Alumnae Newsletter
March 2017

MERCY GRAS FIESTA 2017 

FIESTA 2017 was one for the books!  Thank you to all the alumnae who donated, attended and supported FIESTA this year.  We raised $275,000 for our Negotiated Tuition Program.  FIESTA would not be possible without your generous support.  Thank you so much for supporting this important event.  Can't wait to see you next year! 

COR MISERICORDIAE AWARD
This year's The Cor Misericordiae (Heart of Mercy) Award winner was alumna Ingrid Kalinowski Borghoff '65 pictured on the left. She received the award from Sr. Delores Hannon, RSM, Mercy High School President.  An article on this deserving recipient is available  

FRANCO FIRST RECIPIENT OF ALUMNA AWARD
Theresa Franco '74 is the first-ever recipient of the Distinguished Woman of Mercy Alumna Award given by the Mercy High School Alumnae Association.  Franco, a 1974 graduate, is the Vice President for Cancer Services and Radiology at Nebraska Medicine.  The announcement was made at FIESTA and she will receive the award at the school's 2017 All-School Reunion on Sunday, June 4.

Read her story here. 
MISSION WEEK 
  • Mission Week is March 20-24.
  • Mercy schools around the country are raising money to build mudhuts for refugee families in Nigeria because, without an address, children cannot enroll in school. 
  • Mercy High School's goal is to raise $12,000 this year which will build 60 mudhuts.
  • Alumnae can participate! 
    • You can purchase a t-shirt for $12.00 by completing this form and dropping off your money to the main office attn: Amanda Marcuccio. All orders are due on March 23 by 3:00 p.m.  
    • You can donate!  Checks can be sent to Student Council advisor, Amanda Marcuccio's attention, or go to Mercy's website, click on the Donate Now button and designate your gift to Mission Week. 
    • You can donate items for our raffle (giftcards, baskets aimed toward teens, coupons, etc.). The raffle will be drawn at SIESTA (Students in Earnest Supporting Tuition Assistance)-the student  version of FIESTA-on Friday, March 24. Donations must be received by 3:00 p.m. on March 23.

CHEERS WITH THE CHASERS ALUMNAE EVENT 
Come enjoy an evening with fellow alumnae and support the Mercy High Singers who will be performing the National Anthem on Friday, April 28.  Event details will be sent as they become available. 

PHONATHON VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 
Each spring we have students and volunteers call donors to encourage donating to the school.  The phonathon will be held April 23-April 27 from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.  If  interested in participating contact Katy Butts '03 at buttsk@mercyhigh.org or call her at 402.553.9424. 

SCHOOL UPDATE
From speech to fine and performing arts to academic competitions and sports, Mercy students are very involved in extracurricular activities. Pictured above are some of the trophies that the Treblemakers received this year.  Here is a quick sampling of extracurricular activities. 
 
Show Choir:  The Treblemakers had an incredible season with their final win in the women's division at Viking Cup Invitational at Omaha North. Mercy made the finals where they came in seventh overall.

Pride and Prejudice:  The school will perform Pride and Prejudice, a play based on the universally loved and admired Jane Austen novel of manners. The play will take center stage in Franey Hall Friday, March 31, Saturday, April 1 and Sunday. April 2 at 7:00 p.m.
 
Tickets are being sold online at https://mh6395.booktix.com .  Costs are $12 adults, $8 students/children, and $6 for Mercy students.

Spring Sports: Come show your support to our Mercy Girls.  A complete athletics schedule is available under Student Life, Athletics Schedule on Mercy's website.

History Competition:  Last week students competed in the National History Day event.  They did well and now medal winners are off to State.  Read  more.

Speech:  Several students competed at Districts this week and Casey Moyer will be heading to State next week.  Congratulations Monarchs!

Updates on all these activities and more can be found on Mercy High School's Facebook page.  

SAVE-THE-DATE
Alumnae Prayer Circle 
Saturday, March 18

5th & 6th Grade Lock-In
Saturday, March 18

Mission Week
Monday, March 20-
Friday, March 24

Pride and Prejudice
Friday, March 31-
Sunday, April 2

Day of Discovery
Tuesday, April 4

Alumnae Prayer Circle
Saturday, April 8

Cheers with the Chasers Alumnae Event
Friday, April 28

All-School Reunion
Sunday, June 4

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