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Junior High band wins Sweepstakes award

The Mount Vernon Junior High band received the Sweepstakes award for First Division Ratings in concert performance and in sight reading performance at the Pleasant Grove Invitational Concert Band Contest

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Mason Lowery shows top Ag Mechanics project

Mason Lowery showed the first place project at the annual Mount Vernon/Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project ShowMason Lowery, son of Lance and Sandra Lowery, showed the first place project at the annual Mount Vernon/Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project Show on Saturday, April 2.

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Hylke Talsma shows Champion Dairy Heifer

Hylke Talsma showed the Grand Champion Dairy Heifer at the annual Mount Vernon/Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project ShowHylke Talsma, son of Hendrik and Jantsje Talsma, showed the Grand Champion Dairy Heifer at the annual Mount Vernon/Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project Show on Saturday, April 2.

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Alora Joyner wins broiler show

Alora Joyner showed the Grand Champion Broilers at the Mount Vernon/Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project ShowAlora Joyner showed the Grand Champion Broilers at the Mount Vernon/Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project Show on Saturday, April 2. Miss Joyner showed her broilers as a part of the Mount Vernon Junior FFA.

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Local teens leading regional division

Members of the Franklin County High School fishing team accept a check from one of their donors.Kaden Profitt and Will Gamblin sit atop the leader board for Anglers of the Year in the East Division of the Texas High School Bass Association. The pair has garnered a total of 1,183 points from four fishing tournaments.

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Abby Nguyen and Destin Weakley are Rotary Students for March

Abby Nguyen, Destin WeakleyAbby Nguyen and Destin Weakley were named Rotary Students of the Month for April at Mount Vernon High School. For more about these outstanding students and their future plans, see the April 7 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Charity Berger shows Grand Champion Steer

Charity Berger showed the Grand Champion Steer in the annual Mount Vernon/Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project ShowCharity Berger, daughter of Bobby and Alice Berger, showed the Grand Champion Steer in the annual Mount Vernon/Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project Show on Saturday, April 2.

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Penny three-peats with Grand Champion Goat

Hannah Penny showed the Grand Champion Goat for the third year in a row at the annual Mount Vernon/Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project ShowHannah Penny, daughter of Tim and Cindy Penny, showed the Grand Champion Goat for the third year in a row at the annual Mount Vernon/Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project Show on Saturday, April 2.

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Horticulture class plant sale Saturday

Students display a few of the plants that will be available.The horticulture class at Mount Vernon High School will have their annual plant sale on Saturday, April 9. The sale will be from 8 a.m. to noon in the green house on the east side of the school’s campus next to the softball field.

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