Feb. 11 was a special day for 19 eighth graders throughout Omaha who received word that they received scholarships to attend Mercy High School next year. Principal Sarah Regan, President Sister Delores Hannon, RSM, Assistant Principal and Athletic Director Holly McCoy and Recruitment Director Anne McGill made personal visits to local schools to surprise students with the good news and present each girl with a yellow rose. The students received scholarship awards in conjunction with results of their Scholarship and Placement exam results. Read more.
Hentzen Named Space Teacher Liaison
Jay Hentzen, a science and math teacher at Mercy High School, has been named a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison. Teachers chosen for the program use space-related education programs and principles in the classroom. They also receive Space Foundation training and resources to support their efforts. About 150 educators throughout the world are active Teacher Liaisons.
Deats Named National Merit Finalist
Mercy High School senior, Emma Deats, has been named a Finalist by the National Merit Scholarship Cooperation from a nationwide pool of 16,000 Semifinalists. She joins an elite group of students across the country recognized for their academic talents, scholastic achievements and school involvement. All National Merit Scholarship winners will be chosen from the Finalists. Read more.
Runza Student of the Week
Frances Meng-Frecker is a student with talent both on and off the stage. The Mercy High senior has been selected to receive the Runza Student of the Week award which includes a $500 scholarship and a special feature on KETV. The video piece will air during the 10 p.m. newscast on Sunday, March 1.
The president of Marcy High’s thespian troupe has been part of every production since she came to the school . She has had multiple play leads but has also done stage production. Meng-Frecker recently served as the student director of “1776 and All That,” the freshmen and sophomore play. Also gifted academically, she is known for her infectious smile, is a member of the National Honor Society and is also on the Nebraska State Thespian Board.
Donors Establish New Tuition Funds at Mercy High School
Mercy High School announced the creation of three endowed tuition funds at its annual FIESTA Dinner and Auction on Feb. 7. These donations added $100,000 to Mercy’s endowment and will be used to provide tuition assistance to students. The three awards supported by a family gift, an IRA charitable rollover and an estate donation are:
The Cole and Joan Abboud Macdonald Tuition Assistance Fund
The Kitty and Bill Fitzgerald, Mary Rose, and the Rev. William John Fitzgerald Tuition Fund
The Delores Brewster Rice Tuition Fund
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