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Musings on the Mount

July 25, 2022

WATCHUNG – Mount Saint Mary Academy is pleased to congratulate the 61 students recognized by the College Board as AP Scholars. The 2022 AP Exam results allowed 25 students to be named as AP Scholars with Distinction, 15 students were named as AP Scholars with Honors and 21 students were named as AP ...

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WATCHUNG - Elizabeth Roper, Director of College Counseling and AP Coordinator, reported on July 5 that Mount Saint Mary Academy students have earned commendable scores after taking the AP examinations in May. According to Ms. Roper, 75 percent of AP Exam scores were a score of 3 or higher. (Scores ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The victors of this year’s Euro Challenge competition – Zoe Daly of Piscataway, Victoria Fekete of Livingston, Lillian Del Rossi of Union, Charlotte Jotz of Scotch Plains, and Akshaya Karanam of Woodbridge, Katie Ferris of Westfield, and Gwen Oakley of Maplewood – traveled to ...

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WATCHUNG – Congratulations to the Mount Saint Mary Academy Class of 2022! Commencement Exercises were held on Saturday, June 4, in Immaculate Conception Chapel where diplomas were conferred to the 78 seniors and special awards were distributed. Over $24 million in scholarships was offered to ...

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Teresa Sengel, World Language Department Chair and Italian teacher at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, announced that Zoe Daly, a sophomore, received an Award of Excellence in Italian from the Italian Honor Society (Societa Onoraria Italica). Zoe was nominated by Mrs. Sengel for the honor ...

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Nina Heim, a sophomore at Mount Saint Mary Academy and a resident of Westfield, has been accepted into the Voltage Scholars program, an accelerated economics program at the University of Chicago from June 22 to 24. Nina is among 45 students from across the country to be selected based on teacher ...

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WATCHUNG – Kathleen Brennan, Math Department Chairperson at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, reported that the Mount's Euro Challenge team edged out four other finalists in the competition on May 19th. Their topic was Gender Inequality in Germany.  The sophomore presenters included: Zoe ...

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WATCHUNG – Chatham resident Gabriella “Ella” Vivona has qualified for the National Gymnastics Championships which will be held in Des Moines, Iowa this June. This is the second consecutive year that she has been selected for this honor. “I am very excited for this because I will be able to ...

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Madeline Carnesi-Silberstein of Clark and Marina Cialdella of Branchburg have been selected to attend prestigious music programs to hone their talent and skills this summer. Madeline has been selected to attend a three-week program in July at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, a top ...

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A junior at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, Ankita Mallik will spend six weeks, from June 20 to July 31, as a 2022 Democracy Summer Fellow with her campaign assignment to Congressman Tom Malinowski at his office in Basking Ridge. Ankita’s participation in this program joins over 60 ...

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On the morning of May 12, Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung revealed the names of additional Class of 2022 student-athletes who have expressed their intent to further their athletic careers at the collegiate level. The following students were honored by Denise Materia, Director of Athletics and ...

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WATCHUNG – Elizabeth Roper, Director of College Counseling at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, announced that Mary Claire Scheck of Metuchen and Renee Vozza of Westfield have been accepted to the Summer Academies of two military institutions. Mary Claire will attend USMA (U.S. Military ...

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WATCHUNG – Gabriella Robinson, a senior at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung and a resident of Piscataway, has earned her Gold Award after completing over 80 hours of community service in partnership with the Lower Raritan Partnership, the 4H Club, Jack and Jill of America, the Central NJ ...

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On the morning of May 12, Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung revealed the names of additional Class of 2022 student-athletes who have expressed their intent to further their athletic careers at the collegiate level. The following students were honored by Denise Materia, Director of Athletics and ...

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WATCHUNG – On the morning of Friday, April 29th, members of the Student Council Executive Board at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung presented S. Lisa Gambacorto, RSM, Ed.S. with balloons and a special card to thank her for all of her compassion, care, and tireless work as Directress of Mount ...

