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Mercy Joins the South Buffalo Community to Honor Teacher, Jean Campbell

Saturday, November 1, 2014, students from Mount Mercy Academy will join with the community to honor a long time beloved teacher, Jean Campbell. Ms. Campbell, Theology Department Chairperson, is recovering from recent cancer surgery. Her strength and determination, coupled with her strong faith, have been an inspiration to her students and colleagues. The benefit will be held at Our Lady of Charity parish in Buffalo from 1-6pm. Tickets are $20 and include food and fun!

Mount Mercy Academy students have helped with planning this benefit and will be sponsoring a "Kids Corner", featuring arts and crafts, face painting, cotton candy making and a nail polish booth. The large number of students who plan on working and participating is an example of how Ms. Campbell has motivated them to serve others and use their Mercy charism to support a person in need. Illustrating one of the corporal acts of Mercy, students have participated in bake sales; dress down days, basket raffle making and community prayer to show their devotion to Ms. Campbell, a 20 year veteran teacher. Ms. Campbell's son, Ian McCracken is also on faculty at Mount Mercy Academy and reports his mother's strong faith and courage have help guide her through this difficult time.

"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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