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FIESTA History

The annual fundraiser to benefit the Negotiated Tuition Program actually began as a Twelfth Night Ball in 1985. It received a new name in 1991, when the event was renamed FIESTA (Friends In Earnest Supporting Tuition Assistance).

Volunteers chair the event and each year a different theme is chosen for the celebration. Click here to see the names of chairs and themes through the years.

Another tradition is bestowing, when appropriate, of Mercy High School’s highest honor, The Cor Misericordiae (Heart of Mercy) Award.  This honor was established to recognize and bless the school’s partners in ministry who espouse Mercy’s mission of the careful instruction of young women.  You can find a complete list of these honorees here.