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Music scholarship awards announced to area students

The Mount Vernon Music Betty Whitlock Scholarship fund provided $3,000 in scholarships in 2016, ranging from $500 to $50, to 17 students to help further their study and training in their respective fields of music.

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Bell, Fountain receive Heritage Scholarship

Elexis Fountain receives her scholarship from Jamaal Hargrave.Elexis Fountain receives her scholarship from Jamaal Hargrave. She and Destiny Bell were announced as recipients of $500 Heritage Scholarships from the Black Onyx Club at the organization’s annual banquet Saturday evening, June 18 at the Cultural Arts Center.

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Camp, McGill receive Rising Lone Star awards

Logan Camp and Mason McGill of Saltillo High School were two of the three students from the Fourth Congressional District of Texas selected to receive the 2016 “Rising Lone Star” award by Rep. John Ratcliffe.

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Easley-Giraldo earns doctorate

Terri Easley-GiraldoTerri Easley-Giraldo received her PhD in communication studies from the University of Kansas during a doctoral hooding ceremony on Saturday, May 14.

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Dr. Watkins to be speaker at Heritage Scholarship Banquet

Dr. Herbert L. Watkins, M.D.Dr. Herbert L. Watkins, M.D. will be the guest speaker for the ninth annual Heritage Scholarship Banquet, sponsored by the Black Onyx Club, in the Cultural Arts Center at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 17.

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Tullis on president’s spring list

William “Hank” Tullis of Scroggins has been named to the president’s list at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches for the spring semester.

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Auringer named to dean’s lists

Zachary Auringer was named to the dean’s list for both the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters at Texas A&M University - Commerce. Honorees must be full time students at the university and maintain a 3.50 grade point average or above.

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Heritage Scholarship banquet Saturday night

The ninth annual Heritage Scholarship Banquet, honoring the black heritage graduates of the 2016 Mount Vernon High School graduating class and those currently in college, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18.

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Key graduates

Callie Key graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a bachelor of science degree in speech/language pathology. A total of 2,102 students received degrees.

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