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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 […]

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 […]

Academic Decathlon Team to Compete at State

Academic Decathlon Team to Compete at State

By Jake Panos Academic Decathlon, also known as Acadeca, is a competition team that goes to a different school to partake in three events that have to be set around one general topic. The main goal of Acadeca is to score well enough in an interview, taking tests, and giving a two minute improv speech. […]

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 […]

Magical Night 2017

Magical Night 2017

Every year in Mount Vernon, the town has a night celebrating the holiday season. This video, created by Brian Harris, Elijah Recalde, Lauren McCollum, Cian Meier-Gast, Cameron Ling, and Kendra Streicher, showcases the elementary art display, carols by the high school choir, and cookie decorating hosted by the student council.

Middle School Choirs Perform

Middle School Choirs Perform

The sixth, seventh, and eighth grade choirs performed their holiday concert in the middle school gym on Tuesday, Dec. 19 under the direction of Kristin Anderson, Elise Rodenberg, and Thad Wilkins.

MVHS Choir Performs at Hospital

MVHS Choir Performs at Hospital

The Mount Vernon High School choir performed at University of Iowa Hospital on Dec. 11, 2017 under the direction of Thad Wilkins. Video by Matt Thede.

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 […]

Best Buddies at MVHS

Best Buddies at MVHS

By Lauren Hauser A new program “Best Buddies” stands as a welcome addition to MVHS. It was introduced to our school and is run by senior Cameron Weaver and counselor Kathryn Baron. Best Buddies is a non-profit program that promotes inclusion of all students in our school, including those with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD’s). […]

Robotics: The continuous struggle at making a robot work

Robotics: The continuous struggle at making a robot work

By Cian Meier-Gast Robotics is a constant struggle. You can work on a singular part of a robot for hours just to find out when you’re done that it won’t actually work and you have to take it apart again. The lab is pretty simple. Each team has their own cabinets with all of their […]