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Mount Vernon STEAM Academy staff participate in team building

Mount Vernon STEAM Academy staff participate in team building

The excitement of the new school year at Mount Vernon STEAM Academy kicked off with a dynamic team-building activity. In this engaging activity, educators took on a STEAM Challenge on Tuesday, September 5, 2023.

This creative endeavor required them to work together in groups to build a truss bridge using spaghetti and marshmallows in 20 minutes. The challenge fostered camaraderie and showcased the core principles of STEM education, emphasizing the vital 4 Cs: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. Through this hands-on experience, teachers bonded as a team and set a spirited tone for the academic year ahead. 

Dr. Beverley Jones speaking to teachers
Teachers working on truss bridge
Final Truss Bridge
Teachers building Truss bridge
Teachers working on their bridge
Teachers building bridges
Teachers working on a truss bridge with marshmallows and sticks
Senior Rayanu Adam wearing a Cornell sweatshirt.

Rayanu Adam, Senior at Mount Vernon STEAM Academy, received the Gates Scholarship, a last-dollar scholarship that will cover the entire four years of college, including tuition, books, room, and board. This prestigious scholarship is only presented to 300 students per year. Rayanu will be attending Cornell University in the Fall of 2023 and plans to major in electrical engineering with a minor in robotics.  

5 students working on dissecting a heart

The Mount Vernon STEAM Academy's Principles of Biomedical Science classes participated in authentic, hands-on dissections this spring orchestrated by Mr. TJ Pufahl, biology teacher at STEAM. 

Group phot in college shirts

On Friday, May 5, 2023, Mount Vernon STEAM Academy celebrated College Signing Day by inviting graduating seniors and teaching staff to wear their college gear to school. Teachers also took time during their lessons to discuss their college experience with students.