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Information For  SM Students

  

 

 

 

 

WHEN: Monday, April 2, 2017 through Saturday, April 7, 2017 (Easter break)

 

WHERE: Camden, New Jersey

 

WHAT: This year we are going on a Service Retreat with De Sales Service Works in Camden, New Jersey. Their service retreats offer an opportunity to get away, reflect, pray and serve people in need. The retreat theme is rooted in the core teachings of St. Francis de Sales and involves direct service, facilitated reflection, presentations on Catholic social teaching, prayer and opportunity to celebrate Eucharist. Camden is consistently ranked as one of the poorest cities of its size in the nation. We will do much-needed, practical service in an urban area that is poor, tough, and needs hope.

 

WHO: Current sophomores, juniors and seniors. Space is limited, so there will be preference to seniors. We will also need 2 or 3 parent chaperones.

 

COST: Participants will pay full cost up front of $1,000, which includes air and ground transportation, lodging and all meals. Participants agree to help fund raise and secure sponsorship.  Any collected funds raised will be refunded back to participants.

 

MEETING: There will be an informational meeting for interested students and parents on Wednesday, November 29 at 7:00 p.m. in the Student Activities/ Campus Ministry Center. For more information contact Director of Campus Ministry Mr. Kevin Costello at kcostello@saintmaryshighschool.org or (209) 957-3340, X 222.

 

 

Anyone that is victimized can go into any San Joaquin County McDonad's. The staff is trained to provide immediate contact with the appropriate authorities and to provide a safe space. San Joaquin County Regional Transit has a policy that anyone who is a victim of Human Trafficking may go to any bus, inform the driver who will immediately alert the police and if there is a delay will go off route in order to bring the victim to safety.

 

E-Transcripts

 

eTranscripts are here!  St. Mary's High School is making the college application process easier.

 

Are you getting ready to start the college application process? St. Mary's has teamed with Parchment to make the process easier for families

 

One of the required documents you will need when applying to college is an official high school transcript, a student's academic record. St. Mary's High School has a new, online service where you can request an official high school transcript and send it to the college of your choice with just a few clicks.

 

Parchment sends your transcript securely, accurately and confidentially to any college or university.  The best part is you can request your transcript anytime from anywhere.  Just click the "order transcript" link on the SM website to visit Parchment.com.

 

Just follow these 3 easy steps to get started:

1.   Register for a free account at parchment.com/register

2.   Request your transcript

3.   Track your transcript

 

The fee for eTranscripts is $5. When registering with Parchment you will be prompted to put in your payment of choice information.

 

Sending the transcript electronically is easier, safe and saves money! Because it's online, it is processed much faster; your high school can send it instantly, and the college or university receives it immediately.  You no longer have to wonder if your transcript was sent by St. Mary's, or received by the college or university to which your child is applying.  Now you can track it all online at your account on Parchment.com.  That's peace of mind!

 

University of California campuses do not want a transcript until final grades are complete in June. CSU campuses and private and/or out of state colleges will vary. Please check with each campus and check all emails sent by the universities. Students applying via the Common Application will automatically have the initial and midyear transcripts submitted by their counselor. In June, ALL seniors must request a final transcript to be sent to the college they will be attending.

 

If you have questions about e-transcripts you can contact the appropriate school counselor or Registrar.  Don't delay!

 

Sign up for your Parchment.com account today at parchment.com/register.

 

Counselors:

A - Go   Ms. Knowles (aknowles@saintmaryshighschool.org)

Gr - O  Mrs. Rosado (nrosado@saintmaryshighschool.org)

P - Z    Mrs. Chapman (mchapman@saintmaryshighschool.org)

 

Registrar:

Mrs. Towne (sutowne@saintmaryshighschool.org)

 

 

Ram Center

 

St. Mary's Brother James Ram Center has a variety of school supplies at a reasonable price.  Your purchase at our student store directly supports our school.

 

 

 

 

SAT/ACT

 

Senior class parents and students are reminded to log on to www.collegeboard.com and www.act.org to register for the SAT and ACT Tests.

 

Students and parents are advised to read and study the requirements for initial eligibility formulated in the Guide for the Collegebound Student Athlete.  Access to this guide is available on the NCAA website at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net

 

SAT / ACT Junior class parents and students are reminded to log on to  www.collegeboard.com and  www.act.org to register for the SAT and ACT Tests. 

