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Meet the Vernon Vocals

by Miller Woodall, Class of 2023 In the Upper School, clubs and extracurricular activities are an important aspect of Mount Vernon’s student life. Vernon Vocals, an a capella singing club created by Emmy Schaffer (Class of 2017) and Matthew Neylon in 2015, has been brought back this year by student… Read More »Meet the Vernon Vocals

Student Spotlight: Jalen Hagans

Seventh-grader, Jalen Hagans, has been nurturing his passion for dance since he was a toddler. His love for dance flows as naturally as his love for music and stage performance. When he was seven, he discovered a dancer named Kida while watching So You Think You Can Dance: The Next… Read More »Student Spotlight: Jalen Hagans

Little Women

by Grace Gilmour, Class of 2023 “I think it’s going to be really good, you know? I think everyone in the cast is really ‘gonna bond and be friends.” This is a quote from Abby Stanford, a seventh-grader, who will be playing Amy March in Mount Vernon’s upcoming production of… Read More »Little Women

November 2021 | Puffs

Directed By Spencer Stephens Puffs, or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic is a 2015 original play by New York-based playwright Matt Cox. The Middle School Theatre Department will stage the one-act version of the play for “Young Wizards” and our students are excited… Read More »November 2021 | Puffs

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Volunteer with a Friend

One of the things I enjoyed last year was the time I got to spend with friends on socially distant walks through our neighborhoods or chatting over coffee via Zoom. I think one thing the pandemic has made us all realize is how important the people in our lives are… Read More »Volunteer with a Friend

Student Spotlight: Winsten Chiu

Mount Vernon fifth-grader Winsten Chiu sets his sights on excellence in choral music as a member of the Georgia Boys Choir. Winsten expressed interest in music when the Georgia Boys Choir came to Mount Vernon to audition students in 2017. Winsten quickly discovered that he loved being a member of the… Read More »Student Spotlight: Winsten Chiu

Previews: Laugh Out Loud Comedy

at Upper and Middle School Fall Shows by William Nix, Class of 2023 The One Act Play That Goes Wrong As some might say, “the show must go on.” Well, in The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong, that is exactly what happens. The MV Allstars have been working tirelessly since… Read More »Previews: Laugh Out Loud Comedy

The Mount Vernon Film Crew

By Michael Barwood, Class of 2022 On September 23, 13 Mount Vernon students embarked on a journey to create a short film within 72 hours, participating in a 72 Hour Film Fest. Scriptwriters stayed late after school Friday writing the script, working with the given prompt, “The Interpretation and Re-Creation… Read More »The Mount Vernon Film Crew

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