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Congratulations to the Class of Twenty-Twelve

by cnewman

Dual Salutatorians Isobel Johnston and Janelle Lauciello
Dual Salutatorians Isobel Johnston and Janelle Lauciello

Commencement Exercises for the one hundred seventh graduating class at Mount Mercy Academy took place in the Mercy Center Auditorium on Thursday, May 31, 2012. The graduates processed from the blue doors at MMA to the front steps of Mercy Center, lead by a bagpiper. Then, as the students entered Mercy Center, they were greeted by the Class of 1962 Alumnae, lining the foyer. The Alumnae congratulated the graduates and applauded them as they entered the Auditorium.

The Commencement speaker was Colonel, Ret. Ms. Jane Bigelow, B.S.N., M.Ed. Mount Mercy Academy Principal Mrs. Margaret Staszak carried out the official conferral of diplomas during the ceremonies. The graduates were awarded over $7.6 million dollars in scholarships and merit based grants.

The faculty, staff, and administration of Mount Mercy Academy congratulate all members of the Class of 2012 and their families.  

"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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