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Plant Sale Supports Tuition Assistance

April 26, 2017
By Deb Daley

Mercy High School students have raised $47,126 to help fellow students attend the school through the Negotiated Tuition Program. This individualized tuition program plan for each student is tailored to her family’s financial ability and circumstances. Mercy provides more financial assistance per student than any other high school in Omaha. Last year more than $1.6 million was provided in tuition assistance to 82% of the families.

The gigantic plant sale pick up is scheduled for Saturday, May 6 from

8 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. at the Pine Street entrance of the school at 1501 South 48th Street. Additional plants and flowers will also be on sale on Saturday.

Teams of student parents will set up the distribution of foliage and are led by Mercy parents Kris and Anne Harsh, Paul and Betsy Austin, and Eric and Halle Hoge. Spirited students, alumnae and faculty also help. This year’s offerings include geraniums, begonias, impatiens, petunias, marigolds, coleus and gerber daisies as well as spike, sprengeri and vinca vine fillers. Westlake Ace Hardware provides plants and flowers for the sale.

“Mercy prides itself in getting our Mercy Girls involved in fund-raising efforts like this to support tuition assistance,” said Sr. Delores Hannon, RSM, president.