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Mount Mercy Academy Announces Its Gala Chairs

                Mount Mercy Academy recently announced the chairs for its 23rd annual McAuley Gala, Mount Mercy’s major fundraiser.  The Gala will be held on Saturday, April 6,, 2019 at six in the evening at Shea’s Seneca.

                This year the event’s co-chairs are alumnae sisters Julie Beale and Suzanne Shatzel and the Parent Chairs are Matthew and Meg Hayes.  Julie Scarcello Beale, class of 1996, is an education specialist at EduKids and her sister Suzanne Scarcello Shatzel, class of 1997, is the director of research and development at the Shatzel group, which owns establishments such as Brennan’s Bowery Bar, Coles and Thin Man Brewery.  Matthew Hayes is lieutenant in the Buffalo Fire Department and is a Senior Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force Reserve.  Meg Hayes is a registered nurse at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.  They are the parents of Bridgit, a senior at Mount Mercy who is the student government vice-president.

                Additional events supporting the McAuley Gala will be announced soon. More information can be obtained at www.mtmercy.org or by contacting Breanne Flynn at 825-8796, ext 306 or bflynn@mtmercy.org

"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."

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Class of 2022

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