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Martha Byrne Named National Merit Finalist

Mount Saint Mary Academy senior, Martha Byrne '21, has been named a National Merit Finalist by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), according to Sofia Santos, Director of Student Services. She was chosen out of 16,000 Semifinalists named in September 2020. Martha will be considered for the National Merit Scholarship.

Hannah Cherry Qualifies for Equestrian Championships

On Saturday, February 27, Mount senior, Hannah Cherry '21, will participate in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Regional Championships. As a member and Co-Captain of the True Heart Equestrian Team that Mount Saint Mary Academy has collaborated with for the MSMA Equestrian Club Team, Hannah competed in five horse shows (the maximum allowed) and earned qualifying points to attend the IEA Regional Championships.

Ankita Mallik '23, Taryn Murphy '23 Named Triple Octofinalists in Tournament

Mount Saint Mary Academy sophomores Ankita Mallik '23 and Taryn Murphy '23 competed virtually in the 47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament  from Friday, February 12 to Monday, February 15th.  

"This is the biggest speech and debate tournament, as schools compete nationally and internationally," said Ankita. "Taryn and I placed as Triple Octofinalists, coming as the top 60, out of 237 teams in the Public Forum Debate Novice Division."

Mr. Shellhammer Named Mid-Season Coach of the Year

Congratulations to Mount Saint Mary Academy Varsity Basketball Coach Ryan Shellhammer! He was named a midseason Coach of the Year on NJ.com's mid-season awards list. Mr. Shellhammer is also approaching his 100th win at the Mount and should hit it at some point before the end of the season.

Winter Coat Drive for St. Ann's in Newark Was Successful

The members of the H.O.P.E. Club, the Peer Ministry program and the Student Council are grateful for your participation in the winter Coat Drive. As you can see from the pictures we were able to donate pounds and pounds of items to the Saint Ann's Franciscan Soup Kitchen in Newark.