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Debate team honored by school board

Members of the high school debate teams were honored during the school board meeting on Monday night at the school.The Mount Vernon High School Debate Team received special recognition during the Mount Vernon ISD School Board meeting on Monday, October 14. The team recently competed in a tournament and placed in fourth, fifth, and sixth places. For more information, see the October 17 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Tiger Band performs at CountryFest

Mighty Tiger Marching BandMembers of the Mighty Tiger Marching Band performed on the CountryFest stage before traveling to Mount Pleasant and receiving straight ones at the Northeat Texas Marching Contest in Mount Pleasant.

Committee to present recommendations

Members of the Focal Committee will present their recommendations to the Mount Vernon ISD Board of Trustees at the regular monthly board meeting on Monday, October 14.

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Facilities needs report presented to school board

Steve Hulsey with Corgan Associates displays a possible floor plan for a proposed competition gym and field house.Steve Hulsey with Corgan Associates displays a possible floor plan for a proposed competition gym and field house. Mount Vernon School Board members heard a presentation about facilities needs

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Band receives top rating at marching contest

Marcus Hollingsworth, Jessica Valasquez, Daniel Hassell and Katie Larison display awards won at the Four States Marching ContestThe Mount Vernon High School Tiger Band competed at the Four States Marching Festival in Texarkana on Saturday, October 5 and received straight division ones from the judges present for all divisions: colorguard, drum majors, drum line, and band.

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Rotary Students of the month for October

Marcus Hollingsworth, Alexa MarquardtAlexa Marquardt and Marcus Hollingsworth were selected as the Rotary Students of the Month for October at Mount Vernon High School. For more information, see the Oct. 10 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

MVISD celebrating National School Lunch Week

The staff at Mount Vernon ISD cafeterias will be celebrating National School Lunch Week October 14-18 with special menus planned each day. During the week, students will be served meals that recognize their diverse student population.

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League of Honor

front row, Ila Fay Black Patrick for her husband Mathus Black, Dorothy Winfield, Rosalin Bell and Cynthia Woodall for their father Landon Ramsay, second row, Kennith Swinford, Charles Winfield, and Thomas and Lanny Ramsay for their father Landon Ramsay.Five former employees and students of Mount Vernon ISD were honored during ceremonies at the school on Friday, October 4. Those accepting the awards were front row, Ila Fay Black Patrick for her husband Mathus Black, Dorothy Winfield, Rosalin Bell and Cynthia Woodall for their father Landon Ramsay, second row, Kennith Swinford, Charles Winfield, and Thomas and Lanny Ramsay for their father Landon Ramsay.

Decker crowned 2013 Homecoming Queen

Kristin Decker is crowned as the 2013 Mount Vernon High  School Homecoming Queen by outgoing queen Megan Oud.Kristin Decker was crowned the 2013 Homecoming Queen during pre-game ceremonies on Friday, October 4 at Don Meredith Stadium. Miss Decker is the daughter of Adam and Tracie Decker.

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