The Choir School would like to extend congratulations to alumni receiving respective academic and service honors as they graduate from high school and look to their endeavors in higher education this year.
MCS alumni Conor Donehue, Anthony Palmer, Christopher Payne, Andrew Sagers, and Joseph Stokes were recognized at this year's Awards Celebration at Judge Memorial Catholic High School. These MCS alumni took home 17 awards as they conclude their Senior year.
Ten MCS alumni at West High School have been recognized with honors and distinctions this year.
"Choir School students learn the value of hard work, as well as grit and perseverance. We see the results of one of the best liberal arts schools in the state when MCS alumni are recognized for their academic excellence and achievements at the high school and collegiate levels every year," remarked Principal Jill Baillie.
Stephen Grant, a Seventh Grade Student at The Madeleine Choir School, was awarded first place in the Utah League of Cities and Towns eighteenth annual “Why I Like My Community” essay contest at the school’s morning assembly on Tuesday, June 2, 2015.
Tom Godfrey with ULCT presented the award to Grant on the campus of MCS in front of 360 fellow students and many teachers and parents.
The Choir School community extends its congratulations to Joseph Stokes (Class of 2011) upon being chosen as Valedictorian for the Judge Memorial High School Class of 2015. Joseph is the oldest son of Christopher and Catherine Stokes and one of five family members who are or have attended the Choir School: Maria (Class of 2012), Michael (Class of 2016), Peter (Class of 2019) and C. J. (Class of 2020). Joseph’s grandfather, Dr. Glenn Olsen, is a faculty member at the University of Utah and serves on the Choir School’s Board. We applaud Joseph for this great accomplishment and wish him well as he continues his studies in the fall at the University of Dallas.
Robert Herold, a Professor at Gonzaga University and commentator for Inlander, delves into aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in his April 29, 2015 article, and recognizes The Madeleine Choir School as a leader in balancing the necessary rigor of these subjects with a curriculum inclusive of foreign languages, the performing arts and visual arts.
The Corroon Family (Peter, Amy, Sophie, Peter Jr., and James) was featured in a story by KSL Religion Specialist, Carole Makita, highlighting various faiths being practiced in Utah. Makita interviewed the Corroon Family, and three other families in Utah from the Jewish faith, Islamic faith, and Hindu faith, respectively. The story originally ran on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015.