This morning, Our Lady of Mercy Academy (OLMA) Class of 2018 Valedictorian, Morgan Hagerty, was awarded the Scholar Athlete Scholarship from the NJ Baseball/Softball Umpires Association. Each year, the NJBUA invites outstanding scholar athletes from 30 different schools to apply for the scholarship. “We received essays from some great students, but Morgan’s stood out,” said Tony Eller, NJBUA Softball Coordinator. “We were impressed with her accomplishments both on and off the field, so much so, that she was selected via a unanimous vote.”
Morgan, who resides in Vineland, NJ, will attend Widener University this fall where she plans to pursue a degree in Early Education. “This award is a perfect way to end my athletic career at OLMA,” said Morgan. “It’s the education and support that I received at OLMA that has made it possible for me to be recognized with awards like this one. I am so grateful for that.”
Earlier this year, Morgan was the recipient of the Cape Atlantic League’s first Unsung Hero Award in her role as co-captain of the OLMA Volleyball Team. Morgan also received the 2018 NJ Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) Scholar Athlete Award representing OLMA.