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WATCHUNG -- Earlier this month, Mount Saint Mary Academy Directress S. Lisa Gambacorto, RSM, Ed.S. congratulated Diana Neste of Whitehouse Station for being named Valedictorian and Jerrine George of Edison for being designated Salutatorian. The formal announcement was made during a Convocation in ...

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Ruth Anne Munroe, Director of Campus Ministry and Student Council Moderator at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, reported that the Mercy Girl Effect Award has been presented to the Academy’s 2021-2022 Student Council Executive Board. “Each year, the five-member board is challenged with a ...

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WATCHUNG -- Earlier this month, Mount Saint Mary Academy Directress S. Lisa Gambacorto, RSM, Ed.S. congratulated Diana Neste of Whitehouse Station for being named Valedictorian and Jerrine George of Edison for being designated Salutatorian. The formal announcement was made during a Convocation in ...

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WATCHUNG – On the evening of Monday, April 11th, students and their families gathered in Immaculate Conception Chapel for Honors Convocation. During the program, students were inducted into the Art Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, English Honor Society, Mathematics Honor Society, Science ...

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WATCHUNG – The Mercy Guild of Mount Saint Mary Academy held its annual Fashion Show, Luncheon and Basket Raffle at the Bridgewater Marriott on Sunday, April 3. The theme was “Luncheon in London: A Quintessentially Mount Experience.” The fashion show co-chairs were Kathleen Rooney of Scotch Plains ...

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WATCHUNG – Isabella Latini of Stewartsville, a junior at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, received Blue Ribbon designation, the highest award bestowed, after auditioning at The Piano Teachers Forum of Central New Jersey 2022 Spring Festival on March 12. To receive a Blue Ribbon, a pianist’s ...

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WATCHUNG – On Saturday, April 9, the Mount Saint Mary Academy Dance Club, which is moderated by Julia Pierce (Enrollment Management Associate), took part in the Applause Talent Dance Competition in Whippany, NJ. Their two performances earned them a huge trophy for the Overall High Score. The ...

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The School & College Counseling Department hosted an informative evening for students and their parents with a panel of college and university experts discussing enrollment management, the college search, college applications, and admission committees and decisions from Fordham ...

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WATCHUNG – Michelle Kovach, theology teacher and moderator for the Respect Life Club at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, revealed that community raised approximately $3,166.99 during its Baby Bottle Campaign to benefit Life Choices Resource Center which provides women free healthcare. The ...

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WATCHUNG – The National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) recently named Lana Abbott of Piscataway the District New Coach of the Year for her dedication and service to the Forensic Speech & Debate Team at Mount Saint Mary Academy (MSMA). Mrs. Abbott, a 1986 graduate of the Academy, was ...

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WATCHUNG – Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung and St. Joseph High School in Metuchen coordinated an annual mathematics competition for seventh and eighth grade boys and girls on Saturday, March 26. Jacqueline Muratore, Assistant Directress for Faculty, Curriculum and Planning, said 87 girls ...

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Bailey Elizabeth Klemm, a 2019 graduate of Mount Saint Mary Academy, has been accepted to Syracuse University’s Master of Public Administration program, the top M.P.A. program in the nation according to Best Public Affairs Schools in 2022 – US News. The Piscataway native, who has earned Deans ...

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WATCHUNG – After ending an epic and historic season for the Mount Saint Mary Academy Lions, Megan Decker learned on March 21st that she has been designated the NJ.com Girls Swimming Coach of the Year. During her 10th season, Ms. Decker led her team to achieve a roster of notable accomplishments ...

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WATCHUNG – While she may be one of the newest teachers at Mount Saint Mary Academy, Madeline Albrittain has effortlessly generated an atmosphere of enthusiasm, curiosity, and energy in her Advanced Placement Spanish Language & Culture classroom which resonates through the hallways of the St.

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WATCHUNG – On Friday and Saturday, March 25 and 26, at 7 p.m., Mount Saint Mary Academy will present You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown in the Sister Lisa Gambacorto Theater on campus. Cast members will include: Emily Abbott of Piscataway (Charlie Brown), Kailey Fahy of New Providence (Sally ...

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