Rigorous Academics

Awards and Acceptances

Congratulations to the Class of 2020! 

Senior portrait collage of members of the Class of 2020


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We are pleased to honor all students who have distinguished themselves academically, artistically, and in service to their school, class and community. 

Please click HERE for the 2019-2020 Senior Awards

Please click HERE for the 2019-2020 Undergraduate Awards

Special congratulations to this year's Valedictorian Jessica Echarte, and to Caitlyn Brucks, this year's Salutatorian.

Emerson Dawes, Valedictorian 2019

Valedictorian 2020
Jessica Echarte

Christiana Wong, Salutatorian 2019

Salutatorian 2020
Caitlyn Brucks

Mercy's Highest Honors

Sister Mary Gabriel Award for Excellence in Sportsmanship
Ryan Galea          
This award honors the senior who exemplifies outstanding sportsmanship by her faithfulness to the team spirit and her undaunted loyalty to her team members at all times.

Mother Baptist Russell Service Award
Gabriella Martinez
This award honors the senior who shows consistent commitment in serving those in need.  She carries on the spirit of Mother Baptist Russell, first Sister of Mercy in California, whose response to people in need was immediate and practical.

Sister Amy Bayley Leadership Award
Zoe Hammer
This award honors the senior whose actions and example encourage and inspire her fellow students to strive together to achieve those goals which promote the growth and well being of the Mercy Community.

Board of Directors Award for Academic Excellence
Jessica Echarte

This award honors a senior who is distinguished by scholarship in maintaining the highest grade point average over four years in a college preparatory program.

Mercy High School Head of School's Award for General Excellence
Sophia Postigo
This is the highest honor our school offers.  It is conferred upon a graduating senior who exemplifies the spirit of Mercy by putting the welfare of others above her own interests.  She is chosen for her generous service, dedication to the Gospel message, and general achievement in curricular and co-curricular aspects of school life.

Recent Mercy graduates are currently attending prestigious colleges, and participating in nationally ranked specialty programs. The following list is the colleges and universities where our most recent graduates have been accepted.

Class of 2020 Acceptances

American University
Arizona State University
Azusa Pacific University
Babson College
Baldwin Wallace University
Ball State University
Bates College
Baylor University
Belmont University
Beloit College
Berkeley City College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Brandeis University
California Baptist University
California Lutheran University
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
California State University, Channel Islands
California State University, Chico
California State University, East Bay
California State University, Fresno
California State University, Fullerton
California State University, Long Beach
California State University, Los Angeles
California State University, Monterey Bay
California State University, Northridge
California State University, Sacramento
California State University, San Marcos
Catholic University of America
Chapman University
College of San Mateo
Concordia University, Irvine
Connecticut College
Cornell University
Cornish College of the Arts
CUNY New York City College of Technology
Davidson College
DePaul University 
Dominican University of California
East Carolina University
Emory University
Endicott College
Fairfield University
Fashion Institute of Technology 
George Fox University
George Mason University
George Washington University 
Gonzaga University
Haverford College
High Point University
Holy Names University
Humboldt State University
Johns Hopkins University
Kent State University at Kent
LIM College
LIU Post
Louisiana State University
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University Chicago
Macalester College
Marquette University (College of Nursing)
Marymount Manhattan College
Mercy College
Merrimack College

New York University (Tisch School of the Arts)
Notre Dame de Namur University
Oberlin College
Oregon State University
Pace University-New York
Pepperdine University
Point Park University
Purdue University
Regis University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Saint Louis University
Saint Mary's College of California
San Diego State University
San Francisco State University
San Jose State University
Santa Barbara City College
Santa Clara University
Seattle University
Skyline College
Sonoma State University
Southern Oregon University
St. John's University
St. Joseph's College, Brooklyn Campus
Stonehill College
Stony Brook University, State University of New York
SUNY College at Old Westbury
Syracuse University
Texas Christian University
Texas State University
The Evergreen State College
The Ohio State University
University of Alabama
University of Arizona (Architecture)
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine (School of Physical Sciences)
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Riverside
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of California, Merced
University of California, San Diego
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Hartford
University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of Nevada, Reno
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University of Oregon
University of Pittsburgh
University of Portland
University of Puget Sound
University of Redlands
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
University of Southern California
University of the Pacific
University of Utah
University of Washington
Washington State University
Weatherford College
Webster University
Westmont College
Xavier University