Alumnae Newsletter
December  2016

We are looking for a few good women! The Alumnae Council created two alumna awards to honor Women of Mercy who exemplify the Spirit of Mercy.   The Distinguished Woman of Mercy Alumna Award is for women who have graduated more than 15 years ago.   The Young Woman of Mercy Alumna Award is for women who have graduated five to 15 years ago.  

Criteria, nomination forms and other information are available here.  The award winners will be presented at the All-School Reunion on Sunday, June 4, 2017. 

Nominate someone today.  The deadline for nomination is January 1, 2017. If you have additional questions please contact Katy Butts '03, Alumnae Relations Director & Events Manager at or call her at 
402. 553.9424.  


Fiesta 2017 will be here before you know it and we can't wait to celebrate Mercy Gras with you!  We already have some amazing items in our live auction including: 4 tickets to see Coldplay next August at the CenturyLink Center and a getaway to Sunny Scottsdale, AZ (sounds good right about now!) There are also some great ways for you to get involved!
  • Attend the event. There is a special price for alumnae-- one alumna and a guest is only $75 per person. Call your friends.  Make plans.  Reserve a table for 10! 
  • Purchase a corporate package (includes advertising, seating, etc.) 
  • Donate auction items (vacation/travel packages, gift certificates, plane miles or a basket)
  • Buy a $100 raffle ticket (or two!) for the $10,000 raffle drawing
  • Advertise in the FIESTA catalog 
  • Donate underwriting dollars or underwrite a Sister of Mercy or faculty member reservation.
Please contact FIESTA coordinators Katy Butts '03 at or Sandy Gaydusek at if you would like to get involved or with any questions.  

Mercy High School's Monarch Parents Club will host its third annual Trivia Night at the school's Catherine McAuley Athletic Center on Saturday, January 14, 2017. The event begins at 6:15 p.m. with social hour and dinner and is followed by trivia rounds beginning at 7:15 p.m. Only teams of eight are accepted at a cost of $240. 

All teams must register online by December 23 at .
Prizes for first and second place teams will be given as well as best table theme (costumes are encouraged but not required).  Special buy-in games will also take place in-between trivia rounds.  Attendees must be 21and over. 

We are going into the holiday season and this is often the time we reflect on our blessings and give thanks for the opportunities we have had.  As you plan your end-of-the-year giving please consider a gift to Mercy High School. An easy way to do this is to join Mercy x12, the monthly giving club for Mercy. 

Come join us for an Alumnae Appreciation Night at Varsity Basketball vs Elkhorn on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 6:30 p.m..  

There will be a free social hour from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Media Center (refreshments and heavy hors d'oeuvres provided) followed by free admission (for alumnae only) to the basketball game. Admission to the game for non-alumnae is $6 for adults and $4 for children. 

Come catch up with old friends, make some new and cheer on the Monarchs to victory!

Please RSVP by December 27th to Katy Butts '03 at or 402-553-9424 so we can make sure to have enough food for everyone! 

Our alumnae are sharing their stories with us at  New stories are added periodically.  Read about recent graduates who are finding success at college or an educator teaching pharmacy students. 

If you would know of an alumnae who should be featured, contact Deborah Daley, Communications Director at 

Christmas Break
December 23-January 2, 2017 

Alumnae Award Nomination Due  
Sunday, January 1, 2017

Alumnae Appreciation @ Basketball
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Trivia Night
Saturday, January 14, 2017

8th Grade Scholarship & Placement Exam
Saturday, January 14, 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017

All-School Reunion
Sunday, June 4, 2017

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