Mount Mercy Academy shares news of note

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Mount Mercy Academy senior Claire Mullen was recently named a Commended Student for her performance on the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Test. Mullen placed in the top 3 to 4% on the PSAT that she took as a junior. She is the daughter of Christopher Mullen of Orchard Park and Theresa Veprek of East Aurora.

Some of Mount Mercy’s art students, under the direction of art teacher Jacqueline Welsh are creating sleeping mats for homeless shelters. The students are making the mats from plastic bags.

Mount Mercy will continue hosting Discover Mercy events on selected dates from 9 a.m. to noon. Enrollment is limited to 10 students each day and visitors will need to wear a mask, have a temperature check and practice social distancing before taking part in the program. Guests will meet with current students, members of the Mount Mercy faculty and staff and receive a tour of the school while witnessing the daily life of a Mercy girl. Stay tuned for the next group of dates.

Personal tours are available for families that wish to visit the school in person.  Guests must follow the protocols for Covid-19. Tours may be arranged during non-school hours through the Mount Mercy Academy website.

Realizing that not everyone is comfortable with attending events during the pandemic, promotional materials are available by request on the school’s website. Materials will be mailed or are available for pickup in the school office.

The Catholic High School Entrance Exam will be offered both in person at Mount Mercy and online on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 8 a.m. Any additional information may be obtained by contacting Tina Webster, Director of Admissions. She may be reached by email at or by phone at 825-8796, ext. 320.