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Summer 2010

C oNVENT & S T UART HALL S C H O OLS OF THE S A C R E D HEART The Bulletin allows Convent & Stuart Hall to stay connected with current families, alumni, friends, faculty, and staff. Communications Director Jo Ann W. Shain shain@sacredsf.org Editor Stefani Blair blair@sacredsf.org

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Above: Every spring, Congé is greeted at each school with a loud kerfuffle as upperclassmen announce a day of fun for their younger mates.

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Features Miller’s Mile Turns 40


Former Stuart Hall Dean Russ Miller couldn’t have known the tradition he was starting by accepting the challenge of a skylarking seventh grader back in 1970.

Innovation by Design

Teachers say our culture of collaboration motivates them—to link related subjects, to make the most of co-ed time, and to encourage peer mentorship. Experts say our students are better for it.


Alumni: Leland Talcott SHB’79


This volunteer of the ALS chapter in Florida offers a helping hand to those suffering from Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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Convent Elementary School Stuart Hall for Boys Convent High School Stuart Hall High School College Acceptances bcl west basketball player of the year

30 Scarlett Kirk: On Leaving Home

national high school journalist of the year

31 Ina Herlihy: In Her Words senior class president

34 James Holt: Stand Out, Stand Together 35

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Ikenna Nwadibia: Tenacity

Headlines Page 4 Phoebe Russell and Farah Makras inspire a community … Meet the new president of the Parents Association … Poets Laureate of the Sacred Heart named at Charles Brady Poetry Festival … Stuart Hall High School parents form steering committee to offer marketing help. …

Departments 4 Letter from the Director 4 Community News 10 Sports Shorts 12 The Bulletin Board 20 Arts & Science 40 From the Archives 41 Alumni Calendar 48 Class Notes 54 In Memoriam C o nvent & S tuart H all


Message from the Director Dear Parents and Members of the Schools of the Sacred Heart Community, T he opportunity to share with you the wonderful stories of the people who make up our community is one that I treasure. Having completed my first year as the director of schools, I am overwhelmed by the many times I have stopped in amazement or awe as I observed someone—student, colleague, parent, trustee—bear witness to that unique care for people that marks a Schools of the Sacred Heart experience. At the beginning of the past school year, I announced that our theme for the year was “Seeking the Heart of the Matter.” We have done that in so many ways, sought out the heart of the matter, and this issue of The Bulletin captures just a fraction of the stories that illustrate the discovery of heart. One of my favorite birthday cards, reserved for the special people in my life (be they family or friends), reads, “It is all about the journey and the friends you make along the way.” The lived experience of education and growth at Convent & Stuart Hall is about the people you meet here and the impact they have on your life. In this Bulletin, you will meet a number of the people who have made differences in the lives of the people they touched. Sharing the experiences in these stories will confirm for all of us the impact our actions have on so many individuals, often without any awareness on our part. Those actions offer glimpses of the love that St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, foundress of the Religious of the Sacred Heart, so passionately wanted to make known. E njoy and revel in these stories, as I did, and know that our experiences with so many of you are the content of stories that are also worth telling. We are grateful for your involvement with our schools, and we remember you in our prayers and in many moments when we think about the “friends we have made along the way.” With warmth and gratitude,

Gordon Sharafinski Director of Schools


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News Making a Difference:

One Parent and One Kindergartner Inspire a Community Parent Farah Makras (Tyler, Stuart Hall-4; Kameron, Stuart Hall-2; and Lyla, Convent-K) inspired a legion of students to provide help to Haiti following the devastating January 12 earthquake there. After volunteering to organize Convent & Stuart Hall’s relief efforts—which yielded enough donations of clothing and medical supplies to fill two warehouse spaces—she encouraged students and their parents to volunteer their weekends to sort and pack the supplies, shipping more than 1,000 boxes of help. Compelled to action, Stuart Hall junior Elliot Boschwitz worked with service coordinator Ray O’Connor to organize a bake sale and raffle, raising $1,100 for the Red Cross. First grade girls held a two-day bookmark sale that raised $374 with inventory made in the classrooms, and lower form boys sold cookies during lunch to raise money for plastic bins for Farah’s shipments. A few months after the Haiti earthquake, one Convent Elementary kindergartner became a national inspiration and received recognition for her work to relieve hunger here in San Francisco. Phoebe Russell was named “Hunger All-Star” in March by Tyson Foods, who donated 15 tons of protein in her name to the San Francisco Food Bank. Phoebe’s story gained national attention after she raised several thousand dollars for the Food Bank through a soda can drive. She started the project as a preschooler at With Care Day Care, where she had been encouraged to take on community service. She knew—from trips to the store with her dad and sister Jordan (Convent-3)—that cans are redeemed for 5 cents each, and she set a goal of raising $1,000. After a two-month letter-writing campaign yielded $3,736.30 in donations, her story appeared on the HuffingtonPost and in the local news, helping Phoebe to collect more donations and matching grants. To date, she has raised more than $20,000.

Left: Phoebe Russell (Convent-K) and her mom, Kathy, presented $3,736.30 to the SF Food Bank last spring, following a wildly successful soda can drive that ultimately provided more than $20,000 to the organization. Below: Facilities staffer Hector Flores led employees in a walking challenge this spring. Photo courtesy SF Food Bank

Employees Take the Road to Wellness Hector Flores (Facilities) is always on the go, but he says he didn’t really pay attention to his activity levels until he signed up for the American Heart Association’s START! Walking Challenge. During the firstever Employee Health Fair last spring, Juli Devincenzi (Human Resources) encouraged more than 100 faculty and staff to clip on pedometers and keep online activity journals for six weeks. The tools helped them track their distance, and ranked them against their co-workers. Juli had hoped the group would cover enough ground—about 3,600 miles—to virtually walk to Convent of the Sacred Heart in New York, “stopping” at 10 other Network schools along the way. Motivated by the friendly competition and the desire to hit each milestone, walkers like Hector began logging miles at a break-neck pace; they changed their routines by committing to walk at lunch and getting outside on the weekends. They hit their original target of New York in twoand-a-half weeks, and then looped around and headed home in the

final few weeks, “stopping” at even more Network schools. In the end, they collectively walked, jogged, biked and danced their way across an astounding 9,691 miles in just over six weeks. “Participation was more than double what we expected and the level of activity was overwhelming, literally impossible to keep up with,” Juli says. During an employee inservice on May 7, Juli awarded the top three walkers: Hector, Arthur Sarabia (Facilities), and Karen Glaub (Convent Elementary). For Hector, the challenge is not over, as he still walks around the neighborhood for at least 10 minutes after lunch every day. He says he can feel a difference, especially when he’s playing soccer. “Before, I got tired a lot quicker,” he says. “I feel a lot better every day.”

Get Goin’, with Karen Glaub 1. Walking is a great way to start exercising. 2. I make sure to get out during my lunch break. It re-energizes me for the afternoon. 3. I walk to do my errands after work and on the weekends. 4. I make time to walk every day even if it’s a quick one. 5. Choose the stairs instead of an elevator and before you know it, this will become second nature. C o nvent & S tuart H all




Administrative Changes for 2010-11 Some shifts have been made in the administration teams at Convent & Stuart Hall High Schools. According to Director of Schools Gordon Sharafinski, each school previously had two deans helping to manage daily operations. Each school will now have one, he says, and two positions have been created to support scheduling and programming between the two schools. Convent High School Dean: Rachel Simpson (former Dean at Stuart Hall High School) Stuart Hall High School Dean: Ren Marquette (former Director of Day Students and Men’s Residential Life at Virginia Episcopal School) Curriculum Coordinator: Doug Grant (former Dean at Convent) Student Life Coordinator: Celine Curran (former Dean at Convent) Former Stuart Hall High School Dean Mike Armstrong is also transitioning into a central administrative role as Director of Facilities. And, with the retirement of Terry Betterly, the school has hired Ron Bannerman as the new chief financial officer of the schools. Most recently, Ron directed finances and administration at Brandeis Hillel Day School.

