DePaul University

Major: Biology
Hometown: Crete

In her own words:

“Unlike the rest of my classmates, I didn’t spend a lot of time at Morgan Park Academy. During my short time at MPA, I learned the importance of hard work and friendship. MPA welcomed me with open arms, which allowed me to be myself in ways I didn’t think were possible. I’m glad I got the chance to spend my senior year here. I want to thank my teachers for pushing me to think outside the box even when I didn’t want to. Most importantly I want to thank my family for their love and support.”

Her teacher says:

“Mari came to MPA for her senior year and has been a welcome addition to our advisory group. She contributes to our community by taking hours to work in our ABC after-care program. She is always smiling and I have enjoyed many pleasant conversations with her. I will miss her presence in my French class and my advisory.”

— Mme. Tangel