"Plundering in search of booty"


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Mt. Vernon High School

Incorporated: 1963

Nickname: Marauders

Colors: Old Gold and White

Fight song: Mt. Vernon Fight Song, an original composition written by former band director Stan Ricks around the time of the 1963 consolidation

What’s in a name? The Marauders moniker is keeping in the same plundering “family” as the nicknames of the schools that consolidated into Mt. Vernon High School in the early 1960s. The McCordsville Pirates and Fortville Demons eventually formed the Vernon Township Vikings and, in 1963, Vernon Township consolidated with the Mt. Comfort Buccaneers to become the present-day Mt. Vernon Marauders. These area elementary schools continue the swashbuckling tradition: Mt. Comfort Buccaneers, Fortville Vikings and McCordsville Pirates.

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