Honored by Herbst Foundation In May, Convent first grade teacher Leah Clyman and Stuart Hall fourth grade teacher Alexa Johnson each received the Herbst Award for Teaching Excellence. In recognizing them as dedicated and dynamic educators, Mel Mack from the Herbst Foundation gave each a plaque and a grant award. The foundation honors teaching excellence annually in private and Catholic schools in San Francisco.


Convent & Stuart Hall elementary schools, with the assistance of the parent-run Media Advisory Group, hosted a panel discussion on May 11 about our kids and their digital lives. Panelists watched video of our seventh and eighth graders candidly talking about how they handle their digital worlds, and then the experts weighed in on cell phone, Internet, videogame, and social media usage. Panelists included: Neil Young, CEO and Founder of NGmogo; Robert Scobel, blogger/author; Todd Oppenheimer, author of The Flickering Mind; Joe Sullivan, Chief Security Officer at Facebook; and Guy Kawasaki, Garage Technology Ventures. Watch clips from the event on our YouTube Channel, SacredHeartSchoolsSF.

Parents Association Names New Board President Joy Libby (Emma, Convent-6, and Louis, Stuart Hall-4) will lead the Parents Association from 2010-2012. She has served on the PA Board for the past two years, and most recently chaired the Volunteer Search Committee. Joy takes the helm as Nancy Bolmeier Fisher (Ryan, Stuart Hall-11) ends her three-year term as president. Joy’s duties will include overseeing Parent Board and class parent meetings and building collaborative parent teams to work on many projects.

This spring, several Convent & Stuart Hall students were honored by organizations outside of school.

In May, senior Alexandra Martin CES’06 became one of 10 American high school dancers to be invited to a prestigious summer program at the famed Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow. The six-week program included studying Russian language, culture, and ballet. Junior Josh Wong was invited to the SF United Nations Association chapter meeting in May to read his award-winning essay on the UN Millenium Development Goals. In his essay, Josh wrote about Millennium Promise, an organization dedicated to ending extreme poverty, which he learned about from Alex Dorey’04.


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Alison Davis (Convent-6) spent part of the summer working as guest co-host for the kids TV show 49ers Total Access Jr. Alison auditioned (with the help of her teacher Aimee VanDragt) earlier this spring and earned a spot on several episodes, which will air this fall on Comcast and KTVU. Her role is to interview players and go “behind the scenes” for viewers. Scott Dilena (Stuart Hall-5) traveled to Washington D.C. (by himself) to participate in the People to People Leadership Forum. The program includes studying the country’s most powerful leaders with top students in grades 5-8 from around the world. The keynote address was given by Mary Eisenhower, granddaughter of the 34th President of the United States.

Charles Brady Poetry Festival The co-ed Charles Brady Poetry Festival on April 15 celebrated the exquisite verse of high school students. The annual event is named for the beloved Convent English and poetry teacher who retired in 2009. Every student in the two high schools wrote and submitted at least one poem for the contest; English faculty selected winners at each grade level and then gave the top honors to guest poet Dierdre White, who selected Poets Laureate for each school. poets laureate

Theresa Granucci (Convent-11) Dominic Nicholas (Stuart Hall-12) 12 honorees 1st Jovel Queirolo, Emmanuel Bakheit 2nd Alexa Collins, James Holt 3rd Stepy Bittlingmeier, Josh Doran grade

11 honorees 1st Christina Perkins, Cameron Hayes 2nd Farah Fouladi, Stephen Quanci 3rd Monica Rodriguez, Patrick Rosanelli grade

10 honorees 1st Charlotte Williams, Hironori Imaizumi 2nd Katie Ghotbi, Grant Kawahatsu 3rd Izzy Holland, Connor Satterfield grade

9 honorees 1st Jenna Zimmerman, Anthony Ho 2nd Sophia Sanchez, Liam Lynch 3rd Allegra Spinoso, Andrew Corral grade

Mike Armstrong Named Coach of the Year Stuart Hall High School’s Mike Armstrong was named 2010 Boys Golf Coach of the Year by the California Coaches Association in June during an awards banquet in Fresno. Armstrong, who has also served as dean of students for 10 years, was the only Bay Counties League coach to receive recognition this year. The CCA honors high school coaches and athletics directors every year for their professional standards of conduct and outstanding accomplishments. While this is the first time the group has honored Armstrong, it is not the first time his leadership has been celebrated; in 2009 the North Coast Section gave him the Honor Coach Award for boys’ golf.

Dominic Nicholas Slams the Lyrical Competition Poet Laureate Dominic Nicholas prefaced his showing at the Charles Brady Poetry Festival with a second place win on April 3 in the Youth Speaks Poetry Slam Festival at the Warfield. That performance earned him an invitation to HBO’s Brave New Voices national competition in Los Angeles this July.

Now Serving: Mission On Tap Following a successful employee inservice day with small group discussions about the school’s spiritual mission, Director of Schools Gordon Sharafinski started a new tradition this spring. He invited all faculty and staff to take part in a series of informal meetings called Mission On Tap. Just like with the original inservice event, participants split off into groups and talked about individual spirituality as well as the role spirituality plays within the institution. The employees then shared pizza, beer, and conversation. “I have been very pleased with the consistently positive results of these conversations about our spiritual stories,” Gordon says. Mission On Tap will resume in the fall.

Benefit Concert for Backpack Drive A benefit concert on March 25 helped raise more than $2,100 for the annual backpack and school supply drive for the under-served children in the Western Addition neighborhood. A dozen groups performed in the sold-out Syufy Theatre, including students and special guests from the community. The benefit was hosted by eighth graders Will Richardson, Mackenzie Hutchinson, Sam Frank, and Caroline Bertain in conjunction with the Community Action Team, a group of eighth graders who meet during lunch on Fridays to create ways to support the school’s Heart to Heart outreach program. Sales of the event’s CD this spring also benefited the drive.

