For SM Students
is a beautiful season. Sadly, for many it often
gets short-changed by the hustle and bustle of
all about the contrasting symbols of darkness and
light. The symbol of darkness comes from nature
itself. The days of Advent correspond to
increasingly shorter hours of daylight - right up to
December 21st, the shortest day of the year. The
days get shorter and the nights get longer; darkness
increases while sunlight decreases.
We find the
symbol of light in the Advent wreath. Every week
during the four weeks of Advent another candle is
lit on the wreath. Thus, as the days get shorter and
darker, the Advent wreath grows ever brighter.
of nature's increasing darkness can stand for
anything in our world or in our lives that partakes
of the many forms of darkness as, for example, the
pain and suffering of refugees who are caught
between the horrors of war and fear at home and a
very uncertain future in a new land; the very sad
and troubling situation in the Church today; the
frequent storms and wildfires that leave families,
homes and lives in shatters; and the physical or
psychological or spiritual diminishments and
challenges in the lives of many people, perhaps even
in our own. Students in the buzz of academics and
tests. Aging itself can often speak of darkness with
its many diminishments of mind, body and spirit.
Now let the
growing light of the Advent wreath stand for the
fact that God in Christ has taken on every form of
darkness. In the dying and rising of Jesus,
darkness itself has been conquered, death destroyed,
and sin overcome. God's light has given our often
sad and broken world new hope, and our lives new
promise. We who welcome the light of Christ take
comfort in his being the Savior of both. So while
during these weeks of Advent others may go about
their business with very little pause to consider
the coming and blessings of Christ, let us not be
one of them. Let us, rather, shout out God's Good
News: the coming of Jesus as the world's true
Let the hope
that its simple light represents cast out from us
every fear and darkness as we pray together the
Advent prayer: "Come, Lord Jesus, come!"
St. Mary's Community will come together to celebrate
the feast of St. Francis de Sales whose spirituality
is imbued in the school's philosophy "Be who you are
and be that well.".
St. Francis de Sales is the patron of the deaf, the
press, journalists and of adult education. He has
been declared a Doctor of the Church. He was born to
a noble family at Chateau de Sales in the Kingdom of
Savoy near Geneva, Switzerland on August 21, 1567.
Francis was both intelligent and gentle. He knew for
years he had a vocation to the priesthood, but kept
it from his family. His father wanted him to enter a
career in law and politics. In 1580, Francis
attended the University of Paris, and at
24-years-old, he received his doctorate in law at
the University of Padua.
All the time, he never lost his passion for God. He
studied theology and practiced mental prayers, but
kept quiet about his devotion. To please his father,
he also studied fencing and riding. God made his
will clear to Francis one day while he was riding.
Francis fell from his horse three times that day.
Every time he fell, the sword came out of the
scabbard, and every time it came out, the sword and
scabbard came to rest on the ground in the shape of
the Christian cross.
After much discussion and disagreement from his
father, Francis was ordained to the priesthood and
elected provost of the Diocese of Geneva, in 1593,
by the Bishop of Geneva.
During the time of the Protestant reformation,
Francis lived close to Calvinist territory. He
decided he should lead an expedition to bring the
60,000 Calvinists back to the Catholic Church. For
three years, he trudged through the countryside, had
doors slammed in his face and rocks thrown at him.
In the bitter winters, his feet froze so badly they
bled as he tramped through the snow.
Francis' unusual patience kept him working. No one
would listen to him, no one would even open their
door. So, Francis found a way to get under the door.
He wrote out little pamphlets to explain true
Catholic doctrine and slipped them under the doors.
This is one of the first records we have of
religious tracts being used to communicate the true
Catholic faith to people who had fallen away from
The parents wouldn't come to him, so Francis went to
the children. When the parents saw how kind he was
as he played with the children, they began to talk
to him.By the time Francis returned home, it is
believed he brought 40,000 people to the Catholic
In 1602, Francis was consecrated Bishop of Geneva,
although he continued to reside in Annecy. In 1604,
Francis took one of the most important steps in his
life -- the step toward extraordinary holiness and
mystical union with God. In Dijon, Francis saw a
widow listening closely to his sermon -- a woman he
had seen already in a dream. Jane de Chantal was a
dedicated Catholic Christian on her own, as Francis
was, but it was only when they became friends they
began to become saints.
