Chuck Martin/News From left, Mayor Richard Mavis, student Elizabeth Diehl, student Annabel Waggoner and teacher Meghan Durbin stand in front of the shagbark hickory tree donated to the Mount Vernon Middle School by the city’s Shade Tree and Beautification Committee. Diehl and Waggoner where the winners in the school’s Arbor Day writing contest.

MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon Middle School marked Arbor Day on Friday in a brief ceremony in which Mayor Richard Mavis issued a proclamation honoring the school and students for their efforts in support of Arbor Day.

Forty-eight students entered a writing contest in which the winners were chosen by the city’s Shade Tree and Beautification Commission, which donated seven trees planted at the school this year.

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