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58 McAuley Scholars Inducted

by cnewman

The Mercy Center Chapel was the setting for the ninth annual Mount Mercy Academy McAuley Scholar Induction Ceremony held on Tuesday, October 25 2011.

McAuley Scholars and Candidates, along with families and friends were welcomed by MMA Principal Mrs. Margaret Staszak. Sister Mary Ellen Twist, RSM, President of the Academy opened the ceremony with a special invocation. Mrs. Jean Campbell, Director of Ethics and Excellence at MMA, offered congratulations and words of encouragement to the students and their parents. Mrs. Staszak presented certificates to fifty-eight students who were inducted as McAuley Scholars.

Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are inducted into the McAuley  Scholar program by maintaining a 94% or better grade average each quarter of the academic year. The designation lasts one year and students must reapply to the program the following school year. A ninth grade student is considered for special recognition as a candidate if she scores 600 or better on the Mount Mercy Academy/High School Placement Exam and receives two  positive letters of recommendation from her teachers.

"Attending Mount Mercy Academy is one of the best decisions I could have made. Since day one they have challenged me academically, to strive and succeed. For the past two years at Mount Mercy, I received so much help from all the teachers. They are always open to help me with any questions I have. My teachers have even taken time whenever they can to help me to do well with upcoming tests and quizzes. With their help I have been on both honor rolls, and have been a scholar athlete."

Bella Longo

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