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Mount Mercy Continues Its Commitment to Service

                Mount Mercy Academy has made it a goal to increase its commitment to community service.  The school’s latest project was called “A Moving Experience”.  Amy Mazur Griggs, a 1988 graduate of Holy Angels Academy came up with the idea and contacted Mount Mercy to see if the community would like to participate.  To celebrate her family’s move from Minnesota to Connecticut the family decided to collect items along the way to donate to My Sister’s Place, a homeless shelter in Hartford, Connecticut.  The shelter primarily services women. David Griggs, Amy’s husband is a native of Indiana and his elementary school also participated in the campaign.  Amy Griggs knows firsthand how special an all girls school education is.  She contacted Mount Mercy Academy Principal Margaret Staszak and Staszak enthusiastically agreed to lead the Buffalo Drive. 

                In addition to supporting this worthwhile cause, the effort also encompasses two of the Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy, concern for women and deepening the community’s response to racism.

Pictured L to R:  Mount Mercy Principal Margaret Staszak, Amy Mazur Griggs and her children, and Mount Mercy students Angelina Larivey, Megan Reilly, Alesia Hamm and Megan Cycon.

Mount Mercy Academy’s Juniors helped to support “A Moving Experience”.  L to R: Katie Collopy, Megan Cycon, Bridgit Hayes, Josslynn Strang, Mariah Rullan and Kathryn Bergmann

"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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