Marshall school Alumni attend Hilltopper Honors award ceremony

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On Tuesday, Marshall School held their Hilltopper Honors award ceremony. The ceremony recognizes alumni with diverse talents and accomplishments from both Marshall School and Duluth cathedral.

Jennifer Berry the Director of Advancement explained how Hilltopper helps inspires younger students. “We have it with our students now because it’s a chance for them to see what our alumni can go off to do, the different paths that they take. And again, just these are alumni that embrace that mission that our students have today, but take with them and become citizens that continue that mission even wherever they go.”

In 2022, there were four recipients with their own respective award. Former Minnesota Representative Michael Jaros graduated Marshall School in 1964, was recognized with the Distinguished Alumni Award.

Jaros represented St. Louis County in the Minnesota Legislature between 1975-1980 and then in 1985-2008. During his thirty-two year tenure in the legislature, Mike was a strong advocate for higher education, handgun control and increasing minimum wage for businesses receiving economic development grants.

CB Baga who graduated Marshall School in 2008, recieved the Distinguished Young Alumni Award. Baga is an associate with the law firm Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath in Minneapolis. With support from Faegre and local community organizations, Baga founded a pro bono clinic.

The clinic specializes in helping the LGBTQ community by providing access for free legal services and advice. It has been running as a partnership between the Volunteer Lawyers Network and Twin Cities nonprofits since 2016.

Ian Grant who graduated Marshall in 1987, was awarded the Global Citizenship award. Grant had a Daytime Emmy Award winning series called, The Relic Hunter with Ian Grant.

This aired on The Travel Channel between 2007-2009. Afterwards Grant hosted PBS’s Culture Quest, which dives into different cultures around the world and having new experiences.

Gregory Cane who graduated Marshall School in 1979 won the Athletic Hall of Fame award. Cane played a pivotal role in establishing the St. Scholastica women’s soccer program becoming the first head coach in 1990. Likewise in 1994, he moved to the University of Minnesota Duluth to start its first women’s soccer team. 

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