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Student Blogger: Emma Wicke '19
Posted 02/13/2018 10:22AM

My Favorite Mercy Memory

There are many memories that come to mind when asked about my favorite Mercy Memory: the dances, school masses, pep rallies, and so on; but right now I will focus on only one of these: my trip to St. Louis with the lacrosse team.

I joined the lacrosse team when I was a freshman, and my sophomore year we traveled to St. Louis in order to play against some different opponents. We left Friday after school and returned Sunday night. When we arrived in St. Louis Friday night, we went to the City Museum as a team, which is more of a huge jungle gym, rather than a museum. Between Saturday and Sunday, we played three games, went to the St. Louis zoo, and hung out as a team.

This trip was filled with team bonding experiences that I would not trade for the world. At the City Museum, I grew closer to my teammates by climbing steep stairs, fitting through tight spaces, and sitting inside a wall talking and learning more about them. The games allowed us to become stronger as a team since the competition was new and more challenging. During these three days, I was able to get to know my team better by singing on the bus rides and in between games, swimming in the hotel's pool and hot tubs, and I grew especially close to the people I roomed with.

At Mercy, there are multiple opportunities like this offered throughout the year. Many sports teams travel as a team during their season. If you do not play a sport, there are still chances for you to travel with your friends such as different educational travel experiences and summer travel programs. I would say this is my favorite Mercy Memory because I was able to spend time with my Mercy friends while doing something we all love: playing lacrosse and showing our Mercy spirit to others. And I look forward to our trip this year to Cincinnati!

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