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Awards and Acceptances

Congratulations to the Class of 2019! 

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Mercy students develop the skills to achieve success in college and beyond. Click here to view a selection of Mercy alumnae, and explore their academic achievements and career paths.

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Mercy's College Counseling Program assists students and families in identifying and pursuing colleges that are a good fit based on interests, values, and program offerings. Learn more about how our Guidance Department helps navigate the application process HERE!
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 2018-2019 Senior Awards

Please click HERE for the 2018-2019 Undergraduate Awards

Special congratulations to this year's Valedictorian Emerson Dawes, and to Christiana Wong, this year's Salutatorian.

Emerson Dawes, Valedictorian 2019

Valedictorian 2019
Emerson Dawes

Christiana Wong, Salutatorian 2019

Salutatorian 2019
Christiana Wong

Mercy's Highest Honors

Sister Mary Gabriel Award for Excellence in Sportsmanship            Genevieve Flieder          
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
Magaly Vargas-Rodales
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
Yasmine Dudum
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
Emerson Dawes

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
Jordyn Eleazar
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 2019 Acceptances

Arizona State University
Auburn University
Austin College
Becker College
Bentley University
Boston University (College of Engineering)
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
California State University, Chico
California State University, Dominguez Hills
California State University, Fullerton
California State University, Long Beach
California State University, Sacramento
Chapman University
College of San Mateo
College of William and Mary
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University
Concordia University, Irvine
DePaul University
Dominican University of California
Duquesne University
Emerson College
Emory University (Scholars Program)
Fordham University
Georgia State University
Gonzaga University
Hamilton College, New York
Hofstra University
Holy Names University
Iowa State University
Ithaca College (School of Health Sciences & Human Performance)
John Cabot University
Kansas State University
Kenyon College
Lewis & Clark College
Louisiana State University
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University, Chicago
Marist College
Marquette University
Marymount California University
Merrimack College
Michigan State University
Montana State University, Bozeman
Mount Saint Mary's University
Northeastern University
Northern Arizona University
Notre Dame de Namur University
Occidental College
Oklahoma City University
Oregon State University

Pacific Lutheran University
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Pennsylvania State University
Pepperdine University
Purdue University
Regis University
Saint Louis University
Saint Mary's College of California
San Diego State University
San Francisco State University
San Jose State University
Santa Clara University
Scripps College
Seattle University
Sonoma State University
St. John's University
Texas Christian University
The College of Saint Rose
The University of Arizona
The University of Scranton
The University of Tampa
University of British Columbia
University of California, Davis
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Merced
University of California, San Diego (College of Engineering)
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Denver
University of Georgia
University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of Kentucky
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Massachusetts, Boston
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (Carlson School of Management)
University of Nevada, Reno
University of New Mexico (School of Engineering)
University of Oregon
University of Portland
University of Puget Sound
University of Redlands
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
University of the Incarnate Word
University of the Pacific
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin, Madison (School of Business)
Villanova University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Washington State University
Westmont College
Whittier College
Wichita State University
Xavier University