Last days for McAuley and Mercy

Last days for McAuley and Mercy (WKRC)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Mother of Mercy and McAuley High Schools are counting down the days before they close and are reborn next fall as Mercy McAuley High School.

Seniors at Mercy had their last day of homeroom on Tuesday and cleaned out their lockers for the last time.

Seniors at McAuley have been out of class for a week and rehearsed on Tuesday morning for Tuesday night’s commencement exercises.

The freshmen, sophomores and juniors at McAuley got through the final day of class before exams. They say the final days are bittersweet.

“It’s definitely a big topic of conversation,” said junior Grace Kreider on her lunch break. “A lot of people are talking about it. Even though there is some sadness with it people are excited for next year.”

Kreider and her classmates will be the first to graduate from Mercy McAuley.

“I’m really excited for it,” said junior Bridgett Dillenburger. “I think it’s exciting. We’ll be the ones starting the new tradition and making an impact on the new school and helping put a name on it all.”

McAuley’s graduation is Tuesday night. Mother of Mercy’s last class will have graduation ceremonies on the front lawn of the Westwood school on May 30th.

Both schools will cease to exist on June 1st.

Classes start on the old McAuley campus in August.

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