Purcell Marian announces Class of 2022 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

May 6, 2022
Purcell Marian High School is proud to announce its Class of 2022 Valedictorian and Salutatorian.
Valedictorian Josephine Gerrard is the school's first International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma candidate. IB will confer diplomas to qualified candidates over the summer. She will enroll at the historic Seven Sisters school Smith College in the fall to study Political Science on a pre-law track. Ms. Gerrard is a member of the Purcell Marian chapter of the National Honor Society, the Marianist LIFE Team, and has been a multi-sport Cavalier athlete.

Salutatorian Brandon Dixon is headed to the nation's only Catholic HBCU, Xavier University of Louisiana, where he will study Biology on a pre-med track. Mr. Dixon is also a member of the Purcell Marian chapter of the National Honor Society and the Marianist LIFE Team. He is currently competing on the Cavalier Track and Field team.
Purcell Marian will graduate its Class of 2022 on Wednesday, May 25, at the Sharonville Convention Center.

Purcell Marian High School (PM) is an authorized International Baccalaureate World School offering the IB Diploma and is the only private Catholic high school in the Greater Cincinnati region with this distinction. For more than 90 years, PM has served a diverse population of students. Founded on the faithful charisms of The Marianists and Sisters of Charity in 1928 in the historic, vibrant neighborhood of East Walnut Hills, the Purcell Marian family of schools includes St. Mary, Marian, Regina, Purcell, and Purcell Marian High Schools, with 17,000+ alumni. Led by PM Alumnus Principal Andy Farfsing, Purcell Marian is centered on inclusion and preparing graduates for post-secondary opportunities in the global world. Purcell Marian measures success on a 3E Guarantee, which guarantees all graduating seniors are either Employed, Enlisted, or Enrolled at the time of graduation. For more information, visit purcellmarian.org.

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