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Catholic Schools Week

by Pat Burns


Catholic Schools Week

Mount Mercy Academy will have several activities occur to celebrate Catholic Schools Week.  The week will feature various themes each day, all centering on celebrating.  The week commence on Monday with Celebrating Your Community which will be a Dress Down Day in Mercy Wear to foster school unity.  Tuesday is Celebrating Your Students Day which will include listening to Catholic Inspired Music.  Wednesday is Celebrating the Nation Day and each grade level will participate in All-American games.  Thursday is Celebrating Vocations Day and the student body will be participating in an activity to show appreciation for the Sisters of Mercy.  The week will end on Friday with Celebrating Faculty, Staff and Volunteers.  The day will feature a mass celebrated by The Most Reverend Michael Fisher, the Bishop of the Buffalo Diocese.  


Also, sophomore Brogan Maloney (Lackawanna) has organized a Paper Products drive to benefit the Buffalo Peace House.  The four classes will be competing for the next two weeks to see which class can collect the most essential products for the Buffalo Peace House.


"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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