The Class of 2020: Nathaniel “Effy” Marks, McEnerny Memorial Award Winner
Jesuit High School is proud to recognize and profile Nathaniel “Effy” Marks, the 2020 winner of the Julia McEnerny Memorial Award. Established almost a century ago in 1927, this award is given to the graduating senior who most exemplifies Blue Jay spirit and whose qualities make him “the most representative student of Jesuit High School.” The award was created by Jesuit alumnus Will McEnerny of the Class of 1914 in honor of his mother, Julia McEnerny. In an impassioned speech, McEnerny declared that:
I have two great loves in my life. The first and greatest was for my mother; the second is for my school. From these two I received everything that I have.
Will McEnerny, 1927
Effy Marks will be attending the University of Mississippi in the fall. While at Jesuit, he served as the student body president for Jesuit for the 2019-20 academic year. He was also on the Varsity Football Team and was a member of Peer Support.