He’s A Keeper: The Story of Goalkeeper Ian Bootsmiller He’s A Keeper: The Story of Goalkeeper Ian Bootsmiller

He’s A Keeper: The Story of Goalkeeper Ian Bootsmiller

By Ben McGuire Over the past four years the Mount Vernon soccer program has had it’s ups and downs. But one thing has stayed consistent, lockdown goaltending. Senior Keeper Ian Bootsmiller has lead the way with tremendous play, academic excellence and outstanding leadership. While Bootsmiller has shown tremendous talent in the net, he hasn’t been […]

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A Friend You Can Count On A Friend You Can Count On

A Friend You Can Count On

By Ben McGuire For many students at Mount Vernon one person stands out as the ultimate friend, senior Aaron Barnhart. He has built many close relationships in baseball, band, choir, and speech. “He is always super caring,” said senior Jenna Baumler. “Whenever I’ve had a problem he’s always been there to help me out,” said […]

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Spring sports 2017 Spring sports 2017

Spring sports 2017

Spring sports video created by Sam Kringlen, John Butz, Preston Shultz, Catherine Yeoman, Tristan Wirfs, and Austin Ash:

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Chalk the Walk 2017 Chalk the Walk 2017

Chalk the Walk 2017

Chalk the Walk is an event that takes place the first weekend in May in Mount Vernon, Iowa. Children, students, and adults take the time to create their own piece or add to the community project every year. Many people see Chalk the Walk as a way to express themselves through art while others simply […]

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Spotlight

A Friend You Can Count On

A Friend You Can Count On

By Ben McGuire For many students at Mount Vernon one person stands out as the ultimate friend, senior Aaron Barnhart. He has built many close relationships in baseball, band, choir, and speech. “He is always super caring,” said senior Jenna Baumler. “Whenever I’ve had a problem he’s always been there to help me out,” said […]

Jun 2, 2017 13:58

Featured Activities

The Mustang Moon Receives National Recognition

The Mustang Moon Receives National Recognition

The Mustang Moon is one of 38 finalists named by the National Scholastic Press Association for the Online Pacemaker award. Judges studied 180 entries from across the nation, and categories were divided into schools under 1500 students and schools 1500 and over. “Today’s best online sites are platforms for rich multimedia storytelling,” said Gary Lundgren, associate […]

Apr 7, 2017 13:41

Opinion

MTSS: Academics Should Be a Priority

MTSS: Academics Should Be a Priority

Opinion by Catherine Yeoman Mount Vernon High School has created a designated time every Friday for students to improve on their academics called MTSS. During this time, students are able to go to their classes to receive extra help, retake assignments, and work on homework. Some students need to have the whole MTSS time to […]

Apr 18, 2017 10:43

Video

Spring sports 2017

Spring sports 2017

Spring sports video created by Sam Kringlen, John Butz, Preston Shultz, Catherine Yeoman, Tristan Wirfs, and Austin Ash:

May 26, 2017 13:02

Recent Articles

He’s A Keeper: The Story of Goalkeeper Ian Bootsmiller

He’s A Keeper: The Story of Goalkeeper Ian Bootsmiller

By Ben McGuire Over the past four years the Mount Vernon soccer program has had it’s ups and downs. But one thing has stayed consistent, lockdown goaltending. Senior Keeper Ian Bootsmiller has lead the way with tremendous play, academic excellence and outstanding leadership. While Bootsmiller has shown tremendous talent in the net, he hasn’t been […]

A Friend You Can Count On

A Friend You Can Count On

By Ben McGuire For many students at Mount Vernon one person stands out as the ultimate friend, senior Aaron Barnhart. He has built many close relationships in baseball, band, choir, and speech. “He is always super caring,” said senior Jenna Baumler. “Whenever I’ve had a problem he’s always been there to help me out,” said […]

Spring sports 2017

Spring sports 2017

Spring sports video created by Sam Kringlen, John Butz, Preston Shultz, Catherine Yeoman, Tristan Wirfs, and Austin Ash:

Chalk the Walk 2017

Chalk the Walk 2017

Chalk the Walk is an event that takes place the first weekend in May in Mount Vernon, Iowa. Children, students, and adults take the time to create their own piece or add to the community project every year. Many people see Chalk the Walk as a way to express themselves through art while others simply […]

Mount Vernon Students Collaborate on Art Wall

Mount Vernon Students Collaborate on Art Wall

In May 2017, Strider Patten, a 2003 Mount Vernon High School alumnus, returned to Mount Vernon to lead a group of students and community members with the creation of the art wall. Each section of the art wall shows a different piece of the community of Mount Vernon. Creators of the video: Grace Pisarik, Grace McCollum, […]

Benesh Performs a Balancing Act of Fine Arts

Benesh Performs a Balancing Act of Fine Arts

By Cameryn Klotzbach Hard work and talent flows throughout the students of Mount Vernon High School, whether it’s sports, academics, or fine arts. Martin Benesh, a junior, does a balancing act with band, orchestra, marching band, both jazz choirs, MVHS Theatre, Community Theatre, Odyssey Theatre for the Young of Art, Speech, and he occasionally takes part […]

A Star in the Making: Jaeger Shines in the Fine Arts

A Star in the Making: Jaeger Shines in the Fine Arts

By Brittney Darrow You step out onto the stage into the spotlight. Your eyes aren’t adjusting and as you try to look out into the crowd you only see darkness. You get to your spot on stage and you can see the many patient faces staring back at you from the crowd. You feel comfortable […]

Shuttle Hurdle Team to Compete at State

Shuttle Hurdle Team to Compete at State

By Tristan Wirfs A high school athlete has the opportunity to run at the famous blue oval at Drake Stadium twice a year, and neither opportunities are given. The chance to compete there has to be earned. The Mount Vernon Girls’ Shuttle Hurdle team has yet another opportunity to make the trip down to Drake […]

All-School Picnic Pictures

All-School Picnic Pictures

Photo story by Jake Panos

Prom 2017

Prom 2017

Photos and Captions by Lauren Hauser, Lauren McCollum, and Emma Klinkhammer Prom was held at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Sat., May 6. Students participated in dancing and socializing in the stadium’s press box that was transformed into the theme ‘Enchanted Forest’. After the dance, upperclassmen and their dates could attend the Post-prom. Activities […]