Jane wanted him to take over her spiritual
direction, but, not surprisingly, Francis wanted to
wait. "I had to know fully what God himself wanted.
I had to be sure that everything in this should be
done as though his hand had done it." Jane was on a
path to mystical union with God and, in directing
her, Francis was compelled to follow her and become
a mystic himself. Years after working with Jane, he
made up his mind to form a new religious community.
In 1610, he founded The Order of Visitation.
During this time, it was wrongly thought that
achieving real holiness of life was a task reserved
for only for the clergy and those in religious life,
and not for lay men and women. In addition, that
only contemplatives, people who withdraw from active
participation in the world, could really achieve
Francis insisted that every Christian was called to
holiness and sanctity, lived within their own state
in life. In holding that belief, he reflected the
teaching of Jesus and the early Church Fathers.
Francis laid the groundwork for the teaching of the
Second Vatican Council on what is now called the
universal call to holiness. Francis gave spiritual
direction to lay people who were living real lives
in the real world. He had proven with his own life
that people could grow in holiness while involved in
a very active occupation. He also recognized that
Christian marriage and family life is itself a call
His most famous book, Introduction To The Devout
Life, was written for ordinary lay people in 1608,
not just the clergy and religious.
For Francis, the love of God was like romantic love.
He said, "The thoughts of those moved by natural
human love are almost completely fastened on the
beloved, their hearts are filled with passion for
it, and their mouths full of its praises. When it is
gone, they express their feelings in letters, and
can't pass by a tree without carving the name of
their beloved in its bark. Thus, to those who love
God can never stop thinking about him, longing for
him, aspiring to him, and speaking about him. If
they could, they would engrave the name of Jesus on
the hearts of all humankind."
The key to love of God was prayer. "By turning your
eyes on God in meditation, your whole soul will be
filled with God. Begin all your prayers in the
presence of God."
For busy people living in the world, he advised,
"Retire at various times into the solitude of your
own heart, even while outwardly engaged in
discussions or transactions with others and talk to
The test of prayer was a person's actions. "To be an
angel in prayer and a beast in one's relations with
people is to go lame on both legs." He believed the
worst sin was to judge someone or to gossip about
them. Even if we say we do it out of love we're
still doing it to look better ourselves. We should
be as gentle and forgiving with ourselves as we
should be with others.
He died on December 28, 1622, after giving a nun his
last word of advice: "Humility." St. Francis de
Sales was beatified on January 8, 1661 and canonized
on April 19, 1665 by Pope Alexander VII.
Youth Day is a celebration organized by
the Catholic Church and it unites young
people (ages 16 to 35) and church
leaders from more than 150 countries.
St. Mary's High School, in conjunction
with World Youth Day will hold
celebrations at the school to coincide
with the international event.
The theme for the 34th World Youth Day, 2019 is, “I
am the servant of the Lord. May it be done to me
according to your word.” (Lk 1:38).
The verse comes from Luke’s Gospel account of the
birth of Jesus being foretold, when the angel
Gabriel came to Mary announcing that she would
conceive and bear a son that she would call ‘Jesus’.
Despite the initial confusion (“How can this be,
since I have no husband?”), Mary gave her firm
assent and trust to God by saying ‘May it be done to
me according to your word.’
SM Chess Club is in full force ... There is
always room for one more at the table . All
interested future Ram Chess Club members please
see Mr. Atienza in Room 5 .
Women's Water Polo
Men's Water Polo
Class of 2019
Wednesday May 29, 2019
to Thursday May 30, 2019
Includes transportation by bus to
Disneyland in Anaheim
Park Hopper Pass (Access to Disneyland Park and
Visit Downtown Disney shops and restaurants
Grad Party in California Adventure (9 pm to 2 am)
Deposit of $100 due by December 20, 2018 Balance of
$240 due by March 9, 2019 Cash or Checks payable to
St. Mary's High School See Mrs. Aguilar in Room 12
or Mrs. Pijl in the Christian Service Office to sign
SM Ram Math Lab
The SM Ram Math Lab
is available to all
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. and
Friday Mornings 7:00
- 8: a.m. under the
direction of Mrs.
student who would
like tutoring is
Frances Xavier Cabrini
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini was born as Maria
Francesca Cabrini on July 15, 1850 in Sant' Angelo
Lodigiano, Lombardy, Italy. She was born two months
premature and the youngest of thirteen children.
