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Hack into What Women in Technology Students are Up To

Hack into  What Women in Technology Students are Up To

Sara Matvey, Guest Contributor

December 6, 2017

Women in Technology (WIT) is one of four special programs at Mercy,  and it has been at Mercy for about five years. Previously, WIT has not had a huge presence within our school, but all of this is making a change for the better. The new director of WIT and IT, Ms. Melinda Johnson, is helping students...

Poetry Assembly

Poetry Assembly

Meg Kennedy, Staff

November 27, 2017

Four of our own Mercy girls were selected last Tuesday, November 7th, to read their own poetry at our inaugural Poetry Assembly. We began the assembly with a poem from each girl: Meg Kennedy ‘20, Olivia Barry ‘20, Blen Mulugeta ‘20, and Julia Shovan ‘18. We then heard from Ms. Lynne Spigelmire...

Project Lead the Way

Project Lead the Way

Kayla-Marie Cumberbatch, Author

November 15, 2017

Project Lead the Way is a nonprofit STEM program that allows students to apply science, technology, and engineering and problem-solving skills to real life situations. The program's unique curriculum is open to students from middle to high school and provides them with opportunities to learn, create, and co...

Monthly Club Updates

Monthly Club Updates
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Meg Kennedy, Staff

November 6, 2017

Monthly updates for Mercy High School's clubs and organizations!

Mercy Open House 2017

Mercy Open House 2017

Savannah Collins, Staff

November 2, 2017

Open House this year occurs on October 28th. Prospective students from a variety of schools in Maryland (and occasionally Pennsylvania) come to experience Mercy High School. Faculty, staff, and student ambassadors come to help put a shining light on Mercy and provide the best experience for potent...

Mercy 5K Run and Magic Mile Family Fun Walk

Mercy 5K Run and Magic Mile Family Fun Walk

Julia Shovan

October 10, 2017

The Mercy 5K Run and Magic Mile Family Fun Walk is an annual event sponsored by the Mercy Alumnae Association and Charm City Run. Volunteers and racers alike woke up early on Saturday, September 16, and gathered outside of Mercy High School in the crisp morning air. While waiting for the race to start, ...

Mercy Day/Ring Day

Mercy Day/Ring Day

Meg Kennedy and Kaitlyn Le Compte-Roy

October 2, 2017

Friday, September 22nd 2017 was a memorable day for the class of 2018. Years of waiting and counting had finally ended. The day began with mass in the auditorium, excitement brewing among the all of the seniors, waiting to join the collection of other Mercy Girls who wear the bright garnet ring. Down...

Sophomore Pin Dance 2017

Savannah Collins

April 24, 2017

Sophomore Pin Dance is an annual dance attended and planned by the sophomore class. Every year the dance has a different theme which is presented and voted on by the sophomore class. This year, the theme chosen by the Class of 2019 was "A Night in Hollywood". All of the components of the Pin Dance are...

Herstory Banquet

Herstory Banquet

Sara Matvey

March 27, 2017

On Wednesday, March 8th, the freshmen held the annual Herstory Banquet. It was a fun day filled with great fun and fun activities. The banquet is set in Florence, Italy in the 1500's. Students were assigned an influential woman, such as Marie Curie and Pocahontas. Mr. Daniel Munns and Ms. Kath...

Women in Medicine

Sara Matvey

March 6, 2017

On Tuesday March 28, 2017 seniors in the Women in Medicine program will give presentations about what they learned at Mercy Medical Center. The presenting seniors are Nicole Flegel, Mary Ellen Jasinski, and Catherine Zuzarte. Nicole Flegel will be presenting "Cancer: The Emotional Rollercoaster". Mary...

The Footlighters’ Newest Performance

The Footlighters’ Newest Performance

Meg Kennedy, Staff

February 6, 2017

Mercy's theatre group, The Footlighters, have been hard at work to prepare for their newest performance of  "The (Almost) Totally True Story of Hansel and Gretel". This new age play puts a twist on the well known fairytale "Hansel and Gretel" with new characters like Streptococcus the fairy god...

Women in Technology

Women in Technology

Sara Matvey

February 6, 2017

Women in Technology is one of Mercy's four programs and is the newest of the bunch. The program was started four years ago when the class of 2017 were freshmen. Members of this program show interest in various fields of technology including cyber security and computer programming. It allows for students...

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