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The Class of 2019 is “off to great places!”

Read where they will be going to college (and their alumnae relatives) below.

Dana Allen – University of Arkansas
Sister of Breana Allen ’12; Granddaughter of Dorothy Zanoff Shields ’65

Alison Allgood – Arkansas State University
Sister of Lizzie Allgood ’17

Cindy Alvarez – Arkansas Tech University

Emily Angyal – Southern Illinois University
Sister of Aryn Angyal ’18; Niece of Kathy Moore ’83

Caroline Barnhill – Loyola University in New Orleans

Elizabeth Bell – Savannah College of Art & Design

Ellie Bosch – University of Arizona
Daughter of Patricia Daly Francis ’88; Niece of Kathy Daly Fuller ’85

Sophie Bravo – Arizona State University, Barrett Honors College
Daughter of Rosemary Gillespie Bravo ’90

Hallie Bray – University of Arkansas

Karina Brockwell – University of Arkansas, Honors College

Annabelle Brown – University of Arkansas
Daughter of Ann Jackson Brown ’87; Sister of Emily Brown ’17; Niece of Susan Jackson ’90; Niece of Aimee Colvin Brown ’87; Cousin of Anne Marie Brown ’18

Alex Bruton – University of Central Arkansas
Daughter of Angela Berkemeyer ’92; Granddaughter of Pamela Nahlen Berkemeyer ’67; Niece of Pamela Bruton Hudson ’86; Niece of Phyllis Bruton Gunderman ’82

Wesley Burney – University of Arkansas
Sister of Erin Burney ’15

Reagan Burnside – University of Arkansas

Hannah Burrus – UA, Pulaski Technical College

Sophie Chier – University of Arkansas
Stepsister of Bailey Bibb ’12

Elizabeth Cline – University of Arkansas, Honors College
Sister of Caroline Cline ’16

Audrey Cummins – University of Alabama, Honors College

Gabie Cunningham – University of Arkansas
Daughter of Fayla Rector Cunningham ’97

Hannah Day – University of Arkansas

Emily Delfos – University of Central Arkansas

Emily Ellis – University of Arkansas
Daughter of Kimberly Eden ’92

Emme Ellzey – University of Arkansas

Savannah Endsley – University of Arkansas

Anna Farmer – University of Arkansas
Daughter of Lisa Kocinski Farmer ’84; Niece of Kathy Kocinski Rupert ’64

Addie Farquharson – Kansas City Art Institute

Chloe Farquharson – University of Arkansas

Ava Fischer – University of Central Arkansas
Daughter of Melanie Robinson Jaskiewicz ’89; Sister of Savannah Fischer ’17; Granddaughter of Missy Shook Copeland ’61

Caroline Foley – University of Central Arkansas
Sister of Emma Foley ’17

Kara Foster – Arkansas State University
Granddaughter of Bobbie Porbeck Yotter ’61; Sister of Kaleigh Foster Miskin ’09

Courtney Frederick – University of Arkansas, Honors College

Jules Gaddy – University of Central Arkansas

Rylee Gibson – University of Arkansas, Honors College
Sister of Dylan Gibson ’12

Anna Goodman – United States Air Force

Kate Gourde – University of California at Davis
Niece of Pauline Rogers Thurston ’74

Emily Hale – Hendrix College

Brooke Hall – Christian Brothers University
Sister of Alexandria Hall ’18

Riley Hanan – Arkansas State University

Natalie Harris – University of Arkansas, Honors College
Daughter of Catherine Teer Harris ’85; Sister of Sydney Harris ’14

Emma Harter – University of Arkansas, Honors College

Ashley Henry – University of Arkansas
Sister of Caroline ’17 and Elizabeth ’16 Henry; Granddaughter of the late Mabel Keller Cook ’36

Samm Henthorne – Arkansas Tech University
Sister of Abbey Henthorne ’17; Granddaughter of Linda Worm Phillips ’65

Cameron Heslip – University of Central Arkansas

Abby Hinkle – University of Arkansas
Niece of Cara Hinkle Stewart ’94

Lexie Holley – Arkansas State University
Daughter of Laura Runyan Holley ’85

Emma Holloway – Louisiana State University

Mallory Howard – Central Baptist College

Sarah Huber – Colorado University at Boulder

Andrea Huerta – Christian Brothers University

Carly Hugg – University of Arkansas
Granddaughter of Francis Bond Donald ’65; Niece of Meg Taylor Chase ’84; Cousin of Meredith Chase ’12