  

Each year the master (SMHS) calendar includes the dates of the ACT and SAT.  These college admissions tests are not offered on the SM campus.  We promote the dates as a courtesy to our students for planning purposes.  Students are required to register for these tests through an online portal.  At that time, test takers may choose a location that serves as a national testing site.

 

Kaplan Test Prep is offering St. Mary's High School free access to their Online Prep Courses for the PSAT, SAT and ACT.  Information on how to register is provided on each counselor's faculty website. If you need further assistance with any of these programs, please contact Kaplan at 1-800-KAPTEST or contact our Kaplan representative, Katherine Plommer via email at Katherine.Plommer@Kaplan.com.  

 

Do You Have A Vocation?

 

Is God calling you to be a priest, a brother or a  member of a religious community?  Have you felt a need to serve God's people, to minister to their needs and help them find out about the love of God?

Ask Fr. Matthew Issac or go to VocationNetwork.org for more information.

 

Are you ready to Wake Up the World?

 

Vocations Prayer Card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christian Service

 

The program is designed to encourage and facilitate students’ active involvement in service, faith development, personal leadership and giving back to the community. Students will be required to complete 10 hours of Community Service during their freshman year, and continue with annual service hours throughout their 4 years at St. Mary’s. Sixty hours of service must be completed to participate in graduation. All sixty hours must be completed by the end of the Fall Semester, of the senior year. Requirements per year are as follows: Freshmen-10 hours; Sophomores-10 hours; Juniors-20 hours; and, Seniors-20 hours. Christian Service Link

 

When You Turn 18 Guide

 

As students turn 18 years old, the law views them differently with respect to both rights and responsibilities. This publication offers an overview of how your world changes when you become a legal adutl.

 

To order the guide free of charge, send an email to 18@calbar.ca.gov. Please specify the number of guides desired and include a complete mailing address (p.o. boxes are not acceptable). There is no charge for the guide or for shipping, nor is there a limit on how many can be ordered.

 

 

 

St. Mary's High School Handbook

 

The St. Mary's High School handbook contains information of academics, athletics, clubs, organizations, Honor Code and academic requirements, regulations and expectations regarding use of technology and media, disciplinary and dress code matters, along with valuable information related to the school community.  Handbook.pdf

 

 

We are working to create a positive game environment for our student athletes and our student spectators. We would love to see students from every grade level involved in the campus life at St. Mary's and this is one of the best ways that we can offer such an experience. Here's what every member of The Machine will receive.

  • Free admission to all home, non-CIF games for ALL sports, all year.

  • Choice of one of three, limited edition Green Machine t-shirts in green, white, or black that can be worn to school on Fridays and, of course, to games.

  • Be eligible to take advantage of give-a ways like free food, free t-shirts, free play-off tickets, even some free play tickets and much more. 

  • Priority seating in our student section - the whole Ram Fam is welcome there!

  • Getting the most out of your high school experience and creating life-long memories. 

You can stay updated on everything Green Machine by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Vine @SMGreenMachine. We post game updates and pictures to showcase the Rams and their fans. 

 

*These links are not not officially sponsored  nor under the control of St. Mary’s High School. The links are provided solely as a convenience to the user. The inclusion of this link is not a recommendation of nor an  endorsement of the views expressed within them. The views and opinions are solely those of the authors of the content contained therein. St. Mary’s is not responsible for the accuracy or content of information contained in the site.

The cost for the Green Machine is $30 but it will save you lots of money over the course of the year. The more you get involved, the more you save.  If you attend only 4 football games and 2 volleyball games in the fall you will already have participated in more than $30 in SMHS activities.

 

 

Refer a Student

 

Current students, parents, alumni, and friends play an important role in our student enrollment. We encourage you to e-mail or call us directly to recommend a prospective student to St Mary's High School. Once we receive the information from you, we will send the prospective student all of the appropriate admission information. Email: aknowles@ saintmaryshighschool.org or Phone: 209-957-3340

 

Scholarship Information

 

Several private universities require the PROFILE form. The PROFILE application form can be completed online at www.collegeboard.com. GPA verifications will be sent automatically for all seniors.

