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Tigers beat Raiders, drop two at Quitman tournament

The Mount Vernon Tigers Varsity Baseball team wrapped up pre-district play by competing in the Quitman Bulldogs baseball tournament March 6-8. The Tigers  beat the Winnsboro Red Raiders 12-7 in their final game at the tournament.

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One Act Play public performance Sunday

A public performance of the 2014 Mount Vernon High School One Act Play will be Sunday, March 16 at 2 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. The group will present Unexpected Tenderness by Israel Horovitz. For more information, see the March 13 edition of the Mount Venrnon Optic-Herald.

Seven candidates file for school board

During the last week to register as a candidate, two more candidates filed their applications for a place on the Mount Vernon ISD ballot as a School Board Trustee.

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Destination Imagination teams headed for state in April

Destanation Imaginantion TeamThe seventh and eighth grade independent Destination Imagination team won first place at the regional event and will be making their fourth trip to the state competition. For more information about the regional event and a listing of team members, see the March 13 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Bohlken top winner in 4-Way Speech

Bailey Bohlken won first place in the local Rotary Four Way Test Speech Contest. Second place was earned by Colton Wylie, and third place was Kelly Brizuela.Bailey Bohlken won first place in the local Rotary Four Way Test Speech Contest. Second place was earned by Colton Wylie, and third place was Kelly Brizuela.

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Lowry named to Basketball Academic All State

Grant LowryGrant Lowry, a senior at Mount Vernon High School, has been named to the Basketball Academic All-State team. To be considered, an eligible basketball player must be of good moral character, a senior, and have an overall grade point average of 92 or above.

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Taking one for the team

Elementary Physical Education teacher Andrea Ables gets slimed by Genevieve Campbell and Tina Carter Elementary Physical Education teacher Andrea Ables gets slimed by Genevieve Campbell and Tina Carter as the elementary celebrated making their fund raising goal for the American Heart Association.

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Debate team claims third place in district

Kristen Blase and Jessica MinterKristen Blase and Jessica Minter captured third place at the district Cross Examination Debate meet in February. The finish qualifies the pair as alternates at the state competition March 10-11.

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One Act Play dedicated to craft

Mount Vernon High School’s One Act Play cast and crew are dedicating many hours to practice as they prepare their 2014 performance. A public performance has been set for Sunday, March 16

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