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Summer 2018
It's JUNE!  Once again, the school year has come to an end. Back in September it seemed like a lifetime away, but the last 10 months came and went in an instant.  We celebrated the final days of school finishing projects, taking final exams, and celebrating with Rise Up and a closing Mass and awards ceremony.  
Thank you for keeping up with our news, 2017-2018 was a great year.  Enjoy your summer and we look forward to next year and welcoming the class of 2022!
PMA Today
Scholarship and Award Winners
On Thursday June 7, PMA celebrated its last day of school with a special Mass and Award Ceremony, recognizing students with class awards, college awards, and 2018-2019 scholarships.  
Teachers for each class and grade awarded students who excelled in their classes with excellence and merit awards.  

We want to wish a special congratulations to Kailey Woods, '19 who was awarded the Blessed Anne Marie Rivier Full Tuition Scholarship. This scholarship is donated each year by the Carace Family.


CLASS OF 2019: L-R  Kailey Woods, Meredith Gebski, Aidan Lena, and Nathalie Garcia.

CLASS OF 2020 L-R: Leslie Ramos, Andrew Caron-DiPietro, Abigail Tenters, and Mia Kochanczyk

CLASS OF 2021 L-R: Kerwin Lebron, Michael Barr, Hailey Johnansen, Cieran Hancock, and Chloe Foucault
Students Score Well on National Spanish Exams
Medal Winners L-R: Alex Thurmond, '19,  Jashuin Polanco, '21,  Camilo Cordoba Escobar, '20,  Giovanni Cruz, '21, and Nathalie Garcia, '19. 
Congr atulations to several students who attained national recognition for
 e xcellent performance on the 2018 National Spanish Examinations.

Students from PMA earned a total of  2 silver and 5 bronze medals, along with 15 honorable mentions.  "Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious," said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the Exams, "because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 150,000 students participating in 2018."

Students from PMA have a long history of high achievement on these exams and were taught by Spanish teachers, Mrs. LLerena and Mrs. Giannantionio.  
Local Student Ranked Nationally in Le Grand Concours (National French Contest)
Nine PMA students have ranked nationally in the 83rd annual event, according to Lisa Narug, National Director of Le Grand Concours. Le Grand Concours is a national competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. Students were evaluated for their written, oral, and listening comprehension skills in French.   More than 75,000 students in all 50 states competed in the 2018 event. The students are taught by French teacher, Joan Anderson.
French Language Medal Winners L-R: Leslie Ramos, '20, Olivia Alvino, '20, Ciara McCarthy, '21, Chloe Foucault, '21.  
*missing Briggitte Ernst, '20.
Rise Up
Campus Ministry finished off the academic year strong as students prepared for finals with a praise and worship night entitled, "Rise Up!"  The evening focused around Eucharistic adoration in the sisters Chapel with prayers, meditation, and music performed by PMA music ministry students.  There was also a witness talk given by Alana Sheridan, a 2013 graduate from PMA, who shared her faith journey as a young adult.  Finally, Mr. Stanton offered a few parting words of advice for students, encouraging them to grow and trust in their relationship with God; recognizing that God's plan may be painful at times but worth it.  Mr. Stanton steps down a Campus Minister at the conclusion of the school year. Fr. Larry Tumminelli from St. Basil's presided in leading prayers for the evening as well.
We All Scream for Ice Cream
What better way to learn about freezing points and chemical reactions than by making ice cream?  Mr. True's Chemistry class got a hands on lesson in how Chemistry and a little elbow grease is involved in making ice cream.   They saw how the magic of Chemistry transformed milk, sugar, and a little sodium chloride into creamy vanilla soft serve right before their very eyes.   After some vigorous shaking  the students got to eat their work at the end of class. 
Flying Kites with Geometry
 Honors Geometry classes constructed tetrahedron kites to give them a better understand 3-dimensional shapes. Once the kites were complete, they took them outside and flew them.  This would be the only time you could tell your teacher to "go fly a kite" and it would be completely acceptable. 

Presentation of Mary Academy's
Athletic Hall of Fame

On Thursday, June 21, PMA held our inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame.  
We honored Mr. Stephen Stankus, long time History teacher and Athletic Director as well as the 1994 Varsity Softball Team.

Ten of the original thirteen members of the softball team were in attendance, nine in person and one via Skype, from Spain. The team was recognized for their incredible teamwork and accomplishments for being the first and only Division III Softball Champions in PMA history.

Mr. Stankus was honored for his dedication to the PMA sports program.  He has served as coach and AD for over 30 years combined, and  has fervently mentored and coached hundreds of young women, and recently young men. This year Mr. Stankus will retire as PMA's Athletic Director and will focus all of his energy teaching History.

Speakers of the evening included Maureen Wilson-Leal, '94, key member of the Varsity team.  Mr. Eugene Ward, former PMA History Teacher and long-time friend of Mr. Stankus and Mr. Glenn Keating, first Athletic Director.  
A special thank you to Sean Reardon, Girls' Varsity Volleyball Coach, for being the Master of Ceremonies.

L-R: Stephen Stankus, Maureen Wilson-Leal,'94, Heather Viti Kelly, '94, Lauren Russell Murray, '96,  Lauren Perrochi Powers, '94, Linda Deziel Sherry, '94 (on phone), Colleen Lanctot, '94, Jennifer Gaudet, '96, Kathleen Connors, '94, Kathleen Carroll Sanzi, '95,  Jennifer Baggett Kobrenski, '94.

Thank you to our event sponsor
Final Appeal

What would life be like without PMA?

Did one of our teachers or coaches serve as a role model?
Did you watch your child gain self confidence?
Did your family receive a scholarship to help make the tuition affordable?
Will you give back to PMA and make a gift of any size today?  We need all alumni, parents, and friends to answer the call and donate today.

The work is nearly completed on the upgrades to safety and accessibility for our campus. It is not too late to help us complete this vital project.  Please make a gift today!
  •  A gift of $1,000 will be recognized with an 8" x 8" brick in our new outdoor space. Your brick can be engraved with up to 5 lines of text with 15 characters per line.
  •  A gift of $500 will be recognized with a 8" x 4" brick in our new outdoor space. Your brick can be engraved with up to 3 lines of text with 15 characters per line.
Yes, I want to make a gift/purchase a brick today.  Chose from the options listed and you will be directed to a PayPal site for secure check out. 
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Quick Pics
Open Mic Night

The last Open Mic Night of the school year was Thursday, June 7.  
Here are a few pictures of the student performances.


Athletic Hall of Fame
More pictures from the Inaugural PMA Athletic Hall of Fame held on Thursday, June 21.  


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PMA Calendar
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Volunteer Days
August 15 & 16
Welcome Night - Grade 9
Tuesday, August 21 7:00 pm
Welcome Night - Grade 10, 11, & 12 (choose 1) *Mandatory
Thursday, August 23 OR 
Tuesday, August 28
Fall Sports Try Outs
Thursday, August 23
First Day of School - Grade 9
Thursday, August 30
No School - Labor Day 
Friday, August 31
Monday, September 3 
First Day of School - All Grades
Tuesday, September 4

Travel Opportunity for PMA Families. 

 Current students and their families have the opportunity to travel abroad to Ireland during April vacation 2019. Spots still available. If interested please contact Mrs. McGuinness
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This years'  Annual Fund is almost complete!

 All donations need to be in by June 30, so we ask that you please consider a gift today if you have not done so already.

Money raised through this fund helps support student programs, athletics, and allows us to offer tuition assistance to deserving families. 

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