Love is in the air... We LOVE to see our young alums make honor roll AND we LOVE to receive the news that our older alumni are getting married!  
February 2018

Happy Belated Valentine's Day! Love is in the air, or at least in the Ruppert and Lawrence air. Below you'll read about a few alumni weddings.

Our young alumni continue to make us "older" alumni proud! Many young alums are ranking among the best students in their respective high schools. Check out who made the lists!

One more thing, if you haven't already made St. Patrick's Day plans, consider attending this year's fundraising dinner,   ShamRockin' for Mother Seton School!

It will be held on Saturday, March 17 at the Links in Gettysburg. I attended last year and it was a great evening!

Keep sending us your alumni news!

Kate Marshall
MSS Class of 1969  
Carrie Ruppert '07

On March 18, 2017, Carrie (MSS 2007) and Samuel Martins were married at St. Anthony's Shrine in Emmitsburg. Carrie, who double-majored in Spanish and Political Science, is a 2015 graduate of the University of Delaware. Until this past March, she was working in Brazil. Carrie and Sam now live in State College, PA, and both are employed by Penn State, where Carrie works as a Global Programs Sponsored Relations Coordinator. Jennifer Wivell Parkhurst (MSS 2007) and Carrie's brother Sam Ruppert (MSS 2009) were both members of the wedding party. 
Sam Ruppert '09

Sam Ruppert (MSS 2009) was young, very young, when he first met his bride-to-be: a kindergartener, to be exact! Sam and Virginia (Ginny) McElwain became besties when they met in kindergarten at MSS. Ginny attended MSS from Kindergarten thru second grade, when her family moved away from the area. Fast forward some two decades later, and there were Sam and Ginny, walking down the aisle at St. Anthony's where they were married on June 24, 2017. Garrett Williams (MSS 2010), Jessica McElwain (MSS grades 2 through 4) and Patrick McElwain (MSS grades 1 through 3) were all members of the wedding party. Sam graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in May of 2017 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Army. Sam was awarded the prestigious Marshall Scholarship for graduate study in London, where he and Ginny are now living while they both work on their master's degrees.

Ryan Lawrence '92

Ryan Lawrence (MSS 1992) ventured to sunny Pompano Beach, FL to marry Christina Armer. The happy couple is living in Westminster where Ryan works at the Service Manager for Win Kelly Chevrolet.

(l-r) Rich Frazier, Christina and Ryan, Debbie Frazier (mom), Phillip Lawrence (MSS 1996) and Adam Weller. Many alumni remember Ms. Debbie who continues to be the MSS Cafeteria Manager, a job she has done for 32 years!

Congratulations, Ryan and Christina!
Matthew Nield '11

Congratulations to Matthew Nield (MSS 2011), who was recently inducted into Delta Mu Delta, the Business Honor Society. Matthew is a junior at the Mount, majoring in Accounting with a minor in Computer Science and Business.

Marshall Mott '17

Marshall Mott (MSS 2017) is a freshman at Gettysburg High School and his high school career is off to a great start. Not only has he made honor roll both quarters, but he is one of six student selected to receive the North Star award. The "North Star" refers to the direction in which the school encourages all students to aim, by honoring students who demonstrate excellence in character and serve as role models for other students.

Our Young Alumni on Honor Rolls

MSS alums had an excellent showing on many Honor Rolls this past semester. Congratulations  and way to go!  Our students graduate and go off to attend many local high schools. We'd love to find out about our other alumni attending other high schools. Please email us your news so we can include it!

St. Maria Goretti High School 
D istinguished Honors   (GPA of 3.7 or higher)
Matthias Buchheister and Bridget Collins (MSS 2017)

Honors  (GPA of 3.0-3.7)
Luke Manning (MSS 2017)
Matthew Collins, Caroline Mullineaux, Fabiana Nogales and Alexei Wood (all MSS 2015)
Jane  Bramson and Dahlia Nogales (MSS 2014)

St. John Catholic Prep High School
Students with the Highest GPA
Jack Guinan (MSS 2017)

President's List  (all A's or a cumulative grade point average of 4.0)
Jack Guinan (MSS 2017)
Emma Adams (MSS 2016)
Katie Adams (MSS 2015)
Beth Gillis (MSS 2014)

Public High School Honor Roll Criteria
First Honors- GPA of 4.0
Second Honors- GPA of 3.0-3.9

Catoctin High School
Every member of the MSS Class of 2017 was on the Catoctin High honor roll! Great job!!

Grade 9 First Honors
Grace Kovalcik (MSS 2017)

Grade 9 Second Honors
Natalie Bosche, Emily Dewees, Garrett Malachowski, Sean Mazaleski, Aedan Myles, Gavin Sanders, Carson Sickeri (all MSS 2017)

Grade 10 First Honors
Quinn Alley, Madelyn Clever, Jeremy Hochschild, Daniel McCarthy (all MSS 2016)

Grade 10 Second Honors
Lauren Haller, Evan Ott, Jean Pembroke (all MSS 2016)

Grade 11 First Honors
Isabella Alley, Haleigh Bowling (both MSS 2015)

Grade 11 Second Honors
Hannah Buckman, Adrianna Bussey, Hannah Hartness, Tara O'Donnell, Alex Wivell, Issiah Wivell (all MSS 2015) 

Grade 12 First Honors
Gabriella Ferraro, Ashley Glass, Grace Mazaleski, Kim Shields, Noah Wivell (all MSS 2014)

Grade 12 Second Honors
Eric Himes, Stephen Hochschild, Jude O'Donnell, Lucas Soter (all MSS 2014)

Gov. Thomas Johnson High School

Grade 9 First Honors
Averey Johnson (MSS 2017)

Grade 9 Second Honors
Larisa Tayler (MSS 2017)
Hey, young alumni- Check out this opportunity!

For any alums entering grades 9 thru 12, here's an opportunity you may be interested in. 

The Natural Resources Careers Camp (NRCC) is accepting applicants. The NRCC will be held from July 22nd to 28th at the Hickory Environmental Education Center in Garrett County, MD. Students will explore related college studies and professions through hands-on activities with experts from a variety of conservation fields. There's even a college night, where representatives from schools like UMD, Frostburg and Penn State, among others, come to speak about their different natural resources programs.
Applications are available at
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