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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.

"Mount Mercy has taught me some of the most important things in my life and I am so grateful for that. I know that incorporating the principles of a woman of Mercy has made me the best version of myself. I can only hope that in the future, I will continue to grow and teach others the valuable lessons that I was taught at Mount Mercy. While I have learned so many things here, the greatest thing by far that I have learned is that DNA does not always make a family, love makes a family and that is exactly what I have gained here, a second family."

Mariah Rullan

Class of 2019

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