(Our Shore Ortho Senior of the Month, sponsored by Shore Orthopaedic University Associates, highlights a senior student-athlete who exemplifies excellence both on and off the field. We consider things like athletic ability, academic achievement, leadership qualities and the athlete’s impact on the sports teams they play for and their school as a whole. Our Lady of Mercy Academy senior basketball star Madelynn Bernhardt is our choice for the month of February.)

Senior Madelynn Bernhardt finished her career as the leading scorer in Our Lady of Mercy Academy history with more than 1,200 points. (South Jersey Glory Days photo/Sully)
Bernhardt poses for a photo with her parents after scoring her 1,000th career point earlier this season during a win over Egg Harbor Township. (South Jersey Glory Days photo/Sully)