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Learning to Lead

“Mercy women know how to lead by example for those who follow or those who have lost their way. Being a woman of Mercy is about how you carry yourself and act when no one is looking.” - Mercy Student

Mercy High School prepares women to be leaders - leaders in the classroom, in campus ministry, on the athletic fields, in community service, and in their class, club and school activities. Each summer, members of the new senior class are invited to participate in Go The Mile, an overnight experience designed to prepare them to be the leaders in their school. During Go The Mile, the seniors write the mission statement that will guide them as leaders during the coming school year.

Student Leaders’ Mission Statement
Class of 2017
“Go the Mile 18”, June, 2016


We, the Mercy Senior Class of 2017, are more than a group of individuals, we are a family of sisters.  We strive to be compassionate and embody the spirit of Catherine McAuley.  We model our love for each other after God’s love for us.  We walk behind those who came before us and learn from their success to inspire and teach those who will come after us.  We challenge each other to continually grow, achieve our potential and be kind to all.  We promise to always follow our hearts, be a shoulder to lean on, and carry each other.  No matter where we go from here, we will always be Mercy sisters.


Student Leadership Organizations

National Honor Society

The National Honor Society recognizes superior scholarship, outstanding service, leadership and character in Mercy juniors and seniors. The McAuley chapter of the National Honor Society sponsors service projects for Mercy High School and the community. Members sponsor the Souper Bowl Food Drive and Red Cross Blood Drive, tutor other students at Mercy and in community centers, and collect gifts for social service agencies at Christmas and Easter.

National Honor Society Officers 2016-2017

  • President – Jessica Grodovich
  • Vice President (Committees) – Haley Fox
  • Vice President (Tutoring) – Lauren Inglis
  • Secretary –Kristen Dean
  • Treasurer/Publicist – Abigail Baker
  • Moderator:  Ms. Daniela Aparo and Mrs. Lynn Naumann

French Honor Society

  • President – Bridgid Selfors
  • Vice President – Kasey Schempf
  • Secretary – Julia Pitruzzello
  • Treasurer – Gabrielle Morello 
  • Moderator:  Mr.Kossi Etse

  Spanish Honor Society 

  • President – Camille Gilarde
  • Co-Vice Presidents – Kathryn Hanly and Alicia Rodriguez
  • Secretary – Claire Strom
  • Treasurer – Alexandra Porczak
  • Moderator:  Mrs. Patricia LaBella

Latin Honor Society 

  • President – Samantha Griswold
  • Co-Vice Presidents – Maria VanGeystelen and Lila Fraser
  • Secretary - Cecilia Giuffrida
  • Treasurer – Demery Coppola
  • Moderator: Mrs. Jessica Hall

Italian Honor Society 

  • President – Grace Marino
  • Vice President – Megan Parker
  • Secretary – Tia Giansiracuso
  • Treasurer – Alexa Sweeney
  • Moderator: Ms. Daniela Aparo

Peer Ministry

Peer Ministry is a year-long experience for seniors designed to build Christian leadership skills and enhance their personal and spiritual awareness. Peer Ministry provides Mercy with a team of spiritual leaders able to minister in the areas of liturgy, prayer, liturgical services, retreats, and in all other areas of spiritual need at Mercy. Peer Ministers are also expected to be of service in their own parishes and outside the Mercy community.

  • Moderator: Ms. Ann Derbacher, Campus Minister

Student Activities Council

The Mercy High School Student Activities Council promotes school spirit through fun activities such as Spirit Days, Cake Auction, Walkathon, Talent Show, and dances with Xavier High School. They also plan the Father/Daughter Dance and the Mother/Daughter Mass and Brunch. Students enjoy all-school activities and also build their own class spirit through friendly competitions!

Student Council Officers 2015-2016

  • Presidents –  Georgia Davis
  • Vice President – Keri Kernisan
  • Secretary –  Mia Luzietti
  • Treasurer – Katelyn Richardson
  • Moderator:  Ms. Anne Drewry

Class Executive Boards

Each year, classes elect the students who will serve as their leaders in planning and carrying out events. Members serve on Class Executive Boards, where they learn how to coordinate their responsibilities, represent the needs of their classmates, and work as a leadership team.

Class of 2017 – Senior  Class Executive Board

  • Kristen Dean, Skye Hazel, Abby Monaco, Alexa Sweeney, and Taylor Tristine
  • Moderators:  Mrs. Jennifer Barone and Mrs. Jennifer Larson '93

Class of 2018 – Junior  Class Executive Board

  • Jayda Bonnick, Lindsey Fritz, Katherine Hall, Isabella Santoro, and Mary Sposito
  • Moderators:  Mrs. Kathleen Durbois and Mrs. Sanchita Maitra

 Class of 2019 – Sophomore Class Executive Board

  • Nibba Ahmed, Emily Frost, Maeve Garrity, Kameryn King, Jordyn Masse, and Annmarie Rotatori
  • Moderators:  Mrs. Rena Reagan and Ms. Lorra Webb