Blog – Marian High School https://www.marianhigh.org Marian High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Framingham, Massachusetts. Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:59:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://www.marianhigh.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/cropped-Favicon-32x32.png Blog – Marian High School https://www.marianhigh.org 32 32 Seniors Defend their Title at Quiz Down 2017 https://www.marianhigh.org/2017/02/08/seniors-defend-title-quiz-2017/ https://www.marianhigh.org/2017/02/08/seniors-defend-title-quiz-2017/#respond Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:59:28 +0000 https://www.marianhigh.org/?p=1393 It was a cold Thursday afternoon in Framingham, but inside the Marian auditorium, things were heating up. February 2nd would be a day to remember. For the first time in Marian High School history (not yet verified), the defending Quiz Down Champions would go on the offensive in a successful attempt at preserving their crown.... Read more

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It was a cold Thursday afternoon in Framingham, but inside the Marian auditorium, things were heating up. February 2nd would be a day to remember. For the first time in Marian High School history (not yet verified), the defending Quiz Down Champions would go on the offensive in a successful attempt at preserving their crown. The Senior Quiz Down team was made up of the dazzling Dorcas Abe, the classy Kevin Wang, the clever Christian Dardompre, and the jovial Januario Carreiro. The rumor going around is that Dorcas carried the team, and as a cheery member of the champion quartet, I must say that the rumor is most definitely true. The team that won the Quiz Down this year is not the same team that won it last year. While Kevin Wang and Dorcas Abe were on the winning team last year, they were also joined by Declan Walsh and Lillian Kurina. This year, Declan and Lillian were replaced by Christian and myself. For all of those who were unfortunately not able to attend Quiz Down 2017, the freshmen managed to score only four points in their loss to the sophomores, who themselves only scored six points. The seniors, on the other hand, scored 26 points in their final round, which proved victory over the sophomores. While the underclassmen may have a lot of room to grow when it comes to Quiz Down, their good attitude and sportsmanship shows that they are students that Marian is proud to have within her ranks. GO MARIAN!


-J.C. ‘17

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Mr. & Ms. MHS 2017 Crowned https://www.marianhigh.org/2017/02/08/mr-ms-mhs-2017-crowned/ https://www.marianhigh.org/2017/02/08/mr-ms-mhs-2017-crowned/#respond Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:51:44 +0000 https://www.marianhigh.org/?p=1390 The Mr. and Ms. MHS Pageant has been a Marian tradition for many years. From the energetic hosts Jay Carreiro and Kelly Landers, to the multiple announcers, and the wonderful competitors, seniors made up the shows main cast. Senior girls Fionna Scamby, Jennifer Gittins, and Dorcas Abe and Senior boys Michael Healey, Sal Maglione, and... Read more

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The Mr. and Ms. MHS Pageant has been a Marian tradition for many years. From the energetic hosts Jay Carreiro and Kelly Landers, to the multiple announcers, and the wonderful competitors, seniors made up the shows main cast. Senior girls Fionna Scamby, Jennifer Gittins, and Dorcas Abe and Senior boys Michael Healey, Sal Maglione, and Alex Madrid all competed not just for the Mr. or Ms. MHS crown but also a chance to pie a faculty or staff member in the face (who wouldn’t want to have that rare but awesome opportunity?). The Audience got to enjoy Rap, Dancing, Singing, and Magic talents along with great musical performances by Stephanie Monteiro, Kristina Morreale and Friends. The show’s regular filler act, the Improv Kidz, brought in their secret weapon, former Improv Club co-moderator Mr. Rich Gunnell who actually sat back stage for the entire show so no one would know he’d been snuck in through the back kitchen door. The show ended with the newly crowned Mr. and Ms. MHS, Alex Madrid and Dorcas Abe pieing Dean of Students Brian Donahue and Business Director Radhika Chintapalli. Overall, it was a show well worth watching.
-D.A., ‘17

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Marian Math Team Wins Big https://www.marianhigh.org/2017/02/06/marian-math-team-wins-big/ https://www.marianhigh.org/2017/02/06/marian-math-team-wins-big/#respond Mon, 06 Feb 2017 19:18:06 +0000 https://www.marianhigh.org/?p=1384 The Marian High math team competed at home this past Thursday and took advantage of the friendly environment to score a major victory over rivals Arlington Catholic and Bedford.  Marian scored 110 points versus AC’s 76 and Bedford’s 92.  The 24 Marian scored in round 1 was more than two schools scored in total.  Sophomore... Read more

