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Mount Vernon STEAM Academy holds spring college fair

Mount Vernon STEAM Academy holds spring college fair

College seals and colors lined the Mount Vernon STEAM Academy gymnasium, as the school hosted its spring college fair on Friday, March 22, 2024. Students spoke to representatives from approximately 40 colleges, universities, trade schools and United State Military branches. 

Students speaking with someone from a college.

Students were given papers to fill out noting which schools offered their majors and other things they were looking for in a college such as class size and career assistance. 

"We hope that all the students who are coming to the college fair can see their future before them and that they can see themselves represented in the different colleges,” said Sabrina Payne, school counselor at STEAM. “We want them to definitely see that everything is in their grasp and that they have these opportunities.” 

Students at different stages of the college application process spoke with each college’s representatives to find the best fit. Ninth grade students began their college search, while students further along gathered information to narrow down their choices.  

“I came here to look for a college so I can be a vet when I get older, because I want to work with animals,” said Ariel Williams, 11th grade student at STEAM. “I want to find a college that will help me pursue my vet career. I’m not sure which one yet, so I’m looking around, and I think this could possibly help me.” 

Students speaking to college representatives.
Students speaking to college representatives.
Students speaking to people from colleges.
Guidance counselors at the job fair
Student filling out form for college.
Students walking around the college fair.
Students speaking to man from a college.
Student speaking to someone from a college.
Margaret Djamongue's senior portrait.

Margaret Djamongue, a senior at Mount Vernon STEAM Academy, has been excelling academically since her freshman year and has continuously made principal honor roll. Currently, Margaret is a part of the Smart Scholar program, a program through Mercy University that allows students to earn college credits while in high school. 

Students looking at resources from a college.

College seals and colors lined the Mount Vernon STEAM Academy gymnasium, as the school hosted its spring college fair on Friday, March 22, 2024. Students spoke to representatives from approximately 40 colleges, universities, trade schools and United State Military branches. 

Iniesta holding the Section One basketball plaque

Iniesta Williams is a student-athlete at Mount Vernon STEAM Academy who has an outstanding academic track-record and was a captain of the soccer team. Iniesta is a member of the District's first cohort of Smart Scholars, an early college high school program that allows students to receive college credit.  

Group shot of teachers and administrators.

Neon lights lit up the computers in the Mount Vernon STEAM Academy esports arena, as a ribbon hung between two gaming chairs for the esports program's ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, December 18, 2023.