Brigadier General Jennifer Hammerstedt, U.S. Air Force

OLMA Alumna Promoted to Brigadier General, USAF

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OLMA Alumna Promoted to Brigadier General and Named Commander, Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. Congratulations to Jennifer Hammerstedt, OLMA Class of 1991. You are incredible and…
Jennifer Trallo Schreiber, OLMA Alumna selected for Harvard program

OLMA Alumna Selected for Prestigious Harvard Program

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Outstanding OLMA alumnae are everywhere we look. Today’s kudos go to Jennifer Trallo Schreiber, a member OLMA’s Class of 1994. This leading healthcare professional holds a BSN from NYU and…
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Teacher Feature: Meet Wes Jarrell

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If you are a student who loves discussing literature and isn't afraid to debate the issues, you are a perfect fit for Mr. Jarrell's class. Wes "Mr. J" Jarrell is…

OLMA Grads Ready for the Future

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Our Lady of Mercy Academy Graduates Class of 2020 One hundred percent moving on to higher education   June 2020; Newfield, NJ – The 20 members of the Our Lady…
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Teacher Feature: Meet Nicole Donovan

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Nicole Donovan was looking for a change and a new challenge after nine years of teaching in a Philadelphia public school. She found both at OLMA. "I am so thankful…

Student Spotlight: Meet Madison “Maddie” Heipp, Class of 2021

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OLMA junior, Madison "Maddie" Heipp grew up just five minutes away from OLMA yet never even considered attending until late in her 8th-grade year. "We drove by all the time, but…
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Teacher Feature: Meet Michele Fortis

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While quiet and unassuming, English teacher, Michele Fortis is a treasure trove of knowledge, a delight to be around, and beloved by her students. Now in her 22nd year of teaching…
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Teacher Feature: Meet Diana “Ms. Cop” Coppinger

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Diana "Ms. Cop" Coppinger has not let COVID-19 stand in her way -- not for a single minute. Fortunately, Ms. Cop's students were already using online textbooks, so that made the…
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Student Spotlight: Meet Breanna Volpe, Class of 2023

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OLMA freshman, Breanna Volpe, is quite the superstar. She is a fantastic student, talented athlete and makes community service part of everyday life. This young woman chose OLMA after hearing about it…

OLMA Athletics Launches #OLMAKeepsPlaying Program

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OLMA athletes have found a way to keep on playing this spring in a way that benefits them and others. The initiative called, Keep Playing for the W.I.N. begins today.…
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The OLMA Overview — May 9, 2020

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What an issue! This week's OLMA Overview is complete with our Class Lip Syncs and a special invitation from OLMA Athletics. Enjoy it!   #Sisterhood #OLMAOnline #OLMAKeepsPlaying #SeeTheGood #OLMACares #WomenLeadingChange
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Student Spotlight: Alexandra Kazan, Class of 2021

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OLMA junior, Alexandra "Lexi" Kazan says that one of the smartest things she ever did when joining OLMA was getting involved in sports. "I was super shy and scared when…
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Teacher Feature: Meet Mrs. Patti Blackshear

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Mrs. Patti Blackshear misses her girls. She loves seeing them online and spends as much time with them as they'll let her, but it is the conversations in her classroom…
OLMA alumna secures job with Philadelphia Phillies Ball Girl Team

Alina Colon Joins Philadelphia Phillies Ball Girl Team

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Congratulations to OLMA alumna, Alina Colon, on her new role as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies Ball Girl Team!  "I've realized throughout my many years of work in this…
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Senior Spotlight: Angelina Balis

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When this young woman sets her mind to doing something, it gets done. Angelina Balis has a huge personality. She is one-of-kind and likes it that way. She exudes self-confidence…
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Senior Spotlight: Madison Springer

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Madison Springer is quiet and shy but not afraid to step out of her comfort zone. She did just that on her Mini-Mester in Cedar Key, FL, last spring when…
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Teacher Feature: Meet Ms. Beth Hopman

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When it comes to teachers with heart and humor, Ms. "Hop" Hopman tops the list. Now in her 21st year of teaching at OLMA, Ms. Hop is enjoying the challenges…
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Senior Spotlight: Isabella Testa

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This young woman is deeply spiritual and devoted to her family.  Isabella Testa joined the Class of 2020 as a junior and immediately made an impact as a loyal friend…
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Senior Spotlight: Corinne Shields

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Corinne Shields plans to study Psychology at Rutgers University this fall, but she has already been looking out for the welfare of her classmates since day one of freshman year.…
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Senior Spotlight: Mia Rudolph

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This young woman understands both the importance and pure joy of service. It's something Mia Rudolph first learned at home from her parents, who founded the Dream Foundation, a non-profit…
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OLMA Students Put Hearts and Hands to Work

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OLMA students and families continue to put their hearts and hands to work doing amazing things in their communities. Bianca and her family prepared and handed out over 600 hot…
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Senior Spotlight — Delaney Donzola

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Delaney Donzola has a special kind of resilience. When in elementary school, Delaney found out that she had a bone condition called osteochondritis dissecans. Fixing it meant four reconstructive knee…
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The OLMA Overview — April 25, 2020

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Happy Saturday morning and welcome to The OLMA Overview!  Get the latest on online learning, meet Ms. Hop, see our newest NHS members, and so much more!  
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Senior Spotlight: Lia D’Orio

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Lia D'Orio lights up a room. Her smile is ever-present, and her heart larger than life. Lia is an amazing athlete and a fierce competitor who always gives her all.…

Senior Spotlight: Caelah Palumbo

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This dynamic young woman burst onto the OLMA scene in her junior year and fit like a glove into the Sisterhood. Caelah Palumbo is a student-athlete who exudes positivity. She…

Student Spotlight: Meet Adrianna Dodge, Class of 2021

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While OLMA junior, Adrianna Dodge, misses being in school with her friends, she is enjoying the extra time with her family, including her dog, Cutie. She's also enjoying the new…

Senior Spotlight: Derien Hartline

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Four years ago, you might have described Derien Hartline as quiet, shy, and a little unsure of herself. That's not the case anymore. This beautiful young woman is now self-confident,…

Senior Spotlight: Elizabeth Myers

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Elizabeth Myers is a natural leader who always puts the needs of others before her own. She rallies the troops like no other and, at the same time, makes everyone…

Senior Spotlight: Kimberly Kinkade

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Senior Spotlights are back! This young woman, OLMA Salutatorian Kimberly Kinkade, is living proof of what's possible when you're willing to work hard. As a student, athlete, and leader, Kimmy…

Teacher Feature: Mrs. Susan Cavagnaro

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Mrs. Susan Cavagnaro, alumna, teacher, and alumnae parent has seen a thing or two in her more than 30 years at OLMA, but she never thought she would be teaching…