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The MISD Communications Department is proud to share with you some of our Mesquite ISD students and staff with extraordinary talents, confidence or creative genius. These are individuals who demonstrate excellence, honor others dignity or make a difference in your school or community. If you know a student or staff member who has a story of resilience and success please click the button below to share the Excellence with us.

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Our Newest Spotlight on Excellence

Isaiah Henderson
  • Class of 2028
  • McDonald Middle School

Isaiah Henderson is a seventh-grade student at McDonald Middle School and a young entrepreneur who started his business at nine years old. In the summer of 2020, Isaiah went to his father and asked him for a dirt bike. His father decided to teach him a valuable life lesson and encouraged him to work for it–so he did. With the help of his parents, Isaiah founded his business, Icey's Kool-Aid Pickles

Isaiah's small venture gained momentum as he sold his Kool-Aid pickles to friends and family. His father had perfected the recipe, and his mother helped with logistics. In no time, he saved enough money and purchased the dirt bike he always wanted, but Isaiah didn't stop there. His entrepreneurial spirit drove him to move forward with his business and focus on growing his customer base. To do so, he added new treats to his menu, and to reach more customers, he started to sell his treats at local events. 

At a young age, Isaiah is a busy student who runs his own business and is involved in various school activities. He is passionate about fine arts and participates in playing the trombone and singing in the choir. Additionally, he is a student-athlete who recently finished the football season and is now gearing up for the basketball season. Isaiah Henderson is Made To Excel.