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Spirit Week

by Pat Burns

Last week Mount Mercy Academy celebrated its annual Spirit Week.  The week featured special dress days and several activities as well as a collection of paper products for Peace House.  On Monday the classes decorated various hallways in their assigned themes and dressed as characters from PBS Kids (freshmen), Universal Studios (Sophomores), Disney (juniors) and Nickelodeon (seniors).  Tuesday was “Tunesday” where students dressed in period attire from any of the different music genres.  Wednesday was Circle of Mercy Day where the freshmen dressed as babies, the sophomores as kids/teens, the juniors as middle-aged people and the seniors dressed as senior citizens.  The day also featured a pin dodgeball game contest that was won by the junior class.  Thursday was country/country club day where students dressed in country or country club gear.  Friday was class color day and a lip sync battle which was won by the seniors, clinching the spirit week championship for the Class of 2022.

"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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