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Rotary dictionaries

Kaleigh Copeland, a third grade student at Mount Vernon Elementary School, accepts an English/Spanish dictionary from Kelly Brizuela, a representative of the Mount Vernon Rotary Club.Kaleigh Copeland, a third grade student at Mount Vernon Elementary School, accepts an English/Spanish dictionary from Kelly Brizuela, a representative of the Mount Vernon Rotary Club.

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Blue celebration

Hannah Davis attempt to throw marshmallows through a blue ringStudents at the Mount Vernon Intermediate School had a fun game time last week to celebrate the school’s National Blue Ribbon award. A variety of games and activities was Hannah Davis attempt to throw marshmallows through a blue ring.

FFA teams compete at State

Hylke Talsma, Natalie Oud, Jocee Neal, and Brandon Williams, members of the Mount Vernon High School  FFA Agricultural Advocacy TeamThe Mount Vernon High School FFA sent their Ag Advocacy Team and the Greenhand Skills Demonstration Team to the state contest at Sam Houston State University December 4-5.

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One Act Play first in district

The cast and crew of the Mount Vernon Junior High One Act PlayThe cast and crew of the Mount Vernon Junior High claimed first place in the district competition for their rendition of I Never Saw Another Butterfly. Kayleigh Stevenson was named as the Best Actress

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Opening of new MVISD gym delayed

Workers began last week fitting together the more than 35,000 pieces of wood that make the floor of the new Mount Vernon ISD gymnasium.Mount Vernon High School Tigers fans will have to wait a little longer than originally planned for the opening of the new home for their teams. Officials are saying it will not be ready until Feb. 1.

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Long takes top honors in Voice of Democracy contest

Kaden Long, McKay Patrick, and Hayley Tullis Kaden Long took first place in the local Voice of Democracy Speech Contest last week. The contest is sponsored annually by the Franklin County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3992.

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Tigers finish third at Rains tournament

Destin Weakley reaches for the basket for the Mount Vernon Tiger basketball team.Destin Weakley reaches for the basket for the Mount Vernon Tiger basketball team. The team claimed third place at the Rains Thanksgiving Classic tournament in Emory November 23 and 24.

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School board hears audit report, construction budget update

Members of the Mount Vernon School Board moved their regular monthly meeting for December forward one week to Monday, December 7 to accommodate a month full of sessions devoted

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Blue Ribbon celebration

Barbara Cox accepts a quilted vest with the Blue Ribbon of Distinction logo from School Board Member Marie Latortue during a celebration dinner on Thursday, November 19.Barbara Cox accepts a quilted vest with the Blue Ribbon of Distinction logo from School Board Member Marie Latortue during a celebration dinner on Thursday, November 19.

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