A Day in the Life: Julianna Lichtefeld '20
Every school day, the first thing I do when I wake up is to check my Mercy email. My email is used to keep me updated on anything that is going on that day or if my teachers have an update for me for one of my classes. I get to school around 7:45 most mornings. On Wednesdays, I get to school around 7:00 and my chemistry teacher helps my friend and I program Lego robots. We use these robots to solve real-life issues; we have to calculate math on the fly based on the measurement the robot gives me on my iPad. Then, I go to my first block classroom and hang out with friends. For us, this time before school is awesome. We just get to talk and have fun with our friends, but if we really need to do something before school we have the time.
Before school is when most students, myself included, drop off any forms that need to be turned in and, most importantly, turn in our lunch money. When the 7:55 bell goes off, everyone starts heading to class. During this time, the hallways are filled with Mercy students trying to get to our first class of the day. Mercy has a block schedule, so we have two different days: A days and B days. My favorite class on A days is Theatre Arts Two. We only have 10 people in our class, so we know each other pretty well. We are currently producing a puppet show version of Hansel and Gretel. We are making our puppets for the show with a professional puppet maker. We are also working on plays we are directing. We get to cast the piece with our friends and design every aspect of how the script will be brought to life.
My favorite class on B days is my math class. To be honest, I love math so I think that fact makes me partial to math. One of the best parts of this class is the teacher. My friend and I are part of the quick recall team, and we bring all our math questions to Ms. Musk and she explains it to us right away or helps us figure out how to do the problem. During the majority of the school year, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, I will be wherever the quick recall team is. On Tuesday and Wednesday, we practice in Mrs. Wyatt's classroom. On Thursday, we have league matches. We compete against other Catholic and private high schools to see who know the answers to the most questions. I also participate in the Mercy Theatre Program. I was a performer in our most recent production The Wizard of Oz. I was a winged monkey. My theatre class is performing Hansel and Gretel and our ten-minute productions. This is what I do at Mercy. What about you?