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Mercy Students Selected for the National Forensic League

by cnewman

Mount Mercy Academy is proud to announce the selection of several students to the National Forensic League. The National Forensic League is the country's oldest national honor society with its members proving their commitment to integrity, humility, respect, leadership and service through participation in speech and debate. Mount Mercy Academy is a charter member of the NFL and has won the Leading Chapter Award numerous times. Students who participate in forensic activities such as speech and debate, are award membership in the institution and have the opportunity to earn advanced degrees based on their success in forensic activities. The more competitions a student attends, the higher degree they earn.

New members of the National Forensic League at Mount Mercy Academy are Jennifer Rose Chmiel, Elizabeth Colton, Brynn Covington, Diana Henshaw, Allyson Pfeil, and Grace Welsby. They join their teammates in strengthening Mount Mercy Academy's already strong chapter in the race for Leading Chapter Award. Five Mercy seniors already hold their Degree of Distinction; Victoria Allen, Olivia Crawford, Sarah Emmerling, Isabella Spann and Kathleen Weaver. Degrees of Excellence have been earned by Junior Olivia Takacs and Sophomores Aubrey Dempsey, Miranda Manquen and Hannah Luterek.

Mount Mercy Academy is the only all female school in the Iroquois District to hold a charter to the National Forensic League and have its student participate in forensic activities at this level. Mercy students annually attend the New York State Forensic League Championships as well as the National Catholic Forensic League Championships.

"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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