 

Parents wishing to receive periodic announcements and updates from the Scholarship Counselors may join a group email through our school website at the scholarship page.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

St. Mary's students have many opportunities to volunteer to help the community, the world and themselves. Some possible opportunities include:

 

 

Catholic Charities

Provides strong leadership and support to enhance the work of the local agencies in their efforts to reduce poverty, support families, and empower communities.

 

 

 

Saint Mary’s Interfaith Dining Room

Serving the needs of Stockton's poor and homeless by providing food, medical care and clothing.

 

 

 

 

Red Rhino Orphanage Project

 

The Red Rhino Orphanage Project’s mission is to house and educate some of the most desperate and unfortunate children in Kenya, enabling them to become contributing members of society and leaders of the next generation

 

 

 

 

 

Your Local Catholic Parish

 

Numerous volunteer opportunities present themselves from youth ministry to liturgy.

 

 

 

News For And About SM Students

 

CROP Canned Food Drive

 

 

The generosity of St. Mary's students, faculty, staff and administration was shown again as the CROP Canned Food Drive brought in 3,000 lbs of food for the poor. The food is given to Catholic Charities for distribution to the needy of our community. "Be who you are, and be that well."

 

Making Thanksgiving Great

 

This year, in hopes of spreading some Thanksgiving cheer, our St. Mary's Clubs along with our staff and faculty worked together to provide over 20 Thanksgiving Baskets to help local families within our own school and St. George's community. Items such as stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, green beans and corn, and pumpkin pie mix were included to help make someone's Thanksgiving a little sweeter.

 

 

Anya Green Named Athlete of the Week

From the Record

 

"When it comes to volleyball, Anya Green is a hit.

 

The sophomore middle blocker from St. Mary’s has used her size, strength and stunning accuracy to help the Rams move deeper into the regional postseason, and along the way she has put up a hitting percentage which other only dream of.

 

Green is hitting .425 this season. That’s a really good number, but pales in comparison to her freshman season when she competed at the junior varsity level.

 

“On the freshman team she hit .625, and a good middle should be at about .350,” St. Mary’s coach Jayne McHugh said. “It’s pretty amazing.”

 

She’s been one of the most reliable players on a talented St. Mary’s team which is continuing its trek through the postseason.

 

The Rams (26-11) beat Patterson and Rocklin 3-1 last week in the first two rounds of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoffs, and on Tuesday lost an upset bid against No. 1 Ponderosa 3-2. By making it to the semifinals, the St Mary’s advances in the NorCal Regionals and will play on Tuesday against an opponent to be determined.

 

Green, 15, started playing volleyball in the sixth grade, and is a member of the Rage Volleyball Club based in Ripon.

 

“My Mom played volleyball and said she liked it, so I decided to try it,” Green said. “I really liked it. The thing is to keep working hard and to get better. It helps because I have such great teammates.”

 

St. Mary's Student Athletes Commit on National Signing Day

 

Following the advice of St. Francis de Sales to Be Who You Are And Be That Well, twelve St. Mary's student athletes signed their National Letters of Intent on November 8, 2017. They are:

  • Kiana Parrish - Cal State Fullerton  (Softball)

  • Christian Almanza - University of Utah  (Baseball)

  • Emily Delgado - Stanislaus State (Cross Country)

  • Natasha Mich - Stanislaus State (Volleyball)

  • Carley Morfey - San Jose State (Softball)

  • Hailey Williams - UC Davis (Water Polo)

  • Miranda Padilla - UOP (Swimming)

  • Abigail Parises - University of Tennessee(Softball)

  • Ariel Johnson - University of Florida (Basketball)

  • Aquira De Costa - Baylor University (Basketball)

  • Neenah Young - Princeton University (Basketball)

  • Tyler Lozano - USC (Baseball)

  • Alexandra Preston Fresno State (Softball)

Congratulations and may God bless you.!

 

Social Justice: More Than A Class

 

 

St. Mary's Social Justice classes, taught by Mrs. Kozina, have gone to St. Mary's Dining Room three times this fall to serve, stay and listen to and show compassion to the poor and homeless.

 

SM Student Garner Awards at Art Expressions

 

 

Congratulations to the following ART 3-4 and AP Studio Art Students of Mrs. Aguilar who won awards at the Art Expressions of San Joaquin's High School Student Art Show.


Drawing
1st Place: Lily Johnston

2nd Place: Madison Cornish

3rd Place: Ellon Madill

Painting

1st Plac: Ellon Madill

Hon. Mention: Feliz de Perio

1st Place Lily Johnston...