Frances became dedicated to living a life for
religious work from a young age and received a
convent education at a school ran by the Daughters
of the Sacred Heart. She graduated with high honors
and a teaching certificate. When Frances was 18, she
applied for admission to the religious congregation
of the Daughters of the Sacred Heart, but was turned
down because of her poor health. Instead, a priest
asked her to teach at the House of Providence
Orphanage in Cadagono, Italy. She taught at the
girls' school for six years and drew a community of
women in to live the religious way of life.
In 1877, she became Mother Cabrini after she finally
made her vows and took the religious habit, also
adding Xavier to her name in honor of St. Francis
Xavier. When the House of Providence Orphanage
closed, her bishop asked her, along with six other
women from her orphanage in Cadagono, to found the
Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart to care for
the poor children in both schools and hospitals.
Frances composed the Rule and Constitution for the
In its first five years, the institute established
seven homes and a free school and nursery. Frances
wanted to continue her mission in China, but Pope
Leo XIII urged her to go to the United States, a
nation that was becoming flooded with Italian
immigrants who needed her help. "Not to the East,
but the West," was his advice to her.
On March 31, 1889, Frances arrived in New York City
along with six other sisters ready to begin her new
journey. However, right from the beginning she
encountered many disappointments and hardships. The
house originally attended for her new orphanage was
no longer available, but Frances did not gve up,
even though the archbishop insisted she return to
Italy. After she refused, Archbishop Michael
Corrigan found them housing with the convent of the
Sisters of Charity. Frances then received permission
to found an orphanage in what is now West Park, New
York and now known as Saint Cabrini Home.
Filled with a deep trust in God and endowed with a
wonderful administrative ability, Frances founded 67
institutions, including orphanages, schools, and
hospitals, within 35 years dedicated to caring for
the poor, uneducated, sick, abandoned, and
especially for the Italian immigrants. Her
institutions were spread out in places all over the
United States, including New York, Colorado, and
Frances was known for being as resourceful as she
was prayerful. She was always able to find people to
donate their money, time, and support for her
In 1909, Frances became a naturalized citizen of the
Eight years later, on December 22, 1917, Frances
passed at the age of 67, due to complications from
dysentery at the Columbus Hospital, one of her own
hospitals, in Chicago, Illinois.
Frances' body was originally placed at the Saint
Cabrini Home, but was exhumed in 1931 as part of her
canonization process. Her head is preserved in Rome
at the chapel of the congregation's international
motherhouse. One of her arms is at the national
shrine in Chicago, and the rest of her body rests at
a shrine in New York.
Frances has two miracles attributed to her. She
restored sight to a child who was believed to have
been blinded by excess silver nitrate, and she
healed a terminally ill member of her congregation.
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini was beatified on November
13, 1938, by Pope Pius XI and canonized by Pope Pius
XII on July 7, 1946, making her the first United
States citizen to be canonized. Her feast day is
celebrated on November 13 and she is the patron
saint of immigrants.
The Why of First Friday
Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed
Sacrament is an extension of our
celebration of the Eucharist which
happens at every mass. It is not only a
very old devotion in our Church, but one
that highlights the fundamental mystery
of the Holy Eucharist- that our Lord is
truly present, body and blood, soul and
divinity in the Blessed Sacrament. In
his 1980 Holy Thursday letter to
priests, Dominicae Cenae, Pope John Paul
II wrote, "Since the Eucharistic mystery
was instituted out of love, and makes
Christ sacramentally present, it is
worthy of thanksgiving and worship. And
this worship must be prominent in all
our encounters with the Blessed
What happens: following morning mass in the chapel,
Fr. Mathew will place a consecrated host (the
Blessed Sacrament) in a "display vessel" called a
monstrance on the altar. Throughout the day
individuals and/or classes sign up to fill time
slots, so that someone is present at all times while
our Lord is present to us in this way. If you go you
can pray, read, or simply sit quietly and open your
mind and heart to whatever our Lord wishes to say to
you! Towards the end of school Fr. Mathew will
conclude with a special Benediction (blessing), and
return the Blessed Sacrament to the tabernacle.
