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Underclassmen Awards

May 21, 2018
By Mary Coyle

Students from the freshmen, sophomore and junior classes at Mercy were recognized on May 21 at a special honors assembly.  Awards were given for academics,  service, and more.  Special donor scholarships were also presented.  

The complete program is available here. 

 

 

Future Bright for Graduates

May 17, 2018
By Deb Daley

Sixty-five percent of Mercy High School’s senior class, who graduated May 16, have received more than 165 scholarships to attend colleges and universities throughout the country.  The 83 students earned college awards valued at nearly $4 million.

In addition to these achievements, there are several other interesting facts about the Class of 2018:

  • The Student Council, leading the efforts of the student body, set a record in raising the most money ever to support the Mercy Network’s Mission work to educate young girls in Africa --$20,400, and surpassing their own goal by about $4,400.
  • 8% of the Class of 2018 received a 30 or above on their ACT.
  • These seniors completed close to 11,000 service hours over four years; parish/church hours were close to 2,400 and 100% of the class completed more service hours than were required to graduate.
  • There were several sets of multiples in this graduating class.  Bianca, Faith and Miranda Santiago, sisters who are part of a set of quadruplets.  Three of their classmates, originally from China ,Yiyang Cao, Yutong Dun and Shuchen Zhang also graduated.  There are also a set of twins, Casey and Margaret Moyer. 

Addresses were given by both the salutatorian and valedictorian. SalutatorianAnnika Muse expressed admiration for her welcoming and inclusive class. She said, “One of the most important parts of these last few years, in my eyes, is that we have gotten to pursue passions alongside people who are just as passionate as we are.  Although we might have our own groups, we are lucky enough to have the chance to be in a diverse community that allows everyone to give their own opinions and be respective for them.”

Gabriela Caito, this year’s valedictorian, reminded the audience that “being thankful is about so much more than simply saying ‘thank you.’ “It is about living a life of purpose inspired by the people, places and events we are grateful for and turning that gratitude into action.  It is about being driven to make a difference, as we were taught to do in our four years at Mercy.” 

By living gratitude in action, she said, “One day when we look back we will remember that our dreams came true not because we wished them to happen but because we made them happen.”

Sportsmanship Award

May 15, 2018
By Deb Daley

Mercy High School received the Class B Sportsmanship Award for the State tournament in soccer. It was given based on our school creating such a positive environment, and showing such great school spirit.

Seniors Honored

May 14, 2018
By Mary Coyle

SENIOR HONORS & AWARDS

2017-2018

Prayer ……………………………………………....  Sr. Delores Hannon RSM         

English…………………………………………………Amanda Marcuccio 

            Outstanding English Award                   Outstanding Effort

             Hannah Fenton                                          Casey Moyer

NSAA Academic All-State Award for Speech

Casey Moyer

Speech Team Letter

Casey Moyer 3 yrs.

World Languages...………………………………………………...Erik Jensen 

            Outstanding World Language Award      Outstanding Effort 

            Abigail Jones                                                   Lillian Kraft

Mathematics…………………………………………………….....Maria Hahn

            Outstanding Math Award                       Outstanding Effort 

                 Gabriela Caito                                             Jessica Mueller

Physical Education………………………………………………Cathy Mousel

            Outstanding Physical Education Award   Outstanding Effort 

            Annabella Glatte                                               Audrey Huse

Science………………………………………………………..Heather Newville

Outstanding Science Award                    Outstanding Effort

            Gabriela Caito                                    Casey Moyer

Social Studies………………………………………………Brooks Humphreys

            Outstanding Social Studies Award           Outstanding Effort 

            Emily Coleman                                                 Annika Muse                                                

Theology……..……………………………………………………Julie Vankat

            Outstanding Theology Award                 Outstanding Effort 

Bayle Lopez                                                         Sydney Shaw

Campus Ministry……….………………………..……………....Ashley Miller

            Operation Others: Anne Jandrain and Madeline Elsasser 

            Divina: Emily Coleman and Abigail Jones

The Optimist Club: Hannah Fenton and Ava Blankman

Service Hour Recognition for 2017-2018  Over 150 Service Hours

Tiffany Toth (186.5), Annika Muse (188), Shuchen (Zania) Zhang  (244)

Catherine McAuley Award for Extraordinary Service  

Shuchen (Zania) Zhang

Sr. Jeanne O’Rourke Award

Annika Muse

Spirit of Mercy Award

Hannah Fenton

National Honor Society…..…………………………………….....Mary Coyle

Jeana Abboud, Sarah Austin, Maddie Baker, Ava Blankman, Gabriela Caito, Emily Coleman, Michaela Cosgrove, Jessica DeGeorge, Hannah Fenton, Hope Fett, Annabella Glatte, Abigail Guinan, Natalie Harsh, Tess Hart, Audrey Huse, Anne Jandrain, Abigail Jones, Sara Kmiecik, Lillian Kraft, Bayle Lopez, Kelsey Lytle, Lydia Molczyk, Casey Moyer, Margaret Moyer, Annika Muse, Lauren Ramaekers, Elizabeth Ronayne, Emily Rosenthal, Laura Salerno, Bianca Santiago, Bridget Schroll, Claira Wulff-Morgan, and Katherine Wurtz.

