The Mount Carmel Area Board of Education Merit Award winner for October 2012 at the elementary level is fifth-grade student, Makenzie Pyle, daughter of Bruce and Lori Pyle of Mount Carmel. Makenzie excels academically, is on the distinguished honor roll, and receives outstand scores on the PSSA's.

The Mount Carmel Area Board of Education Merit Award winner for October 2012 at the high school level is senior student MaryRose Latorre, daughter of Steve and Cheryl Latorre, Denmar Gardens. MaryRose is a member of the National Honor Society, is captain of the cheerleading squad and is an editor for both the yearbook and MCA-Live news reporting staff. MaryRose is actively involved in Interact, Spanish Club and SADD and has previously won the Elks Junior Student of the Month award. She has also represented MCA in Odyssey of the Mind, competing at both the state and world levels.