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Eclipse gazing

Mount Vernon High School students Anthony Van Dieden, Bryce Crow, Cameron Woods and Kaden Proffitt wear protective glasses provided by Principal Jason Glover to view the eclipseMount Vernon High School students Anthony Van Dieden, Bryce Crow, Cameron Woods and Kaden Proffitt wear protective glasses provided by Principal Jason Glover to view the eclipse on Monday, August 21.

Students were allowed out of class during the height of the eclipse between 1 and 1:30 p.m. Locally, about 70 percent of the sun was covered by the moon passing between it and Earth.