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Megan Sheehan '13 Named National Merit Scholar Finalist

by cnewman

Megan M. Sheehan, a senior at Mount Mercy Academy was named a National Merit Scholar semifinalist. The National Merit Scholarship Corp. has run its national awards program since 1955. The 2012-2013 semifinalists were chosen from an initial pool of 1.5 million students across the United States, who took last year's PSAT/NMSQT, the qualifying test. The 8,300 National Merit Scholarships, which are worth over $32 million, will be awarded in the spring.

Megan is one of only four girls chosen from the seven all-girl high schools in Western New York. She is currently enrolled in three AP classes and upon graduation, will have completed seven. She is the recipient of a full scholarship to MMA for the outstanding score on the Catholic High School Entrance Exam.

Megan is an active participant in the school community. She is a Mount Mercy Academy Student Ambassador, the Vice President of Student Government, the Co-Editor and writer for the Mercienne (school yearbook), a member of the National Honor Society, a McAuley Scholar, as well as enrolled in MMA's Academy of Science and Healthcare.

Sheehan is just as active on the field, as she is in the classrooms and hallways of MMA. She plays both Varsity Soccer and Basketball and was voted Captain of her Varsity Soccer team this year.

"I am not sure about college yet but I am considering a major in Biomedical Engineering, followed by medical school," states Sheehan. "My dream schools are Harvard or Stanford."

Mount Mercy Academy commends Megan Sheehan for this outstanding achievement.


"Attending Mount Mercy Academy is one of the best decisions I could have made. Since day one they have challenged me academically, to strive and succeed. For the past two years at Mount Mercy, I received so much help from all the teachers. They are always open to help me with any questions I have. My teachers have even taken time whenever they can to help me to do well with upcoming tests and quizzes. With their help I have been on both honor rolls, and have been a scholar athlete."

Bella Longo

Class of 2019

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