Mercy in the News

St. Jude Helps Boost Mercy Music Program
Thanks to the St. Jude 8th graders who raised money for the Mercy Music Boosters at The Wizard of Oz! Read about their efforts in The Catholic Beat. 

Mercy XC Continues to Impress
Mercy's cross country team can be very proud of their Fall season! Read about it on Cincinnati.com!

Principal Answers #Layup4Lauren Challenge
Mercy's principal takes the #Layup4Lauren challenge. Watch the video! And read about the original challenge on Local 12.

There's No Place Like Home!
A preview of Mercy's classic yet modern performance of The Wizard of Oz!

Harvey Reaches Milestone 250th Win
AD and Volleyball coach Denise Harvey wins her 250th match at Mercy. Read about her accomplishment on Cincinnati.com!

Students Learn Powerful Lesson about Genocide
The Mercy community was inspired by the story of Rwandan Genocide survivor Immaculee Ilibagiza, in a moving event at Seton High School.  Three schools - Mercy, Seton and McAuley - collaborated to bring the powerful speaker to Cincinnati. 

Rwandan Genocide Survivor to Address West Side Students
Immaculee Ilibagiza will share her inspirational story of faith and forgiveness. Read about her visit on Cincinnati.com!

Mercy Kicks Off Centennial Celebration
Local 12 was there as Mercy kicked off its Centennial Celebration on Mercy Day. 

Mercy Student Wins Best in Show
Mercy's art students are featured on Cincinnati.com for their excellent showing at the Harvest Home Fair art show!

Mercy Tops Seton in Neighborhood Rivalry
Check out a slideshow on Cincinnati.com.  Mercy beats Seton in volleyball!

Mercy Artist Wins Best in Show
Congratulations to 13 Mercy artists who took top prizes at this year's Harvest Home Fair!

Mercy Runners Aim for the Moon!
The Mercy Cross Country team is trying to defend its GGCL title this season. A great write-up in the Cincinnati Enquirer about their efforts!

MECC Announces President
The Board of Directors for Mercy Education Collaborative of Cincinnati,  announces their appointment of Kirsten MacDougal as President of MECC.  

Westwood Woman's Club Achievement Award
Maddie Olinger has been selected as the winner of an Achievement Award from the Westwood Woman's Club.

Graduating Seniors Plan to Leave Legacy
The class of 2014 at Mercy is ensuring future generations of Bobcats will know the school fight song before they graduate.

Simon Lazarus, Jr. Human Relations Award

Congratulations to junior, Nancy Nzobigeza, and senior, Teresa Rust who were Mercy’s nominees for the Simon Lazarus, Jr. Human Relations Award.

Mercy & McAuley Sharing Resources in New Collaborative
Kurt Backsheider from the Western Hills Press reports on the Mercy Education Collaborative of Cincinnati.

Mercy to Perform Dead Man Walking
Ticket sales will begin Monday, March 17.
The Cincinnati premier is a collaboration with McAuley High School and the College of Mount St. Joseph.

World Day of Social Justice
Reflections from Mercy students about social justice are included with those of other Sister of Mercy students from around the world in Mercy International Association's E-News.

Mercy Partners with Mercy Health
Mother of Mercy has formed a partnership with Mercy Health aimed at promoting the health and wellness of the school's student athletes.

Mercy Librarian Contributes to American Library Association Publication
Mrs. Linda Behen was a contributing writer for the December eContent Quarterly, a publication of the American Library Association.


Students Travel Abroad for the Holiday's
Four seniors will spend the holiday's in Barcelona, Spain as part of Mercy's new exchange program with Collegi Casp.

Support the Mercy Fund

Please consider making a gift to the Mercy Fund to support exceptional programs that build women of tremendous strength, courage and character; women who go on to inspire others with their faith and compassion! 



Students Attend Peace Conference
Mercy students join over 300 high schoolers across the city to discuss peace and justice.

Theatre Presents Guys & Dolls
Community Press reporter Kurt Backsheider recently interviewed several cast members from Mercy's Fall Musical.

Mercy Soccer Aims for Big-City Shine
Community Press reporter Tom Skeen recently interviewed junior soccer player Sam Mattlin on her career and the current season for the Bobcats.

