Mercy came to me half-way by accident when my sister was considering Mercy for a high school for herself. Although she ended up choosing a different school, Mercy had made a very strong impression on me.
To me, Mercy was like a dream. I had always hoped I would go there, but I never thought the day would come when I walked into the doors for the first time as a student. As an alumna of Elkhorn Middle School, I had very minimal experience with private Catholic schools aside from being the daughter of 1989 graduate of Creighton Prep. Although my father definitely influenced my decision to attend Mercy, I knew in my heart that Mercy was the place that I could call home.
Three years has flown by more quickly than I could have ever imagined. To say that Mercy has had an effect on me is an understatement. I am convinced that had I stayed with my class from Elkhorn Middle School and went on to Elkhorn High School, I would be a completely different person than I am today. Mercy has affected my friendships, my appreciation for learning, my self confidence and perhaps most importantly, my faith. I grew up in a very Christ-centered family, but at public school I didn’t always feel as free to talk about my faith life as I do now.
It is very hard to believe that I will be a graduate in nine short months. I am honored to say that I go to Mercy.