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Reception to honor retiring teachers

Mount Vernon ISD will honor two retiring employees with a reception on Tuesday, May 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the high school library. Rita Long and Cathy Deal will be honored. For more information about the careers of these two staff members, see the May 12 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Woolley announces retirement

Saltillo ISD Superintendent Kevin Woolley is retiring after 32 years in education. He came to SISD in 2010 as the high school principal and became superintendent in 2013. See the May 5 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more about Mr. Woolley’s future plans.

FFA team advances to Nationals

Natalie Oud, Hylke Talsma, and Brandon WillimsNatalie Oud, Hylke Talsma, and Brandon Willims, members of the Home Site Evaluation Team from Mount Vernon High School, placed first in the State and earned the right to advance to the National competition.

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FFA banquet Thursday, May 12

Supporters and friends of the Mount Vernon High School FFA are welcome to attend the chapter’s year end awards banquet and silent auction set for 6 p.m. Thursday, May 12 in the high school dining hall.

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Long named Best Actor, public performance Saturday

Kaden Long was named Best Actor at the Regional One Act Play competition Thursday, April 21 at Tyler Junior College. The Mount Vernon High School One Act Play did not advance.

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Rogers advances to State UIL

Kent RogersKent Rogers will be representing Mount Vernon High School at the State UIL Academic competition on May 24.

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Nursery Landscape team advancing to State

Nursery Landscape team members are Brandon Williams, McKay Patrick, Julia Minter, and Hylke Talsma.The Nursery Landscape CDE team earned first place at the Texas A&M - Commerce Area VI CDE contest April 5. They are advancing to the state contest on Friday, April 29 at Sam Houston State University. Team members are Brandon Williams, McKay Patrick, Julia Minter, and Hylke Talsma.

Cheerleaders receive All-State honors

On the heals of their State Championship, nine members of the Mount High School Cheerleading squad have been selected for All-State honors. The Texas Girls Coaches Association recently released the listing for the 1A through 6A conferences.

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Tiger band ends year on perfect note

Mount Vernon High School Mighty Tiger BandThe Mount Vernon High School Mighty Tiger Band finished their school year with an unprecedented number of awards and honors. The Tiger Band finished their competition year with a UIL Grand Sweepstakes Award,

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