MVA Mathlympic

MVA Earns First Place in Mathlympics

MVA Earns First Place in Mathlympics Eleven teams representing high schools in Lake and Sumter Counties participated in the annual ‘Mathlympics’ math competition, hosted virtually this year, by Lake-Sumter State College. Montverde Academy’s Math Club participated with two teams competing. Team 1 consisted of Hanh (Lucy) Nguyen, Duoshan (Michael) Zhang, CJ Hamlin, and Mateus Mayer; [...]
Marine Bio

Marine Biology Class Focuses on Manatees

Marine Biology Class Focuses on Manatees Living in Florida, nearly everyone is familiar with manatees – slow-moving marine mammals that are often found in rivers, estuaries, canals, and coastal areas where seagrass or freshwater vegetation flourish. Because they don’t like cold water, Florida is their home in winter months as our waters in places like [...]

STEM SAC APEX Project Presentation

STEM SAC APEX Project Presentation Seniors in a Subject Area Concentration (SAC) produce an APEX project to fulfill the final requirements of receiving a SAC diploma in the STEM BioMed area. Students begin thinking about this project in their junior year and at the beginning of their senior year, narrow the focus. “I encourage students [...]

MVA Junior Accepted into National Youth Leadership Forum

MVA Junior Accepted into National Youth Leadership Forum Diana Sanchez, in her third year at MVA, was accepted into the National Youth Leadership Forum: Medicine Program. The NYLF is a nine-day program hosted at different universities across the country that provides students interested in the medical fields a chance to step into the shoes (and [...]
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Middle School Student Accepted to National Youth Leadership Forum

Middle School Student Accepted to National Youth Leadership Forum Ava Babington, an eighth-grade student, was accepted into the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF) - National Security, Diplomacy, Intelligence and Defense Program. The six-day program is hosted at University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland, during which students have a unique opportunity to talk directly with [...]

NASA’s Rover Perseverance Arrives at Mars

NASA’s Rover Perseverance Arrives at Mars Today, NASA’s Perseverance rover will arrive on the planet Mars! It has travelled nearly 300 million miles since its launch on July 30, 2020 and will seek signs of ancient life, collect samples and hopefully return to Earth so we may get a better understanding of the planets, as [...]

Upper School Robotics Team Qualifies for State Competition

Upper School Robotics Team Qualifies for State Competition MVA Team 19122A qualified for the 2020-21 State Championship. Team members: Jathin G, Ben G, Trevor M, and Connor M won the Excellence Award, the highest judged award given, at their first tournament of the season. The State-level competition delayed offering invitations due to the uncertainty COVID-19 [...]