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Mount Saint Joseph Academy honors top students

Valedictorian: Leonard Wing Bartenstein

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Leonard Wing Bartenstein, son of Claus and Trish Bartenstein of Rutland, serves as the Student Government President of Mount Saint Joseph Academy and is a member of the Josephite Chapter of the National Honor Society, the Shoestring Theater Company Drama Club and the MSJ Concert Band. Leonard has played Varsity Football all four years of high school; appointed captain during his senior year, and has been a member of the Golf team since 9th grade. He is a Lector at Christ the King Church in Rutland and has compiled hundreds of hours of community service throughout his four years at MSJ. Leonard is also part of MSJ's Student Life Organization, and has served as a Student Ambassador and a guide for new and prospective students and families through all four years of high school, was a Green Mountain Boys' State Delegate in 2012. Leonard is Mount Saint Joseph Academy's Class of 2013 University of Vermont Green and Gold Scholar and will attend UVM this fall to study English Literature and Education.

Salutatorian: Matthew Thomas Sanborn

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Matthew Thomas Sanborn, son of William and Christine Sanborn of Rutland, is a member of Mount Saint Joseph Academy's Student Government, serving as Junior Class president last year and secretary during his freshman and sophomore years. He is a member of Student Life, the Josephite Chapter of the National Honor Society, a participant in the school's Scholar' Bowl Club, musician in the Concert Band and the Choir, as well as a "Sole" of the Shoestring Theater Company Drama Club.  He is captain of the Varsity Baseball team as well as the Boys' Varsity Basketball team, leading the team to their 2011-2012 Vermont State Basketball Division II Championship. Throughout his high school career, Matthew has earned eleven Varsity letters, been a consistent three + three scholar athlete and has served as a Lector, Student Ambassador and Tour Guide as well as a Green Mountain Boys' State Delegate. Matthew plans to study Business in the Honors Program at Providence this fall.

Veritas et Puritas Award Winner: Abigail Grace Harvey

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Abigail Grace Harvey, daughter of Maria and Robert Harvey of West Rutland, is the 2013 recipient of the Mt. St. Joseph Academy Veritas et Puritas award. Abigail is a member of the Josephite Chapter of the National Honor Society, The Shoestring Theater Company, the MSJ Student Government, and a three + three scholar athlete. In recognition of Abigail's strong and vibrant Catholic faith, strong academic performance, consistent respect afforded to others, as well as a deep concern for her fellow students and school community, the MSJ community is proud to award Abigail the Veritas et Puritas recognition for her outstanding character and service to others. Abigail will attend St. Michael's College in the fall and plans on pursuing a degree in Biology/Pre Medicine.