All members of the St. Mary's community are welcome
to visit the chapel at any time throughout the day
and/or to attend Benediction at dismissal.
Green Machine members get free
admission to all conference games. **Playoff games
and non-CIF sports are not included.
Green Machine Code of Conduct
Monday - Thursday
7:30am to 3:30pm
7:30am to 2:00pm
Stop by and see all the new Ram
merchandise for alumni, students and
the whole Ram Family.
St. Mary's also has a variety of school
supplies at a reasonable price. Your
purchase at our student store directly
supports our school.
Student and staff safety
is of paramount concern for everyone
here at St. Mary's. The board of
directors, administration, faculty and
support staff works hard every day to
ensure that our students and employees
have a safe and respectful learning
St. Mary's has been
working diligently with local law
officials and with Homeland Security to
assess vulnerabilities and assemble a
plan to better secure the campus. We
have developed an Emergency Response
Crisis Management Plan that follows the
National Incident Management System
protocols and includes procedures for
mitigation and prevention, preparedness,
response and recovery efforts.
Information contained in the manual has
been designed to include appropriate
measures for a variety of emergency
situations. Site administrators and
faculty/staff have been informed on a
variety of scenarios. Drills have been
conducted in various emergency
situations, with more planned for the
future. We systematically review
protocols and troubleshoot areas of
In addition to various
drills, our faculty/staff are instructed
to report to the administration, any
potential threats to a student or to
his/her safety and well-being. We
encourage all members of the school
community to contact school
administrators with their concerns in
order to help maintain a safe and
respectful learning environment.
Although this crisis
management site plan has been in place
for a number of years, we are presently
moving forward with a security measures
project that includes raising funds
through community donations for the
Saint Mary's is very
grateful for the support of our
community along with the service and
support of our first responders in
partnering to keep our children,
teachers and staff safe.
Anyone that is victimized can go into
any San Joaquin County McDonald'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 are here! St. Mary's High School is
making the college application process easier.
you getting ready to start the college application
process? St. Mary's has teamed with Parchment to
make the process easier for families
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
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
follow these 3 easy steps to get started:
Register for a free account at parchment.com/register
Request your transcript
Track your transcript
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.
Senior class parents and students are reminded
to log on to
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
SAT / ACT
Junior class parents and students are reminded
to log on to www.collegeboard.com
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
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
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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
for more information.
Are you ready to
Wake Up the World?
The program is designed
to encourage and
active involvement in
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:
Juniors-20 hours; and,
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
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St. Mary's High School
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
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
or Phone: 209-957-3340
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.
St. Mary's students have many opportunities to volunteer to help
the community, the world and themselves. Some possible
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
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
present themselves from
youth ministry to liturgy.
News For And About SM Students
Alumnus Separated by 50
years of Ram spirit came together when alumnus Peter
Morelli, Class of 1969 and former President of St.
Mary's was greeted by current student body
president, Spencer Loewen,Class of 2019, after the
49'er's game on December 16, 2018 at which Morelli
Bringing Joy to Children's Lives
of our St. Mary's High School Varsity Football Team
along with Coach Franks brought Christmas Gifts
to the UC Davis Children's Hospital. In addition to
bringing gifts to the older children, the team
brought gifts for the preemies as well.
scrubbed up to take a tour of the NCU. It was a
great day of fellowship, education and prayer for
these Ram student-athletes.
"It is not how much we do, but how much love we put
into doing. It is not how much we give, but how much
love we put into giving."- Saint Mother Teresa of
2018 Senate-Cabinet Toy Drive was again a huge
success due to the very generous spirit of the St.
Mary's Community. These toys were donated to the San
Joaquin Sheriff's Department, Stockton Fire
Department, the California Highway Patrol and the
Stockton Police Department to distribute through
their Christmas toy programs to the needy in our
Canned Good Drive
took the combined force
and staff to load all of
the canned goods
collected during the
CROP annual canned goods
collection. By the time
it was over, the
Catholic Charities truck
was loaded to capacity
with all manner of
canned goods, along with
dozens of turkeys and
hams, all of which will
go to feed the poor of
our community. The
generosity of the St.
