Mount Saint Dominic Academy


Students Receive Awards

Sarah Sulc ’18 received the Dorothy Day Award for Social Justice.

The Dorothy Day Award was conceived by the “Lawyers from the Mount” in 2016. The first award was given to Starr Shapiro ’17. The award to be given annually on MSDA Dominican Day, is awarded to a present member of the junior class. The recipient is active in the Justice Club for three years and a willing contributor throughout those years. She is expected to be a leader on Justice Day and at other Justice activities at the Mount. The student must also be in good academic standing as well as complete many hours in the Siena Service Program. The recipient receives a copy of the book The Long Loneliness by Dorothy Day.

Ava Rakowski ’20 received the Sister Barbara Cowan Award.

Sister Barbara Cowan, OP, Assistant Principal, teacher of Math and Science and founder of the Peer Leadership Program, was at Mount Saint Dominic Academy from 1967-1972 and 1985-2007. Sister Barbara was a woman of faith, quiet strength and convictions. She was a gentle leader with deep respect and compassion for others. A love of learning and a passion for teaching describes her life. Her legacy lives on in all who knew her or of her.

This award is given to a member of the present Freshman class who: displays enthusiasm in the classroom and outside of it, has earned the respect of her fellow classmates, demonstrates respect and compassion for others, is involved in school activities, works to her academic abilities, and continues the legacy of Sister Barbara.


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