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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.


"Mount Mercy has taught me some of the most important things in my life and I am so grateful for that. I know that incorporating the principles of a woman of Mercy has made me the best version of myself. I can only hope that in the future, I will continue to grow and teach others the valuable lessons that I was taught at Mount Mercy. While I have learned so many things here, the greatest thing by far that I have learned is that DNA does not always make a family, love makes a family and that is exactly what I have gained here, a second family."

Mariah Rullan

Class of 2019

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