The Mount Vernon Community School District Alumni Association is pleased to announce the following alums were selected as 2016 Alumni Hall of Fame winners:
Achievement - Reverend Monsignor Thomas ‘Tom’ Zinkula 1975
Fine Arts - Richard Nelson 1950 (d)
Athletics - Vic Wallace 1961
Service - Carol Croft Kent 1951
Community Impact - The Stompers: Bill Bauman 1966, Steve Edwards 1965,
Brian Harman 1969, Greg Harman 1965, Randy Harman 1968
All Award Events took place on Friday, September 30. The public is invited to attend the Alumni Association Awards Ceremony at 9:00 am in the High School Gym at 525 Palisades Road SW in Mount Vernon. Following the ceremony, a Reception was held in the High School Library from approximately 9:45 to 10:30 am. The public was also invited to attend the Homecoming Pep Rally in the High School Gym at approximately 2:35 pm.
Friday evening, September 30 was the Homecoming Game and presentation of Alumni Award Winners during halftime at the Football Field, and the All-Alumni-Community Reception ‘Tailgating Under The Tent’ at the top of the bleachers. The Varsity game started at approximately 7:15 pm. and the Mustangs won over Anamosa. The Alumni-Community Reception tent was open from approximately 6 pm until after the game.
Friday evening, September 30 beginning at 9 pm,many came to listen and dance to ‘The Stompers’ in the First Street Community Center. The Stompers band are Iowa’s Rock and Roll Music Hall of Fame recipients and the 2016 Alumni Association’s Community Impact Hall of Fame winners. Playing 60s music that all ages will enjoy! After the football game, open to all, no charge.
In addition, student events included the Thursday evening Parade and Crowning of the Homecoming Queen and King and the Powderpuff Game, and their Saturday Homecoming Dance.