Cardinal Brief: Feb. 27 – March 3


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Junior Alexis Kiefer passes the ball at the soccer game against Lovejoy on Feb. 17.

Abbie Chaloupka, Co-Editor-in-Chief

The last Cardinal Update was Feb. 24, 2023, at 2:30 p.m. 

Cardinal Update

  • Congratulations to senior Sofia Perez, whose art work was selected to be on display at the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin during Youth Art Month 2023 from Feb. 27 through March 31. The art work will also be available on the museum’s website.
  • Choir UIL Showcase: The Choir UIL Showcase will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Melissa Arts Center. This concert will feature music from the UIL State Solo Qualifiers and the very first Mixed Choir to compete at UIL in Melissa. Make plans to attend! Admission is FREE.
  • ASVAB: Melissa High School will be hosting the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) on Thursday, March 2. Ms. Vega sent an email with the sign up link to all sophomores, juniors and seniors. The deadline to register is Tuesday, Feb. 28.
  • SENIOR ADs for the 2023 yearbook are now on sale! Parents/guardians will build and purchase the ADs through Herff Jones’ site: Space is limited, so don’t delay–buy an ad today! The deadline is March 1.
  • JUNIORS: Ms. Stover emailed information about the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA), which is a nationally recognized summercamp-style opportunity for you to “develop leadership skills through teamwork, motivation and communication while emphasizing your particular strengths.” The camp is FREE, but you must complete an application and an interview. The deadline to apply is March 3. Click here for more information, or search for the email sent by Ms. Stover.
  • SCHOLARSHIPS: Seniors, visit the MHS scholarships page frequently to earn money for college and even vocational training.
  • SENIORS: The Dallas Mavericks are having a Class of 2023 Night on Wednesday, April 5! Tickets can be purchased at and includes the option to purchase a Class of 2023 shirt and the opportunity to shoot a free throw on the court after the game!
  • REVISED – Spring Semester Exams: Click here to view the Spring Semester Exam Schedule for May 22-25. Click here to view the Exemption Criteria.

Upcoming Events

  • Feb. 27 – Varsity Golf – Cardinal Classic @ The Bridges Golf Club – 8 a.m.
  • Feb. 28 – JV & Varsity Girls Soccer vs Sherman – 5:30 & 7 p.m.
  • Feb. 28 – JV & Varsity Boys Soccer @ Sherman – 5:30 & 7:15 p.m.
  • Feb. 28 – Choir UIL Showcase – Melissa Arts Center – 7 p.m.
  • March 2 – ASVAB Testing
  • March 2 – Varsity Softball @ Wylie HS
  • March 2-3 – Freshman Baseball Tournament
  • March 2-3 – Varsity Baseball Tournament
  • March 2-4 – JV Baseball @ Princeton JV Tournament
  • March 3 – Varsity Tennis @ Seguine Tournament – 8 a.m.
  • March 3 – JV & Varsity Boys Soccer vs Denison – 5:30 & 7:15 p.m.
  • March 3 – JV & Varsity Girls Soccer @ Denison – 5:30 & 7 p.m.
  • March 4 – Track @ Lovejoy Invitational
  • March 4 – District UIL One Act Play Contest
  • March 6-10 – Spring Break

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