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Mount St. Mary senior is recipient of $40,000 scholarship

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Mount St. Mary Academy senior, Elena DePaolo, was honored as one of only 25 recipients of the College Board’s $40,000 Complete Your Journey scholarship.

More than 500,000 students from all 50 states joined the College Board Opportunity Scholarships program since it launched in December 2018. DePaolo has consistently challenged herself academically, taking AP and college level courses throughout her high school career.

Aside from academics, DePaolo has been an active participant in athletics and in her service to others. She has played JV and Varsity volleyball throughout high school, even assisting with volleyball camps over the summer. She is also a member the Service Club, Donate Life Club and Model U.N.

DePaolo likes to challenge herself and always takes that extra step to further her co-curricular or educational path. Her service has included volunteering at St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy working with their toy drive, food pantry and blanket making drive. She is also a valued member of St. Edmund’s Parish Outreach where she collected and donated household goods for families in Nicaragua. DePaolo has shown that she understands the importance of teamwork and encourages others, something that extends beyond the classroom and into her community and this scholarship will certainly assist her in this process.

Mount St. Mary Academy, founded by the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur in 1927, is an all-girls, Catholic college-preparatory high school located at 3756 Delaware Avenue in Kenmore. Mount St. Mary is consistently ranked among the top high schools in Western New York. It is an academic institution where young women grow intellectually, socially and spiritually.

For more information, visit http://www.msmacademy.org.

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