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Siddens is winner of essay contest

Marcus Siddens, center, was named winner of the March With Me Reflections essay contest. Marcus Siddens was announced as the winner of the  essay contest on the meaning March With Me, a book by Rosalie Turner on the “Children’s March” and other protests on segregation.

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Golden inducted into Sigma Alpha Pi honor society

Haley GoldenHaley Golden, a junior at Texas A&M - Commerce, was inducted into Sigma Alpha Pi recently. The organization is a national leadership honor society. Miss Golden, a 2012 graduate of Mount Vernon High School, is majoring in music.

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Prom night

Mount Vernon High School seniors and juniors continued the tradition of meeting on the downtown plazaMount Vernon High School seniors and juniors continued the tradition of meeting on the downtown plaza prior to embarking for Prom. This group paused for a photo before boarding their party bus.

Sixth time on Dean’s list for Price

Landon PriceLandon Price, a senior at East Texas Baptist University was named to the Dean’s List both the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters with a 4.0 grade point average.

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NTCC cherry tree wins Best of Show

Emmanuel Rutledge and Crystal St. Clair of the  NTCC welding class proudly display their cherry tree.Approximately 60 people packed the Cultural Arts Center on Thursday, April 17 for an evening of poetry and visual art. The welding class at Northeast Texas Community College won Best of Show and a $250 check for their cherry tree constructed of metal including cherry blossoms.

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Cravens receives nursing pin

Kelly Cravens, centerKelly Cravens, daughter of Carol Anders and the late Eddy Anders, accepted her pin as a Registered Nurse during the graduation ceremony from the School of Nursing, Northeast Texas Community College Saturday, May 10, 2014. For more details, see the May 15 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Dual language program meeting Tuesday

A second opportunity for parents of incoming Kindergarten age children to learn about the new Dual Language Two Way program will be Tuesday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the elementary cafeteria.

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Class of 1951 reunion

Members of the MVHS Class of 1951 celebrated their 63rd reunion at the home of Steve and Tammy DeWolf  at Lake Cypress Springs.Members of the MVHS Class of 1951 celebrated their 63rd reunion at the home of Steve and Tammy DeWolf  at Lake Cypress Springs.

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Class of 1974 is planning a reunion

The Mount Vernon High School Class of 1974 is looking for contact information for eight of its 63 member class. The information is to be used in notifying these missing members of the class’ 40th year reunion.

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