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Music scholarships

Alyssa Leuzinger of Sulphur Springs, Tatianna Mathis of Texarkana, Abby and Sarah Phillips of Gilmer, and Isabella and Jameson Gaertner of Mount Pleasant. They were joined by MVM performers Monica Pegis, Mark and Ute Miller, Jeff Hood and Jolyon Pegis. Not shown are Daniel, Joshua, and Miriam Bennett of Texarkana, Randi Brannan of Mineola, Seth Carter and Iyanla Hawkins of Paris, Jace Muniz of Sulphur Springs, Alyssa Reynolds of Mount Pleasant, and Greylyn Tidwell of Wake Village.The Mount Vernon Music Association awarded the Betty Whitlock Memorial Scholarships to 15 young singers and instrumentalists on Sunday, May 21.

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McCamant, Dunavant, Risner tops in journal writing contest

Winners in the Civil War Journal contest were front row, left to right, Milo McCamant,  Katelyn Dunavant, Ben Risner, second row, Rynn Gamblin, Jonathan Chitsey,  Bobby Coffman, Cameron Foster, Madison Pham, and  and Kyla Wade.Milo McCamant, Katelyn Dunavant, and Benjamin Risner were the top place finishers and claimed $450 in cash prizes in the 19th Civil War Journal Writing Contest for Mount Vernon ISD seventh grade students.

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Watson signs to ride with Texas A&M

Mount Vernon High School senior Brynn Watson signed a letter of intent on Monday, May 22 to participate on the rodeo team for Texas A&M University in College Station.Mount Vernon High School senior Brynn Watson signed a letter of intent on Monday, May 22 to participate on the rodeo team for Texas A&M University in College Station.

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Lamar Award

Saltillo High School seniors Selena Hernandez and Logan Camp were presented with the Mirabeau B. Lamar award by the Mount Vernon Masonic LodgeSaltillo High School seniors Selena Hernandez and Logan Camp were presented with the Mirabeau B. Lamar award by the Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge during a luncheon on Thursday, May 18.

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Lamar Award

Mount Vernon High School seniors Elizabeth Stone and Cameron Greenberg were presented with the Mirabeau B. LamarMount Vernon High School seniors Elizabeth Stone and Cameron Greenberg were presented with the Mirabeau B. Lamar award by the Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge during a luncheon on Thursday, May 18.

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Butterflies

Members of the Debbie Dunkel’s kindergarten grade class at Mount Vernon Elementary School released Monarch Butterflies into the wildMembers of the Debbie Dunkel’s kindergarten grade class at Mount Vernon Elementary School released Monarch Butterflies into the wild on Thursday, May 18 with the help of fourth grade students.

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Students receive scholarships

Daisy Johnston and Erin Redfearn, students with ties to Franklin County, received the Good Times Ltd. Square Dance Club scholarship on Saturday, May 13.Daisy Johnston and Erin Redfearn, students with ties to Franklin County, received the Good Times Ltd. Square Dance Club scholarship on Saturday, May 13.

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Senior class members entertain at slide show

Students performed synchronized swimming to the Blue Danube during the 35th annual Senior Slide Show sponsored by the First National Bank of Mount Vernon.Students performed synchronized swimming to the Blue Danube during the 35th annual Senior Slide Show sponsored by the First National Bank of Mount Vernon.

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Hollingsworth signs with TVCC

Micheala HollingsworthMount Vernon High School senior Micheala Hollingsworth recently signed a letter of intent to be a cheerleader for Trinity Valley Community. To learn more about this student, see the May 18 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.