High School Senior Showcase 2019 – Our Lady of Mercy Academy


Fourth in an eight-part series celebrating recent graduates from Catholic high schools across South Jersey.

Today: Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Newfield

Previous: Camden Catholic; Gloucester Catholic, Holy Spirit

Samantha McBurrows

High School Activities: Volleyball, Stage Crew, Student Government

Plans for the Fall: Brown University, Providence, RI

Someone who made a significant impact on her life: My AP Literature and French teacher, Mr. Jarrell, through his engaging discussions and hands-on activities (e.g., cooking French cuisine), instilled in me a love for learning for the sake of knowledge rather than a good grade. 

Advice for incoming freshmen: Everybody is different; it may take time, but you must find what study habits work for YOU! Most importantly, work hard, be kind, and have fun.