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WHS Alumni Spotlight: Mark Rembert, Class of 2003

Posted on: November 4, 2021
Mark Rembert and his wife April

Our WHS Alumni Spotlight is on Mark Rembert, Class of 2003. While in high school Mark participated in newspaper, theatre, cross-country, track, tennis, War of Wits, and History Club.

 

Mark’s favorite memories were of working with Mr. Haines (theatre) and Mr. Coates (newspaper). His most memorable moments at WHS were centered around working with his friends and classmates to create something that impacted the community. He shared that those experiences stretched his creativity, forced him to learn new things on his own, take responsibility, and gave him the confidence to jump into new experiences.

 

After graduation from WHS in 2003, Mark attended Haverford College and studied Economics. He spent a number of years back in his home town of Wilmington and co-founded Energize Clinton County with fellow WHS Alum Taylor Stuckert. ECC was created to lead community based economic development following the loss of the region's largest employer. He now works as an economist for a national non-profit organization called the Center on Rural Innovation (CORI). At CORI, they work with rural communities across the country to create jobs and wealth through tech-based economic development, supporting rural tech startups and digital workforce development. 

 

Mark’s advice to current WHS students is to “Learn how to learn on your own! It is one of the most valuable skills you can develop.”  His great advice echoes what we hope to instill in all our students - the skill and desire and to be a lifelong learner.

 

Mark and his wife April live in Boston, MA with their rabbit Soybean. Aside from work, they hike, watch detective shows, play video games, and read about economics, philosophy, and US history. We wish all the best for Mark and April (and Soybean, too)!  #CanePride #CaneConnectedCommunity