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Mount Mercy Academy Announces Scholarship Winners

by Pat Burns


Mount Mercy Academy Announces Its 2022 Scholarship Winners


Mount Mercy Academy proudly announced the recipients of the 2022 Academic Honors and Scholarships.  Three incoming members of Mount Mercy’s Class of 2026 were recognized for their outstanding academic performance.  All of the scholarships are awarded to the top performers on the Catholic High School Entrance Exam.

Nola Marrero, currently a student at West Buffalo Charter 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.  Marrero is the daughter of Luis and Shawna Marrero of Buffalo.

The Mount Mercy Academy Head of School Scholarship, a four-year half-tuition scholarship for the student who scores the second highest on the exam was awarded to Taylor Ferris, currently a student at Southtowns Catholic. Ferris is the daughter of Brian and Rianna Ferris of Hamburg.

Emma Godsoe of Buffalo received the Catherine McAuley Academic Scholarship, a four year five-thousand dollar a year scholarship awarded to the student with the third highest score on the entrance exam.  Godsoe is a student at Notre Dame Academy.  She is the daughter of John an Karyn Connolly Godsoe of Buffalo.  She will follow in the footsteps of her mother, a 1993 graduate of Mount Mercy.

Mount Mercy is a distinctly Catholic college-preparatory high school, 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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