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Bohlken top winner in 4-Way Speech

Bailey Bohlken won first place in the local Rotary Four Way Test Speech Contest. Second place was earned by Colton Wylie, and third place was Kelly Brizuela.Bailey Bohlken won first place in the local Rotary Four Way Test Speech Contest. Second place was earned by Colton Wylie, and third place was Kelly Brizuela.

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Taking one for the team

Elementary Physical Education teacher Andrea Ables gets slimed by Genevieve Campbell and Tina Carter Elementary Physical Education teacher Andrea Ables gets slimed by Genevieve Campbell and Tina Carter as the elementary celebrated making their fund raising goal for the American Heart Association.

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Elementary plans Heart Rally

Students at Mount Vernon Elementary School have been participating in a Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart fund raisers and will celebrate their accomplishments.

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One Act Play dedicated to craft

Mount Vernon High School’s One Act Play cast and crew are dedicating many hours to practice as they prepare their 2014 performance. A public performance has been set for Sunday, March 16

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More candidates file for school board

Two more candidates filed their application for a place on the Mount Vernon ISD ballot as a School Board Trustee. Brad Hyman and Allison Rios each turned in their application for a seat on the school board last week.

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Nominations sought for School League of Honor

Nominations are being sought for the 2014 Franklin County Schools League of Honor. This is the 12th year for the program, which honors outstanding graduates and employees of the Franklin County Schools in a “League of Honor.”

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Baseball team proud of updated field

The Mount Vernon Tiger baseball team is ready for their 2014 season, and they are glad to have a new backstop and seating for their home field.

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Saltillo ISD nominated as Blue Ribbon School

The Texas Education Agency announced this week that Saltillo ISD is one of 25 Texas public schools nominated for the national 2014 Blue Ribbon Schools recognition.

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Mount Vernon district, all campuses Met Standard

Members of the Mount Vernon School Board learned that the district and each of the four campuses Met Standard for the 2012-2013 school year. With the implementation of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests schools either meet the standard or do not meet the standard.

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