Home Calendar Contact Us Location


The Montessori Academy alumni are a very important part of our past, present, and future. Help us to keep our mailing list current and send us news to share with the MAEL community-at-large. Please fill out an online Alumni Survey. We want to hear from you!

Remember to keep in touch with the latest news, activities, and pictures; like us on Facebook!

Our pages are:

  • The Montessori Academy at Edison Lakes
  • The Alumni of The Montessori Academy at Edison Lakes

Alumni News

Maggie Konstantine graduated Magna Cum Laude from Seton this year. Congratulations, Maggie!

High School senior Alex Madey was invited to present his thesis on Drones at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in San Diego. Alex plans to continue his research at Notre Dame. Congratulations, Alex! Click here to watch the local interview.

Unyime Udoh has been accepted to Columbia University to start in December!  She also has received notice that she is a finalist for the National Merit Scholarship, and a finalist for the National Achievement Scholarship! Congratulations Unyime!

Congratulations to our Montessori alum, Noah Davey, for being recognized as one of Michiana's Forty under 40 by the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce! The honor recognizes 40 outstanding local professionals under the age of 40 for their business success and community contributions.

Elizabeth Fleming recently had an exciting week in Tunisia as part of a United States–Tunisia Youth Debate. In speaking about her expectations, she stated she was heading to a country where great changes had occurred during the Arab Spring. "The goal is to foster learning and understanding. We want to learn and discuss the future of Tunisia," Elizabeth said. Elizabeth is a MAEL grad and is currently working on her master's degree in international politics at the American University in Washington, D.C. Posted 3/27/12

Charles Logue, a former MAEL student, was recently recognized as a National AP Scholar. This is the highest level of achievement from the College Board exams. Charles is a St. Joseph High School graduate and attends The University of Notre Dame.

MAEL Class of 2011

Clare Firth, Dana McDorman-Kolata and Sarah Morris all received a Gold Key award from Scholastic for writing at St. Joseph's High School! Their work will be honored this month in Fort Wayne and entered into a national competition. Congratulations, ladies!

MAEL Class of 2009

Katie Gallagher received the St. Joe High School Community Award for her unique contributions to the community. Quinlan McWilliams (you may remember him from our Montessori Advantage night) was on the Adams Mock Trial Team that won the state's Mock Trial Title. Way to go Katie and Quinlan!

Charlie Geary recently traveled with her mother, Annie, to Haiti. While there, among other jobs, they helped build a two-room concrete block home for a family in Grand-Goave, a city that had been devastated by the earthquake. They were part of Lifeline Christian Mission, based in Westerville, Ohio.

The pair worked for 10 days and though they didn't get to see the completed house, they agreed the visit was a life-changing experience that drew them closer. And they now appreciate things that might have otherwise been taken for granted.

~South Bend Tribune - Sunday May 6, 2012

Thank you Charlie and Annie for your hard work in helping to make the world a better place!

Eleanor Logue, a student and equestrian at Culver Academy, presented the American flag at the World Equestrian Games opening ceremony. She had the honor to represent Culver and the Unites States at this event watched worldwide. This is the first time the international games were held in the United States.

MAEL Class of 2008

David Cholak, graduate and alumni of The Montessori Academy, won first place honors at the Northern Indiana Regional Science Fair at the University of Notre Dame for his research on the "Halo Bacterium". In a telephone conversation with his past teacher, Judy Hill, David commented, "I have been working on this project for the past three years, and owe a lot of  my success to you (Mrs. Hill) for inspiring me to be a good scientist."  Congratulations, David!

MAEL Class of 2006

Timothy Fulnecky received the Kiwanis Youth Leadership Award in the spring of 2010. As a student at Marian High School, he was captain of the basketball team and was named Academic All-State. Tim attends the University of Notre Dame and plans to study pre-med.

Hannah Stangebye recently sent the following text to her mother. "I totally aced my first college exam this morning! ...thank you Montessori for teaching me how to study, and thank you Mom and Dad for being the best parents in the world and sending me to these schools. I love you!" Hannah is currently a student at Western Michigan University.

MAEL Class Of 2005

Maria Muffoletto graduated from Penn High School with High Academic Honors. She also received an academic letter of achievement. This honor is awarded to students who maintain a GPA of 3.7 or above for five consecutive semesters. While at Penn, Maria participated on the State Championship Social Studies Academic Superbowl team. She was also a member of the 2008-09 Penn Spell Bowl championship team. Maria is a student at Purdue University studying secondary education and German.

Brian Huang graduated as Saint Joseph's High School Salutatorian in 2009. He was a member of the National Honor Society, Quiz Bowl team, Mock Trial, Fed Challenge and the St. Joseph High School tennis team. As an accomplished violinist, Brian won the Strings Division of the South Bend Symphony's Young Artist concerto competition in 2008. He received a perfect score on the Indiana Mathematics League contest. Brian attends Princeton University and is majoring in biochemical engineering.

Maggie Konstantine graduated from Marian High School with High Honors. She was a 2008 Kiwanis Club Student Athlete of the Month. This award honors a student's classroom work, athleticism and leadership within the community. Maggie attends Seton Hall University.

Katie Firth is the 2009 Marian High School Valedictorian. She served as President of the National Honor Society. As a member of the swim team, Katie won Academic All-State honors and was named to the Top Ten Academic All-State team in golf. She attends the University of Notre Dame and plans to major in math or economics.

Arnav Dutt was the captain and lead scorer for the Saint Joseph's High School Quiz Bowl team. Arnav graduated from St. Joseph High School and was a St. Joe Scholar (students with a cumulative GPA of 4.0 or better.) Arnav went on to attend The University of Notre Dame.

MAEL Class Of 2004

As a student at Marian High School, Kylie Poulin and her teammates placed first in the state in the Indiana Stock Market Game. Their portfolio was valued as the highest among 32 teams.

Joe O'Rourke was the 2009 Valedictorian at Adams High School. He was the recipient of the prestigious Intel Award, the top prize at the Notre Dame Science Fair. Joe was also 2007-08 Siemen's Competition Semifinalist in the Math, Science and Technology division. As his Eagle Scout project, Joe built the toddler play structure for MAEL's playground.

MAEL Class Of 2003

Zach Stangebye graduated as class salutatorian from St. Joseph High School in 2007. Zach is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a double major in Mathematics and Economics both with honors. He is currently working on his doctorate in Economics at The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Zach was featured in the article "Where are they now? Interviews with Montessori Graduates" in Tomorrow's Child, a nationally distributed publication of the Montessori Foundation.

If you would like to learn more about MAEL’s alumni, please contact us.

Back to Top