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FFA teams compete at State

Hylke Talsma, Natalie Oud, Jocee Neal, and Brandon Williams, members of the Mount Vernon High School  FFA Agricultural Advocacy TeamThe Mount Vernon High School FFA sent their Ag Advocacy Team and the Greenhand Skills Demonstration Team to the state contest at Sam Houston State University December 4-5.

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Opening of new MVISD gym delayed

Workers began last week fitting together the more than 35,000 pieces of wood that make the floor of the new Mount Vernon ISD gymnasium.Mount Vernon High School Tigers fans will have to wait a little longer than originally planned for the opening of the new home for their teams. Officials are saying it will not be ready until Feb. 1.

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FFA Greenhand Skills team to advance to State

Case Oud,  Harlie Robertson, Maddie Hatch, and Cade HymanThe Greenhand Skills Demonstration Team was also second place at both Area and District. Members are Case Oud,  Harlie Robertson, Maddie Hatch, and Cade Hyman.

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Tigers finish third at Rains tournament

Destin Weakley reaches for the basket for the Mount Vernon Tiger basketball team.Destin Weakley reaches for the basket for the Mount Vernon Tiger basketball team. The team claimed third place at the Rains Thanksgiving Classic tournament in Emory November 23 and 24.

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FFA Advocacy team advances to State

Brandon Williams, Jocee Neal, Natalie Oud, and Hylke TalsmaThe Ag Advocacy Team finished in second place at Area at NTCC on November 14 and first at District. Team members are Brandon Williams, Jocee Neal, Natalie Oud, and Hylke Talsma.

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Blue Ribbon celebration

Barbara Cox accepts a quilted vest with the Blue Ribbon of Distinction logo from School Board Member Marie Latortue during a celebration dinner on Thursday, November 19.Barbara Cox accepts a quilted vest with the Blue Ribbon of Distinction logo from School Board Member Marie Latortue during a celebration dinner on Thursday, November 19.

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Castanon, Cantrell named band beau and sweetheart

Endy Castanon and Alicia Cantrell were named as the 2015 Mount Vernon High School Band Beau and SweetheartEndy Castanon and Alicia Cantrell were named as the 2015 Mount Vernon High School Band Beau and Sweetheart during half time ceremonies at Don Meredith Stadium on Friday, November 6.

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UIL releases 2016-18 cutoff numbers

Mount Vernon High School will remain in Conference 3A for University Interscholastic League (UIL) competitions for the 2016-2018 school years. The UIL released its reclassification and realignment

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School earns perfect FIRST score

Members of the Mount Vernon ISD school board heard a report that the district earned a perfect score of 30 possible points for a top rating under the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas.

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