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Mount Mercy Holds Its 115th Graduation

Mount Mercy Academy held its 115th graduation ceremony at the Avanti Mansion on June 28th.  Fifty-two members of the class of 2020 received their diplomas from Margaret Staszak, the Mount Mercy principal.  President Margaret M. Cronin, senior class moderator Mary Colby and senior counselor Jessica Bakkila also took part in the graduation.

Salutatorian Olivia Larson (Orchard Park) welcomed and addressed the audience to open the ceremony. Allysyn Pajek (West Seneca), the valedictorian, delivered the valedictory address.  She thanked the faculty, her parents, friends and classmates for a memorable four years and congratulated her classmates on all of their accomplishments

Larson was presented with the Frances Warde Leadership Award and Hope Willert (West Seneca) was presented with the Catherine McAuley Service Award.

The graduating class of 2020 from Mount Mercy Academy earned over eleven million three hundred thirteen thousand dollars in merit based college scholarships and grants. 

 

 

"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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