St. Mary’s Alumna Honored on Mercy Day
- Published: October 23, 2020
Traditions mean a lot at St. Mary’s School. They do as well at Mercy High School. Anou Akot, St. Mary’s class of ’17 was honored on Mercy Day, the day Mercy High School celebrates the life of Catherine McAuley, the founder of the Sisters of Mercy. Anou was selected by the senior class to take part in the play of Catherine’s life as the narrator. This is one of the biggest honors students can receive. Because of COVID-19 the play was seen virtually, alumnae across the country were sent a link so they could share in the annual tradition.
More about Anou. She is Senior Class President, and a member of Operation Others and the Yearbook Club. As an athlete at Mercy she has run Cross Country, is a triple jumper in Track and Field and played Basketball all four years. She has served as a Student Ambassador for four years. She plans to major in Chemistry and Pre-Med in college. She is a member of St. Mary’s Church in Bellevue.
As to being chosen for the play, Anou says: “This is a tremendous honor and I take it very seriously. I cherish every moment I have had with this senior class.”
To read more about Mercy Day and watch the video click here.
(Two Catherine McAuley's, L- Anou Akot, narrator, R- Kateri Pantoja, played the younger Catherine McAuley)