Principal’s Update

Principal’s Update

May 30th, 2023

Dear Mead High School Community,

We have finished another amazing school year at Mead HS. The year concluded on Saturday with a beautiful graduation ceremony that sent 274 Mavericks off on their next adventure. The Class of 2023 is an amazing group and they set a high standard for the next class. As I reflect back on the last half of this year, I am amazed by all that our students accomplished. Below you will see many of the highlights and accomplishments from just the second semester.

Thank you for your support and partnership. We recognize and appreciate the support our parents provide and that support is a large reason for the successes we have had at Mead HS. This is an amazing community and together #WeAreMead

We hope everyone has a safe and restful summer break. School starts on August 16th for the 23-24 school year. See you soon!


Brian Young

2nd Semester Highlights and Accomplishments


Class of 2023 had 274 Graduates and a 98.3% Graduation Rate which is an increase of 5 percentage points over last year. 

74% of the graduates have plans to continue their learning at a university, college or trade school. 

6 of our graduates have plans of serving our country in one of the armed forces. 

Gage Deutsch was appointed to the Air Force Academy

Kirsten Davis wins NROTC scholarship worth over $180,000

Mead High School graduates earned over $1.5 million in scholarships.

49 Honor Graduates (18% of the graduating class) who earned a cumulative grade point average of 4.0 or greater throughout the past four years. 

34 seniors are graduating with a designation of AP Excellence.  Each of these students has successfully completed a minimum of 6 AP courses in their tenure at Mead High School, and many of these students are candidates for the AP Capstone Diploma.  

60 graduates of the senior class are members of the National Technical Honor Society which recognizes outstanding student achievement in one of the 108 career and technical educational fields. 

29 seniors at Mead High School earned the prestigious Seal of Biliteracy.  These students can read, speak, listen and write at a high level in English as well as another language. In order to earn the Seal of Biliteracy, students must demonstrate their mastery of both English and another world language.

Mead high administered over 640 AP exams this spring which is 300 more than we did last year. 

Thanks to the hard work of our students, teachers, and parents, our students successfully completed 97.5% of their classes this past semester. 

330 students earned their academic letter by earning a 3.75 GPA or higher in the second semester. 

Mead had 3 National Merit Finalists: Kyra Haan, Wren Pritchett, and Maggie McMillan

2 students were identified as Boettcher Scholarship Semi-finalists: Gage Duetsch and Ellie Youngs

Fine Arts:

School musical “Curtains” had four amazing performances. This broadway production was put together by amazing students in the pit orchestra, stage technicians, and performers. 

Orchestra has many successful concerts under director Holli Young. Orchestra earns an Excellent rating at CHSAA Competition. 

Band continues to put on many amazing concerts and performances under our new band director Abby Koehler. 

Choir has two wonderful concerts in the second semester. 9 Students make All State Choir (Michael Reeder, Rebecca Wheeler, Maggie McMillan, Paige Wazenegger, Bierte Peterson, Lauren Fischer, Bella Wright, Kristen Kline, Katie Young)

Athletics and Activities (Winter and Spring)

Boys Basketball makes the Elite 8

Girls Basketball makes the Elite 8 

5 Wrestlers from the boys team qualify for the State Tournament and 3 wrestlers place in state (Jake Glade 1st, Dalton Berg 1st, Leister Bowling 2nd). 

2 Wrestlers from the girls team qualify for the State Tournament with Ashley Booth getting 2nd and Kirsten Davis placing 4th. 

Unified Basketball, track, and percussion were all great successes.

Mead HS has Unified athletes showcased at both the State Wrestling Tournament and State Track Meet

Unified Athletes compete at the SVVSD Day of Champions. 

MHS Unified Percussion students help run a station during Day of Champions.

Wren Pritchett wins State Championship in Speech and Debate

The newly formed girls lacrosse was compromised of 45 girls from every SVVSD high school. The varsity team won the state championship, defeating Castle View 13-5. For the season they finished 16-2. 

Track and Field qualifies 21 boys and girls combined for state. Tavon Underwood won a state championship in the 200m(state meet record), 400m(state record and top time in nation), and 800m and finished 2nd in the 100m. Nolan Hoffman finished 6th in the 3200m and 7th in the 800m. Marlee Morris finished 2nd in the discuss, Addison Babcock placed 6th in High Jump, girls 4x800m relay placed 5th, girls 4×400 team finished 6th, Frances Hudson finished 7th in the 3200m and Riley Klatt placed 4th in the 100m and 7th in the 200m. 

Girls Soccer has the best season in school history with a 16-3 record. They made it to the final four and lost a heartbreaker in overtime. 

Baseball had one of the best seasons in school history finishing 13-10 and made the playoffs for the 2nd time in 14 years. 

Girls Tennis qualified three athletes for the state tournament, Maggie Oster 3 Singles and Rebekkah Rayl and Raelee Longobricco in 1 doubles

MHS has the following athletes committed to playing sports next year at the college level:

Kyra Haan – Basketball

Christian Ayers – Baseball

Zak Dibella – Football

Ethan Williams – Football

Brenner Downey – Baseball

Jorgia Haskin – Softball

Joslynn Veltien – Softball

Frances Hudson – Cross Country

Nolan Hoffman – Cross Country

Jameson Marrs – Football

Tucker Mills – Basketball

Charlotte Brennan – Basketball

Tavon Underwood – Track

MK Duzsa – Softball

Sean Medlock – Football

Nick Basson – Basketball

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