August 2021

The dog days of summer are upon us, but just around the corner is the start of a new year. Mother Seton students will be attending school in-person full time, with all the recommended safety measures in place, and both faculty and staff are excited to be beginning a new academic year. We look forward to having the halls and classrooms filled with the sound of children’s voices---the summer months seem so quiet!

Welcome to our new MSS parents. We send out our alumni e-news several times a year and we include you so that you can get a glimpse of what our MSS alumni do after they leave MSS. We have a long history of proud alums and we look forward to having your children join our ranks in the future! Check out our previous alumni newsletters on our website here.

There's nothing like golfing on a crisp fall day! Join us on Oct. 1 for the 14th annual 'Angels Above' Alumni Golf Tournament. Hosted by the Little Family, all MSS alumni (Tony '78, Pam '77, Mary Lou '76, Scott '79, Tim '74, and Ed), to raise funds for the Jack and Shirley Little Scholarship Fund at MSS. To date, they have raised over $170,000 and with your help, we can go over $200K this year! Sponsors and golfers are needed! Click here to find out more.

Kate Marshall
MSS Class of 1969
MSS Class of 2017
Last E-News, we promised to share an update on the Class of 2017 and their plans for the future. We asked the parents of those graduates to share news about their graduates so we could share it with you. We are very proud of all of their accomplishments and look forward to the great things they will do in the future!
Hannah Beckett
Hannah graduated from Gettysburg High School with a 3.92 average for all four years and was on the honor roll every single semester. 

She will be attending Penn State Mont Alto in the fall and has been accepted on the women’s soccer team. During her Junior year and Senior years, she took classes at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) in both political science and real estate and received A’s in all of those courses. 
Matthias Buchheister
Matthias graduated from the Kolbe Homeschool Academy while completing dual enrollment with Frederick Community College.

He is taking a gap year and hopes to travel nationally and internationally over the next year. He plans to study Aviation Mechanics.
Nolan Burns
Nolan graduated from Mt. St. Joseph High School in Catonsville on May 29th, where he was captain of the MSJ hockey team his senior year. Nolan will be attending Xavier University in Cincinnati, and he hopes to study business.

Nolan received the John Bauman Award, an award given to the senior hockey player who “combines hustle, dedication, sacrifice, and good sportsmanship to best represent the TEAM FIRST philosophy of the Mt. St. Joseph Ice Hockey Team.” 
Liv Cliber
Liv graduated with high honors from Fairfield Area High School on June 9, 2021. She will be attending The Ohio State University in the fall to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Her plan is to obtain a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) to become a nurse practitioner in the neonatal field. Liv is a member of the National Honor Society and National Art Honor Society. She was crowned Prom Queen during their Junior / Senior Prom event. Liv also co-captained the women’s soccer team which made it to the Semi-finals for State Championship. 

Liv has been awarded several scholarships, including Ohio State University’s National Buckeye Scholar Award, two scholarships from the Adams County Community Foundation, the Florence DeHaven Stick Memorial Scholarship from the Visiting Nursing Angels of Hanover and Spring Grove for her achievements in and outside of school, and finally the Homewood Scholarship from Homewood Retirement Centers.
Bridget Collins
Bridget graduated from St. Maria Goretti and will be attending the University of Maryland College Park to study Spanish. Her goal is to become a translator to work in a social work environment.
Kailee Crouch
Kailee graduated from Delone. She will be attending Seton Hill in Greensburg, PA and she is studying Forensic Science. Kailee received a $17,000.00 scholarship. She was recognized for being a member of the Chorus for four years.
Jack Guinan
Jack, a graduate of St. John‘s Catholic Prep, was named a Distinctive Scholar by the Archdiocese of Baltimore. He received the President’s List award for 7 consecutive semesters and captained the Track and Field team.

Jack is headed to Lehigh University, where he will be studying Architecture and Engineering, and received the Lehigh Scholar Award. Jack, the Valedictorian of his class, also received a State of Maryland Merit Scholastic Award, The Christopher M. Hassett Science Scholarship from The Community Foundation of Frederick County, and The National Honor Society Award and Scholarship. 
Averey Johnson
Averey graduated from Governor Thomas Johnson High School after being dually enrolled at Frederick Community College and Hood College during her senior year. 

