Mount Vernon Academy Eagle Gets a Face-Lift
The Mount Vernon eagle, perched on the globe just outside of the administration building, is getting a face-lift this fall. The eagle was a gift from Albert and Thelma Moore of Columbus, Ohio, in 1935. It originally topped the Mason Monumental Works building in Columbus. The eagle is a source of pride for Mount Vernon Academy alumni. However, it was suffering from years of exposure and in bad need of repair.
Janesta Walker, vice principal and art teacher, along with the help of Dan Kittle, principal, washed, sanded and primed the sculpture and gave it a fresh coat of paint. Although it is a work in progress, students, staff and alumni have expressed gratitude for the restoration of this symbol of the school they love.