The Office of Academic Affairs at Marquette Catholic High School is proud to unveil its Class of 2020 Summa Cum Laude graduates. This year's group consists of 23 students: Ian Baker, Michael Bim-Merle, William Bogan, Hannah Downs, Caitlin Gately, Quinn Larkin, Madison Lindsey, Kennedy Lynn, Aidan McDonnell, Sara Molina, Grace Murphy, Abigail Novak, Zoe Olesker, Adam Pierzakowski, Madison Prokuski, Jillian Pullen, Hunter Sheets, Jake Tarnow, Sydni Thomas, Sophie Thompson, Lucas Trinks, Sam Wadle, and Kenzie Wangstrom.
Students earn Summa Cum Laude distinction by possessing a cumulative grade-point average of 4.00 or higher. Graduates from this cohort earned an average of 27 dual-credit hours with three students collecting a class-best 36 credits.
The list of colleges and universities which have already accepted this group includes: Ball State University, Benedict College, Bethel University, Bradley University, Butler University, Calumet College of St. Joseph, Calvin University, Case Western Reserve University, Central Michigan University, Columbia College Chicago, Concordia University Chicago, DePaul University, DePauw University, Dillard University, Dominican University, Eastern Michigan University, Indiana State University, Indiana University, Indiana University Northwest, IUPUI, John Carroll University, Kansas State University, Lawrence Technological University, Lewis University, Loyola University Chicago, Manchester University, Marquette University, Michigan Technological University, North Park University, Olivet Nazarene University, Purdue Fort Wayne, Purdue University, Purdue University Northwest, Quinnipiac University, Roosevelt University, Saint Mary's College (IN), Trine University, University of Dayton, University of Denver, University of Evansville, University of Indianapolis, University of Oregon, University of Portland, University of San Francisco, Valparaiso University, Wabash College, Western Michigan University, Wilberforce University, and Xavier University.
Due to the COVID-19-related mandate from Indiana Superintendent Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Marquette will hold a virtual commencement ceremony which will be released via the school's official Facebook page on Wednesday, June 3rd at approximately 6 pm.