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Saltillo District UIL

Saltillo District UIL StudentsStudents from Saltillo ISD competed at the District UIL meet on the campus of Northeast Texas Community College. Several of those advanced to Regional UIL. See the May 7 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for a listing of students who participated.

Saltillo students win medals at State FCCLA

Members of the Saltillo Family, Career and Community Leaders of America teamMembers of the Saltillo Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) recently participated at the State competition in Corpus Christi. A total of 13 students received gold medals,

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Land Judging team is advancing to National contest

Mount Vernon High School FFA Land Judging TeamThe Mount Vernon High School FFA Land Judging Team is headed to the National competition set for Thursday, May 7 in Oklahoma City. The team finished in third place at the State Contest on

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Intermediate, junior high schools named as Title 1 Reward Schools

The Mount Vernon Intermediate school has been identified as a High Performing/High Progress school, and the junior high campus as a High Progress school for Title 1 students for the 2013-2014 school year.

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Meeks to lead Tigers, again

Dickey Meeks has been named as the incoming Boys Athletic Director for Mount Vernon High School. His first day will be Friday, May 1 contingent upon the approval of members of the Mount Vernon School Board

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Five students advance to State

Maddie Cox, Ali Hymner, Zach Auringer, Niels Van Dieden, and Grayson Pennington will represent Mount Vernon High School at the State UIL Academic meet.Maddie Cox, Ali Hymner, Zach Auringer, Niels Van Dieden, and Grayson Pennington will represent Mount Vernon High School at the State UIL Academic meet.

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One Act Play

K.C. Lafon, front, and Grayson Pennington act out a scene from this year’s Mount Vernon High School One Act Play Of Mice and MenK.C. Lafon, front, and Grayson Pennington act out a scene from this year’s Mount Vernon High School One Act Play Of Mice and Men that is advancing to the State contest.

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One-Act Play to repeat State appearance

The cast and crew of the Mount Vernon High School One Act PlayFor the second year in a row, the cast and crew of the Mount Vernon High School One-Act Play are advancing to the State competition. The event will be in the McCullough Theatre in Austin on May 26.

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Dual language program meeting Tuesday

A second opportunity for parents of incoming Kindergarten age children to learn about the Dual Language Two Way program will be Tuesday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the elementary cafeteria.

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