Congratulations to the 2014 Mercy College special award recipients.
Male & Female Dux
Grant Cordwell and Nina Rillera
Matthew Stewart and Mignon Viljoen
Brother Tom Award
Jackson Armstrong and Shanae Best
P&F / Cathy Quinn Award
Long Tan Leadership & Teamwork Award
Sportsman of the Year
Sportswoman of the Year
Sunday October 26 saw the conclusion of the 68th Annual Macrossan and Amiet Mackay Eisteddfod. The competition ran over three weeks and many talented Mercy College Students competed in the Dancing, Speech and Drama, Singing, and Instrumental.
Congratulations to all students who participated in individual and group items. It was wonderful to see the excellent talent in Mackay. Congratulations also to the wonderful school groups who competed. The feedback from the adjudicators was very valuable and some wonderful results for the Band, African Percussion and Handbell Ensembles. Special mention needs to be made for the Mercy College Junior Voices who were awarded “The Myrtle McGeever Trophy for Secondary School Choral Champions” for 2014.
Well done to all students and the mentors for polishing these performances.
What does a Minion, Elmo, Fire Fighter and a Mercy College student have in Common? They all dragged themselves out of bed early on a Sunday morning to raise awareness of suicide and depression. The first annual ‘Run for MI Life’ was held on Sunday, 4 October and was a resounding success.
Over fifty Mercy students, as well as a number of additional family and staff members completed the 5km or 10km course. In addition to this, many students gave further of their time, supervising activities at the Family Fun Day following the run. With over 1400 participants, much needed funds were raised to support Grapevine and Beyond Blue who provide much needed support to those in need both locally and on a wider scale. Congratulations to all students involved, especially to the Shanks family, who, without their dedication, this event would not have occurred.
For the second year running, Mercy students qualified to contest the State finals. The team travelled to Brisbane State High School for a two day weekend event on 18/19 October to participate against 21 Secondary schools.
Our team consisted of two Year 9 and two Year 10 students having to take on senior students considerably older than themselves. What a result for Lincoln, Armaan, Nina and Cole. Last year we placed 17th overall of 21 Secondary schools; this year we placed 10th overall and 4th in Regional! Nina won an individual medal to suitably finish-off an outstanding three year period as Junior Chess Champion at Mercy.
Congratulations to the 2014 Champions and overall winners Brisbane Grammar. Anglican Church Grammar (Churchie) placed 2nd and Marist College 3rd.
Exceptional play by all participants! Well done.