SLU Educational Leadership Awardee – Mary Elizabeth Grimes

Mary Elizabeth Grimes, President of Marian Middle School, is honored by Saint Louis University with the Educational Leadership Award. Saint Louis University, along with Loyola University Maryland and University of San Francisco, honored the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a virtual event on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. The theme for Starsky Wilson’s keynote – “Walking with the Excluded / Accompanying Young People in the Creation of a Hope-Filled Future.”


Missouri Athletic Club’s Women of Distinction Award

Mary Elizabeth Grimes has been honored with the Missouri Athletic Club’s Women of Distinction Award for her work on behalf of girls in the community. We consider it our duty to advocate on behalf of Marian Girls, and model bold leadership in the community.


Diverse Business Leader

Mary Elizabeth Grimes was honored as a Diverse Business Leader by the St. Louis Business Journal on September 13, 2019. She was honored for her work to transform lives and communities by educating adolescent girls from all backgrounds to become future leaders.


Women of Influence

Mary Elizabeth Grimes, President of Marian Middle School, was honored with a “Women of Influence” Award from RISE Collaborative for her work as a community leader. As a hub for female empowerment, RISE Collaborative is a dynamic and carefully curated community of women leaders who support each other’s success through networking and collaborative workspaces. The award recognizes the powerful impact of women and celebrates their remarkable successes.


Ladue News 2018 Charity Award

Marian Middle School was honored as one of six worthy local non-profit organizations at the Ladue News 2018 Charity Awards.


Clavius Project Robotics Jamboree – Platinum Banner Winner

19 Marian Girls competed in the Clavius Project Robotics Jamboree at St. Louis University High School in January. The girls worked in teams of two or three to complete a series of challenges. Out of 25 schools (over 275 students), Marian Girls received the highest honor, a platinum banner! They were also awarded the Leadership Distinction award.

Clavius Project Robotics Competition


Equalizer Award in Education

Mary Elizabeth Grimes, president, received the Equalizer Award in Education from the Youth & Family Center in August 2017.


Hispanic Scholarship Alliance Awards

Seventh grader Sherlyn Bautista and alumna Amy Alanis (Class of 2012) received scholarships from the Hispanic Scholarship Alliance of Greater St. Louis (HSA) in July 2017.


Great Rivers Biennial Arts Award Program

Sarah Paulsen-Fuller, art/media teacher, was one of three artists selected for the eighth Great Rivers Biennial Arts Award Program 2018 by the Contemporary Art Museum and Gateway Foundation. The exhibition is scheduled for May 11-August 19, 2018. Congratulations to Sarah and the other artists!



Alumna Nautica graduated second in her class at Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School.

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