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Congratulations, National Honor Society Inductees!

Congratulations to the following students, who were inducted into the National Honor Society! National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.

The induction ceremony for our newest inductees was scheduled to take place in the spring but was canceled due to COVID-19. We were thrilled to hold the induction ceremony on November 23 to honor our newest inductees!

Congratulations to:

Brooke Auciello
Taylor Bays
Alanna Birkenhauer
Brianna Birkle
Madelyn Blake
Kristianna Bourbeau
Abigail Byrum
Christina Chu
Rachel Cleary
Hayley Cupp
Jenna Daria
Abigail Davis
Madison DeSalvo
Lily Douthat
Claire Duebber
Madelyn Ehrhardt
Ashley Enginger
Katelyn Enginger
Emma Erion
Claire Fischer
Emily Fortman
Carly Fulmer
Delaney Gooding
Chloe Harper
Lilah Henke
Rose Hewald
Josephine Holland
Katherine Hollstegge
Annie Hornsby
Jenna Jenkins
Meghan Jorg
Madelyn Junk
Caitlin Kelhoffer
Rebecca Kelhoffer
Emily Lagedrost
Eva Lonneman
Kathleen Lynch
Clare Mattingly
Ava McKenna
Mackenzie Meehan
Sophia Meese
Kristen Meyer
Megan Overbeck
Shelby Page
Julia Parsons
Austyn Pille
Gabrielle Porter
Gabrielle Ranz
Jenna Reder
Maura Reilly
Laura Reyna Mazariegos
Grace Romer
Alyssa Rose
Elizabeth Russo
Elaine Ryan
Raelyn Sanders
Lucy Scherpenberg
Sydney Schoenling
Cassidy Schulten
Ruthie Serger
Natalie Smith
Ellye Steinberg
Sarah Sucietto
Mar'Yana Tye
Ava Villamagna
Emily Walden
Rachel Ward
Lillian Wiesman

Senior Caroline Clippard Signs National Letter of Intent

Congatulations to senior Caroline Clippard, who signed a National Letter of Intent to play volleyball at Ohio University!

Mercy McAuley High School Announces Leadership Change

October 30, 2020 - Mercy McAuley High School announced today that Patty Ragio, School President, will step down effective December 18, 2020. We wish her well as she continues both her philanthropic consulting career and pursues her personal and professional goals moving forward.

Ragio has successfully led Mercy McAuley High School since its opening in 2018. Under Ragio’s leadership, Mercy McAuley was able to thrive and exceed both financial and participation goals, setting the school up for future success in fundraising and alumnae outreach. Ragio was also instrumental in leading the completion of a five-year strategic plan to guide the long-term vision of the school. Previously, she served in leadership positions at University of Cincinnati and Mount St. Joseph University.

“We thank Patty Ragio for her service and commitment to Mercy McAuley High School,” said Denise Krueger, Chair of the Board of Directors of the High School. “Over the last three years, Patty has led our School in forming a new community, campus and school traditions.”

Connie Kampschmidt, Principal of Mercy McAuley, will oversee the leadership of the School along with the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, which includes Denise Krueger of Mount St. Joseph University, Tom Otten, former Principal at Elder High School and Patrick Kowalski of University of Cincinnati.

The Board of Directors will immediately form a search committee to recruit the next President to lead Mercy McAuley High School.

Senior Clare Mattingly Named National Merit Commended Student

Congratulations to Mercy McAuley senior Clare Mattingly, who was named a Commended Student in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program! About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2021 competition by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). We are very proud of Clare for her tremendous academic achievement!

Mercy McAuley Students Earn College Credit through Dual Credit Courses

This year, 87 Mercy McAuley students are earning college credits by taking Dual Credit courses through our partnership with Mount St. Joseph University. Through this program, students earn high school and college credits simultaneously. These 87 students will earn 607 college credit hours combined!

Several of the students are earning 15 or more college credit hours, which is equivalent to at least one full semester of college classes. Lilly Wiesman, a senior at Mercy McAuley, is earning 19 college credit hours by taking English, Biology and Chemistry Dual Credit courses.

“It’s great that Mercy McAuley offers Dual Credit courses,” says Lilly. “Taking these courses allows me to challenge myself academically, plus it is going to save me a lot of time and money. Earning some college credits now will give me more time next year to focus on the classes I’ll need for my major. And, the college credits I’m earning now are transferable to many other colleges.”

Students taking Dual Credit courses through our partnership with Mount St. Joseph University can do so for just $50 per credit hour, a very small fraction of the cost of a traditional college course.

“We feel very fortunate that Lilly has access to the Dual Credit courses offered at Mercy McAuley High School,” says Jeana and Tom Wiesman, parents of Lilly. “We are so proud of Lilly for her hard work and for taking advantage of this opportunity.”

Lilly hopes to major in Life Sciences next year at either Xavier University or the University of Cincinnati. She’s working toward a career in the medical industry; possibly pharmaceutical sales.