Alumnae Newsletter
November  2016

ALUMNAE AWARDS
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.  If you have additional questions please contact Katy Butts '03, Alumnae Relations Director & Events Manager at buttsk@mercyhigh.org or call her at 
402. 553.9424.  

MERCY GRAS FIESTA 2017 

                
 
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: four field box tickets for a regular season Cubs game, a VIP Crane Experience on the Platte River, and a Labor Day weekend getaway at the St. Anne house on the Brentwood Estate in Minnesota.  Please consider being a part of it by:
  •  Attending 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! 
  •  Purchasing a corporate package (includes advertising, seating, etc.) 
  •  Donating auction items (vacation/travel packages, gift certificates, plane miles or a basket)
  • Buying a $100 raffle ticket (or two!) for the $10,000 raffle drawing
  • Advertising in the FIESTA catalog 
  • Donating underwriting dollars or underwrite a Sister of Mercy or faculty member reservation.

Please contact FIESTA coordinators Katy Butts '03 at  buttsk@mercyhigh.org or Sandy Gaydusek at  gayduseks@mercyhigh.org if you would like to get involved or with any questions.  

TRIVIA NIGHT
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  http://bit.ly/mhstrivianight2016 .
 
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. 

SPIRIT OF OMAHA AWARD 
Mercy High School's FIESTA 2016 " A League of Their Own," has been chosen as one of five finalists in The Big Event Awards for the Spirit of Omaha--Education Category. Please vote for Mercy to receive the top award. The link is below. Encourage family and friends to also vote. You are allowed one vote per email address.

Vote  here.  

ALUMNAE APPRECIATION AT THE MUSICAL 
 
A sell-out crowd of alumnae and their friends enjoyed not only socializing but experiencing the joy of this year's musical,"The Wizard of Oz." Pictured above are members of the Alumnae Council checking alumnae into the event. 

CHRISTMAS CONCERT/ACTIVITIES 
holly-berry-wreath.jpg Mercy's Christmas Concert is December 14 at 7:00 p.m. in Franey Hall.  It will feature Mercy High Singers, Concert Choir and the Guitar Class, as well as a guest performance by Intermediate Dance.
 
National Honor students will act as trail guides and Mercy High Singers will be singing at the Knowles Mercy Spirituality Center for the Christmas in the Forest Celebration on December 9.  They will entertain families waiting to see the live Nativity and will lead carols outside on the trail. 

END-OF-THE-YEAR GIVING
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 one to do this is to join Mercy x12, the monthly giving club for Mercy. 

ALUMNAE FEATURES
Our alumnae are sharing their stories with us at   http://mercyhigh.org/alumnae-features/.  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  daleyd@mercyhigh.org. 

SAVE-THE-DATE
Alumnae Prayer Circle
Saturday, December 10, 2016

Christmas Concert 
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Christmas Break
December 23-January 2, 2017

Alumnae Appreciation @ Basketball
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Trivia Night
Saturday, January 14, 2017

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

FIESTA
Saturday, February 25, 2017

All-School Reunion
Sunday, June 4, 2017

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