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Getting it straight

Cassandra Zataran, a third year student of the Cosmetology program at MVISD, works to straighten Cesia Posados’ long curly hairCassandra Zataran, a third year student of the Cosmetology program at MVISD, works to straighten Cesia Posados’ long curly hair. Some of the reduced priced services offered include hair cuts, colors and perms, facials, waxing, pedicures and manicures.

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Fund raiser

Cruze Sharp, at left, is served by Kevin Martinez at the fifth grade fund raising dinner on Friday, November 21.Cruze Sharp, at left, is served by Kevin Martinez at the fifth grade fund raising dinner on Friday, November 21. The fifth grade students raised $3,500 at their dinner and dessert auction to help fund their trip to Sky Ranch next Spring.

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FFA Greenhand Quiz team advances to Area competition

Mason Lowery, Kaden Profitt, Savanna Oud, and Layton WrightThe Mount Vernon High School FFA Greenhand Quiz team earned the right to advance to Area contest on Saturday, November 15 after claiming second place at the District Leadership Development event last week.

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Turkey Trot winners announced

First grade girls sprint away from the starting line at the fourth annual Turkey Trot.First grade girls sprint away from the starting line at the fourth annual Turkey Trot. Students at Mount Vernon Elementary School participated in the fourth annual Turkey Trot at Don Meredith Stadium on Wednesday, November 19.

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School earns perfect FIRST score

Superintendent John Kaufman announced that Mount Vernon ISD earned a perfect score of 70 possible points and a Superior rating under the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas.

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Geffers, Perrett are Rotary Students

Summer Geffers and Jared PerrettSummer Geffers and Jared Perrett were named the Rotary Students of the Month for November 2014 at Mount Vernon High School. For information about these students and their future plans, see the November 20 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

FFA Senior Quiz team advances to Area competition

Julia Minter, Brandon Williams, Hylke Talsma, and Brynn WatsonThe Mount Vernon High School FFA Senior Quiz team earned the right to advance to Area contest on Saturday, November 15 after claiming first place at the District Leadership Development event last week.

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Veterans Day program

Patti Sells presented a program to second grade students at Saltillo ISD on Veterans DayPatti Sells presented a program to second grade students at Saltillo ISD on Veterans Day, November 11. Her son, Sgt. Tanner Stone Higgins, 1/75 Ranger, was killed in action in Afganistan April 14, 2012. Another son, Specialist Dillon Henegar is currently serving in Afghanistan.

FFA Agricultural Advocacy team advances to Area competition

Shalynn Sumrow, Jessica Minter, Jocee Neal, and Natalie OudThe Mount Vernon High School FFA Agricultural Advocacy team earned the right to advance to Area contest on Saturday, Nov. 15 after claiming first place at the District Leadership Development event last week.

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