Jesuit High School • Portland, Oregon • Fall 2016
Age Quod Agis
// Advancing Technology in the Classroom // TED x Youth Talks Inspire // A Farewell to John Gladstone
FRONT COVER PHOTO Damp but happy pilgrims: Members of September's Senior Pilgrimage Team lead their classmates from the lunch stop down by the river toward St. Francis Xavier Church. The 2016 Pilgrimage was filled with smiles, conversation, and the Holy Spirit. Pictured left to right are senior leaders Josie Hookland, Emma Hinson, McCall Phillips, and Lead Walkers Mackenzie Bates and Matt Kilpatrick. Photo by Paul Hogan.
12 Embracing the Future BY CRAIG HUSEBY, IT DIRECTOR
16 The Lion of Ignatian Education
BY MICHELLE (LEIS) FOLEY '06, MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST
20 The Class of 2016
Graduation Awards, Statistics, and Photos
24 Graduation Award Winners Special Recognition - Award Winner Profiles
30 TEDx Youth Talks Inspire
INTRO BY KATHY BAARTS, ALUMNI DIRECTOR
Departments 4 President’s Message 6 News of JHS Jesuits
7 The Legacy Club 8 Diversity Update
10 Athletics 14 Auction 15 A Moment in JHS History 37 In Memoriam 38 Alumni Profile: Jordan Menashe '06 41 Class Notes
SOFTBALL WINS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP! The softball team celebrates after beating Glencoe 9-1 to win the OSAA 6A state championship on June 4, 2016, their first state championship since 2006. Cat Abell, Emily Preble, Jenny Marnin, Olivia Strickland, and Jackie Flood share a celebratory hug after the game. Photo by Claude Pelletier.
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ADMINISTRATION President Thomas D. Arndorfer Principal Paul J. Hogan Vice President for Development Diane L. Salzman Superior, Jesuit Community Fr. J.K. Adams, S.J. AGE QUOD AGIS Layout & Design Erika Tuenge ‘94 Copy Editor Dan Falkner, Journalism/Photography Teacher Contributing Photographers Photography and Yearbook students Printer Image Pressworks
Tom and his wife, Julie, and their three children: David '18, John '17, and Katie '13.
President’s Message As I write this, I have been in my new role as President of Jesuit High School for only four short months. I have already concluded that this is simply the best role that I have ever had. It is an immense privilege for me to serve in this remarkable community. I would like to express my profound gratitude to many of you who have provided me with such a warm welcome with your letters, emails, texts, and conversations. I have heard from students and graduates, from parents and past parents, from current faculty, staff and administrators, from those who have served here previously, and, of course, from the Jesuits who serve here and elsewhere. I have been overwhelmed every day since my arrival by the generosity of our community and by its remarkable support and energy. I am deeply grateful for all of your prayers and perspectives, as well as your commitment to continue to fulfill the mission of Jesuit High School.
I have a simple question for you: Where were you in September of 1967? Think about that for a moment. Some of you were not even born. I, for one, was three years old. Remarkably, that's when John Gladstone first began serving the Jesuit educational community. Imagine being one of those students at St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati first meeting their rookie Latin teacher, barely older than them! Few of them would have imagined that John’s career as an Ignatian educator would span the next 49 years, transforming young lives at St. Xavier, St. Ignatius of Cleveland, Bellarmine Prep, Walsh Jesuit High School, John Carroll University, and finally Jesuit High School. Since John’s arrival at Jesuit 11 years ago, our student body diversity has nearly doubled, our financial aid has tripled, our endowment has doubled, and our school’s footprint has increased by almost 50%. He has been an extraordinarily capable administrator, a tireless visionary and catalyst in Catholic education,
and a beloved role model. There is no question that his impact on this school is too significant to measure and his contributions too many to count. Even though they will remain fixtures on our campus, we wish John and his wife Gina the very best as John begins his much-deserved retirement. Our mission at Jesuit is an audacious one; it is nothing short of transforming the lives of the young men and women who are entrusted to us. How effectively do we do this? Listen to the reflections of some of our graduates from the class of 2016: “I have learned the importance of serving others, to lead with my heart and to keep an active faith life... This school has a soul. I’ve figured out that love, infused into all of my experiences here, courses through the veins of this place...Jesuit shapes students into men and women for others. I am grateful for how I have changed for the better and will always carry the values that Jesuit has taught me...Jesuit gave me the means to care for myself in mind, body and spirit,
from the incredible teachers to the Masses and retreats that foster my spiritual hunger for the discovery of God in sorrow as much as joy...Jesuit has taught me that I cannot truly be successful in life unless I have touched this world with love…” I hope that you find these words as inspiring as I do. They are a wonderful tribute to the remarkable impact made by our phenomenal team of Jesuit educators. John Gladstone often said that, “Jesuit is not better, but it is different.” Our commitment to you is to ensure that what has made Jesuit “different” over the last 60 years remains embedded in our culture and community into the foreseeable future. Being different is about providing our students with a transformative Catholic and college-prep education in the Jesuit, Ignatian tradition; it’s about being open to learning and growing from all faiths; it’s about delivering a comprehensive education of the mind, body, heart and soul; it’s about advocating for social justice and having a unique concern for the poor and marginalized; it’s about creating God's Kingdom on Earth through proactive deeds of justice and compassion and not just rhetoric and words; it’s about believing that this is a unique period in young lives, one that intentionally forms our students into leaders who are “Men and Women for Others” in their communities and in the world. It’s a commitment to remaining affordable and accessible to all no matter what their economic means. It’s an understanding that our Jesuit community is about education and formation, faith and justice, gratitude and service, community and spirit. This is what makes Jesuit “different.” This is our crusade. I am excited to begin this journey with you. We look forward to welcoming you on campus this year.
Thomas D. Arndorfer President
Facts About Our New President "Our commitment to you is to ensure that what has made Jesuit 'different' over the last 60 years remains embedded in our culture and community into the foreseeable future." - Thomas Arndorfer Tom's alma maters include Jesuit High School (Sacramento), the University of Notre Dame, and Harvard Business School.
Tom and his wife, Julie, have three children, one JHS alum and two current JHS students: Katie '13, John '17 and David '18.
Tom and his family have been members of Our Lady of the Lake parish for 14 years.
At the Mass of the Holy Spirit on September 16, 2016, Thomas Arndorfer was officially installed as the 12th president of Jesuit High School. Photo by Michelle Foley '06.
Message from the Superior, Fr. J.K. Adams, S.J.
The celebration of the ordination of Fr. Patrick Couture, S.J. at Saint Aloysius Church in Spokane, WA. Several JHS friends of Fr. Pat’s attended the ordination.
I am honored to welcome you on behalf of all the Jesuits who live here in the Canisius Jesuit community at Jesuit High School. We are heirs to a long line of men who gave their inspiration and energy to the education of young men, and, for the past 23 years, young women. This fall marks the sixty-first year since the members of the Society of Jesus came to southwest Portland to establish Jesuit High School. The vowed life of Jesuits causes us to be men who are deeply committed to the work and the people we are sent to by our superiors. It also keeps us free to be mobile and missionable by those same superiors. Many years we have had to say some goodbyes to Jesuits who move on to different missions. We are happy that there will be no goodbyes this year. A new Jesuit to the community and the school joined us this fall: Mr. Eddie Ngo, S.J. Eddie recently completed his philosophy studies at the ITESO/Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara, Mexico. He was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas, received his BS degree in biochemistry from the University of Dallas and completed graduate studies at the University of Texas Medical School, Houston. Eddie, who has been active in the Christian Life Community, enjoys singing, playing the guitar and composing music. He entered the Jesuits in 2012. Eddie joins Mr. Billy Biegler, S.J. who begins his third and final year of regency and Mr. John Guyol, S.J. beginning his second, and maybe final, year of regency. It will be quite the trio! And now it looks like a Jesuit novice will also be joining us for second semester! While Billy, John and Eddie will keep the fresh air flowing throughout the community and school, continuity
Fr. JK Adams, S.J. blesses Fr. Patrick Couture, S.J. during his ordination.
and wisdom will be the mission of the old standbys: Father Larry Robinson, S.J., Father Kevin Clarke, S.J., Fr. Paul Grubb (who has returned to live with us but continues his work at Province Vocation Promoter), and me. One very happy event to note from both the perspective of the school and the Jesuit Community, was the celebration of the ordination of Fr. Patrick Couture, S.J. The ordination took place at Saint Aloysius Church in Spokane, WA. Fr. Pat was a regent here at JHS 2011-2013. What joyful occasion to see this man’s years of formation and his generosity come to fruition by witnessing his ordination to the priesthood. Several JHS friends of Fr. Pat’s came to Spokane for the ordination. I was particularly moved to have been invited to join his parents in placing his priestly vestments on him. Two weeks after the ordination, Fr. Pat came back to JHS to preside at a Mass of Thanksgiving for many of his colleagues and past students. Mass was in the Canisius Chapel and was deeply moving. Experiences such as these remind us all of who we are and what we value. It is a profoundly consoling sign that the good Lord intends for the work of the Society of Jesus to continue into the future. As ever, the Jesuits at Jesuit High School want to assure you all that we love you and that we are praying for you. AMDG,
Fr. J.K. Adams, S.J. Superior at Jesuit High School •
The Legacy Club is a group of individuals who have included Jesuit in their estate plans. Their gifts will live in perpetuity with interest from the gifts continually benefitting Jesuit students and Jesuit High School.
The Legacy Club
Mike, Eliana, and Jennie Kuenz
Legacy Giving Reflects Mutual Beliefs BY ANNE ROBINSON, MAJOR GIFTS OFFICER
student, I was lucky to be a recipient of financial aid. Now Jennie Cournia Kuenz ’97 and her husband Mike may as a member of the Legacy Club, I can ensure that another have attended different Jesuit high schools, but both are young person has the same opportunity to come here and deeply committed to the mission of Jesuit education. In benefit as I did.” order to honor the Jesuit tradition of giving back to others, Jennie and Mike met with an estate planning attorney the couple recently decided to become members of the who encouraged them to include three charities in their Legacy Club. “We are young, but we felt the time was right will. Of course they both selected their high schools without to plan for our future charitable giving," says Jennie. hesitation! Jennie knows that Jesuit will be wise stewards Mike, a graduate of DeSmet High School in St. Louis, of her contributions. “I donate each moved to Oregon after college and year because I believe in making that is the general manager of David "Mike and I both view Jesuit commitment to Jesuit and every little Hill Winery. Jennie has a unique bit counts.” perspective on the school as an education as an integral Their attorney also helped the alumna as well as a member of the couple discern the significant factors faculty, teaching math and physics component to making the in their lives and how their estate will for the past 12 years. be distributed. It has been a positive “I always knew I wanted to come world a better place." experience so far and aligns with the back and teach here," she says. "Jesuit couples' core values. Jennie and Mike is a great place to work.” Jennie has - Jennie Cournia Kuenz '97 encourage alumni, alumni parents, seen first-hand in the classroom and current parents of any age to and in programs like Setons (a faith consider becoming a member of the Legacy Club. sharing group for young women) how Jesuit's curriculum “It is important to us to give back to Jesuit and to and co-curricular programs shape students from diverse support our mutual beliefs in the mission of educating backgrounds to be men and women for others. young men and women for others,” says Jennie. The Legacy Club was especially appealing to Jennie If you would like to help Jesuit with a planned gift, please and Mike. Even though they don’t know what their assets contact Diane Salzman, Vice President for Development, at will be in the future, they are ready to move forward with firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-291-5497. their estate planning. Jennie is especially eager to help Jesuit students who need financial aid. “The financial aid program is near and dear to me," she says. "When I was a
Diversity Update “Multicultural Week was a highlight of my freshman year. It provided a way for Jesuit students to embrace their different cultural ethnicities and advocate for one another. My favorite part of the week was the Diversity Showcase Assembly. I had the pleasure of watching students of various backgrounds perform their cultural dances. In the future, I look forward to contributing to Multicultural Week”. -Naomi Kasahun '19 Class of 2016 end-of-year group photo.
Diversity Insights and Highlights BY MELISSA LOWERY, DIVERSITY DIRECTOR
Reflecting on events from this past year, our Jesuit community experienced some amazing highlights.
Tastes of Culture took over the Knight Lobby during both lunches on Thursday. Students prepared dishes from countries ranging from Denmark to Asia to Mexico to Ethiopia (to name just a few). The lines were long, but everyone was happy and enjoyed the food from different parts of the world. On the last day of Multicultural Week, students and faculty had a chance to reflect on what they learned over the week by writing on paper leaves and placing the leaves on our Tree of Reflection. The Tree was created and put together by some of our art students and Jesuit teacher Sascha Gordon-Manning. The Tree will be a token and a piece of art that reflects the student body in their efforts to embrace multiculturalism.
