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Red Glasses Awards Recognize Students Living Boldly, Loving Big

Following November’s presentation by Kelly Jandernoa of the Red Glasses Movement, Marian recently hosted its January Red Glasses Award Presentation to acknowledge those in the school community who embody the movement’s spirit. The movement, born out of love and the resilient spirit of Audrey Louise, encourages a mindset of living boldly and loving big. Audrey, born with Down Syndrome and a congenital heart defect, left an indelible mark with her contagious smile, curious mind, and loving heart. The Red Glasses Movement originated in response to Audrey's passing in 2018, symbolized by the red glasses she wore.

Those students and faculty recognized were:

  • Adrianna Roye '26 - Adrianna has such a good heart and she’s always willing to help me with homework. She’s a great friend and is always there for me when I need her!
  • Allison Ong '26 - Allison always has a smile on her face and she says hi to people in the hall way. She can make my day go from bad to good and always make me laugh.
  • Annie Lamarche '26 - She is kind and loves making friends. She is so fun and energetic to be around. Her smile brightens the room and talking to her makes my day.
  • Ava Olah '25 - Ava Olah is one of the most kindhearted people I know. She knows how to light up any room she is in with her amazing, energetic personality. She is kind to everyone she meets, even if she is just meeting someone for the first time. Ava constantly complements everyone she sees, and is always there for everyone. She always tries her best and makes sure everyone feels welcome. She is super funny and inspires me to be the best version of myself. She helps others and is passionate about what she does. She is an amazing friend to have and I am so glad I get to be friends with her!
  • Caroline Torok '26 - Caroline lives boldly, loves big, and passes it on every day. She is such a kind person that you can always come to. Whether it’s a smile, wave, or text, Caroline will always check up on you and make sure you’re doing okay. She is someone you can always have fun around and loves to volunteer and help other people. Caroline more than deserves this award.
  • Giuliana Agrusso '26 - Giugiu will go out of her way to talk to people in the hallways at school. She will always make people laugh and there’s never a dull moment with her.
  • Grace Callaghan '26 - Grace has the most welcoming attitude and is always there to give you advice when you’re feeling low! She is very hardworking and will always do the right thing!
  • Jessica Lavioe '26 - Jessica is the kindest soul and will always reach out to others with a kind heart and a positive attitude!!
  • Lucy Clark '27 - Lucy is always smiling and encourages me.
  • Lucy Mikhail '26 - Lucy has lived boldly and loved big by accepting every person she meets with open arms and shares the love she carries every day with them. She is kind and accepting of every person she meets. When I met her freshman year, she was the easiest person to get along with. She was always kind and helpful and she still is. She still has open arms to people she’s never met before and has immense patience and kindness for everyone. She lives her life loving others the way God loves all of us. She treats everyone as she’d treat herself, exemplifying the golden rule given to us by Jesus.
  • Maddie Sellke '26 - Maddie lives boldly, loves big, and passes it on every day. She always wears a big smile and has an infectious happiness that cheers you up wherever she goes. Maddie loves to make people laugh and I have a good time whenever I am around her. She is someone you can always count on and can always come to her to talk. Maddie more than deserves this award.
  • Mr. Turner - Mr. Turner always pushes me to do my best and treats everyone with kindness. Each morning I walk into Marian High school he never fails to make my day. He is always positive and teaches in a fun and engaging way. Mr. Turner pushes me to be a better student and athlete. He shares positivity daily and shares a smile with everyone.
  • Olivia Brook '26 - Olivia is one of the sweetest girls I’ve ever met! Her smile could light up a room and her friendly personality makes everyone feel welcome. She never fails to make a person laugh when they are feeling low!!
  • Samantha Juncaj '25 - I am honored to call Samantha, or Sam a friend. She is always there for everyone, with her kind words and positive thoughts. Her genuine compassion and respect for others is inspiring. She inspires me to live boldly with her positivity.
  • Sienna Wilcox '26 - She knows exactly how you feel and is always there for you when you feel low or need to talk! She gives the best advice and spreads her joy throughout everyone!
  • Sophia Didoszak '27 - She is the nicest person I have ever met. She is always smiling and makes everyone feel loved and appreciated.
  • Trinity Thweni '26 - Trinity Thweni is the perfect person for this award because she shows empathy towards others, compassion towards being better as a person, and spreads kindness all around. Trinity lives boldly, and her laugh is infectious. She makes you feel valued, and I love spending time with her. She is kind to everyone she meets and makes each person feel special. She always knows how to love big and puts a smile on my face every day. She is one of the nicest people I have ever met. Trinity is reliable and has consistently been there for me. She has the most genuine heart and cares deeply for those around her. She always has a smile on her face and loves to spread her joy. Her personality grows day by day. Trinity is determined to be the best version of herself no matter how many hiccups she experiences along the way. She deserves the red glasses award because of her kindness, care, and resilience. Going into 2024, Trinity has made her new year’s resolution all about going deeper into her faith as a Catholic Christian and passing on the work of Jesus. She has always been a kind and loving person and always puts other people’s needs before herself
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