Mount St. Joseph Academy senior Rory Carrara has been selected to receive a Good Citizen Award, sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution Ann Story Chapter.
Rory has attended MSJ for four years and also went to Christ the King School. She was chosen for the award because she is dedicated to the betterment of MSJ and the community.
“It means a lot. It’s really humbling to be called a good citizen. I think everyone strives to be that, whether it is in their school or community or in the lives of people around them,” Rory said. “It’s humbling but also encouraging to be recognized as a good citizen. It’s encouraging to know that helping others is appreciated and doesn’t go unnoticed.”
It’s hard for Rory to go unnoticed around MSJ. She competes in softball, basketball and cheerleading, serves as senior class representative for student government, participates in band and chorus, Spanish National Honors Society President, and is a student ambassador. She also served as an intern in the office of Rutland County State’s Attorney Rose Kennedy.
“There are a lot of things I like about MSJ, but my favorite is that the possibilities are endless. You can do anything you want, which a lot of people would be surprised about because it is such a small school,” Rory said. “I played two sports in one season. I wanted to take a specific AP class this year and it was set up for me. Everything I wanted to balance my education is thanks to the MSJ community. My coaches, my teachers - they understood that I wanted to do more. Not only did they support me, but they made it happen.”
Rory plans to pursue a degree in political science and public policy after graduation. She has not committed to a college, but is leaning toward Simmons University.
The Daughters of the American Revolution, Ann Story Chapter sponsors the Good Citizen Award in area high schools. The winners are recognized at a chapter meeting with certificates and Good Citizen pins. Each student was selected by their school as best representing the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism.