Melanie Pitcher '19
Recent graduate Melanie Pitcher ’19 will be the first to tell you, quite excitedly, that she loves being a Mercy Girl. Melanie always felt like she was a part of the family – her mother, aunts, and cousin all called Mercy home. In fact, her desire to come to Mercy was so strong, Melanie transferred out of her previous school for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a part of Mercy’s first 6th grade class in 2012. It was a decision that changed her life.
Starting on her first day – and every day following – Melanie experienced the welcoming culture at Mercy. Her confidence soared. Naturally athletic and effervescent, Melanie immersed herself in a multitude of sports and activities including volleyball, basketball, softball, and cheerleading. She was not fond of running, but joined the Run Club anyway thanks to the encouragement of her coach. The two of them ran Melanie’s first 5K together. During the run, Melanie shouted, “I’m doing this!” She sat on Student Council and participated in DECA, as well as represented Mercy at the HOBY Leadership Camp and the Teen Police Academy.
“None of what I’ve experienced or accomplished would have happened if it wasn’t for the teachers and my friends at Mercy,” Melanie said. “Every day was a great day because I was part of this amazing sisterhood. I love being a Mercy Girl!”