Archive for the ‘Rotator’ Category

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 […]

Mike Siegmund’s Cool Hobbies

Mike Siegmund’s Cool Hobbies

By Cameron Ling Mike Siegmund was 16 years old when he came to America for the first time. He was ambitious to discover new things about this strange country. One of the things that we was excited about was the new school system and the nice people that he met in Mount Vernon High School […]

English Teacher Interested in Stand-Up Comedy and Poetry

English Teacher Interested in Stand-Up Comedy and Poetry

By Lauren McCollum Staring into the crowd for a familiar face through the blinding stage lights, a bead of sweat begins to slowly roll down the side of his face. The character he plans on portraying himself as is a nervous wreck, so at least it won’t  be difficult to accomplish with the way he […]

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 […]

Creative Canvases

Creative Canvases

By Connor Bilden In Mount Vernon art is a big part of the community. As you’re driving east of Cedar Rapids on Highway 30 into Mount Vernon, you will more than likely see Grant Wood’s American Gothic painted on the side of a barn since 2008. About a mile after that barn you will see […]

Mount Vernon Sends Seven to All State

Mount Vernon Sends Seven to All State

By Elijah Dorn-Recalde Two weeks ago the Iowa All-State concert of 2017 took place, and seven students were selected from Mount Vernon to participate. Martin Benesh, made 11th Chair for Bass after 3 years of getting into All-State, and Zach Vig made 9th chair for Viola. were selected for choir. Rehearsal at Ames began for […]

Rood’s Got Talent

Rood’s Got Talent

By Maggie Dale One could say that freshman Jasper Rood was born to act. His mom was from Iowa and his dad from Wisconsin, but they met in New York City, where they had each moved to pursue acting in the late ‘90s. His parents started dating when they were cast opposite each other in […]