Sunday, April 7, 2013

Winning Weekend

Hello thereThis Sunday has been full of lovely spring sunshine and is getting me excited for warmer weather!

This past week at Mercyhurst has been a fun one. There was an awesome Student Activities Council (SAC) event on Friday, Hurst Idol. Kind of like American Idol, students were able to audition to earn a spot in the line up. SAC welcomed six performers to the stage, all of which were fantastic. In the picture to the side, you see the judging table. From left to right the judges were: everyone's favorite art teacher, Ms. Patty, the Area Director for Freshmen Housing, Michael Grasso, A-list 'Hurst celebrity from our cafeteria, Rhonda and finally, Mercyhurst Student Government (MSG) President, and my personal friend, Richard Molloy. First place winner won free books for next term, second place won two tickets to see Of Mosters and Men in concert. There were also a few gift cards raffled off to audience members. 

Photo credit @alagruth3
On Saturday, our No. 1 men's lacrosse team took on No. 9 Dowling and won 12-11. This was the team last year who took away our chances of playing beyond regular season games. Then on Sunday, our Lakers beat Alderson-Broaddus, 19-5. The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) victory is the 30th straight regular season win for men's LAX. It was a great weekend for the Lakers! 

In the photo to the left you see the men's team and their coach ringing the Sister Damien Bell in the middle of Garvey Park. It's a tradition on our campus when you win a game, graduate or achieve any other major accomplishment, you ring the bell.

Also on Saturday, I spent the afternoon with my fellow MSG executive board and advisors. As a senior gift to us, our wonderful advisors took us on a wine tasting trail. When you come to school here, if you drive to North East you'll see tons and tons of grape vines. Along with the home of Welch's grape juice and jams, there are a lot of quaint wineries. I highly recommend, for those 21+, to explore "Lake Erie Wine Country." We visited 21 Brix, Johnson Estate Winery, Sparkling Ponds Winery, Quincy Cellars and Mazza Vineyards. They were all wonderful and I think I'm going to take my family for a tasting during graduation weekend. See some of the pictures below:

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