Mercy Alumnae E-Newsletter
March 2017 
42nd Street is this weekend!
Mercy High School's Performing Arts Department cordially invites you to the spring musical 42nd Street.
Friday, March 10 - 7:30pm
Saturday, March 11 - 7:30pm
Sunday, March 12 - 2:00pm
42nd Street is the "Cinderella story of Broadway." Set in the 1930s, small-town girl Peggy Sawyer tries to break into a New York show but has trouble getting noticed. Once in the show, she rehearses with the company and becomes noticed by other cast members. Then, on opening night, Peggy accidentally trips the show's diva, Dorothy Brock, causing Dorothy to break her ankle. Peggy steps out of the chorus to save the show and becomes a Broadway star. The show boasts such musical numbers as
We're in the Money, A Quarter to Nine, The Lullaby of Broadway and the show-stopping title number 42nd Street.
The cast of 47 includes young men from Aim High School, Catholic Central High School, Farmington High School, Redford Union High School and St. Mary's Prep. With another 54 students working on stage, sound, light, costume, makeup and usherette crews, there are over 100 students involved in bringing this major production to the Mercy stage.  
Tickets: The show is set for Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 12 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $15.00 for adults and $13.00 for students and children. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at the Reception Area, or by calling the Drama Office at 248-893-3572, or purchased at the Box Office the evening of the performance. The box office will open 45 minutes before curtain time. We promise you a fun-filled night!
Tea for Tuition

Don't miss the Alumnae Association's signature event!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Tea for Tuition - a meaningful tradition!

All Mercy alumnae are invited to Tea! Please join us for a lovely afternoon with delicious food, enticing hot and cold teas, and Mercy spirit. Of special note will be the Distinguished Alumna Award Presentation to Sheri Johnson Crawley '90.

Over the past 12 years, this event has raised over $190,000 to help more than 100 Mercy girls in need of financial assistance. We will offer silent auction and raffle items, a table decorating contest, and an opportunity to make a gift to Mercy.

Ways to Participate
For more information, visit or contact or 248-476-3270. 
Senior Class-Alumnae Luncheon
Mercy's first Senior Class-Alumnae Luncheon was a success. On February 1, dozens of alumnae welcomed the Class of 2017 into the Alumnae Association and shared tips for life after high school.

See photos on the Alumnae Association Facebook page!
Atlanta Regional Event
On Thursday, March 9, alumnae gathered at the Ellis Hotel in downtown Atlanta to forge new connections and hear Mercy news. The ladies had a fantastic time, and all look forward to the next meet-up!

In attendance:
Cheryl Delaney Kreger EdD '66, President, Mercy High School
Nancy Auffenberg, Chair Elect, Mercy Board of Trustees
Patricia Cote-Miles '69
Sonja Parham '77
Kathy Billinghurst '79
Margaret Glick Ortiz '81
Aleta Austin Wyche '84
Berranthia Brown '86
Kimberly Kennedy Charles '89
Jamie Robinson Dickey '89
Alyssa Fein '86
Chloe Gadson '95
Ebony Landrum Blair '96
Eloise Page Spetko '03
Rachel Broniak '04
Bridget Wisniewski McCracken '04
Maria Stella Jewett '04

Regional Alumnae Gatherings
New York Reception
Meet alumnae in your area and hear updates from President Dr. Cheryl Delaney
Kreger '66.
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Graciously hosted by Christine Mortell Plazas '68
Irvington, NY
RSVP required to or 248-476-3270.
Alumnae Speakers Bureau

Shout-out to these alumnae who have made in-person and virtual appearances in Mercy classrooms or at student retreats, sharing their real-world experiences. To join our Alumnae Speakers Bureau, contact
Beth Gonzales '96
Janice Hanba '82
Lisa Ludwinski '02
Lindsay Muma Pavkovich '70
Katie Sieracki '06
AP Government
Karen Kudelko '03
Amy Nabozny '12
AP French
Hannah Lesko '16
French 1, 2 & 3
Kiara McCalvin '10
Justice and Peace
Lydia Wylie-Kellermann '04
Megan Carolin '05
Lindsay O'Neill Corneille '02
Caroline Powers '11
Sophomore Retreat
Rachelle Harper RSM '52
Susan Smith McAdams '81

Go Mercy Marlins!


Basketball is headed to the State Quarterfinals which begin March 14th! They won both District and Regional Titles. And they are also Catholic League Champions! Get to know more about the Marlin Basketball team and read all their headlines here.

Ice Hockey keeps winning big and will take on Ladywood in the State Final Championship game this Saturday, March 11 at 5:45pm at Novi Ice Arena. 
Reunion Weekend September 21-25, 2017

Attention Classes of 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007 and 2012 - Mercy will celebrate your class at Reunion Weekend 2017. Many of your classmates have volunteered to be Class Representatives for your reunion. Mercy would like to thank each of these alumnae for helping keep the sisterhood strong. Take a look at the list of representatives . We are still in need of volunteers from several classes.
View this Video

Check out this wonderful "We are Mercy" video by Morgan Ewald '17 which was shown Auction evening.

Stay tuned for more student produced features with the "We are Mercy" theme!

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