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Wrapping Up the 2023-2024 School Year

Student Council president Kam Beal at the final rally of the school year (Credit Morgan Gonzales Instagram)

This school year has been filled with memories, achievements, and more. The 2023-2024 school year adds even more rich history to the Marist record books, through growth in athletics, academics and saying goodbye to some familiar faces.


First off, Marist has athletes that saw success this year.  In February, for the first time in Marist history, the cheerleading team bought home a state championship.

Junior Will Denny also took home his first state championship in wrestling at the 150-pound weight class. Denny is a three-time state qualifier. 

Marist also had a few state finalists in their respective sports: the dance team, girls tennis player Helena Klooster, and boys basketball won their regional championship.

Marist is also continuing to send a large number of athletes to play in sports in college. Roughly 30 RedHawk athletes will be continuing their sport at the collegiate level.


The RedHawks saw not only success on the field but in the classroom. Marist had a hefty amount of students on the dean’s list (which requires a 4.0 or higher GPA) and honor roll (which requires a GPA between 3.5 and 3.9).

“I don’t know the exact amount, but it was a lot,” said the Dean of Academic Success, Mrs Joy Lewis. “I think it shows not only the quality of students we have but the kind of students we have, the ones who care about their grades and strive to have these academic achievements.”

Marist also found success with their Math and Academic teams. The Academic Team finished with one of the best records in the catholic league. They also managed to win a regional championship.

The Marist Math Team went down to state competitions and placed very high. The freshman team finished third in the state, the sophomore team finished in sixth place, the junior team ended in fourth place, and the seniors wrapped it up in fifth place. 

Marist’s math team was also the number one Catholic school in the state.

Teachers Leaving

Unfortunately, Marist will be suffering some losses as some teachers will be moving on from Marist High School. Two notable names are Brother Sam, a Religion teacher, and Mrs Cozzie, an English teacher.

“I have been at Marist for eight years, and I am now being assigned to lead a vocation service by my provision,” said Brother Sam. Marist Brothers get assigned to different schools occasionally, and now Brother Sam is assigned elsewhere.

“It’s been a very happy experience, and the students are the reason I became a brother and teacher. [The students] make this place so awesome,” said Brother Sam.

“This is my 20 years at Marist, and I’m retiring because I am 68 years old; I am tired, and I want to travel more,” said Cozzie. She teaches English 2, and she has taught Marcelin and Academic classes.

“When I think of Marist, I think it means home, and I feel like the Marist students are like my children, and they mean the world to me,” said Cozzie.


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Eddie Dougherty
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My name is Eddie Dougherty and I am a freshman here at Marist. I graduated from Saint Alexander and I play football and baseball. I love playing and watching sports. I definitely see myself taking a career in sports.

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