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Johnston Receives Andrew Maisano Leadership Award

by cnewman

For the past four years, Metro Source and the Hamburg Sun have been putting on a banquet to honor the best girls in soccer and the best boys in football.

Also, for the past four years, they have been giving out the Andrew Maisano Leadership Award, named after Andrew Maisano - who played soccer, hockey and lacrosse at St. Francis High School before moving on to play lacrosse at Army.

The award is for a young man or woman who shows strong leadership on and off the field, has a strong commitment to academics and a strong commitment to the community.

Early in the nomination process,Isobel Johnston's name was mentioned by almost everybody in the Mount Mercy Academy community and by her soccer coach John Glose. The nomination list was long as they all stated how this award fits her in many ways.

While others on the team might have gotten more attention, Johnston was the true leader on and off the field for a Mount Mercy soccer team that achieved great goals this year.

Her work in the classroom and the community just proved what kind of leader she truly is.

In the end, Johnston is very deserving of the Andrew Maisano Leadership Award.

"Mount Mercy has positively changed my life forever. Through the inviting community, I was able to grow as a woman, as a daughter, as a friend, and as a member of society. Throughout my time here I have gained an education in both academic areas and life in general through the school's ongoing efforts to educate students on gender inequality, racial injustice, and environmental crisis'. Furthermore, Mercy has given me the space to gain confidence that 4 years ago I never would have guessed I would have. Mount Mercy has helped me take that initial step toward becoming the strong woman of color I am today. At Mercy you are more than just a student, you are whoever you wish to be."

Melina Courtney

Class of 2022

"My future, success, and the ability to be an empowered woman in society come from Mount Mercy. My school is a strong foundation for my role in life. From attending Mount Mercy, I can say with confidence, that I will graduate with the mindset that I can accomplish anything. Mercy is my home and my sanctuary to be whoever I want. Mount Mercy has been bringing forth generations of strong intellectual women into the world, and I am more than honored to be one of them. Mercy teaches girls more than academics, but also about the world around us. As a mercy community, we give back to the world because it is our home. From my four years at Mercy, I have been educated on pushing for equality and peace and the understanding that there is no limit to what I can do. I have the confidence to go out in the world and make a difference because being a Mercy girl has given me that opportunity. "

Cassidy Reid

Class of 2022

"Mercy is more than just a school. Mercy is my second home and a shoulder to lean on. Mount Mercy has given me the confidence and resources to pursue my passions and make the world a more inclusive place, propelling me to take strides into male-dominated fields. Mercy blessed me with an environment to grow intellectually and in the community, giving me the foundation to make a tangible impact while making lifelong friendships."

Adrianna Awald

Class of 2022

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