Colleen Harrington, Class of 2000, was at Mercy from 7th grade through 10th grade. Sadly, her life ended prematurely from cystic fibrosis, just after completing her sophomore year in 1998. Colleen will always be remembered by her teachers as a hardworking student and beautiful young woman with a wonderful sense of humor. She loved animals, watercolor painting, and Irish dancing and she was a good friend to many of us here at Mercy.
We remember Colleen when we hold our annual Colleen Harrington Memorial Walk in May and when we present our scholarships each September. In June, students are nominated by faculty members then selected by a review committee. Reflecting the qualities that Colleen demonstrated as a student at Mercy, each girl embodies the spirit of Mercy, consistently works to the best of her ability, and demonstrates a willingness to serve others. Each recipient will receive $500 applied to their Mercy tuition for this school year. In addition, their names will be inscribed on our plaque that hangs in the first-floor hallway.
Colleen Harrington Memorial Walk – Monday, May 30, 2022
On Monday, May 30, 2022 (Memorial Day), Mercy will host the 23rd Annual Colleen Harrington 5K Walk and picnic. Students may receive PE credit for their participation. Registration is only $30 and goes to support Mercy students in the form of scholarships.To register, click the button above.
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