ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Clement Banahene
Name: Clement Banahene
High School Attended: Mount Vernon High School
Year of High School Graduation: 2020
Name of College(s) and Degrees Held:
Freshman (2024), New York Institute Of Technology, Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology
How did your education in the MVCSD prepare you for your future?
My education in Mount Vernon High School really had a good impact on me as I began working toward my career goals. Thankfully, I had the best teachers and counselor in Mount Vernon High School. These staff members did not only help me academically, but encouraged and motivated me to study harder to become the person I always dreamt of.
What are your hopes for the future?
As I’m currently working hard to pursue my degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, I hope to continue with the same energy and even working harder and always being optimistic. I’m also looking forward to the day I would return back to Mount Vernon High School with a big surprise to the best counselor I have ever had, Ms. Williams and my favorite teacher, Ms. Seward. Until then, I will continue to work harder to make the boards and staff at Mount Vernon High School proud of me.
What message would you like to give to current MVCSD students?
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. Also, meditate and apply any advice you receive from your counselors or your teachers. 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. So please, continue to study harder and never give up!
What has been your proudest achievement?
In my first semester in New York Institute of Technology, I got featured in their “BOX” as one of the most inspiring freshmen. I also completed the semester with a 3.7 gpa and made it to the “Presidential Honor List.”
I would also like to use this opportunity to introduce an inspiring ‘a must read book’ “Road to the Unknown. The Nelson Mandela’s Path.” which was written by my brother, Samuel Banahene—who also attended Mount Vernon High School and is currently an Aerospace Engineer.