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Two Mercy Seniors Make OWH All-Metro Teams

May 16, 2022
By Anne McGill '00

Congratulations to Abby Wessling and Maisie Wieser for making the Omaha World-Herald's All-Metro Academic teams! 


Abby was selected for 1st Team All-Metro and Maisie was selected for 2nd Team All-Metro.


This senior class continues to make accolades, outearning last year's senior class with over $12 million awarded in scholarships.  With Farewell Day and Baccalaureate Mass occurring this week, and Graduation at the Holland Center this weekend, these Women of Mercy are ready for college and have made us all very proud!

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Jasmine Franklin Among First Female Eagle Scouts

May 13, 2022
By Anne McGill '00

This spring, Jasmine Franklin ‘22 became an Eagle Scout. 
In February 2022, nearly 1,000 young women became the first female Eagle Scouts in the organization’s history.  Jasmine was one of those among this inaugural class.

Becoming an Eagle Scout has instilled confidence, leadership, and commitment to her community that Jasmine will carry into her next chapters and help her succeed in college, career, and her adult life.


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Hanna Stec '19 Named Brooke Owens Fellow

April 01, 2022
By Roz Parr '09

Hanna Stec '19 has been named a Brooke Owens Fellow for the Class of 2022. This fellowship is a highly competitive program recognizing exceptional women in the aerospace field with space and aviation internships, executive mentorship, and access to a very wide-reaching network of women. Hanna was one of 51 fellows chosen out of an application pool of over 1,000.

In this fellowship, Hanna will be matched with an executive-level mentor in the aerospace industry to help her launch her career. Now a junior studying aerospace engineering at Iowa State, Hanna will work at Iriduim in Leesburg, VA, for her fellowship.

To read Hanna's official Brooke Owens Fellowship bio, click here:

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Learning Life Skills

March 28, 2022
By Roz Parr '09

For the final installment of Kaleidoscope 2022, the freshmen discussed healthy relationships and participated in activities that promote appreciation of friendship. They discussed the qualities of a good friend and how to be there for one another. 

The sophomores and seniors were treated to lessons in some valuable life skills that they might not learn in school. Some of our very own faculty and staff members exhibited their secret talents:

  • President Sr. Delores Hannon gave a lesson on knitting, showing students how to choose the correct type of yarn, knit, and purl.
  • With the greenest of thumbs, Ms. Lori Umstead taught the basics of gardening.
  • Students learned how to drywall from by Ms. Beth Kowal.
  • Resident toolman Mr. Chris Rosenthal taught students how to use a variety of tools for home projects.
  • Mrs. Bridget Krajicek walked students through how to grocery shop, budget, and store food. 
  • Students learned all about laundry, from washing to folding, from Mrs. Anne McGill.
  • Mrs. Chris Zadina taught students how to mend clothes and sew on buttons.
  • Air fryer aficionado Mrs. Julie Vankat demonstrated proper dip making techniques.
  • Mrs. Naomi Chambers helped students make one of the most revered breakfast foods, French toast.
  • Mr. Tim Hancock demonstrated how to sew a pillow.
  • Representatives from Baxter Auto and Jensen Tire taught students basic car maintenance, including checking oil and changing tires. 
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Kaleidoscope 2022

March 21, 2022
By Roz Parr '09

For our fourth installment of Kaleidoscope 2022, the freshmen learned about their Gallup Strengths; alumnae and businesswomen joined us for Career Day for our sophomores; the juniors continued their ACT prep; and the seniors learned all about financial literacy from Dundee Bank.

The freshmen talked about their strengths with Dawn Nizzi, Manager of Business, Development, Training and Outreach for Metropolitan Community College's Workforce Innovation Division. She helped them understand how to harness their strengths and better utilize them. 

For Career Day, Caitlin Feldmann, Business Career Advisor at Creighton's John P. Fahey Career Center, kickstarted the conversations by explaining the importance of career discernment. Then, the sophomores had the chance to talk with the following women about their careers:

Karin Campbell, Curator at the Joslyn Art Museum
Dafnis Delgado '13, Communications Coordinator
Kaylea Dunn '96, Senior Performance Consultant
Maureen Backa Falcon '85, Senior Communications Manager
Nicole Hahn Jesse '80, Co-Owner of La Casa Pizzaria
Diane Hope Kean '69, Nurse
Nicole Lenczowski '06, Engineer
Caity Wessling Milone '08, Psychiatrist
Emily Moody, Physical Therapist
Kelly Nystrom '85, Pharmacist
Kimberlyn Ware Oliver '98, Assistant Principal 
Leanne Prewitt '97, President and Chief Creative Officer of Ervin & Smith
Cynthia Russell '76, Dentist
Francie Riedmann Weis '81, Judge

The seniors had the chance to ask questions about finance with representatives from Dundee Bank. They talked about everything from how to best use a credit card to paying student loans.

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