Mount Aloysius Welcomes Mercy Presidential Scholars

Posted on: May 2, 2016

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Welcomed to Mount Aloysius College are new Mercy Presidential Scholars, from left front row: Kaitlin Altiero; Emma Pevarnik; Katelyn Quillman; Stephanie Evans; Summer Schell; Hannah Ruby; Katie Mirance; Kyra Stranko; Katilyn Stinson; Paige Dinges; Jessica Stehley; Kaitlyn Kocher; Zachary Lieb; Noah Strickland; Anna Zettle; and Nicholas Lineman. Back row from left are: Hannah Kitko; LeeAnn Reed; Emilee Brasseur; Mount Aloysius College Board member, Ann Benzel; Tom Foley, president of Mount Aloysius College; Kathryn Ellenberger; Kacie Baker; Emily Wawroski; Colin Miller; Katherine Quigley; Grace Peachey; Nathan Smith; Keithan O’Brien; Alexander Arone; LesPaul Buchko; and Mount Aloysius Vice President for Enrollment Management Frank Crouse.

Cresson, Pa. – Mount Aloysius College recognized 35 Mercy Presidential Scholars and their families recently at the Mercy Presidential Scholarship Dinner held in the College’s Bertschi Center and Technology Commons.  The students, distinguished by their academic achievements, leadership and community service, earned a collective high school grade point average of 3.82, with critical reading and math SAT scores ranging between 1100 and 1400.  The community service component was a crucial selection criterion.  Service is a core value of Mount Aloysius College– one of 16 US colleges affiliated with the founding Religious Sisters of Mercy.  Over the past two years, the Mount Aloysius College community gave back over 25,000 hours of service to the community.  The service hours exceeded $250,000 in value.  Every club on the Mount Aloysius College campus has a community service component built into the charter. The College’s list of service projects includes local, regional, national and international organizations.

Mount Aloysius College President Tom Foley noted that the students chosen as Mercy Presidential Scholars reflect the College’s expectations for their bright futures. “This year’s Mercy Presidential Scholars were selected on the basis of service to their respective communities, and their academic prowess,” he said.  “At Mount Aloysius College we recognize personal character as the keystone of leadership, academic discipline and a deepening commitment to community.  These are young women and men of character,” said Foley, “and we look forward to their contributions to Mount Aloysius College.”

Frank Crouse, vice president for enrollment management welcomed the group of Mercy Scholars, their parents, faculty and staff. “Of the many students competing for recognition as a Mercy Presidential Scholar,” he said, “these young men and women best exemplify the values and goals of Mount Aloysius College.  We are very glad to have them here.  This college experience will help to prepare you for life as you have the chance to make a difference here.  Mercy Scholars for 2016, we recognize your commitment to home, school, and community.”

The College’s Office of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions hosted the event to recognize prospective students who demonstrate solid academics and a commitment to home, school and community.  The new Mount Aloysius College Mercy Presidential Scholars include:

Kaitlin Altiero –  Bishop Guilfoyle Area High School, Altoona, Pa.;

Alexander Arone – Homer-Center High School, Homer City, Pa..;

Kacie Baker – Portage Area High School, Portage, Pa.;

Emily Black – Redland High School, New Cumberland, Pa.;

Emilee Brasseur – Hollidaysburg Area High School, Duncansville, Pa.;

LesPaul Buchko – Greater Johnstown Area High School, Johnstown, Pa..;

Joshua Devlin – Seevic College, Southend-on-Sea, UK);

Paige Dinges – Bellwood-Antis High School, Tyrone, Pa..;

Kathryn Ellenberger – DuBois Central Catholic High School Luthersburg, Pa.;

Stephanie Evans – St. Mary’s Memorial High School, St. Marys, OH);

James Eyre – Easton and Otley College, Kings Lynn, UK;

Kylie Horton – Altoona Area High School, Altoona, PA;

Hannah Kitko – Moshannon Valley Area High School, Houtzdale, Pa.;

Kaitlyn Kocher – Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy, Centre Hall, Pa.;

Zachary Lieb – Northern Cambria Area High School, Carrolltown, Pa.;

Nicholas Lineman – Bishop McCort Catholic High School, Dunlo, Pa.;

Hannah Mahoney – Dennis Morris Catholic High School, St. Catherine, ON, Canada;

Coltin Miller – Conemaugh Township Area High School, Hollsopple, Pa.;

Katie Mirance – Great Bridge High School, Chesapeake, Va.;

Matthew Monko – Chestnut Ridge High School, New Paris, Pa.;

Keithan O’Brien – Everett Area High School, Everett, Pa..;

Grace Peachey – Belleville Mennonite Area High School, Mill Creek, Pa..;

Emma Pevarnik – Hempfield Area High School, Greensburg, Pa.;

Katherine Quigley – Seton-La Salle Catholic High School, Pittsburgh, Pa.;

Katelyn Quillman – Fleetwood Area High School, Fleetwood, Pa.;

LeeAnn Reed – Penn Cambria High School, Cresson, Pa.;

Hannah Ruby – Mifflin Area High School, Belleville, Pa.;

Summer Schell – Hershey High School, Hershey, Pa.;

Nathan Smith – Bradford High School, Lewis Run, Pa.;

Jessica Stehley – Bellwood-Antis High School, Altoona, Pa.;

Kaitlyn Stinson – Mount Union Area High School, Huntingdon, Pa.;

Kyra Stranko – Greater Latrobe Area High School, Latrobe, Pa.;

Noah Strickland – Curwensville Area High School, Curwensville, Pa.;

Emily Wawroski– Bloomsburg Area High School, Bloomsburg, Pa., and

Anna Zettle – Altoona Area High School, Altoona, Pa.

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