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Information For  SM Students

  

 

 

 

 

 

]Applications for the Summer Work program are available outside the Scholarship office and in the Athletic office. Applications are available until April 16th.

Completed applications are due to the scholarship office no later than  April 16th.

Questions please call Jennifer Giannini 957-3340, Ext. 121

 

 

 

· • Detailed analysis of your writing                  

· • Textbooks and numerous practice tests       

· • Tips on handling every question type            

· • Personalized assessments and feedback

· • Through review of common vocabulary         

·• Better handling of the trickiest math

·• Shortcuts to save time and points

·• Tricks for avoiding common SAT & ACT traps

·• Comfortable learning environment

·• And more Importantly: IMPROVED SCORES!!

 

Daily from 8 am to 12:00 pm

Three week ACT/SAT workshop is $325

To register, use the link or contact Mr. Harrison Brehm

hbrehm@saintmaryshighschool.org  or (209) 957-3340 ext 261

 

 

Prayers for Fr. Fallon

 

 

The St. Mary's community is asked to continue praying for Fr. Fallon who is struggling with health issues and is in hospice care. Fr. Fallon has served our school for over 40 years with selfless commitment to the success of our students and St. Mary's High School.

 

 

Congratulations to the newly elected Student Body Officers:

 

President – Spencer Loewen

Religion Commissioner – David Okekenta

Vice President – Hudson Carruesco

Secretary/Treasurer – Catherine Cranston

Publicity Representative – Giana Duncan

Rally Commissioners – Samantha Rodriguez, Chibueze Nwabuzoh,

Randy Laforteza

April 10th: Mandatory Senior Parent Meeting. 7 pm

May 14th - 18th: Cap and Gown Distribution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

Aquira DeCosta Garners More Honors

 

St. Mary's outstanding basketball star, Aquira  DeCosta has been named First Team All American and First Team All California by USA Today High School Sports. Aquira has committed to Baylor where she will be a business major. She has also been named a McDonald's All American and a Naismith player of the year finalist.

 

 

 

 

 

Four Sign Letters of Intent

 

 

Four Saint Mary's Student Athletes signed their national letters of intent on April 11th with family and friends celebrating this milestone in their lives. They are:

 

Maddie Berry, VMI (Water Polo)

Mia Garcia, UOP  (Water Polo)

Hannah Ketcherside, UOP  (Tennis)

Karl Winter, Pepperdine  (Cross Country)

 

Choirs Shine at Forum

 

St. Mary's Music Director, Mr. David Tanner and his Concert Choir, Prima Voce and Symphonic Band all received "Silver Ratings" at the Forum Music Festival In Anaheim.

 

Marvin Ramos, Gabriella Azevedo, Abigail De Ocampo, and the entire flute section also received awards for superior musicianship.

Justin Lee Earns Eagle Scout Rank

Justin Lee, Class of 2021 earned  his Eagle Scout Rank on April 8, 2018. Justin completed and installed 7 redwood signs throughout St. Anne Church in Byron. Justin is a member of Boy Scout Troop 514 in Discovery Bay.

"Be who you are and be that well."  - St. Francis de Sales

 

 

 

Aquira DeCosta Gets Max Preps Honor

 

Aquira DeCosta was selected as a MaxPreps 2nd team All-Amercian Team The site described Aquira as follows: DeCosta's marvelous athleticism and intensity on the glass helped keep St. Mary's in the national rankings for almost the entire season. Her 18.3 points, 13.1 rebounds and 2.9 steals a game are a testimony to her abilities.

 

Interestingly Aquira has already been named a Naismith Player of the Year Award Finalist and a McDonald's All-American.

 

 

 

 

 

Mission: Camden New Jersey

 

 

The annual  Mission Trip left  bright and early Easter Monday! The group is working with DeSales Service Works, serving the poor in Camden, New Jersey and returning late Saturday night.

 

Students: Emily Delgado, Maddie Berry, Gabe Gonzalez, Feliz Gomez-de  Perio Adults: Kevin Costello, Lynee Monckton. Please keep them in your prayers!

 

The first mission trip was to Mission Texas, led by Margo Kozina, who has been instrumental in promoting social juistice at St. Mary.s. That year, the students and adults  refurbished a home for a poor family that had been destroyed by weather.

