Archive for the ‘Spotlight’ Category

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 […]

People and their Pets: Owning an Attack Duck

People and their Pets: Owning an Attack Duck

By Josh Jordan Cian Meier-Gast can’t remember a time when his family didn’t have pets around. Ever since he was a kid Meier-Gast has always been around many different kinds of animals that he would call his pets. One of the most interesting of his many pets, is his Moscovia attack duck Stephen. Stephen has […]

Student’s Special Interest in Makeup

Student’s Special Interest in Makeup

By Lauren McCollum Taking a seat at her desk, she turns the light attached to her mirror on and stares into her reflection. A new day, a new look. Reaching for her moisturizer she starts to apply it to every part of her face. Maybe today would be the day she perfects her most recently […]

Students and their pets: Alanah and her horses

Students and their pets: Alanah and her horses

By Oliver Crocker At Mount Vernon High School, pets are considered very important to many students. Junior Alanah Malone has had her two pet horses in her life for about as long as she can remember. It was after daycare that she came home to find her first horse, Ivy, standing in her driveway. She […]

Students and Their Pets: Birds are a Girl’s Best Friend

Students and Their Pets: Birds are a Girl’s Best Friend

By Maddie Naeve Whoever said dogs are a girl’s best friend, never had a bird. Freshman Dani Pitts has two birds, a blue and gold macaw and a sun conure. She was inspired to adopt her first bird after she went on a vacation and visited an aviary. While she was around the birds she […]

Student Auditions for All-State on Piano

Student Auditions for All-State on Piano

By Lauren McCollum  Persistent is the best word to describe junior Jeremy Ferguson. Every day he spends hours perfecting the pieces of music he intends on performing at All-State this year. “I decided to audition on the piano for All-State instead of choir because I wanted to expand my horizons and try something new,” Ferguson […]

Harris the Judge

Harris the Judge

Brian Harris By Elijah Dorn-Recalde If you’re ever looking for Senior Brian Harris you could of course find him in Mrs. Allen’s class working on a physics worksheet or quiz, or at Gary’s where he works. But 9 times out of 10 you’ll be able to locate him at a table in a store in […]