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Career and Technical Education EMS students receive proclamation at ceremony

Career and Technical Education EMS students receive proclamation at ceremony

Faculty, staff, medical personnel and families made their way to the community center at Mount Vernon High School with beaming faces as they proudly watched 10 scholars being recognized for their hard work throughout the Career and Technical Education Department EMS program on Friday June 7, 2024. 

The event kicked off with several key figures in the community sharing words of encouragement to the group on their accomplishment, including MVHS Principal Pauline Pearce, Acting Superintendent Dr. K. Veronica Smith, County Executive Georger Latimer and CTE Director Brian Simmons.

“We know that when we empower people, when we give people the tools to do a job - it doesn’t just help that individual, it helps their family, it helps their community,” said Dr. Smith. “You are role models and examples to your peers.” 

Afterwards, Raymond Farquharson, Head Board Member at Kool Nerd PREP came to the podium to hand out jackets and stipends to each of the students to pay for their EMS New York State exam. Kool Nerd PREP is a program in partnership with Mount Vernon CTE Department that helps introduce students to careers they are interested in and exposes them to individuals and organizations within those fields. 

During the ceremony, students also received proclamations for their dedication to their studies during the year. The evening ended with lite bites and refreshments as everyone congratulated the scholars on their achievement. 

“I am relieved that I’m done with it,” said Jhordene Holgate, 11th grade student at MVHS. “When we first started, I’m not gonna lie, I thought I wasn’t gonna make it through, but I did. Shoutout to [our teachers] for sticking it through with us. There were times when I had to not go to the program because I had to do after school for my regents, but I’m glad I made it through and I’m happy about it.” 

Student with teacher and CTE director.
Students clapping.
Students getting proclamation.
Students listening to speeches.

 

Eric and Britaney

June brings many great things for students — warm weather, summer break, graduation — and for many students, recognition for their accomplishments. Mount Vernon High School has named Eric Lu its valedictorian and Britaney “British” Sinclair as its salutatorian for the Class of 2024. Over the past four years, both students have shown great dedication to their studies and community.  

View their video interviews here!

Students with Judge Fiore

On June 11, 2024, three Career and Technical Education (CTE) entrepreneurship students from Mount Vernon High School – Isiah Flamer, Jahia Huttson, and Deneisha Morris – kicked off a mental health awareness town hall with Congressman Jamaal Bowman at Westchester Community College along with their teacher Ms. Bernadette Romanelli. 

Students smiling for the camera with admin and teachers.

Faculty, staff, medical personnel and families made their way to the community center at Mount Vernon High School with beaming faces as they proudly watched 10 scholars being recognized for their hard work throughout the Career and Technical Education Department EMS program on Friday June 7, 2024. 

Dr. Pearce enjoying Field Day with students.

On Wednesday, June 5, 2024, students buzzed from one end of the field to the next, shooting each other with water guns and partaking in playful competitions for the Annual Field Day held by Mount Vernon High School. The event was an opportunity for the student body to connect with their school community through carnival games and activities, food and music.