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Marian Catholic inducts five into Hall of Fame

Marian Catholic High School honored its 2014 Hall Fame class ceremony Feb. 6 OlympiFields Country Club. Pictured are James Conroyd

Marian Catholic High School honored its 2014 Hall of Fame class at a ceremony Feb. 6 at Olympia Fields Country Club. Pictured are James Conroyd Martin (from left), Ruth Kmak, Mickey Griffin, Sister Barbara Bleese and Dr. Tom Fagan. | Supplied photo

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Updated: April 3, 2014 6:11AM



The Marian Catholic High School community celebrated the achievements of five Hall of Fame inductees on Feb. 6 at Olympia Fields Country Club, according to a press release from the Chicago Heights School.

The 2014 inductees were Alumnus of the Year Dr. Thomas Fagan (Class of 1982), Athlete of the Year Ruth Kmak (1988), Athlete of the Year Mickey Griffin (1993), Fine Arts Distinguished Achievement honoree James Conroyd Martin, and Spirit of Marian awardee Sister Barbara Bless.

“Just an absolutely stunning night. I could not be more thankful for this night and those who put it together,” Griffin said in the release. “Getting that phone call from Coach (Dave) Mattio, a longtime family friend and coach, informing me of the honor, made the moment that much more special.”

Olympia Fields Country Club was occupied by more than 200 guests, including Marian Catholic alumni, family and friends, the release said.

“It’s a true honor to be associated with the great people of Marian Catholic High School,” Kmak said in the release.

Marian Catholic’s Hall of Fame was established in 1994 to honor those graduates and friends of Marian Catholic High School who have embodied and upheld the school’s motto, “Teaching scholars with a soul,” the release said.

The Hall of Fame has inducted 95 distinguished Marian Catholic alumni and friends, according to the school.

For more information on the Twentieth Marian Catholic Hall of Fame, call (708) 755-6579.

Staff report



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