Baukje Talsma and Emily Lawrence were validictorian and salutatorian, respectively for the class of 112 students at Mount Vernon Junior High. Miss Talsma had a grade point average of 96.0357 followed by Miss Lawrence with a 95.5714.
The Optic-Herald is compiling a comprehensive list of all students at Mount Vernon high school who have received scholarships this year. The list will be published in the Graduation Edition on May 28. Any parent or student with information about a scholarship awarded outside of the school should contact Marie Dacus at 903-537-2228 or e-mail marie(at)mt-vernon.com with the additional scholarship information. All contacts should be made no later than 5 p.m. Monday, May 25 for publication in the May 28 edition of the paper.