Jan 26, 2021

MPC Fishing Advances to First-Ever State Tournament

MPC Fishing Advances to First-Ever State Tournament

 

During the inaugural Georgia High School Association fishing tournament regional qualifier, held January 23 at Lake Seminole in Bainbridge, Ga., the MPC fishing team placed third out of 118 teams. Mount Paran Christian team members C. Koza (senior) and J. Thomason (senior), will advance to the State tournament at Lake Lanier on May 8. The MPC bass fishing team was the only Cobb team represented and advancing to the State championship.

The Mount Paran Christian fishing team, currently with 17 members in both middle and high school, has been involved in Georgia high school bass fishing for five years through Georgia Bass Nation High School Fishing. During this time, MPC fishing has had a high level of success, with teams traveling to State and National championships. With GHSA’s recognition of bass fishing as a sanctioned sport, student anglers will have more opportunities to grow as an angler and fish more tournaments.

Mr. Koza said, “As an avid tournament angler, it means a lot to have GHSA recognize fishing as a sport. I look forward to finishing out my high school fishing career with a few more tournaments added to the schedule. The first GHSA tournament ran smoothly, and our team is already preparing for our next event.”

Bass fishing was first recognized as a sanctioned sport by GHSA in January of 2020 and debuted during the current 2020-2021 school year. In early March 2020, GHSA announced its partnership with The Bass Federation (TBF) and Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), making Georgia the fifth state to do so. The sport is co-ed, with four state-qualifying tournaments held throughout the state, culminating in a State championship tournament.


Announcements

July 12 - Lower School New Family Zoom Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

July 14 - Lower School New Family Game Night, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

July 14 - Preschool/TK New Family Popsicles and Play Night, 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Sewell Cottage

July 14 - Preschool/TK New Family Popsicles and Play Night, 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Sewell Cottage

July 18 - Preschool/TK New and Returning Families Zoom Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

July 26-27 - High School Parking Assignments

July 30 - Senior Spots Painting Day

August 1 - PMI UP, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

New Student Orientation, Grades 10-12
Murray Innovation Center, Graham Commons

August 1 - PMI UP, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

New Student Orientation, Grades 10-12
Murray Innovation Center, Graham Commons

August 5 - K-Day, Lower School 101, Middle School 101, High School 101

August 5 - High School Social, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Dozier Circle

August 5 - High School Social, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Dozier Circle

August 8 - Preschool/TK Meet and Greet, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Sewell Cottage

August 8 - Preschool/TK Meet and Greet, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Sewell Cottage

August 9 - Back-2-School Night, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

August 11 - First Day of School, 7:50 a.m.

August 15 - Preschool/TK and Lower School Parent Orientation, 5:30 p.m.

August 16-17 - Picture Day

August 16 - High School Parent Orientation, 6:00 p.m.

August 18 - Middle School Parent Orientation, 6:00 p.m.

August 19 - Middle School Spiritual Emphasis House Day

August 22-23 - Lower School CoGAT Testing

August 29-September 1 - MAP Growth Testing

Lower and Middle School Students

August 29-September 1 - MAP Growth Testing

Lower and Middle School Students

August 29 - Ask the Experts, 6:00 p.m.

Visit with college representatives

August 29 - Ask the Experts, 6:00 p.m.

Visit with college representatives

August 30 - Picture Make-up Day

September 5 - Labor Day Holiday, No School

September 6/7-9 - High School Retreat

September 22-23 - Parent-Teacher Conference Days, Grades PK-8

Students in grades PK-8 do not attend classes. High school students DO attend classes.

September 22-23 - Parent-Teacher Conference Days, Grades PK-8

Students in grades PK-8 do not attend classes. High school students DO attend classes.

September 26-27 - Fall Break, No School

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