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Rye Playland holds second annual job fair at Mount Vernon High School

Rye Playland holds second annual job fair at Mount Vernon High School

Students flocked to the community center at Mount Vernon High School for the second job fair hosted by the Westchester-Putnam Career Center and Rye Playland on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. Students applied and interviewed for various jobs such as ride operator and concession stand attendant.  

“This is our second year partnering with Playland,” said Jamie Larmon, work-based learning coordinator at MVHS. “They’ve been so wonderful to create this time around positions specifically for Mount Vernon students, that they can just apply and be hired for. They’re offering great pay, free bussing; it’s a great summer job for these kids.” 

About 85 students registered to interview for a position with Playland this summer. This opportunity allows students to gain valuable experience interviewing and being a part of the workforce at a young age.  

“The importance of the job fair is that we want to connect with the youth of Westchester, so the goal is to partner with the high schools that will allow us to come and conduct the job fairs on site for the students of interest,” said Kerry-Ann Cowan, director of human resources for Standard Amusements. 

During the school day, recruiters had arranged tables to conduct interviews with students at the school. Those who appeared for the interview can expect to hear back within the next couple of weeks.  

“I wanted to work for Playland because I think it would be a good experience for summer," said Jessica Gray, sophomore at MVHS. “I applied online, I was really nervous at first but going through the process and everything, it was really easy. 

Students signing in.
Student being interviewed.
Students receiving help signing in.
3 students in their prom apparel.

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MVHS Graduate at Conference

Nichol Nunez, a Mount Vernon High School Class of 2020 graduate and Monroe College student, is making the most out of her post-secondary education following her high school graduation. She delivered her poster presentation on the impacts of rheumatoid arthritis on women under 30 at the Northeast Regional Honors Council (NHRC) Conference in Albany April 4 to 7. This was Nichol’s third consecutive NRHC conference.  

Student piping cake.

Culinary 3 students at Mount Vernon High School were mixing things up in the kitchen to create colorful and decorative cakes on Friday, April 12, 2024. Four students from the class created their own cakes to participate in the New York State Restaurant Association ProStart Cake Decorating competition, in hopes of their dessert placing for a cash prize.  

Mia Youngs

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Skills USA Week MVHS

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Student at interview.

Students flocked to the community center at Mount Vernon High School for the second job fair hosted by the Westchester-Putnam Career Center and Rye Playland on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. Students applied and interviewed for various jobs such as ride operator and concession stand attendant.