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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 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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