Awards & Highlights 2016 - 2017

HONOR ROLL - To qualify, students must earn a minimum 3.2 GPA for reported current semester.


Congrats College Bound Athletes!

The Mercy Athletics Department hosted a group signing day on Tuesday, December 6th to celebrate all athletes committing to play a sport next year at the college level. Congratulations to Liz Susitko - Volleyball, Adrian College; Mila Fons - Hockey, Davenport University; Natalie Vaitas - Hockey, Aquinas College; Isabella McDonald - Volleyball, Lawrence Tech University; Samantha Kleedtke - Soccer, University of Wisconsin; Sarah Clark - Soccer, Purdue University; Alaina Skellett - Swimming, University of Miami; Sophia VanAcker - Softball, Lehigh University; Gianna Parlove - Soccer, Grand Valley State University; Caitie Baron, Soccer - Xavier University.


Robotics Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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.

Watch the robot cut the ribbon here!

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.


Youth Mercy Associates - God Bless the newly inducted Youth Mercy Associates Celia McGrath; Abbey Hembree; Madeleine Byrnes and Danielle McClain and current members Rochelle Chezick; Claire Johnston; Molly Lyons; Josephine Wenson; Katherine Colleran; Sarah Kurpiers; Sarah Pegler; Nicole Belans; Sydney Van Acker; Brooke O'Brien; Madison Reckker; Bridget Kenney; Lauren Lytle and Lauren Foley who made their re-commitment at Mass on December 8th. Along with bringing the girls closer to Catherine McAuley and to the community of the Sisters of Mercy, the Youth Mercy Associates wish to follow in the footsteps of Jesus.


Congrats Jordyn! Varsity Quiz Bowl player, Jordyn Kreucher received her varsity letter in an informal ceremony at the regular Quiz Bowl practice after school on December 13th. Jordyn accumulated most of the necessary varsity points for her letter while participating her sophomore and junior years as a key player on the Novice and JV teams. As a Varsity player, her stellar performance in meets resulted in qualifying totals and her enthusiastic participation ensured she receive her letter. For Jordyn, participation in Quiz Bowl has followed her demanding schedule as a key player on Mercy's volleyball teams.


Wow, Katie! Katie Minnich is girls MLive Detroit Swimmer of the Year. As the state champion in the event as a freshman and sophomore, Minnich returned for her junior season this fall with every intention of defending her title. Not only did Minnich defend her title, she also posted the fastest 100-yard backstroke time ever a Division 1 championship meet, swimming a time of 53.99 in the prelims.


Congratulations to Sarah Kurpiers '17 who was named a 2016 National Wendy's High School Heisman School Winner for outstanding achievement in academics, athletics and community service.


Way to go, Varsity Basketball 2015-16! The Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM) and Pure Sweat Basketball named the Mercy Varsity Basketball Team as one of the recipients of the 2015-16 Top 100 Sportsmanship Award. This award for good sportsmanship is given during the basketball season. After each regular season girls' game and boys' game, the basketball officials that worked the game were asked by the MHSAA to evaluate the sportsmanship of each school's players, coaches, administrators and fans. At the end of the regular season these evaluations were ranked for all MHSAA schools. We are Mercy!


Welcome to Student Government! Congrats to these Freshwomen Class of 2020 Representatives:
Class Officers
Julia Canty

Courtney Langan

Gabriella Pluszczynski

Suha Qashou

Asha Telang

 

Human Relations Council

Brooklynne Bates

Macey Earle

Katie Kim

Elise Sikora 


New Tree!
The GREEN Club's mission is to make students aware of environmental issues and to provide them with information on sustainable living as well as opportunities to make a difference in the community through environmental service, beginning with the recycling efforts at Mercy.

This year, they are focusing on a theme of trees and will initiate activities surrounding the idea of keeping oxygen in the world clean and keeping our forests strong. On Thursday, November 10 they planted a tulip tree by the flagpole entrance. The tulip tree is special because the roots are balled up and not attached to any dirt, so the GREEN Club members dug up a five foot radius to let the roots spread out and take root. More tree activities like field trips, hikes and other fun events are being planned.


Serra Chevrolet Teacher of the Month for September Mr. Gary Morris

CONGRATULATIONS to Social Studies Teacher Mr. Gary Morris on being selected as the Serra Chevrolet Teacher of the Month for September as featured on STATE CHAMPS! https://youtu.be/kbgc3t6K8mw

2017 National Merit Scholarship Program
 
Congratulations to Saveri Nandigama '17 who was named a Semifinalist in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Competition. And more congrats to Katelynn Smith, Olivia Warner and Giavanna Zaremski who were named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Yearbook
 
The 2017 yearbook is already creating a buzz. At the ybKickstart camp over the summer seniors Maddy Byrnes, Jordyn Kreucher and Sam Schubert received the silver award for their theme designs. Mercy was among the top five schools of more than 30 in attendance.

Miss Farmington Grace Murphy '17

Miss Farmington is a Mercy Girl! Grace Murphy '17 was crowned Miss Farmington 2016 this past summer on July 13th. Along with her title and crown, Grace also took home several other awards, including the Samantha Steckloff Leadership Award, Interview Award and the Mayor’s Essay Award. Bravo, Grace!


AP SCHOLARS 2016

AP Scholar With Distinction
Hyejeong Cha
Audrey Jones
Leah Kiros
Taylor Lombard
Alana Sullivan
AP Scholar with Honor
Kaitlyn Brown
Lucy Devine
Philomena Engel
Nadia Hakim
Erin Judd
Emma Mason
Maureen McGough
Lindsey Seashore
Keting Zhao
AP Scholars
Theresa Benton
Natalie Cieslak
Caitlin Delevie
Sarah Dwyer
Lauren Foley
Meaghan Fortney
Bridget Furlong
Erin Gormley
Colleen Hadley
Hannah Hembree
Julia Kirby
Annie Leuker
Emma Reck
Carmela Sleva
Caitlin Somerville
Madison Tarchala
Sabrina Yancey

Summer 2016 Art Award Winner

Congratulations to Katie Wildern '19 who received a First Place in her age group and also a First Place Best in Show award for her "Art Room" painting at the Oakland County Fair held over the summer. This earned her two Blue Ribbons, a Trophy, and a small monetary award. The Best in Show award is a top honor and her painting was in a special display with the other Best in Show awards for each art category. Her "Skull" drawing earned a First Place in her age group and also a Second Place in Show award.  


Haiti Mission Trip

Mercy girls made a difference in Haiti over the summer! Claire Murray, Hailey Sygiel, Lauren George, Sydney VanAcker, Julie Lilly, Jackie Kaminski, April Seilo and Kristen Misfud went on a mission trip with Good Girl Comeback. Good Girl Comeback is a nationally recognized nonprofit that empowers teens to set goals which build confidence, kindness, and personal fulfillment.


Mercy Named Apple Distinguished School 2015-2017

Mercy High School is pleased to announce that we have been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2015 to 2017 for our integration of technology across the curriculum and school life. 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. Read full press release here.