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Two New Hires for the Advancement Team

Sammie Emsick Becker ’05 has accepted the Director of Events position at Mercy High School and began her new role on June 13, 2022.

Since graduating from Mercy, Sammie earned a bachelor in elementary education, a certificate in Catholic School leadership, and most recently, a Master of Science in educational leadership. Outside classroom teaching, she has served as the athletic director for St. James for the past three years where, in conjunction with supervising all things athletics, annually planned the “Spring Fling” fundraiser where dollars raised went straight to the athletic program. Her most recent “Spring Fling” event set a record for money raised for St. James. She further has event planning experience by way of her time at Dundee Bank, where she was the community involvement coordinator and worked closely with various Omaha businesses to promote and grow relationships with key stakeholders of the bank via special events.

She’s married to Tyler Becker and has two boys Ty (12) and Drew (10). 
Welcome back to Mercy Sammie!

Brian Altenhofen began his new position as Director of Marketing and Communications on July 5th.

He comes to Mercy with a wealth of knowledge having earned a doctorate degree in communication and technology studies from Texas A&M University and teaching at Truman State University for the past five years. He also served as the Director of the Truman Leadership Scholars, mentoring and programming leadership experiences for Truman Scholars. Prior to his academic career he spent five years as a Jesuit Scholastic.

He is married to Michaela Cullan Altenhofen who will return to Mary Our Queen Catholic School teaching 3rd grade. They have four children Dylan (16), Lily (9), Dominic (7), and Clara (3). 



Celebrating Fine Arts

April 11, 2019
By Deb Daley

Mercy High School is celebrating a week-end of Fine and Performing Arts, May 3rd-5th.  The events, which take place in Franey Hall, include the following:

Art Show, May 1st:
The show will feature award-winning student artwork from various local, state, and regional shows.  The event officially opens at 3:00 p.m. with awards presented at 6:00 p.m. and the opening reception at 7:00 p.m.  After May 1st, art will be on display in the media center and is open for viewing during the school day until May 6th.  Seniors will have guest books for visitors to sign and leave comments in as well.  

Music Concert, May 1st:  
This concert will begin at 7:00 p.m., with the Concert Choir and Mercy High Singers performing a wide variety of choral selections. In addition, music awards will be presented to students in the Treblemakers, Concert Choir, and Mercy High Singers ensembles. The top senior soloists from the District Music Contest and the senior-led ensembles will perform. This event is free and open to the public.  

Spring Dance Recital, May 5th 
The recital will be at 6:00 p.m. There are 29 dancers involved in 20 dances. Dances include such dance styles as Modern, Jazz, Tap, and Hip Hop.  Fifteen of the dances are student-choreographed. The event is free and open to the public. 

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