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The Knights and Their Round Table A dedicated group of Sacred Heart community members worked together this summer to find creative solutions to financial and admissions concerns at The Hall. The charge in the Stuart Hall High School gym was electric. Head of School Tony Farrell said it was the same energy he had felt there so many times before, when the Knights basketball team played. But on this June night, the word “rally” meant something else for the students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends of the high school. Faced with the realization that declining enrollment and financial stresses had led the Board of Trustees to consider closing the 10-year-old school, people from every corner of the Convent & Stuart Hall community came out to show support, and help define a solution for long-term sustainability. Only a few days had passed since the community had received word that the Board was considering closure— first from an anonymous e-mail, and then in a follow-up letter from Board Chair John Linehan and Director of Schools Gordon Sharafinski. Community reaction was swift and vociferous as stunned students and parents absorbed the message. But in a testament to the quality of the program and the depth of commitment felt by everyone connected to The Hall, a group of parents and alumni immediately formed a Steering Committee to address how to keep the school open, and on this night in the gym, hundreds of people came to volunteer and show their support. Stuart Hall parent Dan McLaughlin shared with the group his goal to draft a “responsible and achievable plan for overall sustainability.” Along with creating a viable plan that the Board could accept, parent Skip Olinger led a finance subcommittee effort to raise funds that would offer financial stability over the next five years, while the school redoubled efforts to increase enrollment. The campaign that followed generated more than $3 million from over 400 donors in just two weeks. Parent Bill Campbell organized a marketing and admissions subcommittee to outline specific enrollment strategies. The Board unanimously accepted the group’s plan on June 25. Because enrollment is the major concern, Bill’s subcommittee had a lot to consider in expanding the admissions funnel for Stuart Hall High School. Strategically, he said, the school is in a strong position because research shows its market is poised for growth over the next five years. The challenge, he added, is that although the school has a unique niche, it has not


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exploited all of its advantages. “Some (schools) offer small classes,” he explained. “Some offer values-based instruction. But we are unique in that we combine the two.” Successful recruitment will harness the energy of the strong parent community in identifying and recruiting new families, he said. New marketing messaging will show the guys from Stuart Hall with the girls from Convent High School more, highlighting the value of single-sex classrooms within a co-ed community. The admissions process also needs to work toward educating “influencers”—middle school counselors, teachers, principals, parents, and independent placement counselors—so they have a better idea of what the school offers and who will thrive there. “This is a hightouch environment,” Bill said. “E-mails and brochures alone are not going to do it for us.” This chapter in the history of the Convent & Stuart Hall community elicited “an incredible, spontaneous outpouring of support,” as Skip put it. The studentand alumni-created blogs spoke of gratitude for their experience at The Hall. Keaton Goldsmith ’09 (Boston University) wrote: “The caliber of the education is so high that you don’t feel any different when you arrive at college … I don’t think there are any other places where you get that kind of an education or that kind of a community that inspires you to work as hard as you do.” Graduating senior James Holt (Harvard) agreed, adding: “If there is a silver lining in all of this, it’s that now people know the amazing community we have here.”


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On Campus

Nearly four-dozen employees celebrated service milestones this year.

“You know, they built that gym for me,” Helen Leong-Luke (right) jokes of the Herbert Center, where students on the Broadway campus go to play. For the past 35 years, Helen has taught Physical Education and health and wellness to students from both elementary schools, and helps the eighth grade girls plan Congé activities. She remembers life before the Herbert Center—when she led her activities in empty classrooms, in borrowed spaces elsewhere in the city, and in nearby parks. But no matter where she is with her students, she says, they bring her joy. “I love being here,” she says. “I feed off the energy from the kids.” Helen was among 44 faculty and staff honored on May 7 for their service to Schools of the Sacred Heart San Francisco and to the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.


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Ray Cinti Rae Marie England Bonnie Fraenza Katherine Mulder Catherine Marie O’Regan

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Paul Chow Lauren Collins Caitlin Curran Brenda Davis Jaime Dominguez Hector Flores Kenneth Harrington Debbie Low Kathryn McMichael Chris Miller Amanda Pagano Billy Philadelphia Zoe Scott Michael Stafford Lisa Turner Matthew Woodard

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Both high school varsity basketball teams advanced to the post-season in February as top seeds in their Bay Counties League-West divisions, and both teams had BCL West Player of the Year honors (seniors Scarlett Kirk and Ikenna Nwadibia).


Point spread that Convent had over defending league champs Urban High School to rob them of their title (68 to 32).


umber of points Scarlett N scored in the Cubs victory over Sonoma Academy in the quarterfinal round of playoffs. She also had five rebounds.


Number of points Ikenna scored in the league championship game over University High School. He also had 12 rebounds.


umber of times N University High School lost to Stuart Hall this season, out of three matchups.


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Pitcher Perfect

Senior Frank Duncan became the first pitcher in Stuart Hall High School history to throw a no-hitter, striking out 17 batters against Point Arena (Mendocino County) during the Rincon Valley Easter tourney in April. Frank ended regular-season play with an astonishing ERA of 0.79 and 109 strikeouts, leading the Knights into postseason action in May. co-ed fencing (hs)

Dual Action Parries

Convent & Stuart Hall’s co-ed fencing team had another great season, as four competitors qualified for the state championships. Eliza Klyce (freshman) was named the 2010 All-State Fencing Champion on May 15; Beth Levin (senior) finished ninth; Arthur Lau (senior) placed 10th; and Andrew Fejt (sophomore) finished 16th. The Cubs also defended their San Francisco City League title this year. The co-ed team practices together at Stuart Hall High School and travels to matches together, though men and women do not fence each other. In other fencing news, Stuart Hall High School freshman Joseph Lam competed in an international fencing tournament in April. During the XXXXIII Challenge Wratislavia in Poland, he placed 16 out of 150 fencers, making him the highest ranked American in the tournament. co-ed track (hs)

Going the Distance

The co-ed high school track team rallied during the BAC championships in May to set a number of school records and personal bests. Coach Mike Buckley (Stuart Hall History, Religion and Theology) called the outing “admirable,” including: * Mens 4 X 100m team—first in the BCL West, First Team All-League honors, qualified for the NCS Class A Championships, set a new school record (45.87). Runners: Sterling Kirk (freshman), Ikenna Nwadibia (senior), LaBoyd Ricard (sophomore), Kofi Vordzorgbe (junior). * Womens 4 X 100m team—set a new school record (56.36). Runners: Amanda Aish (senior), Briana Davis (junior),

Maddy MacLeod (freshman), Julianna Wetmore (junior). * 1600m race—Jane Stephens (freshman) ran a new personal best (5:49.31), qualifying for NCS Class A. Michael Chan (sophomore) placed second in the BCL West (4:41.82); his personal best landed him in third on Stuart Hall’s all-time list and qualified him for NCS Class A. * 400m race—Chris Olinger (senior) beat his own school record (52.38), taking third in the BCL West and qualifying for NCS Class A. In her first attempt at 400m, Maggie Flannery (senior) set a new school record (1:07.33). Maggie also lowered the all-time mark in the 200m (29.59). * 800m race—Jane and Julianna finished second and third in their heats, both qualifying for NCS Class A, and both breaking the school record. cougars spring basketball

Fifth Graders Win First CYO

During spring basketball in the Catholic Youth Organizations (CYO) League, the Convent Elementary Cougars had an impressive season. The 5th Grade-5 Team finished the regular season with a record of 5 and 3, tying with four other teams for a chance to advance to the playoffs. After winning their tie-breaker game, they beat St. Peter in the semifinals. Their championship match against St. John—a team that beat them in the regular season—proved to be a close one, but ultimately the girls prevailed to win their first championship. Two other teams made it to championship games as well; the 7th Grade-5 Team ended the regular season with a record of 7-1, ultimately losing to Our Lady of Guadalupe, and the undefeated 6th Grade-5 Team earned their first loss of the season in the final seconds of an intense championship game against Good Shepherd. lions baseball

Sixth Graders Take League Championship

Two baseball teams represented Stuart Hall for Boys in the parish league playoffs this spring. The 6th grade boys won their semi-final game convincingly and then shut

Frank Duncan, Knights baseball pitcher. Co-ed fencing team

out the St. Cecilia 6th graders, 11 to 0, for the championship. The combined 7th/8th grade team was not as lucky; after winning their first playoff game in extra innings, they fell to St. Cecilia’s 8th grade team, 6 to 2. lions golf

Stuart Hall Dominates Inter-School Match

Stuart Hall Athletics hosted the second annual inter-school golf match at Presidio Golf Club in May. The fourman Lions team outplayed golfers from Town School, San Francisco Day School and Cathedral School for Boys on the links in both the team and individual events. Our team included: 7th graders Harrison Holetz and Joe Ladd, and 8th graders Ethan Young and Nick Bennett. sports as service lions lacrosse

Lacrosse Celebrates 10th Season with Playoff Berths

Two Stuart Hall for Boys teams advanced to the playoffs as No. 1 seeds in the Northern California Junior Lacrosse Association league and a third team finished the season 11-2 in a division that does not have playoffs.