Multicultural Week We kicked off Multicultural Week last March with a keynote from filmmaker and producer Andre Robert Lee. After addressing the student body in the morning, Mr. Lee presented and screened his film, I’m Not Racist…Am I? for the Jesuit community that evening in the Moyer and held an in-depth, inclusive conversation with the audience. On Tuesday afternoon, we had two Brown Bags on Black Lives Matter and Law Enforcement with Jesuit alum and former police officer George Weatheroy '75 and Jesuit’s Chief Security Officer Cathe Kent. This Brown Bag highlighted an important issue that has impacted our society and students in our school community. Wednesday included our diversity showcase assembly which was packed with fun, excitement and lots of talent! There were dancers, singers, spoken word artists, and much more. Students fell in love with the interactive camera capturing real time reactions which included a ton of laughs and smiles. We also had our second Brown Bag of the week presented by the Advocacy Club during both lunches about Islamic Faith with guest speaker Harris Zafar.
Nine Jesuit students attended the Sixth Bi-Annual Latino Youth Summit in San Francisco in March. St. Ignatius Prep hosted the two-day event where the theme for the weekend was “Tu Lucha es Mi Lucha" (Your Struggle is My Struggle). Our freshman through senior students (Jesse Acosta, Montse Catalan, Zach Enriquez, Stacy Escobar, Sebastian Gonzalez, Estevan Granados, Judy Pacheco, Josh Ramirez, Chantal Reyes) and chaperones Al Kato and
Asian American Welcome Back Picnic - August 2016
Claudia Raffaele were treated to myriad keynote addresses, break-out sessions, and activities aimed at empowering us toward social justice and advocating for change. Students engaged in dialogue about issues they faced, gentrification, privilege, racism, misappropriation, and advocacy. Amid these serious discussion topics, however, they also had time to ride the cable car and BART, hear two spoken word artists, and dance to the Escovedo Latin Jazz Band. "Overall it was a fantastic experience, and our students were fired up to lead our Legado Latino Club starting this fall," says Al Kato, Associate Director of Diversity and Inclusion.
workshops, college and career fair booths, entertainment and dancing from Bollywood entertainer DJ Prashant, and keynote Simon Tam, activist and founder and bassist of the first all Asian American dance band, the Slants.
Day of Silence and Unity Club
Our Unity club came together this year stronger than ever and organized Jesuit’s Day Of Silence,a student-led event that brings attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying, and harassment in schools. In the following weeks, Unity Club sponsored its first-ever Brown Bag on "How To Be An Ally." Students from the club spoke about their personal experiences and engaged in courageous conversations with faculty and fellow students.
African American Luncheon
On May 24, we had our annual African American Luncheon. The luncheon was packed with current students and alums. This popular event allows for our AfricanAmerican students to talk with and receive advice from our alumni. This year was extra special as we celebrated the class of 2016, one of the largest classes of African-American seniors in the history of Jesuit. In August, we held our Asian American, AfricanAmerican and Latino Welcome Back picnics. We also hosted the African American Summit in September. We look forward to more socially conscious Brown Bags and to continuing our courageous conversations in the Jesuit community.
Legado Latino Summit - March 2016
Asian American Leadership Conference
In May, we took several students to the Asian American Youth Leadership Conference (AALYC) held at Concordia University. The theme this year was “Have a Voice.” Students had an amazing time enjoying the many activities AAYLC offered throughout the day. Activities included
Teamwork and the Common Good BY MIKE HUGHES ‘79, ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
One of the key principles at the heart of Catholic social teaching is the concept of the “common good.” Our religious tradition invites us to make economic, environmental, and geo-political decisions not just to benefit the wealthy or the powerful, but to promote the needs of the entire community. Thus when Pope Francis spoke in Washington DC last fall to the joint session of Congress, he stated, “Your own responsibility as members of Congress is to enable this country, by your legislative activity, to grow as a nation … you are called to defend and preserve the dignity of your fellow citizens in the tireless and demanding pursuit of the common good, for this is the chief aim of all politics.” Likewise, when our Pontiff wrote about the care of our environment in his encyclical, Laudato Si, he devoted an entire chapter to the common good. Drawing upon insights from Vatican II, he implored: “Human ecology is inseparable from the notion of the common good, a central and unifying principle of social ethics. The common good is ‘the sum of those conditions of social life which
allow social groups and their individual members relatively thorough and ready access to their own fulfilment’ [Gaudium et Spes 26].” While the concept of common good is taught and promoted many places on Jesuit’s campus, I think it is fair to say that athletics is a central place where students can experience and appropriate this core Catholic value. Whether our coaches call it teamwork, community, fellowship, brotherhood, or a “we not me attitude,” I believe our coaching staff is constantly teaching and reinforcing the “common good” in their practices and games. I think athletes quickly learn that embracing the common good in sports is not always easy, and often it involves sacrifice, selflessness, and humility. When a running back is pulled aside during tryouts and told by his football coach, “I know you want to be a halfback, but we feel another player is just a little better and we need you as our starting blocking back,” that young man has a profound choice. Does he give up his desires, his individual glory, and his personal
preferences so he can commit himself fully into a totally different position that will benefit his teammates? In other words, does he embrace the common good? That conversation occurred two years ago with Jason Talley. While very talented, Coach Potter felt our team can be better with Jason as fullback blocking for our tailback Chase Morrison. It was a very successful combination. And the happy ending occurred this year when Jason was moved to halfback and he ran a 6A-best 2,620 yards and 45 touchdowns to help lead the Crusaders to a state championship. A similar situation occurred this past year in Jesuit volleyball for Nicole Peterson. In 2014, as an outside hitter, Nicole earned player of year honors as the best 6A player in the state. Going into her senior year, Jesuit needed a setter and had a plethora of front row hitters. Nicole graciously gave up her coveted outside hitting position and fully embraced the setting position. Another happy ending occurred for Nicole as she was again selected as the 6A player of the year, helped lead the team to the state championship,
and this remarkable diversity in talent prompted her to be named by MaxPreps as the #1 high school player in the nation.
"Athletes who commit to the team and A common gooD often reap a comradery and fellowship that the world cannot give." But sacrifice for the common good doesn’t always get recognized and rewarded publicly. Teamwork and commitment to community is most often practiced and performed in the shadows. Common good is seen in the third string player on the basketball team who rarely gets in the game, but consistently gives 110% in practice to make his teammates better. It is embodied by the defender on the varsity soccer team who stops potential goals game after game, yet never gets her name in the paper like the scorers in the front line. It is seen in that eighth best runner on the cross country team who trains just as hard as the rest of the runners, then spends time in the evening writing encouraging letters to her teammates and quietly confronts teammates who gossip on social media, yet must watch from the sidelines as the top 7 runners get to compete at state. And it is witnessed in the hundreds of athletes who are invited to illicit parties, yet they make healthy choices. They repeatedly decline the invitation to these parties because there is alcohol, so they stay at home to avoid the potential suspension which would hurt their teammates. These are the heroes of the common good. Yet sacrifice and giving in the shadows often involves light. Those who surrender for the common good
soon get to experience the Christian paradox. For we often realize that service and selflessness for others results in joy and consolation. The wisdom of St. Francis often rings true: It is in giving that we receive, and it is in pardoning that we are pardoned and it is dying to self that we rise. Athletes who commit to the team often reap a comradery and fellowship that the world cannot give. When a state trophy is lifted in the air or a team that perhaps did not win many games but overachieved beyond expectations celebrates their season, there are many smiles that go around. In these joyfilled moments, it is difficult to discern the starter from the non-starter, the top goal scorer from the practice player. For in teamwork, all share the joy. All share the pride. All are one. Our Catholic social justice tradition invites us to live generous, othercentered, selfless lives. We are called to respect the environment, promote a just economic system, and create a society that serves the common good. Perhaps those in power throughout the world should remember back to their high school sport teams. It might be naïve to think that the values we learned on the soccer pitch or football field might end world hunger, our environmental crisis, and international conflicts. But then again, perhaps if world leaders remember the joy of their youth where they put aside individual glory for the sake of the team, sacrificed for their brothers, and shared a common vision, maybe world politics might change for the better. What if we had an economic policy built on the concept, “there is no I in team?” What if we made environmental decisions on what is best for all of us to “win” in the long term. What if in the midst of world war-torn conflict, we blew a whistle, called both sides together and lined up and shook hands with the opponent? Wouldn’t the world be a much better place if we all embraced the common good? Go team!
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//EMBRACING OUR FUTURE By Craig Huseby, IT Director
his past spring I had an interesting conversation with one of our sophomore students. He was part of the original class of students who had iPads from the start of their journey at Jesuit. I talked about the change from the huge backpacks that once roamed the halls and the crush of gear in lockers. He had never experienced the 25 pounds of texts and binders that some students lugged around daily just a couple of years ago. He was disbelieving that students had really done that such a short time ago. Two years is a long time in high school. Students have moved on, and are integrating this new tool into their daily academic experience. They find ways to use it that we never thought of, making use of the tools available to them (and lugging around much less weight in their backpacks!). Last year we made some course corrections in our 1:1 program for year 2. We provided more structure and limitations for the younger students and banned game play of any kind during the school day. These were things we had discussed before year 1, but had chosen not to implement for a variety of reasons. As with any big change, it’s
a process more than a single shift. Moving into year 3, we will continue to refine policies and practices. We will also be adding more tools to our repertoire and building our technical abilities. The faculty is still working to convert curriculum researched and created over the years to digital age equivalents. Every year we grow to use our Learning Management System, Canvas, as an efficient tool for scaffolding and building courses. We now know what we have, and are rolling up our sleeves to really use it. I would expect growth in the use of online quizzes this year, as it improves the grading time by leaps and bounds, and provides nearly immediate feedback for students.
WHAT'S NEW? • Apple Classroom:
a system and set of tools released with the specific goal of giving teachers and IT staff more control of iPads, as well as streamlining a cumbersome consumeroriented setup and control of iTunes accounts.
• Expanding the school's
reach in Internet filtering, including off-campus filtering of network connections for all iPads.
We also see a trend in education away from textbooks in their traditional form. Some courses lend themselves to a curated collection of materials. Primary sources, news articles, and teacher-created materials all have a place in class curriculum. This gives our students a richer and more nuanced experience with subject matter.
entire classroom of iPads simultaneously. We will also be expanding the school's reach in Internet filtering, starting off-campus filtering of network connections for all of our iPads. This has been a goal from the beginning, and the technology is finally catching up with the needs of education. This will help to focus some of our younger students even more, and add some additional no-go boundaries for our older, nearly college-bound, students.
"ipads in the classroom have given me the opportunity to explore new aspects of the world. options for expanding knowledge have felt limitless."
There will also be improvements for PowerSchool, our student information system. Students will now be able to connect with the app, and teachers will have the option to move to their new and improved HTML5 version of gradebook. Another predicted transition has to do with the cost. We're beginning to see the educational marketplace get very competitive for 1:1 devices and materials. iPad prices are starting to drop, as competition from a myriad of Android competitors crowd the market. In the book world, publishers are forced to accept the added competition and ease of change in a digital book market.
- sam ulum '17
From an IT perspective, the last two years have been nonstop change and growth. The software and tools provided by Apple have grown by leaps and bounds. Two years have seen three different versions of the iPad released, along with three major iOS launches. Each held many improvements, but also frustrating flaws and idiosyncrasies. iPad networking has improved greatly, the number of devices having problems connecting has dropped significantly due to better software from Apple and Cisco. But backing up and restoring a device over the Internet that can hold 32GB (or 64GB!) of data on a handheld device is still a challenge on a good day. After year 2, it feels like we’re coming to a turning point. We are now less worried about the basic operation of iPads, and more focused on improving the teacher and student experience.
All of the local Catholic schools are now 1:1 or on the verge of going 1:1. Public districts like Vancouver, Beaverton, and Bend-Redmond are fully 1:1. This is a sea change in education, which is rapidly spreading to all schools in the US. As you see, we have a lot going on. We’ve made it through the sophomore slump! It's now time to take what we have learned and build on it for the future.
