Two Marian High School seniors recently signed national letters of intent to play their sports in college next year. Shannon Kennedy will play on Michigan State University’s (MSU) golf team and Olivia DeConinckwill play soccer for Bucknell University.
Marian High School seniors, Sara Foret '21 and Erin Hannigan '21, have been named Commended Students in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program based on their scores on the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Sara and Erin are part of the 34,000 commended students throughout the nation who are recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Some of these students become candidates for Special Scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses. Commended Honorees placed among the top 50,000 scorers of the more than 1.5 million students that entered the competition.
Marian High School Senior Shannon Kennedy was named Miss Golf 2020 by the Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association. Shannon is the daughter of Lyn Kennedy of Birmingham and Ted Kennedy of Beverly Hills. This award is given to the top golfer in the State of Michigan. She is the first Miss Golf from Marian and was recognized at a ceremony on November 4 where she received a trophy that will be on display at Marian for the next year.
The IHM Sisters celebrated their 175th Anniversary of service and dedication to their Mission, Urged by the love of God, we choose to work with others to build a culture of peace and right relationship among ourselves, with the Church and with the whole Earth community; and their Vision, The IHM community envisions and is committed to bringing about the dream of God on planet Earth through respect for, nurturing of and promoting the liberation and well-being of all persons and all of nature as God’s good creation.
Computer and Business teacher, Claudine Denha, had a feature story published in the Chaldean News over the summer. In the article Claudine describes the challenges that COVID-19 has presented for herself and the Marian faculty as a whole, and how those challenges were met.
Marian announced the plan for students' returning to campus during Phase 4 of Michigan's Safe Start Plan. This plan was developed in partnership with the Marian Community, the Archdiocese of Detroit (AOD), Brother Rice High School, St. Regis School, the MHSAA, and the State of Michigan with the goal of establishing a safe balance between the need for face-to-face interaction and the health of our stakeholders.
Linda Pilette Hubbard ’78 was selected as the 2020 Distinguished Alumna for her professional accomplishments, service to the community, and her commitment to Marian High School. As Distinguished Alumna, Linda addressed the Class of 2020 at its commencement ceremony July 29, 2020.
Diplomas were bestowed on 115 seniors at Marian High School’s annual commencement exercises at Marian High School, Bloomfield Hills. Valedictorian of the Marian Class of 2020 is Isabella Shunyia and Co-salutatorians are Jessica Suan and Allison Wagner.
On June 25 at 7 PM, Marian hosted an outdoor Memorial and Reflection for Violence Against Black Lives, honoring the memory of George Floyd and all Black victims of violence and injustice. While adhering to Governor Whitmer's guidelines for safety, students, former students, alums, faculty, staff, administration, and parents gathered on the Marian front lawn for a time of prayer and reflection. This event grew out of a need for an active response from the Marian community to stand against racial injustice in our school and in our society, share personal stories and experiences, as well as enjoy music and poetry that energized a spirit of empowerment.
Marian held its first ever Senior Curbside Farewell Lunch on Monday, May 12. The event was a very special send off to the Class of 2020 that adhered to the social distancing requirements from the Governor’s office.
Five faculty members and four Marian parents accompanied 49 students on this year’s three mission trips. Five faculty members and four Marian parents accompanied 49 students on this year’s three mission trips. Under the direction of Ms. Sheila Geary, theology teacher, and sponsored by International Samaritan, the student missionaries traveled to Guatemala City and Escuintla in Guatemala to serve children and families living in garbage dump communities. All of the groups worked at the schools in their communities.
Marian alumnae Jennifer Ureel Waechter and Patti Malleis Brozek chaired the team of dedicated volunteers who worked on Marian Benefit Evening, Roaring into 2020, which was celebrated on February 8 at the Birmingham Athletic Club (BAC). Black and gold feathers and chains adorned the club as guests, many in a celebratory 1920s outfit, came to enjoy an evening with friends and help raise money for Marian High School.
- Due to ongoing concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 and recommendations from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and the Governor’s Office, Marian’s College Night originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, 2020, has been canceled.
Five faculty members and four Marian parents accompanied 49 students on this year’s three mission trips. Under the direction of Ms. Sheila Geary, theology teacher, and sponsored by International Samaritan, the student missionaries traveled to Guatemala City and Escuintla in Guatemala to serve children and families living in garbage dump communities. All of the groups worked at the schools in their communities.
Marian High School is hosting a College Night, Wednesday, March 18 from 6-7:30 PM in the Marian gymnasium. This event is sponsored by the Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (MACRAO), and all area high school students and parents are welcome to attend.
Three Marian High School seniors recently signed national letters of intent to play their sports in college next year. Christine Audette will play volleyball for Tufts University; Kate Biglin will play field hockey for Central Michigan University; and Lauren Sielichi will swim for Boston College.
Marian High School senior, Allison Wagner, has been named Commended Student in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program based on her scores on the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
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Marian High School, an IHM sponsored school, is fully accredited by NCA CASI, an accrediting division of AdvancED.
Marian is a Catholic college preparatory school for young women, sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
The mission of Marian is to ensure, within a Christian environment, an excellent education built on a strong academic curriculum, which will enable young women to value human diversity and live responsible lives of leadership and action based on gospel values.
An enduring tradition: guiding young women spiritually, challenging them academically, and inspiring them to a life of leadership and service.