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Mount Vernon Hosts Life after High School Expo

More than a dozen businesses, colleges, public safety, trade union and military representatives participated in “Life after High School Expo” at Mount Vernon High School on Tuesday, March 19. The representatives set up tables outside of the high school cafeteria during all the lunch periods and were available to answer questions about career opportunities, education and training.

The event was organized by Mount Vernon High School career specialist Audrey Jones.

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Mount Vernon High School career specialist Audrey Jones answers questions from Jamie Anderson.

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Regina Sanders from Northern Virginia Community College helps senior Walton Williams sign up for class placement tests for his first quarter at NOVA. Sanders spends a day a week at the high school working with seniors who will attend NOVA after graduation.

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Christina Wagner, Cydney Rudolf, Cynthia Foulke and Jamie Anderson compare notes at the Expo.

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U.S. Marine Sgt. Corey J. Quill talks with a group of students about life in the Marine Corps.

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U.S. Marine Sgt. Corey J. Quill, U.S. Navy Petty Officer Barry Massey, Shreyas Kumbhar and Trey Eden and fellow Mount Vernon schoolmates pose for a photo at the Expo.

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Old Dominion University representative Brittany Jones answers questions from student Andy Ness.

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Nora Elshiekh asks Stratford University marketing liaison Ernest Lissabet about the degrees available at the school.

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International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers journeyman lineman Donald R. Atkins explains the apprenticeship program that the union offers to students coming out of high school. For more information on the program visit www.albat.org