What’s new for the 2016-17 school year? We’re eager to test the release of a new Apple product, Apple Classroom, a system and set of tools released with the specific goal of giving teachers and IT staff more control of iPads, as well as streamlining a cumbersome consumeroriented setup and control of iTunes accounts. The classroom tools will allow teachers to view and control the iPads in their classroom to keep students on task and to allow a quick transition to new materials, with the teacher controlling an •
Auction: A Dazzling Success! Jesuit High School’s Rare as a Diamond 48th Annual Auction Gala on Saturday, April 30, 2016 celebrated the school’s monumental 60th anniversary and honored President John Gladstone, who retired on June 30th after 11 years at Jesuit and 49 years total in Jesuit education. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of Kim Grimme and Gina O’Neill, 2016 Auction co-chairs, over 670 guests were treated to an evening of glitz and glam at the black-tie-optional evening. During Auction night alone, the school raised $1,047,000. Through the contribution of pre-committed gifts and multi-year pledges, the special appeal in support of the John and Gina Gladstone Endowment Fund for Financial Aid was bolstered by an additional $1.6 million. The grand total was an impressive $2.7 million! To continue to build a legacy of “men and women for others,” join us at this year's annual Auction Gala on Saturday, April 29, 2017.
Bidders at the 2016 Auction
Chairs Gina O'Neill and Kim Grimme
John and Gina Gladstone
A Heartfelt "Thank You" to our Presenting Sponsors and our Fantastic Volunteers!
Live Auction Production: Stacy Niedermeyer Packaging & Display: Rose Kilpatrick and Marcia Maddock PowerPoint Production & Silent Auction Display/ Set-Up: Emily Phan Raffle: Tom Palenchar Reservations: Susan Menendez and Annie Mueller Silent Auction Table Closer: Kathleen Gardipee Table Host & Reservations: Mary Murphy Volunteer Coordinator: Trasie Humble
Chairs: Kim Grimme and Gina O’Neill Advertising & Clean-Up: Darcy Paquette Catalog & Communications: Jennifer Mayerle Floral Decor & Guest Tables Set-Up: Mary Martinez and Lisa Harper Community Groups: Kim Takla Data Entry: Kristin Kaden Dreyer Donor Phone Calls: Wendy Pernas Inventory & Item Pick-Up: Danielle Wheeler Live Auction Procurement Committee: Patty Borst, Elizabeth Contag, Kim Grimme, Ann Naughton, Gina O’Neill, Wendy Pernas, and Anne Robinson •
A Moment in JHS History "I believe certain events happen for a reason." - Mary Kleffner - Mother of Jake '03 and Adam '07. Mary was asked to speak at Jesuit's first Financial Aid Luncheon but found herself unable to do so the day before the event. Thankfully, her father, Bill McFarland, was able to speak in her place and helped raise $250,000 for financial aid.
Jake Kleffner '03
Adam Kleffner '07 Mary Kleffner's parents, Melba and Bill McFarland
The Makings of the First Financial Aid Luncheon BY DIANE SALZMAN, VICE PRESIDENT FOR DEVELOPMENT
nerve problem. She was unable to walk. Fighting tears, Mary called Judy, explained her problem, and asked if her father, Bill McFarland, could speak on her behalf. Bill, after all, was a "PR guy," a former Oregon manager of UPI. He had spent most of his life in communication and was wellknown in his field. Judy Werner did not want to imposition Bill. She said, "That's okay Mary, we'll figure out something else." Mary persisted, "Just let him help—he'll be great, I promise." That afternoon, Judy Werner and Dick Gedrose, Jesuit's President at the time, met Mary's dad and listened to his presentation during the event rehearsal. After Bill finished, Dick approached him, shook his hand, and said, "There's no question that you'll deliver that speech tomorrow. You embrace the Jesuit mission." Bill McFarland spoke at the luncheon the next day and received a standing ovation. In subsequent weeks, Judy Werner received letters that complimented Bill on his impassioned speech. Some letters included additional checks for the financial aid program. A few letters included marriage proposals due to Bill's charm and grace during and after the event! Over the years, Bill McFarland would often tell people how he helped raise $250,000 for Jesuit High School at that inaugural Financial Aid Luncheon. He would talk about his gratitude for Jesuit's generosity and the impact the Jesuit community had on his son-in-law and his grandsons. Bill was proud of his grandsons and he was proud of Jesuit High School. Sadly, Bill passed away on February 4, 2015. May the choir of angels greet him in Paradise.
"I believe certain events happen for a reason," claims Mary Kleffner, daughter of Bill McFarland and mother of Jake ’03 and Adam '07. "Fourteen or fifteen years ago, I received a call from Judy Werner, Jesuit's Treasurer at the time, asking if I would be willing to speak at a new fundraiser—the Financial Aid Luncheon. Judy explained that more students than ever needed tuition assistance to attend Jesuit. It was imperative to launch a fundraiser that would help make a Jesuit education possible for many students in our community." Mary was selected to speak at the event since she was the mother of a student receiving aid and she had a story that Judy Werner knew an audience would want to hear. Mary Kleffner's life had changed dramatically in 1999 when her husband, Steve '74, passed away at age 43 from a heart attack. She knew that her husband had always wanted her boys to attend his alma mater. Mary was also confident that without financial aid, her sons would never fulfill their father's dream. Mary Kleffner wanted to explain how her son was receiving more than an excellent education. She wanted as many people as possible to know how her son was able to pursue his and his father's passion for football, how Coach Ken Potter spent time mentoring the young man without a father, how Jesuit teachers and staff extended kindness and looked out for her son, and how Jesuit families included him in various activities and provided experiences that he would not otherwise have had. Mary wanted the audience at the school's first Financial Aid Luncheon to understand the significance of the Jesuit community in her family's life. One day before the event, Mary awoke with a sciatic •
of Ignatian Education John Gladstone’s legacy will extend far beyond his 49 years working in Jesuit schools
BY MICHELLE (LEIS) FOLEY '06, MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST
him for her child’s classmate. “I’d thought about being a doctor or a lawyer, but it just happened by chance that I had a teaching opportunity, and I just loved teaching.” After a challenging first year of teaching full time and finishing his undergraduate degree in classics, Mr. Gladstone was offered a position at St. Ignatius, his high school alma mater in Cleveland, OH. “Teaching Latin, I often dressed up in a toga. I taught the kids three or four of the fight songs in Latin, and we’d sing those together at pep rallies—I was a pretty nutty teacher,” he recalls. Over the next 40 years, Mr. Gladstone went on to serve Jesuit schools in a variety of roles, mainly in his native state of Ohio. From 1967 to 2005, his career developed from high school teacher, coach, development VP and principal, to university dean. But when Jesuit High School in Portland came calling about an opening for the role of president in 2005, Mr. Gladstone wasn’t interested. “I thought I would end my career at John Carroll University,” says Mr. Gladstone, who admits he was reluctant to move away from Cleveland and his large, close knit family. But reluctance eventually gave way to enthusiasm when he and his wife Gina were persuaded to visit Portland. “We were welcomed like kings and queens.” Mr. Gladstone says he and Gina were interested in all of the wonderful attributes that the city of Portland has to offer, but most especially, they were touched by the great kindness of the Jesuit community. “I’d never
At Jesuit High School, we talk a lot about the profile of a Jesuit student at the time of his or her graduation. We ask our students to be religious, open to growth, intellectually competent, committed to justice and loving. But what can we say about the profile of the Ignatian educator upon retirement? As it stands, we have to look no further than the example set by our own “Lion of Ignatian Education,” as his colleagues refer to him, John Gladstone. Mr. Gladstone retired this July after a lifetime of work devoted to Catholic and Jesuit education. He served his final 11 years at the helm of Jesuit High School as president, but his legacy will live on for thousands of students and families who attended any one of the six high schools or colleges he worked for over the course of his 49-year career with the Jesuits. “John is an exceptional teacher, administrator, and person. John teaches by example. He models what it means to be an Ignatian educator. He encourages us to do our very best in the classroom and on the stage or athletic field, to strive for the Magis - not necessarily doing more, but doing what we do more deeply,” says former principal and teacher Sandy Satterberg.
The Road to Education Mr. Gladstone began his career as a high school Latin teacher in 1967 while still in his senior year of college. “It was a hard year. I was 20, and I looked very young,” says Mr. Gladstone, who even recalls a parent mistaking •
the end of his tenure, financial aid reached a record 2.85 million dollars per year with more than a quarter of students benefiting from need-based assistance. “Financial aid is important to our school. I asked the board to increase the financial aid at a higher percentage level than tuition, and that’s happened every year, and sometimes dramatically.” Under Gladstone’s leadership, the school has seen unprecedented growth with enrollment, now just shy of 1,300 students, and it has also seen the numbers of students of color nearly double to 32 percent. This is thanks to the ongoing commitment of Jesuit’s board of trustees, administration, and admissions director Erin DeKlotz. Jesuit’s close relationship with St. Andrew Nativity School, a Jesuit middle school in Northeast Portland that serves low-income students of color, also contributes to Jesuit’s diverse student body. Many of St. Andrews’ students move on to Jesuit for their high school education, and it was Mr. Gladstone’s mission to see that the relationship between the schools continued to prosper. “These kids have brought an unbelievable dimension to our school that I didn’t anticipate when I first got here. They give us
been in a place where everyone, I mean everyone seemed to understand and live the mission – every student counts,” says Mr. Gladstone regarding his initial impressions of Jesuit.
The Winds of Change The school that Mr. Gladstone inherited in 2005 was financially healthy, and involved a large, supportive community, and a glowing reputation. The school was also successful in challenging students academically and preparing them for college. Co-curricular activities like athletics, theater and campus ministry thrived. But Mr. Gladstone saw opportunity for growth. “With such significant successes comes a grand caveat not to be satisfied with these,” he reflects. Gladstone immediately set to work trying to create a more diverse student body. “As strong as Jesuit was, we needed to create a more diverse student population, reflecting the community we are seeking to serve.” In the first year of his presidency, fewer than one in six students received about 900,000 dollars of available financial aid. By •
backpack weighed between 36 and 38 pounds,” Gladstone says, referring to the weight of traditional textbooks. Jesuit has moved predominantly to e-textbooks and now places an emphasis on using new technologies in the classroom. “We want to be on the cutting edge as we move ahead.” Gladstone says it’s also incumbent upon the school to teach responsible use of technology in the face of a rapidly changing world wherein the latest technologies often dominate social life.
Leadership and Legacy But for all the tangible changes Mr. Gladstone has brought to the school, it is his personal touch and unwavering kindness that will be remembered by the community, says campus ministry director Don Clarke: “I see his legacy of tremendous financial stability, steady growth and new buildings. But he did this without losing sight of the importance of the students in his life. The lunches, dinners, meetings and trips he had were remarkable, but the students never saw him as a missingin-action president. He was tireless in his approach to care for the students.” Alumni Director Kathy Baarts agrees that Mr. Gladstone will be remembered first and foremost for the relationships he fostered: “The thing that has always struck me was John’s deep gratitude. In an age where written notes have become a thing of the past, John wrote them daily. He inspired me
a sense of genuine; they are mission-filled kids wanting to change the world,” says Gladstone “By increasing diversity, he has taught us to be committed to always doing justice and to remember that each young person in our classroom enriches the experiences for others. John has helped us to see each student as a gift
“John has taught us that each young person in our classroom enriches the experiences for others. He has helped us to see each student as a gift from God.” from God,” says Sandy Satterberg. The footprint of Jesuit’s campus is yet another area that has changed significantly under Mr. Gladstone’s direction. The LEED certified Elorriaga Center for Science and Mathematics, the new Dieringer Center for school administration, the Jubilee Bell Tower, the concessions and press box, and the Clark Library renovation are all new to the school campus. But perhaps the most significant change to the school’s property is in the acquisition of the neighboring retail area Valley Plaza. “The purchase of Valley Plaza is a huge change that will impact the school for 50 years. That is our future,” says Gladstone. But not all the changes under Gladstone’s administration involved student demographics or the physical landscape of the school. There is now a distinct hum around campus with the presence of iPads in every classroom. “I heard that at one time the average freshman •
to continue to write them, and there were days where we compared to see who had written more. Although email is definitely easier, having that handwritten note brightened many people’s days and showed John’s care and concern for the recipient.” English teacher Tim Sprehe says he will remember Mr. Gladstone’s dedication to the students in his life: “I had the opportunity on two occasions to see John’s commitment to our students. Two of our graduating seniors were extremely concerned about the prospect of paying for college. Both of these students came from difficult backgrounds. One lost her father to cancer, and the other came from a broken home. John helped one of the girls fly to Denver to participate in an interview for a full-tuition scholarship (which she won!), and when the other girl would be facing a large financial deficit to attend Seattle U, John got on the 18
phone with the president of Seattle U, and managed to get her extra scholarship money to make Seattle U affordable for her. And I’m pretty sure these were not isolated cases. Everything John did was to help students.” Mr. Gladstone will be remembered by countless members of the Jesuit community, including students, alumni, parents, and faculty, for his courage to act with an abundance of kindness. Through high fives, handshakes, and hugs, through letters of encouragement, cheers at sports games, and prayers at mass, Mr. Gladstone’s legacy will live on at Jesuit High School.
been present for everything, and she already has a fulltime job!” Mr. Gladstone also plans to venture into the great outdoors on fishing and backpacking trips, and he looks forward to making a pilgrimage to his own personal holy sites: baseball stadiums across the Midwest. Upon announcing his retirement last fall, Mr. Gladstone shared these words with the school community: “In all humility, I have gained much more than I have given at Jesuit, and I have learned invaluable insights about this school community and how it treats each person with dignity, a belief in God, kindness, and the expectation of goodness. I have said this often in the past ten-plus years, and it is even more true today--serving as president of Jesuit has been the most rewarding and fulfilling job in all my years of Jesuit education.” We wish Mr. Gladstone the best of luck in his retirement, and hope his days are filled with family, baseball, and sleeping in past 6 a.m.!
