John Bermudez, Riordan; Kayla Holman, Sacred Heart; Peter Jankowski, Marin Catholic; Cierra Zaldivar, Mercy, SF
More than 1,900 graduate from Catholic high schools in archdiocese
June 21st, 2016
ARCHBISHOP RIORDAN HIGH SCHOOL
Archbishop Riordan High School graduated 176 young men May 28 in the James Lindland Theatre. Joseph Conti, president, and Vittorio Anastasio, principal, presented diplomas. The Class of 2016 was accepted to more than 186 colleges and universities, earned millions of dollars in scholarships, and will be attending schools in 21 states.
ST. IGNATIUS COLLEGE PREP
St. Ignatius College Prep graduated 358 seniors June 4 at St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco. Graduates were accepted to more than 120 colleges and universities throughout the world and were offered more than $24 million in scholarships toward their college educations. Jesuit Father Edwin B. Harris, school president, and Patrick Ruff, principal presented diplomas.
Among the graduates are Sean Hampton, valedictorian; Miles Suter, salutatorian; Elizabeth Ford, Ignatian Award; Allyson Abad, Father Anthony P. Sauer, SJ Loyalty Award; Gavin Doyle, General Excellence Award.
JUNIPERO SERRA HIGH SCHOOL, SAN MATEO
Junipero Serra High School graduated 209 students May 28 at St Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco. Graduates were accepted to more than 200 colleges, earned $16.5 million in scholarships and completed 37,576 hours of community service. Diplomas were presented by school principal Barry Thornton, Ed.D. Valedictorians were Jose Sandoval, Michael Takla and Miles Todzo.
SAN DOMENICO HIGH SCHOOL, SAN RAFAEL
San Domenico High School graduated 36 students June 10 on the school campus. Graduates received more than 251 acceptances to more than 121 colleges and universities throughout the United States and abroad, winning more than $7 million in scholarships toward their college educations. John Berry, director, Upper School, and Cecily Stock, head of school, with Paul P. Spaulding, board chair, distributed diplomas.
SACRED HEART PREP, ATHERTON
Sacred Heart Preparatory graduated 144 students May 27 at its 118th commencement ceremony at Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton. Valedictorian William Horvath will attend Yale University. Salutatorian Liam Clancy will attend the University of Southern California. Graduates, 27 of whom earned recognition by the National Merit Scholarship program will attend 70 different schools; 18 have committed to play collegiate athletics.
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION ACADEMY
Immaculate Conception Academy-Cristo Rey graduated 62 seniors on June 3 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco. Graduates were accepted to more than 80 colleges and universities throughout the United States, earning over $3 million in scholarships toward their college educations. Dominican Sister Diane Aruda, president, and Lisa Graham, principal, presented the diplomas.
Valedictorian was Stephanie Camacho, Ronnette Herico was salutatorian.
MARIN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
Marin Catholic presented diplomas to 174 graduates on June 2 at the Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium at the Civic Center in San Rafael. This year, graduates reported to have received nearly 1,000 acceptances to colleges and universities nationally and internationally. Presenting diplomas were Tim Navone, president and Chris Valdez, principal.
Valedictorian was Peter Jankowski, salutatorian, Hugo Kostelni.
SACRED HEART CATHEDRAL PREPARATORY
Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory graduated 284 seniors May 21 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco. Students were accepted to 221 colleges around the country and internationally. Diplomas were presented by Christian Brother Ronald Gallagher, Ph.D., president and Gary Cannon, principal. Valedictorian was Ekaterina Lavroushina Clark, Hugh Mac Neil salutatorian.
STUART HALL HIGH SCHOOL
Stuart Hall High School graduated 47 students May 20 at its San Francisco campus. Diplomas were conferred by Mark Tellini, board chair; Ann Marie Krejcarek, president; and Tony Farrell, head of school. Valedictorian was Zach Avila.
CONVENT OF THE SACRED HEART HIGH SCHOOL
Convent of the Sacred Heart High School graduated 61 students May 20 at its San Francisco campus. Diplomas were conferred by Mark Tellini, board chair; Ann Marie Krejcarek, president; and Rachel Simpson, head of school. Valedictorian was Liana Lum.
NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL, BELMONT
Notre Dame High School, Belmont celebrated 135 students June 2 at St. Pius Church, Redwood City. Graduates were accepted to more than 200 colleges and universities throughout the United States and beyond, winning more than $6.1 million in scholarships toward their college educations. Maryann Osmond, head of school, presented diplomas. Valedictorians were Serena Grown-Haeberli and Bharathi Chinnakotla.
MERCY HIGH SCHOOL, BURLINGAME
Mercy High School Burlingame graduated 104 seniors June 5 at St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco. Graduates were accepted to more than 160 colleges and universities throughout the United States winning more than $5 million in scholarships toward their college education. Karen Hanrahan, head of school and Lauren Conklin, assistant head of school for academics conferred the diplomas. Valedictorian was Hannah Sidhu, salutatorian Cassandra Miller.
MERCY HIGH SCHOOL, SAN FRANCISCO
Mercy High School, San Francisco graduated 81 young women at Holy Name of Jesus Church. This year’s graduates were accepted to 140 colleges and uuniversities throughout the United States winning $1.4 million in scholarships toward their college education. Rita Cutarelli, associate principal for Mission and Campus Life, and Dan Meyers, director of academic affairs presented diplomas. Valedictorian was Cierra Zaldivar, salutatorian Kaitlin Nori.
WOODSIDE PRIORY, PORTOLA VALLEY
Woodside Priory School graduated 68 students May 28 at Father Christopher Field on the Priory campus. Graduates were accepted to more than 100 colleges throughout the world and offered more than $7.5 million in scholarships. Brian Schlaak, head of the upper school recommended the graduates to head of school, Tim Molak, who presented them with their Priory diplomas.
From June 23, 2016 issue of Catholic San Francisco.