With heavy hearts, Marist School mourns the loss of beloved band director Mr. Mark Craddock who passed away after a brief illness on June 1, 2023. A legendary member of Marist’s Fine Arts Department for over 30 years, Mr. Craddock arrived at Marist in August 1992, marking the beginning of an extraordinary musical journey for countless students and a lifetime of cherished memories for his colleagues. Through passion and dedication, he nurtured the talents of generations and leaves an indelible mark on the Marist community.
Marist School’s Class of 2023 enjoyed a whirlwind of festivities marking the end of their time as students. The graduates stepped into their new roles in the Marist community as the youngest alumni class, embarking on new beginnings and opportunities to live the Marist Way in the world. From a muddy kickball victory at Senior Send-off to the reverent commencement ceremony, this year’s graduating seniors are ready to take on the world.
I want to congratulate Nicholas Le ’09 who was ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, May 27 at the Holy Vietnamese Martyrs Church. We will invite Fr. Le to celebrate a school Mass at Marist School during 2023-2024.
At a luncheon at Cherokee Town Club on Friday, May 19, the Marist Alumni Association honored the recipients of the 2023 Alumni Awards with many past award winners in attendance. Three individuals were recognized for their remarkable careers and lived Marist values, including the Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Christa-Marie Singleton, MD, MPH, FACPM, ’83, the Father Hartnett Service Award Recipient Kelleen Fitzgerald, MD, ’85, and the Outstanding Young Alumni Award recipient Colin Muething, PhD, BCBA-D, ’03.
Marist School alumni recently gathered to share memories and reconnect over Reunion Weekend 2023. This special weekend of events from April 28 to May 1, was a vibrant celebration of Marist’s cherished alumni and offered an invaluable opportunity for friends and former classmates from near and far to reunite in person.
On Saturday, April 29, Marist School's chapter of Share the Journey organized and embarked on a pilgrimage to foster unity and offer prayers for refugees and immigrants. Students, faculty, and representatives from Marist, Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School, and St. Pius X Catholic High School were joined by representatives from the Clarkston Community Center and the Archdiocese of Atlanta’s Office of Justice and Peace Ministries.