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Jack and Betsy Cook scholarship established

A scholarship in the name of Jack and Betsy Cook is being established by the Franklin County Arts Alliance. Donations honoring the Cooks are needed for the fund.

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Minter named to Dean’s list

Julia A. MinterJulia A. Minter was listed on the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean’s Honor Roll at Texas A&M University - College Station for the Spring  2019 semester.

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EDC scholarships

Junior Coleman Johnson and senior Josh Dunn, EDC Executive Director Cole HuizingaEDC Educational Scholarships by EDC Executive Director Cole Huizinga during a meeting Thursday, May 23.

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Lee receives Heritage Scholarship

Jace Dunlap,Darren M. Palmer,Zaylin LeeZaylin Lee, at right, was awarded the 2019 Heritage Scholarship during the Black Onyx Club’s annual banquet on Friday, June 14 at the Cultural Arts Center.

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Class of 1969 plans 50th reunion

The Mount Vernon High School class of 1969 has set the “69er Last-Time-Before-We-Die 50th Reunion Meal” for 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at El Manna Tex-Mex Restaurant off I-30 in Mount Vernon. See the May 23 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more information.

Heritage scholarship dinner Friday

The twelfth annual Heritage Scholarship Banquet, honoring the black heritage graduates of the 2019 Mount Vernon High School graduating class and those currently in college, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 14 in the Cultural Arts Center.

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Phi Theta Kapp induction

Courtney Baldwin, Jacob LambieCourtney Baldwin of Mount Vernon and Jacob Lambie of Scroggins along with 29 other students were recently inducted into the Alpha Mu Chi, the Northeast Texas Community College chapter of the Phi Thet Kappa organization.

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Darren Palmer to speak at annual Black Heritage Scholarship dinner

Darren PalmerDarren M. Palmer of Mount Pleasant will be the guest speaker for the 12th annual Black Heritage Scholarship Dinner scheduled for Friday, June14.

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Airman Young completes training

Courtney M. YoungU. S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Courtney M. Young graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, March 14, 2019.

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