Jacket Journal is welcomed back for the 2021 school year
Remembering back ten years ago, most alumni can recall our school newspaper. The Jacket Journal had been around since the 1920s but because of budget cuts, the publication was eliminated. Currently, there are 20 students who have begun the endeavor of bringing back this publication. These students must become accustomed to an inverted pyramid, banners, and publication deadlines. As the school year progress, the staff will become fluent in layout and design and their creativity will shine through this website. They are looking forward to bringing back news to MVHS. The staff has large goals which will include a Jacket Live section. As for now, enjoy the process.
MVHS Welcomes Ben Durbin
One of the newest additions to the MVHS faculty is Mr. Durbin. He teaches Chemistry and Applied Science.
During college, he played football for Muskingum University and graduated in 2013 majoring in AYA Earth Science Education.
During his free time, he enjoys doing Crossfit and watching Notre Dame football.
“I’m a huge Notre Dame fan, so during football season, I watch every Notre Dame football game.”
This year is his first year at Mount Vernon, but he taught Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Physical Science at Danville for the previous 5 years, making this his 6th year of teaching.
“The biggest difference I've seen from Danville to Mount Vernon is the class size, and how important and valuable a smaller class size is. The students are still the same, it’s still Knox county, there are just more students in one room at Mount Vernon than Danville”.
When asked about how to describe Mr. Durbin as a teacher junior Zoe Cochran noted his rapport and expertise.
“Mr. Durbin is really nice, he explains everything really well, and he is always there to help you if need it.¨