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Billings named Teacher of the Year

Robin BillingsRobin Billings, a 2002 graduate of Mount Vernon High School, was recently named “Electives Teacher of the Year” by her peers and co-workers at Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas.

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First place

Destiny BarronDestiny Barron, a Mount Vernon Junior FFA and Franklin County 4-H Club member, won first place in Fitting/Grooming/Trimming and ninth place in Showmanship at McPeak’s Be A Champ Show Cow Camp.

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Scholarship

Cheyenne Gillean accepts a $1,000 C.T. Penny Memorial Scholarship from Angie Haynes on Friday, May 25.Cheyenne Gillean accepts a $1,000 C.T. Penny Memorial Scholarship from Angie Haynes on Friday, May 25.

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Seniors receive Heritage Scholarships at banquet

Takeitra Fountain, Ja’Myra Fountain and Jakayda Fountain were awarded Heritage Scholarships at the annual Black Onyx Club banquet. Krista Jackson, left and Ty’Rese Linwood (not pictured) were also honored as graduating seniors. Two Mount Vernon High School graduating seniors and one college student were awarded Heritage Scholarships during the Black Onyx Club’s annual banquet on Friday, June 8, at the Cultural Arts Center.

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Velazquez graduates with honors

Jessica VelazquezJessica Velazquez graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 grade point average with a bachelor of science degree in biomedical science from Texas A&M University - College Station May 10.

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Heritage scholarship dinner Friday

The 11th annual Heritage Scholarship Banquet, honoring the black heritage graduates of the 2018 Mount Vernon High School graduating class and those currently in college, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 8, in the Cultural Arts Center, 100 Rusk St., two blocks west of the Courthouse.

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Lamar Award

Saltillo High School seniors Shelby Matlock and Branson McGill were presented with the Mirabeau B. Lamar award by the Mount Vernon Masonic LodgeSaltillo High School seniors Shelby Matlock and Branson McGill were presented with the Mirabeau B. Lamar award by the Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge during a luncheon on Wednesday, May 23.

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Lamar Award

Mount Vernon High School seniors Lindsey Radford-Sims and Mason Huddleston were presented with the Mirabeau B. Lamar award by the Mount Vernon Masonic LodgeMount Vernon High School seniors Lindsey Radford-Sims and Mason Huddleston were presented with the Mirabeau B. Lamar award by the Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge during a luncheon on Wednesday, May 23.

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Civil War Journals

Franklin County Historical Association Coordinator Gail Reed, center, presents a $500 check to Mount Vernon Middle School seventh grade teacher Amanda HarperFranklin County Historical Association Coordinator Gail Reed, center, presents a $500 check to Mount Vernon Middle School seventh grade teacher Amanda Harper for her work on facilitating the Civil War Journal project.

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