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Congratulations to the thirty-three Mount Vernon students from grades 6-9 who were recently selected for participation in the 37th annual Opus Honor Choir Festival! Those students participating are Gavin Anderson, Mitchell Covington, Sloane Johnson, Rowan Slaymaker, Hanna Turner, Kate Vavricek, Adalynn Whitman, Alexis Boren, Fiona Calcara, Teagan Finn, Josie Panos, Marlena Rodenberg, Clara Vavricek, Eden Voight, Emery Willems, Jack Bauer, Caleb Bausch, Levi Dausener, Daniel Dye, Andrew Errington, Rowan Jensen, Isaiah Lewis, Camden Meyer, Henry Mueller, Beck Oesterle, Zion Safo, Hagen Wilkins, Eleanor Dye, Augustus Johnson, Chester Rood, Reagan Slaymaker, Jackson Voight, and Micah Young. These students were all part of over 2,400 students who were nominated by their directors for 720 positions in the four Opus Honor Choirs. Selections were made by means of a recorded audition.
There were five sets of siblings from Mount Vernon who made the Opus Honor Choirs this year. Sloane and Augustus Johnson, Rowan and Reagan Slaymaker, Kate and Clara Vavricek, Daniel and Eleanor Dye, and Eden and Jackson Voight.
Guest conductors of the choirs include Tami Meiners, Carroll Community School District, 5th & 6th Grade Honor Choir; Thad Wilkins, Mount Vernon Community Schools, 7th & 8th Grade Bass Clef Honor Choir; Abby Sheppard, Sioux City Community Schools, 7th & 8th Grade Treble Clef Honor Choir; and Matt Walker, Iowa City Community School District, 9th Grade Mixed Honor Choir.
The 2023 Opus Honor Choirs will perform today at 4:00 p.m. in C.Y. Stephens Auditorium in the Iowa State Center in Ames.
The Opus Honor Choir Festival is made possible by the Iowa Choral Directors Association, Inc.
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Congratulations to the thirty-three Mount Vernon students from grades 6-9 who were recently selected for participation in the 37th annual Opus Honor Choir Festival! Those students participating are Gavin Anderson, Mitchell Covington, Sloane Johnson, Rowan Slaymaker, Hanna Turner, Kate Vavricek, Adalynn Whitman, Alexis Boren, Fiona Calcara, Teagan Finn, Josie Panos, Marlena Rodenberg, Clara Vavricek, Eden Voight, Emery Willems, Jack Bauer, Caleb Bausch, Levi Dausener, Daniel Dye, Andrew Errington, Rowan Jensen, Isaiah Lewis, Camden Meyer, Henry Mueller, Beck Oesterle, Zion Safo, Hagen Wilkins, Eleanor Dye, Augustus Johnson, Chester Rood, Reagan Slaymaker, Jackson Voight, and Micah Young. These students were all part of over 2,400 students who were nominated by their directors for 720 positions in the four Opus Honor Choirs. Selections were made by means of a recorded audition.
There were five sets of siblings from Mount Vernon who made the Opus Honor Choirs this year. Sloane and Augustus Johnson, Rowan and Reagan Slaymaker, Kate and Clara Vavricek, Daniel and Eleanor Dye, and Eden and Jackson Voight.
Guest conductors of the choirs include Tami Meiners, Carroll Community School District, 5th & 6th Grade Honor Choir; Thad Wilkins, Mount Vernon Community Schools, 7th & 8th Grade Bass Clef Honor Choir; Abby Sheppard, Sioux City Community Schools, 7th & 8th Grade Treble Clef Honor Choir; and Matt Walker, Iowa City Community School District, 9th Grade Mixed Honor Choir. 
The 2023 Opus Honor Choirs will perform today at 4:00 p.m. in C.Y. Stephens Auditorium in the Iowa State Center in Ames. 
The Opus Honor Choir Festival is made possible by the Iowa Choral Directors Association, Inc.

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Wonderful!

What an impressive group!

Congratulations to each of you! A nice honor.

Thanks to teachers who put in so much extra time to make the Mount Vernon music department outstanding!

Fantastic!!

Wonderful to see these students be recognized!

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Georgia High School Football Mount Vernon Vs. Prince Avenue Christian πŸ“Ί Stream Live β–Ί liveon-network.onstream4k.com/hs-football.php?live=Mount%20Vernon%20Vs.%20Prince%20Avenue%20Christian #Mustangs #Wolverines The Prince Avenue Christian (Athens, GA) varsity football team has a home non-conference game vs. Mount Vernon (Atlanta, GA) on Friday, November 17 @ 7:30p.

Prince Avenue Christian vs. Mount Vernon | Georgia High School Football 💻Watch Live âΕΎ¥ blessing-keun.redirect8k.com/hs-football.php?live=Prince%20Avenue%20Christian%20vs.%20Mount%20Vernon Prince Avenue Christian Wolverines @ Mount Vernon Mustangs The Mount Vernon (Atlanta, GA) varsity football team has a neutral playoff game vs. Prince Avenue Christian (Athens, GA) on Friday, November 17 @ 7p. This game is a part of the "2023 Georgia High School Football Playoff Brackets: GHSA – Class A Division I" tournament.

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Glacier Vs Bozeman | High School Football Wolfpack vs. Hawks πŸ“ΉWacth Live: foxnewsTV.wasdepak.com/hs-football.php?live=Glacier%20Vs%20Bozeman The Bozeman (MT) varsity football team has a home playoff game vs. Glacier (Kalispell, MT) on Friday, November 17 @ 7p. This game is a part of the "2023 Montana High School Football Playoff Brackets: MHSA – Class AA" tournament.

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Local Student Achieves Top ACT Score
Tommy Ferguson, son of Jane Nachtman and Ian Ferguson and a senior at Mount Vernon High School, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36.

About one-quarter of 1% of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the U.S. high school graduating class of 2022, only 3,376 out of 1.34 million students who took the ACT earned a top
composite score of 36.

The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading, and science, each scored on a scale of 1–36. A student’s composite score is the average of the four test scores. The score for ACT’s optional writing test is reported separately and is not included within the ACT composite score.

β€œEarning a top score on the ACT is a remarkable achievement,” said ACT CEO Janet Godwin. β€œA student’s exceptional score of 36 will provide any college or university with ample evidence of their readiness for the academic rigors that lie ahead.”

The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement exam that measures what students have learned in school. Students who earn a 36 composite score have likely mastered all of the skills and knowledge they will need to succeed in first-year college courses in the core subject areas.

ACT scores are accepted by major four-year colleges and universities across the U.S.

Congratulations Tommy on this remarkable accomplishment!
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Wow.. congratulations!!! What an accomplishment!

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Fantastic accomplishment Tommy!

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Calling all photographers! The Middle School Yearbook Club is in need of candid photos from the following sports teams:

7th & 8th Grade Boys/Girls Track (22-23 school year)
8th Grade Football (2023 school year)
8th Grade Volleyball (2023 school year)

Please email candids to:
syorgensen@mvcsd.org
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