Mount Mercy Academy proudly announced the recipients of the 2021 Academic Honors and Scholarships. Seven incoming members of Mount Mercy’s Class of 2025 were recognized for their outstanding academic performance. All of the scholarships are awarded to the top performers on the Catholic High School Entrance Exam.
Abigail Kopf of East Aurora, currently a student at Immaculate Conception, earned the Mount Mercy Academy Alumnae Academic Scholarship which is a full four-year tuition that is awarded to the student who scores the highest on the Catholic High School Entrance Exam. Kopf is the daughter of Ludwig and Erin Kopf of East Aurora. She will follow in the footsteps of her mother, Erin Flynn Kopf, a 1988 graduate of Mount Mercy.
Ashley Rozic and Amelia Cook will receive the Mount Mercy Academy Academic Excellence Scholarship. They will also receive a full four-year tuition scholarship for earning a score of 690 or higher on the Catholic High School Entrance Exam. Like Kopf, they will also attend the alma mater of their mothers. Rozic, a student at Orchard Park Middle School, is the daughter of Michael and Pamela Rozic of Orchard Park. Her mother, Pamela Schwab Rozic, graduated from Mount Mercy in 1987. Cook, a student at Nativity of Our Lord School, is the daughter of Mark and Sarah Cook of Hamburg. Her mother, Dr. Sarah Miller Cook, graduated from Mount Mercy in 1995.
The Mount Mercy Academy President’s Academic Scholarship, a four-year, half-tuition scholarship for the student who scores the next highest on the exam was awarded to Gabrielle Bauerlein, a student at St. John Vianney. She is the daughter of Edward and Melinda Bauerlein of West Seneca.
The Mount Mercy Academy Principal’s Academic Scholarship, a four-year, $2,000 scholarship, is granted to the next highest achievers on the exam, Erin Hudson and Isabelle Reaska. Hudson is the daughter of Michael and Bridget Hudson of Buffalo and attends Notre Dame Academy. Her mother, Bridget Feeley Hudson, graduated from Mount Mercy in 1987. Reaska, a student at St. John Vianney is the daughter of Tim and Rene Reaska of West Seneca.
Joanna Anderson of Hamburg received the Catherine McAuley Academic Scholarship, a four-year, $1,000 per year scholarship. Anderson is a student at Trinity Christian School. She is the daughter of David and Noel Anderson.
Mount Mercy Academy is a distinctly Catholic college-preparatory high school dedicated to educating young women for academic excellence, compassionate service, Christian leadership, global awareness and life-long learning. Rooted in Catherine McAuley’s vision for women and those who are poor, Mount Mercy affirms the uniqueness and dignity of individuals and fosters faith with a commitment to the challenges of building a just society.