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Mount Mercy Academy Sophomores Provide Pies

Once again, for the fifth year, the Mount Mercy Academy sophomores baked pies for the Journey’s End Thanksgiving Feast.  The feast teaches refugees about American Thanksgiving traditions and provides an opportunity for new refugee families to celebrate together.  The students, along with theology teachers Mary Colby and Sister Jenny, made 13 apple pies and eight dozen chocolate chip cookies. 

    The pies and cookies were greatly appreciated by the refugees.  Sophomores Mary Vattes and Kyra Soto of Buffalo attended the feast along with campus minister Mary Colby and plated the pies for serving.  There were many compliments about the beautiful pies. The desserts helped to make the refugees feel welcome in their new city.

"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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