 

 

Kathryn Faull Collects for Charity

 

Kathryn Faull who organized her 5th Annual “Birthday for a Cause” charity drive. Kathryn gathered 3 car loads worth of clothing, hygiene items, shoes & food donations from friends and family for Saint Mary's Dining Room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be Who You Are, And Be That Well.

 

Friends and Rivals

 

 

St. Mary's and Lincoln are traditional rivals, but they are still friends. Kathy Smith, SM Principal and Adam Lichter, Athletic Driector presented a boquiet of red roses and a balloon shaped as the nubmer 9 to the parents of Cameron Allison, Jr., Lincoln football player #9 who was killed in a tragic accident earlier this season to let them know that the St. Mary's community shares their loss and keeps the in prayer.

 

Cousins and friends are also football rivals, but off the field its back to being just that, friends and relatives.

 

Senate Cabinet Pumpkin Carving

 

 

Honor Choir

 

St. Mary's was honored to have six highly talented members of the Prima Voce and Regular choir chosen for the San Joaqin County Honor choir.  They are:

Isabelle Ceballos  

 

Kelline Fontanilla

 

Stella Mahnke    

 

Marvin Ramos  

 

Melody Respicio

 

Felicity Smith  

 

Congratulations to these talented students or their acceptance into the San Joaquin County Honor Choir!  St. Mary's is so proud of them as they represent SM at the Honors Concert January 13th.

 

Homecoming 2017

 

 

King Tre Jenkins III Queen Mia Garcia

Princesses and Princes

Princess Kalani Cox

Prince James Herrera

Princess Ellon Madill

Prince Jonathan Herrera

Princess Cicely Montesinos

Prince Max Kirby

Princess Emily Nauman

Prince Nick Rossi

Princess Marissa Patrick

Prince Nathane Zarzuela

 

 

Hannah Ketcherside Named Prep Athlete of the Week

 

Hannah Ketcherside, St. Mary's star women's tennis player was named the Record's Prep Athlete of the Week on October 11, 2017. The Record wrote:

 

"Ketcherside, a senior tennis player at Saint Mary's High, has gone 7-0 in TCAL play and 12-3 overall with three matches left in the regular season. With Ketcherside as a captain, the Rams have an undefeated 13-0 regular season mark, as well as 7-0 in TCAL play.

 

Tennis is nothing new to Ketcherside, who adopted the sport at 5 years old and played in her first tournament when she was eight. She played other sports, Ketcherside said, but made a choice in middle school to focus on tennis.

 

"I like the individuality of it," Ketcherside said. "It's just you out there. If you're down, you have to fight and come back."

 

 

Think Pink Club Raiser Fund for Cancer Awareness

 

 

The Think Pink Club raised $523 for breast cancer research in a Lucky Draw at the girls volleyball game versus Lincoln on Thursday night October 5. Theyalso sold pink awareness bracelets for the cause at the football game vs. West.

 

CROP Cares Year-Round

Every Wednesday, year round, the produce of the CROP garden is harvested and brought to Catholic Charities for their food distribution to the poor. The Club also holds soup sales, bake sales, canned good drives, clothing drives and runs a peanut butter drive during the year. The proceeds are used to purchase sleeping bags for the homeless, provide food stuffs for the poor and clothing to the needy. The dedication and hard work of the members of the club help to improve the lives of those in our community and shows that St. Mary's students take to heart St. Francis de Sales saying "Be who you are and be that well."

Karl Winter Featured In Record Article

 

STOCKTON by Scott Linesburgh — Karl Winter has been a consistent winner since he began to run cross country. And along the way, he’s fallen in love with the sport.

 

The St. Mary’s High senior admits he didn’t always feel that way. But in the past few years his passion for running has grown.

 

“There’s always a joy at the end of the race, especially if you win, but it’s more that I get something lifelong out of this,” Winter said. “This is something I want to do my entire life.”

 

Winter said he is hoping for a return trip to the state meet this season, and he already has racked up several victories. St. Mary’s coach Felicia Rowley said Winter’s talent was clear when he first came out for the team. The passion for running, however, arrived a little later.

 

“My freshman year I joined cross country because that’s what my family has always done,” Winter said. “When I first started to run, I just liked to win. I really didn’t like to run. But I’ve grown over the four years of high school to enjoy the activity, not just winning.”

