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May 2017

Our bi-monthly series of Q&A interviews with members of our school community concludes with a profile about Mr. Robert Martinez, President of the Mount Saint Mary Academy Fathers Club, and the father of Cathryn Martinez '17 and Sarah Martinez '20.
On May 15, female finance executives from Wells Fargo, HSBC, and Credit Suisse hosted 10 Mount Saint Mary Academy students at the Wells Fargo headquarters in New York City for a panel discussion on careers in the finance industry.
Lauren Clouser '18 and Elizabeth (Ellie) Dekker '19 earned grants to study in Italy this July for 12 days from IACE (Italian American Committee on Education).
Gianna Distefano '17, Fiona Hadley '19, and Mairead Higgins '17 - members of the Mount Saint Mary Academy Quality of Life Team - will be recognized for their proposal regarding the vagaries in reporting requirements for sexual assaults on college campuses, according to Ms. Kathleen Brennan, Department of Mathematics Chair.
According to Mrs. Teresa Sengel, World Language Department Chair, Laurel Doyle '17 garnered first place recognition in an essay contest sponsored by the Italian Teachers of New Jersey.
Mrs. Marion Drew, Director of Choral Music and Theater Activities, announced the following news item: "The members of the MSMA Symphonic Band and Chorale traveled once again to the Music in the Parks Festival in Allentown, Pennsylvania
On the evening of Tuesday, May 16, Mount Saint Mary Academy held its 33rd Annual Academy Awards Night in the Immaculate Conception Chapel for members of the student body, as well as faculty and staff. Academic, Special and Service Awards were distributed.
On the evening of Wednesday, May 10, the Somerset County High School Principals Association, which also operates as the Somerset County Interscholastic Athletic Association, recognized Victoria Gainey, a senior at Mount Saint Mary Academy, as one of its scholar-athletes.
Click here to read about Mrs. Linda Eckert, the President of the Mount Saint Mary Academy Mercy Guild and the mother of Victoria Eckert '18.
Early on the morning of May 1, Mrs. Marion Drew, Director of Choral Music & Theater at Mount Saint Mary Academy, asked seven of her Chorale students to huddle together in the choir room for some big news. As Caroline Coey, Michelle Colman, Alexandra Gomes, Kelly Meade, Sydney Nigro, Abby (Abigail) Varker and Sarah Wiggins gathered closer, the announcement came – all seven girls who auditioned last weekend for the New Jersey All-State Chorus were accepted. Caroline Coey received the best score among the group.
Click here to read about Brenna McGahan '19, a sophomore who has helped rebuild lives by building homes through the organization "From Houses to Home."
Congratulations to the Spanish students from Mount Saint Mary Academy who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2017 National Spanish Examinations.
Ms. Jennifer Larson, Latin and Classics teacher, reported that Isabel Velarde '17 has won the second prize in a national competition for high school students. The contest was sponsored by Eiodolon, an online Classics journal.
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