Well, the longest day of the summer has come and gone, so the days are getting shorter, but it certainly doesn't feel like it. It seems like the season is just getting started, and what better way to celebrate sunny days and balmy evenings than with good news about our alums. Having spent, in many cases, over 9 years with these students, we feel so vested in them and delight in sharing their accomplishments and goals as they continue their educational journey and make their way to adulthood.
Honestly, this is an exciting time of year for us. First, our Mother Seton School Class of 2019 has graduated and is eager to start their next adventure. (See photo below) They graduated at the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton on June 9. In partnership with their parents, the faculty and staff at Mother Seton School have worked to prepare them academically and spiritually to move forward into a new and challenging environment--high school! We wish them a relaxing and fun-filled summer as they catch their breath and prepare for this next step in their lives.
At the "Seniors and Sophomores" get together on May 10, we had the opportunity to catch up with the Class of 2017 and hear about all the plans for the Class of 2015.
Below you can see what our high school seniors are planning for the next phase of their lives. We couldn't be more proud of and happy for them, and you can see why!
I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank Sr. Brenda Monahan, MSS Principal, for all of her dedication and support, not only to the current students of MSS, but to so many alumni that have been blessed to work with her in order to continue to promote our MSS legacy. We wish her the best and hope she can come back and visit! Dr. Kathleen Kilty, our first lay principal, will begin on July 1. Welcome, Dr. Kilty!
Congratulations to all of you! And if we've missed anyone's good news, please share it with us and we'll include it in the next E-News.
MSS Class of 1969
Congratulations MSS Class of 2019
Members of the MSS Class of 2019, our newest MSS Alumni:
(back row) EJ Lowry, Grant Kelly, Braden Manning, Brendan Guinan, Carter Loher (middle) Beckett Tayler, Jayden Joseph, Kim Stanley, Annika Guenther, Jameson Doll, Nathan Kovalcik (front) Sister Joan Corcoran, Violet Walker, Helen Hochschild, Makena Sickeri, Mackenzie Orndorff, Layla Metts, and Sister Brenda Monahan, Principal.
These 16 students will be heading off to two Catholic High Schools- Delone Catholic in McSherrystown, PA and St. John Catholic Prep in Frederick, MD, and four public high schools-Catoctin High in Thurmont, Governor Thomas Johnson in Frederick, Urbana High in Urbana, Gettysburg High in Gettysburg, PA.
MSS Class of 2015
The MSS Class of 2015 has graduated from high school and they are off to do great things!
to see a complete list of where they will be heading in the fall.
Individually, we've heard good news from many of them. So a well-deserved congratulations (in alphabetical order) to:
Katie Adams (MSS 2015)
Katie graduated from St. John's Catholic Prep and received the Father John McElroy Award, as one of two students who best exemplify the spirit of St. John's Founder. In addition, she earned High Honors on the math/science tract.
Katie will be attending the University of Lynchburg majoring in Biomedical Science.
Isabella Alley (MSS 2015)
Isabella attended Catoctin High School, was on Honor Roll for all four years, as well as being a member of the National Honor Society (secretary), the National Science Honor Society, the National English Honor Society (vice-president) and the National History Honor Society. In addition, she won the Business CTE Award, the Marine Corps Scholastic Award, the Maryland Scholar Award and the Johns Hopkins CTY Award. She also played varsity field hockey for four years, and was captain of her team for two years.
Isabella will be attending Quinnipiac University in their
3+1 Business Program. She will complete her BS in Business Management in three years and graduate with her MBA, in addition to the BS, in her 4th year. She also plans to double major or have a concentration in sociology, a subject she says she is "truly passionate about."
|Amina Beasley (MSS 2015)
Amina Beasley, Thomas Johnson High School, graduated with Highest Honors (a GPA of 4.47!), as a Maryland Scholar, with Letters in Academics, Drama, Swim Team, and a Chord for the Academy of Fine Arts.
She received the President's Academic Scholarship to attend Muhlenberg College.
|Elizabeth Buchheister (MSS 2015)
Elizabeth graduated from Commonwealth Charter Academy, an online public high school. She was a member of the National Honor Society and graduated with high honors.
into the Alvin Ailey Dance Certificate Program. This highly competitive three year dance program takes a conservatory approach to dance training, combining technique, dance academics, creative studies, and repertory and performance. Liz will be living in New York while she completes the program.
|Hannah Buckman (MSS 2015)
Hannah graduated from Thomas Johnson High School.
