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Importance of Journalism

Importance of Journalism

By Abby Davidson They bring us coverage on all of our favorite things, ranging from sports to celebrities to problems in our government. Journalists report on anything and everything for other people’s benefit. It’s not just a career or a class that benefits one person. Most people rely on journalism. Students rely on journalists to […]

Mount Vernon Students Compete at Individual Speech Competition

Mount Vernon Students Compete at Individual Speech Competition

By Maggie Dale   Approximately 24 Mount Vernon High School students will be competing when the Iowa High School Speech Association, or IHSSA, holds its annual Southeast District State Individual Speech Competition on Saturday, March 10, at Cedar Rapids Kennedy. IHSSA consists of member high schools from four districts in Iowa and offers three categories […]

State Academic Decathlon

State Academic Decathlon

By Abby Davidson  The weekend of March 2 – 4 the Academic Decathlon team competed at state held in Fort Dodge.  Academic Decathlon is a series of standardized tests, speech skills, and essay writing. Our school’s academic decathlon hasn’t made it to state in four years because not enough people joined to form a complete […]

Emily Friedman Takes Her Final Trip to State

Emily Friedman Takes Her Final Trip to State

By Maddie Naeve When Emily Friedman was in fifth grade she was persuaded by her neighbor, mid season, to take part in the archery club run by Tom Wilkinson. Friedman, a senior, competed at nationals in Louisville, Kentucky, during her sixth and seventh grade seasons. “I remember when I was a sophomore I competed at […]

Students of All Ages Play at Festival of Bands

Students of All Ages Play at Festival of Bands

By Maggie Dale At the Mount Vernon Festival of Bands, the sixth, seventh, eighth, high school, and jazz bands performed showcasing the musical progression through the grades. Under the direction of Scott Weber and Elise Rodenberg on Feb. 27, each band took turns performing the songs all of their hard work has gone into.  The […]

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 Lochner feels this upcoming season has potential. Lochner said, “They show potential. We have several good shooters, who are willing to work hard, but to win a […]

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 Becthold, 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.