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Cox is National Merit commended student

Mount Vernon High School Assistant Principal Karl Whitehurst presents Madelyn Cox with her Commended Student certificateMount Vernon High School principal Kelly Baird recently announced that Madelyn Cox has been named a Commended Student in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.

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Pink Out the stadium planned for Friday

Pink Out the Meredith Stadium has been planned for the Mount Vernon Tigers versus Daingerfield game on Friday, October 24. Game time will be at 7:30 p.m.

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Mighty Tiger drumline receives first division ratings

Mount Vernon High School Mighty Tiger Marching Band DrumlineThe drumline from the Mount Vernon High School Mighty Tiger Marching Band competed at the 10th annual Fire Ant Classic Drumline Competition at Hooks High School on Tuesday, September 30.

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Golf cart donation

Susan Meredith, center, is joined by the Mount Vernon High School cheerleaders as she officially donates Don Meredith’s purple golf cart to the school.Susan Meredith, center, is joined by the Mount Vernon High School cheerleaders as she officially donates Don Meredith’s purple golf cart to the school.

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Saltillo ISD named 2014 National Blue Ribbon School

Kevin WoolleySaltillo ISD was recognized as a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School last week by the U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. A total of 287 public and 50 private schools nationwide received the honor with 28 being in Texas.

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Cox, Pennington are Rotary Students for October

Madelyn Cox, Grayson PenningtonMadelyn Cox and Grayson Pennington were named the Rotary Students of the Month for October 2014 at Mount Vernon High School. For information about these outstanding students and their future plans, see the October 16 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

School spirit

Yell leader Dakota Sanchez leads the varsity football team out of the tunnel at the beginning of the Tigers’ football gameYell leader Dakota Sanchez leads the varsity football team out of the tunnel at the beginning of the Tigers’ football game against Pittsburg last week.

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Mighty Tiger Band earns straight 1’s

The MVISD Mighty Tiger Marching Band earned straight 1’s, a perfect score, at the Northeast Texas Marching Festival in Mount Pleasant on Saturday, October 11.

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Citizens of the Month

Michelle Petty and Carolyn EdwardsMichelle Petty and Carolyn Edwards, center, represented the Mount Vernon elementary school custodial and maintenance staff, when the fourth grade class recognized the group as Citizens of the Month.

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