This fall, she will be attending Oberlin College to study computer science and swim D3. Upon acceptance, Averey received the Oberlin Commitment Scholarship and John Frederick Oberlin Scholarship. During her time in high school, Averey served as a tutoring manager in the National Honor Society and Captain of the Girls’ Swim Team, as well as working as a lifeguard at OneLife Fitness.  
Grace Kovalcik
Grace graduated in the top 5% of her class from Catoctin High School, where she was an active member on the Varsity Soccer team (Captain: Senior Year), Unified Bocce team (Captain: Junior and Senior Years), Varsity Tennis team, FCCLA, Class Club, Academic Team, National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, National English Honor Society (President: Senior year) and Mu Alpha Theta.

In the Fall, Grace will move to Pittsburgh to attend Duquesne University where she will study Speech-Language Pathology at the Rangos School of Health Sciences.
Luke Manning
Luke graduated from St Maria Goretti High School on May 30th. He was offered a 4-year Air Force ROTC scholarship and accepted to several engineering schools but opted to instead accept an appointment to the US Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT where he has already reported for duty. He will be studying Civil Engineering at the Academy.  
Craigliam Marr
Craigliam graduated from Delone Catholic High School and will be attending Mount St Mary’s Univesity in the fall and majoring in psychology.
Gavin Marshall
Gavin, a graduate of Century High School in Sykesville, will be attending Towson University in the Honors Program studying business administration and marketing.
Sean Mazaleski
Sean graduated from Catoctin High School and will be attending Mount St. Mary’s University in the fall, where he plans to study Cybersecurity. Sean started his computer studies at the Career and Technology Center in the Frederick County Public Schools in 11th & 12th grade.
Sydney McCarron
Sydney will be attending Catholic University in the fall, where she will be majoring in economics. She graduated from Governor Thomas Johnson High School with high honors and was an AP scholar. She co-captained the women’s lacrosse team with classmate Larisa Taylor.
Marshall Mott
Marshall graduated from Gettysburg High School where he was a Future Business Leader of America and National Honor Society Student, 2-time Gettysburg STARS recipient, 2-time YAIAA Division II 1st Team All-Star Pitcher, and Varsity Baseball Team Captain.

Marshall will be attending the University of Pennsylvania, College of Arts and Sciences, and majoring in Communications. He will also be playing baseball for UPenn Quakers.
Aedan Myles
Aedan graduated from Catoctin High School and will be attending Mount St. Mary’s University. She is leaning towards international business as a major, although she has not finalized that. She received a scholarship to play D1 rugby for the Mount. 
Chase Stull
Chase graduated from Delone Catholic. He will be attending Salisbury University to study accounting. 
Larisa Tayler
Larisa, a graduate of Governor Thomas Johnson High School, earned three top academic honors during her time there, for maintaining a cumulative 3.5 or higher GPA from Grade 6 through Grade 12,  for maintaining a cumulative 4.0 or higher GPA Grade 9-12 (Highest Honors) and the Scholar-Athlete Award for earning a 3.5 or higher GPA while representing GTJHS in sports.
She also received the AP Patriot Scholar recognition for having taken 6 or more AP courses and the Marine Corps Recognition for Academic Excellence. She was a member of the National Technical Honor Society and played both Field Hockey and Lacrosse. She and classmate Sydney McCarron were co-captains of the women’s lacrosse team.

She will be attending Central Connecticut State University, where she will enter a five-year program to graduate with her Master's in Athletic Training.
Averey, Larisa, and Sydney at the awards banquet at Gov. Thomas Johnson High School.
We prayerfully remember the following
Bob Contreras
Robert “Bob” Contreras (MSS 1973) who passed away on February 10, 2021, in Portsmouth, NH, after a short illness. Bob is the brother of Sandy, Jim, and Deborah (MSS 1968)
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. Amen.