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The Marian High math team competed at home this past Thursday and took advantage of the friendly environment to score a major victory over rivals Arlington Catholic and Bedford.  Marian scored 110 points versus AC’s 76 and Bedford’s 92.  The 24 Marian scored in round 1 was more than two schools scored in total.  Sophomore Howard Wang led the way with 14 points, while juniors Lilo Wu and Ruochen Liang, along with senior Cecilia Gai chipped in 12 each.  Seniors Sherry Liu, Claude Lin and Billy Zhang contributed 10 points each along with sophomore Ophelia Xiao.  Sophomores Yidi Wu and Tony He also scored.

Marian is ninth out of forty-two schools and continues to be first among small schools and first among Catholic schools.

Way to go math team!

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Marian Celebrates Catholic Schools Week 2017 https://www.marianhigh.org/2017/02/06/marian-celebrates-catholic-schools-week-2017/ https://www.marianhigh.org/2017/02/06/marian-celebrates-catholic-schools-week-2017/#respond Mon, 06 Feb 2017 17:15:48 +0000 https://www.marianhigh.org/?p=1380 Though prayer services themselves are not unique to Catholic Schools Week, this time, we decided to try something smaller and a little different so we had to think outside the box for our planning. We had individual theology classes meet in the chapel for the service. It was spread out over two days and the... Read more

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Though prayer services themselves are not unique to Catholic Schools Week, this time, we decided to try something smaller and a little different so we had to think outside the box for our planning.

We had individual theology classes meet in the chapel for the service. It was spread out over two days and the peer ministers took turns leading the groups. This gave students a unique opportunity to pray together in a more intimate and welcoming space.  The chairs were even placed in a circle to foster conversation.  The prayer services in the auditorium, though they allow everyone to be in one place at one time, do not allow for people to share their thoughts or allow for everyone to participate in an activity.  

Everyone who attended was asked to write his or her hopes for the future students of Marian on a piece of paper.  These papers were linked together to create a chain.  It showed the students a physical representation of our hopes for the future students and was a way of creating community by reminding us that we are not only connect to one another but to the entire Marian community: past, present, and future.  

In the end, there was an overall positive response to this new way of having a prayer service.

-Lilly K., ’17

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Diversity Seminar Brings Marian Together https://www.marianhigh.org/2017/02/06/diversity-seminar/ https://www.marianhigh.org/2017/02/06/diversity-seminar/#respond Mon, 06 Feb 2017 12:52:58 +0000 https://www.marianhigh.org/?p=1378 In Marian’s mission statement, it states that “the Marian community welcomes students from diverse backgrounds.” Although Marian is a small Catholic school, its community consists of people from all different countries and with all fascinating backgrounds. As an international student and a supporter of diversity, I loved the idea of a diversity seminar when I... Read more

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In Marian’s mission statement, it states that “the Marian community welcomes students from diverse backgrounds.” Although Marian is a small Catholic school, its community consists of people from all different countries and with all fascinating backgrounds. As an international student and a supporter of diversity, I loved the idea of a diversity seminar when I first heard Christian Dardompre, our Dean of Students for the day, talk about it. We all knew that we were different, but how could we express our diversity? Our world and our community values equality, but were there problems that needed to be solved? What did it mean to be different and similar at the same time? Those were all the questions that came to me as well as my classmates and Mrs. MD when we started planning the event, and we all believed that the seminar should address those questions.

Being one of the persons who witnessed the seminar’s development from the very beginning, one of the things I had to say was that I could never have imagined how important diversity was to me and to the Marian Community. Nothing was more astonishing and fascinating than realizing that there could be thousands of ways to complete the sentence of “I am…” The process of designing the seminar with everyone having great ideas, whether in agreements or in disagreements, was already the epitome of what diversity should be.

It was one of the rare opportunities in which all four grades could participate in a school-wide event with small groups. By leading the seminar, I further learned how everyone could be different while there were still things we all shared. For example, with almost twenty people in my group, we gathered all different fun facts when we first introduced ourselves and we learned all new views regarding diversity and equality. As the seminar came to an end, everyone learned how diversity affected the entire Marian Community. While Christian Dardompre and the Class of 2017 will soon graduate, I sincerely hope that the Diversity Seminar will become a Marian tradition!

