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MVHS English Department Earns $1,000 Grant

English Class Visiting the IMA

The Mt. Vernon High School English department recently earned a $1,000 grant that provides the school with the opportunity to offer high school students several activities connected with Frankenstein. Some of the activities include book discussions, young adult reading series, and horror and science fiction creative writing workshops.


Mt. Vernon High School English teacher, Jennifer Sherbak, and Librarian, Alyson Zelencik, applied for the grant last spring and were one of 62 organizatEnglish class visiting the IMAions that received the award for the 2017-2018 school year. In addition to the activities listed above, the Frankenstein Community Reads Grant also allows for the English 9 Honors classes to go to the Indianapolis Museum of Art to complete an art integration project in connection with their study of the novel.


“Frankenstein” is a book that was written by Mary Shelley in 1818. It is about a scientist who created a monstrous creature through one of his scientific experiments and was terrified by his creation. It is a book that teaches about right and wrong and how people should treat one another with kindness and respect. It is very beneficial for students to read and learn about such an important book in history.


Students are getting to learn hands on and are now able to dive deeper into “Frankenstein” and the valuable lessons it provides. The Mt. Vernon English Department is developing beneficial opportunities to give students the best learning experiences possible.

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