Archive for the ‘Yearbook’ Category

2017 IHSPA Experience

2017 IHSPA Experience

By Abby Davidson Twenty three Mount Vernon journalism students traveled to the University of Iowa Oct. 26, joining over 900 students at the Iowa High School Press Association Fall Conference. The event is attended by high school journalists where awards are presented and educational sessions are attended. “It was really exciting to meet other journalism […]

Mount Vernon Wins Yearbook of the Year at IHSPA Conference

Mount Vernon Wins Yearbook of the Year at IHSPA Conference

By Jake Panos On Oct. 27, Mount Vernon journalism students went to the University of Iowa for the IHSPA Fall Conference where they listened to speakers, learned about writing and publishing, and entered contests to try to win awards. Around 800 students from across the state attended sessions where speakers talked about a variety of topics centering around […]

Happy Birthday to the Mustang Moon

Happy Birthday to the Mustang Moon

By Bailey Priborsky The clicking of keyboards surrounds us as the fear of missing a deadline creeps up our spines. The words flow like water from a faucet and a story is born, ready to share with our peers. This story could change someone’s life, bring a tear to your eye or make you laugh […]

Student Journalists Attend, Present, and Compete at Contest

Student Journalists Attend, Present, and Compete at Contest

By Abby Gross At this year’s Iowa High School Press Association Fall Conference, over 600 students came to listen to several different seminars. The students went from room to room to breakout sessions and listened to the talented professionals speak about their journalistic passions. For sophomore Maggie Rechkemmer, the experience was much different than that […]

Substitute Praises the “Fantastic Seven”

Substitute Praises the “Fantastic Seven”

LETTER TO THE EDITOR 3-31-2014 Over the years that I was a high school principal, I always admired and respected the work of the yearbook staff. Here at Mount Vernon High School, you have an exceptional group indeed. While subbing on this date, it became apparent to me that there are just seven students putting […]

Senior Team Wins Shaving Cream Classic

Senior Team Wins Shaving Cream Classic

By Maggie Rechkemmer The eighth annual Shaving Cream Classic boys volleyball tournament was held on Friday, Nov. 8. This event was held to raise money for the high school yearbook team, and ended up raising a total of $450.00 through T-shirt sales and admission. Yearbook adviser JoAnn Gage said that the proceeds will be just […]

2013 Yearbooks Have Arrived!

2013 Yearbooks Have Arrived!

Yearbooks were distributed after school on Aug. 30. Students were impressed with the cover artwork by Aubrey Lyon and the gloss on the artwork–a new technique called “Shine FX.” Another impressive feature was that all students were connected to others at the top of every page: “Sam Marshall who has the same laast name, but […]

Students Inducted to Journalism Honor Society

Students Inducted to Journalism Honor Society

Junior Cassidy Steines has earned Two Gold Key awards for excellence in photography for her volleyball and speech yearbook photos in Quill and Scroll’s Yearbook Excellence Contest. With these wins, Cassidy is eligible to apply for Quill and Scroll Scholarships and has been given two Gold Key pins. Quill and Scroll is an international honor […]

The Centaur Places 3rd in State Contest

The Centaur Places 3rd in State Contest

The 2010-2011 Centaur placed third in the small school division of the 2011 Iowa High School Press Association Fall Yearbook Contest behind first place Hudson and second place North Mahaska. Lisbon received an honorable mention. In addition to the award for the book, the staff won numerous individual awards as well for their work in […]

2011 Yearbooks Have Arrived!

2011 Yearbooks Have Arrived!

Sophomores Dan Abresch and Charlie Babcock were among the hundreds of students who collected their 2011 Centaur as Yearbooks were distributed after school today in the high school commons. Parents, siblings, or friends of last year’s seniors can pick up their books in the high school office before or after school. In addition, Jeff Schmatt […]