Mary's High School
community, in particular
the students showed once
again that the words of
St. Francis de Sales
guide the daily their
daily actions: "Be who
you are and be that
May Named Athlete of Week
Noah May was named Athlete of the Week
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May named Athlete of the Week for
November Week2 use this >>
CBS13 is opening voting for the Athlete
of the Month for November, 2018. Rams
quarterback Noah May, November Athlete
of the Week for week 2 is a candidate.
To vote for Noah, beginning November
22nd, go use this >>
Old Beggar Woman
Abby De Ocampo
Sausage Curl Girl
Lady With Cane
Silly Girl #1
Silly Girl #2
Silly Girl #3
Anastasia Mifsud, Madison Ramirez, Emma
Robles, Britney Santoyo, Lindsey Wyatt
Gaston’s Crony #1
Gaston’s Crony #2
Anastasia Mifsud, Madison Ramirez, Emma
Robles, Britney Santoyo, Lindsey Wyatt
Emma Johnson, Tori
Navarro, Rose Rodgers
Brianna Griffin, Claire Rogan
Salt And Pepper
Jiayu “Lilian” Li,
Saejel Mohan, Dominique Nerecina
Fontanilla, Abbey Sadek
Alex Bungalon, Ian Fondacabe, Gian
Lombardi, Brendan Riley, Andrew Solari
Will Davis, David
Alexis Alcantar, Noah Arredondo, Todd
Beatty, Virginia Bensch, Alex Bungalon,
Andrew Chavez, Nydia Coronado, Will
Davis, Ian Fondacabe, Kellinne
Fontanilla, Isabella Galvez, Makayla
Gonzalez, Brianna Griffin, Emma Johnson,
Randy Laforteza, Jiayu “Lilian” Li,
Gian Lombardi, Anastasia Mifsud, Saejel
Mohan, April Murphy, Tori Navarro,
Dominique Nerecina, Chibueze Nwabuzoh, David
Okekenta, Maeralyn Pogoso, Madison
Ramirez, Marvin Ramos, Brendan Riley,
Emma Robles, Rose Rodgers, Claire Rogan,
Abbey Sadek, Britney Santoyo, Andrew
Solari, David Stoner, Queen Torres, Cy
Ustach, Lindsey Wyatt
St. Mary's Student
a Food Basket Drive led
by Laura Howze, St.
director to help the
poor in our community by
providing them with
Members of the St.
Mary's CROP Club prepare
vegetables and other
ingredients to the Soup
Sale. The club, led by
Margo Kozina uses the
proceeds from the soup
sales and bake sales to
help fund the purchase
of sleeping bags for the
poor and homeless in our
community, in addition
to weekly harvests from
the CROP Garden given to
canned food and clothing
drives and a annual
Peanut Butter Drive.
Student Athletes Sign
Five St. Mary's Student Athletes were
joined by family and friends as they
signed their national letters of intent.
Matt Hosmer and Lewis Gale will be
attending UOP and will play water polo,
Nicole Young committed to Princeton,
Jada Moss to Grand Canyon University and
Ana Blount with be attending UNLV.
Photography Club Halloween Contest
For the month of October
the theme of the
competition was Spooky
Season. The members of
the club are given a
month to capture an
image that they think
represents this theme
best. Each member was
allowed to submit one
entry for this
Competition. In total
there were 16 entries to
vote on. The entries
were submitted on
November 1st and were
voted upon by the
members on Schoology on
November 2nd. Prizes are
given out to the top
Winter Named Athlete of the Week
STOCKTON - If a St. Mary’s High cross country runner
named Winter winning races feels like deja vu, don’t
fret. Daniel Winter has heard it all before. Daniel
is this year’s edition of a Rams standout with the
Winter surname. He happens to be the younger brother
of Karl Winter, The Record’s 2018 Boys Cross Country
runner of the year who now competes for Pepperdine
In all honesty, Daniel Winter said, he started
seriously running this summer. The freshman ran
things like 5K fun runs and other similar events in
the past, but took a full dive into the sport
following his brother’s success. “I got into it
because of my brother,” Daniel Winter said. “Karl
works really hard. I knew I had big shoes to fill,
and I just thought I had to come in and work really
Daniel Winter started at the JV level this year, and
won all six two-mile races he participated in. He
made the jump to the varsity level for the Ram’s
first Tri-City Athletic League meet of the year and
had since placed second, seventh and first in both
the 2018 40th Asics Clovis Cross Country
Invitational and Wednesday’s TCAL Championships. His
16:09 time in the first TCAL meet stands as his
current personal record.