-K.W. ’17

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Dean of Students for the Day & Principal for the Day https://www.marianhigh.org/2017/01/23/dean-students-day-principal-day/ https://www.marianhigh.org/2017/01/23/dean-students-day-principal-day/#respond Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:37:05 +0000 https://www.marianhigh.org/?p=1339 What High School student would not want the honor of being Principal or Dean of Students for the day in their school? Well for Maeve Walsh and Christian Dardompre that is exactly what happened. As part of our Christmas Card lottery campaign, one of the daily prizes for students the opportunity to be Dean of... Read more

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What High School student would not want the honor of being Principal or Dean of Students for the day in their school? Well for Maeve Walsh and Christian Dardompre that is exactly what happened. As part of our Christmas Card lottery campaign, one of the daily prizes for students the opportunity to be Dean of Student for the day and Principal for the Day and their names were the lucky ones that were drawn.
On Tuesday, January 12th, Christian Dardompre ’17 arrived at school bright and early to welcome the students as they came into the main entrance as Dean of Students watching carefully for any dress code violations. During the day, Christian walked the halls, visited classrooms, monitored lunch, made afternoon announcements and attended important meetings.  He worked with Mr. Ermilio on a proclamation for the school to honor his day as Dean of Students. He choose to create a day to celebrate diversity. Christian and Mr. Ermilio are working on the details of what the day will entail. Finally, Christian was given a Dean of Students for the Day award. Congratulations Christian, you did a great job!
On Thursday, January 14th, Maeve Walsh ’18 started her day as Principal for the Day by doing morning announcements. During her day as Principal, Maeve proctored lunches, walked the halls as well as prepared emails to alumni and board members, attended meetings with Admissions, Advancement, and Facilities and visited with Chairperson of the Board, Elizabeth Dill ’77, P’12, P’13, P’14. During this visit with Ms. Dill, Maeve received an award honoring her as Principal of the Day. Finally, Maeve gave the afternoon announcements and declared Friday January 20, 2017 as a dress down day for the school. Great work as Principal Maeve, we are so proud of you!

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29th Annual Senior Parent Dinner Dance https://www.marianhigh.org/2017/01/23/29th-annual-senior-parent-dinner-dance/ https://www.marianhigh.org/2017/01/23/29th-annual-senior-parent-dinner-dance/#respond Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:11:17 +0000 https://www.marianhigh.org/?p=1337 As a long-standing tradition, Senior Parent Dinner Dance has been one of the highlights of the senior class, and on this past Saturday, Marian Class of 2017 hosted the 29th Annual Senior Parent Dinner Dance. Seniors, parents, host parents, and faculty members all had a blast spending the evening together. It was not only a... Read more

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As a long-standing tradition, Senior Parent Dinner Dance has been one of the highlights of the senior class, and on this past Saturday, Marian Class of 2017 hosted the 29th Annual Senior Parent Dinner Dance. Seniors, parents, host parents, and faculty members all had a blast spending the evening together. It was not only a dance but also an opportunity for the senior class to get together with the graduation soon approaching. Starting from mid-December, Marian Parents Club, faculty members, and the senior class officers came together to make the tradition continue, and even with such a short amount of time for preparation, the event still earned enormous praises from all who attended. Icicles hanging from the windows, snowflakes dancing on the marble floor, white lights on the Christmas trees lighting up the cafeteria, parents joining hands with their seniors and dancing to the rhythm of the touching tunes. The whole place turned into a Winter Wonderland, where love and joy filled everyone’s hearts. When the music died down and the lights came up, everyone realized that Marian Class of 2017 was truly a big family and that everyone was part of the loving community. The dance would eventually be over, but the flame of our class will never die.

-K.W. ‘17

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Marian Student Reflects on the Legacy of MLK https://www.marianhigh.org/2017/01/18/marian-student-reflects-mlk-holiday/ https://www.marianhigh.org/2017/01/18/marian-student-reflects-mlk-holiday/#respond Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:11:22 +0000 https://www.marianhigh.org/?p=1284 The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday celebrates the life and legacy of a man who sowed the seeds of hope and healing in America. We commemorate as well the timeless values he taught us through his example — the values of courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility and service that so radiantly defined Dr. King’s... Read more

