April 2018
In This Edition
  • Reunion Updates
  • News & Announcements
  • Roll Call
  • Class Notes
  • From the Mercy Archives
  • Upcoming Events
  • Skippers Remembered
Happy Easter from Mercy!
May you feel the hope of new beginnings, love, and happiness during this joyful Easter season.
Reunion Updates
Calling All Members from the Class of 1968!

Your 50th Golden Reunion is being spearheaded by your classmate , Judy McElearney Nobriga . Please update your contact information with the Alumnae Office to receive reunion news—we are still missing 42 mailing addresses and 164 email addresses! Please be sure to reach out to your fellow classmates who we might not be reaching.  

The reunion is Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Basque Cultural Center. Check out the “Class of 1968, Mercy High, San Francisco” Facebook page for reunion information, pictures, and comments.

Contact Georgia Wasley '09, Alumnae Development Officer, gwasley@mercyhs.org
Start Planning Your Reunion!

The Alumnae Office has received interest from the following classes regarding a reunion:
We still need coordinators to celebrate these milestone years: '58, '73, '93, '98, '03, '13.

If you would like to join the planning committee for your class reunion, or if you have more information about these reunions, please email Georgia Wasley '09, Alumnae Development Officer, at gwasley@mercyhs.org .
News & Announcements
Students Join National School Walkout Day
Mercy students declared “Enough is Enough” during a powerful demonstration of 17 minutes of silence in remembrance of the 17 people killed in the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida as part of National School Walkout Day on March 14.

1988-89 Northern California Basketball Champions

The Mercy Sports Awards Ceremony will be held on May 19 in McAuley Pavilion. Athletic Director Sheri Sam would like to invite the 1988-89 Championship Basketball Team to present the awards as special guests. If you were on the team, or have contact information for other players who were, please email Sheri Sam at ssam@mercyhs.org so she can follow up with a formal invitation.

Contact Sheri Sam, Director of Athletics, ssam@mercyhs.org
Don't Miss Upcoming Mercy Athletics Games

Spring sports are well underway! Please check out the Athletics calendar for updates on the playoff schedule.

Upcoming Softball Home Games
  • April 19 - 3 p.m., S. Sunset Playground
  • April 26 - 4 p.m., S. Sunset Playground
  • May 3 - 4 p.m., S. Sunset Playground

Contact Sheri Sam, Director of Athletics, ssam@mercyhs.org
Help Identify Valedictorian of Your Graduating Class

Were you valedictorian of your class or do you remember who was? Mercy would like to compile a complete list of our valedictorians for our alumnae records.

Contact Georgia Wasley '09, Alumnae Development Officer, gwasley@mercyhs.org
Roll Call: Grads who recently "checked in"
Sandra (Sandie) Gallagher Colbert Ottsman '65
Current City: Sebastopol, CA

Shauna Rose '72
Current City: Burlingame, CA

Jessica Barnes '02
Job Title: U.S. Marine Corps
Current City: Richlands, NC
Ada May ‘13
Current City: San Francisco, CA
Job Title: Artistic Intern/ASM
Exciting News: I recently graduated from Southern Oregon University this last June, I returned to SF and am currently an Assistant Stage Manager for the production of The Speakeasy , an immersive show produced by Boxcar Theatre.
Class Notes: News About You
Nevenka Leutar Lettieri '67 wishes every student & alumna a healthy and happy 2018!
From the Mercy Archives
From the 1957 Yearbook:

Homeroom 9S5 Group Picture
From the 1976 Yearbook:

Song Girls Leslie Debrunner, Amy Hogan, Joan Fields, Lisa Ussario, Kitti Carr, Lori Van Trict, and Sarah Gumerlock
Share Your Mercy Memories With Us!

We have a special request from all who have attended Mercy High School - WE WANT YOUR PHOTOS and YOUR MEMORIES OF MERCY!

Please email your pictures with a caption to Georgia Wasley '09, Alumnae Development Officer, at gwasley@mercyhs.org .
Upcoming Events
Spring Musical: Alumnae Wine & Cheese Reception

Date: Saturday, April 28
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: Mercy High School
Cost: Free

Join fellow alumnae from all classes for wine and small bites before the closing performance of this year’s spring musical, Seussical . You will also receive a Mercy-branded stemless wine glass to show your Mercy pride!

RSVP to Georgia Wasley '09, Alumnae Development Officer, gwasley@mercyhs.org by Friday, Apr. 20.
Get Your Tickets to Seussical
Dates:  April 20, 21, 27, 28
Time:  7 p.m.
Location:  Mercy High School Theatre
Cost:  $12

This lively musical weaves together Dr. Seuss’ most famous tales and characters.  Seussical incorporates elements from at least 15 of his books, as well as many of his best-loved and most familiar characters. Many of these characters never met one another before. But they meet in this musical!

Save the Date: La Merced Gala
Date: Thursday, May 3
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
Cost: $200 individual / $2,000 table of 10

Do you or someone you know want to become a sponsor of this year's La Merced Gala? Complete the fillable form below and email it to Bekah Paige, Director of Development, bpaige@mercyhs.org

Skippers Remembered
Laura “Lauri” Paris Maras '68
May 21, 1950 - February 12, 2018
Lauri retired after 40 years in the banking industry. She was a selfless mother who extended her home to many. She enjoyed relaxing on the beach in Mexico, going to Giants games and spending time with family. She will be greatly missed.

Stay Connected with Mercy
Update your contact information with Mercy so you can receive news and announcements about alumnae events and reunions!

We love to know how our alumnae are making a difference in our world!

Alumnae Questions? Contact Georgia Wasley '09, Alumnae Development Officer, at 415-872-0968 or gwasley@mercyhs.org
Our Mission
Mercy High School, San Francisco, educates women to pursue lives of spiritual and intellectual depth, determination, and daring action to improve our world as an inclusive, Catholic, college preparatory community enlivened by the Gospel of Jesus and the charism of the Sisters of Mercy.
Our Vision
We are the Social Advocacy Based Learning Catholic school of the San Francisco Bay Area where women graduate with fierce determination to improve their world.