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Velazquez receives scholarship

Jessica VelazquezJessica Velazquez was recently awarded the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. This prestigious scholarship covers up to $40,000 annually at any university of the student’s choice for up to three years to complete a bachelors degree.

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Kindergarten registration open at Salitllo

Registration for kindergarten and pre-kindergarten is open at Saltillo ISD. The process will continue through June 3. For a listing of required documentation for registration, see the June 2 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

PTO provides support for school

The Mount Vernon Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization has worked diligently throughout the school year to support the teachers and students.

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Garrett, Hammond first to finish SNAP

Winners of the Scholarships Nicole and Andrea  Power walk/run display their awardsThe Scholarships Nicole and Andrea Power walk/run  was conducted on Saturday, May 14 at the South Franklin Fire Department.

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Senior class members entertain at slide show

Endy Castanon, Jacob West, Gilbert Dale, and Marcelo Rodriguez teamed up to play a jazz number at the Senior Slide ShowEndy Castanon, Jacob West, Gilbert Dale, and Marcelo Rodriguez teamed up to play a jazz number at the Senior Slide Show on Thursday, May 19. The crowd demanded an encore.

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MVISD retirees

Rita Long and Cathy DealRita Long and Cathy Deal were celebrated with a retirement reception in the high school library on Tuesday, May17. Mrs. Long served 24 years at Mount Vernon ISD, and Mrs. Deal taught 10 years in Mount Vernon and 22 years at other districts.

Three locals earn bachelor degrees

Three local area residents were among the 1,005 candidates recognized at University of Texas - Tyler’s Spring 2016 Commencement ceremonies conducted Thursday and Friday, May 6 and 7 at the R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center.

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Nursing graduates

from left, Katrina Nickolson, D’Laine Neal, Leticia Reyna, Sue Ann Rodriguez and Martina Ramirez.The Nursing Program at Northeast Texas Community College recently awarded 37 students with an associates degree in nursing. These students are now eligible to test to become registered nurses.

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Shurbet graduates

Sarah ShurbetSarah Shurbet graduated from the University of Houston’s College of Optometry May 14. She earned a doctor of optometry degree.

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