Mercy Outstanding Seniors Named
Mercy students Lyndee Hoge and Julia Pechar were named outstanding seniors at the school’s May Crowning on May 8. The annual award winners are chosen by the senior class, faculty and administration and must “represent the class in an outstanding way.” Honorees are considered by their peers and leaders to be loyal, trustworthy, spirited, compassionate, generous, dedicated while also being involved in school activities.
Hoge, this year’s salutatorian, is a National Merit Scholarship Finalist and Student Council Secretary. She portrayed Catherine McAuley in the 2016 Mercy Day Play, served as Stage Manager for last fall’s musical, The Wizard of Oz, and this spring’s play Pride and Prejudice, and was named a Distinguished Honor Thespian at the school’s annual Theatre Awards. Hoge has also played soccer, been involved in show choir and theatre, and is a member of the National Honor Society (NHS). She will be attending the University of Oklahoma where she will be studying linguistics.
Pechar is President of the Student Council and is a Student Ambassador. As Student Council President, she led the effort to raise the most money ever during Mission Week to support educational efforts in Nigeria for young women. She is a member of NHS, Spirit Club, and Book Club and has been a soccer player for four years. She also was the student speaker at this year’s FIESTA (the major fundraiser for the school). Pechar attended the service immersion trip to the Dominican Republic as a junior. She received a Courage to Care award from the United Nations for mission-related work, attended the Women in Leadership Conference as a Mercy representative, and was named Best Spanish Student as a sophomore. She plans to attend Kansas State University to study Nutrition and Kinesiology.