Mercy Named Apple Distinguished School 2015-2017
The Apple Distinguished School designation is reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence, and demonstrate Apple's vision of exemplary learning environments.The selection of Mercy High School as an Apple Distinguished School highlights our success as an innovative and compelling learning environment that engages students and provides tangible evidence of academic accomplishment.
Honors Convocation 2016
Leadership. Service. Character. Excellence. The entire Mercy school community convened for the annual HONORS CONVOCATION to recognize all the stellar students of 2016. From math and science, service and scholarships, Newsprint and Lore yearbook, all were honored for their awesome achievements and a standing ovation to the seniors for a fabulous four years. Visit these links to see the full list of student awards: grades 9 - 11 and grade 12.
Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Science Teacher Mrs. Sara McGavin on being named the Mercy High School 2016 Teacher of the Year!
Heart of Mercy
Class of 2016
207 young Mercy women will soon enter college and go on to make a difference. Congratulations for earning over $23 million in college scholarships and serving over 27,000 hours of community service. CONGRATULATIONS to Valedictorian Taylor Lombard and Salutatorian Lucy Devine who will take the stage to speak at graduation. This distinction considers not only academic record but also leadership, service, and extracurricular involvement. Staff and the senior class provided valuable input and each candidate responded to a series of questions and was interviewed by members of Administration.
Hats off to the following seniors who were selected as Valedictorian and Salutatorian Finalists:
Robotics Team, The Riveters Successful Season!
The Mercy High School Robotics Team (The Riveters) competed at the FIRST World Championships held April 27th- April 30th in St. Louis, MO. With a robot designed and built by the students the team placed 48th out of 75 teams on the Carver Field. They finished in the top 12% of all robotics teams worldwide. The robot’s unique climbing mechanism was ranked in the top 3% worldwide in points achieved. They were recognized by FedEx as one of three teams to achieve superior Imagery and were awarded a new MakerBot 3D printer. See The Riveters Team 1481 in action at https://youtu.be/BQUh0NbYvGY.
At the state championship qualifiers, The Riveters were awarded the Jack Kamen Imagery Award, which recognizes them as the number 1 team for Imagery in the State of Michigan. The Riveters were the highest placing all-girls high school in the state of Michigan!
Mercy Seniors will continue Athletic Careers in College
Congratulations to these Mercy High School senior athletes who committed to play a sport in college!
Jordyn Schluter, Basketball -Calvin College; Zora Pullen, Basketball - Lake Forest College; Abbey Przekop, Soccer - Assumption College; Cari Padula, Softball - Western Michigan University
National Honor Society Inductees
Congratulations to the over 100 new members who were inducted into Mercy's Chapter of the National Honor Society on April 6th. Special recognition to newly installed officers for the Class of 2017: President: Edith Jones; Council: Saveri Nandigama, Hannah Hamilton,Julie Lilley, Nicole Belans, Hanaa Saleh. Click here to see all the outstanding juniors who are now a part of NHS.
UPromise Scholarship Winner
Congratulations to Rochelle Chezick '17 who received a "GoEnnounce Yourself" Scholarship provided by Upromise. Read more about Rochelle and the scholarship here.
We are pleased to announce that Mercy High School seniors Miranda Stano, Jinghan Hu and their teacher, Ms. Susan Smith, have earned national recognition in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2016. Miranda won a gold medal and an American Visions Medal for her drawing titled “Grandmother”. Jinghan won a silver medal for her drawing titled “My Grandmother” and a silver medal for her portfolio titled “People In My Eyes”. These students have been identified by panels of creative professionals as the most talented young artists in the nation. This year, nearly 320,000 works of art and writing were submitted. Only the top 1% were recognized at the national level. Miranda and Ms.Smith been invited to attend a ceremony at the world-famous Carnegie Hall on Thursday, June 2.
Honor Roll Fall 2015
Business Professionals of America
Orchestra District Solo & Ensemble
Cara Forfinski/ Ryann Rapson - 1st
Stephanie Hosko '17, Natalie Forster '17, Emma Jakowinicz '17, Kaitlin Yaldo '16, and Maddie McSweeney '19, members of MidAmerican Pom, took part in the 2015 Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade, and the inclusive events, which marked the 70th Anniversary of the end of WWII. They had the opportunity to tour the USS Bowfin, a fleet attack submarine that fought in the Pacific during WWII, and even got to ring the Freedom Bell. The Freedom Bell is an exact replica of the original Liberty Bell, and was presented to Hawaii by the US Treasury Department on July 4, 1950.
These Mercy girls were selected to perform for 39 Pearl Harbor survivors and their families at the Opening Ceremonies. Their group marked the start of the parade with a show in historic Fort DeRussy, and continued their Pompon routine throughout the parade route on the scenic streets of Waikiki.
Congratulations to Allia Marie McDowell who was announced as one of 32 Finalists in the Michigan High School Athletic Association's Scholar-Athlete Awards. To honor the Scholar-Athlete Award recipients, a ceremony will take place during halftime of the Class C Boys Basketball Final, March 26, at the Breslin Student Events Center in East Lansing. 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.
Youth Mercy Associates
God Bless the new members Sarah Pegler, Madison Reckker, Brooke O'Brien, Benicia Booker, Lauren Foley, Lauren Lytle, Sarah Kurpiers, Gloria Nuemann, Sydney Van Acker of the Youth Mercy Associate USA Program and the 7 current members Claire Johnston, Josephine Wenson, Meaghan Fortney (Charter Member), Katherine Colleran, Rochelle Chezick, Molly Lyons and Nicole Belans who made their re-commitment at Mass held December 8th. Joining them in the commissioning ceremony were Pastoral Minister Judi Dennis, Sr. Nancy Thompson, President Dr. Cheryl Kreger, Associate Principal Colleen Rozman and Social Studies Teacher Cindy Richter.
College Bound Athletes
Congratulations to all the Mercy Seniors who will continue their Athletic careers in college! Morgan Jones, Swimming - Florida Gulf Coast University; Julia Shaw, Golf - University of Detroit Mercy; Kathryn Dunleavy, Tennis - St. Francis University; Andrea Elmore, Softball - Mississippi Valley State University; Ellyse Conn, Swimming - Indiana University; Katy Kouvaris, Swimming - University of Findlay; Abigail Krzywiecki, Softball - University of South Alabama.
Oakland County Swim Champions
Ellyse Conn Athlete of the Week
Mercy High School senior swimmer Ellyse Conn was named the Observer & Eccentric’s Athlete of the Week for Sept. 28-Oct. 4.
National Merit Semifinalists
Congratulations to seniors Lucy Devine and Alana Sullivan who were named Semifinalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Competition.
Way to go! Mercy Golf Coach Mrs. Vicky Kowalski was named the Oakland County Division 1 Golf COACH OF THE YEAR!
This school year, we are proud to celebrate 70 years of Mercy! Mercy High School hosted over 500 alumnae and guests to commemorate and celebrate 70 years of educating women who make a difference at our Then. Now. Forever. Grand Reunion.
A new history display honoring the Mercy tradition was unveiled during the 70th Anniversary and Grand Reunion.