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Senior Class Service Project Updates

  The Mount Mercy Academy students and staff continued to participate in many service opportunities in March, just as they have for the past five months.  This year Campus Minister and senior theology teacher Mary Colby is asking members of the senior class to plan and coordinate a service project. During March nine seniors initiated service projects.

    Haley George (Elma) organized a cook out to benefit SMART (Spinal Muscular Atrophy Research Team).  George and a team of volunteers raised $520 for SMART.

    Zoe Gonez (Hamburg) took a group of seniors to Harvey Austin School to volunteer and were able to enjoy the school assembly to honor Black History Month.

    Cecelia Lauciello (Orchard Park) organized an afternoon of card making in the school cafeteria.  Students gathered to create cards for patients at Roswell, hoping to provide a smile to the patients during their treatments.  Emilie Harper (Buffalo) encouraged students to create cards for the children at Oishei Children’s Hospital and Makayla McLaughlin (Orchard Park) had students create cards to accompany supplies collected for patients at BryLin Hospital.  

    Julia Orcutt (West Seneca) led an event at the Mercy Center.  Students and Sisters gathered to do some spring planting, a service event that targeted one of the Sisters of Mercy’s Critical Concerns, Reverence the Earth.  

    Ryan Robinson (Buffalo) gathered students to volunteer at the after school program at Discovery School.  The volunteers helped students with homework.

Alesia Hamm (Buffalo) gathered gifts for a Pro Life baby shower at St. Teresa’s parish and hosted the event with the help of a few student volunteers.  

Leiann Elminowski (Buffalo) led a team of volunteers in an event at Compeer West Inc.  Elminowski and her team of volunteers helped out with an art class helping the guests to make bird houses.  

The Mount Mercy community continues to follow foundress Catherine McAuley’s vision of compassionate service and affirming the dignity and uniqueness of individuals.


"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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