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Saltillo FFA Ag Mechanics team places fifth in state

Garrett Sustaire, Tiffney Goldsmith, Clayton Jones, Chanda Neal, and Tucker JohnsonThe Saltillo FFA Agricultural Mechanics Team placed fifth in the Texas FFA State Judging Contest at Sam Houston State University

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Books donated to Mount Vernon Elementary School library

Accepting the books for the library was Lori Barker, seated, Payton Ford, Caden Roger,  Amy Ford, and Kaci SumrowPeter Mayhew, best known for playing Chewbacca in the Star Wars franchise, recently donated copies of his books, Growing Up Giant and My Favorite Giant to the Mount Vernon Elementary School.

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Six qualify for state in academics

Six students at Mount Vernon High School advanced to compete at the state academic meet in Austin on Tuesday, May 21. For more information, see the April 25 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Hank Tullis signs letter of intent

Hank Tullis was joined by his family and coaches as he signed a letter of intent to Southwestern University in Georgetown.Hank Tullis signed a letter of intent to play football for Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.

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Allen, Brown sign letters of intent

Keenan Allen and Daniel Brown at tableKeenan Allen and Daniel Brown signed letters of intent to play college sports on Wednesday, April 17 in the high school library.

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Whitaker, Hymer named Honorary Chapter Farmers at FFA Banquet

Mark Hymer and August Whitaker were presented Honorary Chapter Farmer plaques by Baukje TalsmaAugust Whitaker and Mark Hymer were named as Honorary Chapter Farmers at the annual Mount Vernon FFA Banquet on Monday, April 29

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One Act Play headed to state

Cast and crew of “....And the Rain Came to Mayfield”The Mount Vernon High School one act play cast and crew of  “...And the Rain Came to Mayfield”  advanced to the state University Interscholastic League meet.

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Sulphur Bluff and Saltillo compete at UIL

Students at Sulphur Bluff High School recently competed at Conference 1A District 18 University Interscholastic League events

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FFA Horse Judging team headed to state

Mount Vernon FFA Horse Judging team Trent Robinson, Baukje Talsma, Hannah Penny and Lyndi StarrThe Mount Vernon FFA Horse Judging team will compete at the state level on Saturday, April 20 at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

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