22 more students are added to the ranks of MSS alumni

June 2016

Beautiful summer weather is upon us and I for one am very grateful! Along with the lovely
weather, I'm grateful for the impressive accomplishments of our recent grads. It's satisfying to hear that our young alums have been well-prepared to move out into the wider world with the skills and confidence to make their mark, and you can read about some of their achievements as well as how they give back to the community below.

Congratulations to our newest MSS alumni, the Class of 2016! We are happy to have you as proud members of the MSS Alumni Family!

Also, we want to hear from the MSS Class of 2012. What will you be doing in the fall? Send us a high school graduation photo and let us know where you'll be going to college. 

Have a great summer!

Kate Marshall
MSS Class of 1969  
Congratulations MSS Class of 2016  

The MSS 2016 graduating class has added 22 new members to the proud MSS Alumni family.
These students will be going to nine different high schools in both MD and PA. We wish them the best of luck!

(Front l-r) Brede Laug, Evan Ott, Chloe Estrada, Grace Blanchard, Gabby Archie, Lauren Haller, Lea Roberts, Logan Harrington, (Middle l-r) Vy Tran, Maddie Clever, Bryanna Parice, Neoline James, Daniel McCarthy, Ana Hand, Johnny Glass (Back l-r) Jean Pembroke, Kirstyn Bockelmann, Luke Szukalski, Jeremy Hochschild, Elsie Asiedu, Emma Adams, Quinn Alley
High School Honor Rolls 

Delone High School has announced its Honor Roll for the 3rd quarter and 13 former MSS students are on it! Congratulations to the following:

Class of 2012 members  Rianna Joy and Thomas Plummer  (1st Honors) and Nicholas Durski , Meredith Hane  and Jacob Lyons (2nd Honors); 
Class of 2013   members Anna Marie Fostick  and Mackenzie Kirby  (1st Honors) and Sarah Shatzer  (2nd Honors) and Robert Laudani (Commendable Effort); 
Class of 2014 members Eric Weber  (1st Honors) and Caroline Mace (Commendable Effort); 

Class of 2015 members  Samantha Mariano  (1st Honors) and Alyssa Rae Fostick
(2nd Honors)

Other High School Honor Rolls
Congratulations to Amina Beasley (MSS 2015) who made President's Honor Roll for the first and second quarters at New Life Christian School. Not only that, but Amina competed in the VFW's Voice of Democracy contest and placed first in the District and 8th in the state.

Jonas Holt (MSS 2015) made the Honor Roll at Fairfield High School for the first and second quarters.

Liz Buchheister (MSS 2015) received Distinguished Honor Roll at Commonwealth Connections Academy for the third quarter.
MSS Alums at St. John's Catholic Prep Prom

Five MSS Alumni who now attend St. John's Catholic Prep got together for a group photo at their prom last month! What a great testimony of the lasting friendships created at MSS!

(l to r) Alex Dumm '13, Samantha Nigida '12, Anthony Beasley '13, Anna Eyler '13 and Chris Gillis '12.

MSS Alums Help Judge Science Fair

Edison Hatter (MSS 2014) and Jamie Orndorff (MSS 2005) at the MSS Science Fair
The annual Science Fair took place at Mother Seton on March 16th, with students in grades 3 through 8 participating. A special bonus this year was the presence of three of our alums as judges: 
Edison Hatter Jaime Orndorff,  and  Megan McGee . Edison (MSS 2014) a sophomore at Catoctin High School, is the son of Ed Hatter, former MSS student, who coordinates the Science Fair. Jamie (MSS 2005) is currently getting her Masters degree in Biology from Mount St. Mary's and works at Alizee Pathology. Megan (MSS 2013) is a junior at Walkersville High. Thanks for helping judge and setting a good example for our students!

Walter Purdum '82

Congratulations to Walter Purdum (MSS 1982) who completed the Camino de Santiago, the 500 mile pilgrimage across northern Spain, in October 2015. Taking him 37 days to complete the journey, Walter said "It was a magical hike meeting people from all over the world and having a pilgrim mass every evening." He urges all MSS alumni and followers of Christ to take the journey.


Phillip Lawrence '96

Congratulations to Phillip Lawrence (MSS 1996) for receiving the Medal of Valor from the Carroll County Sheriff's Office for his bravery in assisting to disarm a dangerous man holding a woman hostage. According to the news report, Sheriff Jim DeWees stated "This situation could have easily turned deadly at any moment. Because of the actions of these deputies, the female victim and her 20-month-old daughter are alive and unharmed, and so is the hostage taker, which is very rare in these situations." We are so proud of you, Phillip!
Lilly Shumaker '10

Congratulations to 
Lilly Shumaker (MSS 2010). Lilly is currently a sophomore at Stevenson University in Owings Mills, MD, studying Business Administration. She has made Dean's list every semester with a 4.0 average. She joined the Phi Sigma Sigma sorority and is very involved in its philanthropic activities. Way to go, Lilly! 
Marah Williams '12

On October 28, 2015, Marah Williams (MSS 2012), a senior at Catoctin High, was awarded the International Leo of the Year for 2015. Of the 44,000 members of the Leos, Marah was one of just 31 award recipients internationally, and one of just ten in the United States. Marah, we knew you were outstanding and now it's been confirmed!

Marah (center) with parents, Joan (MSS 1971)
and Richard Williams (MSS 1970)

Brendan Isaacson '11 & Andrew Neibecker '11

Andrew Neibecker and Brendan Isaacson at their Eagle ceremony
Two of our grads recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest possible rank in Scouting. Brendan Isaacson and Andrew Neibecker, both Class of 2011, were awarded the rank on December 26, 2015. Andrew's Eagle Scout project involved rehabilitating the Willow Rill Nature Trail behind Mother Seton School, which is used by students and staff for hands-on environmental activities. Brendan's Eagle Scout project was the construction of a fenced play area around St. Joseph's Parish Hall, to provide a safe area for children and their parents. Congratulations and thanks to Andrew and Brendan!

We prayerfully remember the following
Donald "Mike" Fitzgerald

Donald "Mike" Fitzgerald, who died on Feb. 28, 2016. Mr. Fitzgerald and his wife of 68 years, Doris,  owned the popular Shamrock restaurant in Thurmont. He was the father of nine MSS graduates: Donna Demmon (MSS 1963), Dennis (MSS 1964), Dawn Knox (MSS 1967), Diane Stottlemyer (MSS 1968) Debra Oster (MSS 1969), Daniel (MSS 1972), David (MSS 1974), Darrell (MSS 1976) and Dean (MSS 1979)
Kelly Fitzpatrick

Kelly Fitzpatrick died on March 31st in Piermont, NH. Kelly, a permanent deacon and former Director of the Phillips Library and the Special Collections at Mount St. Mary's, was the father of two MSS grads, Fitz and Peter (MSS 1983), who serves as Chair of the MSS Board of Directors. Mr. Fitzpatrick is survived also by his wife Barbara, a former teacher at MSS.
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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