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Celebrating Mount Mercy Academy's 110th Commencement

by cnewman

On May 29, 2014, Commencement will be held for the 110th graduating class of Mount Mercy Academy. The ceremony will be held in the Mercy Center Auditorium at 7pm, following a procession down Red Jacket Parkway. The Class of 1964, celebrating their 50th reunion, will form an honor guard as the graduates process through the front doors.

Caitlyn Matuszak (right) has been named the valedictorian of the Class of 2014. She will deliver the valedictory address, preceded by Isabella Spann (left), named salutatorian, giving the welcome address.

100% of the Class of 2014 are accepted to college and earned a total of over $10.5 million in scholarships and merit-based grants. On average, each Mercy graduate from the Class of 2014 will have earned $145,000 in scholarships for college.

Some of the acceptances from the Class of 2014 include: Fordham University, University of Notre Dame, Northeastern University, Purdue University, Cornell University, Carnegie Mellon University, Rochester Institute of Technology, SUNY Oswego, John Carroll University, King's College, St. John Fisher, Marist College, Niagara University, University at Buffalo, Daemen College, LeMoyne College, Bard College, Ithaca College, Boston College, Boston University, Nazareth College.

"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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