MVHS student graduating early
Ashley Nembhard, senior at Mount Vernon High School, is graduating early in June 2023. She has attended MVHS for three years but was able to achieve the required credits to graduate ahead of schedule. She will graduate with a GPA of 98. She was on the High Honor Roll every semester of high school.
Ashley was a member of High School Heroes, a program where she took a five week course to learn how to teach. She then went to elementary schools across the district and taught that lesson to younger students. For her work in the program, she received the High School Heroes award. She has also served as a tutor for Math and English Language Arts.
She was also a member of Girl’s Magic, a discussion-based group supporting girls socially, emotionally and academically. Additionally, she was a student ambassador and event host for the College and Career Center. She helped plan events such as Career Day at MVHS.
Outside of school, Ashley has worked as a summer camp counselor where she mentored and tutored campers. She also works as a childcare provider and helps the children with homework and tutoring.
Next year, Ashley is attending the College of Mount Saint Vincent on a full ride scholarship. She was also accepted into the University of Connecticut, Goodwin University, University of Saint Joseph, and several other schools.
"It means a lot to be graduating a year early,” said Ashley. “It was not an easy task to do; it took hard work, dedication, and lots of determination to get this done. All the late nights, essays, projects, and stress this school year was very challenging, but with a lot of perseverance I made it.”
On Tuesday, May 30, 2023, a group of Mount Vernon High School students visited Jacob Burns Film Center to visit the Classroom to Screening Center and watch "Landfill Harmonic." They were accompanied by Department Administrator of Humanities Eric Brand; Lisa Dellaporte, English teacher; Alexandra Sherlock, English teacher; and Janelle Manson, English as a New Language (ENL) teacher.
Mount Vernon High School held a full week of events from Monday, May 22, 2023 to Friday, May 26, 2023, in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health activities were available throughout the week for all students and staff within the building. Mental Health Awareness Week was held a week after International Baccalaureate Programme testing and prior to New York State Regents tests, so students were in a position to relax.
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Ashley Nembhard, senior at Mount Vernon High School, is graduating early in June 2023. She has attended MVHS for three years but was able to achieve the required credits to graduate ahead of schedule. She will graduate with a 98 average. She was on the High Honor Roll every semester of high school.
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Mount Vernon High School hosted its first College Decision Day pep rally on Friday, May 5, 2023. Students wore shirts and held signs with their college choices and were cheered on by cheerleaders, guidance counselors, administration and other students.
Mount Vernon High School’s Career and Technical Education Department’s entrepreneurial program partnered with Iona University to host a “Knight Tank” event on Friday, April 21, 2023, at Mount Vernon High School. The event was inspired by the show “Shark Tank” and allowed student teams to present their business model to local guest judges, including Congressman Jamaal Bowman.
Mount Vernon High School recently announced Daren Lu as its valedictorian and Lesley Iyamu as its salutatorian. Both excel in academics and extracurriculars and are planning their next steps as they prepare for college.