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Alumni Success Starts Here

We are so proud to see our alumni take what they learned within our walls and apply it to their lives in high school. Here are two amazing examples.

Antoine Robinson ’20

St. Joseph’s Prep rising sophomore

High School Activities: Junior State of America (JSA), The Hawkeye student newspaper, Philosophy Club, Prep Republicans, Forensics Team, Student Council

“WMA prepared me for the extensive

homework, studying and tests I have at the Prep, and also how to be an active class member and leader,” reflected Antoine. The proof is in the pudding: classmates at the Prep twice elected Antoine as a Student Council representative for the Class of 2024.

He was instrumental in the Student Council effort to have the administration adopt “asynchronous Wednesdays” during the pandemic, where students had a day to work on assignments and classwork at their own pace. He also helped set up an online mixer with Merion Mercy Academy in lieu of in-person dances.

Antoine has also continued his success in Forensics that began right here at WMA! He made it to the National and Philadelphia Catholic Forensic League semi-finals this past year as a freshman.

Annalise Fresta ’19

Merion Mercy Academy rising junior

High School Activities: Varsity Volleyball, Spirit Club, Athletes Helping Athletes, Student Council, Heart Club

Annalise feels that her experiences at Waldron Mercy, academic and extracurricular, prepared her for her achievements at Merion Mercy Academy. “The WMA teachers pushed us into the right paths for high school, and have set us up for outstanding success.There were many academic preparations along with time preparation and certainly homework preparation.”

She has been involved in nearly all activities listed above since her freshman year. “WMA taught me the true values of Mercy and the idea of family within a community, which certainly has helped me become more involved within the Merion community,” Annalise explained. She didn’t even let the pandemic stop her. Annalise and fellow 2019 graduate Luke Gallagher arranged a creek clean up that happened in May as a joint effort between the MMA and SJP Student Councils.


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