 

The second trip was to New Orleans where St. Mary's students again helped refurbish homes for the poor.

 

 

 

 

Ben Heffernan Named Male Athlete Of The Week

 

Ben Heffernan was named The Records Male Athlete of the Wekk. The article is as follows:

 

"Senior scores in bunches for Rams

 

Lacrosse player Ben Heffernan took a few minutes away from lacrosse practice on Wednesday to talk about lacrosse, while wearing a shirt that simply read “lacrosse.” It’s safe to say he’s a fan of the sport.

 

“It incorporates all sports. It’s a fast-paced, high-intensity and high-contact game,” Heffernan said. “I love it. I can’t get enough of it.”

 

Heffernan, a senior for the Rams, has been doing his part this season, especially on the offensive end. In St. Mary’s 16-6 win over Bella Vista last week, Heffernan scored seven times. Heffernan has been playing lacrosse for eight years, and he gravitated toward it after trying a number of other sports. Hockey wasn’t as accessible in the area, and basketball and baseball just didn’t have the physicality that lacrosse offered.

 

Nearly a decade into his career in the sport, Heffernan is a captain on head coach Mike Mulvihill Jr.’s Rams squad. Mulvihill Jr. said Heffernan is a natural leader, and possesses both a great lacrosse mind and an unselfish attitude. “He’s not a guy who needs to get his goals,” Mulvihill Jr. said. “He’s happy getting assists, making a play or being a decoy. Whatever he needs to do.”

 

Heffernan may not need the goals, but he’s had no problems racking them up this season. Heffernan credits midfielders Dominic Schenone and JT Macedo for finding him on the outside . “We lost a lot of crucial players from last year,” Heffernan said. “I’m just trying to fill their shoes the best I can and put some numbers up on the board.”

 

St. Mary’s heads to San Diego next week, and Heffernan said the goal is to take care of business down south as the Rams move towards the playoffs. Asked for his personal goals as he closes in on his senior year, Heffernan said he has hopes of continuing his playing career. “I’d like to play in college. I’m not too sure where I’m going yet, but I’m optimistic,” Heffernan said. “Walking on anywhere would be a dream of mine.”

 

Think Pink Donates Blankets

 

Our SM "Think Pink Club" distributed their hand made blankets to the patients of The Sister Mary Pia Cancer Center at St. Joseph's Hospital. May these blankets add comfort to the patients and a reminder that our entire SM community has them in our thoughts and prayers as they stay strong during their difficult journey.

 

2018 All Prep Nominees

 

The Record published its list of Fall Sport Nominees for the 2018 All Prep Award. Fourteen St. Mary's student-athletes were chosen.

 

Max Barth and Tre Jenkins Honored by Stockton Athletic Hall of Fame

 

The Stockton Athletic Hall of Fame is honoring Tre Jenkins with the Soloman Award as the Outstanding Defensive Back and Max Barth with the McKay Award as the Outstanding Offensive Lineman at the annual Jack O'Keefe Benefit Dinner, named after former Stockton Police Chief Jack O'Keefe a tireless supporter of youth sports.

 

The Jack O’Keefe Benefit Dinner, along with the Stockton Hall of Fame Awards Banquet are the only two sponsored activities of the Hall of Fame for the purpose of raising funds to help support the Stockton Athletic Hall of Fame’s Scholarship Program. The Scholarship Program provides over $25,500 per year to outstanding seniors of the over twenty public, private and charter high schools in the Stockton and  surrounding areas to assist them in furthering their college education

 

Logan Baer Gets Honor

 

The Northern California Junior Hockey Association (NORCAL), honors the memory of Jordan Kocian each year by presenting the Jordan Kocian Award to a final year player who exemplifies desire, determination, dedica- tion, leadership and inspiration in their approach to playing hockey and living. The award, which is for accomplishments outside hockey as well as inside hockey, is for older players who have been role models to their peers and given their time back to the game and exemplified the spirit of Jordan Kocian. The award was presented this season at the Norcal High School Championships held in Vacaville, CA and includes $1000 scholarship. The winner of the award this season is High School Varsity player Logan Baer. Logan, the captain of the Stockton Colts Varsity Team, is the first Stockton player to receive the award. Logan lives in Lodi and attends St. Mary's.  Logan has donated countless hours over the last 4 years to coaching mini-Mites, Squirts, and the Try Hockey for Free program which introduces the game to new players. 

