Since Marian opened its doors in 1955, the women who have come and gone have continued to prove themselves empowered, confident, independent, thinking leaders; Marian today is no different. We define “leaders” as women who use their talents and faith to give hope to and make a difference in the world. Our Marian girls are embracing leadership roles in the classroom, on the stage, on the court or in their community.
Marian has been twice recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Academic Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education. Marian has been recognized for outstanding proficiency on the American High School Mathematics Examination. Members of the of Class of 2012 were accepted to more than 127 colleges and universities across the country including Boston College, University of Notre Dame, Georgetown University and Washington University.
On average, 99% of our graduates continue on to college. All 165 members of the Class of 2012 are continuing their education at a four-year college or university. The Class of 2011 received more than $15.7 million in scholarships to public and private colleges and universities. Click here to see the complete list of colleges the senior class was accepted to.
Marian's Student Board was recognized with two awards at the Nebraska Association of Student Councils (NASC) State Convention held in Lincoln, NE on November 7, 2011. Marian achieved the status of Wish Partner with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska and the Student Board was recognized as and received the Gold Level Outstanding Student Council Award.
In April, Marian successfully donated 59 pints of blood at the annual blood drive; which could potentially save 177 lives. More than 80 students and staff signed up to donate blood for the Student Board and American Red Cross sponsored blood drive.
Annie Townley '12 was awarded second place for her pencil self-portrait in the 2012 Congressional Art Competition for District 2 in Nebraska. Her artwork also received a gold key rating in the 2012 Scholastic Art and Writing Competition. Annie is pictured above with Congressman Lee Terry.
For the sixth year in a row Marian is the proud recipient of the Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) All-Activities Award, the U.S. Cellular Cup, in the Girls Division of Class A for the 2011-2012 school year. The NSAA All-Activities Award recognizes high schools with the most successful interscholastic activities programs in the state that year.
Last year Marian received Nebraska High School Championships in golf, volleyball, soccer, tennis and journalism. Marian finished runner-up in swimming and tied for fifth in basketball in addition to earning NSAA championship points in nine different activities during the year, including speech and music.