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Mount Mercy Academy Announces Its 2020 Scholarship and Academic Honors

Mount Mercy Academy proudly announced the recipients of the 2020 Academic Honors and Scholarships.  Seven incoming members of Mount Mercy’s Class of 2024 were recognized for their outstanding academic performance.  All of the scholarships are awarded to the top performers on the Catholic High School Entrance Exam

    Addison Barth of Hamburg, currently a student at Nativity of Our Lord School, earned the Mount Mercy Academy Alumnae Academic Scholarship which is a full four year tuition that is awarded to the student who scores the highest on the Catholic High School Entrance Exam.  She will follow in the footsteps of her mother, Noelle Dulak Barth, a 1996 graduate of Mount Mercy.

    Caroline Tucker of Blasdell, also a student at Nativity of Our Lord, will receive the Mount Mercy Academy President’s Academic Scholarship.  Tucker will receive a four year half-tuition scholarship for earning the second highest score on the Catholic High School Entrance Exam. Like Barth, she will also attend the alma mater of her mother Anne Marie Tucker, a member of the class of 1986.

    The Mount Mercy Academy Principal’s Academic Scholarship, a four year two thousand dollar scholarship is granted to Nadine Barren, Vayana Stoyanova and Avery Walker.  Barren is a Holland resident who attends Holland Middle School, Stoyanova, a student at Notre Dame Academy is a Gowanda resident and Walker is from Hamburg and attends Nativity of Our Lord School.

    Shannon Kersten of Hamburg and Brogan Maloney of Lackawanna received the Catherine McAuley Academic Scholarship, a four year one thousand dollar a year scholarship.  Kersten is a student at Hamburg Middle School and Maloney, the daughter of alumna Mary Pat Overdorf Maloney, class of 1996, attends Notre Dame Academy.    

Mount Mercy Academy is a distinctly Catholic college-preparatory high school, is dedicated to educating young women for academic excellence, compassionate service, Christian leadership, global awareness and life-long learning. Rooted in Catherine McAuley's vision for women and those who are poor, Mount Mercy affirms the uniqueness and dignity of individuals and fosters faith with a commitment to the challenges of building a just society.


"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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