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Principal Baird resigns from Mount Vernon ISD

Mount Vernon High School Principal Kelly Baird tendered his resignation on Thursday, May 19.

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Pruitt receives ROTC award

Mount Vernon High School senior Colt Pruitt, at right, received the National Army ROTC award and scholarship on Friday, May 20.Mount Vernon High School senior Colt Pruitt, at right, received the National Army ROTC award and scholarship on Friday, May 20.

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Carr re-elected as school board president

Lorri Agee, at right, administers the oath of office to school board members Aaron Sanders and Richard Carr.Lorri Agee, at right, administers the oath of office to school board members Aaron Sanders and Richard Carr. Mr. Carr was elected as president of the Mount Vernon School Board of Trustees for the second year in a row during their monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 10.

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Boekhorst, McGill are top graduates at Saltillo High School

Saltillo High School Class of 2016Paula Maria Boekhorst will graduate as valedictorian and Mason Baileigh McGill will graduate as salutatorian of the Saltillo high School class of 2016 in ceremonies at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 27.

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Crow named FCCLA Member of the Year

Bryce Crow, Lindsey Radford-Sims, Paige Peugh,  Breanna Bailey, Brenda Huerta, and Tiffany Tayler.Bryce Crow was named the Member of the Year at the annual FCCLA Banquet on Thursday, May 5. Approximately 30 people attended the annual event, and the officers for the 2016-2017 school year were announced. See the May 12 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for listing of the incoming officers.

MVHS 2016 commencement ceremony Friday evening

Mount Vernon High School Graduating Class of 2016Commencement ceremonies for the 2016 graduating class of Mount Vernon High School will be at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 27 at the new Tiger gym. Dustin Carr will be the guest speaker.

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Seawright, Hill, Evans named outstanding athletes for 2015-16

Jamie Seawright, Alissa Hill, and Kevi EvansJamie Seawright, Alissa Hill, and Kevi Evans were named as the Outstanding Athletes for 2015-2016 at the All Sports Banquet for Mount Vernon High School on Monday, May 9.

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Brad Neal named as Honorary Chapter Farmer at FFA Banquet

FFA Award winnersBrad Neal was named as the 2016 Honorary Chapter Farmer at the annual Mount Vernon FFA Banquet on Thursday, May 12 in the high school dining hall. During the event, the Charles Stretcher Award was presented to Georgette Baldwin.

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Reception to honor retiring teachers

Mount Vernon ISD will honor two retiring employees with a reception on Tuesday, May 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the high school library. Rita Long and Cathy Deal will be honored. For more information about the careers of these two staff members, see the May 12 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.