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Our Founders

We thank these women who began a foundation which to date has given over $400,000.00 dollars to deserving students in scholarships to help their dreams of higher education come true!

Their legacy of hope has directly impacted hundreds of lives for the better and we are honored to continue doing their good work, with the generous support of others.

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Clara Sprouse

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Frances Leander

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Kathryn Hammer-Heron

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

William Butler Yeats

Our Mission

The Mount Vernon High School Scholarship Foundation was formed in 1984 by members of the MVHS class of 1934 during their 50th class reunion. They wanted to honor and pay tribute to graduates of Mount Vernon High School by helping students further their post-high school education, whether at a four-year university, a vocational/technical school, or a community college.

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Our Mission
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Our Board Members

President: Roger Valentine - 1974

Treasurer: Peter Swanson - 1966


Chris Cammock - 1984

Jeff Nelson - 1996

Ann Nardo - 1967

Joop DeJonge - 1966

Torey Swanson - 1994

Karen Krub - 1987

Andrea Chavez-Reyes - GED 1995

Brent Thompson - 1993

Mike Munro - 1990

Azucena Rodriguez - 2013

Jennifer Silves - 1990

Kyle Kingshott - 2000

Wayne Jones - 2001

Behr Ibarra - 2003

Jenna Moores - 2015

Education is the best provision for life's journey.


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