Marian Catholic Class of 2020 commencement to include in-person ceremony

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Marian Catholic High School is located at 700 Ashland Avenue in Chicago Heights, Illinois. (Photo provided)

Sunday, July 26, 5:30pm in Spartan Stadium; 7 Lansing residents included among 213 graduates

information provided by Marian Catholic High School

CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (July 22, 2020) – Marian Catholic High School will host its Fifty-Ninth Commencement Ceremony, celebrating the Class of 2020, on Sunday, July 26 at 
5:30pm in Spartan Stadium. Results of a survey distributed to students and their families indicated overwhelming support for a socially distanced, in-person ceremony.

Graduates and their guests will sit together in family “pods” on Dave Mattio Field. In compliance with State of Illinois restrictions on large gatherings, the number of guests is limited for each graduate. Adequate spacing will be allotted between family groups to maintain appropriate social distancing. Guests will be allowed to progress to the stage area with their graduate so that everyone has a front-row seat for the conferring of their student’s diploma. Graduates and guests will be required to wear masks at all times, except for when the graduate is walking across the stage.

In an effort to ensure the safety of all in attendance as well as abide by State of Illinois’ guidelines, temperature checks and symptom screenings will be performed prior to entry to the stadium. Hand sanitizer will be readily available throughout the space.

The 213 members of Marian Catholic’s Class of 2020 will attend over 93 colleges and universities in 26 states, the District of Columbia, and two countries, the United Kingdom and Japan. Sunday’s ceremony is a celebration of each of them and their perseverance and resilience over the past few months.

The class includes these Lansing residents:

  1. Alexandria Bland
  2. Leandra Cabrales
  3. Melina Duda
  4. Kandis Fletcher
  5. Dejontae Jones
  6. Luke Martinson
  7. John Roe

Marian Catholic High School is located at 700 Ashland Avenue in Chicago Heights, Illinois.