Family and the Future In his retirement, Mr. Gladstone plans to spend time with his large, close-knit family, including his six siblings, seven children, seven grandchildren, and his wife Gina, whom he calls a great blessing: “She has walked with me every step of the way. The number of Jesuit events she’s gone to is beyond what I could have ever expected. She’s
A Message from John Gladstone What great memories I am taking with me as 11 wonderful years at Jesuit come to a close! When I first arrived as Jesuit’s president in July 2005, I had no idea what I was about to experience and feel and embrace. Our school has, I know, changed in these 11 years; and I have too. You, as part of this remarkable Jesuit High School community, have helped me to grow as president – and you have truly made me a better person. Thank you for that and so much more. My work at Jesuit has included many challenges and many more blessings and opportunities. I have learned so much here – the meaning of community, the understanding of our mission as Catholic and Jesuit, the importance of faith, the meaningfulness of service and servant leadership, the need to appreciate differences, the hunger for innovation and tradition and sustainability, the significance of the belief in the goodness of every person, the need never to be satisfied with the status quo, the role gratitude must play in our lives, and the significance of hope in the unseen. On behalf of my wife, Gina, and myself, I thank you for welcoming us into this wonderful Jesuit community, for your support of us and our school, for believing in us and walking with us, and for the times you have said “Welcome!” and “How can I help?” and “Thank you.” Jesuit will continue to need you and embrace you, and I have great faith that you will stay close. Please know too that you have a wonderful and caring new president in Tom Arndorfer. With hope and gratitude, John Gladstone •
VALEDICTORIANS Andrew Bai Megan Lim SALUTATORIANS William Grimme Ashley He NATIONAL MERIT FINALISTS Andrew Bai William Grimme Ashley He Nathaniel Holcomb Dylan Johnson Joshua Peltz Rory Soiffer Adithya Srikanthan NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALIST Christopher Goodman NATIONAL MERIT COMMENDED STUDENTS Nathan Bolton Madison Bozich Amy Caldwell Margaret Clare Madeline Cusick Jonathan Deming Olivia Glaser Amber Grimmer Anselm LeFave Nicole McCullough Quinn McDonnell Eric Restic Luke Sparks Emily Strand Preetha Velu Utkarsh Yadav
SENIOR SPEAKERS Dylan Johnson Serena Oduro SENIOR LOYALTY AWARDS Hadley Wilhoite Patrick Quinn FR. HENRY SCHULTHEIS, S.J. CHRISTIAN COMMITMENT AWARD Julia Marieb JESUIT SCHOOLS NETWORK AWARDS David Bridges Jenna Koury
DEPARTMENT AWARDS Anatomy & Physiology: Hadley Wilhoite Art: Shannon Drew Band: Remy Delplanche & Geoffrey Henderson Broadcast Journalism: Rylie Keudell Campus Ministry: Irah-Vanessa Comia & Ian Elsenbach Chinese: Kyle Bishop Choir: Joshua Peltz Christian Service: Michelle Escobar Machorro Computer Science: Rory Soiffer Diversity: Alzena Henry Drama: Elizabeth Rees English: Heidi Olyaei French: Lilah Butler History: Jess Hatfield Journalism: Olivia Glaser & Emily Preble Mathematics: Andrew Bai Physical Education: Amy Caldwell Science: Natalie Bolton Spanish: Michael Tobin Student Government: Madeline White Technical Theatre: Ryan Lund Theology: David Bridges & Olivia Glaser Yearbook: Rachel Phan & Alessandra Ferriso CLASS OF 2016 STATS 8 National Merit Finalists 16 National Merit Commended Students 176 Presidential Academic Award Winners 111 National Honor Society Members (3.6+ G.P.A. plus service and leadership) AP Exams - Spring 2016: 510 AP Exams to 296 students (92% of students who took the AP tests received a score of 3 or greater. 71% received a score of 4 or 5 (5 is the highest possible score) Average SAT Score: 1726 Average ACT Composite Score: 27
Total Hours of Christian Service: 43,187 Average Christian Service Hours per Student: 138 (73 hours per student of service that were not required) College Bound: 99%+ TEACHER RECOGNITION Educator of the Year: Jason Cammann Sandy Satterberg Award for Excellence in Ignatian Pedagogy: Renè Villareal
Deeper Meaning ... A MESSAGE FOR THE CLASS OF 2016 INTRODUCTION BY DON CLARKE, CAMPUS MINISTRY DIRECTOR
The theme for the 2015-16 school year came from a letter written by Maryknoll Sr. Ita Ford MM to her niece 35 years ago. Sr. Ita wrote, “I hope you can come to find that which gives life a deep meaning for you … ” Those words served as a guide for our year. Soon after the letter was written, on Dec. 2, 1980, Sr. Ita was murdered, along with Sr. Maura Clarke MM, Ursuline Sr. Dorothy Kazel OSU and lay missioner Jean Donovan. Their bodies were found two days later in shallow graves. To make this letter more real for our students, especially the seniors who would reflect on these words during the Pilgrimage, we were able to contact St. Ita's niece, Jennifer, the recipient of the letter. Somewhat hesitant at first, she welcomed the chance to honor her beloved aunt. "My family is so appreciative of any effort to keep Ita's legacy and memory alive," she said.
Jennifer called to speak with the seniors on their Pilgrimage.
During the Pilgrimage, Sr. Ita's letter was mentioned at every stop. On the final stop, Pilgrimage leaders revealed a special message. Senior lead walkers Eric Restic and Irah Comia called Jennifer and asked her questions over speakerphone. She shared that "making connections with people" is what gives her life deeper meaning. Later that school year, Jennifer called in again and spoke to students at a special Friday Mass. That date was Dec.4, 35 years to the date when Salvadoran and U.S. officials found her aunt's body in a shallow grave. Jennifer reflected on how deeply painful it was to lose Sr. Ita and again spoke about the importance of making connections. Jesuit staff kept in touch with Jennifer throughout the school year and updated her on the seniors' progress. They told her about the death of junior Ruby Gray and that her aunt's words were more relevant than ever at that time. And they asked her one more favor – to write a prayer for the seniors to be read at their graduation practice. This is an article about two letters. Each one profound – one a request from an aunt to a niece, and one an answer to her aunt’s request 35 years ago written as a prayer for the Jesuit seniors. We are grateful to Jennifer for sharing her experiences and inspirational words.
Dear Jennifer, The odds that this note will arrive for your birthday are poor, but know I’m with you in spirit as you celebrate 16 big ones. I hope it’s a special day for you. I want to say something to you and I wish I were there to talk to you because sometimes letters don’t get across all the meaning and feeling. But, I’ll give it a try anyway. First of all, I love you and care about you and how you are. I'm sure you know that. And that holds if you're an angel or a goof-off, a genius or a jerk. A lot of that is up to you and what you decide to do with your life. •
What I want to say, some of it isn't too jolly birthday talk, but it's real. Yesterday I stood looking down at a 16-year-old who had been killed a few hours earlier. I know a lot of kids even younger who are dead. This is a terrible time in El Salvador for youth. A lot of idealism and commitment are getting snuffed Sr. Ita Ford MM out here now. The reasons why so many people are being killed are quite complicated, yet there are some clear, simple strands. One is that many people have a meaning to live, to sacrifice, struggle and even die. And whether their life spans sixteen years,
"I hope you can come to find that which gives life a deep meaning for you." around you aren't. I also gather that you haven’t been straining yourself this year in school. Maybe you’re into a drifting phase. I don’t know. You or no one else has said. All I know is that I want to say to you: Don’t waste the gifts and the opportunities you have to make yourself and other people happy. Do yourself and a lot of others a favor and get moving again. I hope this doesn't sound like some kind of sermon because I don't mean it that way. Rather, it's something that you learn here and I want to share it with you. In fact, it's my birthday present to you. If it doesn't make sense right at this moment, keep this and read it sometime from now. Maybe it will be clearer. Or ask me about it, OK? A very happy birthday to you and much, much love, Ita (August 16, 1980)
sixty or ninety, for them their life has had a purpose. In many ways, they are fortunate people. Brooklyn is not passing through the drama of El Salvador, but some things hold true wherever one is and at whatever age. What I am saying is that I hope you can come to find that which gives life a deep meaning for you ... something worth living for, maybe even worth dying for ... something that energizes you, enthuses you, enables you to keep moving ahead. I can't tell you what it might be. That is for you to find, to choose, to love. I can just encourage you to start looking and support you in the search. Maybe this sounds weird and off the wall, and maybe no one else will talk to you like this, but then, too, I'm seeing and living things that others
To the Class of 2016,
my colleagues, my community. For me, it is in the small moments of everyday life: sharing meals, talking and listening to one another, working, relaxing, tumbling together through the chaos of living. And holding each other up through the dark times, as we know how unpredictable and unforgiving life can sometimes be. This is my sustenance. It really is as simple as that, and yet it is everything. All of our lives are intertwined, whether we are at home, in our community or on a mission in a war-torn third world country. We have opportunities to make the world a Jennifer Sullivan, better place wherever we are, under age 16 & present any circumstances, and my prayer for you is that you take those opportunities whenever you can. I pray that as you go forward into the next phase of your lives, you forge new connections that enrich you, fulfill you and sustain you. I pray that you recognize and appreciate those that deepen your life experience and that you hold on to them, always moving ahead together. I pray each one of you has continual growth in being sustenance for those around you. In my mind, that is what makes life truly worth living and the world a better place. Wishing you a lifetime of success in all that you pursue. God Bless you all! Happy Graduation and much love from Brooklyn! Jennifer Sullivan (May 25, 2016)
I am writing to wish you all a graduation season that is filled with joy and the thrilling wonder of all that lies before you. I know it's a time of great anticipation laced with the bittersweetness of leaving childhood behind ... a powerful combination of elation and sadness. You have all reached this milestone together and no matter where you go or what you do, you will always have that shared history. My prayer for you all is that you draw on that as you go forward both as the foundation that holds you steady, and the springboard that sends you soaring to your highest capability. When I was about your age, a long time ago, my godmother, Ita Ford, a very strong, intelligent, spiritual, committed woman told me what her hope was for my future. She wanted me to find that which gave life deep meaning for me; something worth living for, maybe even worth dying for. Something that energized me, enthused me, enabled me to keep moving ahead. At the time, I was confused. Was I supposed to pick out this thing? Would it just land in my lap? Would it evolve? I remained confused for many, many years and at times I even felt as though I had failed to live up to her wish for me, because I did not "do" something to make the world a better place in the way that she had. I had not put my safety at risk, my very life on the line trying to help others in a dangerous place. Those were very big shoes to fill. Then, somehow, I realized what it was. I was living it all along. The thing that gives life a deeper meaning for me, the thing that enables me to keep moving ahead, is my connection to others. My family, my friends, •
2016 GRaDUaTIOn aWaRD WInneRS AGE QUOD AGIS AWARD Elaine Kloser & Jeff Hall Jeff grew up in Chicago, Illinois, and graduated from Northwestern University in 1984. After graduation, he toured with Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) before moving to Denver, Colorado, and founding a company called The Young People’s Theatre Project (YPTP), aiming to find unique and effective ways to introduce theatre artists and arts opportunities to young people of all ages. During his touring years, Jeff met his future wife, Koleen, and later moved to Missoula, Montana, to work as Associate Director of MCT from 1987-1991. Elaine hails from Warsaw, Indiana. She attributes her love of storytelling to her family, especially her parents who were wonderful storytellers. Elaine graduated from Ball State University with a degree in theatre and humanities. At Ball State, she had her first taste of directing young people through a children’s theatre practicum. Jeff and Elaine first met in Missoula in 1989, when Jeff hired her to work as an actor/director with MCT’s touring program. Elaine played the title role in the company’s Pinocchio tour during the 1989-90 season. In 1991, Jeff and Koleen and their baby daughter, Kelsey ’09, moved to Portland, Oregon, to reinvent YPTP and raise their family. When Elaine’s MCT tour ended, she agreed to join Jeff in Portland to work with YPTP. Jeff and Koleen’s son, Michael ’11, was born in 1993. In 1991, Jeff was hired as the drama director. When Jeff’s teaching load increased in 1992, he recommended that Jesuit hire Elaine to share the drama director position, and thus began the duo’s lengthy and illustrious career as co-directors of Jesuit’s drama program. Over the past 25 years, Jeff and Elaine have grown Jesuit’s drama program significantly. In the early 1990s, the JHS drama season featured two annual productions in the small, creatively-shaped, multi-purpose Creative
Arts Center (CAC). Today, six or more productions are produced each year, involving hundreds of students on stage and behind the scenes. The central focus of Jeff and Elaine’s work is the power of storytelling and the mission of theatre as service. To that end, Jesuit’s drama program weaves service throughout each student’s experience and the program in general, regularly sharing set and costume resources with other schools, partnering with organizations like Make-A-Wish and the Children’s Cancer Association, and integrating specific service opportunities with many of their productions. For the past 18 years, YPTP and JHS have collaborated in a summer drama camp program which has become a highly soughtafter experience for students in first grade through high school from throughout the Portland area and beyond, serving an ever-expanding community. Here at JHS, Jeff and Elaine co-direct Thespian Troupe 5575, and Jeff is State Chapter Director for Oregon Thespians. He has also served as President of the Oregon Theatre Educators Association, and has been inducted into Oregon’s Theatre Educators Hall of Fame with the receipt of the Melba Day Sparks Henning Award. In 2006, Jeff and Elaine received the Rae Mona Reynolds Humanitarian Award for their work with YPTP, and were named Performing Arts Educators of the Year by the Beaverton Arts Commission in 2007. This fall, Jeff will be inducted into the Educational Theatre Association’s National Hall of Fame.