 

Logan plans to attend a 4 year university in the Fall for a degree  in Photography.

Guys and Dolls Reboot

 

 

Members of the very successful Guys and Dolls musical that was put on by St. Mary's Theatre this spring, did a reboot of "Luck be a Lady Tonight" for the public on the Miracle Mile. They then continued to sing as they walked along Pacific Avenue to the delight of passerby.

 

Campus Ministry Team Attends LA Congress

 

 

The St. Mary's Campus Ministry Team attended the Los Angeles Religious Education Conference in Anaheim where they participated in Youth Day.

Bishop Myron Cotta's installation ceremony began with the traditional knock at the door and the presentation of keys by the pastor of the Cathedral of the Annunciation that was followed by a  Celebration of Evening Prayer . Bishop Cotta was installed on March 15, 2018 with the ceremony taking place at St. Stanislaus Church in Modesto.

 

Bishop Cotta is a native of Dos Palos and grew up on a dairy farm and attended local schools before entering St. John's Seminary in Camarillo for the Diocese of Fresno. After ordination he was pastor in Gustine and later became the apostolic administrator of the diocese, later being named an auxiliary in Sacramento, receiving his ordination as bishop in 2014.

 

Bishop Cotta, 64, served in the Sacramento Diocese and was instrumental in overseeing prison and jail ministry there. Bishop Cotta speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish. He is the 6th bishop of the Diocese of Stockton.

 

The Papal Nuncio to the United States Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Cardinal Roger Mahoney and Archbishop Salvatore Joseph Cordileone of San Francisco were in attendance.

 

Calli Grace Recognized

Calli Grace, aka Calli Ortega, Class of 2020 was recognized by Stanford Health for her dedication and support with her music and volunteering with the patients and families at Stanford Children's Health.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aquira DeCosta Named Athelete of the Week

 

St. Mary's star player, Aquira DeCosta was named The Record's Player of the Week. The article stated the following:

 

"The St. Mary’s girls basketball team wrapped up its 11th straight Sac-Joaquin Section championship

over the past weekend. It was also Aquira DeCosta’s fourth section title with the Rams, but it doesn’t sound like she wants her senior send-off to end there.

 

DeCosta, the Baylor commit, McDonald’s All-American and finalist for national player of the year, had 22 points, five blocks and 14 rebounds in Saturday’s title game, which came after Acosta put up a line of 30 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks in the semifinal round.

 

“The last three or four games, she’s been ridiculous,” said St. Mary’s coach Tom Gonsalves. “She’s played at such a high level.”

 

DeCosta, who credits her father - a former college basketball player himself - for introducing her to the game, has spearheaded the Rams’ senior trio along with Neenah Young and Ariel Johnson on the way to a 26-2 overall record. The numbers have certainly been there, too, but the 6-foot-2 star said she’s been focused on winning more than anything. “Every game, I’m trying to come out with the win,” DeCosta said. “No matter what it takes for me to do that.”

 

Starting Friday, DeCosta and the Rams will find themselves exactly where they planned on being since this season’s start; in the CIF State open division, with a shot at a state title. No. 2 St. Mary’s will host No. 7 Cardinal Newman at 7 p.m., and DeCosta said every day’s worth of practice this week is aimed at preparing the Rams for thei Santa Rosa opponents. “We’re just trying to get better at what we do,” De Costa said. “Hopefully we’ll do everything we can to get the win.”

 

Gonsalves praised DeCosta not only for her athleticism and basketball IQ, but for her knack for stepping things up when needed. He’s said before that he believes she’s the best player in the country, and part of that lies in her ability to take her game to another level. On Friday, Gonsalves said he’s hoping for more of the same from DeCosta. “We’re looking for her to dominate,” Gonsalves said. “If shedoes that, we’re in good shape.”

 

 

Randy Laforteza, Caleb Sylvia and Sam You pictured competing on behalf of the  St. Mary's STEM Club in the San Joaquin Regional Science Olympiad in the Helicopters and Towers Competition

 

Cheer Competes in Nationals

 

The Varsity Cheer Squad competed in the USA Spirit National Competition in Anaheim and represented St. Mary's on the national stage.