“He’s committed, he’s talented and he has a really
good work ethic,” said Felicia Rowley, the St.
Mary’s High coach, of his success thus far. “Another
thing is, he’s very humble. He’s almost embarrassed
when people congratulate him, “It’s not about him.
He’s very team oriented.”
Winters said the transition to varsity, and the
extra mile of running to go with it, was a pretty
transition. That said, it’s been a pretty solid
start to his running career. “It’s been great,”
Winters said. “The success has been fun, and our
team’s been doing really well.”
Next up for Winters is the Sub- Section Meet, set
for Nov. 3 at the Frogtown course in Angels Camp.
Winters said he’d like to make it to sections, and
he understands what kind of challenge it will take
to make that happen. “I have to just run a good
race,” Winters said. “Those hills, they can get to
Speech and Debate
Shane, Francisco Magalon, William Vick,
Carlos Santana and Lauren Rogan were
among the top finishers at Yosemite
Forensic League Tournament Saturday
Podcast Features May & Bensch
Skyler May and William Bensch discussed their
experience being paired with professional golfers at
the 2018 PURE Insurance Championship in Monterey.
Khamisa Wins Speak Off
Mishall Khamisa was the winner of The San Joaquin
Resource Conservation District (SJRCD) Speak Off
contest on the topic of “How can resource
conservation district’s programs help landowners
reduce the threat of fires.” She then advanced to
the regional Speak Off at the Bay Delta RCD meeting
October 3, 2018, in Napa. Mishall took second
2019 Senior Class
Justin Alarcon Honored
Alarcon, Class of 2020
has been awarded the
National Academy of
Future Physicians and
Medical Scientists Award
of Excellence for
potential and dedication
serving humanity through
the profession of
medicine. Justin would
like to pursue studies
in the field of Marine
Matt Hosmer Featured on
across from the
ultra-polite Matt Hosmer,
hearing about his
affection for country
music but preference for
Eminem on game days or
his personal pick for
funniest teammate, it's
easy to forget just how
talented the St. Mary's
High senior is when he
gets in the water.
Like, top scorer in the country, talented.
Hosmer, a leader of the Rams' water polo team, was
the featured guest on Episode nine of the Best of
Preps podcast to discuss the state of this year's
St. Mary's squad, as well as his career as a whole.
Hosmer is the reigning Tri-City Athletic League MVP,
and a two-time recipient of The Record's Water Polo
Player of the Year award. His 67 goals this season
have helped the Rams to a 15-2 overall record and a
3-0 mark in league play.
And yes, Hosmer's 161 goals in 2017 led the nation,
according to MaxPreps.
"It's a cool accomplishment to have," Hosmer said.
"I owe it to my teammates. They make me who I am."
Back in 2015, Hosmer was a freshman who just
happened to finish second on the team in goals (37).
He's grown a lot since then, and credits a number of
individuals for helping his progression as a player.
One of them is head coach Jeff Hoornaert, who took
over Hosmer's sophomore year and led the Rams to two
straight league titles.
Another is former teammate Luis Araya, now a junior
at Pacific. Araya led the team Hosmer's freshman
year, and was the top-notch competitor Hosmer said
he wanted to be.
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"I looked up to him a lot," Hosmer said. "I was like
'my senior year, I want to be just like him.'"
Other topics ranged from what, in Hosmer's opinion,
constitutes a good pool, as well as his diet during
water polo season. He stays away from anything with
grease before a match, he side. But if the Rams win,
all bets are off.
"After the game is when the diet ends," Hosmer said
with a laugh. "If we win, I want to devour some
Most importantly, though, Hosmer discussed what he
wants to do before his time with the Rams is up.
It's a specific timeline that starts with the goal
winning TCAL for a third consecutive season, and
ends with St. Mary's winning the Division I section
Hosmer said this Rams team has the pure talent to do
it, and each member of the team shares that common
goal. To get there, though, St. Mary's needs to
maintain a strong work ethic, and keep that section
title banner in their sights.
