No. 1 Mercy gets Jess Mruzik back and clicking, sweeping previously unbeaten, No. 4 Marian

By: MATTHEW B. MOWERY, September 25, 2019, 11:52 am

BIRMINGHAM — That audible click you heard in the third set of Tuesday evening’s Catholic League volleyball match was something that probably sends shivers down the spines of opposing blockers and defenders.

It was a pair of longtime Farmington Hills Mercy teammates — senior outside hitter Jess Mruzik and junior setter Julia Bishop — locking in their synchronization on offense, finally beginning to click after the hitter’s recent absence from the team.

Lisa Ludwinski '02 40 Under 40 Crain's Detroit

Lisa Ludwinski's nationally recognized Detroit bakery, Sister Pie, is selling a new peanut butter-s'mores cookie that she concocted with a group of 8- to 13-year-olds.

This is the 4-year-old cafe's second year partnering with a nonprofit, after 2018 with Detroit Food Academy. For 2019 it chose Alternatives for Girls, which serves homeless and high-risk girls and young women.

Among an array of efforts, Sister Pie has held classes with Alternatives for Girls participants and led meetings where Ludwinski and other staff taught them about flavor development. They worked together on a cookie that the bakery is now selling for $5, with $4 per sale going back to AFG. They raised $1,672 as of late August.

AP Scholars 2019

AP Scholars 2019 - The AP Scholar Awards recognize high school students who have demonstrated exemplary college-level achievement on AP Exams.
AP Scholars with Distinction - Students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.
Colleen Thomson '19
AP Scholars with Honor - Students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.
Elise Almquist '19
Olivia Evans '19
Shayna Jankowski '19
Priyanka John '19
Francesca Schena '19

Back to School News Segment featuring Mrs. Markiecki-Bennetts

Holly Markiecki-Bennetts was on Channel 7 Action News for the Back to School segment. This month's topic is on supporting high school students. Holly spoke of the importance in parents nurturing self-advoccy skills - a hallmark characteristic of a Mercy student!
This 3 minute clip is definitely worth watching and helps us all to continually guide our students as needed in the steps of developing self initiative with teacher communication. 
Thank you Holly for so aptly representing Mercy HS and supporting our students!

Longtime Mercy High principal Sister Regina Doelker dies

After graduating from Mercy High School in 1956, Sister Regina Marie Doelker spent much of the remainder of her life serving the school that built her. 

Doelker, who was the all-girls Catholic school's principal from 1986-2001 and its president from 2002-2010, died on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the age of 80. At Mercy, Doelker was also a math teacher and ran the school's math department for a time.

Doelker, known as Sister Regina by the ladies of Mercy High, was best known as the kind of educator who could connect with students on a personal level. According to the school, many of the thousands of ladies she crossed paths with remember her as someone who would always be in their corner and support them. 

Farmington Hills Mercy soccer tops Birmingham Groves in defensive battle

With the first half of the district 13 soccer final already set, Farmington Hills Mercy and Birmingham Groves fought hard to fill the other slot in the bracket.

It was an extremely physical game, filled with hard tackles and aggressive play — but it had to be that way, given how strong each team's defenses were throughout the contest.

The game couldn't stay scoreless forever, and Mercy took a 1-0 win thanks to a second half goal from sophomore Madeline Kenney. 

The Marlins improve to 4-11-1, while the Falcons fall to 4-9-8 to end their season.

Mercy will play Livonia Stevenson (16-2-2) in the district final on Saturday at North Farmington High School.

Stevenson beat Farmington in game one on Tuesday, 4-0.