Congrats to Chisom Ike, Winner of the Essex County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Competition


The NPS community couldn't be any PROUDER as we announce Chisom Ike, as the official WINNER of the Essex County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Competition.

The competition, held on Saturday, January 16, 2021 by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated and their Alpha Alpha Lambda Scholarship & Educational Foundation asked students to give a speech on Dr. King's "Perspective on the World Today".

Chisom Ike & MD Chowdbury of Mount Vernon School, both took home prizes with Chisom as the Winner and MD earning an honorable mention.

"This was truly an inspiring and extraordinary event. These young men represented Mt. Vernon very well. The hard work and dedication they put into their speeches and delivery was AMAZING and you could see it today.

But I know they would not have been able to do this on their own. A HUGE SHOUT to MS. JOHNSON! I know every teacher that these students sat in front of throughout their time at Mt. Vernon has contributed to this day. Ms. Johnson thank you for working with these young men and ensuring that they showed everyone how great they are! I know it was not an easy task especially virtually but all I can say is....JOB WELL DONE!"

Principal Findley-Browne

  • MD will receive $250.00 and a medal.
  • Chisom will receive $600, a chromebook and a trophy.