We are proud to announce the Class of 2017 Valedictorian is Sarah Kurpiers and Salutatorians are Chiaka Ibe and Jordyn Kreucher. Congratulations to the following seniors who were selected as Valedictorian and Salutatorian Finalists for the Class of 2017!
30 future leaders will presented their work in the form of short, powerful talks (12 minutes or less). Inspired by their study of English and American literature, race relations in America, and each other, they hope to engage you with their ideas and spark conversation.
MHSAA Scholar Athlete Award Finalist
Congratulations to Sarah Kurpiers '17 who was announced as a Finalist in the Michigan High School Athletic Association's Scholar-Athlete Awards. To be eligible for the award, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 (on a 4.0 scale) and previously have won a varsity letter in at least one sport in which the MHSAA sponsors a postseason tournament. Students also were asked to respond to a series of short essay questions, submit two letters of recommendation and a 500-word essay on the importance of sportsmanship in educational athletics.
HONOR ROLL - To qualify, students must earn a minimum 3.2 GPA for reported current semester.
Robotics 1st Place Win and World Championships!
The Riveters Robotics Team won their first ever district competition this past weekend at Woodhaven High School. They were selected first out of a field of 40 robots and were paired with team 5053, the Lakers from Lady of the Lakes Catholic School. This is the first Blue Banner in the history of The Riveters and was a thrilling culmination to the regular season. As an added bonus the team was awarded The Entrepreneurship Award sponsored by Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers for their superior business plan and execution. This victory seals a trip to the Michigan State Championship on April 13 - 15 at Saginaw Valley State College and will likely send The Riveters to the World Championship in St. Louis on April 27 - 29. The Riveters are currently ranked 8th in the State of Michigan out of over 450 teams. Thank you sponsors and supporters of the team that helped us to register and build this year's competition robot. They donated money, time, software, fasteners, aluminum, and a whole lot of support and encouragement for the team.
The Riveters robotics team competed at the FIRST World Championship this past weekend in St. Louis, MO. Qualifying as the 38thbest robot in the State of Michigan out of 450 teams, team 1481 easily met the district point requirement to qualify for the World Championship. The competition featured 6 divisions with the Riveters competing on the Daly field named after Marie Maynard Daly, the first black woman in the United States to earn a Ph.D. In Chemistry. This connection to our mostly girls team resonated and the Riveters ended up in 13th position out of 68 robots on the field. This is the furthest the team has ever advanced in post season play and the resume of the Riveters keeps getting better. With the number of teams selected for eliminations this places the Riveters as a top 400 robot in the world out of nearly 4,000 teams. This is exceptional performance for a third year FIRST Robotics team. You can see the team in action again this summer at the Big Bang Competition in Taylor on July 7-8.
Regional Scholastic Art Award Winners
Congratulations to Elise Almquist, Morgan Brietzke, Gabrielle Byrnes, Evelyn Dahmer, Mary Elizabeth Dunstone, Kaitlin McHenry, Bianca Seely, Yiran Shi, Katelynn Smith, Annie Treharne, Katherine Wildern and Jacquelyn Wilson from Mercy’s Art Department who won awards in this year’s Regional Scholastic Art Awards competition. Special congrats to Bianca who a won gold key in the individual photography and Katelynn who won a gold key in ceramics. Their pieces will compete in New York for national awards in March. Check out all the pieces here.
AP SCHOLARS 2016
Robotics Ribbon Cutting for New STEM Space
Mercy High School and the Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Mercy Robotics Team, The Riveters, on Friday, December 16, 2016. We celebrated the new dedicated space at Mercy which will house equipment and materials to support Robotics. This new advanced space will make Robotics more feasible for Mercy students to participate and compete in the coming years as well as help contribute to STEM type activities at the school.
Mercy is the largest all-female high school in Michigan to house their own FIRST Robotics Team. Team 1481 The Riveters is only in their third year of competition, but finished 59 out of 411 teams in the State of Michigan last year and is the current defending State Champion in Imagery for the iconic representation of Rosie the Riveter. They also qualified the team for the World Championship of Robotics in St. Louis last spring. The team is dedicated to inspiring women to pursue careers in STEM related fields and the business of technology. There are currently 45 students and 20 mentors on the team.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Click here for list of NHS as of May 2016. NHS Officers Class of 2017: President: Edith Jones; Council: Saveri Nandigama, Hannah Hamilton,Julie Lilley, Nicole Belans, Hanaa Saleh.
Mercy Named Apple Distinguished School 2015-2017