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Cold War Spy Speaks to Students

Cold War Spy Speaks to Students

Story and Video by Lexi Flockhart On April 10, former Cold War Spy Werner Juretzko spoke to Mount Vernon about his experiences. He went into detail about being a prisoner, how the war affected him, and told us what a spy is and what they do. As a child, he lived in Poland learning Polish,German, […]

Hepker Racks Up Hundreds of Views on YouTube Cover

Hepker Racks Up Hundreds of Views on YouTube Cover

By Abby Davidson She did it. She posted her first cover on YouTube after seven takes that she used to compare. Next was sharing the video on social media. The coming hours resulted in an over pouring of support from friends, family, and fellow students that she doesn’t always talk to. Now she’s letting her […]

Mount Vernon High School Completes 2nd J-Term

Mount Vernon High School Completes 2nd J-Term

This video created by Ella Brase, Kenzie Ketchum, and Annie Rhomberg captures the different J-Term offerings from Mount Vernon’s second year of implementing the 12-day, full-day block classes.

Iowa Football Recruit Grapples with Wrestling Weight

Iowa Football Recruit Grapples with Wrestling Weight

Video by Gavin Riedesel, Brian Harris, Ben McGuire, Aiden Frantz, and Reagan Light. Tristan Wirfs, a senior at Mount Vernon High School, signed on to play football for the University of Iowa Feb. 1, 2017. Wirfs is a three-sport athlete, currently wrestling heavyweight. He had to drop over 30 pounds from his football weight to wrestle […]

Cold War Through James Bond J-Term Meets Double Agent

Cold War Through James Bond J-Term Meets Double Agent

VIDEO BY AUSTIN WEBSTER, MATT GEARHART, AND CHRIS GRICE In this J-term class students learned about the Cold War through James Bond films and the music during this era. Students did various projects and made connections between the movies and the music, to further their learning on how these elements connect to the Cold War. […]

Students Experience Musical Theatre in J-Term

Students Experience Musical Theatre in J-Term

VIDEO BY AUSTIN WEBSTER, MATT GEARHART, AND CHRIS GRICE Musical Theatre J-Term, taught by Thad Wilkins and Tom Stephens, allowed students the experiences of acting, learning tech, and attending musicals.

Freshmen Learn about Health and History in J-term Class

Freshmen Learn about Health and History in J-term Class

Video by Brian Harris, Aiden Frantz and Haley Hepker The freshman class J-term  focused on the history of 9/11 and the study of health. In health they learned about drug awareness, nutrition and sex education. To learn the history of 9/11, students interviewed people who remember the day to learn about their experiences. At the end of the 9/11 course students compiled interviews […]

Outdoor Pursuits Leaves Students with Stories to Tell

Outdoor Pursuits Leaves Students with Stories to Tell

Video by Drew Adams, Cale Snedden and Collin Hallier

“Are You Game?” J-Term Class Teaches the Stats Behind Gaming

“Are You Game?” J-Term Class Teaches the Stats Behind Gaming

Video by Drew Adams, Cale Snedden and Collin Hallier

Renovations to The Mount Vernon Weight Room

Renovations to The Mount Vernon Weight Room

Video By Zach Krogmann, Jeremy Krogmann, and Jack Cochrane The Mount Vernon High School weight room has experienced major, positive changes thanks to Dave and Carol Van Metre. The weight room has been updated with new flooring and equipment. Dave, a Mount Vernon class of 1955 graduate, also provided weight training and fitness equipment to Mount Vernon in […]