School Spotlight

  • MVHS students attend leadership institute

  • Chris Stemple

    Christopher Stemple, a Mount Vernon High School graduate, recently earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
    Stemple is one of 393 students who received degrees during the college’s 133rd commencement exercise.
    Christopher is the son of Robert and Elizabeth Stemple of Mount Vernon.

  • Graduation 2011

    Gerald Gordon
    Gerald Endicott Gordon graduated from Pike Township High School during a June 2, 2011 ceremony held on the Indiana State Fair Grounds at the Pepsi Coliseum. He is the son of Kay (Hinton) and Marc Gordon of Indianapolis, Ind., and the grandson of Bettye Marvel and the late Gail Hendrix of Mount Vernon. Gerald is enrolled to attend Trine University, Angola, Ind. this fall.

  • North Posey student recipient of youth spirit award

    Jillian Nicole Koester, a student at North Posey High School, has been selected as the recipient of the Elizabeth D. Baier Youth Spirit Award for 2011.
    The Award, in the amount of $500, is given annually to a high school junior who resides in Posey County and who is involved in community activities in Posey County.
    The Elizabeth D. Baier Youth Spirit Award was created in September 2007 in honor of Elizabeth D. Baier’s 25th Anniversary as Executive Director of the United Way of Posey County.  

  • Mount Vernon student achieves top ACT score

    Layton Hopper, son of Mari and Dave Hopper, and a junior at Mount Vernon, earned a top composite score of 36 on a recent ACT test.
    Nationally, while the actual number of students earning a composite score of 36 varies from year to year, roughly one-tenth of one percent receive a top score.
    Among test takers in the high school graduating class of 2010, only 588 of nearly 1.6 million students earned a composite score of 36.

  • Music students will compete in playoffs

    Andrew Higgins and Austin Colson, music students of Melanie Edling, will compete at the Indiana Federation of Music Clubs State Playoffs in Indianapolis on June 4 at IUPUI. Andrew and Austin received Superior ratings in an advanced level of play at the Festival competition in Evansville in April and were able to compete for this honor at the Indiana Federation of Music Clubs Honors Recital for Evansville District Eight West on May 8.

  • University of Southern Indiana announces dean's list

    The following students Posey County have been named to the spring 2011 Honors List at the University of Southern Indiana.
    Poseyville — Kayla Beuligmann, Christina Butler, Abby Creek, Anne Hillyard, Lindsay Martin, Christopher Seibert, Rachel Seibert, Megan Tieken, Margaret Wagner and Drew Weyer.
    Wadesville — Craig Baylor, Ian Bruggeman, Eric Davis, Katrina Dockery, Jourdan Elpers, Matthew Herrmann, Ashli House, Sarah Kelly, Jonothan Kercheif, James League, Erin Maile, Lindsay Martin and Jordan Redman.

  • Indiana State University dean's list

    Posey County students have been named to the 2011 Indiana State University spring semester dean’s list.
    Joseph Anderson of Mount Vernon, Kara Reidford of Wadesville and Jacob Sapp of Evansville were named to the dean’s list.
    To be eligible for the dean’s list at Indiana State, students must have a 3.75 grade point average or above on a 4.0 scale.

  • Ball State University announces Spring Dean's List

    Posey County students have been named to the Spring 2011 Ball State University dean’s list. Students include Nathan Deig, Kyle Goebel, Brittany Rice and Marc Schutz, all of Mount Vernon; Amanda Lester of New Harmony; and Sara Blankenberger of Poseyville.
    The dean’s list for Ball State University recognizes undergraduates who earn at least a 3.5 grade-point average for 12 or more credits of graded course work during a semester or for 6 or more credits of graded course work during a summer term.

  • Mount Vernon graduate gets works published in text book

    When Erin Schmitt was in freshman English at the University of Southern Indiana, Dr. Hoeness-Krupsaw encouraged her to submit an essay for a new writing textbook. The editors at Bedford, a major publishing firm, liked her work and requested more and eventually devoted an entire chapter in the book to Erin’s writing. Erin is currently applying for law school and hopes to attend Notre Dame.