She received a full scholarship and will be going to study Stenography at Montgomery College in Tacoma Park, Md.
|Adrianna Bussey (MSS 2015)
Adrianna attended Catoctin High School and was a member of the National Honor Society, Thespian Honor Society, English Honor Society, Art Honor Society, and Science Honor Society. She graduated with Honors and was on the Honor Roll.
She received a CYA Cheer Scholarship and Academic Scholarships to McDaniel, Hood, Penn State, Gettysburg, and Washington College.
Aidy will be attending Frederick Community College in the fall.
|Aidan Cliber (MSS 2015)
Aidan Cliber, Fairfield High School, received the Excellence Award (GPA of 92% or higher), President's Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence, Distinguished Honor Roll, and received three scholarships: The Fairfield Alumni Scholarship, the Builders Association of Adams County Scholarship, and the Merit Shop Construction Scholarship (one of only 12 in the State of Pennsylvania).
Aidan will be attending Penn State College of Engineering and majoring in Mechanical Engineering.
|Alyssa Rae Fostick (MSS 2015)
Alyssa Rae Fostick
, Delone Catholic, received a Varsity Letter and was "pinned" for her contributions to the marching band, and worked as a Stage Manager for the school theatre productions.
Alyssa Rae will be attending Millersville University where she received a scholarship and will be majoring in Entertainment Technology.
|Hannah Hartness (MSS 2015)
Hannah graduated from Catoctin High with Highest Honors. She received a
Maryland Scholar Diploma, was in the
National Honor Society and
National Technical Honor Society. She received scholar achievement in
Horticulture Pathway and
Ag Mechanics Pathway,
2019 DEKALB Agricultural Achievement Award,
Agribusiness Star Award,
CTC Academic Excellence- Agribusiness,
Award of Excellence for CTE Completers,
and participated in Varsity Cheer for 4 years.
She received the following scholarships:
Remsburg Memorial Scholarship,
Garden Club of Frederick Scholarship,
Gene, Evelyn & Ernest Family Scholarship,
MD Master Farmers Scholarship, and
MD State Grange Scholarship.
Hannah will be attending Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences and majoring in Agriculture Business.
|Jonas Holz (MSS 2015)
Jonas graduated from Fairfield High School with honors and was named Second Team All-Conference in baseball. He completed the Adams County Building Trades Program and received his NOCTI certification with some of the highest attainable scores.
He was offered scholarships from both Mount St. Mary's and Wingate University but has decided to pursue a full-time career within the Fire Services industry.
|Jack Malachowski (MSS 2015)
Jack Malachowski, Catoctin High School, capped off his high school career with membership in the National Honor Society, the National Math Honor Society and the English Honor Society.
He will be running track for the UMBC team this fall where he will be majoring in Mechanical Engineering.
|Eilis McCormick (MSS 2015)
Eilis graduated from Linganore High School with Highest Honors.
She was awarded Honors and Parish scholarships, as well as a scholarship from the Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce.
She was a member of the National Honor Society, National Science Honor Society, National English Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society), Tri-M Music Honor Society, and International Thespian Society.
She was active in Chorus and Theatre (drama and musicals) throughout high school and followed the Project Lead the Way (STEM) track.
She also kept busy with volunteering at the Parish food pantry and St. Peter's Youth Ministry.
Eilis will be attending The Catholic University of America in the Honors Program, majoring in Engineering.
|Caroline Mullineaux (MSS 2015)
Caroline Mullineaux, St. Maria Goretti, is an honor roll student and a member of the National Honor Society and the 200 Club (for those with over 200 service hours). She also received the Msgr. Francis Leary Award for the Female Scholar Athlete Class of 2019 and the Joseph Rulewich Memorial Award for "Excellence and Dedication to the Game of Basketball."
Caroline will be attending Seton Hill University where she will be playing lacrosse and majoring in Exercise Science.
|Jack Walker (MSS 2015)
Jack Walker, St. James High School, was in the Cum Laude Society (equivalent to National Honor Society) and received awards in English, Spanish and Communications, including the prize for Excellence in English and the Prize for Excellence in Spanish. He was awarded the John C. Campbell Memorial Prize for Most Improvement in Oral Communication while at St. James.
Jack will be attending Brown University and majoring in Spanish.
|Alex Wivell (MSS 2015)
Alex Wivell, Catoctin High School, graduated with Highest Academic Honors, was on Honor Roll for all 4 years, and was a member of the National Honor Society and the Math Honor Society.
He received the Presidential Scholarship from the University of Tampa where he will be majoring in Business and Entrepreneurship.