Mercy sweeps Marian in CHSL rivalry match

FARMINGTON HILLS – The Farmington Hills Mercy volleyball team is making it clear that it’s going to take a great effort to beat them in 2018.

The Marlins showcased their potential again on Thursday night when they defeated Catholic League rival, and 2017 Class A runner-up, Birmingham Marian in three sets.

“The team is playing well and playing together and I think they have strong beliefs in what they can do as a team,” Mercy coach Loretta Vogel said after her team’s 25-16, 25-16, 27-25 victory. “We are progressing as we should be and (Thursday) was another example of that.”

Top volleyball players: Mercy's Jess Mruzik has Olympic dreams

Jess Mruzik couldn’t hold back the tears this past July when she learned she had made the United States Youth National Volleyball Team at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

Mruzik, a 6-foot-2 junior outside hitter at Farmington Hills Mercy, was among 20 players competing for 12 spots for the U.S. Youth Team that would be competing in Honduras to try and help the team qualify for the World Championships next summer.

Mruzik didn’t just earn a spot on the U.S. team; she also was named a captain and then earned MVP honors for leading her team to the 2018 NORCECA Girls U-18 Continental Championship.

AP Scholars 2018

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.

Abigail Hembree
Megan Hutter
Supreet Nirman
Anastasia Warner

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.

Graduation 2018

Mercy High School
73rd Commencement
Sunday, June 3, 2018
Detroit Opera House

Sr. Emily George Award - Catie Coffman

Heart of Mercy Award - Annie Acho Tartoni

Principal's Leadership Award - Mary Doman

Garn Griffin Athletics Award - Katie Minnich and Maddie Rennie

Valedictorian - Anastasia Warner

Salutatorian - Abigail Hembree

Hometown Life 2018 Academic Top 6 - Oakland County

Public and private high schools within the coverage area of & Eccentric Newspapers were invited to submit their Top 6 students to be honored for academic achievement. Each school was encouraged to submit the criteria for choosing its students and are presented in the order submitted, with many listed in alphabetical order.

In total 30 schools responded, 17 from Oakland County and 13 from Wayne County. In all, 176 students are represented. Of those that submitted test scores, the average SAT score is 1,494.93 and the average ACT score is 33.72. There were 17 students with an ACT score of 36 and one had an SAT score of 1,600.


(alphabetical order)

Rebecca Heaman

Honor Society Inductions

¡Felicitaciones! - On April 25th, La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (the Spanish Honor Society) held its annual induction ceremony and awards banquet.37 new members were *inducted and 25 seniors will graduate this year. Pictured are some seniors with their honor cords.
*Elise Almquist
*Leann Alyas
Holly Ashworth
Madeleine Ballard
Victoria Bates
*Elizabeth Chevalier
Catherine Coffman
Jessica Dillon
Ashley D'Souza
*Macey Earle
Tiffany Ellison