The Buzz

Wearing t-shirts that read “Buzz Kill,” Stuart Hall High School students helped fight the spread of malaria in April when they hosted the 4th Annual Nothing But Nets Family & Friends Basketball Tournament. More than 30 people played in the tournament and competed in the threepoint and free-throw contests, raising $200 to benefit Nothing But Nets, a non-profit organization that distributes bed nets to malaria-stricken countries. The money raised will purchase nets that will be sent to an area at-risk for malaria including Africa, where it is a leading killer of children. C o nvent & S tuart H all


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Photos courtesy Kellie Irish and Kristin Monfredini

Above: Many second graders from Convent Elementary and Stuart Hall for Boys received First Communion in celebrations on April 25 and May 2, respectively. About half of the families at Convent & Stuart Hall are Catholic. Right and below: Cub Scout-regulation cruisers raced down a ramp built by parent Jay O’Neil for the annual running of the Pinewood Derby. The cars competed in two categories: Fastest and Most Creative. This year’s event raised nearly $2,000 for the Sacred Heart school in Uganda.

Pinewood Derby

Dozens of people attended Convent High School’s commencement ceremonies on June 4 virtually, as Tracy Sena (computer science and journalism faculty) and Paul Prior Lorentz (theology faculty) set up a live stream of the event on the website of the student-run newspaper, the broadview.


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Grandparents Day Above: Convent Elementary students invited Grandparents and Special Friends to campus April 23. The day included to a special presentation with singing in the Syufy Theatre followed by classroom visits where students could show off some of their special projects. The elementary schools alternate holding this event; Stuart Hall for Boys will host Grandparents and Special Friends Day next on April 29, 2011.

Below: This spring, a newly formed Mural Team at Stuart Hall High School painted a spirited work of art in the gym. The team included seniors Anthony Toranno, Allan Shen, and Alfred Gruber; juniors Gavin Klein and Evan Muncheryan; and sophomore Lucas Long. Students met with advisor Patter Hellstrom (graphics and fine arts faculty) during Community time, lunch and third periods.

Above: Terry Betterly (center), Director of Finance and Operations, retired this summer after 15 years with the schools. His Business Office and Central Services colleagues said au revoir to him during a Parisian-themed reception May 25 (from left: Rena Franco, Juli Devincenzi and Debbie Low). Below: A great tradition at Convent & Stuart Hall is the Four-School Art Show, held in May. Students of all ages work all year to showcase masterpieces in the Main Hall of the Flood Mansion.

Photo courtesy Patter Hellstrom

Four-School Art Show

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Celebrate Spring 2010 The 18th annual Celebrate Spring weekend in March—the largest fundraiser for the Parents Association—raised more than $400,000 for programs at Convent & Stuart Hall. The team of volunteers that planned the lively weekend of activities in this year’s theme, The Heart of Africa, was led by chair Shawn Sylvia (Mara, Convent-6; Kate’05; and Michael SHB’07). During events on March 19-20, parents and alumni showed support for the schools by attending the Garden Luncheon and shopping at the Boutique, bringing their kids to the free Family Festival, and dancing the night away at the Evening Gala. Dozens of families also won trips, signed memorabilia, and other items during the live auction at the Gala, and during the online auction in the weeks leading up to the event. And for the second year in a row, families also purchased “Count Me In” items, such as tickets to the annual pancake breakfast and buy-in for a Texas Hold ’Em tournament. As a special addition to this year’s Celebrate Spring weekend, our community had the chance to hunt for authentic gifts from Africa during the Zulu Market on March 4. Proceeds from that event benefitted the artists’ communities in Africa and the Sacred Heart school in Uganda.

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Who is Miller, and What is His Mile? Thanks to the dedication of many parents, the annual Miller’s Mile foot race celebrated 40 years this April. In the spring of 1970, a seventh grader at Stuart Hall for Boys approached then-Dean of Students Russ Miller and challenged him to a foot race. Looking at the student through his coke-bottle glasses, Russ grumbled back, “Name the time and the place; I’ll be there.” What followed was a simple foot race on Marina Green, but the beginning of an honored tradition, not just for Stuart Hall for Boys, but for the four-school community. Russ may have moved on, but his Miller’s Mile event every spring lives on thanks to dedicated parent volunteers. To understand what Miller’s Mile has become over the past 40 years, you need only observe the finish line. Track stars from the high schools run with impressive speed, their younger counterparts following with equal intensity. Parents jog and walk with their littlest ones, even the stroller-bound. Alumni, grandparents, and family dogs round out the field. On average, about 330 people turn out to run the course (about two miles) from the Warming Hut to Crissy Field, according to organizers Beth Silvestri and Susan Butler. Finishers are handed a Popsicle stick to give to volunteer race clerks, who track winners in each category. Beth and Susan agree there’s a certain charm about Miller’s Mile. “I think parents are pleasantly surprised that this is a nice, simple event,” Beth says. “There’s no registration, no fees. You just show up.” More than one person has suggested creating a registration process, charging a small fee to make money for the schools, and using timing chips for a more sophisticated race. These ladies rebuff the idea that it should be anything more than a fun-raiser. “The event is wonderful on so many levels,” Susan says. “It’s a community-builder, it’s fun, it’s healthy, and we’re honoring a great tradition.” Beth and Susan both became involved with Miller’s Mile when their kids started at Convent & Stuart Hall. Susan’s son Conor (Stuart Hall-7) and Beth’s daughters Diana (Convent-7) and Catherine (Convent-4) had run in the race with their moms until Beth and Susan inherited the event


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planning from Katherine “KC” Clark Kocher (Gregory SHB’05 and Tucker SHB’06). KC had planned it for four years and as her youngest graduated from Stuart Hall for Boys, she was ready to pass the torch. The only way to keep any event going for four decades is if someone fights for it, Beth says, and KC kept Miller’s Mile alive at a time when it could have gone Beth Silvestri and Susan Butler. away. “Susan and I have loved doing this,” she says, “but we’re really standing on the shoulders of those who came before us. If no one had stepped up, this great thing could have just disappeared.” Beth and Susan agree that although things are hectic the week of the race, volunteering to make it happen with a legion of loyal race-day helpers is nothing but joy. “The two of us have definitely become good friends because of this,” Beth says. “I have all girls, she has all boys, so we might not have met otherwise. This has been our way to get to know the parents in the other schools. If you want to get involved in the community, this is a great place to start.” ,

2010 Miller’s Mile Results

Overall: Top 3 Finishers

Convent Elementary: Top 3 Finishers

1st Liam Lynch, Stuart Hall-9 2nd Mike Buckley, Stuart Hall HS-Faculty 3rd Ryan Clark, Stuart Hall-7

1st Camilla Bykhovsky, gr. 7 2nd Loie Plautz, gr. 7 3rd (tie) Francesca Camahort, gr. 5 Kiley Dyke, gr. 5

Stuart Hall for Boys: Top 3 Finishers

High School Top Finishers:

