APPLE DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL

We are pleased to be recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2022-2025 for our innovative use of technology in service of our Mercy mission and core values.

Apple Distinguished Schools are centers of innovation, leadership, and educational excellence. They use Apple technology to inspire creativity, collaboration and critical thinking in learning, teaching and the school environment, and have documented results of academic accomplishment. 
 
“A core value of a Mercy education is Educational Courage. Recognition as an Apple Distinguished school underscores that our students demonstrate this value through critical thinking experiences and their curious pursuit of better understanding their world through reflection and reasoning.” – Patricia Sattler, Principal
 
The selection of Mercy High School as an Apple Distinguished School highlights our success as an innovator and a compelling learning environment that engages students, and provides tangible evidence of academic achievement. Mercy has been an Apple Distinguished School since 2013.

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2022 COLLEGE BOARD NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN RECOGNITION AWARD

Congratulations to Joie Blakey '24 and Daria Smith '24 who were selected for the 2022-23 College Board National African American Recognition Program because of their remarkable academic achievements and outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT.


2022 COLLEGE BOARD NATIONAL HISPANIC RECOGNITION AWARD

Congratulations to Elena Garza '24 who was selected for the 2022-23 College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program because of her remarkable academic achievements and outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT.


2022 AP SCHOLARS

AP SCHOLAR WITH DISTINCTION
Lily Fromm '22
Sophia Gabbei '22
Maria Johnson '22
Maya Khadr '22
Lily Nederhood '22
Mary Grace O'Dea '22
Julia Rea '22
AP SCHOLAR WITH HONOR
Olivia Asam '23
Angelina Hamati '23
Veronica Jude '22
Allison Koehler '22
Jasmine Kosta '22
Lea Lodato '23
Katherine Lukasik '22
Sadie MillerWright '22
Anna Rimatzki '22
Julianna Tague '22
Brenna VanDenBerg '22
AP SCHOLAR
Lindsey Almquist '22
Andrea Andres '22
Chloe Baloh '22
Caitlyn Begosa '22
Elise Collins '22
Riley Condon '22
Brooke Heery '22
Riley Hollis '23
Anna Hou '22
Julissa Labra '22
Erin Mahoney '22
Linnea Maier '23
Laura Mallie '22
Isabella Merucci '23
Soraya Puerto-Khalil '22
Juliana Santillan '22
Gretchen Sawicki '22
Maura Sullivan '23
Lauren Swords '22
Alyssa Tisch '23
Ainsley Tomsich '22
Isabelle Zablock '22

CLASS OF 2022 COLLEGE DECISIONS


HONOR ROLL

2021-2022


HONORS CONVOCATION

Leadership. Service. Character. Excellence.

We are proud to present the Honors Convocation Slideshows for the Senior Graduates Class of 2022 and Freshwomen, Sophomores and Juniors. We honor, recognize and congratulate our outstanding Mercy students for an extraordinary 2021-22 school year! You make Mercy shine and are women who make a difference!

God Bless the Class of 2022 and special congratulations to these honorees:

  • Valedictorian Julia Rea
  • Salutatorian Anna Rimatzki
  • Sr. Emily George Award Grace O'Dea
  • Heart of Mercy Award Riley Condon
  • Garn Griffin Award Madeline Basa & Kendall Spivey
  • Nancy Malinowsk Athletics Award Sarah Cunningham
  • Teacher of the Year Jill Herold
  • Staff Retiree Vicky Kowalski

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
 
We are proud to recognize these young women for their outstanding contributions to Mercy High School through their scholarship, leadership, character and service.

2022 MERCY TEACHER OF THE YEAR

The Mercy 2022 Teacher of the Year is Mrs. Jill Herold, English Department. "Mrs. Herold taught me to love writing and reading books, to notice the beauty in words and what words have to offer, not only to the world, but also to us as young woman individuals."


2022 BETTY VAN ANDEL TEACHER OF EXCELLENCE AWARD
 
Congratulations to Science Teacher Mrs. Sara McGavin who was selected as the 2022 Betty Van Andel Teacher of Excellence! The Van Andel Institute for Education mission is to build classrooms where curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking thrive. Each year, they honor outstanding teachers who exemplify this mission in their classrooms. 
 
“Sara McGavin is an innovative educator. She is constantly evolving her craft by utilizing the newest technology and pedagogical techniques to engage ALL of the learners in her classroom to think critically with curiosity and creativity. As Mercy's Science Department Head she is a wonderful role model and mentor to all of her science colleagues.”

2022 VALEDICTORIAN & SALUTATORIAN FINALISTS

The Class of 2022 Valedictorian Julia Rea and Salutatorian Anna Rimatzki. Julia and Anna exemplify academic excellence, responsibility to serve, and a willingness to be a voice for dignity and respect for the Mercy community.
 
We congratulate all of our *Valedictorian/Salutatorian Finalists who represent the core values of Mercy education and are extraordinary women who make a difference! This distinction considers academic record, leadership, service, extracurricular involvement, staff and student feedback.
 
Andrea Andres
Elise Collins
Sophia Gabbei
Brooke Heery
Anna Hou
Sadie MillerWright
Katelyn Moyer
Grace O’Dea
Francesca Petrucci
Alyvia Sanom
Makenna Sanom
Ainsley Tomsich
Brenna VanDenBerg
Gabrielle Warra

2022 LATIN TEACHER AWARD

2022 Glenn M. Knudsvig Award for Outstanding Latin Teaching in Michigan Secondary Schools

The Department is proud to announce the 2022 recipient of the Glenn M. Knudsvig Award for Outstanding Latin Teaching in Michigan Secondary Schools is Mrs. Lauren Marquard.

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2022 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS OF FRENCH AWARDS

We are pleased to announce that Abigail Fush '22 is the recipient of a 2022 American Association of Teachers of French Excellence in French Award and Riley Condon '22 is the recipient of a 2022 American Association of Teachers of French Outstanding Senior in French Award. These awards are given on the basis of academic excellence and an exceptional commitment to the study of French.


MERCY HIGH SCHOOL EARNS COLLEGE BOARD AP® COMPUTER SCIENCE FEMALE DIVERSITY AWARD

Mercy High School Farmington Hills, MI has earned the College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles. Schools honored with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have expanded girls’ access in AP Computer Science courses.

Out of the 20,000 institutions that offer AP courses, 1,119 achieved either 50% or higher female representation in one of the two AP computer science courses or a percentage of the female computer science examinees meeting or exceeding that of the school’s female population during the 2019-2020 school year. That’s nearly 37% more than the 818 schools recognized last year. In 2020, [School Name] was one of 831 recognized in the category of AP Computer Science Principles.

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