Meet the group of seniors ready to take on the world and do great things!
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As the Class of 2020 prepares for life beyond high school, Maryknoll School’s graduates carry with them the memories of their time as Spartans, and the spirit of their motto, Noblesse Oblige, which means, “to whom much is given, much is expected.”
“Maryknoll School is a phenomenal place. It grows people, it grows vision, it grows families… it grows community.” says Maryknoll School President Perry Martin. “The Maryknoll Class of 2020 is a resilient group, and I know based on who they are and what they’re all about that they will take everything they learned about this timeline in their life, and I know they’ll make something better out of it.”
Martin says the class is full of great communicators and risk takers.
“The resiliency that they have for change is something that the world will need in the future for sure,” he says. “I don’t think any other class could’ve come through like they did. They will be the ones that will look back on this, they’ll take all the good that they could find out of it, and they’ll propel that to government, to education… they’re those kind of kids.”
Martin says Noblesse Oblige is all about giving back, and he says the Class of 2020 is very service oriented.
“They’ve changed the school forever — they’ve mentored me! I would say that they’ve changed me,” he says. “I am so proud of them, and so happy for them. If the future world is anything like they’ve developed at Maryknoll over the last 10, 11 years, the world’s gonna be a great place to live.”
Martin says he’s going to watch them the rest of his life because he knows they’re going to go great places.
“10 years from now, I know something bright is going to happen,” he says. “I’ll be very proud of them in the future.”