Posts Tagged ‘spotlight’

Meet Our Foreign Exchange Students

Meet Our Foreign Exchange Students

By Laura Deininger: Lene Gurvig Age? I am 16- soon to be 17! Where are you from? I’m from Denmark in a city called Aarhus which is the second biggest city in Denmark. Who are you staying with? I’m staying with Ryan and Angie Steen. What is your family like back home? Mom? Dad? Siblings? […]

Spotlight on Abby Gross, Black Belt in Taekwondo

Spotlight on Abby Gross, Black Belt in Taekwondo

By Brooke Hartman- “My family is very sport-oriented.  It’s just what I grew up with.” said 16 year old Abby Gross.  She’s gone to Mount Vernon “since forever” and has been involved in volleyball and soccer since 5th grade. Over the years, she’s dealt with quite a few small injuries.  A broken hand is just […]

Spotlight on Paul Hines

Spotlight on Paul Hines

By Cecelia Sullivan- In today’s fast world of motorized vehicles who will protect the school children who walk everyday? Junior Paul Hines will! Every school day Paul is outside at the cross walk with his yellow vest and stop sign in hand. Without fail he is there to protect the children of the Mount Vernon […]

Spotlight on Maggie Howell

Spotlight on Maggie Howell

By Drake Kroeger- Have you ever wondered what it would be like to run a family owned business or restaurant? Even working with your family every day of the week? Well junior Maggie Mae Howell does both at a family-owned restaurant in Sutliff, Iowa. Sutliff is a little town in Iowa between Solon and Lisbon. […]

Spotlight on Blake Heeren

Spotlight on Blake Heeren

By Kindra Ockenfels-Houghtaling- From about the time he could walk, junior Blake Heeren has been playing soccer. He has always loved the game and it was something his dad had shown him when he was young. He had fun with his friends who were also involved in it and it was something he and his […]

Spotlight on Karissa Benter

Spotlight on Karissa Benter

By Spencer Drahos- Karissa Benter, a senior at Mount Vernon High School, expressed her love for cheering by going out for it this year. She said “I have always loved cheering, but with volleyball, I have not been able to do it.” Karissa was unhappy with the choices she had made her first three years […]

Spotlight on Alex Hale

Spotlight on Alex Hale

By Conner Shaffer- Alexander Hale is a sophomore currently involved in baseball, football and wrestling. Alex said “I go out for sports to stay in shape, and be healthy. It’s just something to do.” Alex talked about how baseball is his favorite sport; he said “baseball is just all-around fun, I think I like it […]

Spotlight on Kindra Ockenfels-Houghtaling

Spotlight on Kindra Ockenfels-Houghtaling

By BLake Heeren- When you think about summer as a teenager in high school, the first things that come to mind are days on the beach or at the pool, the warmth of the sun, sleeping in, relaxing, hanging with friends and possibly the most important thing, getting tan! Imagine a summer without those things. […]

Spotlight on Signe Jeppson

Spotlight on Signe Jeppson

By Claire Gruver-Pandich Junior Signe Jeppson has been a dedicated cross country runner since seventh grade. She comes from a very sports oriented family who run cross country; her father coaches cross country at North Cedar. Signe is a well respected and talented member of the varsity team. “Signe is a fantastic runner. She works […]

Spotlight on Skyler Hosier

Spotlight on Skyler Hosier

By Samantha Smith- Senior Skyler Hosier has turned on the engine and is ready to go as he races down tracks all across the Midwest. He likes this part of the country because of the weather. “They get snow. That’s kind of important,” said Skyler, 18, who has been riding snowmobiles for the past 13 […]