We are so proud of the achievements of our MSS alumni! We have much to celebrate!

December 2016

I know there has been a long silence in terms of the Alumni E-News, but I am back on board and ready to catch you up with the many wonderful things that our alumni have been doing as well as other news from MSS.

While I'm running way behind, David Dorsey (MSS 2010), is running faster than just about anyone in the Philly area. David, a junior English major at St. Joseph's in Philadelphia, was named to the 2016 Philadelphia Inquirer Men's Cross Country Academic All Area Team. To qualify for this honor, a student must excel athletically while also maintaining a 3.2 GPA and contributing to the surrounding community. Last year, David was the only sophomore named to the 2015 team!

Mother Seton School nurtures the faith of her students, supporting them as they develop into young people with strong values and clear moral standards. It is especially exciting when one of our students decides to pursue their faith as their vocation. Jacob Lyons (MSS 2012), a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish, has entered the seminary at the St. John Paul II Seminary in Washington, D.C. We are proud of Jacob and hope you will pray for him as he pursues his vocational studies.

We wake up each morning never knowing how the day will play out. On July 15, 2016, Patrick Van Der Cruyssen (MSS 2011) woke up and went to his job as a lifeguard at Cunningham Falls State Park. Hours later, he was part of a team that saved the life of a 5 year old girl who was discovered floating lifelessly in about 5 feet of water. Patrick, his co-lifeguard and two park visitors gave the girl CPR for 12 minutes, and successfully saved her life. He was honored in late August by the Maryland Park Service for his quick response and life-saving actions. Congratulations, Patrick--it's not every day that you help save someone's life!

This will be the first Christmas I celebrate without my mom. We were blessed to have her with us for 95 years, mentally alert and fully participating in life. In addition, my mother-in-law, Marge Ruthenberg, died right before Thanksgiving at age 90. We will feel the absence of these two wonderful women especially at Christmas. So this E-News I'm ending with advice that we all know, but sometimes forget to follow: make your holidays about family and faith. Merry Christmas to all, and may your New Year be filled with peace and joy.

Kate Marshall
MSS Class of 1969  

P.S. Welcome new MSS families! Even though your student isn't an MSS alum yet, we include you in this e-newsletter so that you can see how far and wide our alumni have traveled and share in their good news.
Alumni Achievements

Our recent grads continue to rack up honors and awards and it's so nice to be able to share with you their achievements. 

Congratulations to these alumni and please let us know if you have any news to share.
Lynly Meunier '06

Lynley Meunier (MSS 2006) recently received her M.S.W. from Salisbury University.
Melissa Karlheim '12

Melissa Karlheim (MSS 2012) is majoring in nutritional science at Penn State Mont Alto.
Nicholas Durski '12

Nick Durski (MSS 2012) is attending Hagerstown community college, majoring in Engineering. After completing his Associate Degree, Nick plans on transferring to a four year university to complete his Bachelor's Degree in Engineering.

Maya Swiderski '12 & Marah Williams '12 

Two MSS grads were awarded scholarships by the Emmitsburg High School Alumni Association. Maya Swiderski (MSS 2012) is attending the University of Pennsylvania with plans to become a veterinarian, and Marah Williams (MSS 2012), who is attending Towson University and is studying to be an audiologist.
National Honor Society- MSS Class of 2014

Recently, five of our alums were inducted into the Catoctin High School chapter of the National Honor Society.  
(L-R) Noah Wivell, Kim Shields, Grace Mazaleski, Edison Hatter, and Jude O'Donnell

National Math Honor Society- MSS Class of 2014

Four of our alums also became members of Mu Alpha Theta, the National Math Honor Society at Catoctin High School.

(L-R) Stephen Hochschild, Edison Hatter, Grace Mazaleski, and Noah Wivell
Prayers Needed

Tommy Laudani (MSS 2014), currently a junior at Delone High School, has been diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer known as DSRCT. Tommy is undergoing treatment at Johns Hopkins. Tommy, his older brother Bobby, and his parents have been part of the MSS community for many years. 

Please pray for them during this very challenging time, and if you would like to do something in addition to prayers, please consider donating gas cards or food cards to the family. You can contact Jen Buchheister in the MSS Advancement Office at 301-447-3165 for more info. 

We prayerfully remember the following
Kathleen Williams

Kathleen Williams, who passed on Monday, June 6th, at the remarkable age of 102. Mrs.Williams was the mother of 7 children, all of whom attended Mother Seton School or St. Euphemia's: Lois Williams Bowman (St. Euphemia 1956), Mary Williams James (MSS 1957), Patrick Williams (MSS 1962), Martin Williams Jr. (MSS 1968), Marie Williams (MSS 1968), and Richard Williams (MSS 1970), and mother-in-law of Joan Muir Williams (MSS 1971). Several of her grandchildren also attended MSS, including Lyndsey (MSS 1996), Morgan (MSS 1998), Katie Beth (MSS 2000), Stacey (2002) and Marah (2012). Mrs. Williams was honored with the Bicentennial Seton Legacy Award in 2010
Ann Hall Marshall

Ann Hall Marshall, who died on August 14th, 2016, at age 95. Mrs. Marshall was the mother of 10 MSS graduates, including Mary (D) (MSS 1959), Don (D) ( MSS 1961), Margaret (MSS 1962), Ann (MSS 1963), Thea (MSS 1966), Sara (D) (MSS 1967), Kate (MSS 1969), Patricia (MSS 1973), Elaine (MSS 1975) and Robert Jr. (MSS 1977).
Florence Hobbs

Florence Hobbs, who died on August 25, 2016, at her home in Fairfield. Mrs. Hobbs was the mother of 6 children whom attended Mother Seton School: Debra Himes (MSS 1973), James Hobbs Jr. (MSS 1976), David Hobbs (MSS 1979), Susan Weston, Andrew Hobbs (MSS 1975-81) and Stephen Hobbs (MSS 1991). 
Elizabeth Monahan

Betty Monahan, mother of Sr. Brenda, who passed away on November 26 surrounded by her family. She is the mother of Sr. Brenda Monahan, as well as three other children, Patricia Stabler, David Monahan and Williams Monahan.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
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