As we open the 2021-2022 school year at Mount Vernon, a new group of students has moved into the role as leaders on campus – our senior class. This year, the School will celebrate and honor its largest senior class to date, with 117 students set to walk across the stage in May when they accept their diplomas.
In addition to being the largest class, they also have a record number of Colt Club members. 28 seniors have been at Mount Vernon since Kindergarten/Preschool. Cole Allison, Will Allison, Sydney Carroll, Kate Christian, Spencer Corley, Luke Barnes, Rose Dodder, Mason Dove, Lexi Elias, Hannah Green, Maddie Hayes, William House, Allison Jones, Landry Kruep, Tyler Long, Michael Lotz, Sara McLeod, Vincent Mercer, Jack Mette, Jack Mitcham, Cooper Patnode, Tyler Robinson, Ty Ross, Lauren Roush, James Shanks, Kendall Slayden, Austin Taylor, Ryan Weber are Mustangs through and through. They share their first year as Mustangs with Dr. Brett Jacobsen – the year he came to the School.
This class is composed of award-winning filmmakers, Odyssey of the Mind World Champions, and hard workers holding jobs at Trader Joes, golf clubs, Publix, and museums, working as babysitters and lifeguards, and more.
They are musicians. Many play in bands that are seen all across Atlanta. They are athletes, with a total 27 seniors leading the way on the Varsity Football Team, a team that only had 30 total players in 2015.
While this class gives Mount Vernon plenty to celebrate, so do their parents.
This special group of Mustang families linked arms early on and helped support the school with their time, talents, and treasures, leading the School through the past two capital campaigns, paving the way for those who came behind them.
These parents include past MV Fund Chairs and Ambassadors, Capital Campaign Chairs and Ambassadors, Mustang Athletic Club (previously Booster Club) Chairs, a Varsity Football Coordinator, involved members of the Mount Vernon Parent Network (previously the Mount Vernon Parents Association), and already engaged members of the MV alumni community.
As we move through this year, the School is eager to celebrate all that this group will continue to accomplish. Be sure to follow #mvpins on Twitter @futuresofmv2022 on Instagram to see where these Mustangs apply, are accepted to, and commit for their home after Mount Vernon.