Top Students Grateful for Experiences
Kurt Backsheider of the Community Press recently interviewed Mercy's Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the Class of 2012. Click here to read the full article.

School Library Journal Highlights Mercy
The School Library Journal, the world's largest reviewer of books, multimedia, and technology for children and teens, recently wrote a technology article featuring Mercy's library media specialist, Mrs. Behen, and our new iPad program. Click here to read the full article.

Mercy's iPad Program Receives Blog Post
No Shelf Required, a blog about eBooks, recently gave a nod to Mercy's iPad program. The blog moderator is Mercy grad Sue Minges Polanka '86. Click here to view the entry.

Mercy to Host Free Tech Sessions
Mercy will host FREE technology sessions for senior citizens 55 and older. 

Theatre Department Prepares for Spring Musical
Community Press reporter Kurt Backsheider recently interviewed cast and crew members of Mercy's upcoming Spring Musical, Songs for a New World. Click here to read the full article.

Bobcat Buddies
Click here to read an article about Mercy's Bobcat Buddies program with St. Boniface.

Students Paint Murals
Community Press reporter Kurt Backsheider recently met with several students who painted murals at the Cincinnati Police Personal Crimes Division Offices. Click here to read the full article.

Mercy Presents "Hairspray"
Community Press reporter, Kurt Backsheider, recently interviewed several cast members of Mercy's Fall Musical "Hairspray." Click here to read the full story.

Amanda Philpot SEC Player of the Week
Amanda Philpot '09 was recently selected as SEC Offensive Player of the Week.

Alumna Recognized as Outstanding Educator
Kathy Bromer '61 recognized as an outstanding educator by Cincy Magazine.

Katelyn Groh joins Irish American Theater Company
Katelyn Groh '05 is the newest member of the Irish American Theater Company and takes the title role in "What Happens Bridgie Cleary?"

Ms. Bodollo Named Theatre Educator of the Year
Congratulations to Performing Arts teacher Ms. Lisa Bodollo who was named the Acclaim 2011 Theatre Educator of the Year!

Enquirer Announces Winter Sports All-stars
Mercy Winter Sports Athletes are among the top athletes chosen by the Cincinnati Enquirer as winter sports All-Stars.  (Cincinnati Enquirer 4/27/2011)

Basketball - Kelly Wiegman, Honorable Mention
Bowling - Katie Minning and Amy Feie, 1st Team
               Kelsey Schaible and Sarah Tabelman, Honorable Mention

Press Preps Blog of lists: Softball’s diamonds on the mound
The Community Press and Recorder sports reporters Nick Dudukovich, Tony Meale and Scott Springer put together a list of Ohio pitchers and hitters they’ve covered in their beats who have stood out to them so far in softball.  Mercy's Anna Eggleston, Amy Feie and Erika Leonard all make his list! (Cincinnati.com 4/28/2011)

Marine pays a surprise visit to Mercy High School
ST. LAWRENCE DEANERY — As juniors and seniors left Mother of Mercy High School at the end of the school day on April 1, there was excitement in the air. Most were looking forward to getting ready for their prom but as they approached the senior lobby to head to their cars, they caught on to something else... (Community Press 4/6/11)

Anna Egan Performed in NKU's Opera Workshop
Anna Egan '09 sang the role of Dorabella in Northern Kentucky University's Opera Workshop performance of Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte" ("Women are like that").

Allie Hart noted as an "Unsung Hero of Winter Sports"
"Our goal with this week’s list is to shine a light on athletes who have made an impact on their teams, but might not be mentioned as much as their teammates or counterparts in larger schools. Again, these are lists based on Community Press sports writers’ interaction with their sources, seeing the athletes and speaking with coaches..." (Community Press 3/10/11)

Mercy Teachers Recognized in Ohio Magazine
Four teachers at Mercy were acknowledged in Ohio Magazine's 2011 Excellence in Education - Private High Schools recognition program: Steve Baker, Bob Bonnici, Rose Koch, and Theresa Murphy.

Shakespeare Holly Reckers

The finals of the 25th annual Shakespeare Competition sponsored by the Cincinnati branch of the English Speaking Union (ESU) are slated for Saturday at, appropriately, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.

