The Shield

Meg Kennedy

Meg Kennedy

September 11, 2019

Meg is a senior at Mercy and very excited to be a writer for The Mercy Shield! This year, she returns to the staff after being a member freshman and sophomore year. She is a cheerleader, National Honors Society officer, as well as the editor of The Lance. She has three small dogs named Riley, Annabella,...

Kelley Scott

Kelley Scott

September 11, 2019

Kelley is currently a senior at Mercy and it is her first year in Shield! She loves music, sports, and hopes to pursue meteorology as a college major and a career. She plays field hockey for the team at Mercy and practices it in her free time and after school. She is very excited to contribute to the...

Sara Matvey

Sara Matvey

September 11, 2019

Sara is a senior at Mercy and has been writing for the Shield for four years. In her little free time, Sara likes to hike, go outside, play softball, and watch Netflix. Sara is so excited to continue writing for the Shield this year!

Olivia Barry

Olivia Barry

September 11, 2019

Olivia Barry is a senior at Mercy High School. She is the President of Footlighters and the Public Relations Officer for National Honor Society. Olivia is also a writer for Mercy's literary magazine, The Lance. She has a passion for all things movies, books, and theatre, and is thrilled to have a platform...

Emily Fitz-Patrick

Emily Fitz-Patrick

September 9, 2019

Emily Fitz-Patrick is a cheerleader and a member of peer educators. She enjoys spending time with her dog, Bailey; playing the ukulele, spending time outside, going to the gym, listening to music, and being with friends and family. She is an avid mindfulness meditation enthusiast, and she enjoys spending...

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Junior Year

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Junior Year

Sara Matvey, Contributer

May 23, 2019

Junior year was hard and my classmates and classes above us all agree. One of the most important years of high school in conjunction with generally harder classes is a recipe for disaster, but if you go in ready, it won’t be. Here are 10 tips to make your junior year great 1. Get AP and SAT/ACT...

20 Things I Learned in Senior Year

Cassidy Roberts

May 13, 2019

Always wear your new senior sweater in the summer Make a big deal out of Ring Day; its one of the best days of senior year Make the most out of Ring Dance as well and take lots of pictures of your ring Always park through the parking spots Always try to find time for your parents; th...

Sensory Sensitivity

Grace La Count, Author

May 13, 2019

Mercy High School's first ever sophomore personal project assignment provided a unique insight into the interests and ideas of the class of 2021. One sophomore's project that really stood out was Natalie Vancura's analysis on Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). Natalie spent time working at White Oak Elementary School to help better unde...

A Tour of Trinidadian Traditions

A Tour of Trinidadian Traditions

Kayla-Marie Cumberbatch, Staff

February 13, 2019

Trinidadian culture is unique as it reflects the vast cultural backgrounds of the country. Christmas is just one of the holidays that Trinibagonians look forward to each year. During the last few months of the year, Divali and the beginning of Carnival festivities create a special time that many people...

Snow in Review and How to Stay Safe in the Cold

Snow in Review and How to Stay Safe in the Cold

Sara Matvey, Contributer

February 4, 2019

The first major snowfall of 2019 was a success. There was, on average, about four inches of snow in Maryland. The snow bonanza didn’t end there! It went on to snow about an inch on Thursday January 17th and temperatures all weekend dipped below 10 degrees. Mercy and most other schools were all closed...

Indoor Track

January 7, 2019

Indoor Track

January 7, 2019

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