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Lock-In Strikes Gold

The annual Mercy Lock-In for 5th and 6th graders was celebrated over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend on March 16th. The event has its roots in the mid-80s and was once an overnight for junior high girls. Currently, the event runs from 5:00 to 9:00pm. The night starts with pizza and continues with various breakout sessions.

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The sessions included an art project on canvas, games in the gym, and activities with the cheer and dance team. In these sessions, girls could express their creativity and energy while meeting Mercy girls with similar interests. The 133 girls represented many schools across the Omaha area, from St. Wenceslaus to Holy Cross.

Talking with Admissions Director Mrs. McGill and her Student Ambassadors, the annual lock-in ran smoothly, reflective of Mercy’s rising enrollment. Girls at the lock-in fearlessly jumped into all of the activities with great enthusiasm and really participated with true Mercy spirit. The welcoming community of Mercy students alongside the fun activities created a special environment for the guests to explore what Mercy could truly be for them.

Katherine Tietjen
college football enthusiast and future dog mom
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