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Student earns top honors during pageant
A member of Mountain Home High School's National Honor Society took home $500 in scholarship money while earning the title of Mr. MHHS during an award presentation last week. The high school's Business Professionals of America presented its 10th Annual Mr. MHHS Pageant title to Haydon Draper -- one of 10 students vying for the honor during Thursday's event...
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They went with a teacher at the High School. Jim Clark. Couldn't tell you about all the qualifications each applicant had, but if carpentry was one of them, that would be an instant hire. That Hacker Blg. is in a terrible mess. I've heard good things about the guy, and that he's a hard worker. Let's wish him and the 2015 team the best.

-- Posted by dudewheresmycar on Thu, Feb 26, 2015, at 7:32 AM


Well there in lies why I was behind the times. Not all of us that pay taxes have children in the school system. As for the qualified applicants, I know at least 2 that applied, one of them had more qualifications that the person that was selected and resigned. The person I know never even got an interview but someone that had less than them got an interview. Seems strange to an outsider. So who did MHSD decide to go with as not everyone knows?

-- Posted by Old guy on Thu, Feb 26, 2015, at 5:14 AM
Response by Brenda:
We received the press release just this morning. Brian will get something together and up online for you today.

No worries Old Guy. Parents get e-mails from the district quicker than the News can publish since they are only weekly. Parents got the e-mail of the resignation well over a week ago. Don't quit understand how you knew there were "several" qualified local candidates though. This info was never communicated to the parents. How did you come to find out about this?

-- Posted by dudewheresmycar on Wed, Feb 25, 2015, at 10:22 PM

First of all GREAT JOB boy's basketball! GO GET 'em tonight! I understand that basketball has not played in a district championship for 35 years....crazy the student support,the bball skills ,the positive coaches ,the community support .....amazing!

My second thought is that I do find it most humorous that more people care about the football coach position than ANY MATH, SCIENCE or even (sigh here) ANY educational leader such as principals, all the way to superintendants.

In conclusion BEST of luck coach Clark, BEST of luck to all the shifting management at the district level,

Most of all GO TIGERS!

-- Posted by juniper on Wed, Feb 25, 2015, at 5:57 PM

And as a follow up, buy the paper to read the story. The resignation was just made at LAST week's MHSD meeting and published in the paper TODAY !!!!! That is why I said they hired from outside of the local area.

-- Posted by Old guy on Wed, Feb 25, 2015, at 5:10 PM


I only reported what I have seen plastered all over the news in recent weeks. I just found out this morning over coffee that the great savior from another state decided against coming here. I will not say I am sorry for not reporting facts that only some knew and the general public (folks like me) was not aware of. Guess I won't post on here again since so many have accused me of reporting outdated information that I was not aware of. No wonder so many have left this banter box and we only see the same few make posts. Have a nice day !!!

-- Posted by Old guy on Wed, Feb 25, 2015, at 4:19 PM

This "Optimist Coach" was an assistant football coach here a few years ago, the Head Football Coach at Rimrock, and has spent many years as one of the track coaches here. I for one am happy he got the job, and I really hope he gets the support he deserves (and needs)

-- Posted by Buster11 on Wed, Feb 25, 2015, at 4:01 PM

Old Guy,

As Buster said your info is outdated, the out of state coach resigned after visiting the school. The new coach was hired yesterday and a few well qualified coaches in the local area were passed over simply because they were part of the "loser/status quo" staff and the job was given to an optimist coach. I guess loyalty to a program was not part of the hiring process.

-- Posted by kelz5150 on Wed, Feb 25, 2015, at 12:34 PM

Old Guy

You're giving out last weeks info. The current head football coach has been a teacher at Mountain Home High School for several years. The guy they hired a couple of weeks ago has already resigned.

And by the way, all this talk about bad coaches here at Mountain Home makes me believe you are not going to the boys Varsity basketball games. This team is having fun, and in my view very well coached.

-- Posted by Buster11 on Wed, Feb 25, 2015, at 7:19 AM

Check your facts Old Guy.

-- Posted by dudewheresmycar on Wed, Feb 25, 2015, at 7:16 AM


Football coach position was filled already. Despite several more than qualified local applicants, MHSD hired someone from out of state.

-- Posted by Old guy on Wed, Feb 25, 2015, at 5:12 AM

Instead of constantly complaining about the coaches at Mountain Home why don't you come out and coach once and see what it is like. I know they are looking for a football coach!! Let's see how you do! Step up and volunteer to help out instead of complaining, make that difference in that athlete.

-- Posted by kelz5150 on Tue, Feb 24, 2015, at 1:57 PM

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