A record 30 Mounties turned up for the first Girls Who Code Club meeting last month, proving what founding members Claire Waldron ’19 and Luna Cortelezzi ’19 have long believed – Coding isn’t just for boys.
Tuesday night's Mercy Guild meeting was a "great evening of fellowship, celebrating the Christmas season together and, of course, the Mercy Guild coming together for what we do best - another service project," said Mercy Guild President Linda Eckert.
What began as a simple game of catch turned into an impression of a lifetime.
From November 22 to December 2, Rose Doherty’s world transformed from that of a senior at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung to an Operation Smile medical mission trip attendee in Safi, Morocco where she befriended a 13-year-old boy as he prepared for his cleft palate revision surgery.
It was her first day attending medical screenings when Rose met the young boy, throwing a pink ball to him as the game of catch began. Five days later, the night before his surgery, she visited the hospital to see him.
On the afternoon of December 8, one of the Mount's favorite traditions - the Christmas Tree Blessing - was held in Chapel on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Preceding another popular tradition - the Grandparent Tea - the tree was blessed by Directress Sister Lisa D. Gambacorto, RSM, Ed.S., and Reverend William Morris.
Members of the Mount Saint Mary Academy community stepped up efforts to help others in a big way this Christmas season with donations of bundles of children's toys and gift cards to aid those in need at Project PAUL in Keansburg.