Mission CISD’s Veterans Memorial High School hosted the Special Olympics Area 1, Powerlifting Tournament for the second consecutive year. Teams attending the event were Los Fresnos ISD, Mercedes ISD, Sharyland ISD, Weslaco ISD, and the host team, Mission CISD.

Nine MCISD athletes qualified for the state competition to be held in February in Austin. The students are: from Veterans Memorial High School- Hector Sanchez, Bryan Arellano, Pedro Ruiz, Sebastian Llamas; from Mission High School- Adrian Rodriguez, Frankie Villalobos, Joel Bravo, Armando Sanchez and Ashley De la Rosa. Bryan Arellano, Armando Sanchez and Ashley De la Rosa won 1stPlace Overall in their respective weight division.