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Three Special Alumni Scholarships

Two current students and one graduate were awarded scholarships by the St. Mary's Alumni Association. The legacy scholarship is awarded to two first-year students who are relatives of alumni; the post-graduate scholarship goes to a graduating senior or an alum pursuing a professional or multi-year graduate degree.

From left, Dolores Parks Lewis '48HS/'50 (grandmother); DeAnna Clements '13, and Ann S. Lewis Clements '85 (mother)

DeAnna Clements '13
Coming to St. Mary's, DeAnna follows the footsteps of her mother, aunt, great-aunt, great-uncle and grandmother. At Chopticon High School in Morganza, DeAnna was selected for the Maryland All-State Chorus all four years. She was a member of the Divas, an auditioned women's ensemble; Infinity, a women's contemporary group; the Peace Pipers, an award-winning chamber ensemble; and the National Thespian Society. She also found time to perform 120 hours of community service teaching children.

Marjorie Foley '09

Marjorie Foley '09
Marjorie, shown here with her College adviser, Katy Arnett '00, graduated with distinction this past May, receiving her bachelor's degree in English after only three years. A Paul H. Nitze Scholar, she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Sigma Tau Delta, and received the Maryland Collegiate Honors Council's 2009 award for "most outstanding honors student" from a four-year college. Her St. Mary's Project focused on teaching literacy and literature to English language learners, an interest she plans to pursue as she continues her education in the College's Master of Arts in Teaching program. She also intends to stay active on campus, working with the Nightengale A cappella group and the St. Mary's River Project education team. when she's not in the classroom, Marjorie enjoys hiking, backpacking, traveling, yoga, and, of course, sailing. 


Katherine "Cassey" Callahan Elder '13
Both of Cassey's parents, Nell LeClair Elder and Patrick J. Elder, graduated from St. Mary's in 1977, and told her "there's something about the place, something about the water, the land, and the buildings." During her years at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Cassey was involved with the school's instrumental music program; represented Armenia and Poland in the Model United Nations; worked as a camp counselor; was active with the Bethesda United Methodist Church; and completed over 270 hours of community service.