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students with the top ten highest grade point averagesThe students with the top ten highest grade point averages for the 2015-2016 eighth grade class are, front row, Garrett Greenberg, Taylor Copeland, Katelyn Cox, Lauren Tran, Nallely Gutierrrez, Emmiline Patrick, Coleman Johnston, Max Rutledge, Grant Hammonds, and Alyssa Blanton. For a listing of all eighth grade students, see the May 26 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Vance, Self take top honors at Sulphur Bluff High School

2016 Suphur Bluff High School Candidates for GraduationCody Dean Vance and Taylor Joe Self will graduate as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, at the Sulphur Bluff High School 2016 Graduation.

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Signs of the future

Mount Vernon High School seniors proudly display signs stating their future plans for continuing their education.Mount Vernon High School seniors proudly display signs stating their future plans for continuing their education. The signs were placed along the roadway leading to the high school.

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Stacey, Hodges are Saltillo Junior High valedictorian, salutatorian

2016 Saltillo Junior High Candidates for AdvancementBrooke Lynn Stacey and Grayce Hodges were selected as Saltillo Junior High valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.

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Marine Corp signing

Dillon Lane, Josh Mars, Noah Craver, and Patrick Hoffman were joined by SSGT Jaziel Gallegos and GYSGT Marcus D. JenkinsFour Mount Vernon ISD seniors celebrated joining the Marine Corp in a ceremony on Friday, May 13. Dillon Lane, Josh Mars, Noah Craver, and Patrick Hoffman were joined by SSGT Jaziel Gallegos and GYSGT Marcus D. Jenkins and their families in the high school media center for the event.

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Senior walk

Kailye Green is all smiles as Mount Vernon High School seniors walk through the hallways at the Intermediate School.Kailye Green is all smiles as Mount Vernon High School seniors walk through the hallways at the Intermediate School. The group then walked through the halls at the Elementary campus while the younger students cheered.

Alison Hymer, Kathleen Gekiere are MVHS valedictorian, salutatorian

Alison Hymer and Kathleen GekiereAlison Hymer is valedictorian and Kathleen Gekiere is salutatorian for the 2016 graduating class of Mount Vernon High School.

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Ramirez, Salas take top honors at Winfield ISD

2016 Winfield Candidates for AdvancementMarisol Ramirez and Carolina Alcocer Salas will graduate as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, at Winfield ISD Advancement Ceremonies at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June, 2.

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Principal Baird resigns from Mount Vernon ISD

Mount Vernon High School Principal Kelly Baird tendered his resignation on Thursday, May 19.

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