AGE QUOD AGIS AWARD John Turina tuition. John earned his bachelor’s degree in finance and economics in 1984. Following graduation, John traveled in Europe for six months, then started working in the operations side at various companies, including Frito Lay, May Company, and for 14 years at Nike as logistics manager where he
John grew up in Portland with his four brothers and one sister. He and his brothers all attended Central Catholic High School, with John graduating in 1979. John then attended Oregon State University. For three years in college, he was a volunteer firefighter and received free board at the fire station, which in turn helped pay for his •
carpentry skills to refashion Don Clarke’s trailer setup and filling a volunteer role. Since 2009, John has volunteered on nearly every Pilgrimage and performed a multitude of volunteer tasks: “Rain or shine, I’ve been through it all,” says John. “I’m an operations guy, so I prefer to be in the background ... I have to say that I’ve done almost every task except actually lead the Pilgrimage.” When Jesuit’s Sustainability Committee asked John if he would build a recycling unit for the Student Center a few years ago, John willingly gave of his time. The new recycling unit he built was decorated by students to finish it off. “Jesuit has a great mission,” says John. “I’m not the leader type, but more of the operations guy. The school has allowed me to fit into these types of roles, and I have been able to help out in return. I think that the campus ministry program and the numerous other programs at school have really had an impact on my kids, and it’s rubbed off on me, too. It takes a team.”
negotiated transport contracts for the entire U.S. region. In 2009, John decided to stay home and help take care of his three children: Claire ’10, Christopher ’12, and Nicholas ’16. All of his children attended St. Thomas More School from grades K-8. John, who is a huge sports aficionado, was extremely active in his children’s sports programs – he coached, kept books for basketball, attended events, and was the athletic director for CYO sports. John’s involvement with Jesuit evolved naturally as his children became more involved in sports and decided to attend the school, which is only a few blocks from their home. When a friend of John’s from St. Thomas More connected John with Jesuit’s Booster Club, he was all-in. For the last eight years, John has been a staple of the Booster Club at Jesuit – attending meetings, doing concessions, helping with tree sales, attending the vast majority of sporting events, and helping out with many other tasks and needs. According to John, the “real hook into Jesuit’s mission was when Claire ’10 returned from her junior Encounter, and I could tell it was a life-changing experience for her. It was then when I started to feel a sense of community rooted in spirituality and the campus ministry program.” John began volunteering to cook regularly on the Encounter program and also cooked for a few of the faculty retreats. John embarked on the 12-mile Senior Pilgrimage for the first time with Claire in 2009, lending his handy
ALUMNUS AWARD Joe Hollman '60 farming really opened his eyes to future possibilities. He learned that if he put in the effort, he could achieve anything. Joe attended the University of Portland and graduated in 1964 with a degree in economics and accounting. After college, he entered the draft during the Vietnam War as a private. He attended Officer Candidate School and was later commissioned as an officer. Joe spent three years in the army, one of those years in Vietnam. During his time as an officer, Joe felt a responsibility for his soldiers. He would not have them do anything he wouldn’t do himself. After three years, he retired as a captain. After serving in the Army, Joe started his career as a carpenter, following in his beloved grandfather’s foot-steps. He became a premier homebuilder and developer. He later started building storage warehouses and eventually opened Hollman, Inc. in 1976, through which he built lockers and courts, including the panelized wall systems found in 97% of courts worldwide. Joe started the company in Oregon
Joe Hollman was a freshman at Jesuit in 1956, the school’s inaugural year, and he was part of the first graduating class in the school’s history. Joe grew up in a farming community in Hillsboro as one of thirteen kids in a working-class family. At the time, Jesuit separated the student body based on academic level – groups A, B and C. Since Joe struggled in his studies, he was placed in group C during all four years of high school. It may not have been easy for him, but he learned valuable lessons that became the foundation for his future success. Joe learned the value of perseverance, and he learned to compete as a member of a team. One of Joe’s favorite teachers, Mr. Weber, SJ, recognized his talent and passion for football and encouraged him to do well in the sport. Joe also enjoyed learning about current events from Mr. Turner, a sociology and English teacher. To this day, several of the lessons Joe learned at Jesuit still resonate with him – teamwork, dedication, finding joy in every moment, and empathy. And, as many Jesuit grads can attest, Age Quod Agis was and still is a significant phrase for Joe. He focuses his attention on successfully completing one task before moving on to the next. Though Joe was only familiar with the farming community from his childhood, meeting new friends at Jesuit whose parents often had occupations other than •
supports three orphanages in Thailand to help make a difference in the lives of abandoned children. Joe is grateful for his education at Jesuit and at the University of Portland. He continues to support and believe in his alma maters and their missions. His generosity at Jesuit High School has helped with the endowment for financial aid and with both recent capital projects, including the press box renovation. He has ensured that Jesuit continues to be affordable for all students. Although he resides in Dallas, Joe has also served on Jesuit’s National Alumni Board.
and later moved it to Dallas, Texas. Joe has four children, Travis ’88, Tami, Kimberly and Atlas. Travis succeeded his father as president of Hollman Inc. in 2015. He and his family have continuously volunteered in their communities locally and abroad throughout the years, and Hollman Inc. employees are encouraged to give back to the community as well. The Hollman family has been involved with a number of charities in the Dallas area, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and The Family Place. Overseas, Joe also
ALUMNUS AWARD Tom Rask '86 Tom Rask was one of two students from Holy Family Elementary School who attended Jesuit High School in the fall of 1982. His father wanted his six sons to have an allmale education and felt that Jesuit was the best place for them. For the first year, Tom drove across town with the Dieringer boys to attend Jesuit. Tom recalled, “I came in as a shy, quiet person and left understanding who I was, who I wanted to be, and found my voice. Jesuit gave me a platform to expand my horizons intellectually, as well as my leadership and communication skills.” He fondly remembers the food drive and spirit week. As student body president, Tom started the annual Homecoming traditions. He was also involved in tennis and speech and debate. His favorite teachers included Fr. DeJardin, Dick Hazel, Rosy Lacy and Sandy Satterberg, who taught Tom’s math class for all four years at Jesuit. In 1986, Tom enrolled at the University of Notre Dame. He was originally a pre-med student but realized after his freshman year he was more interested in law. He had a double major in business management and the Hesburgh Program in Public Service, a combination of philosophy, sociology and political science. This program allowed him to intern in Washington, D.C., under Senator Mark Hatfield. After graduating in 1990, he attended Willamette Law School and earned his graduate law degree in 1993. Tom began his career with Kell Alterman & Runstein LLP just after college. He has remained with the Kell firm, becoming partner in 1998 and managing partner in 2008. Tom is married to his wife, Suzy, and they have three children, Anna ’18, Thomas ’20 and Alexander, a sixth grader at Cathedral School. Tom, aside from his hobbies, work, and family, also is very connected to the larger Portland community. He has been a past Chairman of the Board of Directors for American Red Cross, past Council President for St. Sharbel Catholic Church, an executive board member for Oregon Wildlife Foundation and a Protem Washington County Circuit Court Judge. Tom has been very involved in the Jesuit community for •
the last nine years. In 2007, Tom accepted the position of the National Alumni Board chair. Along with President John Gladstone, Mike Schwab and Kathy Baarts, he organized and led a group of former Jesuit grads to build the alumni program. This group represented men and women and graduates from each decade, with a presence in Oregon, Washington, California, Texas, the Midwest, New York, and Washington, D.C. This original group of 15 members became an advisory board, tasked with creating a connected and involved alumni community. They built upon traditional alumni programs, such as the golf tournament, Crusader Crunch and the Alumni Food Drive, and added new programs throughout the years. Under Tom’s leadership, the Alumni Program has flourished to more than 30 alumni events that include an extensive Alumni Weekend and regional events throughout the United States. They have focused their efforts on building alumni relationships from the beginning (as existing students are about to graduate and became alumni), and building networks of alumni outside of Oregon who serve as a means of support and friendship for one another. As a result of this focused outreach and inclusion, alumni giving has increased. Tom also worked with President John Gladstone to ensure that alumni opinions were recognized and heard by the Board of Trustees. Tom’s effort in this regard culminated with the Board of Trustees deciding that the chair of the National Alumni Board should be a voting member of the Board of Trustees. We are incredibly grateful for Tom’s leadership and vision in elevating the presence of alumni. His strong voice and guiding presence have been critical in making our alumni program what it is today. 26
ARRUPE AWARD John and Lois Elorriaga John grew up the son of Spanish Basque immigrants. His father, Ambrose Elorriaga, was born in Laukiniz in the Basque Country before immigrating to the U.S. in 1911 and building a house in Jordan Valley, Oregon. The Elorriaga home was eventually converted into a boarding house so they could put food on the table after John’s father was injured working in the gold mines of Idaho. For years, John worked two or three jobs – including milking cows – to help support his family. John’s service in the U.S. Air Force during WWII allowed him to afford tuition at Boise Junior College and finish his undergraduate studies at the University of Oregon with a degree in business administration. Lois was raised in the small farming community of Mason, Wisconsin with her three siblings. After graduating from high school, Lois moved to Portland, Oregon, where her uncle lived and had told her about the “beautiful country.” She began working for the purchasing agent at U.S. Bank in Portland, which is where her life first intersected with John’s. John began his banking career at U.S. Bank as an executive trainee in 1951 and worked his way up. Shortly after, he met Lois. The couple married in 1952, then moved to Pittsburg for one year while John earned his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. The couple started their family, and Lois stayed home to care for the household and the six children they would eventually have. After a stint in the manufacturing industry, John returned to become president of U.S. Bank in 1972 and president of U.S. Bancorp in 1973. In 1974 he became chairman and CEO of U.S. Bank and U.S. Bancorp, where he would serve until 1987. As a leader, John initiated a profitsharing plan, the first of any national bank in the United States, and revamped employee pension plans. Amid the housing and loan crisis and buckling economy of the early 1980s, Elorriaga led U.S. Bancorp with the “Are You With US?” campaign, helping revive Oregon’s economy. After John left his position at U.S. Bank in 1987, he continued to be active in the community and in other
ventures. He branched out, purchasing a chain called Shari’s Restaurants. John also donated his childhood home to the Jordan Valley Owyhee Heritage Council, an organization dedicated to preserving Basque culture. The former boarding house is now known as the I.O.N. (Idaho, Oregon and Nevada) Heritage Museum and reflects life in Jordan Valley in the early 20th century. John’s long involvement with Jesuit High School was born when President Fr. Thomas Sexton, S.J. asked him to join the school’s Board of Trustees in the 1960s. John readily accepted, beginning his long tenure on the board. A little known fact is that John was the first Chair of Jesuit’s Board of Trustees. When John and Lois met with President John Gladstone in 2009, they expressed a desire to help Jesuit meet their growing need for a stateof-the-art educational facility. Their lead seven-figure gift to the building provided significant momentum for the capital campaign that eventually raised a total of $5.7 for the construction of the Elorriaga Center for Science and Mathematics. The new Gold LEED-certified building was dedicated and blessed on April 4, 2011. When asked why they made the gift, John says, “Johnnie [their grandson, JHS ’07] said we need it and Lois and I said we wanted to do it. It’s permanent and will be there for our grandchildren and youth in the community.” John and Lois’ family legacy at Jesuit runs deep. Of their six children and 15 grandchildren, three sons, Dana ’71, Michael ’72, and Steven ’76, and 10 grandchildren are all JHS alums. Four of their grandchildren are current students. In memory of their late son, John and Lois helped create The John Michael Elorriaga Cancer Research Center at the Providence Portland Medical Center. John and Lois have also taken on various non-profit causes including the Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
ARRUPE AWARD Mark and Leslie Ganz then attended Georgetown Law School. Leslie was raised on a 40-acre farm in the small town of Pomfret Center, Connecticut. Growing up, she attended public school before heading to Georgetown University. During her junior year, Leslie met Mark, who was in his second year of law school at Georgetown. Both Leslie and
Mark grew up in Spokane, Washington, and attended Gonzaga Prep High School. He then attended Georgetown University and worked for U.S. Senator Henry M. Jackson for three years during college. He earned his undergraduate degree in history with a minor in theology in 1983. Knowing that he wanted to specialize in health law, Mark •
She has been a Lunch Mom for six years. In May 2016, she was named a member of the Board of Trustees. Mark has been on Jesuit’s Board of Trustees for six years and has been on multiple board committees, including the development committee, academic committee, longrange strategic planning committee, executive committee, and the ad hoc health care committee. David is a 2014 grad and Clara is in the class of 2019. Both Mark and Leslie freely give their time, expertise, and breadth of experience to Jesuit. Their financial commitment to the school is commendable – in particular the importance they place on endowment funds to ensure that qualified students have the chance to attend Jesuit. Outside of Jesuit, Mark has an extraordinary record of regional and national community involvement, including as chairman of the board for America’s Health Insurance Plans. Mark also serves on the board of directors for the following organizations: Portland General Electric Company; Oregon Business Council (also executive committee member); Greater Portland Inc., a regional economic development corporation; Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association; University of Portland Board of Regents; Boy Scouts of America-Cascade Pacific Council; and The Conversation Project. Additionally, Mark and Leslie have been the honorary chairs of the annual gala at Catholic Charities for the last seven years. They also chaired Catholic Charities’ first capital campaign which funded the building of the Clark Family Center, CC’s headquarters and chief service center. Mark was the recipient of a Governor’s Gold Award two years ago and received the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America last year.
