November 11, 2015
From left, Mount Vernon sophomore Victor Merriweather, Carla Moss (Mount Vernon class of 1989 and a U.S. Army veteran), interim principal Esther J. Manns and Senior Marine Instructor Col. Caroline Simkins-Mullins (U.S. Marine Corps ret.) celebrate Veterans Day and the birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps on Nov. 11.
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Mount Vernon High School senior Elisa Solomon is a Cadet Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps at her school. She’s also a poet. The young officer stood at the podium in the center of the school’s Michael M. Skinner Field House on Veterans Day, Nov. 11 and read her original work “The Superheroes.”