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Kindergarten Round-Up is early this year

The annual Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten Round-Up has been set several weeks earlier than usual this year at Mount Vernon Elementary School.

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President’s, Dean’s lists announced

Brittany Everett, Ivan Domine, Alexa MarquartThree local residents, Brittany Everett, Ivan Domine, and Alexa Marquart were among those earning academic honors through their studies at the University of Texas at Tyler for the 2015 fall semester. See the March 3 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more information.

Mason McGill crowned as Saltillo’s Homecoming Queen

Saltillo 2016 Homecoming CourtMason McGill was crowned as the 2016 Homecoming Queen during ceremonies at Saltillo ISD on Friday, February 5. See the February 11 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for a listing of members and escorts from the Saltillo Homecoming Court.

Hymer, Decker are February Rotary Students

Ali Hymer and Austin DeckerAli Hymer and Austin Decker were named Rotary Students of the Month for February at Mount Vernon High School. They have been invited to attend Rotary meetings during the month.

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Saltillo ISD to celebrate homecoming Friday

The 2016 Salitllo ISD Homecoming Court.Saltillo ISD will be celebrating Homecoming and Senior night on Friday, February 5. The Homecoming Court will be presented during half time of the varsity Lions’ game,

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Community in Schools to provide prom dresses

Community in Schools counselor Joyce Finnigan is teaming up with local businesses to provide free prom dresses and hair styling for Mount Vernon ISD students.

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Fowler, Medders on honors list

Amanda Fowler and McKenna Medders, both of Mount Vernon, were named to the Dean’s List with Honors at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall for the 2015 fall semester.

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FFA projects

C. T. Penny and Dylan Cameron work to secure a spare tire bracket to the front of an 18 foot trailer.C. T. Penny and Dylan Cameron work to secure a spare tire bracket to the front of an 18 foot trailer. The project will be one of six entered in the Houston Ag Mechanics Show in March.

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Financial Aid Night January 28

Mount Vernon High School will be host for a Financial Aid Night for seniors and their parents at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, January 28, in the High School Lecture Hall.

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