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Teen short story writing contest opened to students

“Word Wars,” a teen only short story contest is now open for submissions with no entry fee. The contest, sponsored by the Northeast Texas Writers Organization (NETWO), will close at midnight Friday, July 17. See the July 9 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for details on how to enter the contest.

Dewey attends Law and Trial camp

Jourdan DeweyJourdan Dewey attended a Law and Trial Camp at Stanford Law School (SLS) in Palo Alto, Calif. from June 29 through July 8. The 10 day Intensive Law and Trial program provides students

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Black Onyx scholarship recipients

front row, left to right, Mistarya Brigham, Elexis Fountain, Sissy Rogers, Quay Evans, back row, Desirae Deloney, Whitney Balthazar, Jared Curry, and Karrie Hargrave.The Black Onyx Club distributed more than $6,000 in scholarships during an awards banquet on Friday, June 5, 2015. The students who received the awards were,

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Tullis named to President’s List

HankTullisHankTullis earned academic recognition by being named to the  President’s List of students for the spring 2015 semester as a major in the James I. Perkins College of Education at Stephen F. Austin State

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Golden graduates from Baylor University

Hannah Renee Golden was one of 2,300 Baylor University graduates to receive a degree during spring commencement exercises in the Ferrell Center on the Baylor campus in May.

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College students earns academic honors

Jace Alphin, Zachary Buck, Marcus Hollingsworth and Alexa Marquardt were each named to their respective school’s academic honors listing for the spring 2015 semester.

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Jones to be speaker at Black Onyx Scholarship Banquet

Mack Jones will be the featured speaker at the eighth annual Black Onyx Club Scholarship Banquet. The banquet is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 5, at NETO’s Senior Meal Center.

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Sanders completes Masters degree

Amanda Clay SandersAmanda Clay Sanders has completed her Masters degree in History at TAMU - Commerce. She is married to Danny Sanders of Hawkins and is the daughter to Garry and Patricia Clay of Mount Vernon.

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Math field trip

 fifth and sixth grade students from Mount Vernon Intermediate School earned the ultimate price, a trip to the Fort Worth Stockyards to visit the Cowtown Plaza Human Maze.The fifth and sixth grade students from Mount Vernon Intermediate School earned the ultimate price, a trip to the Fort Worth Stockyards to visit the Cowtown Plaza Human Maze.

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