The Mount Mercy Academy Women in Social Science Academy continued its virtual field trips this past week. The group hosted one of its own, 2008 graduate Allyssa Fuller Olsen. Olsen is currently the health center administrator at Fox Run in Orchard Park, supervising over 120 employees. She has a master’s degree in social work for the University at Buffalo, as well as a long-term care certificate from D’Youville College. She has held various positions throughout Western New York and she highlighted key points about her career and experiences as a social worker for the students who attended her presentation.
The Mount Mercy Mock Trial won its opening competition against Bennett High School. The team that competed against Bennett was comprised of seniors Maddie Lickfeld (Buffalo), Gianna Lauciello (0rchard Park), Claire Mullen (Orchard Park), and Megan Jozwiak (Springville); and juniors Lily Janik (Angola) and Sophia Nasca (Eden). The team is coached by social studies teacher Steve McCrea.
Nineteen Mount Mercy seniors were formally inducted into the McAuley Chapter of the National Honor Society. The induction had been scheduled for last April but was postponed due to the pandemic. Seven students from Buffalo were tapped for membership: Kathryn Bednarz, Emma Lewis, Madeline Lickfeld, Megan Reilly, Mary Snyder, Victoria Trzaska and Hannah Vattes.
Three West Seneca and three Orchard Park residents were also chosen to the National Honor Society. Zoe Gray, Olivia Jarosz and Emily Kessler of West Seneca and Gianna Lauciello, Claire Mullen and Emily Rhoads of Orchard Park are new members. Angelina Larivey and Rheanna Welsh of Lackawanna, Megan Jozwiak of Springville, and Megan Quinn and Catherine Zak complete the newest members of Mount Mercy’s chapter of National Honor Society.
Selection into the National Honor Society is based on scholarship, service, character and leadership.