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Mount Vernon FFA to display five projects at Houston show

Mount Vernon FFA groupMembers of the Mount Vernon FFA will be exhibiting at the Houston Ag Mechanics Show March 20-22. They have been working the past few months to prepare their projects.

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Bass fishing team organized

 Franklin County Bass Fishing TeamThe Franklin County Bass Fishing Team was organized last fall and is comprised of one sophomore and eight freshmen students from Mount Vernon ISD.

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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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Saltillo raises $989 in Jump Rope for Heart

Students in Saltillo’s pre-kindergarten through fourth grade classesStudents in Saltillo’s pre-kindergarten through fourth grade classes raised $989 for Jump Rope for Heart Event. Their goal this year was $500. Since they nearly doubled the goal,

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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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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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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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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.