Senior Parade 2020
It was all smiles at Mercy’s first-ever Senior Parade on June 5, 2020. The Mercy Senior Experience Team, made up of faculty and staff, devised the parade as part of its efforts to ensure the graduating seniors would enjoy their final year at Mercy despite being under the cloud of COVID-19 and social distancing. Over 50 teachers, counselors, board members, and administrators gathered under the warm sun of the Burgundy Basin parking lot to cheer, shout, and applaud our seniors. There were also some tears of happiness from everyone; it’s been so long since faculty and staff saw each other or the students in person. Seniors received a gift bag that included their cap and gown, an inspirational book written by Mercy English teacher Mike Metzler, a Mercy-branded face mask, and candy. At the end of the parade route, students were handed a rose by President Baker, Principal Kilbridge, and Board of Trustees Chair Caroline Tolbert. Depending on social distancing mandates in effect at the time, an in-person commencement ceremony is tentatively scheduled for August 8.