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Successful Year for Student Council

Successful Year for Student Council

By Sydney Hauser The Mount Vernon Student Council is taking a more visible role in serving students and the community. Representatives of the 2017-2018 council chose to primarily focus on the student body along with various small community service projects. “This year student council is much more organized and focused,”  said adviser Margo Massey. “They […]

Launching Tennis Balls

Launching Tennis Balls

By Brian Harris Trebuchets marked a huge historic moment for the science of physics. In physics class, which is taught by Heather Allen, students are tasked with building trebuchets. The trebuchets are supposed to be smaller than one meter in length, width and height so that the trebuchets aren’t capable of breaking. With the trebuchets, […]

What to look forward to in 2018 activities

What to look forward to in 2018 activities

By Josh Jordan In Spring 2018 there are so many things to look forward to whether that is in sports, clubs, or even classes. In archery Senior Brandon Lockner feels this upcoming season has potential. Lockner said,“They show potential. We have several good shooters, who are willing to work hard, but to win a state […]

CARE Conference Turns MLK Holiday into an Opportunity for Understanding

CARE Conference Turns MLK Holiday into an Opportunity for Understanding

By Abby Davidson C.A.R.E. Connect. Absorb. Respond. Empower. Those were the words repeated on Jan 15 the day we celebrated MLK Day here at Mount Vernon High School. Students started the day in the gym, listening to the opening ceremony lead by Principal Steve Brand, English teacher Leigh Ann Erickson, and keynote speaker Stacey Walker, […]

Students Experience Internships

Students Experience Internships

By Reese Panos A new opportunity during J-term this year was to experience internships. Students were able to go off campus to spend 11 days encountering a number of job fields, including professions like dentistry, architecture, and medicine. Senior Ben McGuire interned as a journalist for the Mt. Vernon-Lisbon Sun.There he worked on editing, uploading […]

Students Hear Author Bryan Stevenson

Students Hear Author Bryan Stevenson

Story by Catherine Yeoman On Monday, Jan. 29, a group of Mount Vernon High School students traveled to Iowa State University to hear Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy, speak. Stevenson told his story; about his life, his family, becoming a lawyer, and he shared some stories of people who weren’t treated unjustly by the […]

Logan Kelly: Champion Archer

Logan Kelly: Champion Archer

Video created by Cooper Bechtold, Nolan Brand, Garrett Hormann, and Thomas Meineke Logan Kelly is a Mount Vernon High School archer. Logan excelled in the sport as he broke almost all of the MVHS male archery records. Also, Logan is the only archer in the world to shoot a perfect 300 in 3D. Logan won […]

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 […]

J-Term Day 2

J-Term Day 2

As the video journalism class learns to use cameras, explore the other J-term classes with them through their practice photos:

J-Term Enters Third Year

J-Term Enters Third Year

J-term is beginning for Mount Vernon High School. It is a 10-day elective, where students are able to explore project-based learning, work on internships, or even tour Europe. Below are photos from the first day of class.