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Mount Vernon High School holds annual Field Day event

Mount Vernon High School holds annual Field Day event

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. 

“One of the pillars that underscore the work we do is the idea of community,” said Dr. Pauline Pearce, principal of MVHS. “The idea is to have students interact with staff outside of the classroom and interact with each other to build rapport so they can get to know each other. That will help us build a more cohesive school community.” 

The air was filled with sounds of excitement as many students participated in water games, relay races, tug-o-war, face painting and other refreshing activities. Students even got the chance to dunk tanks of water onto their teachers. 

Students who participated in Field Day enjoyed the experience of spending leisure time with the school community. 

“It feels good to be around my classmates. It’s my first field day since I’ve been in high school, so it feels good,” said MVHS freshman, Tyrus Lee. 

Students were encouraged to wear the school “house” colors and the house with the highest attendance for the fourth academic quarter was given special privileges. 

“I enjoyed today because a lot of the seniors are going away,” said Kaylin Simmons, 11th grader at MVHS. “It’s a good time to spend some time with them before they graduate!” 

Teacher getting splashed by dunk tank.
Student getting body paint done by another student.
Group of volunteers at MVHS Field Day.
Students with staff enjoying the sun.
Man with bullhorn playing tug-of-war.
Group of friends with face paint.

 

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.