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Career and Technical Education nursing assistant students commemorate the end of their coursework

Career and Technical Education nursing assistant students commemorate the end of their coursework

Career and Technical Education nursing assistant students sat together with smiling faces at the community center at Mount Vernon High School on Monday, June 3, 2024, to celebrate the near completion of their program. All that is left is for scholars to take the New York State exam. 

The celebration kicked off with words of encouragement from administrators and staff at MVHS including principal Pauline Pearce, CTE Director Brian Simons and Nursing Assistant Instructor Bonnie Ball. 

“I’m super proud of everybody sitting at the table because I know that there are a lot of distractions around and you all really held onto your dreams and here we are today,” said Dr. Pearce. “The only thing that is missing now is the state exam. Mount Vernon has really placed its mark on the map, because of you and your dedication to the field. This is a tremendously happy occasion for us all; we are very excited to celebrate you, your parents must be super super proud.” 

Afterwards, students watched a slideshow presentation with photos of them and the hard work they did throughout their studies. The ceremony ended with lite bites and refreshments such as cookies and cupcakes as students congratulated each other. 

“I’m really relieved to finish this program,” said Ava Dilone, senior at MVHS. “I’m very grateful because I also just graduated from EMT school, and I have my state testing for nursing assistant soon. Being able to graduate with both my EMT and nursing assistant license, I’m super super blessed. Through this program, I learned that nursing is not the path I want to follow, but I do have a passion for medical, which is why I am going to do dental.”

Students smiling for the camera.
Students posing for the camera.
Students watching slideshow.


Student with Ms. Ball.


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.