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Outstanding Seniors Named

May 08, 2018
By Deb Daley

Mercy students Hannah Fenton and Annika Muse were named Outstanding Seniors at the school’s May Crowning on May 7.  The annual award winners are chosen by the senior class, faculty and administration and must “represent the class in an outstanding way.”   Honorees are considered by their peers and leaders to be loyal, trustworthy, spirited, compassionate, generous, dedicated while also being involved in school activities.

Fenton, this year’s Student Council President, has been on the Council for four years, and has been honored as the Council’s outstanding member for two years. As a Mercy athlete, she has played volleyball for four years, serving as team captain this year, and participated on the tennis team for three years. A member of the National Honor Society (NHS), she is an academic tutor, and a member of Golden Girls (the spirit club). Possessing great initiative, she founded and now serves as president of the Optimism club, a group that performs random acts of kindness in the school.  In the academic arena, she made the Nebraska School Activities Association Academic All State and Rivers City Conference Academic All-Conference teams. She also made the Omaha World-Herald All Academic Program Honorable Mention and received Mercy’s Presidential Award for Academic Excellence (students who have a GPA of greater than 3.5 and have a 25 or above on their ACT). Fenton’s service portfolio includes volunteering at Mercy events, local ministries, with JDRF and at the school’s summer camps. She recently spent her spring break on a service trip to Misericordia, a community of care, operated by the Sisters of Mercy in Chicago.  She will be attending Regis University receiving the Board of Trustees Scholarship, Science Distinction Award, Regis Award and Catholic High School Award. 

Muse is this year’s salutatorian.  She has been a member of Student Council for two years and is a member of the National Honor Society.  She also served as a Student Ambassador and was sophomore class president.  This student athlete plays both soccer and volleyball, is on the Core Team of Operations Others and is a member of FBLA. She made the Nebraska School Activities Association Academic All State and Rivers City Conference Academic All-Conference teams. She also made the Omaha World-Herald All Academic Program Honorable Mention and received Mercy’s Presidential Award for Academic Excellence. Muse also recently spent her spring break on a service trip to Misericordia. Planning to attend Creighton University next fall, she has received scholarships from five schools.