"We can't get in our heads," Hosmer said. "We need
to strive and go for it.
"We need to keep each other accountable, and be the
best team we can possibly be."
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St. Mary's through the
SM Rams TV program, run
by Mr Paul Scheet has
been named an Elite
School program by
the NFHS Network for the
thirds consecutive year.
Matthew Cordova Honored
to Matthew Cordova ,
Class of 2019 for being
recognized by The
Scholarship Program for
performance on his
Test. Matthew is
currently applying to
colleges for the Fall of
2019 and aspires to
major in Mechanical
Engineering. He is
currently involved at SM
in Key Club, and Cross
Mathews, Uzair Naseer
Akayla Gayles, Alex
Miley Plaza, Hudson
Emma Miller: Athlete of the Week
Mary;'s Emma Miller was named female
Athlete of the Week by The Record. The
accompanying story is as follows:
STOCKTON - St. Mary's High volleyball coach Jayne
McHugh put it best in regards to Emma Miller, the
junior currently leading the Rams in kills.
"Emma on the court?" said McHugh in response to a
question asking what the outside hitter is like.
"It's been fun to finally see what Emma really is on
After dealing with the aftermath of back surgery as
a sophomore, Miller is back at full strength this
season, noted by her team-leading 134 kills. Paired
with teammates such as fellow junior Anya Green (104
kills), the Rams have gotten off to a 17-1 start on
Miller was introduced to the sport at a young age,
she said, with her father having coached at St.
Mary's. She liked how quick and fast-paced it was,
and found her spot on the court when she made the
switch to outside hitter.
"She hits what I would call a heavy ball," McHugh
said. "It explodes at you. It gets at you in a big
Miller said the team has had a focused approach to
the season so far, and the Rams have tried not to
get themselves into holes that they can't get out
of. Last year's team was young, meaning the Rams
have had that much more experience to aid their fast
As for her own play, Miller said she's had one main
goal - consistency.
"This year, I've really been focused on minimizing
my errors to earn more points for the team," she
St. Mary's begins play in the Tri-City Athletic
League on Monday, and McHugh said the league might
be as tough as its been in some time. From Miller's
perspective, she said the team has been working
extremely hard in practice; if the Rams can keep it
up, they should be up to the challenge once TCAL
"We can't let other teams get in our heads and be
scared our nervous to play," Miller said. "But we
also can't be overconfident in what we're doing.
We need to be mellow, and go in doing what we know
how to do."
Rams Qualify For Golf Championship
May and William Bensch both
Class of 2021, were two of 81
junior golfers chosen nationwide
to play in the PURE Insurance
Golf Tourney at Pebble Beach.
Both Rams are part of the First
Tee program in Stockton.
The PURE Insurance
Championship is the only event
of its kind in which 81 junior
golfers are teamed with 81 PGA
TOUR Champions players and 162
amateurs during an official PGA
TOUR Champions tournament. The
juniors, ages 14 to 18, compete
for the pro-junior title.
Representing 22 states, the
juniors were selected by a
national panel of judges based
on playing ability and
application of the Nine Core
Values and life skills learned
through The First Tee’s
Spirit Squads Head to Camp
Boarding the bus at 7:15 this morning
the Cheer Squad and Dance Teams departed for summer
camp. Cheer will be in Santa Clara competing while
the Dance Team has its competitive camp at UC Santa
Both squads received Superior Ratings in
their respective camps.
2018 Summer Rams
Attending Summer School, going to
Salesian Camp, travelling to Europe,
enjoying the Hawaii trip for graduating
seniors, these are some of the
activities that St. Mary's Summer Rams
are involved in.
Whether they are going abroad, going to
school, helping with the many summer
camps that the school offers, St. Mary's
students follow the motto of our school,
given to us by St. Francis de Sales: "Be
who you are and be that well"
2018 Salesian Camp
The Campus Ministry Team
spent a week at Salesian Leadership Camp in
Brooklyn, Michigan. The students had a tremendous
impact on the camp.
St. Mary's student
members, Samantha Rodriguez, Karina Rocha, Spencer
Loewen, John Costello, and David Okekenta had on the
camp truly exhibited themselves to be amazing
leaders and role models. Several priests, staff, and
students present told us how amazing the St. Mary's
students were all week, and thanked us for bringing
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