ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

  • ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: William Phillips

    William Phillips, a 2017 graduate of The Mount Vernon High School is now a 2021 graduate at University at Buffalo in Computer Science. He will be starting on his career as a Software Engineer at L3Harris Technologies in their Space and Air-borne Systems division.

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  • ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Courtne Comrie

    Courtne Comrie – a 2010 MVHS Graduate and earned her Bachelor's Degree in English from Lehman College. Currently a teacher in the Bronx, Courtne would like to encourage those at MVHS that 'your dream exists for a reason and you should never give up on it' and is proud to being an upcoming debut author with HarperCollins.

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  • ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT – Aaron Gootzeit

    Aaron Gootzeit is a 2006 MVHS Graduate and currently an Associate Doctor in a Santa Rosa CA Chiropractic office.He attributes his success to his education at Mount Vernon, which taught him how to adapt to change in an ever-changing world without letting fear be a barrier to opportunity.

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  • ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Cherokee Glasgow

    Cherokee Glasgow a 2015 MVHS Graduate who is a Criminal Justice Graduate student at Troy University achievement and being a positive role model for my younger siblings and other people that look up to me. I’m the first man in my family to graduate from college and go on to play Division 1 power 5 football.

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  • ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Aundray (DJ MYTE) Davis

    I am a 2015 MVHS Graduate and currently an entrepreneur in the music and clothing industry

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  • ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Clement Banahene

    I’d like to use this opportunity to encourage all students in Mount Vernon High School to take their education seriously because that is the only key to success. The strength of a house depends on how strong its foundation is. Likewise, your success in college depends on how you take your education seriously in High School.

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  • ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT – Takeiyah B. Brown

    I am a 9th and 10th grade special education teacher at Bronx River High School. I am currently attending RELAY Graduate School of Education and will graduate with my masters this Spring 2021.

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  • ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT – Crystal McFarlane

    I am currently in my third year of college at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). This semester, I am interning at BOSE as an iOS and MacOS Software Engineer in the company’s Software Engineering department.

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  • ‘Where Are They Now?’ – Katasha Jarvis

    Katasha Jarvis, a 2015 graduate of Nellie A. Thornton High School, is currently finishing her senior year at Regis College in Weston, Mass. She is expected to graduate in May 2019 with a bachelor of science degree in Psychology.

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  • ‘Where Are They Now?’ – Rahkim Sabree

    “Most people think of a mentor as someone who’s older than you, but in my book, I try to redefine a mentor as someone you choose to influence your thoughts, actions, and behaviors. It can be a friend, sibling or teacher,” said Sabree. “It’s important for the mentee to know he or she has just as much of a say in molding the relationship as the mentor.”

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  • Where are they now? - Chevaun Samuels

    Chevaun Samuels, a 2013 graduate of Mount Vernon High School and New York University alumnus, is currently in his second year at Columbia Law School.

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  • ‘Where Are They Now?’ – Marc Parris

    Marc Parris, a 2002 graduate of Mount Vernon High School and former high school teacher, is currently a resident in both general pediatrics and adult general anesthesia at the University of California in Irvine.

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  • Where Are They Now’ – Taury Phelps

    Taury Phelps, a 2017 graduate of Mount Vernon High School, is currently enrolled as a sophomore at Ithaca College. There, Phelps is building an undergraduate foundation on which she hopes to build a career in education. She’s currently an education major but is considering switching to a major in the field of communications and graduating with a minor in English Education.

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  • ‘Where Are They Now’ – Tyrone R. Shaw

    Tyrone R. Shaw, a 2006 graduate of Mount Vernon High School, has been a teacher at McKinley Technology High School in Washington, D.C. for the past six years. There, he teaches World History, AP World History, and an elective focused on social justice, the Holocaust and genocide studies. His courses are offered to students in grades 9-12.

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  • Where Are They Now? – Shadae Leslie

    Shadae Leslie, a 2016 Mount Vernon High School graduate, is currently in her junior year at Boston University. There, she is pursuing an undergraduate degree in Public Relations at the College of Communications. She also expects to graduate in the spring of 2020 with a minor in African American Studies.

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  • District Programs Fuel MVHS Alumna’s Passion for STEM and Career at IBM

    Merlina Escorcia, a 2014 graduate of Mount Vernon High School and recent UConn alumna, began working as an engineer with IBM in June 2018. She credits programs she was introduced to as a student in Mount Vernon for her passion for technology and current career path.

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  • MVHS Alumnus William Phillips Puts Technology Education to Use at University of Buffalo

    William Phillips, a 2017 graduate of Mount Vernon High School, recently placed first in his category as a Computer Science and Engineering student at the CSTEP (Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program) Research Poster Symposium. Phillips is an incoming sophomore and computer science major at the University at Buffalo. His recent accomplishment was the result of an 8.5-week-long intensive research program under the direction of SUNY Buffalo professor Dr. Kris Schindler and graduate student Dominque Hickson.

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