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Tokporo Named McDonald's All-America Game Nominee

January 24, 2022
By Roz Parr '09

Willa Tokporo '23 was named a nominee for the McDonald's All-America basketball game and featured in the Omaha World Herald for her achievement. 

Willa is one of four Nebraska athletes to have been nominated based on her performance on the court. She averages 11.6 points per game and leads Class B in rebounds with an average of 14.2. 

Congratulations, Willa!

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A Blast from the Past

January 20, 2022
By Amaya Sims '23

Over Christmas break, new lockers were installed in the corridors of Mercy High. But in the crevices and cracks of the discarded lockers, memories and short notes from past Mercy Girls were discovered. Varying from 1981 fashion catalogs to absent slips dated back to August of 1978, these remnants of the past give us a sneak peak into the lives of Mercy girls decades ago. 

Within these relics, two love notes were salvaged. Dated September of 1971, a young Mercy Girl received a letter from her college boyfriend. In his surprisingly beautiful handwriting, he wrote to the Mercy Girl about his early adventures in college and to check in on how his beloved was doing back home. After updating his girlfriend and inviting her to visit him at Blair College, he signed off with “Yours till next life”. The letter, now tattered and discolored, leaves us wondering where that couple is now. 

Although Mercy Girls today may not have experienced receiving such a love letter, an old polio vaccination card proves that some things never change. In today’s world of COVID-19, many Mercy students are staying up-to-date with their vaccinations and booster shots. While it may feel like we will never overcome the effects the virus has caused on the modern world, a vaccination card for polio proves that there is still hope. Decades ago, Mercy girls were going through something similar to our current pandemic. They are proof that we will make it through this!

Prom Announcement: Clue

January 10, 2022
By Roz Parr '09

Every year, the junior class surprises the seniors with a special Prom Announcement (PA) performance. During PA, the juniors reveal the date, colors, theme, and location of Prom.

This year, the Class of 2023 treated us to a performance of "Clue" to reveal all of the details about Prom. Watch it below!

 

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ACT Achievements

December 13, 2021
By Roz Parr '09

We have two clubs dedicated to celebrating our students' ACT successes: 

The 30+ Club honors students who have scored 30 or above on the ACT.

The 3-Point Jump Club honors students who have increased their ACT scores by three points or more. 

On December 8, the following students joined these clubs!

30+ Club: Mackenzie Wright

3-Point Jump Club: Dafne Becerra, Emma Daley, Marielle Macdonald, Maysa McCormick, Jena Robertson, Molly Vincent, Mackenzie Wright

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Abriendo Puertas

November 17, 2021
By Amaya Sims '23

Abriendo Puertas, Mercy High’s Hispanic heritage club, has been very active these past few weeks. Starting the school year with a fiesta, and most recently putting up an ofrenda in our Media Center, this club has been celebrating the beauty and diversity of Hispanic culture around the world. Abriendo Puertas, translated to “Opening Doors,” is open to all students at Mercy, but it holds a very special place in the hearts of our Latina students. Dafne Becerra, a Mercy High senior who serves as Co-President, said that Abriendo Puertas “is [her] sense of home at Mercy as it brings in many girls to share our Hispanic roots to the school and anyone can feel the welcoming environment it brings when you join the club.” Becerra sees Abriendo Puertas as a place for her and her friends to share their culture with the school. This club has made a lasting impression on many of the students who join and participate in its activities. 

Abriendo Puertas also leads many fun activities throughout the year. The club hosts fiestas with food and dancing, puts together special events for holidays like Días de los Reyes and Cinco de Mayo, and organizes Jessica Gonzalez’s personal favorite activity: the toy drive. Jessica is also a senior and Co-President. She spends a lot of time working with Abriendo Puertas. Gonzalez shared that “one of the big impacts Abriendo Puertas has had in my life is realizing how fortunate I am when we’re doing our toy drive. When we do our toy drive, it really brings a lot of joy into my life knowing that we’re giving joy to kids.” Gonzalez expressed her gratitude for the club and the opportunities it has given her in many ways but mainly through dedicated participation. She really enjoys all the activities and meetings that Abriendo Puertas hosts and shares the beauty of her culture with her classmates. Mercy’s integration of this club has greatly affected many of the Latina students here because it gives them space to practice their traditions and share with the rest of the school community.

Abriendo Puertas will again be hosting a toy drive to benefit the Refugee Empowerment Center. Please consider donating to the cause! All donations will be used to purchase toys for children of refugee families who have recently been resettled in Omaha. Venmo Mercy's business account (@Mercy-HighSchoolOmaha) and be sure to note that it's for Abriendo Puertas. 

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