Student Council……….…………………………..……….Amanda Marcuccio

Senior Student Council Representatives:Madeline Elsasser, Hannah Fenton (President) Natalie Harsh (Treasurer), Annika Muse (Treasurer), Claira Wulff-Morgan (Secretary) 

Outstanding Senior Representative:Hannah Fenton(President)       

Assistant Principal’s Presentations………..…..…………......….Holly McCoy

            Good Samaritan Award

            Brittany Belitz, Lydia Molczyk

2017-2018 Perfect Attendance

Audrey Huse (4 years), Andrea Vargas (3 years) 

Principal’s Presentation…...………………Kristi Wessling & Sarah Regan

Senior Class Officers:   Audrey Huse (President), Annabella Glatte     (Vice-President)Hope Fett (Secretary), Gabriela Caito (Treasurer)

Academic Letters—First Honors all four quarters

Four Years: Sarah Austin, Maddie Baker, Ava Blankman, Gabriela Caito, Emily Coleman, Jessica DeGeorge, Hannah Fenton, Annabella Glatte, Abigail Guinan, Natalie Harsh, Tess Hart, Emily Herout, Audrey Huse, Anne Jandrain, Abigail Jones, Sara Kmiecik, Lillian Kraft, Margaret Moyer, Annika Muse, Emily Rosenthal, Laura Salerno, Bridget Schroll, Katherine Wurtz

Three Years: Hope Fett, Casey Moyer, Lauren Ramaekers, Elizabeth Ronayne, Bianca Santiago

Two Years: Michaela Cosgrove, Madeline Elsasser, Bayle Lopez, Kelsey Lytle, Kaitlyn Slingwine, Claira Wulff-Morgan

One Year:  Grace Finn, Melissa Hattam, Jessica Mueller, Mazie Schulte Washington, Madeline Weinrich, Megan Wheeler, Shuchen (Zania) Zhang

Presidential Education Award for Academic Excellence

        3.5+ GPA & ACT 25+

 Sarah Austin                   Kelsey Lytle

Gabriela Caito                Annika Muse

Emily Coleman               Lauren Ramaekers

Hannah Fenton               Elizabeth Ronayne

Annabella Glatte             Emily Rosenthal

Abigail Guinan               Laura Salerno

Tess Hart                       Bianca Santiago

Audrey Huse                  Bridget Schroll

Lillian Kraft

Omaha World-Herald  All Academic Program Honorable Mention

Sarah Austin

Gabriela Caito

Annika Muse

Omaha World-Herald Outstanding Senior Scholar

Gabriela Caito

Runza Student of the Week

Gabriela Caito

Rotary Club of Omaha West Outstanding Senior  

Gabriela Caito

SCHOLARSHIPS EARNED BY THE CLASS OF 2018 (165)

SALUTATORIAN:  Annika Muse

VALEDICTORIAN:  Gabriela Caito

 

Athletes Honored

May 14, 2018
By Kevin Modrell

Student-athletes were recognized at Mercy’s Athletic Banquet on May 11. The Sister Edith Award, the top athletic award, was presented to Katherine Wurtz. The recognition honors the athlete that best portrays qualities important in athletics like sportsmanship, spirit, enthusiasm, and concern for teammates while using athletic skills to the best of her ability. The Scholar-Athlete was Annika Muse. 

Other awards included: 

Softball
Most Valuable - Katherine Wurtz
Most Improved - Michaela Cosgrove
 
Volleyball
Most Valuable - Aubrey Cervantes and Annika Muse
Most Improved - Catie Tangeman
 
Golf
Most Valuable - Tess Hart and Grace Gonka
Most Improved - Clare Gonka
 
Cross Country
Most Valuable - Maggie Moyer
Most Improved - Bella Larsen
 
Swimming
Most Improved - Joan McKenna
 
Basketball
Most Valuable - Laura Salerno
Most Improved - Megan Wheeler
 
Soccer
Most Valuable - Aleaya Snyder
Most Improved - Isabella Larsen
 
Track
Most Valuable - Maggie Moyer
Most Improved - Sydney Shaw
 
Tennis
Most Improved - Pilar Craft
 
Senior Speaker
Maggie Moyer
 
10 Sport Athlete
Katherine Wurtz

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