Archive for the ‘Spotlight’ Category

Rhomberg Joins the Mount Vernon High School Family

Rhomberg Joins the Mount Vernon High School Family

By Lauren McCollum It took over four years to unite a family from Mount Vernon with brothers from Haiti. The Rhombergs began the adoption process in 2013, and now this year one of their sons, Nelson, joined the Mount Vernon High School family. “The adoption process was a little over four years long, so as […]

Sophomores March For Unity

Sophomores March For Unity

By Maddie Naeve The Iowa City Ped Mall was flooded by a sea of pink and rainbow on Saturday, Jan. 20. Women from all kinds of backgrounds joined together to profess their unity. Among these women were sophomores Annie Leopold, Megan Zobac, and Caroline Voss. “We started the march with a speaker then we began […]

Tristan Wirfs: Mustang to Hawkeye Football Player

Tristan Wirfs: Mustang to Hawkeye Football Player

Video by Drew Adams, Nick Leopold, Casey Noska, Max Siders, and Garrett Welch Tristan Wirfs (Mount Vernon High School Class of 2017) was an extremely successful athlete in high school, becoming an offensive lineman at the University of Iowa. In wrestling, Wirfs was a state qualifier his sophomore and junior years and finished his career […]

It’s All About that Bass

It’s All About that Bass

By Elijah Recalde You know it, they know it, even he knows it. It can safely be said that everyone knows that Mount Vernon senior Martin Benesh is good at the bass. Like really good. “Probably too good,” junior Oliver Crocker says. This year at the independence All-State Auditions Martin Benesh got into the orchestra […]

Mike Siegmund’s Cool Hobbies

Mike Siegmund’s Cool Hobbies

By Cameron Ling Mike Siegmund was 16 years old when he came to America for the first time. He was ambitious to discover new things about this strange country. One of the things that we was excited about was the new school system and the nice people that he met in Mount Vernon High School […]

English Teacher Interested in Stand-Up Comedy and Poetry

English Teacher Interested in Stand-Up Comedy and Poetry

By Lauren McCollum Staring into the crowd for a familiar face through the blinding stage lights, a bead of sweat begins to slowly roll down the side of his face. The character he plans on portraying himself as is a nervous wreck, so at least it won’t  be difficult to accomplish with the way he […]

Pedersen’s Enthusiasm Attracts Students

Pedersen’s Enthusiasm Attracts Students

By Coy Martin When he first visited the small town of Mount Vernon, Preston Pedersen knew that he was going to enjoy working here for a long time. With the success Mount Vernon has with not only athletics but with academics, Pedersen, a physical education teacher now in his second year at MVHS, knew that […]

Most Embarrassing Moments In High School

Most Embarrassing Moments In High School

By Brian Harris In everyone’s high school career there are embarrassing moments. Either they happen to you or someone you know. Usually everyone ends up having one. They are some of life’s funniest moments and allow people to look back and laugh about them because it can be a learning experience. Josh Blasdell is a […]

The Dietsch Experience

The Dietsch Experience

By Tyson Dew As Coy Martin gets a huge hit on the sideline the crowd erupts but one voice out of them all stands out. That voice is the voice of senior Jack Dietsch. No matter if his voice is gone or all there you will always hear him screaming for his brothers on the […]

People and their Pets: Dario’s Parrot, Rosie

People and their Pets: Dario’s Parrot, Rosie

By Antonio Cabrera A majority of people have some sort of pet. Some choose cats and dogs while others get more exotic pets. For example, junior Dario Kristic has a yellow headed amazon parrot named Rosie. The parrot is an endangered species in Mexico, and is a popular choice for people looking for a pet […]