Archive for the ‘Creative Corner’ Category

Finding a New Home

Finding a New Home

By Josh Jordan Bonnie Ahrens has been teaching students for 11 years and counting. She first started teaching art during college at a Catholic school, because they could not afford licensed teachers. She eventually made her way until she finally started teaching at Mount Vernon High School. Before teaching at Mount Vernon, she taught at […]

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, […]

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.

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 […]

Kate Margheim and her Artwork

Kate Margheim  and her Artwork

By Josh Jordan Junior Kate Margheim has been creating art for as long as she can remember. Margheim has created many works of art over the years, 10 of which have been entered into competitions. Many people know her artwork from places such as Chalk the Walk and displayed throughout the high school. Her favorite […]

Brendes’s unique hobby

Brendes’s unique hobby

By Elijah Recalde and Josh Jordan Little known to many, video-editing is a way for senior Boe Brendes, as he puts it, to express himself artistically while being able to incorporate his favorite movies, music and video games into his art. Brendes uses a computer program called Adobe After Effects to create short music videos […]

New Year New Artist

New Year New Artist

By Brian Harris Mat Zobac has never taken an art class before and in his senior year finally decided to do so. Most students take art classes to fill up their schedules with something but there are others who take them cause they enjoy art. “I wanted to take an art class because I wanted […]

Student sings his heart out

Student sings his heart out

By Brian Harris As you get closer to the choir room you can hear the rising roar of the voices of all the talented singers. Among the rumble of voices is Tenor I Elijah Dorn-Recalde in concert choir. “I really enjoy choir because it allows a bunch of people with tons of talent to get […]