowned on Friday night at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. The Maid of Honor was Holiday Neufeld and the Queen is Sophia Vacca. Holiday Neufeld is the daughter of Jeff and Jerusha Neufeld. Holiday is in NHS, the treasurer of NEHS and has earned her academic letter and second academic bar. Holiday is the elected President of the Spotlight Singers, a vocalist in Jazz Band, and has been chosen as the lead female role in this year's school musical, Newsies. She has also had the privilege of representing Mena High School as a four time All Region Choir member and a 2023 All-State Choir member. Holiday has also competed and won the Mena High School talent show two years in a row. After high school, Holiday plans to attend college and major in music education while continuing to sing in choir at the college level. Sophia Vacca is the daughter of Scott and Ashley Vacca. Sophia is President of NEHS, President of NHS, Co-Editor of the Yearbook Staff, and the elected Vice President of Student Council. She has received her academic letter and second academic bar. Sophia is on the Varsity Sideline and Competition Cheer Team and Varsity soccer team. She received an All-State nomination in Soccer last year. Sophia is a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church and serves on the Catholic Youth Advisory Council. After high school, she plans to attend the University of Dallas and major in Psychology.
Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders delivered the game ball on Friday at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium and the Bearcats ran with it. Mena Bearcats-37 Fouke-13 Mena improves to 4-4 on the season and the team plays at Ashdown next Friday.
Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Mr. Wes Ward toured the Duckett Outdoor Classroom and Natural Resources Lab on Friday. Ward was in town for the governors "Capitol for a Day" program.
Thursday was Sr. Night for Mena Ladycat Volleyball and four seniors were honored. Including ELAINA ALESHIRE CAROLINE CANNON MALLORY FARRINGER JOCELYN HERNANDEZ These Ladycats have been a part of three conference championship teams. With an overall record of 83 wins and 12 losses. Congratulations on a great career. Mena defeated Arkadelphia 3-0. (25-14/25-14/25/13) The Ladycats open play in the 4A State Tournament at Shiloh in Springdale on Tuesday at noon.
The Juniors defeated the Seniors in overtime in the Powderpuff Football Championship on Wednesday at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium.
The Mena Ladycats won the 4AWest Conference Championship on Tuesday with a 3-0 win over Fountain Lake. (25-20/25-16/25-19) Mena wraps up the regular season on Thursday when they play Arkadelphia at the Union Bank Center.
Congratulations to Mena FFA member Kiylee Hughes on exhibiting the Reserve Grand Champion Arkansas Bred Lamb and the Reserve Grand Champion Overall Market Lamb at the Arkansas State Fair!!
It's Spirit Week at Mena High School and Monday was "Rhyme for No Reason" Day.
HHE Great Teammate Award winners Journey Copelin, and Julia Henry were team captains at the Sr High volleyball game on Thursday.
Jr. High Pep Rally Thursday, October 12th !
The Mena Bearcats played Nashville at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium on Friday. Mena Bearcats-14 Nashville-46 Mena plays at Malvern Next Friday at 7:00pm.
The 1983 Conference Champion Bearcats will be honored prior to tonight's Mena/Nashville football game. Kickoff is at 7:00pm at Randall Whorton Field in Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium.
Mrs. Singleton;s AP Lit students at Mena High School are wrapping up with Tom Foster's How to Read Lit Like a Professor. The author's argument is that all literature is somehow related, and therefore there is no wholly unique piece of literature. Today we did an experiment to see if his claim is true or false. Students each made a list of 6 pieces of literature with which they are familiar. They grouped them into a chain and explained how each was related. We then connected each table group of six and then the whole class. We were able to relate everything into a giant giraffe shaped web, and the students decided Foster is justified in his thinking. The attached photo is a picture of our results with everything from Taylor Swift songs to classic literature to tv shows. This is always the kids' favorite AP Lit lesson because it proves that our brains categorize everything we read, meaning the more we read, the more we know!
Mrs. Breedlove took a group of MHS students to Mena Middle School to deliver cards and candy to their teachers. Today happens to be World Teacher's day.
On Wednesday current members of the Mena High School National Honor Society passed out acceptance letters to new members. This year the National Honor Society's Faculty Advisory Committee selected 32 members for entry. Some new members even learned of their acceptance at this year's AYE competition. Congratulations to all who were accepted! Jaxon Baber Rylie Bentley Hunter Cannon Alexis Clegg Joseph Cude Tierney Dodge Lacy Floyd Malachi Floyd Raegan Gates Laney Gilchrist Scottie Gragg Amy Gragg Annalise Hughes Abigail Koppein Autumn Lockhart Reese Montgomery Gracie Nash Briley Parker Maddox Parsons Cooper Plunkett Brenden Ricker Lily Rowland Karley Sharp Elijah Smith Zachary Sweet Yennyte Tecson Ty Thacker Addison Thomas Isabel Vacca Claire Walston Clara White David Williams
This morning Mrs. Breedloove and Mrs. Cash took a group of students to Louise Durham Elementary, the Mena Police Station, and the Mena Fire Department to deliver thank you cards. The students included: Makenley Sullivan Jaydis Patton Kaya Denton Lily Rowland Elliot Dugan Clayton Dilbeck Zoe Chung Abbie Martin
Huge Thank you to Farm Bureau and Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry for their generation donation of 420 beef sticks toward the backpack program!
The Mena Bearcats played Arkadelphia on Friday at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. Mena Bearcats-7 Arkadelphia-51 Mena is back in action next Friday in BCBS when they face Nashville. https://www.menaschools.org/o/athletics/athletics?filter_ids=19617
Mena High School Pep Rally! Friday, September 29th
Today was MHS Theatre's Word of the Month skit at Louise Durham! Our heroes taught the students how to protect themselves on the internet. The kids were so engaged! We loved it!