Composure lifts Mercy to narrow sweep of Marian

There wasn’t much difference between Farmington Hills Mercy and Birmingham Marian on the volleyball court Monday night.

But, the slight difference may have been championship composure.

Coming off the program’s first state title in 2019, Mercy’s seniors showed that championship grit on Monday to get past a young and talented Marian squad, 25-22, 25-22, 27-25.

“Composure was a big part of the match,” Mercy coach Loretta Vogel said. “We have five seniors that are really composed players. The girls didn’t get rattled when we fell behind and just stayed within themselves.”

Semifinalist in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program

We are proud to congratulate senior Sophia Tesic for being named a Semifinalist in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program! The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of US high school seniors, reflects the highest scoring entrants in each state on the PSAT/NMSQT.

Sofia has the opportunity to continue in the competition of more than 7,600 National Merit Scholarships. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to Finalist standing.

College Board National African America Recognition Program Winners

CONGRATULATIONS to Raquel Segars '21 and Gabrielle Pough '21 on being selected for the College Board National African America Recognition Program! They earned this award for their remarkable academic achievements and outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT. "This recognition will help colleges see the potential and power of their curiosity and commitment to learning." As National African America Recognition Program winners, the College Board will help make it easier for you to connect directly to colleges around the country.

Mercy High seniors celebrate with graduation parade on last day of school

Friday would have been the last time the 186 students in Mercy High School's senior class walked the school's halls before starting their adult lives. 

But of course, that didn't happen because of the coronavirus. 

Instead, the school held a parade for the class of 2020 on what would have been their last day as Mercy Marlins. Most, if not all, of the school's senior class turned out to celebrate. 

"There was a lot of honking of horns and yelling kids' names," said Cheryl Kreger, the school's president. "It was so much fun."

Sr. Emily George Award

Mercy High School is proud to announce Kathryn Mueller is the recipient of the 2020 Sr. Emily George Award. She was honored at her home by a socially distant parade of administrators and with a bouquet of flowers. Katie will speak to seniors at the conclusion of the Baccalaureate Mass. Congratulations Katie!

Some thoughtful reflections from the nominations include:

2020 Teacher of the Year

Mercy High School is proud to announce the 2020 TEACHER OF THE YEAR is CHEMISTRY TEACHER MRS. COLLEEN BYRN! The Teacher of the Year Committee, Administration and her Science department family announced the news to her via drive by socially distant car parade.
Some heartfelt comments received about Mrs. Byrn through the nomination process are:
  • She truly lightens my day!
  • Because of her, everyone in my honors chem class loves chem and most of us can’t wait to take AP next year. She makes class fun while also teaching in a way that is efficient and effective.