 

Rowley said Winter showed his dedication during his junior season when he overcame a foot injury to finish third in the Tri-City Athletic League meet and qualify for the state meet.

 

“He said to me he wanted to come back this year to win TCAL, and that’s what he intends to do,” Rowley said. “And another goal he’s striving for is to get back to state and get into the top 25, which he can.”

 

Among Winter’s highlights this season is a victory in the Lodi Flame Invitational, where he bested 212 other runners. Winter has four additional wins, including the TCAL events on Sept. 13 and 27.

 

“There are kids who are naturals, and he’s a natural,” Rowley said. “But to be a good runner it takes a lot of commitment and a lot of hard work. And he has that commitment.”

 

Winter also is a member of the St. Mary’s track team, competing primarily in long-distance events. He plans to continue competing after high school.

 

“I’m in contact with a lot of college coaches, but I have not made a decision,” Winter said. “I’m hoping to be able to do it at the Division I level.”

 

SM Has Heart

 

 

St. Mary's student body and staff collected donations during football games and school dances for Cristo Rey Jesuit College Prep that suffered damage during Hurricane Henry in Houston. A check for $2,500 is being sent to help the school recover.

 

Student Honors

 

Congratulations Jonathan Herrera &   Chris Marquez who scored in the top 2.5% among Hispanic and Latino PSAT/NMSQT test takers in our region

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Drew Cockerham and Karl Winter for being named as a Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.  

 Commended Students are being recognized for the exceptional academic promise demonstrated by their outstanding performance on the qualifying test used for program entry.

 

 

Freshman officers Elected

 

The class of 2021 took part in their first election at St. Mary's. These officers and class representatives will help govern their class and assist with Student Body matters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Mary's Theatre Elly Awards

 

20 students from St. Mary's High School attended the 35th annual Elly Awards ceremony at Cosumnes Oaks High School in Elk Grove, sponsored by the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance (SARTA).  

 

St. Mary;s was in competition with high schools in a ten county region. The two productions from 2016-2017 were nominated for a total of 5 Ellys (St. Mary's has received 95 nominations in the past 9 years). St. Mary's won one Elly this year.

 

Annette Mackay, for Best Costume Design for a play for The Hunchback of Notre Dame.  Congratulations to Annette for her win, and for giving St. Mary's Theatre its 24th Elly! 

 

Our other nominees for The Hunchback of Notre Dame were Rich Matheson (Best Sound for a Play) and Craig Vincent (Best Lighting for a Play). Hunchback was also nominated for Best Overall Production of a Play.  

 

Abrefi Adubofour was the only student nominated for the Elly Award for her role in The Wiz, for Best Supporting Actress for a Musical.

 

Fabian Cebalos, Jr. Refurbishes Statue of Blessed Mother

 

Thank you so much to Fabian Ceballos Jr., Class of 2020 for sharing his time and talent with St. Mary's High School on restoring our beloved Mother Mary Statue that stands in front of our Mary, Queen of the Angels Chapel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hana Oshima Selected to Participate in HOBY

 

Hana Oshima was selected to participate in HOBY this past summer. 

 

Founded in 1958, HOBY's mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation. 

HOBY programs are conducted annually throughout the United States, serving local and international high school students. HOBY programs provide students selected by their schools to participate in unique leadership training, service-learning and motivation-building experiences.  The HOBY is open to high school sophomores. 

 

Congratulations Hana and thank you for representing St. Mary's so well.

 

Rams TV Gets Award

 

For the second year in a row, SM Rams TV, mentored by Mr. Paul Scheet, has been chosen as an Elite School by the NFHS for the quality and content of their productions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sadie Fisher Plays at Music Teacher's Convention

Sadie Fisher, a freshman at St. Mary's High School was a Level 6  young pianist invited to play at a statewide convention of music teachers this summer. She was chosen based on their certificate of merit exam scores and had the opportunity to play on a Steinway grand piano during the 107th Music Teachers Association of California annual convention June 30-July 4 in Santa Clara

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International Students Arrive

 

International students have begun arriving for the 2017-2018academic year. We will have 11 international students at St. Mary's this year: two from Brazil, one from Hungary, one from Australia and seven from China. Welcome to the St. Mary's High School community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheer and Dance Receive Awards at USA Camp

 

 

This summer the St. Mary's spirit leaders attended an elite Cheer and Dance camp at the Hyatt regency in Santa Clara.

