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The Mustang Moon Cleans Up in State Contest

The Mustang Moon Cleans Up in State Contest

The Iowa High School Press Association announced the winners of the 2018 Spring Journalism Contest Results – Class A. Mount Vernon received 32 individual awards, with eight first-places. See more information on the IHSPA website: https://www.ihspa.org/5838/showcase/news-items/2018-spring-journalism-contest-results-class-a/     Online Video story 1st Mount Vernon HS The Mustang Moon Drew Adams: Touchdown King Cooper Bechtold, Nolan […]

Students Share Internship Experiences

Students Share Internship Experiences

Video by Nolan Brand Internships were a new opportunity during J-Term 2108, facilitated by business teacher Kevin Murray. This video shows students speaking about their experiences.

Robotics Recap By Jillian McGuire

Robotics Recap By Jillian McGuire

By Jillian McGuire Mount Vernon High School’s robotics team had a very successful season. The kids involved were separated into three teams. Each team had a different name and a different focus. The team Percussive Maintenance qualified for the Vex 2018 Heartland Regional Robotics Championship in Stromsburg, Nebraska. The team was invited to regionals but […]

Tennis Team Practices Before the Snow

Tennis Team Practices Before the Snow

Before the snowstorm over the weekend, the tennis team found it easier to practice. Slideshow by Jillian McGuire

34 Students Inducted Into MVHS National Honor Society

34 Students Inducted Into MVHS National Honor Society

Story and photo by Ben McGuire On Tuesday, 32 juniors and 2 seniors were inducted into the Mount Vernon National Honor Society. The ceremony was capped off with Principal Steve Brand speaking about the accomplishments of the inductees, and how they represent the “Four Pillars of Mustang Nation.” In order to be inducted the students […]

Indoor Soccer

Indoor Soccer

Snow may still be on the ground outside, but soccer players are preparing for the season with some indoor play. Photos by Reese Panos:

Importance of Journalism

Importance of Journalism

By Abby Davidson They bring us coverage on all of our favorite things, ranging from sports to celebrities to problems in our government. Journalists report on anything and everything for other people’s benefit. It’s not just a career or a class that benefits one person. Most people rely on journalism. Students rely on journalists to […]

Video Documentary J-Term Creates Display for Smithsonian Exhibit

Video Documentary J-Term Creates Display for Smithsonian Exhibit

A J-term class taught by JoAnn Gage and Matt Browning was charged with creating videos about teams, coaches and players for the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street exhibit Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America, which will be on display at the First Street Community Center in Mount Vernon, Iowa, from March 18-April 29, 2018. […]

State Academic Decathlon

State Academic Decathlon

By Abby Davidson  The weekend of March 2 – 4 the Academic Decathlon team competed at state held in Fort Dodge.  Academic Decathlon is a series of standardized tests, speech skills, and essay writing. Our school’s academic decathlon hasn’t made it to state in four years because not enough people joined to form a complete […]

Emily Friedman Takes Her Final Trip to State

Emily Friedman Takes Her Final Trip to State

By Maddie Naeve When Emily Friedman was in fifth grade she was persuaded by her neighbor, mid season, to take part in the archery club run by Tom Wilkinson. Friedman, a senior, competed at nationals in Louisville, Kentucky, during her sixth and seventh grade seasons. “I remember when I was a sophomore I competed at […]