Montgomery Catholic Students Selected for Summer Leadership Programs

Several Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School students were selected to attend prestigious summer leadership conferences around the state and around the country. Due to social distancing guidelines in response to Covid-19, many summer programs were postponed, moved to a virtual venue, or canceled. Nevertheless, we are proud to recognize the outstanding students who were chosen to represent Montgomery Catholic.

Juniors Catherine Aaron, Cecelia Crawford, Will Noell, and Patrick Ryan were selected as Ambassadors for HOBY (Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership) at Troy University. HOBY is the nation’s foremost Youth Leadership Seminar that over 10,000 deserving high school students from across the country attend each year.  Their mission is to inspire and develop the global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service, and innovation.  Montgomery Catholic is proud to nominate students each year who attend the conference and looks forward to encouraging these future leaders to make an impact on our community.

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Senior John Niemi was selected to attend the American Legion Alabama Boys State convention and Senior Ellie Pool was selected to attend the American Legion Auxiliary Alabama Girls State convention at The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.  Alabama Boys State and Girls State are leadership and government training programs and are among the highest honors granted to high school senior boys and girls. Students from around the state are chosen based on their demonstration of leadership, hard work, strong morals and motivation in school and community activities. These programs enable students to try their hands at politics and community service.

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Senior Mary Carley was selected for the 33rd Alabama Governor’s School at Samford University. This annual conference brings together around 90 gifted Alabama High School seniors to learn about various professions and majors and provides a variety of academic, creative and leadership experiences to attendees.

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Senior Ines Gonzalez-Ansaldi was selected to represent Montgomery Catholic at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, MA. The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country interested in these careers, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal.

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Class of 2020 graduate Theo Hornsby was selected to attend the Boston University Tanglewood Institute for music. Run by the BU College of Fine Arts and affiliated with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood Music Center, this prestigious program features world-class instructors for workshops and one-on-one instruction that enrich and inspire talented young musicians from around the country.

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