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Healthcare Career Club Visits the Buffalo Museum of Science

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On Saturday, October 12, thirty-seven Mount Mercy Academy students in the Healthcare Career Club visited the Buffalo Museum of Science to see the Body Worlds Vital Exhibition. The exhibit, created by Dr. Gunther von Hagens, featured real, donated human specimens - allowing students to explore the internal world of anatomy and physiology on a life-size scale. Specifically, the exhibit focused on how certain lifestyle choices can either positively or negatively influence human health. The goal of the visit was to introduce students interested in the health care field to the wonders of the human body and the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices. Students could also explore other museum exhibits such as Explore YOU! , Nano, and In Motion.

The Healthcare Career Club is a component of Mount Mercy's Academy of Science and Healthcare - a unique career internship program for students to gain first-hand knowledge of many different careers. MMA has teamed up with Mercy Hospital to create a vibrant learning experience for our students.

"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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