 

Aquira DeCosta named to Naismith 1st Team, Jordan Classic

 

Aquira DeCosta was selected to the Naismith Trophy All American first team today. She is also one of five finalists for the Naismith Trophy Player of the Year award. The 6-1 Baylor signee is ranked as the No. 2 prospect in the 2018 class by ProspectsNation.com

 

DeCosta has led the Rams to a winning season and success in the post season and was a key piece for the Cal Stars EYBL, one of the top club teams in the country. She has played internationally as a member of the United States Basketball Team in tournament play in Europe and in China.

 

Another Honor for Aquira as she was selected to play at the Michael Jordan Brand Classic at the Barclays Center in NYC. Aquira DeCosta Height: 6-2 Weight: Position: Wing St. Mary's H.S Stockton CA College: Baylor DeCosta can do it all. She is an explosive 4 who attacks the rim and looks to draw the contact, making her an offensive force and a hard player to defend. Her athleticism, height, and quickness makes her a versatile defender. Relentless on the glass, DeCosta is physical and tough to contain in the key. Next year, Aquire DeCosta will be playing for the Baylor Bears next year.

 

 

 

Bryce Johnson: Player of the Week

 

When he was two-and-a-half years old, Bryce Johnson was playing basketball at home on a mini hoop. By age three, he was playing organized ball with the YMCA. And at 17, he’s helping the St. Mary’s High squad make a run in the Division II playoffs. Johnson, a 6-foot-7 junior for the Rams, posted two double-doubles in the first two rounds of the Sac-Joaquin section playoffs last week, putting up 25 points and 15 rebounds in a win over Stagg and a 22-12 stat line as the Rams beat Burbank. In the regular season, Johnson led St. Mary’s in five different categories.

 

Yet, Rams head coach Ken Green said, the forward is a kind of reluctant star in many respects. “He really affects the game, and he leads our team in scoring, assists and steals,” Green said. “But he’s really unselfish, and he sometimes yields a little bit to his teammates. His nature isn’t to bring a lot of attention to himself.”

 

Green said Johnson’s guard-like skills at his size make him stand out. He can take the ball out, and he can grab a defensive rebound and lead the fast break. “He’s really adept at finding teammates in transition,” Green said. “He’s a real weapon for us, not only in the half court but the full court as well.”

 

Statistically, Johnson has improved across the board from his numbers as a sophomore

at the varsity level last season.

 

When asked, though, Johnson said this season really hasn’t been about padding the stat line. “Whatever the team needs,” Johnson said, “whether that be scoring or buying in on defense. Just things like that.”

 

For Green, Johnson’s shining moment this season came on Jan. 4 against the recently top-ranked Salesian, where he had 24 points and 11 rebounds. The Rams lost 68-60 to the Pride, but it was a game where Johnson really showed what he was capable of, Green said.

 

Johnson, meanwhile, points to the Santa Cruz tournament just before the new year, where the Rams came back in two straight games to win. It showed St. Mary’s the importance of valuing every possession, something that’s helped Johnson and the Rams make it to this point.

 

“It’s about focused in practice and getting after it,” Johnson said. “We’re having fun but we know when to get serious. It’s going to take consistency and focus. “When the game comes, it’s everyone doing the part they need to do to get the W.”

 

Rotary Read-In

 

 

Students from St. Mary's were joined by members of administration, faculty and staff to participate in the annual Rotary Read-In that reads to students from Preschool-3rd Grade This community event brings together college organizations, high school volunteers,  business groups, church groups, and many community leaders and citizens to brighten the day for the children and inspire them to discover the wonders of reading books. Each of the participants purchase an age appropriate book and, after reading it, donate the book to the school library.

 

Spring Signings

 

Five St. Mary's student-athletes made it official by signing national letters of intent. All five had GPA's of 3.5 and four of the group have GPA's over 4.0. All are going to Division I universities.

 

They are:

 

Drew Jenkins 

San Jose State

 

Marcus Aponte

Sacramento State 

 

Tre Jenkins

San Jose State

 

         Max Barth San Jose State  and Dusty Frampton Cal Poly

 

 

 

The Empowering Young Women Club visited Presentation and Annunciation schools to provide information and to answer questions for the young women that attend.

 

National Evangelical Team Visits St. Mary's

 

Saint Mary's Campus Ministry has been honored to have members of the NET Ministries Team (National Evangelical Team) come to provide a retreat to Juniors in two sessions. The first was held on campus Tuesday, February 6th and the second session will be held on Thursday February 8th.

