Mercy gets a Snapchat

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Shannon Seabolt, Staff Reporter

Mercy is staying up to date and trendy by joining one of today’s favored forms of social media: Snapchat. Snapchat joins Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn, as Mercy’s fifth type of social media, making it easier than ever to stay connected with the school.
Mrs. Julie Earle, Communications, Marketing and Website Administrator, thought of the idea for Mercy to get a Snapchat account over the summer and wanted to be able to use Snapchat stories to feature fun events happening at school with all of the Mercy community.
“It’s an awesome way to make students, parents, past parents, alumnae, prospective students, [and] friends of Mercy feel like they are right here at the school,” Mrs. Earle said.
After approval was obtained from Mercy’s administrative team, the account mercyhighmi was quickly up and running.
Students are able to get involved with the new Snapchat by hosting “takeovers.” School approved clubs and teams can use the account to showcase fun meetings, events, or important games. The Equestrian Team has already taken advantage of this opportunity by updating the Snapchat story during an important meet.
Mercy also has two new, permanent geofilters which can be used throughout the school’s property. These geofilters had to be submitted through snapchat.com, reviewed, and approved by Snapchat since they cannot include long text, logos, or inappropriate or offensive symbols. Other geofilters can be purchased and paid for by the hour for special events, like Homecoming and important games, and they can be used by anyone on Mercy property.
If you want to have your Mercy club or team host a takeover, have your moderator or coach send an email request to Mrs. Earle at [email protected]