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Huizinga graduates from Fire Training Academy

Clay Huizinga graduated in Class 155 of the TEEX Fire Training Academy on March 23, 2018.Clay Huizinga graduated in Class 155 of the TEEX Fire Training Academy on March 23, 2018.

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Tullis named to SFA President’s list

Hayley TullisHayley Michelle Tullis  was listed on the Stephen F. Austin State University Nelson Rusche College of Business President’s List for the Spring  2018 semester.

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Billings named Teacher of the Year

Robin BillingsRobin Billings, a 2002 graduate of Mount Vernon High School, was recently named “Electives Teacher of the Year” by her peers and co-workers at Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas.

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Class of 1978 reunion set, looking for contacts

The reunion committee for the Mount Vernon High School Class of 1978 is still looking for contact information for class graduates,

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First place

Destiny BarronDestiny Barron, a Mount Vernon Junior FFA and Franklin County 4-H Club member, won first place in Fitting/Grooming/Trimming and ninth place in Showmanship at McPeak’s Be A Champ Show Cow Camp.

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Minter named to Dean’s list

Julia A. MinterJulia A. Minter was listed on the Dean’s Honor Roll at Texas A&M University - College Station for the Spring  2018 semester.

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Seniors receive Heritage Scholarships at banquet

Takeitra Fountain, Ja’Myra Fountain and Jakayda Fountain were awarded Heritage Scholarships at the annual Black Onyx Club banquet. Krista Jackson, left and Ty’Rese Linwood (not pictured) were also honored as graduating seniors. Two Mount Vernon High School graduating seniors and one college student were awarded Heritage Scholarships during the Black Onyx Club’s annual banquet on Friday, June 8, at the Cultural Arts Center.

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Locals kids attend Space Camp

Haiden and John Guthrie of Scroggins recently attended Aviation Challenge Mach I at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, also known as Space Camp.

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Heritage scholarship dinner Friday

The 11th annual Heritage Scholarship Banquet, honoring the black heritage graduates of the 2018 Mount Vernon High School graduating class and those currently in college, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 8, in the Cultural Arts Center, 100 Rusk St., two blocks west of the Courthouse.

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