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Band students honored at banquet

Awards and scholarships were presented at the annual Mount Vernon ISD Band BanquetAwards and scholarships were presented at the annual Mount Vernon ISD Band Banquet on Monday, April 25, in the school’s main cafeteria.

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Sulphur Bluff UIL

Eleven Sulphur Bluff students earned the right to compete at the Regional UIL event at Tarleton State University in Stephenville.Eleven Sulphur Bluff students earned the right to compete at the Regional UIL event at Tarleton State University in Stephenville. For a listing of those qualifying and their event, see the April 28 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Second dual language program meeting planned

A second chance to attend a mandatory meeting for parents interested in enrolling their Kindergarten age children in the Dual Language Two Way program will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 21

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Design an ad winners

front row, Jack Skelton, Jenna Henry, Jaycee Davis who won third, Alyssa Rodriguez who won second, and Kyler Finney who won first. Second row, Jett Bass, Nisa Calbos, Khloe Haygood, Jesus Lopez, and Boone Morris.Winners in the 24th annual Design An Ad program received trophies and ribbons at Mount Vernon Elementary School this week. The topic was “Read Read Read” and was sponsored by the First National Bank.

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Class of 1951 sets annual reunion

The Mount Vernon High School class of 1951 reunion has been set for Saturday, May 7. Class members are encouraged to gather starting at 10 a.m. for visitation. A luncheon will be provided at noon. For more details, see the April 14 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

College students win awards at agriculture conference

From left, Kara Caldwell of Mount Vernon; Peter Feijen of Saltillo; Rene’ McCracken (advisor); Cyruss Ragsdale of Alba; Alex Plunkett of Winnsboro; Haley Thomas  of Pittsburg; Mekall Beard of Mount Vernon; Kendall Loree of San Antonio; Madison Beard of Mount Vernon; and Cara Cummings of Daingerfield.The Northeast Texas Community College (NTCC) Agriculture program recently traveled to the Texas Junior College Agriculture Association (TJCAA) conference at Tarleton State University in Stephenville.

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Junior High band wins Sweepstakes award

The Mount Vernon Junior High band received the Sweepstakes award for First Division Ratings in concert performance and in sight reading performance at the Pleasant Grove Invitational Concert Band Contest

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Mock interviews planned for seniors

Community in Schools counselor Joyce Finigan is looking for business managers to conduct mock interviews on Tuesday, May 17. Mount Vernon High School seniors have been asked to prepare a resume

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Mason Lowery shows top Ag Mechanics project

Mason Lowery showed the first place project at the annual Mount Vernon/Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project ShowMason Lowery, son of Lance and Sandra Lowery, showed the first place project at the annual Mount Vernon/Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project Show on Saturday, April 2.

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