Spirit Day 2020
Spirit Week may have felt a bit different this year, but that didn’t stop Mercy Girls from going all out with their themed outfits and virtual activities and competitions. At both campuses, girls showed their spirit by dressing up for themed days like ‘Matching Monday’ and PJ Day.’ On Wednesday’s Spirit Day, girls dressed in their class colors and participated (in-person at Mercy East and virtually at Mercy Blossom) in friendly competitions like trivia, fitness challenges, and scavenger hunts. Although they couldn’t perform their Spirit Day dance on the Mercy stage, seniors leaned into the virtual day by collaborating on a creative video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZHHK5Q7fdM. From riddles to relays, our middle schoolers enjoyed a fun day of indoor and outdoor activities on Wednesday as part of their own Spirit Day celebration. After a morning of decorating the hallways in their class colors, middle schoolers took a quick lunch break (energizing themselves with some cotton candy), put their minds to the test with a trivia game, and then headed outside for an afternoon of relay races and dance performances. Unity Wednesdays in the high school were the perfect days in October to conduct Mercy’s longstanding tradition of collecting canned and boxed food for those in need. More than 6,500 cans were collected and donated to the House of Mercy, Bethany House, Sister Regis Food Cupboard, and Cameron Community Ministries. This year’s Spirit Week reminded us that, even during a pandemic, Mercy Girls show up with compassion, creativity, and a whole lot of spirit!