MVISD Senior Spotlight: Mariah Persyn

Here is a full list of Mariah's accolades & accomplishments:
Peers for Positive Change, Instructional Practices in Education and Program, MVFFA, Student Council, National Honor Society, Volleyball, Hondo Cyber Owls Community Team

A W A R D S /  H O N O R S
  • Recipient of the Legacy Leadership Award- Texas Rural Water Association Apr 2022
  •  Nominated for the Texas Education Agency Student Hero’s Award Mar 2022
  • Named Semifinalist and Recipient of Nationwide National Honor Society Scholarship Mar 2022
  • Recognized as Co-Outstanding Jr Citizen of the Year – Castroville TX  2022
  • Recognized as a Borlaug Scholar / World Food Prize Texas A&M University Mar 2020
  • Selected to attend the Leadership Summit at Texas A&M University Nov 2021
  • MVHS Academic Excellence Award May 2019-May 202

  • Peers for Positive Change Club / Co-Founder 2021 / Peer Tutor for English 2021-present  

  • Instructional Practices in Education and Training Program / Tutor for Biology 2021-present
  • Student Council 2018-present / Elected Treasurer 20-21 / Pep Rally Committee Art Leader 21
  • MVFFA / Greenhouse Co-Manager 2021-2022 / Parliamentary Procedure Team 1stin District -4thin Area / Champion Pen of Commercial Heifers/ Veterinary Technology Team / Member (Jr Member) 2012-present
  • Virtually attended Texas Farm Bureau Youth Leadership Conference Jun 2020 
  • Nominated for Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society SWTJC Apr 2022
  • Inducted into National Honor Society 2020 / Elected Student Liaison 2021-present / Book Donation Service Project Chair 2021 
  • Inducted into Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society/ Member 2020-present
  • Inducted into National Technical Honor Society/ Member 2021-present
  • Model Citizen of the Week MVHS April 2020 and Nov 2021
  • Named MVP of the Year-Hondo Cyber Owls Club 2020-2021
  • Hondo Cyber Owls / Cisco Leader 2020-present
  • Platinum Level Qualifier CyberPatriots Contest Dec 2021
  • Gold Level Qualifier CyberPatriots Contest Dec 2020
  • Winner of Go Public School Art Contest- Art Displayed on Highway Billboard Mar 2019 
  • Club Volleyball SA Hornets / 15’s Co-Captain/ 3-1st Tournament Championships / 16’s Team Manager
  • High School Volleyball / 2nd in District 5A Volleyball Nov 2018
  • 1st Place Youth Photography Medina County Fair Sept 2018-Sept 2019
  • 1st Place Youth Craft Medina County Fair Sept 2019
C O M M U N I T Y    I N V O L V E M E N T
  • Be Kind Castroville Non-Profit (280 service hours total) May 2020-present - Co-Founder
    • Over 300 plants have been given to people and businesses in the Castroville area as an act of kindness in hopes of brightening someone’s day. Our mission also encourages others to pay an act of kindness forward. 
  • Tanner’s Tablemats (330 service hours total) May 2017-March 2020 - Co-Founder
    • Approximately 200 handmade, reusable placemats were given to Meals-on-Wheels Community Centers in Medina County including Castroville, Hondo, and Devine to show disabled and elderly they are wanted and cared for. Created in honor of my special needs brother, Tanner.  
  • Religious Education Class Sept 2018-May 2020 
  • Religious Education Aide (80 hours total) Sept 2018-Mar 2020
  • Church Volunteer (30 hours total) Aug 2017-August 2021 
  • Club Volleyball Dec 2018-Mar 2020 
  • Castroville Economic Development Committee (20 hours total) July 2018-present  
  • Medina County Food Pantry (20 hours total) Jun 2018-Dec 2020