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Skyler Burns wins county spelling bee

Skyler Burns, Blake HollingsworthSkyler Burns was named the Franklin County Spelling Bee champion and Blake Hollingsworth was named as the runner-up in the Franklin County Spelling Bee.

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Students advance to Regional science fair

Saltillo will be well represented at the Regional Science Fair at Region 8 on Tuesday, February 10. For a listing of the top finishers for each grade level, see the February 12 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Gamez crowned 2015 queen

2015 Saltillo High School Homecoming CourtClarissa Gamez was crowned as the 2015 Homecoming Queen in Saltillo, Texas on Friday, January 30. For a listing of other candidates including in the Homecoming Court, see the February 5 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

School board works through full agenda

Members of the Board of Trustees for Mount Vernon ISD had a full agenda for their Monday, February 9 regular meeting. The group approved the bids and budget for the $14 million project,

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Abstinence program to be previewed for parents

Parents of eighth and 10th grade students at Mount Vernon ISD are being encouraged to attend a parent preview night of the ESTEEM abstinence program on Monday, February 2 at 6 p.m. in the school’s auditorium.

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Tiger Band sends 24 to State Solo and Ensemble Competition

Tiger Band members who competed at the Region IV UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest.Thirty-three members of the Mount Vernon High School Tiger Band competed in the Region IV UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest at Texas A&M University- Commerce on Friday, February 6.

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Intermediate school nominated for National Blue Ribbon honor

The staff at Mount Vernon Intermediate SchoolThe Mount Vernon Intermediate School has been nominated by the Commissioner of Education, Michael Williams, as a National Blue Ribbon School (NBRS). Only 26 of the 9,300 schools in the state were nominated for this honor.

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Financial Aid Night February 9

Mount Vernon High School will be host for a Financial Aid Night for seniors and their parents on Monday, February 9, from  6 to 7 p.m. in the High School Lecture Hall.

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National Beta qualifier

Monika WartenbeeMonika Wartenbee, a senior at Saltillo High School, will represent Texas at the National Beta Convention this summer in Nashville, Tenn. She received third place in creative writing at the State Beta Convention in San Antonio on January 9-10.