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Elizabeth Tracy is named Mount St. Joseph Academy 2022 Valedictorian

Elizabeth Jane Tracy is the class of 2022 Valedictorian. Elizabeth is the youngest daughter of Lisa and Tom Tracy, she attended Barstow Memorial School before her time at MSJ.

During her enrollment at MSJ, Elizabeth maintained high honors, while also being involved in a variety of clubs, sports, and honors societies such as the National Honor Society, the National Spanish Honor Society, and the National Art Honor Society; she was a member of the yearbook club, journalism club, and participated in the shoestring theater program. Elizabeth played soccer, basketball, and softball throughout her high school career, earning the role of team captain this year in soccer and basketball. She has been a member of the Student Ambassadors and Student Government throughout all four years of high school, and was elected student body Vice-President in her senior year.

Elizabeth will be attending the University of New England in the fall with plans to double major in Marine Science and Applied Mathematics.

Torynce Madison Munnett is the class of 2022 Salutatorian. Torynce is the daughter of Mark and Melanie Munnett of Fair Haven.

While in attendance, Torynce maintained High Academic Honors throughout her career and was a member of the Josephite Chapter of the National Honor Society. Torynce was actively involved in a variety of clubs and activities; she earned Varsity letters and was a captain in Cheerleading, was an active member of the Tri-M Music Honor society by singing and playing clarinet, a Speech and Debate member, and represented MSJ as a Student Ambassador.

A UVM Green and Gold Scholar, Torynce will be attending the University of Vermont – School of Arts and Sciences in the fall.

This year Mount Saint Joseph Academy is proud to award Ethan James Courcelle the 2022 Veritas et Puritas Award.

Ethan James Courcelle, son of Annie and James Courcelle of Rutland, is this year’s Veritas et Puritas selection. Prior to enrolling at MSJ, Ethan attended Christ the King School; it was during these years at CKS when he first discovered his love for the dramatic arts. Throughout high school, he has been a part of every MSJ theater production available to him. Additionally, Ethan is a member of the Josephite Chapter of the National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, the Ambassador Program, and a member and Captain of the Varsity Soccer, and Varsity Tennis teams.

Ethan plans to study psychology as he enrolls in higher education. His inspiration in pursuing this career path is his current employment at the St. Joseph Kervick and Loretto Homes of Rutland. Having worked at these assisted living facilities during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has become increasingly apparent to him that there is a great need for mental health support in a demographic that is often neglected or forgotten. Ethan will be attending College of the Holy Cross in the fall in hopes of fulfilling all of his educational goals.

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