Graduation is always a bittersweet occasion. It's exhilarating and exciting to see our 8th graders heading off to high school, but it's sad to realize that they're gone and they won't be back except as visitors. They leave a void, to be sure, but as nature abhors a vacuum, there are the 7th graders, ready, willing and able to step up to the challenge and take their place as the next leaders of the school. At the other end of the spectrum, when the new class of preschoolers start arriving in September, we rejoice to see the cycle begin again.
In this E-News, you can read about where our recent grads are heading, as well as the destinations and plans for our Class of 2014.
Enjoy your summer!
MSS Class of 1969
|Class of 2018
s you can see from the photo, the Mother Seton School graduating Class of 2018 is all smiles as they celebrate this milestone in their lives. Whether they've been with us since pre-K or Kindergarten or joined along the way, they have all contributed to making Mother Seton the special place that it is! We will miss them, and wish them well in the next step of their educational journey.
Here's where they will be heading:
Catoctin High School: Keola Evans, Mia Ferraro, Jacob Hartness, Sean Himes, Brendan Ott, Logan Perez and Raphaela Smaldone.
Fairfield High: Brody Holtz, Natalie Johnson and Matthew Wetzel.
Francis Scott Key High: Shae Archie, Amanda Bruner, Matthew Knox and Taylor Reisinger.
Frederick High: Aoife Nelson.
Gettysburg High: Caitlin Marron and Jane Waybright.
Glenelg Day Country: Alyssa Corsetty.
Gov. Thomas Johnson High: Nam Pham.
Homeschool: Justin Henry.
Waynesboro High: Hannah Cavey and Caiden Williams.
Delone Catholic High: Lucy Matson, Christopher Nield, Clarence Pavlovic, Bella Rabaiotti, Zach Smith and Braeden Spielman.
St. John's Catholic Prep: Megan Adams, Deanna Thompson and Devon Thompson.
St. Maria Goretti High: Zoe Kean.
Mount St. Joseph High: Ryan Burns.
|High School Accomplishments
Congratulations to all our alums who have garnered some impressive achievements this past year!
|Catoctin High School Scholars
Three members of the Class of 2014 received the Maryland Scholastic Merit Award for seniors graduating in the top 5% of their class. (L-R) Noah Wivell, Grace Mazaleski and Edison Hatter. Grace was ranked #1 in their graduating class with a GPA of 4.578 and Edison was ranked #3 with a GPA of 4.411. Well done!
|Catoctin High School National Honor Society
Congratulations to our seven Class of 2014 grads who are members of the National Honor Society.
Of the 14 National Honor Society inductees at Catoctin, 7 were graduates of Mother Seton!
Back row, (L-R) Edison Hatter, Noah Wivell, Jude O'Donnell and Stephen Hochschild. Front row (L-R) Grace Mazaleski, Gabrielle Ferraro and Kimberly Shields.
|National Art Honor Society
Congratulations to Gabriella Ferraro (MSS 2014) (not shown), (L-R) Adrianna Bussey (MSS 2015), and Haleigh Bowling (MSS 2015) for being inducted to the National Art Honor Society at Catoctin High School. We are proud of you!
|Where in the World is the Class of 2014?
All over the place, with lots of different goals and majors! Interestingly, there's no overlap in their destinations for the ones that we heard back from, so I'm going to just list them alphabetically.
|High Honors for the Class of 2017
Hannah Beckett has finished her freshman year at Gettysburg High with a 97% average, which puts her on the High Honors.
Larisa Tayler and
Avery Johnson finished their freshman year at Governor Thomas Johnson High achieving High Honors.
Grace Kovalcik attended Catoctin High School and achieved First Honors. Great job!
|Caroline Mullineaux '15
Caroline Mullineaux (MSS 2015) received the St. Maria Goretti Varsity Coaches Award for the Girls' Lacrosse Team for the 2018 season. This award is for the team member who supports her teammates in practices as well as games, and who best embodies the attributes of selflessness, respect, effort, discipline and enthusiasm.
|Rachael Ferraro '10
Congratulations to Rachael Ferraro (MSS 2010) who graduated with honors from Salisbury University this past May! Rachael has accepted a position at Oakdale Middle School in Ijamsville teaching 6th grade English Language Arts.
|Nicole Small '09
Nicole Small (MSS 2009) has just completed the Nursing Program at Harrisburg Area Community College in Gettysburg. After taking her Boards, she will start her career as an RN at the Gettysburg Hospital Emergency Room. Nicole has been accepted in the Bachelors of Science Program for the fall, and should receive her BS in nursing in December of 2019. Congratulations, Nicole!
|Hillary Benjamin Woodward '09
Hillary Benjamin Woodward (MSS 2004) was awarded the Outstanding Career and Technology Education Teacher of the Year Award by Frederick County. Hillary teaches Family and Consumer Science at Tuscarora High School, including Independent Living and Child Development, and is the Tiny Titans Preschool Director. Way to go, Hillary!
|Elaine Marshall '75
I always enjoy seeing photos of darling little kids! In this case, these cuties happen to be my great-niece and great-nephews, the grandchildren of Elaine Marshall (MSS 1975) From left to right we have Daniel, age 5, Emma, 9 months and Andrew, 2 years old.
|Dr. Alan Carroll
Dr. Alan Carroll passed away on May 17th at age 71. As most of you know, Dr. Carroll practiced medicine in Emmitsburg for over 40 years, and so many people in the area were recipients of his kindness and caring. Six of Dr. Carroll's seven children graduated from Mother Seton School: Sarah (MSS 1983), John (MSS 1984), Eric (MSS 1988), Brendan (MSS 1990), Amelia (MSS 1994) and Ruth Ann (MSS 1996). Son Peter attended MSS for several years until 1991.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.