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Four Marian Catholic students receive honors from College Board

Slate of honors includes South Holland resident Jayda Taylor

information provided by Marian Catholic High School

CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (October 11, 2022) – Marian Catholic High School last week announced four Marian Catholic High School seniors earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. Jayda Taylor, a resident of South Holland, and Morgan Beamon, who resides in Crete, have received National African American Recognition Awards, while Clare Smith from Homewood and Antonio Soto, a resident of St. John, Indiana, have received National Hispanic Recognition Awards.

“Receiving this recognition is a reminder of not only all the hard work I’ve put in the past four years, but also that it’s the beginning of my next chapter in education,” said Jayda Taylor, who hopes to become a lawyer and pursue a career in business or politics.

In addition to maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or higher and earning at least a three on two of their Advanced Placement (AP) tests, these students also excelled on their PSAT Exams. These honors will help these seniors stand out during the competitive college admissions process and qualifies them for National Merit and other scholarships.

“Throughout their high school careers, these Marian Catholic students have been committed to performing their very best in every situation,” said Steve Tortorello, Principal at Marian Catholic High School. “We are very proud of Jayda, Clare, Antonio, and Morgan for their achievements and know each of them will have great success in college and in the future.”

Marian Catholic High School is a Catholic, coeducational, college preparatory high school within the Dominican tradition of study, prayer, community, and preaching. Marian Catholic students seek truth, exhibit personal responsibility, cultivate their individual talents, and demonstrate ethical leadership and Christian service. Visit for more information. The school is located at 700 Ashland Avenue in Chicago Heights.

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  1. As the mother of one of the 4 students featured in this article it would have been GREAT for you to show pictures and a quote from ALL FOUR students and not just the student who resides in the town where this paper is published. We are beyond PROUD of our daughter Morgan Beamon but would have loved to SEE all four students featured! Congrats to each of you on all of your accomplishments!

    • We are proud of all four students as well, and we extend our congratulations to you as the parents of one of these exceptional students. For a story like this, we have to rely on the school to provide the information and any photos because we do not have access to student contact info. In this case, Marian Catholic highlighted the student who is closest to our coverage area. We are grateful they sent us the information so we could give these four scholars some additional recognition.

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