 

NET Ministries challenges young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the Church. Every August, 175 young Catholics aged 18-28 leave behind their jobs, school, family, and friends to devote nine months to serving with the National Evangelization Teams (NET).

 

Divided into 16 teams, they travel across the U.S. for nine months to share the Gospel with young people and their families. Since 1981, NET teams have led over 32,000 retreats and ministered to more than 1.9 million young Catholics.

 

NET Ministries fulfills its mission by:

  • Proclaiming the Gospel of Christ through a personal witness of faith

  • Inviting young people to live for Christ

  • Forming young people in Christian character through the study and practice of their faith

  • Equipping youth workers and young adults with the ministry skills needed for evangelization

NET Ministries is under the ecclesiastical vigilance of the Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. NET is a nonprofit organization incorporated in the state of Minnesota funded through individual donations, program fees and grants and is governed by a national board of directors.

 

Catholic Schools Week 2018

 

 

St. Mary's Student Council attending Catholic School Mass at St. Annes.

 

 

Fr. Matt Issac takes on rock climbing challenge presented by U.S. Army

 

 

The student body took time out to thank and honor the faculty and staff at St. Mary's for the exceptional people that they are, teaching, mentoring, and assisting students. A "Are You Smarter Than Your Student" game was played between students and faculty.

 

The highlight of the event was Art Zannini being specially honored by the St. Mary's Student Council and by the  California Highway Patrol,  both recognizing Mr. Zannini for his selfless dedication  to St. Mary's and the community.

 

Riley James Performs on Fox40

 

Riley Jane also known to as Riley Richmond, Class of 2019, for her amazing performance on Fox 40 on February 1, 2018.


Riley will also perform at Cast Iron Trading Company in Stockton.

 

 

 

 

 

Students Take Top Prizes in Rotary Speech Contest

 

Gabrielle Rodriguez, Sarah Chui, and Mitch Arburua took First, Second, and Third Place respectively in the Stockton Rotary Club's Student Speaker Contest held on January 23, 2018. 

 

Gabrielle Rodriquez will move on to the next level of competition with her speech on "Making a Difference".

 

 

 

 

 

Ceballos and Mahnke Perform in San Joaquin Honor Choir

A job well done to freshman, Stella Mahnke and junior, Isabelle Ceballos, on their selection and participation in the San Joaquin County Honor Choir!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Campus Ministry Performs "Gloria, the Christmas Angel"

 

 

15 students from the Campus Ministry Team spent 3 hours after final exams performing "Gloria the Christmas Angel" for children at St. Luke's and St. George Schools. The students practiced for a week during finals and sacrificed a great deal of their time during that very busy week. Children and staff at both schools were VERY impressed!  Students participating were: Carina Barney, Maddie Berry, Julia Cardona, Isabelle Ceballos, David Cornish, John Costello, David Dal Porto, Spencer Loewen, Ellon Madill, A.J. Manandic, Emery McKee, CiCi Montesinos, David Okekenta, Miriam Okekenta, and Katie Sanguinetti.

 

Ninah Young: Athlete of the Week

 

St. Mary's Princeton-bound Nina Young has been named the Athlete of the Week by The Record, sponsored by Chase Chevrolet. The accompanying article stated the following:

 

St. Mary’s girls basketball head coach Tom Gonsalves described senior forward Neenah Young as an intelligent individual with a true competitive drive on the court.

 

It goes without saying, then, that Young’s hobbies outside of basketball would fit the bill. “Can it be another sport? Then volleyball,” Young said. “And then reading, if that works.”

 

Young, along with fellow seniors Aquira Decosta and Ariel Johnson, have led the Rams to a 17-2 mark so far on the season, including back-to-back wins in St. Mary’s MLK Showcase of the weekend. In the tournament, Young had games of 21 points and 18 points, respectively as the Rams beat the top-ranked team in Nevada followed by a win over Los Angeles-Ribet Academy.

 

Young, a Princeton commit, has been playing basketball since the fifth grade, when Johnson’s father was her first coach. The part of the game she loved the most, Young said, was the opportunity to compete against the best players on the court. Now, as a Ram, she’ getting to do just that.

