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Winter Guard cancelled for 2014

The Mount Vernon High School Winter Guard has disbanded for their 2014 competition season. The flag performers involve both Color Guard members from the band and other non-band students.

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UIL realignment creates crazy schedule for non-football sports

The biennial realignment by the University Interscholastic League was announced Monday, February 3 and created a crazy schedule for non-football competitions for Mount Vernon schools.

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Buddy Bench

Savannah Maxton, at right, with the help of her dad, Byron, created a Buddy Bench for the Mount Vernon Elementary playgroundSavannah Maxton, a second grade student at Mount Vernon Elementary, recently read an article on Scholastic.com about a Buddy Bench. The story related how a second grader in Pennsylvania, Christian Buck, got a Buddy Bench installed on his school’s playground.

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Tigers Serving Others cleans bus memorial

A group of  Mount Vernon High School student athletes converged on the School Bus Accident Memorial last Wednesday as part of the Tigers Serving Others programA group of  Mount Vernon High School student athletes converged on the School Bus Accident Memorial last Wednesday as part of the Tigers Serving Others program.

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Lowry named to Football Academic All State

Grant LowryGrant Lowry, a senior at Mount Vernon High School, has been named to the Football Academic All-State team. To be considered, an eligible football player must be of good moral character, a senior, and have an overall grade point average of 92 or above.

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Students attend YAK Fest

Members of the Mount Vernon High School Book Club and Mount Vernon Junior High Book ClubMembers of the Mount Vernon High School Book Club (Novel Bunch) and Mount Vernon Junior High Book Club (Cover to Cover) attended the 2014 YAK Fest at Central High School in Keller on Saturday, January 25.

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School board moves closer to calling for bond election

Superintendent John Kaufman, left, and architect Steve Husley look at possible locations for the proposed competition gym during Monday’s special called meeting Superintendent John Kaufman, left, and architect Steve Husley look at possible locations for the proposed competition gym during Monday’s special called meeting.

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Maitland Rutledge, Grant Lowry are Rotary Students for January

Maitland Rutledge and Grant LowryMaitland Rutledge and Grant Lowry were named Rotary Students of the Month for January at Mount Vernon High School. For details about these students, see the Jan. 30 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

School board members recognized for their service

School board member Steve Asay accepts a shirt and gift certificate to a local restaurant.School board member Steve Asay accepts a shirt and gift certificate to a local restaurant. Members of the Mount Vernon School Board were presented with button down shirts with the school logo and gift certificate to a local restaurant in recognition of School Board Appreciation Month.

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