Individual Speech Team Shines at State Individual Speech Team Shines at State

Individual Speech Team Shines at State

The individual speech team scored 16 straight ones, eight overall ones and three twos at state competition today held at Vinton-Shellsburg High School. All-State IE Festival will be held at UNI on March 27.  The team is coached by Tawnua Tenley and Grant Freeman. Individual results are listed below: Category EntryTitle Student Ratings Overall EA Picnic […]

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Gazette’s Sports Editor Motivates High School Journalists Gazette’s Sports Editor Motivates High School Journalists

Gazette’s Sports Editor Motivates High School Journalists

By Tristan Wirfs Gazette sports editor J.R. Ogden visited Mount Vernon High School journalism classes to give students an idea of what he likes to see in stories and how to get ideas for topics to write about. Ogden has traveled to numerous high schools around the state of Iowa to tell students what he looks […]

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Wirfs Wins State Title Wirfs Wins State Title

Wirfs Wins State Title

By Sam Kringlen Tristan Wirfs claimed a wrestling state championship Saturday night, earning a medal to add to his list of accolades.  Nelson Brands of Iowa City West lived up to his family legacy by earning his second wrestling championship, and three out of six of the possible team titles were earned by the Lisbon […]

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Mount Vernon Places Three Wrestlers on Podium Mount Vernon Places Three Wrestlers on Podium

Mount Vernon Places Three Wrestlers on Podium

Story and Photos by John Butz Jack Streicher (106) had a record of 34-9, ranked as high as seventh best in 2A, but coming into the tournament was ranked 10th. Streicher lost his first match of the day 7-1 to Jack Thomsen (Union). Streicher went into day two Friday with a loss 4-6 to Bryce Hatten (Winterset) ending his time […]

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Playing the Right Hand

Playing the Right Hand

By Brittney Darrow   Seeing students playing cards is common in the halls of Mount Vernon High School. From poker to to rummy, Blaine Schumacher does it all. During J-term he had the opportunity to take the class Are You Game. Are You Game is taught by math teachers Mary Young and Beth McCollum. Schumacher […]

Mar 1, 2017 8:51

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Individual Speech Team Shines at State

Individual Speech Team Shines at State

The individual speech team scored 16 straight ones, eight overall ones and three twos at state competition today held at Vinton-Shellsburg High School. All-State IE Festival will be held at UNI on March 27.  The team is coached by Tawnua Tenley and Grant Freeman. Individual results are listed below: Category EntryTitle Student Ratings Overall EA Picnic […]

Mar 11, 2017 21:50

Opinion

Top 9 Books Checked Out at the MVHS Library

Top 9 Books Checked Out at the MVHS Library

By Clara Conroy Do you need a new book to read to fill your free time? Many students often have trouble finding what book is right for them to read. A good place to start is with books popular among your friends. Below are the top nine most popular reads at the Mount Vernon High […]

Jan 10, 2017 16:14

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Mount Vernon High School Completes 2nd J-Term

Mount Vernon High School Completes 2nd J-Term

This video created by Ella Brase, Kenzie Ketchum, and Annie Rhomberg captures the different J-Term offerings from Mount Vernon’s second year of implementing the 12-day, full-day block classes.

Feb 6, 2017 7:52

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Individual Speech Team Shines at State

Individual Speech Team Shines at State

The individual speech team scored 16 straight ones, eight overall ones and three twos at state competition today held at Vinton-Shellsburg High School. All-State IE Festival will be held at UNI on March 27.  The team is coached by Tawnua Tenley and Grant Freeman. Individual results are listed below: Category EntryTitle Student Ratings Overall EA Picnic […]

Gazette’s Sports Editor Motivates High School Journalists

Gazette’s Sports Editor Motivates High School Journalists

By Tristan Wirfs Gazette sports editor J.R. Ogden visited Mount Vernon High School journalism classes to give students an idea of what he likes to see in stories and how to get ideas for topics to write about. Ogden has traveled to numerous high schools around the state of Iowa to tell students what he looks […]

Wirfs Wins State Title

Wirfs Wins State Title

By Sam Kringlen Tristan Wirfs claimed a wrestling state championship Saturday night, earning a medal to add to his list of accolades.  Nelson Brands of Iowa City West lived up to his family legacy by earning his second wrestling championship, and three out of six of the possible team titles were earned by the Lisbon […]

Mount Vernon Places Three Wrestlers on Podium

Mount Vernon Places Three Wrestlers on Podium

Story and Photos by John Butz Jack Streicher (106) had a record of 34-9, ranked as high as seventh best in 2A, but coming into the tournament was ranked 10th. Streicher lost his first match of the day 7-1 to Jack Thomsen (Union). Streicher went into day two Friday with a loss 4-6 to Bryce Hatten (Winterset) ending his time […]

High School Claims Two NASP State Trophies

High School Claims Two NASP State Trophies

By Brittney Darrow Mount Vernon Archers exceeded expectations at the Iowa NASP Archery State Championship last weekend. The high school team placed second out of 23 teams in the tournament and first in the 3D tournament. The team scored 3350, losing to Valley High School by 19 points. “The high school team ranked third in Iowa after the 10-week […]

Science Olympiad Chases State Title

Science Olympiad Chases State Title

By Grace McCollum On Saturday, Feb. 18, the Mount Vernon High School Science Olympiad Team won the competition at Truman State University in Missouri. Ten out of 23 events placed first to aid the team in obtaining a winning score of 56 total points. Science Olympiad is an extracurricular activity that allows students to combine […]

Playing the Right Hand

Playing the Right Hand

By Brittney Darrow   Seeing students playing cards is common in the halls of Mount Vernon High School. From poker to to rummy, Blaine Schumacher does it all. During J-term he had the opportunity to take the class Are You Game. Are You Game is taught by math teachers Mary Young and Beth McCollum. Schumacher […]

Student Writes an All-State Performing Piece

Student Writes an All-State Performing Piece

By Alina Merlak Unlike most events that make it to All-State, or any other competition during the speech season in general, Mount Vernon’s choral reading group, titled “Trigger Warning,” was written by one if its cast members, junior Clarissa Player. On Saturday, Iowa State’s campus hosted the Large Group All-State Speech Festival. All-State is the […]

Exploring Industrial Technology For Girls Only

Exploring Industrial Technology For Girls Only

By Grace Pisarik It’s that time of year again when the students have to register for their classes for the upcoming year. Mount Vernon High School offers a wide variety of classes to meet their students’ interests. Industrial Technology teacher Shawn Voigt created a new class to be offered only to females next year called […]

Mustangs Celebrate Seniors

Mustangs Celebrate Seniors

By Mason Reilly The Mount Vernon Mustangs fought valiantly against the Grinnell Tigers, Feb. 16,  but lost 67-51 to the Tigers.    The top scorer for the Mustangs was senior Austin Ash with a total of 25 points. Ash  snatched five steals, scoring on two of them. With all the accomplishments of Ash the Mustangs […]