Julia Jansen – Loyola University in Chicago

Megan Jennings – University of Arkansas, Honors College

Cati Johnson – University of Arkansas, Honors College

Sam Kagy – Southern Methodist University
Granddaughter of Annette Metrailer Kagy ’56

Kathryn Kane – Arkansas State University
Daughter of Janie Wells Kane ’79; Niece of Peggy Wells ’72

Sydney Kellam – Southern Methodist University

Cameron King – Loyola University in Chicago

Chloe Lay – Ouachita Baptist University

Mary Chandler Lindsey – University of Arkansas

Noelia Lopez – Arkansas Tech University

Delaney Lyon – Arkansas State University

Anna Kate Manchester – University of Alabama, Honors College

Caroline Martine – Auburn University
Sister of Clare Martine ’18; Niece of Anna Marie Martine Simon ’87

Gracie May – Arkansas State University
Sister of Emma May ’17; Granddaughter of Emily Mayes Davis ’71; Great-Granddaughter of Emma Kresse Mayes ’38; Niece of Karyn Davis Gonyea ’92

Aimsley McDaniel – University of Arkansas
Cousin of Stacy Nichols ’01

Katie McLaurin – Arkansas State University, Honors College

Maggie McLeod – University of Alabama

Mabry Meadors – University of Arkansas
Daughter of Michele Mabry Meadors ’88

Karie Miller – The University of the Ozarks

Jennifer Mines – University of Notre Dame
Daughter of Anne Hiegel Mines ’82; Sister of Melanie Mines Trivella ’10 and Abby Mines ’14; Granddaughter of Mary Bea Couch Hiegel ’57; Niece of Stephanie Hiegel Byers ’90

Bri Moseley – University of Central Arkansas
Sister of Emily Moseley ’16

Lila Nichols – University of Arkansas
Sister of Emma Nichols ’16

Grace Nolan – Auburn University

Tyler Noonan – Marquette University

Greer Norris – University of Alabama, Honors College
Sister of Conley Grayson Norris ’16

Caty Nosal – University of Central Arkansas, Shedler Honors College
Stepsister of Elizabeth Harris ’13; Niece of Dorothy Nosal Montague ’58

Faith Ochoa – Arkansas State University

Georgia Orellana – University of Arkansas
Sister of Grace Orellana ’16

Tori Owens – University of Arkansas

Amalia Penagaricano – Baylor University

Madie Perreault – University of Georgia

Kennedy Phillips – University of Arkansas
Sister of McKenzie Phillips ’12

Kaia Pierce – University of Central Arkansas

Rachel Pinter – University of Arkansas

Kaydee Price – Ouachita Baptist University

Annie Quo – United States Naval Academy
Sister of Emma Quo ’15

Mary Claire Ramiro – University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Anya Ranaraja – Rhodes College

Yesica Reyes Vasquez – Grand Canyon University
Sister of Celina ’13 and Yasmin ’18 Reyes Vasquez

Rachel Ridgeway – Arkansas State University
Sister of Grace Ridgeway ’17; Cousin of Mary Drake ’11

Sarah Robbins – University of Central Arkansas
Cousin of Jane Robbins Griffin ’05

Ashley Roberts – Arkansas State University

Claire Ryscavage – University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Monica Sadaka – University of Arkansas

Angel Sagardui – University of Arkansas, Honors College Fellow

Sara Belle Scott – University of Missouri

Jessica Searle – University of Central Arkansas

Marin Selig – University of Mississippi
Niece of Missy Worley Solomon ’69; Cousin of Mimi Solomon Parrish ’01, Bayley ’14 and Lexi ’16 Elenzweig

Madeline Shepherd – Judson University
Daughter of Janey Jones Shepherd ’85

Mary Agnes Shields – University of Arkansas
Daughter of Kay Yada Shields ’88; Sister of Shelby Shields ’17; Granddaughter of Barbara Heim Yada ’62 and Ann Brizzolara Shields ’52; Niece of Kathy Yada Patton ’87 and Karen Yada Mills ’84