Congratulations — and good luck — to:  Margot Plum,  Cincinnati Country Day;  Holly Reckers, Mother of Mercy;  Eric Torres, Covington Catholic;  Claire Beauchamp, Walnut Hills;  Beth Seeley, Anderson High School; and Kyle Quinlivan, School for the Creative and Performing Arts.... (Community Press 3/3/11)

Alum Katie Kee's
Sophomore forward/center Katie Kees (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mother of Mercy) as named honorable mention. She led the team in rebounding with 7.6 rpg and blocked shots with 60, which ranked second in the PAC. Kees also averaged 5.3 ppg, and had 30 steals and 41 assists... (Community Press 3/2/11)

Alumna to Help Lead Drama Program
Allison Hinkel is a performer, stage manger and box office assistant at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts.

Stars in Cincinnati and Around Mercy!
An enquirer writer uses Mercy student photos from the Tino concert to describe her excitement of meeting actor Ryan Goesling who is in town shooting scenes in George Clooney's movie. More photos from the concert will be in next Thursday's Hometown section of the Enquirer... (Community Press 2/24/11)

Mercy senior selected as National Merit Finalist
The College Board has formally named Mother of Mercy senior Elizabeth Ruwe as a National Merit Finalist. She is one of 16,000 high school students in the country with this honor...(Western Hills Community Press 2/15/11)

Mercy swim team hosts first meets in more than eight years
Mother of Mercy High School’s swim team hosted McAuley and Walnut Hills in a tri-meet at Gamble-Nippert YMCA on Saturday, January 22, 2011. Although Mercy fell to both teams - Mercy 49, McAuley 53, Walnut Hills 68 - it was a very successful meet. The 2010-11 season marks the first year in over eight years that Mercy has been able to host a swim meet.. (Community Press 1/27/11)

Mercy students honored for strong character
Two Mother of Mercy High School students were selected to be honored at the 2011 YMCA Young Character Awards. (Community Press 2/14/11)

Mercy students fair well at engineering challenge
A group of students from Mother of Mercy High School proved women are just as good, and even better, than men when it comes to engineering and construction... (Western Hills Press 2/2/11)

Huismann retiring as Mercy AD
Mary Jo Huismann announced that she will retire as Mercy athletic director, after 39 years. Huismann, also one of the top coaches in Cincinnati prep sports history, will continue as Mercy head basketball coach... (Community Press 2/8/11)

Mercy's Mock Trial Team advances to regional competition
Mother of Mercy High School’s Mock Trial team beat St. Ursula 138-112 and Princeton 105-87 at the district match held on Tuesday, February 1 at the Hamilton County Courthouse. They are one of 13 teams out of 40 to advance to the regional competition. ...(Western Hills Press 2/3/11)

Record-setting day for Mercy bowling team

"The Mercy bowling team had a school-record 2,846 pins in a match against Fairfield on Wednesday at Fairfield Lanes. Mercy (14-1) defeated Fairfield 2,846 to 2,544. The previous school record for a match was 2,730 against Seton at Western Bowl in 2010, according to Mercy coach Mike McDonald."... ( Community Press 1/20/2011)

Mary Jo Huismann gets win #600
"Mary Jo Huismann had won 599 games and lost 250 going into tonight’s matchup at Hughes High School..."
(Channel 9 - wcpo.com)

Mercy Students Earning College Credits
"Mother of Mercy High School is leading the way among area Catholic high schools that give students an opportunity to earn both high school and college credits...." (Community Press 11/26/2010)

Milestone Only the Beginning
"Every day, Mercy basketball coach Mary Jo Huismann makes the short walk downstairs from her office onto Huismann Court...." (Cincinnati Enquirer 11/17/2010)

Bobcats to return 6 of top 7 next season

"It's tradition. 

With a fourth-place finish at the Division I District Championship Oct. 23 at Voice of America Park, the Mother of Mercy High School cross country team advanced to regionals for the 15th time in the last 18 years..." (Community Press 11/1/2010)

Mercy taking stage to 'Chicago'
"Mother of Mercy High School's performing arts students are bringing the award-winning Broadway musical "Chicago" to the West Side...."

(Community Press 10/29/2010)

  
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