The Mt. Vernon High School Fine Arts Academic Team won the State Championship in Class 1 at Purdue University on May 9th. The team qualified for state finals the past three years, placing 3rd in 2013 and 6th in 2014. The topic this year was "The Grandeur that was Rome", and the students won by correctly answering 21 out of 25 questions.
The MVHS Fine Arts Academic Team did an excellent job of defending the shield. Team members include (pictured from left to right): Alyssa Meyer, Gavin Stamper, team captain Cassandra Bridges, and Tess Barnett. They are coached by Ms. Sherbak.
There are four classes for the Academic Teams which are determined by school size. Mt. Vernon High School is in the largest group, class 1. Out of 81 teams in the Fine Arts Class 1, only seven qualify for state. The state competition results were: First Place - Mt. Vernon with 21, Second Place - Crown Point with19, and Third Place - Shelbyville with 18. Other state finalists were: Greenwood, Lowell, Munster and Richmond.
Congratulations on this remarkable display of academic excellence to these four students! This phenomenal accolade demonstrates once again Mt. Vernon's exceptional education that is provided to students.