UrJunior Bobcat NightFriday, March 8 | 6 - 8:30pm5th and 6th grade girls get a taste of art, music, drama, sports, academics, cooking and technology at Mercy. FREE admission.
WSophomore playThe Best of Broadway Thursday, January 10 & Friday, January 11 | 7pm
Tickets on sale starting December 19. Cost $7
Spirit Games (basketball)Tuesday, January 22 | Mercy vs. Oak HillsFREE admission for girlsGame times at 4:30, 6:00, 7:30pmA night of activities, give-aways & Bobcat spirit!
Theatre NightSpring Play: School House RockThursday, February 28 | 7pmTickets on sale starting February 25. Discounted ticket cost $6 (for gradeschool girls only)
1st Quarter Academic HighlightsKatherine Ruwe (St. Antoninus)
has been named a National
Merit Semifinalist. She is one of
1,600 high school students in
the country with this honor. She
will continue in the competition
for a chance to be awarded a
scholarship worth more than $32
million offered next spring.
Six seniors (pictured above) have been named Commended Students in the 2013
National Merit Program: Christina Schmidt (St. Antoninus), Kelsey Watts (St.
Jude) Jenna Zappasodi (St. Antoninus), Sarah Bailey (Our Lady of Lourdes), Ha-
ley Baker (St. Catharine), and Ellen Bley (St. Jude).
Mercys Yearbook Editors took the top prize at Yearbook Camp for Best Overall
Theme Package. Editors are Gabby Discepoli (John Paul II), Caroline Meyer (St.
Martin) and Maggie Walsh (Our Lady of the Visitation).
Over 25 Mercy artists received awards in the following art competitions: Harvest
Home Fair, Xavier University Junior and Senior Juried Art Exhibition, Hamilton
Country Library Photo Contest and Westwood Photo Contest.
UPcomin g Events
Fall Sports Wrap-UpJunior Emma Hatch (St. Jude) qualified for the State
Cross Country Meet for the second year in a row. Emma credits her entire team for pushing her to run her best. The team is the most important part of cross country, said Emma. We all support each other and thats what makes it so great. Every season their support is what pushes me. I could never have made it to State without my team there with me.
Junior Elizabeth Staley (Our Lady of the Visitation) qualified to the Tennis District Tournament and broke the school record for most singles victories. Sophomore Emily House (Our Lady of the Visitation) represented Mercy as an individual at the Golf District Tournament.
Seniors Kelley Wiegman basketball (Our Lady of the Visitation), Rachael Hester swimming (St. Michaels), and Katie Cosker - vol-leyball (St. Martin), signed Letters of Intent to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level.
Easter Egg huntSaturday, March 16 | 1pm on Mercys front lawn Egg-cellent activities for boys and girls ages 1 10. No reservations needed. Please bring your own Easter basket/bag.
Future Bobcat Events
Mercys Future Bobcat events, such as Volleyball Spirit Games, Theatre Night (a
special preview viewing of Mercys 2012 Fall musical, Guys & Dolls) and Christmas on Campus, an 8th grade sleepover extravaganza have drawn hundreds of grade
school girls to Be Inpsired by the magic of Mercy. Check out upcoming events to the left or at motherofmercy.org/futurebobcatevents.
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Canned Good ChallengeMother of Mercy students had a record
canned good drive just before the Thanksgiv-
ing holiday. Classes, groups and sports teams
challenged one another to see who collect the
most. Overall, the entire school collected over
5,000 items to donate to the Mercy Neighbor-
hood Food Pantry in Walnut Hills.
Right: Corey Specht, Sam Mattlin (juniors) and Becca Rhein (freshman) loading a truck with canned goods to be delivered to the food pantry.
Band Marches ForwardPride of La Salle Marching Band won the Bishop Fenwick Invitational and the
Mid States Associate Championships and placed 4th in the nation in Class A at
the Bands of America National Competition. Mercy has 11 students in La Salles
Eighth graders having a blast at Christmas on Campus on Friday, December 7.