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- January 12, 2024
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SAINT PAULINE VISINTAINER SCHOLARSHIP
This year’s St. Pauline Visintainer Scholar is Christine Mrozek, a senior at Mount Carmel Area High School. Christine’s accomplishments will serve as a blueprint for all future winners of this award. Christine is on track to become the valedictorian of her 2011 class at MCA. Mrozek is president of the National Honor Society, Future Nurses of America, and the Art Club. Her involvement with the Odyssey of the Mind helped her MCA team to a 6th place finish at the World Finals in 2010. She has also been recognized as the Sisters of Cyril Methodius Servant Leadership Award in 2010, has won the local Voice of Democracy competition, and received the National Language Arts Achievement Award from the United States Achievement Academy. She is also involved with the Gifted Program, Science Club, Envirothon team, homecoming float committee, and the Scholastic Scrimmage team. Christine has been named the Elks Student of the Month, as well as, a Rotary Student of the Month for September. She has also earned her way into the prestigious 1300 Club.
Athletically, Christine is a four-year letter winner with the girls track team as a thrower and has qualified for District’s as a freshman, sophomore, and junior in the shot. Her throw of 34’1/2” was good enough for 4th place in the 2010 District IV meet. She was with the District qualifying girls soccer team in 2007 and 2008, and switched to volleyball as a junior. She was named a captain as a senior and was the recipient of the Coach’s Award. Mrozek has also been a part of the resurgence of girls basketball at MCA when she was a player on the 2009 and 2010 District playoff teams.
At MCA, Mrozek organized an created the Haunted High School during her freshman year, and it has served as a fundraiser for the gifted program at MCA ever since. She is also very involved with the Interact Club and has helped with food and toy drives for those less fortunate in our local area.
Mrozek’s many interests also include art, for which she has been named artist of the month by the News Item. She has been named Best in Show at the annual MCA Art Show and was nominated to be a WVIA Artist of the week.
Christine has also been an active member of Holy Angels Parish, where she has been an altar server and lector, and has helped with CCD classes. She has also donated many hours to the parich picnic at Holy Angels. Christine is the daughter of Ray and Maribeth Mrozek of Kulpmont and plans to attned Elizabethtown College in their premedical and honors program with the hopes of becoming a surgeon.