Empowering Young Women

St. Mary’s High School hosted its Third Annual Empowering Young Women Dinner Event featuring guest speaker Luanne Tierney who addressed those present on the topic of "12 Steps to Creating and Defining Your Future". The student speaker was Savanah Souza whose speech left few dry eyes in the assembly, The honoree for the Woman of the Year was Cyril Seligman, the CEO of EMMI, a medical billing company founded by her in 1963, recognized for her  tireless involvement on charitable boards. The evening was designed to empower and inspire young women by using the tools of education and faith to foster and strengthen self-esteem and confidence in order to build a strong sense of self-worth, personal responsibility and accountability. It met this goal.


SMHS Student Committee

Yasmin Barkett ‘14

Olivia Navarro ‘16

Mackenzie Basso ‘15

Addy Newman ‘16

Catie Berry ‘14

Tori Rios ‘15

Ginika Dike ‘14

Leila Rishwain ‘16

Taylor Elliott ‘15

Jenna Ruiz ‘16

Allie Essoyan ‘14

Alianna Sanchez ‘16

Megan Fong ‘15

Mary Seibel ‘15

Lauren Franks ‘15

Lexey Seligman ‘17

Shawni Griffin ‘15

Sydney Seligman ‘14

Hannah Hayes ‘16

Katelynn Setness ‘15

Jane Held ‘14

Savannah Souza ‘14

Alyssa Light ‘16

Eileen Sowell ‘15

Taylor Mancebo ‘14

Marilyn Sosa ‘17

Anabel Medina ‘14

Paris Sprague ‘17

Yessenia Mendieta ‘14

Mikayla Taylor ‘14

Quinn Morrissey ‘15

Jenny Wright ‘16

Chelsey Yarborough ‘17



Empowering Young Women Committee

Rima Barkett

Diane Malcoun

Angela Brusa

Kathy Salady ‘59

Barbara Daly

Kathy Smith

Alana Ghilotti

Tori Verber Salazar ‘83

Father John Fallon, O.S.F.S.


Empowering Young Women's Club Strives to promote the wellbeing of young women, ensure good moral ethics in today's generation and develop good leaders for tomorrow. All St. Mary's students are welcome and encouraged to join. In this club, members work with local middle schools to discuss topics and issues young women face in everyday activities and help put on a school assembly and evening event. Mrs. Genesta Jackson Ms. Laura Wilkinson






















St. Mary's High School
5648 N. El Dorado St.
Stockton, CA 95207