West Point STEM Opportunity comes to MVHS!

April 25, 2022

On Friday, April 22, students from Mount Vernon High School and Whitman Middle School had the opportunity to participate in a free Leadership Ethics and Diversity in STEM (LEADS) conference sponsored by West Point and the Chick-fil-a Foundation.  

During this full day conference our students participated in workshops led by West Point and Howard University ROTC Cadets. In addition to the fun and engaging workshops our students and staff received words of welcome, inspiration and had the opportunity to interact with several distinguished guests and presenters. 

Below is a list of a few guests who supported the event:

  • Mr. Joe Alexander, Senior Executive Service, Army Research Lab, DEVCOM 
  • 1LT Simone Askew is a Rhode Scholar and First African American Woman First Captain for the US Corps of Cadets
  • Major Karl Davis,  Major Carlton Jones and Dr. Anelyn Purifoy
  • Dr. Debra Yourick, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) 
  • 1LT Nailah King, West Point Admissions
  • LTG-R Leslie Smith, : LMI Board of Directors and former Inspector General of the US Army