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One-Act Play public performance Sunday

Members of the Mount Vernon High School One-Act Play the cast and crew of will present their State bound play, Of Mice and Men, on Sunday, May 24 at 2 p.m. in the school’s auditorium.

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Greg Carr named as Honorary Chapter Farmer at FFA Banquet

Greg Carr accepts his Honorary Chapter Farmer plaque from FFA officers Emily Phillips and Shalynn Sumrow.Greg Carr accepts his Honorary Chapter Farmer plaque from FFA officers Emily Phillips and Shalynn Sumrow. He received the honor at the annual Mount Vernon FFA Banquet on Tuesday, May 12

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James, Hyman win seats for MVISD

Preliminary counts show that Chris James and Brad Hyman have won the two seats up for election on the Mount Vernon ISD school board. A total of 687 ballots were cast in the election,

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Goals reached, rewarded

Fifth grade students from Mount Vernon Intermediate School visited the Alamo Mission Museum on Tuesday, May 5.Fifth grade students from Mount Vernon Intermediate School visited the Alamo Mission Museum on Tuesday, May 5. As a reward for meeting their individual reading goals for the fourth and fifth six weeks,

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Land Judging team 15th in nation

Mount Vernon High School FFA Land Judging TeamThe Mount Vernon High School FFA Land Judging Team competed in the National competition on Thursday, May 7 in Oklahoma City and finished in 15th place.

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Futures planted

Members of the Mount Vernon High School senior class made steps toward their futures on Friday, May 8 as they planted signs on the school grounds announcing their college plans.Members of the Mount Vernon High School senior class made steps toward their futures on Friday, May 8 as they planted signs on the school grounds announcing their college plans.

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Saltillo Ag Mechanics team

The Saltillo FFA Agricultural Mechanics TeamThe Saltillo FFA Agricultural Mechanics Team placed sixth in the Texas FFA State Judging Contest at Sam Houston State University on Friday, May 1. Thirty teams throughout the state competed at the contest.

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Reception to honor six retiring teachers

Mount Vernon ISD will honor six retiring employees with a reception on Monday, May 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the high school library. John Hicks, Marsha Romines, Gayla Morris, Lynda Wood, Lynda Baird, and Cindy Maxton will be honored.

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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.