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Mendez, Nguyen named band beau and sweetheart

Jose Mendez and Stephanie NguyenJose Mendez and Stephanie Nguyen were named as the 2014 Mount Vernon High School Band Beau and Sweetheart during half time ceremonies at Don Meredith Stadium on Friday, October 31.

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School receives complaint from Freedom From Religion Foundation

The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) has a lodged a formal complaint with Mount Vernon ISD over religious postings, crosses and Bible verses in some classrooms, and quotes on the walls that reference religion.

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Pink Out the stadium planned for Friday

Pink Out the Meredith Stadium has been planned for the Mount Vernon Tigers versus Daingerfield game on Friday, October 24. Game time will be at 7:30 p.m.

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Buddies not bullies

Mount Vernon Elementary SchoolOctober is National Bullying Prevention Month.  Mount Vernon Elementary School partnered with the national organization, Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights to Become a Champion Against Bullying .

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Golf cart donation

Susan Meredith, center, is joined by the Mount Vernon High School cheerleaders as she officially donates Don Meredith’s purple golf cart to the school.Susan Meredith, center, is joined by the Mount Vernon High School cheerleaders as she officially donates Don Meredith’s purple golf cart to the school.

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Senior participants to be honored Friday

Senior participants in fall activities will be honored during the school’s pep rally and at the final home football game of the 2014 season on Friday, October 31.

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Cox, Pennington are Rotary Students for October

Madelyn Cox, Grayson PenningtonMadelyn Cox and Grayson Pennington were named the Rotary Students of the Month for October 2014 at Mount Vernon High School. For information about these outstanding students and their future plans, see the October 16 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Cox is National Merit commended student

Mount Vernon High School Assistant Principal Karl Whitehurst presents Madelyn Cox with her Commended Student certificateMount Vernon High School principal Kelly Baird recently announced that Madelyn Cox has been named a Commended Student in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.

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Mighty Tiger Band earns straight 1’s

The MVISD Mighty Tiger Marching Band earned straight 1’s, a perfect score, at the Northeast Texas Marching Festival in Mount Pleasant on Saturday, October 11.

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