Jordyn Collie '23: 2022 School Winner of the Heisman High School Scholarship

Michelle H. Daino
The Heisman Trophy Trust announced that Jordyn Collie '23 has been named a 2022 School Winner for the Heisman High School Scholarship. She was selected from an applicant pool of thousands of high school scholar-athletes graduating with the Class of 2023.

“Receiving this scholarship will help to offset some of the cost associated with attending a top-ranked institution as I pursue my goal of becoming involved in the health services medical field,” said Jordyn. “As a student-athlete, I wanted to be associated with a program that recognizes exceptional ability and encourages integrity and community responsibility.”
“Maybe it stems from my Christian upbringing, but I can’t think of a better way to serve but through helping those in need,” Jordyn continued. “I have always found classes like biology and human anatomy fascinating because there is still a vast amount that is still unknown to us. The search for the causes of diseases and their cures is at the forefront of medical research. I gravitate to science because it is grounded in the search for truth, plain and simple.”
At the Mount, Jordyn is a Team Leader in Varsity Cross Country and Varsity Winter & Spring Track. She is a member of the National English Honor Society, Future Medical Professions Club, Society of Women Engineers Club, and she serves as a New Jersey Regional Leadership Council Officer for Operation Smile. Jordyn also volunteers at the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home, and she is a state-licensed CPR AED technician.
Cross Country/Winter/Spring Track Coach, Andre Bridgett, said, “Jordyn has fully embraced the attitude that you are what you believe.  She wanted to know what she could do to get better with the sport.  I expressed to her that what you perceive and believe is what you will achieve. Jordyn has trusted the process and is enjoying the fruits of her labor.”
When Jordyn reflected on her accomplishments at Mount Saint Mary since her freshman year, she cited:
  • First Place Oratorical Declamation Grand Tournament for Public Speaking (Paterson Diocesan Forensic League) - * qualified for the Grand National Tournament.
  • NJ Regional Leadership Council Officer for Operation Smile
  • International Student Leadership Conference with Operation Smile
  • Senior Summer Scholar recipient
  • Certificate of Award in Recognition of Honorable Achievement in Conceptual Physics
  • Certificate of Award in Recognition of Honorable Achievement in Biology
  • Scholarship Award Certificate in Recognition of Outstanding Achievement in Music Fundamentals
  • Outdoor Track Coaches 2022 Recipient
  • 2022 Skyland All-Conference Division Team athlete (400m)
  • First Place at the Six Flags Wild Safari JV 5K Invitational
  • Volunteer at Community Food Bank during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Attendee at the Mercy Girl Effect Leadership Training Conference
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