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Leadership Challenge Class of 2019

Standing: Julia Walsh, Bridgit Hayes, Elise Miller, Catherine Russo, Amanda Radwan, Makayla McLaughlin, Kaitlyn Morris, Emily Eberl, Lauren Zimmer, Olivia Nasternak; Seated: Cecilia Lauciello, Madelyn Bentokowski, Clare Miller, Madeline Kotwica, Camryn Warren, Marisa Warren

On November 13, 2014, proud participants attended their final session of the Mount Mercy Academy Leadership Challenge.

True Leadership develops as a result of confidence, resilience, knowledge, wisdom, and the courage to step up to opportunities that are presented. Simply put, leadership skills matter and Mount Mercy Academy offers your middle school students an opportunity to gain an advantage today, in high school, in college and beyond.

Principals, from grammar schools throughout the area, nominate two students from their 8th grade to participate. The program provides these students the opportunity to gain a competitive edge by learning, developing and experiencing leadership.

Students attend a full day program at Mount Mercy Academy during their normal school day and throughout the fall of 2014. They are studying topics such as: Leadership in High School and College, How to be a Leader Every Day, Turning Leadership into Service, Rachel's Challenge: A Message of Kindness & Compassion. Students work with Mount Mercy Academy's faculty and students to create a memorable and educational experience.

"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

College Acceptances

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