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Mount Mercy Varsity Basketball Team Shows Mercy in Action

                Recently the Mount Mercy Academy Varsity Basketball team hosted a skills clinic for the students at St. Mary’s School for the Deaf.  The team, along with Head Coach John Glose and Assistant Coaches Paul Crowley and Courtney Kaczor, demonstrated various basketball skills for the students and then served as their “cheerleaders” as the St. Mary’s students practiced the new skills that the team had demonstrated.

                The Mount Mercy basketball players were eager to assist the students at the clinic and enjoyed the opportunity to help them.  “I loved working closely with the students and giving them tips.  Seeing the smiles on their faces and knowing that the team and I were helping them with something that all of us loved was very rewarding,” Junior Katie Hughes (Orchard Park) stated.  “It was inspiring to see all of the hard work and effort that every student put forth into basketball.  They were all energetic and eager to learn.  It was a powerful experience for all of us and it made us feel good to give something back to the community,” Hughes concluded. 

"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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