The 2012 Marian Catholic Hall of Fame awardees are Judith Welsh ’68, Rev. William O’Mara, Dennis ’82 and Kristin Depeder ’82 Cortes, Ann Healey Bowen ’87, and James Poynton ’85. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)
Olympia Fields, IL-(ENEWSPF)-The Normandy Room of Olympia Fields Country Club was the site for the 18th Annual Marian Catholic High School Hall of Fame dinner and awards ceremony on February 16. Dominican Sisters, along with scores of Marian alumni and friends, faculty and staff gathered to pay tribute to the 2012 Hall of Fame awardees.
Marian Catholic Alumni Association President, Chris Ormsby ’93 served as emcee for the festivities where Judith Welsh ’68 was honored as Spirit of Marian awardee; James Poynton ’85 was honored as Athlete of the Year; Ann Healey Bowen ’87 was honored as the Fine Arts Distinguished Achievement awardee; Rev. William O’Mara was honored for Lifetime Achievement; and Dennis ’82 and Kristin Depeder ’82 Cortes were honored as Alumni of the Year.
Extended biographical information and awardee video presentations can be found on the Marian Catholic website, www.marianchs.com along with a link to view the awards ceremony in its entirety from High School Cube.
The Marian Catholic Hall of Fame Awards were instituted in 1994 to recognize and honor members of the Marian Catholic family who have embraced the Dominican values conveyed through their Marian Catholic experience, and who have made exceptional contributions to their communities through their professional and personal lives and, in turn, have enriched for all the legacy of the Marian Catholic experience.