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Congratulations 2024 MVHS Graduates!

Congratulations 2024 MVHS Graduates!

The 2023-2024 school year has reached its end and the Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) class of 2024 graduates celebrated with an outdoor commencement ceremony at the Hancock Health stadium. The graduates, consisting of 351 students, made the traditional walk across the stage to receive their diplomas from Superintendent Dr. Jack Parker. Administrators and the School Board of Trustees congratulated each graduate for their hard work and dedication.


Highlights of the evening included the prelude and National Anthem played by the Mt. Vernon High School band under the direction of Dr. Kathryn Spangler. The MVHS band and choir played a musical selection, followed by the opening remarks from MVHS Assistant Principals, Mrs. Anita Glaze and Mr. Stan Wilkison. MVHS Principal, Mrs. Brooke Tharp, expressed her appreciation for the students’ determination and commitment in achieving this milestone. 

The salutatory address was given by Seth Woolsten and the valedictory address was given by Cameron Sullivan. The top academic students and senior class officers received their diplomas first, followed by the rest of their classmates in alphabetical order. 

The top 15 in the Class of 2024 were:

Cameron Sullivan

Seth Woolsten


Dylan Anderson 

Penelope Dearth 

Sophia Maxwell

Kalin Walpe 

Misha Patel

Elise Gawrys

Daniel Barnes

Kristen Beaty 

Annelise Hiner

Adam Benz

Jebediah Lottes


Lilian Wong

Emma Gasiorek

Class officers included Micheal Shearer, Misha Patel, Katie Bowsher, and Isaiah Njau. 

Superintendent Dr. Jack Parker gave the final farewell, followed by the senior student class recessional. Staff from all grade levels and schools were in attendance and created a tunnel that the graduates walked through as they exited the field. 

Congratulations Class of 2024 for all your accomplishments and hard work. May your future be filled with joy and endless opportunities and success! 

Watch a highlight video below followed by the full Mt. Vernon High School Graduation Ceremony.