Every year, Mount St. Mary Academy recognizes three individuals who have shown themselves to be outstanding leaders in the school and community, as well as ambassadors of the school’s spirit. The awards are presented at our annual Alumnae Mass, which will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2019.

Alumna of the Year

Mount St. Mary Academy recognizes an alumna for her service to others in her community. This individual should serve as an example to others of the true Mount St. Mary spirit. Some qualities that should be considered are integrity, acceptance of and service to others, commitment and dedication.


The Sophia Award

Recognizing wisdom and ingenuity, the Sophia Award is given to a graduate who has achieved success in her chosen profession. In selecting this recipient, the administration looks for an alumna whose hard work and perseverance can inspire our young students.


Distinguished Educator

Academic excellence has been a continuing characteristic of Mount St. Mary Academy because of the many talented teachers who have graced our halls. The Distinguished Educator Award is bestowed upon a former MSM teacher or administrator whose teaching style, guidance, and commitment to scholarship have enriched our students’ lives.

To see a list of previous recipients, please click here.


Nomination Process

If you would like to nominate an alumna to receive one of these awards, please fill out the following form with as much detail as possible. You can alternately send a letter of nomination to Mount St. Mary Academy, Attn: Joan McDonough, 3756 Delaware Ave., Kenmore, NY, 14217 

Nominations are being accepted for 2019.

Alumnae Athletic Hall of Fame

Every two years, Mount St. Mary Academy inducts alumnae into our Athletic Hall of Fame. The MSM Athletic Hall of Fame seeks to recognize those athletes, coaches and athletic benefactors who have achieved the highest honor in their sports, and presented themselves as exemplary representatives of Mount St. Mary Academy through sportsmanship, leadership and talent. For more information on the nomination process, please fill out the form below.