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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Shaving Cream Classic Preview

Shaving Cream Classic Preview

By Abby Davidson This year Shaving Cream Classic will be held in the high school gym on Friday Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. However, if our football team makes it to the state finals, then the SCC will be moved to Saturday, Nov. 19 at 1 p.m.. Boys in the school will have a chance […]

The Mustang Moon Named IHSPA Class ‘A’ News Team of the Year

The Mustang Moon Named IHSPA Class ‘A’ News Team of the Year

The Iowa High School Press Association recently published the winners of the Spring Journalism Contest. In the Class A small school division, Mount Vernon journalists won News Team of the Year for the number and ranking of the individual awards. Below, the individual winners are pictured, and links to their work can be found in […]

Solon: A grading scale where no one gets left behind

Solon: A grading scale where no one gets left behind

By Abby Gross Only nine miles away from our rivals in Solon, yet no one, other than transfer students, knows what both worlds are like. Solon High School has a few obvious differences compared to Mount Vernon, and no I’m not talking about athletic records. The two schools also have an enormous amount of wonderful […]

Young journalists shadow students of nearby high schools

Young journalists shadow students of nearby high schools

By Anne Liberko Block scheduling, open campus for upperclassmen, different options for physical education and application style learning, were talked of favorably by the Mount Vernon students who experienced these opportunities through shadowing students at other schools. Journalism students along with English teacher JoAnn Gage, high school principal Steve Brand and superintendent Gary O’Malley held […]

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 […]

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 Mustang Moon’ Staff Wins Awards

‘The Mustang Moon’ Staff Wins Awards

Three students from The Mustang Moon staff won recognition at the 2011 Spring Newspaper Contest put on by the Iowa High School Press Association. Stories and photos from the print version of the newspaper were submitted for competition with other schools statewide. Kaitlin Greif won 3rd place for a news story for “Exchange Students from […]