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Marmion Academy to host "Mr. Marmion" event

Twelve Marmion Academy students will be competing for the coveted 2018 Mr. Marmion title on Friday, March 9 at 7 PM.

On Friday, March 9, Marmion Academy's Student Council along with the Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Program will host Mr. Marmion, a mock talent/beauty show to benefit charity. Three students from each class will compete in four different events and a panel of faculty and student judges will determine who will win the coveted 2018 Mr. Marmion crown! Several additional students will also showcase their unique talents throughout the evening.

This year's Mr. Marmion contestants are: seniors Louie Auriemma of North Aurora, Austin Flanagan of Naperville and Jack Kirtley of St. Charles; juniors Christian Henkel of Batavia, Isaias Ponpa of Aurora and Ben Saloga of Sugar Grove; sophomores William Dietz of Geneva, Ben Okolita of Geneva and Joshua Pura of Naperville; and freshmen Ryan Fitzgerald of West Chicago, Zachary Hoschouer of North Aurora and Warren Swanson of Batavia.

All proceeds raised from this event will be donated to benefit cancer research programs through St. Baldrick's Foundation and the Illinois Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Show time is at 7:00 PM at Marmion Academy's Alumni Hall located at 1000 Butterfield Road in Aurora. Tickets are $7 each or $5 if purchased in advance. To purchase tickets in advance, please contact Mark Malkowski at 630-897-6936 ext. 296 or email: Mr. Marmion is a community event; all current students, prospective students, family members, friends and community members are invited to enjoy the show and support a wonderful cause.

Marmion Academy is a Catholic college-preparatory high school for boys operated by the Benedictine priests and brothers of Marmion Abbey. For more information on Marmion Academy visit