Student Ambassador Leaders

No one can tell the story of MVS better than our current students. Our student ambassadors take the lead on tours, events, open houses and other community activities. These five seniors and our eternal student Marti the Ram lead dozens of student ambassadors. Hear their stories.


Lauren's Story

My name is Lauren Imbody, and I am one of the Miami Valley School’s Student Ambassador Leaders. I live in Beavercreek and started attending MVS in EC 4. During my time at MVS, I have participated in multiple clubs and sports in addition to Student Ambassadors. Specifically, I played tennis during my freshman and sophomore year and am currently the co-president of the upper school’s Student Government and the head of the Red Cross club. My favorite thing about MVS is the Immersion program because it allows students to focus on different areas of study that spark their individual interests. Personally, I will never forget the unique experiences and memories I have gained through the Immersion program.

My favorite thing about MVS is Immersion because it allows students to focus on different areas of study that spark their individual interests.


Jessica's Story

Hello my name is Jessica! I currently live in Centerville, and I've been a student here ever since the 5th grade. I've found many things to love about MVS throughout the years, including the passionate teachers and the wide variety of elective choices in the Upper School, but I have to say that my favorite thing would be the incredibly supportive community. The people who surround me here at MVS are constantly inspiring and pushing me to try new things and get involved in new activities. Here, it's cool to be passionately curious about something, to ask questions, get involved, and learn more. The variety of club and athletic options here has really helped me make the best of it, and I've involved myself in lots of club activities, including Green Club, Diversity Club, and Student Ambassadors (of course!). I also play lacrosse, swim for MVS's varsity swim team, and just this past year was recognized for the National Merit award through the College Board. I'm incredibly proud to call MVS my school, I hope that you give it the chance to become yours too!

Here, it's cool to be passionately curious about something, to ask questions, get involved, and learn more.


Charlie's Story

I started at MVS in the EC. I live in downtown Dayton. I have play Varsity Soccer, Basketball, and Lacrosse. I also help out with with the Track and Cross Country team. I am the President and co-Founder of the Armed Forces Interest Club, as well as co-President of Math Competitions Club and Model UN. I received the Ram Award for basketball last year. I have received national or presidential awards for the presidential fitness test every year since 7th grade.

The thing I love most about MVS is the independence and freedom it provides for the students. I believe with the offerings at MVS, a student could achieve whatever they wish to do in life. I also love the encouraging atmosphere and the "you can do it" feel of the school.

I love the independence, the encouraging atmosphere, and the "you can do it" feel of the school.


Shania's Story

Hello prospective students and families! My name is Shania Patel and I'm currently a senior here at MVS. I live in Centerville and have been going here since I moved to Ohio in first grade. I've cultivated an enormous cultural background, progressed in a rigorous academic path, and created long lasting relationships.

It's the history with the school that makes the lower school swings my favorite place to go in the school. From there I can see the lily pond in which we looked at the water under microscopes in lower school. I can see how the Z lab has grown from the seeds my grade planted in middle school to the overflowing greenery it is now. Lastly I like how it overlooks the new entrance and library which have been added my senior year.

In addition to student ambassadors I get the unique opportunity to represent the student body as student government co-president. Through this I'm able to create a link between the administration and students. With another senior we co-founded Amnesty International Club at MVS which fights for prisoners of conscience all around the globe. Right now we are preparing for the annual write for rights campaign which is coming up in December. I've also taken part in lacrosse for 3 years and am excited to lead senior year!
Currently seniors are focused on the college application and admissions process. Several colleges send representatives on campus for information students for students. Recently one of the visiting admissions officers asked us what makes us different from other high school students. By the end of the meeting it was clear to her that we could talk more about our experiences than any other group of students she had visited. We're unique in the way that each of us have had diverse experiences such as piranha fishing in the pouring rain with nothing more than a stick and hook on the Amazon river or getting to speak at the TEDx Dayton conference.

I've cultivated an enormous cultural background, progressed in a rigorous academic path, and created long lasting relationships.


Zoe's Story

Welcome to MVS! My name is Zoe Waldman and I started at MVS in 6th grade. I live in Vandalia, so I-75 is like a second home - but MVS is definitely worth the drive. My old school did not offer clubs and sports, so I enjoy taking advantage of the wide range of extra-curricular activities MVS has to offer, such as: tennis, model United Nations club, and student government. All MVS teachers are passionate about their respective subjects and invoke interesting discussion and respect within the classroom. The attitude of the students, who are eager to learn creates the ideal environment. My favorite part about MVS is definitely the people that make up our school. MVS really is a community, full of school spirit, compassionate teachers, and supportive students.


All MVS teachers are passionate about their respective subjects and invoke interesting discussion and respect within the classroom.


Marti's Story

Hi, I'm Marti the Ram and as the school's first student ambassador I can tell you the real history of the school. We've been around since 1964 and I've seen so much change and all for the better. The great news is when I first came to the Marti School, as MVS was once called in the early 60's, we celebrated the core values then that we still honor today. We believed in educating students in small classroom environments, with experiential learning happening, all while understanding the needs and aspirations of the individual child. We have changed with the times, but building character never goes out of style. Challenging students by asking deeper questions is still valued, and let's not forget all the fun we have every day! I hope you'll introduce yourself on your next campus visit. We have much to talk about!

Challenging students by asking deeper questions is still valued, and let's not forget all the fun we have every day!

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