Degrees and Certifications:

Ashanti Palmer, Thornton

What are your post-graduate plans (i.e., college, workforce, etc.)?
My post-graduation plans are to attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, and study Biomedical Engineering on the pre-med track.

Which Mount Vernon schoolteacher has influenced you the most, and why?
My 10th grade English teacher Mrs. Brown influenced me the most because she never expected anything less than 100% from me, because she knew I could do it. She helped boost my confidence, and I will always be grateful for having her as my teacher.

What is your favorite memory from your senior year?
My favorite memory from senior year was the first day of my internship at MasterCard.

If you could tell your freshman self-one thing, what would it be?
I would tell my freshman self that she should socialize more and learn to be more outgoing.

How would you describe the Class of 2020?
The Class of 2020 is filled with extremely smart and talented individuals. We all have bright futures ahead of us.