1st Ryan Clark, gr. 7 2nd Charles Dallape, gr. 5 3rd Thomas Tatham, gr. 5

Liam Lynch, Stuart Hall-9 Jane Stephens, Convent-9 To see the full list of Miller’s Mile Results and photos, visit Sacredsf.org

Stuart Hall High School

The Things They Carried Imagine you are an African American helicopter pilot who flew in the Korean and Vietnam Wars, surviving four crashes without injury only to lose a leg later in life to diabetes. Imagine you served as a radar operator in WWI, or a chemical engineer in the South Pacific during WWII. Imagine you are the wife of the only Asian American pilot trained in a class of 100 men to fight Nazi Germany. Think about what young men—and the world—could learn from such stories. .This spring, Lisa Turner’s Advanced English sophomores from Stuart Hall High School interviewed residents at Sequoias senior center who had valuable wartime experiences to share. The visit was part of an exploratory phase of the Veterans History Project through the Library of Congress, an effort to have the public, including high school students, actively collect and preserve oral histories of living veterans. But the assignment was more than just a contribution to a larger endeavor, Lisa says; it enabled students to be collectors of firstperson narratives in a way that complimented (and sometimes complicated) what they were learning in her “War Curriculum.” The students had been reading such novels as A Separate Peace, The Things They Carried, and All Quiet on the Western Front, and had discussed war from gender, ethnic, and class perspectives. When students met the helicopter pilot who survived four crashes, she says, they heard a man speak with joy about his military years, and describe “brotherhood” and “honor” in a way she could not. For someone who has never served in the military—who is actually a self-described pacifist—Lisa says she relies on this kind of interaction to expose students to “the kind of experiential learning, the kind of conversation, that remains unspoken if I

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choose to stay in my classroom.” Student Xander Morgan called the unit incredibly rewarding. “The veteran I interviewed shared with me precious knowledge that can only be told, never read from a book or watched on TV.” Lisa says her satisfaction comes from moments like watching a student attempt to ask, in the most respectful way possible, if an interviewee had lost friends during the war. “I realized that he was practicing, in a very powerful way, empathetic expression,” she says. To call this simply an “English project” or a “community service project” does not quite capture all of the nuances of this kind of learning, she adds. “As a writing instructor, my task is to challenge students to express themselves meaningfully. This project enabled them to listen meaningfully, to hear their elders’ stories, and to make those stories a part of their own lives.”

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Recorded interviews that Stuart Hall students submitted to the Library of Congress included:

Ed Leong, the only Asian pilot in a class of 100 men during WWII, interviewed by Peter Melling. Ed Leong’s wife, Ly, interviewed by Tim Connolly. Arthur Horowitz, now 93, who served as a radar operator in WWI, interviewed by Joe Hildula, Lucas Long, and “guest interviewer” Joseph Goolsby. Hilda Richards and Greta Stuehler, who lived in Germany during WWII, interviewed by Xander Morgan, Daniel Kuznetzov, and Kevin Wong.

David Hammer, a WWII chemical engineer who served in New Guinea, the Philippines and Japan, interviewed by Patrick Miller and Andrew Fejt. Mary Boyer, a Chinese resident at the time of the Revolution who immigrated to the U.S. in 1954; and Army Rifleman Ted Weber, who cited “living alone” as one of the highlights of his wartime experience, interviewed by Will Campbell, Addison Chan, and Connor Satterfield.

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Gifts from the Heart


Ellie Fusco never attended Convent & Stuart Hall but her Sacred Heart education at Lone Mountain College for Women proved to her the value in what we do. Through her gifts to our school, she hopes to ensure our education for generations to come.


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A longtime teacher and Sacred Heart supporter, Ellie Fusco has remembered the schools in her estate planning, establishing an endowed fund to support educators.

n a sunny spring morning in May, Elvera “Ellie” Fusco sat in a pew in the back of the Chapel in the Flood Mansion and looked at the light pouring into the stained glass windows. “This has always been such a lovely space,” she said. During this Mass for alumni, Director of Schools Gordon Sharafinski presented the Chapel’s new altar—a beautiful oak, hand-carved table that shares the same ornamentation as the paneling on the walls. Gordon introduced the three people who made it all possible: Ellie and her dear friend Rosemary Cozzo, who each donated money to have the piece commissioned, and Jay O’Neil, father of Sydney (Convent-4) who carved it. Giving back is important to Ellie and Rosemary. Both ladies graduated from Lone Mountain College for Women before it was purchased by the University of San Francisco in 1978. The college had offered higher education in the Sacred Heart tradition for seven decades, its graduates as committed to the vision of St. Madeleine Sophie Barat as any other child of the Sacred Heart. Ellie, who turns 84 this summer, said Lone Mountain alumnae have always felt at home within the Convent & Stuart Hall community. When the Lone Mountain Alumnae Association was no longer housed at USF, Ellie and her late sister Millie, along with a small group of others, worked hard to stay connected to Sacred Heart. They began an affiliation with the Broadway Alumnae of the Sacred Heart, who warmly received them, she said, and that acceptance sparked a desire to support the schools even though she never attended them. “It was my pleasure to do something nice for this group, who have been so welcoming to those of us from Lone Mountain,” she said. In addition to funding Chapel improvements, Ellie is a member of Convent & Stuart Hall’s Duchesne Society, which honors those who have included the schools in their estate planning; she has bequeathed a gift to the schools in her will, and she invested in a charitable gift annuity through the schools, which allowed her to make a donation in return for a fixed quarterly payment and tax incentives. In her will, Ellie has established an endowed fund that will be devoted to faculty salaries and benefits. As a teacher, counselor, and administrator in the SF Unified School District for 43 years, Ellie said she has great respect for the work teachers do, and wants to help Convent & Stuart Hall provide for their educators. “I know a good teacher can make all the difference,” she said. “You have to do what you can to find the good ones and keep them, and give them what they need to do their job.”

Understanding the Endowment Lone Mountain alumna Ellie Fusco left a gift of $100,000 to Convent & Stuart Hall in her will for an endowed fund that will support faculty salaries and benefits. Her donation will become part of the schools’ investment portfolio—the endowment—where the principle of each gift remains intact but the interest it generates may be used in budget planning. On average, the interest that Convent & Stuart Hall uses in the budget (the payout) is approximately four percent of each gift’s market value. So Ellie’s $100,000 is actually worth much more. Instead of providing a finite sum of support once, it could provide about $4,000 or more, every year, toward teacher salaries … forever. The opportunity for an endless source of revenue is why nearly all independent schools and universities have an endowment they want to grow. Unfortunately, it is sometimes a struggle to explain to parents and alumni why the endowment matters; those chief donors are also the people who have written, or are still writing, tuition checks. And they wonder: Shouldn’t tuition alone cover everything? Patricia Feeney Gallagher ’76’72 in the Director’s Office is dedicated to answering that question, and to cultivating gifts for the school, in conjunction with the Advancement Office. “I am astounded by the history of generosity in this community,” she says. “My challenge now is showing people how their donations work for the schools, and demonstrating how we are good stewards of their money.”

