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MOUNT VERNON: Students place in poem, essay contest

Good job to the students who participated in the 2014 CBH Academic Festival.

Mount Vernon placed third in the written portion, third in the team portion and third overall.

Congratulations, students.

Winners of the Americanism Poem and Essay Contest are as follows:


Class I - Third Grade: 1st -- Brynna Sinkie; 2nd -- Christopher Mayer; 3rd -- Jeffrey Krogman

Class II - Fourth Grade: 1st -- Cole Larsch; 2nd -- Cameron Verlinde; 3rd -- Noah Malde

Class III - Fifth Grade: 1st -- Rylee Deinert; 2nd -- Mason Ferrie; 3rd -- Haley Pickart

Class IV- Sixth Grade: 1st -- Katherine Yous; 2nd -- Brittany Collins, 3rd -- Jesse Hastings

Class V: 1st -- Jeremy Lawrenson; 2nd -- Cody Ihnen


Class I - Third and Fourth Grade: 1st -- Tessa Pickart; 2nd -- Maria Baker; 3rd -- Payton Gortmaker

Class II - Fifth and Sixth Grade: 1st -- Anna Baker; 2nd -- Hunter Pranger; 3rd -- Lily Mikkonen

Class III - Seventh and Eighth Grade: 1st -- Lorna Gregerson; 2nd -- Bailey Schmiedt; 3rd -- Sydney Tlam

Class IV - Ninth and 10th: 1st -- Ashley Glanzer; 2nd -- Erin Denning; 3rd -- Celicia Casillas

Class V - 11th and 12th: 1st -- Chris Gortmaker; 2nd -- Charlie Mahaffey; 3rd -- Marcus Anderson.

Congratulations, students. These winners were invited to read their entry at the American Legion Auxiliary Meeting held April 3.

Events for this week are as follows:

Monday, April 7, is a Mount Vernon student enrichment staff development day.

There will be a varsity golf meet in Mitchell with the girls at Lakeview and the boys at Wild Oak beginning at 10 a.m.

Tuesday, there will be a boys golf meet with Gregory at 9:30 a.m. and a varsity track meet at Parkston at 2:30 p.m.

Friday, there will be a varsity golf meet at 10 a.m. with the boys in Burke and girls in Gregory.

Saturday, there will be a boys baseball double header in Mount Vernon with Mount Vernon playing at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Sunday, there will be a clean-up day at the Mount Vernon Cemetery at 4 p.m. Any volunteers would be welcome.

April 14, there will be a middle school track meet in Mitchell at 4 p.m. The boys baseball team will play at Parkston at 5:30 p.m.