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Mount Saint Charles Academy Celebrates its Royal Mounties and Military Veterans

WOONSOCKET, RI      Every year Mount Saint Charles Academy recognizes its Royal Mounties, alumni who graduated 50 years ago or more. This year was exceptionally special because in addition to this celebration, the Academy took the opportunity to also recognize its veterans, of all ages, who have served in the armed forces. Alumni who died while on active duty as well as those who have served our country and are currently serving were honored during a ceremony. This special event happened on Sunday, November 8th in what will now be known as Veterans’ Hall which is located on the main floor of the Academy adjacent to the junior/senior locker room.

The day began with Mass and brunch in Chapel Hall –  an annual tradition held in honor of the Royal Mounties. Mass was celebrated by Fr. Richard Desaulniers with members of the Academy’s choir and band performing hymns during the service. Everyone was also able to enjoy a tour of the school led by Gail Bryson, the Academy’s Alumni Director.

Immediately following brunch was the Veterans’ Hall dedication ceremony. Junior Emily Mercier sang the National Anthem and Deacon Anthony Gagliani, Mount’s director of campus ministry, delivered the invocation. President Herve Richer ’74 welcomed this distinguished group of alumni, unveiled the new memorial plaques, and officially dedicated Veterans’ Hall. Donald Demers, Director of Institutional Advancement, and President Richer read the names of the Mount alumni who died on active duty while a bell reverently rang in their honor. Next, they read the names of the alumni who have served and are currently serving in the armed forces.

Each memorial plaque is engraved with the names of alumni who died on active duty (marked by a gold star) as well as alumni who have served. Their rank, branch of service and years served are also notated. Walter Morris, from the Class of 1941 generously donated the money needed to design and manufacture the plaques. Walter served in the United States Air Force from 1943-1945, retiring as a First Lieutenant.

“It is long past time that our school honors those men and women who have graduated from here and gone on to serve in our country’s military,” President Richer said. “We should thank God each and every day for the sacrifices they — and all veterans — have made.  It is my hope that our memorial will serve as a reminder for generations of Mounties of the sacrifices so many have made and continue to make.  And perhaps the memorial will inspire others to follow in the footsteps of those whose names adorn the plaques.”

Veterans’ Hall is an ongoing project of the Academy with names being added periodically. Veteran Mount alumni (or their family members if the veteran is deceased) are encouraged to submit their information onwww.mountsaintcharles.org/alumnievents or by contacting Gail Bryson via email (alumni@staff.mountsaintcharles.org) or phone (401-769-0310 x115).

Press is asked to contact Penny Federici at 401-368-9709 or by email, federicip@staff.mountsaintcharles.org

 

Mount Saint Charles Academy Announces Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program

WOONSOCKET, RI  – Edwin Burke, principal of Mount Saint Charles Academy is pleased to announce that Madeline Charbonneau of Mendon, MA and Douglas Dubosky of Cumberland, RI, both from the Class of 2016, have been named Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented by the principal to these scholastically talented seniors.

“With great enthusiasm, Mount Saint Charles celebrates the accomplishments of our students,” Burke said. “In a special way we acknowledge the rigorous effort put forth by our students who are recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program. We are most proud of their dedication to scholarship and learning which has earned them these accolades, and join their parents and families in congratulating them for earning these awards.”

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2016 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

“The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.

Press is asked to contact Penny Federici at 401-368-9709 or by email, federicip@staff.mountsaintcharles.org

 

Mount Saint Charles Academy Announces AP Scholars

WOONSOCKET, R.I – As Mount Saint Charles Academy celebrates 92 years of ministry and academic excellence, several students were recognized at the beginning of the school year for their academic achievements as AP Scholars.The following students were recently honored with AP Scholar Awards from the College Board for high performance on advanced placement tests in May of 2015. They were recognized for demonstrating the ability to complete college-level courses and exams while still in high school.

AP Scholars (scored 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams):

 

  Class of 2016 (pictured left-right):

Madeleine Charbonneau of Mendon, MA; Douglas Dubosky of Cumberland, RI; Sabrina

Fagan of Scituate, RI;  John Montani of Milford, MA; Sonia Radu of Plainville, MA;

Aaron Zhang of Woonsocket, RI; Haoyue Zhang of Woonsocket, RI; and Jiayong Zhu of

Uxbridge, MA

 

Class of 2015:
Colin Berg, Renee Brien, Ryan Choate, Natalia Dafonte, Cristina Deoliveira, Shannon Flaherty, Nicole Giordano, Monica Hardesty, Sarah Hodgens, Brendan Lewis, Thomas Marcet, Danny Parenteau, Jamie Villanueva


Named AP Scholars with Honor (average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken and scored 3 or higher on four or more of these exams)

 

Class of 2015:
Trisha Bhatia, Justin D’Abrosca, Michael Doody, Melissa Duffy, Samantha Fagan, Madeline Kilburn, Sarah Payne, Zachary Vanasse, Ian Vescera, Benjamin Weiss

 

Named AP Scholars with Distinction (average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken and scored 3 or higher on five or more of these exams)

 

Class of 2015:
Daniel Bowen, Bernadette Charland, Jeffrey Cimmino, Angela Dansereau, Lauren Eberhardt, Ethan Guevremont, Jacob Haddad, Madeline Lacman, Evan Laverdure, Katherine Machione, Adam Mercier, Elizabeth Pontes, Brian Reilly, Peter Soucy, Catharine Trice, Yuye Zhou

“With great enthusiasm, Mount Saint Charles celebrates the accomplishments of our students,” Edwin Burke, principal at Mount Saint Charles Academy, said. “In a special way we acknowledge the rigorous effort put forth by our students who are recognized by the College Board. We are most proud of their dedication to scholarship and learning which has earned them these accolades, and join their parents and families in congratulating them for earning these awards.

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