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As Seen In: de Sales Sheet Magazine, Fall 2020 Edition

The graduating class of 2020 included 94 young men and women who now attend a variety of colleges and universities across the United States. In our annual Five Faces feature, de Sales Sheet readers get to know several of our youngest alumni who were nominated by faculty and staff as outstanding representatives of Mount de Sales Academy.

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Citizenship Award recognizes and rewards individuals who possess the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their homes, schools, and communities. This year’s recipient is Roman Vadini, who considers good citizenship to be important, and he hopes to remain a lifelong learner and find ways to do something good for others each day.

Roman came to MDS in the sixth grade from St. Joseph’s Catholic School, following in his sister Aurora’s (2013) footsteps. While at MDS, he especially enjoyed STEM courses, so it is no surprise that he is a freshman at Georgia Tech. Roman is studying mechanical engineering and hopes to pursue an integrated bachelor’s and master’s program.

“I loved mathematics, physics, and computer science, but my favorite teacher at MDS was Mr. Patrick Tunnell,” said Roman. “I took his Faith and Reason course and participated in an independent study in my senior year, where we went in depth into early Christian ethics and metaphysics. Wondering about the mysteries of life was awesome.” “Roman is a gift to anyone lucky enough to be around him,” noted Mr. Tunnell, Upper School theology teacher. “I have no doubt that he will make a huge impact on the world, and I count myself blessed to have been a part of his story.”

Roman distinguished himself academically as well as in extracurricular activities while at MDS. He was captain of varsity wrestling, leading the team to multiple state competitions. Roman also was involved in student council and National Honor Society; he earned the rank of Eagle Scout and continues his commitment to scouting as scoutmaster for Troop 10 in Macon.


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Mount de Sales Academy is a private Catholic school located in Macon, GA, and serves students in Bibb, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach and other surrounding counties. MDS is sponsored and inspired by the Sisters of Mercy. Since 1876, MDS has served a diverse college-preparatory community of learners—students and teachers alike—who are poised to discover, challenged to innovate, and motivated to serve.