Poised for Long-Term Growth In the 2010-2011 operating budget, tuition accounts for 87 percent of all the revenue needed to educate students this year. The other 13 percent comes from the Annual Fund and Parents Association programs (Seconds To Go resale shop, Celebrate Spring, etc.), as well as income from rentals and the endowment. “Each piece of that pie is important,” she explains. “The Annual Fund is about participation at any level, and we can use that unrestricted money immediately. … The Parents Association fundraisers make it easy for people to contribute in many ways throughout the year.” The endowment is different because it focuses more on long-term financial health, she says. “It’s not as exciting as a new building, or as fun as Celebrate Spring, but we need it. What do you get with a strong endowment? Innovative programs run by great people.” Faculty and students are the key beneficiaries of the endowment. Professional development and compensation gifts help attract the city’s best teachers, and financial aid

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gifts keep our doors open to high-caliber students from many backgrounds, she explains. Gifts that are not dedicated to any one program are also critical, as they may be used for unforeseen expenditures.

Your Money at Work The Convent & Stuart Hall endowment is Tuition & Fees currently about $12 87% million, which is modest for a school this size, Patricia says, but the assets in our portfolio 2010-2011 Operating Budget have given us great returns. For instance, a financial aid fund established 20 years ago by the Hearst Foundation had an initial gift of $20,000, and doubled with gifts from individual donors; that initial $40,000 investment now has the market value of $379,236.29. That translates into more than $12,000 of extra financial aid each year. As for endowed funds for professional development, the value is not just in what they pay for, but in the support teachers feel when they receive them, says Stuart Hall middle form Spanish teacher Linda Gutierrez. She traveled to Spain for part of her master’s program last summer using an award from the Sister Mary Mardel Fund. Unrestricted money in the endowment also allows the schools to react to the ebb and flow of our families’ finances. In 2008-09, Convent & Stuart Hall provided more than $3 million in financial assistance to about 300 students. That year, as the economic downturn affected more families, gifts to the endowment allowed the schools to award an additional $330,000 to help 23 families who had never asked for aid before. Although the endowment provides a portion of the aid given every year, about 13 percent of the regular operating budget is earmarked to pay for the rest that is needed, Patricia says. The more the endowment can pay for aid, the less the school has to use operating funds for it. “We’re planning on the schools being around forever,” Patricia says. “And that means we need an endowment that is constantly growing and outpacing inflation, and is enough to support our people and programs. How much is enough? It’s hard to say. But we risk losing our legacy of excellent education without it.”

Most Planned Giving funds go to the endowment. With these options, your investments can do more than assure your place in the legacy of the schools:

Bequests—Remember the schools in your will and you may reduce the amount of your estate that is subject to estate tax. Charitable Remainder Trusts—Guarantee a gift to the schools in the future, and you’ll receive an annual income from the assets you use to fund the trust, plus an immediate tax deduction.

Charitable Lead Trusts—With your gift, the schools receive annual income from the assets for a period of time after your death, and then your beneficiaries are given the remainder, plus a tax break. Endowed Funds—Support an existing fund or establish a new one in your name or to honor a loved one.

For more information, contact Mary Rhoades, Director of Advancement, at giving@sacredsf.org or 415-345-5802. C o nvent & S tuart H all


Music Man

In this spring’s production of Music Man, the parade was not led by 76 trombones or 110 cornets, but rather by veterans of the co-ed high school drama department. Senior Doug Greer starred as con man “professor” Harold Hill opposite sophomore Madeleine Kelly, playing smalltown librarian Marian Paroo, in the adaptation of the vibrant Broadway production. Doug and Madeleine also headlined last year’s fall production of Inherit the Wind. In the elementary school musical, The Wizard of Oz, a talented co-ed ensemble cast dazzled in L. Frank Baum’s classic children’s tale. With the help of two-dozen creative students working on the crew, the sets and costumes helped bring to life the yellow brick road and the journey taken by Dorothy, Cowardly Lion, Tin Man, and Scarecrow.

The Wizard Of Oz


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Ahead of the

Green Curve



Three Convent & Stuart Hall elementary science teachers are receiving training through a new California Academy of Science program that will make them among the leading science and sustainability educators in the state. Kelly Beal and Raina Cohen from Convent Elementary and Lauren Richardson from Stuart Hall for Boys are among 30 educators in the first cohort of the Teacher Institute on Science and Sustainability. This summer, the trio began the second half of the two-year program, which combines hands-on workshops in July and August with yearlong mentoring in the classroom. In addition to the support and classroom-ready activities they are given, the teachers also have access to the Academy’s educational resources, says the Institute’s Grahme Smith. The program was designed to give elementary teachers the confidence and resources they need to develop dynamic science curriculum, he says. Many elementary teachers have multi-subject credentials, but not necessarily in-depth training on how to creatively present “green” topics. “We help them to use sustainability as a lens for science issues they discuss in class,” he says. As the teachers bring what they learn back to their labs and classrooms in the fall, they’ll continue to work with their mentors, who observe them in action once a month and give them notes and ideas. The 30 members of this first cohort are mostly from public schools, Grahme says. In recruiting the group, he adds, they knew they wanted applicants from programs where team-teaching is encouraged, like Convent & Stuart Hall. For more on Convent & Stuart Hall’s green efforts, visit Sacredsf.org and click on “Eco-Council” under Our Community.

Photo courtesy Clare Szydlowski

Night at the Museum Convent High School art students show a collaborative Americana painting during College Night at the de Young. Before the exhibit of master impressionist pieces from the Musee d’Orsay opened at the de Young Museum in May, Convent High School’s Honors Art students and first-year Art Foundations students had their own exhibit. For the second year in a row, Convent artists were the only high schoolers invited to show work during College Night at the de Young. Convent’s Artist in Residence Clare Szydlowski says the project they exhibited was a collaborative painting around the show’s theme of Americana. The girls’ paintings on old cupboard doors signified the American promise of abundance and growth, cleverly hinged together to make an accordion book form to illustrate American storytelling. “The designs painted by the students were contemporary interpretations of quilt patterns that we looked at

as a class and discussed in preparation for the project,” Clare says. Her Honors classes completed three panels; students in the Foundations classes taught by Fine and Performing Arts Chair Rachel McIntire painted the other two. The students were first invited to show at College Night in 2009 when Clare was an art intern at Convent and an MFA candidate at San Francisco State University. She and the other Convent intern, Sophie Johnson, wrote the project into the Honors curriculum after hearing about it from curator Robert Mellon, whom they knew from SFSU. After the first exhibit was submitted and accepted, Clare and Rachel decided to collaborate and get the younger students involved as well, and wrote it into the curriculum again. “The students did a beautiful job,” Clare says, “and the work was well received at the event.”

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Convent of the Sacred Heart Elementary

Class of 2010

Awards and Prizes Ursula Marsten Service Award Bettina Alessandria

Doris Munstermann Award Ann LeFevre

Sportsmanship Trophy Hanae Nakajima

Goal Awards Goal One Christian Leadership

Chelsea Espiritu

Goal Two Janet Erskine Stuart Award for Academic Excellence Kellie La

Goal Four St. Madeleine Sophie Barat Award for Spirit Mackenzie Hutchinson

Goal Five Citizenship Mikaela Esquivel-Varela

Goal Three St. Philippine Duchesne Award for Service Sarah Armstrong

To see more graduation photos, visit Sacredsf.org


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Stuart Hall for Boys

Class of 2010

Awards and Prizes Highest Grade Point Average William Misener

Most Improved Student Alexander Johnson

Susan Chaban Memorial Scholarship John Balen

The Philippine Dushesne Scholarship William Misener

General Academic Excellence Ben Foster

The Alumni Service Award for Outstanding

Service to Stuart Hall Sustained Academic Effort Josh Galardi

Outstanding Musician Award Ryan Johnson and Andrew Ryder

Pen and Letter Award Cole Steigerwald

Sportsman of the Year Award Anthony Rodriguez

American Legion Award Will Richardson


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Alexander Fish and Quentin Favia

Sophia Kent McNeil Award for Creative Expression Adam Harb

Chris Cardinal SHB’74 Memorial Award Alexander Johnson

Bill Auchincloss SHB’75 Memorial Award Jackson Weber and Alexander Sheehan

Dashiell Unkefer Mathematics Award for Problem Solving Alexander Zaldastani To see more graduation photos, visit Sacredsf.org

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Design Innovation by


Teachers say our culture of collaboration motivates them— to link related subjects, to make the most of coed time, and to encourage peer mentorship. Experts say our students are better for it.