 

“She’s very competitive,” Gonsalves said. “She’s such a good shooter and a real solid rebounder. She’s got so much to offer, and she’s a really good athlete. She will be battle tested for Princeton.”

 

 It seems that even with what’s ahead, Young hasn’t looked past her senior season. She said the team’s holiday road trips to Arizona and Washington DC helped St. Mary’s see what needs to be improved as it searches for a state title. As for Young, she said she’ll do whatever’s necessary to help the Rams get there. “I’ve been trying to do the little things, rebounding, improving my shooting,” Young said. “Anything that can help my team.

 

Aquira De Costa: All American

 

Aquira De Costa, star forward for the St. Mary's women's basketball Team has been named to the McDonald's All-Ameircan West Squad for 2018. Aquira has played internationally in Europe and last summer in China, helping Team USA win the gold. A Baylor University commit, Aquira is to be congratulated for her success. She joins SM Alumni European Basketballs's Jackie Gemelos, WBNA Star Chelsea Gray and Afure Jemerigbe as Ram McDonald All Ameicans.

 

Football:  All Section Team

 

Dusty Frampton, Tre Jenkins  and Max Barth received First Team Honors in the Max Preps All Section Team. The accompanying descriptions were as follows:

 

Dusty Frampton: A likely Stockton Record two-time first-team pick, Frampton set scores of school rushing records, and he went for 1,647 yards and 24 touchdowns this season.

 

Tre Jenkins: A standout over two seasons, Jenkins had 90 tackles and played big on special teams and at receiver when needed for a team that played for another section title.

 

Max Barth: A rock in the trenches, Barth helped lead the way for the Rams, who returned to the section Division I finals.

 

Matt Hosmer Featured on Channel 10 Unlimited Sports Standout

 

St. Mary's Matt Hosmer has played internationally and is a key to the success of the men's water polo team. ABC10 featured him as the Unlimited Sports Standout January 11, 2018. The article below accompanied the honor.

 

"He's one of the best water polo players in the state and his talents have taken him all around the world. Matthew Hosmer, a junior attacker for St. Mary's High School in Stockton, is making waves in the sport he hopes can take him to the Olympics.

 

"When I was in about fourth grade I was watching the Olympics with my dad and I figured to myself I like this sport a lot and I should try it out," Hosmer said.

 

A passion for water sports runs in Hosmer's family. His mother, Christy, was a swimmer and his father, Todd, played for the U.S. National Water Polo Team during the 1996 Olympics. The University of Pacific Hall of Fame inductee was a big influence on Matthew's love of the sport.

 

"I also played other sports," Hosmer said. "I played baseball [for 12 years] but I felt that water polo was in my heart and I liked it more."

 

Rams varsity water polo coach, Jeff Hoornaert, has been working with Hosmer since he was 12 years old as a member of his club team.

 

"He's a great kid. He's a great athlete, he works his butt off," Hoornaert said. "He has all the talent in the word but he works just as hard."

 

Hosmer is taking the steps toward achieving his Olympic dream as a member of the Team USA Men's Youth National Team. He has competed at the highest levels available for him but he remains humble as a member of the Rams varsity squad.

 

"He's a great leader," Hoornaert said. "All the kids on the team work well with him, they look up to him, and he does a great job of leading by example."

 

"Being a part of St. Mary's is a dream come true," Hosmer said. "I'm always a team player, I'm not just in it for the stats, I'm just in it to win the game. That's all I'm working for."

 

The Rams season ended with a 12-7 loss to Davis in the semifinals of the Division I Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs. Hosmer finished his season leading the state in goals this season with 161 and finished second in points with 200.

 

"I'm in awe every time I watch him play," Hoornaert said. "He has an uncanny ability to score, he's incredibly fast and has the ability to completely take over a game. He's pretty phenomenal to watch."

 

After high school Hosmer would like to continue his water polo career at Cal, UCLA or stay local by attending Pacific. While he hasn't decided on a major, he is interested in studying business management or sports management.

 

Jared Gipson and  Todd Beatty on US U-17 Football Team

Jared Gipson and Todd Beatty, Class of 2019, played in the International Bowl at the AT&T stadium in Arlington Texas the home of the Dallas Cowboys on January 19, 2018 as members of the U.S. National U-17 Football Team against British Columbia.

