14Jun

Showcasing Quantity and Quality at 2017 Commencement Exercises

The sun was shining and smiles were beaming on the faces of the largest graduating class of Mount Royal Academy last Saturday. The 15 members of the class of 2017 and the 13 students of the class of 2021 were joined by faculty, staff, family, and friends for the commencement exercises in the Saint Joseph Center. As Headmaster Tremblay noted in his opening remarks, “Quantity is a moot point unless we consider the quality of these candidates before us.” He went on to explain, “What I learned most from this class is that circumstances should never change who you are, or who you are meant to be....

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05Jun

Senior Seminar Presentations Reclaim Search for Truth

The class of 2017 completed their high school education at Mount Royal Academy by composing ten-page essays with documentation and bibliography on a host of topics that originated from their four-year study of the Great Books of Western civilization. Many wrote on a passage inspired by a passage from C.S. Lewis’ That Hideous Strength that describes the major character in the novel as a highly educated modern man with a Ph.D. in sociology who lacks even “a rag of noble thought” in his entire education. Some students who chose this topic contrasted Mark Studdock’s indifference to moral truth wi...

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02Jun

Graduates Model Servant Leadership

Dear Families, The last week of school for our seniors and eighth graders is drawing to a close.  They, understandably, are overjoyed, but we are sad that they will soon be gone. We have commented several times this year on what a great group of kids our senior class is, effectively leading their fellow students.  This class has been willing to jump in whenever we ask them to help, or even when we don’t.  You have seen their leadership through participation in student government, National Honor Society, sports, drama and campus ministry, but they lead through example in many small, unnoticed...

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01Jun

8th Grade Captivates with Interdisciplinary Project Presentations

Adolescence and public speaking often lead to little more than sweaty palms, flushed cheeks, and shaky voices. Not so with the 8th grade students today. Each member of the class presented their interdisciplinary projects to teachers, junior high students, and parents. The project entailed creating and delivering a presentation on one topic that encompassed three of the five core academic disciplines: science, math, history, theology, and language arts.  Topics included cloning, genetically modified organisms, military battles, computer science, capital punishment, sacred art, the Shroud of T...

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30May

Self-Motivation Leads to Championship Opportunities

Rette Solomon (19') vied for two championships last week.  It was a busy eight days for Rette Solomon of Wilmot who competed at the New England High School horse riding competition one Saturday, then the Division III State Track and Field Championship on another. On Saturday, May 20th, Solomon traveled to Falmouth, MA to compete in the Zone 1 Finals for Western Riding of the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA). The IEA provides unique aspects of horse riding competitions, both at the local and national level, in that none of the ridersl supply their own horses or tack. Instead, a hos...

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23May

Commencement Speaker Announced: President of Sophia Institute

The largest graduating class in the history of Mount Royal Academy will be encouraged one final time before transitioning into life beyond MRA by Charlie McKinney. He leads a premier and innovative publisher which effectively uses all of the tools in the new evangelization.  Charlie McKinney is President of Sophia Institute, a Catholic apostolate that includes Sophia Institute Press, publisher of Catholic books; Sophia Institute for Teachers, a program that provides catechetical and spiritual formation to Catholic school teachers, as well as two online apostolates: CrisisMagazine.com and Cath...

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16May

Historic Statewide Consecration of Catholic Schools

It was a great blessing to join Bishop Libasci and 6,000 Catholic school students from 27 NH Catholic schools to consecrate ourselves to the Blessed Virgin Mary. These words of the Bishop’s consecration prayer capture the essence of the event, “Dearest Mother, we know that each of us is precious in your eyes and that all that you embrace is touched by God’s grace. As the Angel Gabriel said, you are “full of grace,” and, “the Lord is with you” (Luke 1:28). Therefore, we place our administrators, our teachers, students and staff, all our properties, our buildings as well as all operations, inte...

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10May

Class of 2017: What are they up to?

Dear Families, Home stretch, here we come! It is hard to believe that we only have six and a half weeks of school left, and a mere four and a half for our eighth graders and seniors. We've tried to keep you in the loop with all the concluding events below, and I would make sure to remain attentive to classroom teachers’ weekly messages to get a pulse on fun field trips. Now that May 1 has come and gone, our seniors have made commitments to life after Mount Royal Academy. Our mission is focused on vocational calling, not career building. Our students will be in the world, but not of the world....

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03May

Gifts and Talents That Bring Joy

Kealan is a great example of what makes MRA a family. He can as easily be found playing with elementary students at recess as helping a high school student with math.

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01May

Jacinta Hogan ('19) Wins Respect Life Essay Contest

Despite already competing in two sports, serving in student government, and being a member of the national honors society, Jacinta Hogan ('19) took up the challenge to submit an entry into the Knights of Columbus respect life essay contest. It was open to junior high and high school students in New Hampshire. Her efforts paid off as she was recently notified that she was one of six winners of the $100 cash prize. As the Knights State Culture of Life Director, Ron Di Stasio, noted, Jacinta’s “submission shows that (she) understands fully what is needed to reach out to those in crisis.”

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