Weekly Feature

2018-05-17 / Education

Residents receive honors at Mount Mercy

The McAuley Chapter of National Honor Society at Mount Mercy Academy hosted its annual induction at the Mercy Center Convent Chapel on April 12. Four new senior and 23 new junior members were inducted, joining 27 previously inducted members. West Seneca residents Megan Cycon and Grace Willert were among the inductees.

Membership in the National Honor Society is based on excellence in knowledge, scholarship, leadership, service and character. The National Honor Society was started in 1921 and there are more than 20,000 chapters worldwide.

The senior members, who were installed in 2017, explained the history of National Honor Society and explained what the five pillars of National Honor Society mean. President Margaret Cronin presented the candidates for membership, and Principal Margaret Staszak draped the honor society stoles on the inductees.

Mount Mercy Academy also held its third quarter honors assembly recently. Special senior honors, academic and athletic awards and the recognition of the recipients of First Honors all took place during the assembly.

Maura Kull, a sophomore from West Seneca, received the Frances Warde Award. This award recognizes the student from each grade whose quarter average improves the most from the previous quarter.

Principal Margaret Staszak announced several special honors for the Class of 2018 at the school’s recent third-quarter honors assembly.

Mary Bala, the class salutatorian, and Elizabeth Pantano of West Seneca were both named to the Top Ten.

Mount Mercy Academy is a Catholic College Preparatory High School for young women. Mount Mercy’s graduation will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.

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