 

The cheer program was headed by our very own alumni Conner Huber who now runs the cheer programs and camps for the United Spirit Association.  Conner was coached by our very own Margo Kozina who was the varsity cheer coach when he was in high school.  The cheer team was very lucky to have Conner at the camp and Margo was very proud to see one of her former cheerleaders excelling.

 

Our cheer team won two Spirit sticks, the most improved award through camp and had two girls Heather Riggle and Brianna Stahl win the All Star award which earned them the opportunity to perform in London over the New Year's holiday.

 

Our dance team won two Spirit sticks and the unity award which is voted on by other schools at the camp. We had three girls Gabrielle Stephens, Lindsey Wyatt, and incoming freshman Brooke Eastwood win the All Star award and are invited to go to London during New Years and perform as well. We also took a master class from Tony G who has choreographed for all the Bring it on movies!

 

Trap Team Gets State Championship-Top Ranking Nationally

 

 

After winning the State Championship, members of the trap team participated in the Youth Shooting Sports US Open in Las Vegas, Nevada. Over the course of 2 days, they shot 200 targets. Their team score was 911/1000, good enough for 4th place in the nation!

 

The students were Clay Campbell, David Cornish, Isabella Dentoni, Leonard Jaramillo Giianna Lagorio.

 

Hosmer Gets Gold, Hooneart Leads Team in Junior Olympics

 

Matt Hosmer competing on behalf of the Big Valley Waterpolo Academy, directed by St. Mary's own aquatics director, Jeff Hoorneart in the Junior Olympics, the largest water polo tournament in the world. Teams from around the world won gold as the U-18 team dominated the tourney.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incoming Freshman William Bensch and Skyler May in Golf Teen World Championship'

 

Incoming Freshman William Bensch and Skyler May competed in the U.S. Kids Golf Teen World Championship from July 27-29 in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Skyler Mary tied at 15th place out of 40 contestants after the 3 round match shooting shooting 84, 75 and 86 respectively and William Bensch tied at 76th out of 136 contestants shooting 84, 82 and 78 respectively at the three day international tournament played at Pinehurst Golf Course.

 

According to the Record they met at Annunciation school in kindergarten and have been friends since. They do play golf together, but also competitively and both have been playing golf since the age of 5.

 

Prior to this Bensch and May took part in the U.S. Kids Invitational regional competition this June in Stockton. Bensch was eighth in the boys 13-14 division and May was ninth in the girls 12-14. The event featured golfers from California, Hawaii, Nevada, Florida and the Philippines

 

Aquira DeCosta Gets Gold Medal In International Competition, Named MVP

 

Aquira DeCosta was tournament MVP in the U18 World Cup playing for the 2017 USA Women's 3x3 U18 World Cup Team in Chengdu, China. USA Women defeatedHungary and Japan to start the  FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup with a record of 2-0. Aquira was the leading scorer in game vs Japan. USA then dominated both Australia and Switzerland winning both games on July 1st. The US completed play with statement wins against France and the Czech Republic to capture teh gold


Aquirra's Interview with USA Today High School Sports:

 

Q: How did you get involved in 3×3 and being part of Team USA?

 

DeCosta: My coaches and I were discussing 3X3 Basketball at a point in time so I was very interested in trying it out and seeing how it goes. When I found out that USA Basketball had a 3X3 team for U18, I was immediately wanting to be a part of it. And when they picked me I was very excited to see how it goes.

 

Q. How is 3X3 basketball different?

 

DeCosta: 3X3 basketball in general is very fast-paced and more dependent on defense over regular five-on-five basketball. I’m more focused on defending my defender one-on-one and trying to score and beat people off the dribble and look for the open shot.

 

Q: Does playing 3X3 help you when you return to the more traditional five-on-five game?

 

DeCosta: It most definitely helps me when I return to regular five-on-five basketball because I’ll be quicker both offensively and defensively. Also, my communication is improving because of 3X3 basketball so I should be able to become more of a leader on the court.

 

Salesian Camp

 

Kevin Costello led five St. Mary's students, members of  Campus Ministry to a week long camp in Michigan run by the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales. The week featured time for retreat, spiritual growth, discernment and offered important information on how to best serve the St. Mary's High School Community.

 

 

 

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