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The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday celebrates the life and legacy of a man who sowed the seeds of hope and healing in America. We commemorate as well the timeless values he taught us through his example — the values of courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility and service that so radiantly defined Dr. King’s character and empowered his leadership. On this holiday, we commemorate the universal, unconditional love, forgiveness and nonviolence that empowered his revolutionary spirit. The Dr. King Holiday honors the life and contributions of America’s greatest champion of racial justice and equality, the leader who not only dreamed of a color-blind society, but who also lead a movement that achieved historic reforms to help make it a reality. This day also commemorates Dr. King’s great dream of a vibrant, multiracial nation united in justice, peace and reconciliation; a nation that has a place at the table for children of every race and room at the inn for every needy child. We are called on this holiday, not merely to honor, but to celebrate the values of equality, tolerance and interracial sister and brotherhood he so compellingly expressed in his great dream for America. It is a day of interracial and intercultural cooperation and sharing. No other day of the year brings so many people from a myriad of cultural backgrounds together in such a vibrant spirit of togetherness. Whether you are African-American, Hispanic or Native American, Caucasian or Asian-American, you are part of the great dream Martin Luther King, Jr. nurtured for America. It is a peoples’ holiday!

-Valerie F., ’19

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Sophomore Class Retreat: Cradles to Crayons https://www.marianhigh.org/2017/01/12/sophomore-class-retreat-cradles-crayons/ https://www.marianhigh.org/2017/01/12/sophomore-class-retreat-cradles-crayons/#respond Thu, 12 Jan 2017 18:28:33 +0000 https://www.marianhigh.org/?p=1211 For their retreat this year, the sophomore class stepped outside from their usual retreat day at St. Julia’s parish. They instead focused on helping the community while still growing as a class at Cradles to Crayons. Cradles to Crayons is a nonprofit organization that helps children who are low-income or homeless up to age 12... Read more

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For their retreat this year, the sophomore class stepped outside from their usual retreat day at St. Julia’s parish. They instead focused on helping the community while still growing as a class at Cradles to Crayons. Cradles to Crayons is a nonprofit organization that helps children who are low-income or homeless up to age 12 by collecting donations. Every sophomore, peer minister, and adult attending the retreat was required to bring in their own donations as well.

All of the students got a chance to see just how their donations were helping other children by doing a series of tasks such as sorting donations to make sure they were the best quality as well as sorting by size and gender and even “shopping” from a list of things a specific child needed to create a “kid pack” that would surely put a smile on any child’s face.

The peer ministers running the retreat were just as new to this as the sophomores were, making it a new and exciting experience for almost everyone involved. Together, everyone pitched in to help make sure that everything being sent out to the children was something they would be proud to receive themselves.

By the end of the day, it was very clear that this form of service greatly impacted everyone who attended. The sophomores not only formed closer bonds with their classmates, but also built a strong sense of what it feels like to help the community while doing so. A day filled with fun service, music, laughter, and of course pizza, it is easy to say that this retreat was a success, and many children were helped because of the amazing effort by all who participated.

-Michelle R., ’17

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Marian Students Part of Letter Writing Campaign https://www.marianhigh.org/2016/12/14/marian-students-part-letter-writing-campaign/ https://www.marianhigh.org/2016/12/14/marian-students-part-letter-writing-campaign/#respond Wed, 14 Dec 2016 15:11:12 +0000 https://www.marianhigh.org/?p=1193 The Theology department is working on a letter writing project on Thursday 12/15.  The nonprofit organization More Love Letters sends bundles of letters of encouragement to people all around the world. The requests for letters come from family and friends of people struggling (dealing with loss, battling sickness, homeless children, etc.). They encourage people to write... Read more

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The Theology department is working on a letter writing project on Thursday 12/15.  The nonprofit organization More Love Letters sends bundles of letters of encouragement to people all around the world. The requests for letters come from family and friends of people struggling (dealing with loss, battling sickness, homeless children, etc.). They encourage people to write to others simply because they are human, not because they know one another, just to spread a little positivity.
All students will be writing letters in theology tomorrow for this group and we will be praying for these people during Friday’s prayer service.  Also, the “Ugly Sweater” dress down funds raised will be donated to this organization to help them spread their message of joy.
Though this organizations facilitates letter bundles year round, their biggest event is called the 12 Days of Letter Writing which occurs each holiday season.
Here’s the page of letter requests which is being updated daily for their 12 Days of Letter Writing:

Here’s a response from a person who received letters from last year’s 12 Days of Letter Writing:

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