Before the eighth grade boys in Ann Gigounas’ English class read Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl, they learn the politics of World War II history with Chad Gardner in social studies, and watch the PBS documentary, The Longest Hatred. They study Judaism and other worldviews in Philip Majorins’ religion class, and retrace the steps of those who helped the Jews by watching Schindler’s List. They examine propaganda and German posters (and make their own) with art teacher Will Jaggers, discuss the dangers of stereotyping in Dennis Phillips’ contemporary issues class, and talk with Dr. Oskar Klausenstock of Tiburon, who spent time in several concentration camps throughout the war. After fully examining the Holocaust, these Stuart Hall students research Armenian and Rwandan genocides, and read poetry about

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the Japanese-American internment camps. The class then takes a trip to Los Angeles to visit the Museum of Tolerance. This two-month, multi-faceted Tolerance Unit is just one example of how faculty in Convent & Stuart Hall classrooms work together to engage students academically and personally. The culture of collaboration at the schools is motivating for teachers, who design lessons that give students a richer experience. And they are not just linking related subjects; they also take advantage of the co-ed community that our single-sex classes share, and create opportunities for peer teaching and mentorship. This is a very cohesive group of teachers, Ann says. “There’s a feeling that the child is the center here, that what we are each trying to develop within these kids is the same, regardless of the subject.”

Learning in Layers About 20 years ago, education research began to show a contradiction to the long-standing idea that students retain knowledge better when they study one subject at a time, says Geoffrey Dillon, S.J., a pedagogical expert from the University of San Francisco School of Education. Real life is not compartmentalized, he says, and the research proved that students actually understand the world around them better when they can draw connections from one subject to the next. Fr. Dillon, who trains and places K-12 teachers in the city (and who has sent a large number of his program’s talent to Convent & Stuart Hall), says that our schools’ holistic approach to teaching—connecting the mind, body, and spirit—is one reason the academic program has been so successful. “The teaching innovation you see at Sacred Heart is not just good pedagogy, it supports the overall mission the school has always had, the idea that you educate the whole person.” Examples of subject layering can be found at every grade level. Even Convent kindergartners paint the solar system in art class to compliment their social studies unit on planets. The result, Fr. Dillon says, is that students who are exposed to these types of assignments learn to think more deeply and critically. That was one goal English teacher Ann Gigounas had in mind when she thought about expanding the unit on Anne Frank and the Holocaust. On literary merit, the diary certainly stands on its own—it is a staple in eighth grade English classes across the U.S.—but she says she wanted to find a way for her students to relate to it, and she realized years ago that even with some Jewish students in class every year, the majority of her boys would not have been victims as the Franks had been. So for the past 17 years, she and her colleagues have worked to present the Tolerance Unit as a tapestry of relatable and interactive lessons that have been thoughtfully

weaved together. Collectively, they ask students: What is your responsibility when you are not a victim? While the underlying theme of some projects is to help students develop a moral compass, others help them develop life skills, such as speaking in public and becoming tech savvy. Convent High School’s annual Sophomore Symposium combines months of research on a topic’s theological, scientific, and historical perspective with the delivery of a multi-media presentation to the entire class. Over at Stuart Hall High School, Lisa Turner has her French III students work with technology teacher Lori Saltveit to recreate the movie trailer for the 2006 comedy Stranger Than Fiction, for which each student has to script, act, film, and edit the promo with French voiceover narration and dialog, as well as French and English subtitles.

“There’s a feeling that the child is the center here... regardless of subject.” ­­­——Ann Gigounas

These projects do more than assess the students’ comprehension, Lisa says. “When students graduate and reflect on valuable learning experiences, they rarely cite mastery of content areas (French verbs or vocabulary, for example) and often refer to new or interesting experiences instead,” she says. In much the same way, Sarah Delaney has hoped to pique

the interest of her seventh and eighth grade scientists at Convent Elementary. For one week each year, students set down the messy experiments and pick up science fiction novels for a discussion on the science and ethics involved in each plot. “I wanted to broaden the definition of what it means to be a scientist,” she says. “The scientific method is great for teaching people how to think through problems we face; it teaches you to ask questions and evaluate the answers. Being able to ask meaningful questions is a huge life skill.”

Best of Both Worlds Last fall, Convent & Stuart Hall administrators were approached by the San Francisco-based nonprofit Common Sense Media, and asked to pilot a new curriculum to help students navigate the “ethical fault lines” in their media use—things like identity, privacy, ownership, credibility, and online relationships. Convent Latin teacher Bill Jennings, along with computer studies teachers Ginny Gertler, Fred Jaravata, and Joanne Oppenheimer, agreed to offer the course before school as a co-ed program for interested Convent sixth graders and Stuart Hall fifth and sixth graders. Within the schools’ single-sex classrooms, each of our teachers has been well trained to create and adapt core curriculum based on the differences in the way boys and girls learn best. But those same teachers know there are times when students will benefit from co-ed interaction, and with the four-school structure, they don’t have to go far to find willing collaborators. In the elementary schools, second grade boys and girls read together regularly on Friday afternoons. Sixth graders take knowledge from their respective Latin classes and plan a Roman Market every spring for all elementary students to enjoy. A visit to campus by young adult author Ying Chang Compestine last fall allowed all middle form students to hear a gripping account of growing

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up during China’s Cultural Revolution. At the high school level, recent co-ed academic events have added depth to their already rigorous programs. In November, high school faculty jointly developed the highly acclaimed Darwin Project: A Dialogue Between Faith and Science. The daylong event was followed by a co-ed production of Inherit the Wind and a Breakfast Club event in February with American paleoanthropologist Dr. Don Johanson. In March, the semiannual Ethics in Action forum had juniors from both schools talking about building healthy relationships, the importance of straightforward communication, and understanding the role Facebook and texting play in that communication. Students then returned to their respective ethics classes to further the discussions separately. Starting in 2010-11, several Advanced Placement and world language courses will be offered as co-ed classes. Faculty and administrators believe that presenting these programs in co-ed format will strengthen them academically because they are often the smallest classes. Combining them also ensures students continued access to them. Convent & Stuart Hall’s structure allows teachers a freedom to coordinate with each other in a way that other single-sex schools cannot, Fr. Dillon points out, adding, “Anything that allows for social maturation is obviously good if you’re hoping to educate the whole person.” Convent & Stuart Hall high school students spending time together in the art studio are really getting the best of both worlds: co-ed interaction and single-sex instruction.


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Stuart Hall sixth graders explain a science experiment to attentive third graders, who look up to their peer teachers.

