On May 19, 2021, 79 members of the Class of 2021 graduated at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
The ceremony began with Senior Class President Anou Akot leading the seniors in their class prayer. Then, the Class of 2021 vocal ensemble sang the "Suscipe" as is tradition. Clare Euteneuer was named Valedictorian, and Carolyn Hire was Salutatorian. Both spoke about the importance of a Mercy education and shared words of wisdom with their class.
Principal Kristi Walters Wessling '88 read the college scholarships that each senior was awarded, totaling in $9.67 million. To cap off the ceremony, Assistant Principal Holly McCoy read the names of the graduates as they walked across the stage to receive their diplomas from President Sr. Delores Hannon.
Watch the ceremony below.
Soccer players Marissa Vargas & Elizabeth Rosenthal were named to the 2021 All-River Cities Conference Soccer Team for their performances during the season.
Laurie Brown States '91 was featured on The Rachael Ray Show for sharing birthday cheer with her students at the Omaha Street School.
Whenever it is one of her students' birthdays, Laurie bakes them a cake to make sure that they feel loved and celebrated. As she explained to Rachael Ray, Laurie asks each student what kind of cake they would like and then makes their special birthday treat.
Watch Laurie's interview here.
We are thrilled to announce that Abby Wessling '22 has scored a perfect 36 on her ACT.
This impressive feat is achieved by less than 0.4% of all test takers. Congratulations, Abby!
Congratulations to this year’s Outstanding Seniors, Anou Akot & Carolyn Klein. This is Mercy’s highest student honor bestowed upon two seniors who exemplify faith, knowledge and service in their day-to-day activities. Voted on by the faculty, staff, and senior class, the Outstanding Seniors demonstrate strong leadership skills, a dedication to academic excellence, service to others, and Christian ideals. Of the honor, Carolyn said, “To be named 'outstanding' by such an outstanding school is a great way to end the last four years.”