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Senior class members entertain at slide show

Students performed synchronized swimming to the Blue Danube during the 35th annual Senior Slide Show sponsored by the First National Bank of Mount Vernon.Students performed synchronized swimming to the Blue Danube during the 35th annual Senior Slide Show sponsored by the First National Bank of Mount Vernon.

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Watson signs to ride with Texas A&M

Mount Vernon High School senior Brynn Watson signed a letter of intent on Monday, May 22 to participate on the rodeo team for Texas A&M University in College Station.Mount Vernon High School senior Brynn Watson signed a letter of intent on Monday, May 22 to participate on the rodeo team for Texas A&M University in College Station.

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Haley Golden receives degree

Haley GoldenHaley Golden graduated from Texas A&M - Commerce with a bachelor of science in music degree during ceremonies on Saturday, May 13.

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Lamar Award

Mount Vernon High School seniors Elizabeth Stone and Cameron Greenberg were presented with the Mirabeau B. LamarMount Vernon High School seniors Elizabeth Stone and Cameron Greenberg were presented with the Mirabeau B. Lamar award by the Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge during a luncheon on Thursday, May 18.

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Talsma, Williams receive top FFA awards at annual banquet

Award winners at the annual FFA banquetHylke Talsma received the Blue and Gold Award, the highest award given by the Mount Vernon High School FFA, during their annual banquet on Thursday, May 11 at the high school dining hall.

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Students receive scholarships

Daisy Johnston and Erin Redfearn, students with ties to Franklin County, received the Good Times Ltd. Square Dance Club scholarship on Saturday, May 13.Daisy Johnston and Erin Redfearn, students with ties to Franklin County, received the Good Times Ltd. Square Dance Club scholarship on Saturday, May 13.

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Geffers signs with Hardin Simmons University

Mount Vernon High School senior Britany Geffers signed a letter of intent to run cross country and track for Hardin Simmons University in Abilene on Friday, May 12.Mount Vernon High School senior Britany Geffers signed a letter of intent to run cross country and track for Hardin Simmons University in Abilene on Friday, May 12.

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Hollingsworth signs with TVCC

Micheala HollingsworthMount Vernon High School senior Micheala Hollingsworth recently signed a letter of intent to be a cheerleader for Trinity Valley Community. To learn more about this student, see the May 18 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Legion donates to DI

Members of America Legion Post 243, David Allen and Bill Germann, presented a $500 check to the Mount Vernon High School Destination Imagination team of Kristina King and Brian Baird.Members of America Legion Post 243, David Allen and Bill Germann, presented a $500 check to the Mount Vernon High School Destination Imagination team of Kristina King and Brian Baird.

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