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Financial Aid Night February 13

Mount Vernon High School will be host for a Financial Aid Night for seniors and their parents on Thursday, February 13, from  6 to 7 p.m. in the High School Lecture Hall.

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Power lifting team attends meet

Four Tigers placed at the power lifting meet at Sulphur Springs on Saturday, January 25. Noah Craver took second place in the 132 pound weight class, Misael Guzman was third in the 114 pound weight class, and James Kirkman was fifth in the 123 pound weight class. Also competing were Corbin Craver, Cameron Greenburg, Zach Auringer, Patrick Hoffman, Devin Andrews, and Marquies Evans.
Ashley Brown claimed fourth place in her weight class. Also competing were Charity Berger and Natalie Oud.

Tigers Serving Others cleans bus memorial

A group of  Mount Vernon High School student athletes converged on the School Bus Accident Memorial last Wednesday as part of the Tigers Serving Others programA group of  Mount Vernon High School student athletes converged on the School Bus Accident Memorial last Wednesday as part of the Tigers Serving Others program.

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School Board to call for bond election

Mount Vernon ISD School Board members plan to call for a $14 million bond election during their regular monthly meeting February 10. The bond will include a competition gymnasium,

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Students attend YAK Fest

Members of the Mount Vernon High School Book Club and Mount Vernon Junior High Book ClubMembers of the Mount Vernon High School Book Club (Novel Bunch) and Mount Vernon Junior High Book Club (Cover to Cover) attended the 2014 YAK Fest at Central High School in Keller on Saturday, January 25.

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Winter Guard cancelled for 2014

The Mount Vernon High School Winter Guard has disbanded for their 2014 competition season. The flag performers involve both Color Guard members from the band and other non-band students.

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Maitland Rutledge, Grant Lowry are Rotary Students for January

Maitland Rutledge and Grant LowryMaitland Rutledge and Grant Lowry were named Rotary Students of the Month for January at Mount Vernon High School. For details about these students, see the Jan. 30 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

UIL realignment creates crazy schedule for non-football sports

The biennial realignment by the University Interscholastic League was announced Monday, February 3 and created a crazy schedule for non-football competitions for Mount Vernon schools.

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Buddy Bench

Savannah Maxton, at right, with the help of her dad, Byron, created a Buddy Bench for the Mount Vernon Elementary playgroundSavannah Maxton, a second grade student at Mount Vernon Elementary, recently read an article on Scholastic.com about a Buddy Bench. The story related how a second grader in Pennsylvania, Christian Buck, got a Buddy Bench installed on his school’s playground.

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