How are you involved outside the classroom?
Being involved is important to me because I am able to create new friendships, express personal interests, and ultimately grow as an individual. I would venture to say that being involved at Mercy has made my entire high school experience ten times better.
I decided to play lacrosse this year. I had never played lacrosse in my life before. However, this didn't matter because it is a no cut sport and on my first day I began to learn the basics as well as meet other players.
The season is about to begin in a few weeks and I couldn't be more excited for our first game. Although practice might be tough at times, the coaches push us to our full potential and with the support of your teammates, a true sisterhood is created.
I also am involved in clubs such as Peer Leaders and Mercy Beyond Borders.
Peer Leaders is a club where the members serve as role models of abstaining from drugs and alcohol to other students. We also go on monthly visits to grade schools and give a lesson to the students on different topics such as drug use, bullying, and social media.
Mercy Beyond Borders is one of my favorite clubs at Mercy. It is centered around serving others in the community as well as on a global level. We traveled to Just Creations and learned about the non-profit work they do as well as visited Heine Brothers to grab some fair trade coffee. Currently, we are working on a Rice Bowl project.
Being involved outside of the classroom is super fun because you have a little break from school and are able to do other things that you enjoy. Mercy is a family and it grows even more when you are involved and are exploring the opportunities around you.