Amalie Shollmier – University of Central Arkansas
Niece of Tracy Shollmier-Abston ’89

Karina Singh – Marymount Manhattan

Camille Smith – University of Alabama

Elizabeth Smith – Arkansas Tech University

Sterling Snape – University of Georgia
Cousin of Sarah Dalby White ’08 and Marie Dalby Kent ’03

Natalie Snook – University of Alabama, Honors College
Stepdaughter of Kelly Wortsmith Snook ’86; Stepsister of Cameron ’16 and Rachel ’15 Parker; Granddaughter of Sherry Wilkins Wortsmith ’63; Niece of Dena Wortsmith Daniel ’91

Brenna Stefanov – Gould’s Academy
Sister of Mariah Stefanov ’15

Kennedy Stevens – University of Arkansas, Honors College

Hannah Storey – Vanderbilt University

Ashley Suffridge – University of Arkansas, Honors College
Sister of Emily Suffridge ’17

Alicia Sustaita – Arkansas State University
Sister of Katelynn Sustaita ’18; Granddaughter of Maria Theresa Zilvinskis ’66

Lindsey Taylor – University of Mississippi

Meredith Taylor – Hendrix College

Ana Thompson – The University of the Ozarks
Daughter of Susej Burks Thompson ’95; Granddaughter of JoAnn Sanders Burks ’65; Niece of Jayme Burks ’04

Madison Tiner – University of Mississippi

Bekka Ureta – University of Oklahoma

Eliza Walt – University of Arkansas

Grace Webb – University of Mississippi
Daughter of Fran Jansen Webb ’83; Granddaughter of the late Patsy Holland Webb ’54; Niece of Dawn Prasifka ’75, Anne Jansen Broadwater ’78, & Kathleen Webb Martin ’80

Paige West – University of Central Arkansas
Daughter of Lane Vassar West ’89

Maggie Williams – Mississippi State University

Madi Woziwodzki – University of Alabama

Abby Yanosick – University of Central Arkansas

Congratulations to the 2018 Alumna of the Year!

Each year, at the Senior Recognition and Alumnae Induction Ceremony, we award an alumna who has gone above and beyond to give back to her alma mater. This year’s Alumna of the Year is Missy Dishongh Griffy ’75. Even though Missy lives in Texas, she still manages to give of her time and treasure to Mount St. Mary Academy and for that, we are eternally grateful.




While a student here at MSM, Missy was a cheerleader, member of the National Honor Society, National Beta Club, and an honor graduate.  After graduation, she attended Texas Christian University and Houston Baptist University and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education, specifically in teaching Biology and History.  Missy then taught as a Science Teacher in the Alief Independent School District and the Richardson Independent School District.


In addition to working, Missy has been very involved in her community in Richardson, Texas. She has volunteered with a mentoring program for young mothers at First United Methodist Church, she is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Richardson and a former Community VP; she is a graduate of Leadership Richardson and Richardson Citizens Police Academy; she has served on the board of her local children’s theater, and on the PTA during her children’s school years.


Perhaps the coolest thing Missy and her husband do is serve as Volunteer Puppy Raisers for Southeastern Guide Dogs – for the past 21 years! They currently are training and fundraising for their 10th puppy who is named “Millie.” One other little fun fact: they have raised a puppy named Belle and a puppy named Mercy! Mercy is a working guide in KY. I believe Missy brought Belle to the Alumnae Picnic a few years ago – so she could get used to being around a large group of people. She was definitely a hit!


Missy and her husband Tim (a Catholic High grad also from the class of 1975) have a son Walker who is an English professor in California and a daughter, Claire Griffy Sowan who is a Psychotherapist in Austin, TX.
Missy Dishongh Griffy, Class of 1975 was an easy choice to be our 2018 Alumna of the Year. Even though she lives in Texas, she attends meetings here at MSM as a member of the Foundation Board and the Alumnae Relations Committee and she is also an active alumnae donor. Here is her message for the Class of 2019: You can be dedicated to MSM the rest of your life no matter where you live!!! Its gifts to us last a lifetime!  We agree, Missy.