Mark graduated in 1986 – Leslie with a double major in government and French, and Mark with his law degree. When Mark received a job offer from a firm in Seattle to practice health care litigation, Mark and Leslie moved out west in the summer of 1986. They were married in 1987. Leslie found a job working in the marketing department for Pacific Northwest Ballet. Two years later, she became the vice president of marketing at Tradec, an export management company. Travel was a big part of her job, and she visited no less than 26 different countries over the next six years until the couple’s son, David, was born in 1995. In the meantime, Mark had become general counsel of Pierce County Medical Blue Shield, a health plan based in Washington. When Mark was named senior vice president and chief legal officer of The Regence Group in 1996, the couple moved to Portland. While juggling her duties of motherhood and running the household, Leslie started and ran her own business – Leslie’s Gardens and Flowers – from 1996-98. She then worked for Poppybox Gardens, a startup garden retail center, for the next 18 months until the couple’s second child, Clara, was born in 2000. In 2001, Mark became president of Regence BCBS. In 2003, he was named president and CEO of The Regence Group, the parent company of Regence BCBS – now known as Cambia Health Solutions. “I’ve never felt such a profound sense of mission as I have over the past 13 years leading Cambia,” says Mark. “I feel privileged to work at and help lead a company with a purpose larger than itself and its own survival.” Leslie was actively involved as a volunteer at St. Pius X School when the children attended grades K-8, has served on the St. Pius Parish Council for the past four years, and was president of the board and a board member for Oregon Gymnastics Academy for four years. Mark and Leslie’s involvement at Jesuit High School began when David started his freshman year in the fall of 2010. Leslie joined the development committee several years ago and has been an active and involved member.
ARRUPE AWARD Jeff Johnson Pacific (“WestPac”) Building Materials to serve the architectural needs of the new home construction and remodeling industries. WestPac is now the top distributor and one of the largest distributors of finished building materials in the Northwest and has six
Jeff grew up in an idyllic Eastmoreland neighborhood in Portland with his parents and sister. After graduating from La Salle High school in 1981, Jeff attended the University of Puget Sound. He graduated with a degree in business in 1985 and began working at Hillsdale Sash & Door in Seattle, a building materials business. Jeff met Krissy, his future wife, his first day on the job. The two were married in 1988 and have three children: Taylor ’11, Brooks ’13, and Morgan ’15. Jeff and Krissy moved to Portland, Oregon, in 1991. Jeff and his father-in-law, Bob Harrison, founded Western •
for several years, where he spent much time cleaning up around the church with his tools. Jeff and Krissy sponsor a bus that provides much-needed transportation for students from St. Andrew’s Nativity School so they can ride to and from Jesuit each day. Krissy worked as a Hot Lunch Mom in Jesuit’s cafeteria for numerous years. Jeff’s spirit of service extends into his professional life as well. At each of WestPac’s locations, Jeff ensures that the company regularly donates building materials to Habitat for Humanity to help them build homes for those in need. WestPac also donates materials to job centers for youth in Clark County and for injured warriors (veterans) who need to build a house or need to refurbish a house. Jeff and Krissy are also active in the broader community, with Krissy volunteering at Women of Good Samaritan to support and enhance lifesaving care and the couple supporting such endeavors as Active Children Portland, JOIN, and the Knight Cancer Center.
locations in four states. Jeff has been president and CEO of the company since 2007 and is devoutly focused on the company’s mission: “I am the keeper of our mission,” says Jeff. “It’s extremely important that we provide a great customer and employee experience.” Jeff has freely given his time to Jesuit and served on the school’s Board of Trustees from 2009-2015, in addition to serving on numerous committees, including the Building Committee, Finance Committee, Executive Committee, and the Long-Range Strategic Planning Committee (which he chaired for two years). “The satisfaction of seeing the school continue to move ahead and stay on path with the mission and the board’s ability to continue to push the goal of affordability have been great,” says Jeff. From a facilities standpoint, Jeff was involved with the construction of the Elorriaga Center and with the purchase of Valley Plaza. In addition to his work with Jesuit’s board and committees, Jeff volunteered on the Senior Pilgrimage
CANISIUS AWARD Brian and Katie Maag Brian, the youngest of six children, followed in the footsteps of two of his sisters by choosing the University of Portland, where he graduated in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting. Katie grew up in Seattle, Washington, with her three brothers. She graduated from Marquette University with a nursing degree in 1983 and returned to Seattle to work as a pediatric oncology nurse at Seattle Children’s Hospital. In 1986, Brian and his brother started an onion packing business, Jamieson Produce, based out of Eastern Oregon. Over the next five years, Brian and Katie had four children (Michael ’05, Peter ’08, Patrick ’09, and Annamarie ’11) and began an additional company, Boardman Foods, in 1992. In 1989, Brian and Katie permanently settled their family in Portland. Brian, as president and co-founder of Boardman Foods, remained busy running the company. Their children all attended Our Lady of the Lake (OLL) from K-8. Brian and Katie have been extremely involved in the parish since 1989 and continue as active members. When it was time for Michael ’05 to attend high school, the family chose Jesuit because of the school’s “unspoken excellence.” Brian attests to the quality of the Jesuit experience: “Our four children got an absolute excellent foundation in life and a grounding about what it means to be ‘men and women for others.’” Brian became involved at Jesuit first as a member of the Ignatian Identity Committee in 2007, a position he held until May 2015. He has participated on numerous other committees over the last nine years, including the Academic (both as member and chair), Executive, Endowment, •
Finance, Foundation, and Long-Range Strategic Planning Committees. In 2010 Brian joined the school’s Board of Trustees (vice chair from 2013-15 and chair during 2015-16). “I have a deep sense of gratitude for everything the school did for our family,” says Brian. “I love Jesuit spirituality and how God is found in everything. Being involved at Jesuit allows me to give back and to be involved with wonderful people.” Katie has been equally devoted to and involved at Jesuit. With grace and professionalism, she co-chaired the Financial Aid Luncheon with Tricia Heffernan for two years, and was a member of the Parent Board (including as chair) for a few years. Katie was a Lunch Mom and chaired Springfest, the school’s annual spring event, for two years. She also volunteered at nearly every home track and field meet for 10 years. “It has been one of our greatest blessings and joys to be part of this Jesuit community,” says Katie. “It has been a fundamental component of the village that helped us raise our children and, for that, we will be forever grateful.” Katie obtained her re-certification as a nurse two years ago and now works at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital as a pediatric oncology nurse, which has always been her area of passion. 29
TED Youth Talks Inspire X
Alumni and students share at Jesuit's first TEDx Youth INTRO BY KATHY BAARTS, ALUMNI DIRECTOR At an alumni event in San Francisco, Anarghya Vardhana ’06 asked about a possible TEDx event at Jesuit High School. She had just attended the Stanford TEDx event and knew that we had many alumni who have gone on to do amazing things. On April 9, 2016, Jesuit held TEDx Youth @ JHS. The theme was the profile of the graduate at graduation,
focusing on our five aspects of the profile: loving, committed to justice, intellectually competent, religious, and open to growth. Within each profile element, both an alumni and a student spoke on various topics. It was an inspiring day to hear all of our speakers. Thank you to all our presenters, attendees, and to our JCTV students who filmed each talk.
Mia Baudey ’16 "My Journey with Feminism A fulfilling life results from the cultivation of personal meaning paired with an ongoing service to others.
Summary: Mia Baudey talks about how she came to be one of the founders of her school’s Gender
Equality Club and her understanding of what it means to be a feminist. Ms. Baudey will discuss how, through club meetings, both educative and action-based, her understanding of feminism, genders, and sexuality has evolved and will continue to do so. She quantifies what this means to her and how she strives to gain a better understanding of others through empathy and a drive for social justice. •
Bio: Mia is one of the founding members of Jesuit High School's Gender Equality Club. Through
this club, she has aimed to spark uncomfortable conversations about topics like gender, sexuality and feminism within her school and wider community. Mia has also volunteered with “Vote ERA” to gather support to pass the Equal Rights Amendment in Oregon’s Constitution. In her spare time, Mia plays the piano and works at Music Millennium. In summary, she is a French and Australian feminist who lives and breathes music, and before you ask, she’s not going to college this fall but instead taking a gap year to travel.
Aaron Danowski ’13
“Fighting for Global Economic Justice in the 21st Centrury" As the world rises to the challenge of addressing climate change and the issue of dwindling resources, there is an opportunity to reform the economic system to not only make it more sustainable, but also to better achieve economic justice.
Summary: What should the goal of the global economic system be? Aaron Danowski argues it should be the achievement of economic justice: meeting the basic needs of every person on earth so that they can pursue their human potential. In addition, we must also ensure that meeting these needs does not take away from the ability of future generations to do the same. The current global economic system falls far short of this goal. However, as the world rises to the challenge of addressing climate change and the issue of dwindling resources, there is an opportunity to reform the economic system to not only make it more sustainable, but also to better achieve economic justice. Drawing from his travels around the world, Aaron identifies several key steps to make this possible, and he highlights ways everyone can get involved in the fight for global economic justice. Bio: Aaron Danowski is a senior at Gonzaga University studying Business Administration and Sociology. He is interested in social, environmental, and economic justice, and he is a strong proponent of sustainable global development in the 21st century. As a freshman at Gonzaga, Aaron was selected to travel to Chennai, India as part of a vetting team for the Opus Prize, a $1.2 million award recognizing three faith-based social entrepreneurs around the world. The team visited the Janodayam Social Education Centre, an organization working to minimize caste discrimination against Dalit “untouchables”. The trip had a profound impact on Aaron, and it motivated him to find more firsthand opportunities to learn about global injustices. The next summer, Aaron travelled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti to work for a sandal-making social enterprise called Rebuild Globally. In his spare time, Aaron conducted interviews with social entrepreneurs around Port-au-Prince for a research project on the subject, which is currently slated to be published by Dr. Alex Nicholls at Oxford University. Finally, Aaron spent last fall semester studying abroad in the African nation of Cameroon, living with local homestay families and learning about topics in international development, sociology, and French.
