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Saltillo FFA members are volunteering and competing

Saltillo FFAMembers of the Saltillo FFA have been busy with meetings, competitions and volunteering during the fall and have many activities planned in the coming months.

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Membership in Mount Vernon FCCLA continues to increase

Mount Vernon FCCLA groupMembership in the Mount Vernon Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, FCCLA, continued to grow this year with 52 students during a membership drive in September.

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Saltillo raises $989 in Jump Rope for Heart

Students in Saltillo’s pre-kindergarten through fourth grade classesStudents in Saltillo’s pre-kindergarten through fourth grade classes raised $989 for Jump Rope for Heart Event. Their goal this year was $500. Since they nearly doubled the goal,

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Elementary students raise funds for the American Heart Association

Students at Mount Vernon Elementary School are striving for a goal of $23,000 for their annual Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart campaign. Last year, the group raised $21,747.

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Skyler Burns wins county spelling bee

Skyler Burns, Blake HollingsworthSkyler Burns was named the Franklin County Spelling Bee champion and Blake Hollingsworth was named as the runner-up in the Franklin County Spelling Bee.

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Mount Vernon FFA to display five projects at Houston show

Mount Vernon FFA groupMembers of the Mount Vernon FFA will be exhibiting at the Houston Ag Mechanics Show March 20-22. They have been working the past few months to prepare their projects.

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Students advance to Regional science fair

Saltillo will be well represented at the Regional Science Fair at Region 8 on Tuesday, February 10. For a listing of the top finishers for each grade level, see the February 12 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Bass fishing team organized

 Franklin County Bass Fishing TeamThe Franklin County Bass Fishing Team was organized last fall and is comprised of one sophomore and eight freshmen students from Mount Vernon ISD.

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School board works through full agenda

Members of the Board of Trustees for Mount Vernon ISD had a full agenda for their Monday, February 9 regular meeting. The group approved the bids and budget for the $14 million project,

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