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Holly Markiecki-Bennetts in the News

With the breaking national college admissions scandal, our very own Mercy Counselor Holly Markiecki-Bennetts is in the media spotlight! 
 
Holly, as president of MACAC (Michigan Association for College Admissions Counseling), was asked to speak to the issues and inequities posed by the college admissions national scandal. We are so very proud of Holly's poise and expertise in representing Mercy High School, and congratulate her on this professional acknowledgement from the larger community!
 
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Mercy Wins State Championship

Mercy’s hockey team has supplanted itself as one of the best squads in the history of the Michigan Metro Girls High School Hockey League after beating perennial state power Grosse Pointe South 4-2 in the championship game Saturday afternoon at Fraser Hockeyland.

The Marlins, winners of 20 games this season, needed a come-from-behind effort to knock the defending champs off the thrown.

“We got much stronger defensively as the game went on,” head coach Dave Roegner said. “Once we got a feel for South’s speed, we made adjustments and played better.” The Blue Devils led 2-1 after the first period. They scored in the first 80 seconds of the game to lead 1-0, but freshman Elise Brown tied it a little more than a minute later. Sophomore Gabriella Berker had an assist.

Extra! Extra! Mercy High School brings 'Newsies' to the stage this weekend

This year's spring musical at Mercy High School has been in the works for nearly seven years.

It started after Anne MacDougall, the school's performing arts chair, saw "Newsies" when a traveling production came to Detroit in 2012. She then knew her students just had to perform the show.

"I have had my eye on this show since Broadway did it. I really, really wanted to do it," she said. "So I started calling Music Theatre International, who we get the rights to do the show through, and I said 'When is it going to be available?' And they said, 'At the earliest, 2018.' 

Jess Mruzik '20 named 2018 -19 Gatorade Michigan Volleyball Player of the Year

 
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MERCY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT-ATHLETE NAMED GATORADE MICHIGAN VOLLEYBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
 
CHICAGO (January 15, 2019) — In its 34th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, today announced Jess Mruzik of Mercy High School as its 2018-19 Gatorade Michigan Volleyball Player of the Year.  Mruzik is the second Gatorade Michigan Volleyball Player of the Year to be chosen from Mercy High School.   
 

Going the Distance

Fall is always the craziest time of the year for junior Katherine Hutter.

A. She's competing on the Mercy (Farmington, Hills, Mich.) swim and diving team.

B. She’s aiming to get to the state championships for the third time in three years.

C. She’s trying to keep her grade point average flawless — she’s never earned anything less than an A in high school.

D. She’s volunteering at a local food bank – helping out those who are less fortunate.

"In the midst of chaos and girl drama and all the other stuff is she never loses the focus of her goal, which is to maintain her 4.0, do what she needs to do to get into the college that she wants to go to," said her mom, Michelle.

Farmington Hills Mercy runs over Athens for season-opening win

TROY >> On opening night, Farmington Hills Mercy came ready to run.

Operating at a relentless pace in the first half Wednesday, the Marlins flew past Troy Athens with basket after basket scored quickly in transition. Before long, Mercy’s efficient offensive possessions stacked up, leading to an eventual 69-39 road win.

“That’s the way we’ve been practicing,” Marlins coach Gary Morris said of the fast pace. “We’re not very big, but we can, at times, put a really athletic group out there, so we’re going to try and go that tempo if we can.”

College Bound Athletes Fall 2018

The Mercy Athletics Department hosted an event to celebrate all senior athletes committing to play a sport next year at the college level. We are so proud of our Marlin college bound athletes! Congratulations to these talented Mercy seniors. Maddie Benoit: Volleyball, Wayne State University; Sarah Cassidy: Softball, Cleary University; Courtney Connolly: Swimming, Howard University; Annette Dombrowski: Swimming, Michigan State University; Ella Loussia: Volleyball, Canisius College; Alexa Morello: Soccer, Fordham University; Sarah Smolinski: Soccer, Grand Valley State University; Emily Susitko: Volleyball, Hillsdale College.

Focus: HOPE Food Drive

Values in action! Mercy joined hearts and hands to help provide food and donations to Metro Detroit senior citizens in need for our annual Focus: HOPE food drive. We give thanks for our 30+ year partnership with Focus: HOPE and are proud to be their largest food donor during the holiday season.

Mercy outlasts the competition in defending D1 state swim title

YPSILANTI - The Harrison-Farmington girls swim team dominated the highlights at Saturday’s MHSAA Division 1 girls state swim finals at Eastern Michigan University.

But it was Farmington Hills Mercy that put together a complete team effort, one worthy of capturing its second straight state championship. The Marlins had 14 individual scoring efforts and finished third, sixth and eighth in the three team relay events to edge out runner-up Brighton and third-place Harrison-Farmington and win the school’s eighth state title since 2007.

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