Spartan Seniors Earn Awards


Spartan Staff

Kevin Beukema received the Christian Service Award, now called the Dominican Veritas Award, when he graduated from Marian in 1997.  On November 8, 2003, Kevin was killed in a tragic car accident caused by a drunken driver.  Three other Marian graduates were in the car with Kevin.  Ryan Brothers and Michelle Salin were also killed.  Matt Salin was seriously and permanently injured.

In remembrance of Kevin, the Beukema family sponsors the Dominican Veritas Award.  This is the highest non-academic award given by Marian Catholic.  It is presented to students who live out the Dominican values of Prayer, Preaching, Community, and Study here at Marian and in the community.  These seniors have truly strived to preach the truth in word and action.

Nineteen students were nominated by faculty members for this award. 


Dominican Veritas Award

Isaiah Beamon and Roisin Walsh


Doug Damon Award

The Doug Damon Award is given in memory of Doug Damon, a 1972 graduate of Marian Catholic, who was killed in a work-related accident.  The award is given to a senior athlete who shows the same love of sports and dedication to others that Doug did.  Tony Damon, Doug’s son, is a 1998 graduate of Marian Catholic who currently lives in California with his family.

Anna Kleszynski


Departmental Award Winners 2022

Latin Jack Mulvihill Christian Ramirez

Spanish Rasean Boyd Lysette Valdez

Technical Theater Hana Kyla Kionisala Ariane Lee

Speech Mia Lockett Najah Terrell-Walker

Theater Alex Bertucci Miguel Maninang

Math David Helsel

Biological Science Dominique Emery

Physical Science Conner Bailey


Digital Photography Jordan Perdue 

Mixed Media Jenna Moore 

Sculpture Taylor Bullock

Drawing/Painting Aaliyah Merrick 

Drawing/Painting Mia Dabrowski 

Drawing and Digital Media Hana Kyla Kionisala 

Choir Logan Driver

Social Studies Anna Kleszynski Ana Tumacder

Band Etienne Atangana Roisin Walsh

Theology Johari Cole Evelyn Tuohy

English Warner Ferry Mia Lockett

Computer Science Conner Bailey Shiya Gong Miguel Maninang



Honors Diploma

The Marian Catholic Honors Diploma is bestowed upon students who show outstanding academic achievement throughout their careers at Marian Catholic. Graduating with this honor shows that a student has met specific criteria and has achieved an elite academic status that sets them apart as truly accomplished scholars.  Students who receive this award will have a special sticker on their diploma.

Marian Catholic is proud to present a certificate of achievement to these students:

Etienne Atangana 

Conner Bailey

Joshua Bell

Rasean Boyd

Cierra Bradford

Taylor Bullock

Kirstyn Collins

John Curran

David Flores

Louis Gray

David Helsel

Margaret Keith

Hana Kyla Kionisala

Ariane Lee

Mia Lockett

Miguel Jose Maninang

Gia Mele

Maria Montgomery

Jack Mulvihill

Le Tien (Tim) Nguyen

Zikora Okonkwo

Evelyn Puntillo

Seoyeon (Bess) Son

Amaiya Torian

Guoqing Evelyn Tuohy

Roisin Walsh

Ohahuru Yejekwe

Abigail Yock


Special Awards and Scholarships

Golden Apple Scholarship 

Chaylan Palmer


Catholic War Veteran’s Auxiliary – Special Citation

Brooke Waddle


East Suburban Catholic Conference Scholar Athlete Awards:

Conner Bailey – Men’s Fencing / Men’s Tennis

Noah Deabel – Men’s Track and Field / Men’s Cross Country

Warner Ferry – Men’s Golf

RJ Kain – Men’s Golf

David Helsel – Men’s Tennis

Joshua Bell – Baseball

Rashawn Boyd – Men’s Soccer

Angel Manrique – Men’s Soccer

Jovan Okoro – Men’s Volleyball

Le Tien (Tim) Nguyen – Men’s Volleyball

Margaret Keith – Women’s Fencing

Anna Kleszynski – Women’s Basketball and Soccer 

Zikora Okonkwo – Women’s Basketball and Soccer

Precious Osigbeme – Women’s Soccer

Sarah Segarra – Women’s Basketball and Softball

Sierra Schassburger – Women’s Tennis

Evelyn Puntillo – Women’s Volleyball

Ana Tumacder – Women’s Volleyball

Abigail Yock – Women’s Tennis

Brooke Waddle – Softball


Marian Catholic HS Student-Athlete Award

Male Scholar Athlete – David Helsel

Female Scholar Athlete – Precious Osigbeme