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United State Marine visits Mount Vernon High School physical education classes

United State Marine visits Mount Vernon High School physical education classes

United States Marine Sergeant Carl Turner visited Mount Vernon High School and met with physical education classes on Thursday, November 2, 2023. He spoke of careers with the Marines and briefly explained the other armed forces. 

Sergeant Turner presented a PowerPoint about fitness plans, food plans, career experiences, expectations and how a day can be in the Marines. The presentation was student friendly and captivating to the MVHS students, who were highly motivated by what Sergeant Turner had to say. He then conducted a challenging Marine fitness test for several students. He also answered any questions the students had.  

"It was a wonderful day, and our students learned of more career options,” said Meredith Jaffess, physical education teacher at MVHS, “Our students deserved this.”

Sergeant Turner leading exercise
Student with Sergeant Turner
Student speaking to Sergeant Turner
Sergeant Turner with PE teachers


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