Evening of Excellence
Class of 2021
Keegan Gibson displays unique insight in every piece of writing. Approaching tasks with commitment to quality, he completes all assignments with uncommon attention to detail. This semester, he distinguished himself by going above and beyond in our research projects and in the way he gracefully worked with peers in group projects.
Monica Victoria Garcia Calderon
I’ve known Monica for two years, and I feel grateful for the opportunity to speak about her qualities here. Every day Monica arrived ready to ask questions and push herself to improve. She reads widely and was always a quiet leader in class, she modeled diligence and curiosity, inspiring others to read and think more deeply too. Her focus, no matter the day, was inspirational. Observing her growth as a writer was a delight and I am doubly-delighted to recognize Monica tonight.
Jair uses his knowledge of English and Spanish to support his emerging polyglot status French 2. He demonstrates an outgoing, determined, and thoughtful attitude in class. He supports his classmates with humor and language questions. Jair takes pride in performing above our language target goals in reading, speaking, listening and writing. His sincere and persistent efforts lead to his success as a engaged and motivated scholar. Jair's path towards global preparedness is supported by his linguistic skills, his natural curiosity about other Francophones, and his personal drive. I am excited to support him on his path to language and cultural proficiency! Bravo, Jair!
Maria's strengths and skills would take more than a short blurb to enumerate. She possesses not only outstanding linguistic and global comprehension skills, but a personal drive to rise above the average student who takes only two years of language "because it's required." Maria employs her knowledge of English and Spanish to create meaning in listening and reading and communicate her ideas in writing and speaking. She continually provides assistance to her classmates and looks to "level up" on each performance task beyond the class standards. Her interest in Francophone cultureS include music, food, and school life. While we are still in French 2, Maria demonstrates the efforts of a fourth year student preparing for next year's AP class. Her grit and determination make her a class leader. She is an impressive global scholar who will use her multiple language skills in a future setting. Félicitations, Maria!
Monica Garcia Calderon
Vanessa comes ready to engage in science everyday. Vanessa frequently asks insightful questions that pushes myself and her classmates. Her persistence to do her best is infectious.
Julisa is a hard working student who has mastered the ability to "do school". She has great study habits, created connections with classmates to get notes/assignments and work if she is gone, asks questions of clarification when needed and is a positive energy in class. She not only holds herself to a high standard but encourages and motivates those around. She is a joy to have in class as she has a great sense of humor.
Yeceli is very dedicated to her academics, and works super hard to be successful in Science, while learning English! She checks in often and asks to try again when she thinks she can do better. She always has a smile on her face and shows amazing determination in class.
Julie is an exceptional student who is dedicated to learning. She is willing to put in the time necessary to succeed in challenging classes. Julie is a deep thinker, who really likes to understand things on a deep level.
Hector is dedicated to his learning by being present in class and engaging in collaboration with his peers. He is eager to participate and willing to help others. Hector is a fantastic student and a great human being.
Nicole helps create a positive learning environment in the classroom by asking questions, sharing her confusions and seeking the "why?' She is excited to learn every single day and exemplifies the Bulldog Way.
Career and Technical Education
Ian is a talented floral design student that is naturally gifted. Ian is always looking for new and creative designs to try out.
Meadow is a dedicated animal science student. She is smart and willing to work hard at her veterinary skills.
Maddie took my first year sports medicine class as a freshman which is usually not allowed. She's done a great job of holding her own among her peers. She performs at a high level and experience. I look forward to continuing working with her in HS.
As a healthcare provider, you end up doing a lot of volunteering and Cole is the first to volunteer for everything regardless the task. Cole is also very helpful in class. Cole is willing to help others who might be struggling in understanding the material.
Business and Marketing Student
Emily has been a member of Future Business Leaders of America for 2 years and has shown so much growth and confidence. Ms. Dykstra is honored to have the opportunity to know Emily and says she will be successful in whatever she puts her mind to.
Brian has been an amazing new addition to FBLA this year. He is always willing to help at events and help others prepare for their competitions. he demonstrated a kindness for others that is rare at his age. Brian's hard work earned him an all-expense paid internship in Europe this summer. Ms. Dykstra is very proud of him!
Family and Consumer Science Education
Nattaly is honest, funny and possesses a strong work ethic. She is an all around great person and student!
According to Mrs. Breum, Austin is a quiet GIANT. HE never misses school, puts others first and puts his full effort into everything he does!
Rivers Nuzum has done her own work well and helped others along the way.
Eli Hyry is one who does not need to be told. If he sees something that needs done, he does it.
Emma Logue was a new addition to the Skagina staff this year. Since day one, she has wowed her fellow staff, editors, and advisor with her level of proficiency with a camera and photoshop. Next year she will go on to be an essential assistant to next years sports editors, with the ambition of being one herself during her senior year.
Zayne Lunz repeatedly impressed me with his grit and determination to get the job done. He worked beyond expectations by being an excellent role model and helping others in class.
American Sign Language
ASL comes easily for Audrey, she is a gifted signer and always ready to help anyone in class.
Francisco is a perfectionist. He comes in after school to retake a test even if he gets 1 wrong.
Ellie is a positive addition to Walking class. She has a gentle spirit that helps her lead with kindness, authenticity and and acceptance of others. Ellie may not know anyone in class but by the end of the semester she has made new friendships and has made class an enjoyable, safe place for all of us. Her positive attitude and kind heart make her approachable and easy to be around. She is appreciated and enjoyed by both her peers and staff members lucky enough to know her.
Zackary is a competitive, hard working and kind student who is a great addition to all classes. His fun loving spirit helps other students in class by motivating them to work hard as he encourages his classmates each day. Zackary has been a great addition to our PE department and is universally respected by our students and staff. He is one we appreciate having in class and we are honored to give this award to him tonight
Esperanza Garcia is our departments representative for 10th grade girl. She was an easy choice to receive this award. Not only is she a very dedicated student, she is a wonderful friend. She has been seen helping her friends get to class and talking to them about positive choices. At least one of her teachers state that she keeps them on task. Esperanza literally means HOPE and she gives MVHS hope for the future. Thank you Esperanza.
Andrew Madrigal is a pleasure to have in class, a fierce friend, an athlete that does not give up and an all out joy to be around. He is a consistent student that may take a little extra time to answer the question or finish the assignment. This is only because he has a high standard for himself and does not waver in his persistence to do the best that he can! It is an honor to have him represent the 10th grade male for our department this year!
Principals Award and Bulldog Strong
As a campus this year, we have collectively worked to honor students who demonstrate the “Bulldog Way”
These characteristics include
Grit and Determination
Compassion and Respect
Honesty and Authenticity
Engagement and Learning
These individual represent these characteristics in their attention to studies, participation in all aspects of Mount Vernon High School life, such as music, the arts and athletics as well as being models of what makes Mount Vernon High School great.
Honor Roll Awardees
These students have earned and maintained a 3.2 GPA or higher throughout the last 3 semesters at Mount Vernon High School
CORPUZ, ALLISON RAE
DE LA FUENTE, KALYSSA
DE LA ROSA-JARAMILLO, ADRIAN
GARCIA, KAYE ASHLEY
OCAMPO-AGUILAR, MARIA GUADALUP
PINEDA, KHEN HENRY
STOWELL, ELIANNA OLESIA