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Mount Vernon Honor Academy Students enjoy a beautiful brunch to celebrate Thanksgiving

Mount Vernon Honor Academy Students enjoy a beautiful brunch to celebrate Thanksgiving

Students at Mount Vernon Honor Academy rejoiced with one another as they celebrated Thanksgiving with a brunch before the holiday break on Tuesday, November 21, 2023. The feast included an assortment of food including bagels, sausages, muffins, pasta, complete with a charcuterie board and a sandwich station. 

“The students contributed $3-5 and they were also encouraged to bring in an item if they did not want to bring in a monetary contribution,” said Tawana Youngblood, seventh and eighth grade history teacher at MVHA. “This time is very important to my family, so I wanted to make sure my students experienced some type of familiar community gathering.”  

During the celebration, students sat with one another to enjoy a meal and enjoy each other’s company. Students could be heard laughing and bantering with each other as they reminisced about past holiday seasons. 

“Basically, what we are doing is having a brunch just to celebrate Thanksgiving,” said Sharon Washington, an eighth grade student at MVHA. “Some people might not be able to celebrate Thanksgiving. I’m grateful to be able to spend quality time like this with my friends today.”  

students posing for a photo.
group of students enjoying a meal.
Teacher cutting pie.
Two students making a plate of food.
Basketball team, cheerleaders, administrators all smiling at the camera.

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Dr. Smith and Betty Rosa

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