Georgian Court University (GCU) in Lakewood presented its Distinguished Alumni Award to Sister Lisa D. Gambacorto, RSM, Ed. S., the Directress of Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung since 2000. Sister Lisa, a 1984 graduate of GCU, received her award on Sunday, October 1, 2017 during the Alumni Awards Brunch Program, the culminating event of the university’s reunion and homecoming activities.
During Mercy Week, the Mount Saint Mary Academy community recognized the Mercy Core Values and the Sisters of Mercy's Critical Concerns with a variety of unique activities. Freshmen offered presentations to Sisters of Mercy (including S. Lisa D. Gambacorto and S. Mary Jo Kearns) about the life of Catherine McAuley (the founder of the Sisters of Mercy), as well as the Mercy Core Values and Critical Concerns.
Sofia Santos, Director of Student Services at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, announced the names of students who have been named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSC).
Isabelle Rojas '18 was named the National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) Scholar. The NHRP is an academic competition established to honor scholastically talented Hispanic high school students. Of the 1.6 million high school students who took the PSAT, approximately 2.5 percent of top-scoring Hispanic and Latino test-takers are recognized by the program.
The names of Mount Saint Mary Academy students who have earned AP Scholar designation were announced on September 28 during a special installation ceremony of school leaders in the chapel of the campus in Watchung by Ms. Sofia Santos, Director of Student Services.