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Skills USA blood drive receives 35 pints of blood

Skills USA blood drive receives 35 pints of blood

The Mount Vernon High School Skills USA Club held a blood drive at MVHS on Friday, April 26, 2024, where 35 pints of blood were donated by 50 attempted donors.

“We are proud of the work done by the health and careers, nursing assistant, Skills USA and National Honor Society students to serve our community,” said Peggy Williams, school counselor at MVHS. “The need for blood donation is extremely high and those students, faculty and community members that donated can truly be counted as HEROs that will help save the lives of those in need!”

Desirae Bailey-McCalla, a 10th grade MVHS student who is a National Honor Society and Skills USA member, chose to celebrate her 16th birthday by serving others at the blood drive. Desirae volunteered as one of the Blood Drop Mascots to help get the word out about the importance of blood donation. She and her mother both attempted to donate blood and save lives.

Students offered snacks, water and juice to donors to help them recover from donating blood. MVHS students Jessona Braham, Destiny Adair, Eltonya Sutherland, Akailia Ledgister and Yanick St Cyr also recruited walk-in donors for the blood drive.

Students standing next to blood drop mascot.
Students holding blood drive shirts
Desirae and her mother.


Group of culinary students holding up cake pops.

Students in the Culinary Arts 1 course at Mount Vernon High School worked with dough, sprinkles and chocolate to make cake pops on Tuesday, May 14, 2024. Petroula Lambrou Kalognomas, the owner of the Pelham bakery Patty Pops, walked students through the process of making their own cake pops for a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Week demonstration

College and Career Center

On Thursday, April 25, 2024, Mount Vernon High School students attended a financial literacy workshop led by experts from Neuberger Berman, an investment company based in New York City. The workshop covered essential topics including credit cards, debt management, investment strategies and personal finance. The session was enriched with practical insight and interactive discussion, providing attendees with valuable knowledge on financial decision-making.

MVHS Life Skills students

The Mount Vernon High School Life Skills Cohort students held their first game day on Thursday, April 18, 2024. The Life Skills Cohort is made up of students with disabilities, and they were encouraged to take turns, socialize and strengthen their social emotional skills. 

3 students in their prom apparel.

Sparkly dresses, suits and jewelry adorned the stage of the Mount Vernon High School auditorium for the Knights Boutique’s “Say Yes to the Dress or Tux” event on Friday, April 19, 2024. Students from MVHS chose prom attire during the school day, and students from each of the other high schools in the District picked out clothes in the evening.