Amy Caldwell ’16 “The Power of Hello” By looking up from our phones, books, and work, and saying a simple “Hello” to someone, all of us can change a life for the better.
Summary: It is really easy to ignore other people. Since we are all so busy living our own lives, working at our jobs, doing chores and trying to make our way through the world, we frequently forget those who are standing right next to us, unless they are immediately part of the task at hand. By looking up from our phones, books, and work, and saying a simple “Hello” to someone, all of us can change a life for the better. By doing this, we can build up new relationships and created an even stronger community and a more cohesive world all by saying one word: Hello. Bio: As a senior at Jesuit High School, Amy was the President of the Ballroom Dance Club and the Head of the Mechanical Department for the school’s FIRST FRC Robotics Team. She frequently used the lessons she learned over her four years at Jesuit to create a welcoming community within these clubs and the school.
Matt Wilcox ’05 “Love: The Foundation for Your Journey"
Summary: Matt Wilcox will be speaking on “love,” one of the pillars of the Jesuit graduate. He will share his story about pursuing a passion and falling in love with an unexpected career in filmmaking. Matt was fortunate to travel internationally, where he connected with various cultures and was provided a platform to tell authentic stories through film. He will talk about how having love for his journey has led to love in his life. Bio: Matt graduated from Jesuit High School as a proud alumnus and basketball state champion in 2005. He attended Oregon State University and graduated with an engineering degree in 2009. After college, he had a lingering curiosity to explore something more. While vague at the time, there was within him an unlit flame that would spark a passion for impactful storytelling through film. Before starting his engineering career, Matt set out on a three-month journey through the South Pacific. With camera in hand, he first discovered a love for storytelling. He followed that love, and decided to take a leap of faith, leaving his engineering job to explore a career in filmmaking. Over the past four years, Matt has started two successful media production companies and continues to pursue his passion as a director and entrepreneur. •
Zoë Fanning ’16 "Living with One Foot in the Air” A fulfilling life results from the cultivation of personal meaning paired with an ongoing service to others.
Summary: In order to get to the places we aspire to be in the future, we have to take an active role in our present. In this talk, Ms. Fanning relates her perspective as a young adult on approaching life in an active, fulfilling and positive way. She shows us what it means to live with one foot in the air - an attitude that entails a committed and focused motion. But this doesn’t look the same for everyone; forward movement is the pursuit the actives that give our lives meaning. Fanning ultimately contends that a fulfilling life results from the cultivation of that personal meaning paired with an ongoing service to others. Bio: Growing up as an only child in a family dedicated to curiosity, adventure and athletics, Zoë Fanning discovered her passions at a young age: running, photography, and music, among other activities. Now 18, she has been a member of her high school varsity track and cross-country teams for four years and greatly enjoys the challenges, opportunities, and lessons that she has learned through this sport. In her junior year, she won the Jesuit High School Photo of the Year award and the Photography Class Award, as well as Best in Show at the Beller Acres Annual Photography Exhibition. In her spare time, she enjoys playing guitar and piano. Through her personal dedication to cultivating deep meaning within her own life, Zoë has discovered how to live with one foot in the air.
Evan Hutton ’17 “It's Not That Bad: My Experience with ADHD” My talk is about my life with ADHD. It’s heavily anecdotal, although I occasionally integrate the requirements for ADHD diagnosis into my discussion.
Summary: In short, my talk is about my life with ADHD. It’s heavily anecdotal, although I occasionally integrate the requirements for ADHD diagnosis into my discussion. Bio: I’m a 16 year-old boy who enjoys political debates when I’m not incessantly talking to myself (I’m what my mother calls an “external processor”). I am a junior attending Jesuit High School in Beaverton, Oregon despite living in Brush Prairie, Washington. When I’m not dozing off in chemistry class or distracting my friends, I enjoy golfing at my local course, Royal Oaks.
Anarghya Vardhana ’06 “Unintelligently Intelligent” Anarghya speaks on the topic of intelligence, and how intelligence is, in fact, a social construct used to limit our appreciation of skills and abilities.
Summary: Anarghya speaks on the topic if intelligence, and how intelligence is, in fact, a social construct used to limit our appreciation of skills and abilities. She also talks about how, at Jesuit, the concept of "Intellectually Competent" transcends the stereotypical notions of intellect (pure, academic rigor or education) but is rather attributed to a curiosity and well-rounded exploration of the world. Anarghya uses her story and academic and professional journey as examples to highlight her views on this topic. Bio: Anarghya Vardhana is a senior associate at Maveron’s San Francisco office. Prior to entering the world of venture capital, Anarghya worked for several startups in product management roles, including the early founding teams of fin-tech and health-tech companies. She also expanded her product experience to the non-profit and developing world through her work for Ushahidi, where she was a product manager leading user experience research across South America and East Africa. Previously, Anarghya held various roles at Google, leading operational teams and focusing on international expansion, and was an investor at Rothenberg Ventures, where she focused on investments in consumer, media, and frontier technology companies. At Maveron, she brings her passion for the intersection of cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence to existing mass consumer experiences, identifying these opportunities in the Bay Area and beyond. Anarghya is a board observer for Booster Fuels. Anarghya earned a BS in Science, Technology, and Society from Stanford, with a focus on math and computer science. She’s passionate about investing, diversity in tech, marathon training, eating paleo, and her lifelong mission to get more women involved in technology.
Fr. Paul Grubb, S.J. ’91 "A Fundamental Orientation Toward God” Community is about embracing diverse peoples and appreciating them for who they are rather than how well they conform.
Summary: At Jesuit we are very conscious of our identity as a religious school. We not only acknowledge this tradition, we embrace the daily active responsibility to be a religious community. The only way we can continue to be successful at this endeavor is to continually widen the scope of what it means to be religious rather than narrow the field of who is a part of our religious community. In our dominant political and social milieu, the •
primary temptation is to respond to things that matter with the fraud of certainty. Religious living, however, requires vulnerability and acceptance of the tension that living in mystery requires. Authentic religious living creates community...community becomes the safe place for spiritual faith-based academic exploration. True community is not about gathering together like-minded individuals in perfect agreement. Community is about embracing diverse peoples and appreciating them for who they are rather than how well they conform. Bio: Growing up in Portland, Fr. Paul graduated from Jesuit High School in 1991 where he was a below average student who ran track, ski raced, and was active in Campus Ministry. After studying Psychology at Gonzaga University, he joined the Society of Jesus and studied Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago and Theology at the University of Toronto. Ordained a Catholic Priest in 2008, he spent the next six years teaching freshmen at Jesuit as well as coaching ski racing. Currently, Fr. Paul is a Vocation Promoter for the Jesuits. He travels ten west coast states giving talks, preaching, and meeting with young people interested in joining religious life. Fr. Paul draws on his experiences as a prison chaplain, community organizer, teacher, and many years working with indigenous communities. In his Jesuit life he has visited 20 countries and 48 states filling the time between studies with adventures like being a DJ in a remote Alaskan village, hitchhiking across Honduras, and teaching former refugees in East Timor.
Arnob Das ’18
“Science Doesn't Care: The Creative and Inclusive Process of Research" Inspired by biomimicry, I discovered a low-cost test for the simultaneous detection and remediation of cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and diabetes. Summary: In my personal journey through research, I have discovered that resourcefulness, persistence, and creativity really define the process of research. I talk about how I discovered a low-cost test for the simultaneous detection and remediation of cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and diabetes, and how I was inspired by biomimicry and that oftentimes serendipity and originality play the most pivotal of roles rather than “intelligence” (which I believe is a very loaded term in the context of fields such as research). Through my story, I have learned we can break down the bureaucracy of our current system between research and the solutions to our most daunting problems we need so desperately by applying how we can discover what science truly means through a process I have encountered time and time again. One does not have to have a doctoral degree or be a genius to have their ideas valued, and I want to break down the idea that the process of research is exclusive. Slowly but surely, all of us can make a difference in the world if we are willing to try even our most far-fetched of ideas. Bio: For the past four years, I have conducted scientific research in the fields of medicine and pure chemistry. Some of my inventions include more cost-effective and efficient bio-fuel cells, more biocompatible medical implant materials, and a provisionally patented low-cost detection for cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and diabetes. For my research, I have been fortunate to have received recognition in international and national science fairs, have had the opportunity to meet President Obama at the White House, and have a minor planet named after me by MIT-Lincoln Laboratory. I also love playing the piano and learning about music, and I help run a non-profit initiative in rural orphanages in Bangladesh, educating underprivileged kids in science and math. •
Joey Jenkins ’02 “Dream Big, Act Small” Nothing frustrates Joey more than wasted human potential. His passion derives from a limitless dream mindset grounded in the belief that magic comes from the little things.
Summary: With increasing global challenges there is a need for a new breed of leader to emerge. In this talk Joey Jenkins challenges the younger generations to grow and develop in an entirely new way. He presents a rare combination of leadership qualities that when combined effectively produces transformational leaders who will create global impact on a massive scale. Bio: Nothing frustrates Joey more than wasted human potential. This frustration has led to ten years of mentoring, coaching and supervising both Generation Z and millennials alike to reach peak performance in their lives with an emphasis on global impact. His passion derives from a limitless dream mindset grounded in the belief that magic comes from the little things. Before graduating from Oregon State University, Joey cofounded Ncompass, a nonprofit organization which has been empowering kids both locally and overseas for the past ten years. He finished his MBA in 2010, is an ICF Certified Professional Coach, and currently a board member for three youth focused nonprofits (Ncompass, Kidstarter, and Transform International Education). In 2013, he founded Intentional 360, which provides strategic consulting for small nonprofits and young men and women ages 15-25. Joey works with a continuum of kids from young inmates to kids in private schools. He is a public speaker, aspiring author and change maker committing his life to making this world a better place for generations to come. Joey currently lives in Beaverton, Oregon with his longtime best friend and wife, Stephanie, their two children, Lucy and Joshua, and baby #3 coming in August of 2016!
TEDx @ JHS Talks Available for Viewing You can watch the talks given by our student and alumni speakers by visiting: www.jesuitportland.org/TEDx Thank you to our talented JCTV students for filming the presentations. •
The Jesuit High School community joins in prayerful remembrance of those who have died. May the family and friends of those who are no longer with us in body be held in our prayers and hearts, and may the departed rest in eternal peace with God.
Jesuit High School Alumni
Grandfather of Connor Cahill '09
Father of Kelsey Leonard '07
Friends, Family, Faculty & Staff of JHS
Grandmother of Timothy '02 and Tyler '04 Davis, Brittany Davis Roberti '08, Kelly '11 and Erin '14 Strader
Grandfather of C.J. '11 and Molly '16 Van Dyke
Bill McFarland Father-in-law of Steve Kleffner '74 †; Grandfather of Jacob '03 and Adam '07 Kleffner
Thomas R. Becic, Sr. 5/5/16 Father of Tom '75 and Steve '78 Becic; Grandfather of Joe '11 and Nick '14 Becic
Dr. Alfred Schroeder
Father of James Schroeder '86
Grace Blakley 3/29/16 Grandmother of Amanda Blakley '05
Grandfather of Benjamin '99, Nick '01 and Matt '06 Ardell, Caitlin Ardell Munro '04, Michael '08 and Patrick '12 Roy
Father of Jack Whittaker '14
Father of James Cassinelli '72; Grandfather of Michelle '02 and Kimberly '04 Cassinelli, Alice '10 and Karin '12 Erbling
Father of Gregory '77 and Matthew '80 Creitz
Father of Enzo '16 and Max '18 Czysz
Mother of Greg Duerr '74
Clemens F. Duerr
Timothy Haslach '79
Father of Greg Duerr '74
Timothy Francis Haslach passed away on July 6, 2016 after a brave and arduous fight with bladder cancer. Born to Patricia and Frank Haslach in Toledo, Ohio, Tim lived with a zeal for life almost as big as his heart and stature. At the age of 10, the family moved to Oregon and Tim attended Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School and Jesuit High School. He then spent two years swimming for the US Naval Academy followed by earning his Bachelor’s in Political Theory and Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University in 1983 and 1988.
