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Education

  • Ferguson named Athletic Director of the Year

    North Posey’s Virgil Ferguson recently earned Indiana High School Athletic Director of the Year, where he has served for the last 19 years.

    Ferguson was nominated by the Athletic Directors of District Six (Southwestern), meaning each of the six districts nominated a representative from their region. Committee members decided on a state winner based on each representative’s merit and accomplishment.

  • Local principal nominated to attend IPLI

    North Posey Junior High School Principal Steve Kavanaugh was recently nominated to attend the Indiana Principal Leadership Institute (IPLI) by Dr. Angela Wannamuehler.

    Kavanaugh will soon know if he was one of the selected principals to attend, as the institute will make their selection today, Wednesday, March 30. He would be the first principal from North Posey to attend the program. The institute is affiliated with Indiana State University and Indiana Association of School Principals.

  • Rock Garden at NPJHS to be renovated

    North Posey Junior High School students are looking forward to revitalizing a garden on school property. Students and staff alike refer to the courtyard as the ‘Rock Garden.’

  • Tall Cop Says Stop

    Jermaine Galloway is 6’9” and travels the country covering trends of drug and alcohol-related topics in his presentations “Tall Cop Says Stop” to school administrators, law enforcement officials and medical personnel.

    Galloway is from Southern California and attended college at the University of San Francisco. He retired from the Boise, Idaho Police Department in November to focus full time on his presentations. He, his wife and their four kids reside in Boise.

  • MVHS honors academic excellence

    Mount Vernon High School held its annual Academic Honors Dinner last Tuesday evening to celebrate student academic achievement and recognize outstanding teachers.

    Principal Tom Russell called the names of the top students by grade.

    The top-ranked freshmen include: Nina Bippus, Adam Carlisle, Meredith Crawford, Logan Culley, Gemma Eaton, Cora Epley, Jason Hamilton, Jonathan Harper, Clara Hawley, Jonathan Hueftle, Hannah Lang, Kassandra Ludlow, Ariel Robison, Nicole Tucker and Maria Turner.

  • DECA wins District, sends students to State and International competition

    The Mount Vernon DECA Club has seen much success over the years, with this year being no different.

    The club recently won the District Competition in Evansville, and sent 49 students to State.

  • MVHS presents 'Big Fish'

    The MVHS Fine Arts Academy Music Theatre will present the musical “Big Fish” on March 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. and again on March 12 at 2 and 7 p.m. All performances will be held in the MVHS Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for Adults and $6 for students and senior citizens.

    The production is under the direction of Dana Taylor and Kevin Roach.

  • Posey County teen traveling to Graz

    A new adventure will take Hannah Jolley to Graz, Austria this summer to study German as part of Indiana University Honors Program in Foreign Languages (IUHPFL).

  • North Posey schools under renovations

    Major renovation projects at the Metropolitan School District of North Posey are slated to continue this summer.

  • Drivers Ed to return to North Posey

    North Posey High School students will once again have the opportunity to take a driver’s education course within the school system. Indiana All Star Driving School will offer the classes, which will be scheduled for a minimum of two sessions per school year. Dates and times of the courses have yet to be decided. The contract will begin Aug. 1, 2016 and will run through July 31, 2021.

    North Elementary Family Fun Night will be on March 11, from 6 to 8 p.m.