Fredonia residents earn academic honors at Mount Mercy

Mount Mercy Academy recently held its First Quarter Honors Assembly. Included in the awards presented that day were the induction of the school’s McAuley Scholars and the recognition of its AP Scholars.

In a tradition that dates back to 2002, Mount Mercy Academy inducted 40 students as 2018 Mount Mercy McAuley Scholars. McAuley Scholars are students who distinguish themselves through their academic rigor by maintaining an average of 95 percent or above throughout the school year. Students who are awarded with this honor exemplify a commitment to the Hallmarks of a Mercy Education, including Dedication to Christian Values, Academic Excellence, Leadership, and Commitment to Compassionate Service. McAuley Scholars pledge to live a life of integrity according to the spirit of Mother Catherine McAuley and to imitate her gentleness, her compassionate service, and her respect for the dignity of all people.

Fredonia residents inducted as McAuley Scholars include seniors Mary Barnes and Catherine Roth.

Mount Mercy Academy Principal Margaret Staszak recently announced the school’s AP (Advanced Placement) Scholars. Advanced Placement (AP) is a program in the United States created by the College Board which offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. American colleges and universities may grant placement and course credit to students who obtain high scores on the examinations. AP courses are rigorous, college-level classes in a variety of subjects that give students an opportunity to gain the skills and experience colleges recognize.

Roth was named an AP scholar. Roth has taken at least three AP exams and attained an average of 3 or higher.