 

 

 

 

 

CROP Garden Clean Up

 

 

One of St. Mary's unsung heroes, Juan Torres volunteered, along with  Mrs. Kozina's grandson,  Andrew, a 5th grader at Annunciation,  to clean up the CROP garden and get it ready for planting so that the weekly produce deliveries to Catholic Charities can continue uninterrupted.

 

CROP Donates Sleeping Bags

 

 

Thanks to the generosity of students, faculty and staff in participating in  soup sales and cookie sales by the Christian Relief Outreach Project (CROP) enought money was collected that, with the kind help of the Stockton Big 5 Sporting Goods manager Shawn, 120 sleeping bags were purchased for the homeless and delivered to St. Mary's Dining Hall.

 

Hannah Ketcherside Coordinates Sock Drive

 

Hannah Ketcherside, coordinated the 10th Annual White Gold Drive for St. Mary's Dining Room. Hannah, her family and friends who donated more than 3,000 pairs of socks for the poor and needy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senate Cabinet Toy Drive

 

 

The Senate-Cabinet Toy Drive that was conducted as part of St. Mary's Blue Mass for law enforcement charities, was a huge success once again attesting to the generosity of St. Mary's students, faculty, staff and administration.  Toys were provided to the California Highway Patrol, Stockton Fire Department, Stockton Police Department and the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office (which also received a donation of money for their chosen charity the Women's Shelter)

 

Student Charity

 

One of our seniors, Chandler Sanguinetti, collected a large number of new socks, undergarments and other essentials for the St. Mary's Dining Room clothing drive. These donations will help the poor and the homeless to be better clothed. "Be who you are and be that well".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHiPs4Kids

 

 

The Annual Chips4Kids CHP-Faculty game took place at Morrelli Gymnasium on November 27th. The action was fast paced and the crowd enjoyed Myree Bowden''s spinning backward dunks and Fr. Mathew Issac's athleticism as the Rams eked out a narrow victory against the CHP Golden Bears. The real winners? The needy of our community who will benefit from the toys that were donated. Please remember to be generous during the Senate Cabinet Toy Drive as well since that will benefit even more children in our area.

 

Annual Blue Mass

 

The Blue Mass, which has a long history in the Catholic Church, reminds us to be thankful to those who serve our community as first responders. During this Thanksgiving season, St. Mary's  invited local law enforcement, fire fighters and emergency personnel to this special Mass on Tuesday, November 21 at 9:00 a.m.

 

Saint Mary's recognizes the dedication and self-sacrifice these officers make for our public health and safety.  

 

Our students were present in celebrating these officers   whose profession is so noble and enduring, and pray for those  who have given their lives in the line of duty.

 

As a reminder of the courage that first responders show, Msgr. Ryan discussed his experience of having to wear a bullet proof vest for a ride along which experience truly made him understand how each day the women and men that protect us face danger. 

 

 

 

Harrison Heath Named Athlete of the Week

 

The Record named Harrison Heath as it's athlete of the week. Harrison is a senior and a  linebacker for the Rams and is the teams second leading tackler, to name a few. According to The Record "The most concise description, perhaps, comes from head coach Tony Franks. “He’s tougher than a bent nail,” Franks said.

 

Harrison has 71 tackles and a team-leading three interceptions on the year, "For Franks, it’s no secret as to why. The coach said Heath is the type of athlete to sit in the front row at every meeting. He’s an intense competitor, Franks said, and a natural choice to serve as a leader on the Rams. “He’s got great passion for the game, and he understands how to play the position,” said Franks of Heath’s skillset as a linebacker. “He gets where he’s supposed to, and he gets there in a little bit of a bad mood.”

 

According to The Record: " Heath said that on a relatively young St. Mary’s team, he’s tried his best to lead by example. But he’s not quite ready to hand things off to the lower classmen yet, with Saturday’s

championship looming. “It’s going to take just about everything we’ve got,” Heath said. “We have to keep doing what we’re doing. And we have to treat this like every other week.”

 

With that said, Heath is nearing the end of his high school career. Asked for a defining moment in his

career, Heath didn’t have one to nail down. “I couldn’t tell you the scores of every football game that I’ve played,” Heath said. “But I could tell you the songs we sang on the bus rides home, or the shenanigans we do out here at practice. “It’s the little things I’m going to miss the most.”

 

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.

 

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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