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Rebecca Turner Academy student earns scholarship from VFW

Rebecca Turner Academy student earns scholarship from VFW

Alicia Barton, an 11th grade student at Rebecca Turner Academy, is receiving a $500 scholarship from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 596. She won the Voices of Democracy Essay Contest and will be honored at the VFW Scholarship Banquet on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at the VFW Post in Mount Vernon.  

Alicia was recognized for her achievement and read her essay at the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, March 19. She wrote about the continuous process of democracy and its basis on the fundamental rights and freedoms of the people. 

She also wrote about the pillars of democracy that keep it strong, such as the rule of law and the peaceful transition of power. She explained that there are still ways that we can strengthen our democracy, which is never perfect. 

“I want to thank my Principal Mr. (Troy) Newbey, my teacher Ms. (Sheba) Serna, Mr. (Ralph) Burts, my parents and many others for their support and for encouraging me,” said Alicia. 

RTA - Student, teachers and VFW members
Students outside looking at eclipse.

Students in Rebecca Turner Academy’s Pre-K were excited and engaged in their learning about the solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024. They made models to learn about how the sun, moon and earth move, and how certain conditions would create a solar eclipse over Mount Vernon. Students furthered their learning by using solar eclipse glasses to look at the sun and make observations.

RTA - Student, teachers and VFW members

Alicia Barton, an 11th grade student at Rebecca Turner Academy, is receiving a $500 scholarship from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 596. She won the Voices of Democracy Essay Contest and will be honored at the VFW Scholarship Banquet on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at the VFW Post in Mount Vernon.  

A group of students and teachers outside Rebecca Turner Elementary School.

Rebecca Turner Elementary School hosted Field Day on Monday, June 12, 2023. Students moved about stations and enjoyed ice pops, water, games, face-painting and a bouncy house!

Families walking to get food

Rebecca Turner Elementary School hosted its Spring in Bloom Dance on Thursday, April 27, 2023. The dance was a celebration of Autism Awareness Month.

Adult playing math games with students

Rebecca Turner Elementary School held its second family math night of the school year on Wednesday, March 29, 2023. The event was organized by Tania Galin, parent liaison for RTES, and the other parent liaisons.