Grandmother of Marcus '07, Cameron '08, Connor '10 and Josef '15 Schwab
Grandmother of Steven '07 and Andrew '09 Kiyokawa
Father of William "Chip" Graeper '87; Grandfather of Andrew '08 and Austin '13 Quinlan
Daniel J. Harrington
Tim was a pioneer in the field of law concerning technology at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt and an accomplished athlete. He enjoyed swimming, sailing, skiing, body boarding, and golfing; most notable were his successful relays crossing the English Channel in 1991 and 2001. Tim is survived by his wife, Sara Burton; his two children, Caroline and Peter Haslach; his mother, Patricia Haslach; his four sisters, Ambassador Patricia Haslach (serving in Ethiopia), Mary Powers (Lake Oswego, OR), Peggy Haslach (Sumner, WA), and Maureen Rankin (Phoenix, AZ); as well as their children and several cousins.
Grandfather of Anne Marie '08, Joey '10 and Emma '17 Ulring
Dr. Arthur Hauge
Father of David '79 and Joseph '81 Hauge; Grandfather of Jessica Hauge Gregg '07, Aundria Hauge Gottfried '09, Ryan '13, Anna '14 and John '18 Hauge
Mother of Joseph '75 and James '77 Kaempf; Grandmother of Andrew '00, Joseph T. '02, Abraham '04, Samuel '08, Tommy '15 and Kelly '17 Kaempf
//JORDAN MENASHE '06
Jordan’s philosophy is that housing has to come first. The space in the Washington Center – that had capacity to house around 350 men, women and families – allows a safe place for them to sleep and store belongings. “I’m so proud of my son [Jordan],” Barry said. They are considering opening a second location. He said the question isn’t so much why open another shelter; it’s why shouldn’t we?
ordan Menashe ’06 remembers his four years at Jesuit High School as a family-like community that allowed him to grow into the person he is today. While the academic education was excellent, he learned so much more on a personal level. His time at Jesuit prepared him for life. Jordan has always been very outspoken about diversity. Being a young Jewish boy in a Catholic school was tough at first. Early in his freshman year, he received anti-Semitic messages on his locker. Jordan could have reacted in two ways – seek out the offending students or rise above. He decided on the latter and chose to run and serve in every leadership position in Student Government over the next four years. Jordan also found relief and comfort in his Encounter experience, which he said brought so much love and calmness to his life. He also found respite with his cross country family, who all became a tight-knit group of friends. “My Jesuit experience was humbling. I feel very lucky,” Jordan said.
He considers Jesuit more of a “Life Preparatory School” with college as the next stepping stone in the journey. Peace and Justice was one of his favorite classes, along with all of his theology courses. Jordan entered these classes with a unique perspective, and they opened his eyes to focus on the important things in life. Those lessons stay with him today. "As life gets busy, I am often reminded to take a step back and focus on those experiences and moments that allowed me to grow as a person," says Jordan.
Jordan recognizes that people are his greatest asset, and they have compiled a great team who are all focused on utilizing the best resources and processes to grow the business. Jordan admits that he is competitive and wants to win, but he refuses to give in to greed. “Greed is the worst thing in business,” he said. “You can be passionate and aggressive, but you always need to have integrity.”
Greed is the worst thing in business. You can be passionate and aggressive, but you always need to have integrity. - Jordan menashe
After graduating from Jesuit in 2006, Jordan attended University of Southern California, where he majored in real estate, finance and international business. "I wasn't the smartest student in my class, but I knew how to work hard because of my time at Jesuit," says Jordan. Although he regrets not spending more time at USC football games and events, it paid off to be the lone student in the library on a Saturday night when he graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Working in a family business can be challenging, but Jordan and Barry have developed a smooth working relationship over the years. Though their opinions often differ, they agree to never sign a deal unless they both fully support the decision. If the deal works out, they know they made the right decision. And if it doesn’t, they move forward without looking back.
From an early age, Jordan had wanted to work with his father, Barry, in the family business of commercial real estate. After college graduation, he planned to stay in Los Angeles for five years and work in real estate. Only a year had passed when he was forced to consider a “what if” moment. While he was learning much about the real estate industry and finding success in LA, he noticed that his dad was getting a bit tired. His dad had been working for 40 years straight and never missed a game, event or family dinner. Jordan felt it was time to move home and learn the family business.
What inspires Jordan? From personal family experiences, homelessness inspires him. It is a complex problem nationally and locally with no simple answers. The homeless problem can be approached from a business perspective or a human perspective. On the business side, the homeless population continues to grow as we see an increased number of people sleeping on the steps of downtown businesses. On the human side, the Menashe family has experienced the effects of mental illness and homelessness first-hand. Barry’s brother and sister suffered from mental illness and lived on and off the streets until their deaths when they were in their 50s.
In all of Jordan’s decisions in life, he has a tendency to go all in, attempting to learn and grow along the way. He chose the steep learning curve at his new job, exploring every facet of the business in a short time. Jordan and his dad have grown the office from three employees to 16. They have seamlessly blended traditional business practices with the new, innovative approaches to grow the business. After starting off by developing a solid foundation, they are now growing the company assets and net worth across multiple states.
The statistics are startling. In a single night last year, more than 3,800 people in Multnomah County met the definition of homeless – 1,900 were unsheltered, 872 sought emergency shelter, and 1,042 were in transitional housing. For years, Barry and Jordan were looking for a way to help, and they finally found a solution when they purchased the Washington Center on SW 4th Avenue last year. After Portland Mayor Charlie Hale declared a housing emergency, the Menashe team worked with Portland City Hall, the Portland Business Alliance and Transition Projects to
create temporary shelter for homeless on the second and third floors of the building. Jordan’s philosophy is that housing has to come first. A stable environment creates a place to get well. The space in the Washington Center – that had capacity to house around 350 men, women and families – offered a safe place for them to sleep and store belongings. Sleeping mats were laid side-by-side on the floor in the main sleeping rooms. Each person was given a blanket, and there was a common area stocked with coffee, tea, games and books. The shelter opened each night at 7 p.m. and closed in the morning at 6:30 a.m., just as other agencies providing showers, food and social services were opening. Barry said Jordan was a key player in completing the deal with City Hall. “I’m so proud of my son, who made it happen so quickly,” Barry said. They are considering opening a second location. He said the question isn’t so much why open another shelter; it’s why shouldn’t we?
his purpose – leading by example. He said he is often referred to as a 60-year-old in a 28-year-old body – brash but always conducting business with integrity. He feels lucky and blessed to work with and learn from his father. The stereotypes he faces continue to fuel his fire. But he always remembers to pause from the busy day-to-day tasks and re-evaluate. Jordan knows that continuing to stretch himself as a person will allow him to follow his passion and encourage others to find their passion as well.
Jordan works diligently to balance his career and philanthropic ventures. He is continuously evaluating his decisions and actions to make sure his choices are in everyone’s best interest. With real estate, he plays to win. But his work with the shelter and his board position at New Avenues for Youth (a program that offers resources for at-risk youth) help define
//creating solutions The statistics are startling. In a single night last year, more than 3,800 people in Multnomah County met the definition of homeless – 1,900 were unsheltered, 872 sought emergency shelter, and 1,042 were in transitional housing. For years, Barry and Jordan Menashe were looking for a way to help, and they finally found a solution when they purchased the Washington Center on SW 4th Avenue last year. After Portland Mayor Charlie Hale declared a housing emergency, the Menashe team worked with Portland City Hall, the Portland Business Alliance and Transition Projects to create temporary shelter for homeless men, women, and children on the second and third floors of the building.
Class Notes Class of 2005 - Leadership Summit, World Lens Foundation World Lens Foundation, a non-profit organization that connects students, teachers, and the global audience through the art of visual storytelling, was founded by Samantha Dols '05. It held its inaugural Leadership Summit on August 18-22 in Washington D.C., bringing together students from Nicaragua and Oregon (with teacher Libby Graff '05) for a long weekend of site visits, interviews with local leaders, and collaborative filmmaking. Among the activities were tour of and meeting at the Capitol with Jack Arriaga '05, Legislative Assistant at the U.S. House of Representatives, and a workshop with Andrew Bogrand '05, Communications and Outreach Officer at Democracy International. For more information about World Lens, visit www. worldlensfoundation.org.
Summit participants spent the afternoon on Capitol Hill filming interviews and taking photographs. Libby Graff '05 (top left) and Samantha Dols '05 (second from top right) and the group are pictured with Andrew Bogrand '05 (top center), Communications and Outreach Officer at Democracy International.
Congrats, Class of 1966!
Members of the Class of 1966 celebrated their 50-year reunion in September, 2016. Among the many festivities, they were honored at the Green & Gold Luncheon (photo above) and gathered at Ernesto's for the Crusader Tailgate (below) before being honored during halftime of the JHS football game on Cronin Field.
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Class Notes 1966
Gregory Robins retired from teaching years ago but continues to sub in Canby, work for the Portland Arial Tram, make quilts, and go on long bicycle rides.
Eric Bachhuber is a senior policy analyst for the U.S. Government Accountability Office and is married to Lauren Newhouse. The couple lives in Seattle with their two children: Cody (age 4) and Camden (age 2).
Patrick Manning is now working as a field producer in Fox News Channel's Northeast Bureau. He is based in New York City and produces general assignment and political stories.
Richard Boly is making the most of semi-retirement. He took another long solo-cycling trip down the SierraCascades this summer, ending in LA, where his son took a painting class to build his portfolio for college BFA applications this fall.
John M. Walters took early retirement from Intel in July, 2016. After a couple of thoughtful and relaxing months, he took the leap and registered his newly formed business as Walters Engineering, LLC in September, 2015. A little less than a full year later, John reports that self-employment was the right choice for him. Business is strong and he has been blessed to be able to serve others in a variety of business environments.
Annapatrice (Clark) Johnson married Corbin Johnson of Missoula, Montana, on July 9, 2016. The happily married couple lives in south Seattle.
Megan (Frandsen) Atkins and her husband, Erik, welcomed a baby boy into the world on Monday, July 18 at 9:26 am. Jack Erik Frandsen weighed 7 pounds 9 ounces and was 21 inches long. The family currently lives in Portland close to extended family and is doing well. Megan recently left her teaching position at Jesuit to happily stay at home with Jack.
George Okulitch and Regan Gray welcomed their third daughter on May 5. Grace Kathryn Emma Okulitch weighed 8 pounds 9 ounces and was 21 inches long. She joins sisters Isabel and Anya.
Justin Echevarria resides in Portland and currently works as a supervisor for Starbucks Coffee Company. He is also a substitute teacher for Jesuit High School, which has provided a wonderful opportunity to stay active and involved within the community.
Class Notes Alumni Baseball Team Wins League August 2016 - The Jesuit alumni baseball team, in its inaugural season, won the championship of the Portland Adult Baseball League. Alumni on the roster included Fred Spada '82, Mike Schwab '86, Tom Ferris '86, Ted Ferguson '87, Jeff Matteo '87, Jim Matteo '87, Ryan Gray '94, Brian O'Leary '95, Dominic Del Bosque '97, and Conor Casey '07. Additionally, the roster included Jarred Sanders, Ellis Webster and Brady Burdick, all of whom are coaches in the Jesuit High School baseball program. If you are interested in participating in the Jesuit Alumni Baseball Club, please contact Kathy Baarts, JHS Alumni Director - tel: 503-291-5414 or email: kbaarts@ jesuitportland.org.
Class of 1973 Gathering Members of the Class of 1973 gathered in July, 2016 for a class event.
Mark Mertens, Peter Fagan, Bill Eling, and Dave Zimel John Hart, Paul Gram, Joe Radakovich, Mike Goettel, Bob Keerins, and Dave Kopra
2006 Patrick Foley ’06 and Michelle Leis ’06 were married on July, 3 at Gorge Crest Vineyards near Hood River, OR. Michelle and Pat were overjoyed to celebrate the day with their friends and family in attendance, including many JHS alumni. Father Joseph Carver, S.J. presided over the ceremony. The couple lives in NW Portland. Pat is an engineer in Intel’s Health and Life Sciences group, and Michelle works in marketing and communications for Jesuit! Top Row: Matt Ardell '06, John Irwin '06, Dave Stecher '06, Shaadi Tabatabaei-Clark '06, Lex Shutte '06, Patrick Foley '06, James Rippey '06, Garth Summers ’07, Natalie Reilly ’07, Reid Wilson. Bottom Row: Marisa Ruef '06, Kaitlin (Hedberg) Davis-Allen '06, Michelle (Leis) Foley '06, Samantha Sondag '06, Liz Nardozza '06, Ahna (Siegfried) Denney '06, Megan Foley ‘08. •
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2016 OSAA 6A Baseball State Championship: 60 Years in the Making! In the championship game vs. Oregon City on June 4, 2016, Jesuit prevailed 9-3 to bring home the school's first state championship for baseball. Jesuit's varsity team record for the season was 25-5. Photo by Matt Singledecker, Beaverton Valley Times Sports Editor.