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League of Honor nods deadline soon

The deadline to nominate candidates for the 2016 Franklin County School’s League of Honor is Friday, April 1. This is the 14th year for the program, which honors outstanding graduates

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Natalie Oud and Jacob West are Rotary Students for March

Natalie Oud and Jacob WestNatalie Oud and Jacob West were named Rotary Students of the Month for March at Mount Vernon High School.

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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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My very own book

Daeybrenna Timmons and Kevin Servin are excited to receive a book of “my very own.” Daeybrenna Timmons and Kevin Servin are excited to receive a book of “my very own.” The staff at the Mount Vernon Headstart has begun a new program in which each month students receive a book to help build a library at home.

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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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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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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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.