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McCamant DAR winner

Milo McCamantMilo McCamant, a fifth grade student at Mount Vernon Intermediate School, was named the winner in an essay contest of the Martha Laird Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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Serving others

Adrian Thomas, Jhovany Guzman, and David Burd,Off-season football players Adrian Thomas, Jhovany Guzman, and David Burd, center, lent a hand to volunteers assembling back packs for elementary students on Tuesday, December 2.

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Fifth grade students experience pioneer living

Fifth grade students in their pioneer clothing, including Indian, old west, colonial, and early American attire.The Mount Vernon Intermediate fifth grade class celebrated the past by taking part in a fun filled day designated to achieve awareness of life as it was years ago.

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Minter, Johnson are Rotary Students for December

Jessica Minter, Nathan JohnJessica Minter and Nathan John were named the Rotary Students of the Month for December 2014 at Mount Vernon High School. For more information about these outstanding students, see the Dec. 11 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

School district decides not to address religion based complaints

Mount Vernon ISD has decided not to address complaints received from the Freedom From Religion Foundation six weeks ago. The FFRF’s complaint to MVISD was about religious postings, crosses and Bible verses in some classrooms, and quotes on the walls that reference religion.

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Saltillo FFA Greenhand Skills team competes at State

Jeb Hogan, Texas FFA Vice President, with Saltillo Greenhand Skills team members Michael McCarthy, Jordan Sustaire, and Max Humphries.Jeb Hogan, Texas FFA Vice President, with Saltillo Greenhand Skills team members Michael McCarthy, Jordan Sustaire, and Max Humphries. The team competed in the Texas State Leadership Event

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Jingle Bell Jog December 20

The third annual Jingle Bell Jog sponsored by the Lady Tiger Softball team will be Saturday, December 20 at Don Meredith Stadium.

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Saltillo FFA Senior Skills team competes at State

Jeb Hogan, Texas FFA Vice President,  with Saltillo Senior Skills team members Regan Hicks, Cade Daniel, and James Stretcher.Jeb Hogan, Texas FFA Vice President,  with Saltillo Senior Skills team members Regan Hicks, Cade Daniel, and James Stretcher.The team competed in the Texas State Leadership Event Friday, December 5

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Getting it straight

Cassandra Zataran, a third year student of the Cosmetology program at MVISD, works to straighten Cesia Posados’ long curly hairCassandra Zataran, a third year student of the Cosmetology program at MVISD, works to straighten Cesia Posados’ long curly hair. Some of the reduced priced services offered include hair cuts, colors and perms, facials, waxing, pedicures and manicures.

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