Peer Teaching: The Win-Win According to San Francisco’s Exploratorium, one of the best ways to teach students how the human eye works is to dissect cow eyeballs. So when the Convent third grade girls were ready to learn more about eyes, they conducted a dissection in the Siboni Center lab of Convent High School science chair Ray Cinti, whose students helped the younger scientists with their assignments. Peer-to-peer interaction within varying age groups is another way to enrich the learning experience, Fr. Dillon says. Students not only gain from big brother and big sister social programming at the schools, but also from the cognitive benefits of peer instruction. “When students have to know a subject well enough to teach it to someone else,” he says, “they analyze their own thinking process, and increase their own learning base in doing so.” This spring, Lauren Richardson’s sixth graders at Stuart Hall for Boys proved that to be true when they designed experiments to demonstrate a range of scientific principles to the younger boys. While the third graders learned why a two-liter bottle of Diet Coke erupts when you add a mint candy to it, it was the sixth graders who had to explain the science in simplified terms and be prepared to answer their questions. “It’s definitely a great experience for both sides,” Lauren says. Whether it’s high school Latin students learning about mosaics from their peers in Advanced 3D Art, or elementary school students planting sunflower seeds as a way of learning biology, in the end, dynamic education happens when teachers lead students away from thinking that life happens one subject at a time.

Ask Our Experts

Resources We Love (And Use) The Heads of School in each division are well versed in the best methods for teaching boys and girls. Here’s a sampling of what they have on their bookshelves. Anne Wachter, RSCJ, Convent Elementary School: Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls, by Mary Pipher, Ph.D. Raising Confident Girls, by Elizabeth Hartley-Brewer. The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence, by Rachel Simmons (who also wrote Odd Girl Out). All Girls: Single-Sex Education and Why It Matters, by Karen Stabiner

Jaime Dominguez, Stuart Hall for Boys: The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, by Ken Robinson. (All faculty will read this book as part of their Professional Learning Communities). Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, by Daniel Pink.

Andrea Shurley, Convent High School: Girls Will Be Girls, by JoAnn Deak, PhD with Teresa Barker. The Female Brain, by Louann Brizendin. Why Gender Matters: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know about the Emerging Science of Sex Differences, by Leonard Sax, MD, PhD.

Tony Farrell, Stuart Hall High School: It’s a Boy, Your Son’s Development from Birth to 18, and www.michaelthompson-phd.com, by Michael Thompson. Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving at Work, Home and School, by John Medina. Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood, by William Pollack. C o nvent & S tuart H all


Convent of the Sacred Heart High School Class of 2010

Scarlett Kirk

Balancing school with sports is hard sometimes, but I actually think it helps keep me focused.


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carlett Kirk was surprised to have her basketball and soccer jerseys retired this spring. She was honored to learn the BCL West league named her Player of the Year for basketball and league MVP for soccer. She was humbled to hear coaches and teachers praise her sportsmanship and character along with her talent. Scarlett, a four-year varsity standout, never thought of herself as working toward a list of accolades; she was really only worried about doing her best. The credit for that goes to her coaches, she says, who have constantly driven her toward self-improvement. Athletics Director and soccer coach Elena DeSantis has always helped her with anything she needed, she says. And Luther Cuffy, who assisted head coach Kara Okamoto with varsity basketball this year, has been her hoops mentor since he coached her on Convent Elementary School’s team. “Luther is the best,” she says. “He has always worked us hard, but in a good way. ... I was excited he worked with varsity this year.” Scarlett admits she is a little nervous to leave this safe environment, which has been her home for 13 years, and where her brother Sterling (Stuart Hall-9) still goes. “I’m so comfortable here. It’s weird to think about starting school

in the fall somewhere else.” The Middlebury College Panthers in Vermont, on the other hand, are excited for her arrival, especially because she will play both soccer and basketball for the Division III school, located near Burlingame. Scarlett says she used the same criteria to choose Middlebury that she used to choose Convent High School: challenging academics, small classes, and great sports teams. And then there was the other caveat—the ability to play two sports—that factored into her decisions. The other Bay Area high school she considered would have made her focus on one sport, and so would any Division I college. Middlebury, like Convent, will allow her to play both. “I’ve never been good at choosing one sport over the other,” she says. As for academics, Scarlett loves science and math. Her favorite subjects have been chemistry, physics and calculus, and she looks forward to studying them more in college. “Balancing school with sports is hard sometimes, but I actually think it helps keep me focused,” she says. “I would think, ‘Okay, I have practice tonight, so I have to get my homework done this afternoon.’ And when I didn’t have that to think about, I would procrastinate.” Scarlett says getting involved with other activities also kept her busy but made her time here even more fulfilling. She joined Student Council and math club, helped Operation Smile raise money for children who needed cleft palate surgery, and tutored students through the National Honor Society. So even though she thinks entering college may be hard at first, it also presents a great opportunity. “It’s exciting to think about branching out and trying new things.”

We all feel comfortable because we support each other.

Convent of the Sacred Heart High School Class of 2010

Ina Herlihy I

t isn’t the just the charm of the Irish that draws people to Ina Herlihy. With her poise and straightforward manner, she immediately makes everyone comfortable. So it is no wonder that she captured interviews with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Madeleine Albright, and has a photography portfolio that includes Bruce Springsteen, Black Eyed Peas, and Barack Obama. And while her interviews are polished and impressive, it is her photography that captivates her, and us. (See her photos at www.inaherlihy.com) As a seventh grader at St. Cecilia’s, Ina won an essay contest that sparked her interest in writing and journalism. In her freshman year at Convent, she wrote a faculty profile for the school’s student newspaper, the broadview. It was published and she knew she had a future on staff. During the Race for the Cure event that year, faculty advisor Tracy Sena handed her the camera because there was no one else to take pictures. She took some great shots and found she loved having the camera in her hands. She continued to write, but, increasingly, photography became her primary focus. In her senior year, Ina became editor-in-chief of the broadview and won several national awards for writing and photography, all while earning top grades in her classes. Last fall, the Journalism Education Association named Ina 2010 California Journalist of the Year and, in April, awarded her the title of national 2010 High School Journalist of the Year. This prestigious competition placed Ina against 35 other high school seniors who had also won their state titles. Ina’s skills as a journalist/photographer were sharpened year after year at Convent. Not only did she have many occasions to put her talents to work covering student events, but she also saw Nancy Pelosi sworn in as the first female Speaker of the House, and attended the inauguration of President Obama. Ina wonders, “What other school would offer opportunities like that?”

Ina enjoyed studying history and government for the perspective it gave her on politics. She also liked the horizon-broadening experience of going to school with girls from so many different backgrounds and cultures, adding, “We all feel comfortable because we support each other.” When asked about her overall high school experience and why she chose Convent, Ina did not hesitate to enumerate all she loves and appreciates about the school. She was initially attracted to the small classes and impressive course offerings. She could see that a small school would provide many opportunities in which every student could participate. She also discovered that the single-sex classes helped her thrive because attention is centered on the individual and distractions are minimal. Ina’s Convent experience worked so well for her that she has chosen Scripps College for the next chapter in her educational journey. And curiously, she hopes to major in economics rather than journalism because, “it’s probably not nearly as much fun if your livelihood depends on it.” This hard-working, young woman will be a success no matter what path she chooses. May the wind always be at her back. C o nvent & S tuart H all


Convent of the Sacred Heart High School

Class of 2010

We came as scrawny eighth graders, as children. Madeleine Sophie said of that single child, ‘Let us honor the soul of that small creature of God who can already make choices best if we take the time to awaken her reason and make her use her judgment.’ Our reason has been awakened.” ——Jovel Queirolo Valedictorians: egan Choi M Jovel Queirolo

Maria Elena Yuchengco Service Award Ina Herlihy

Ursula Marsten Award for Generous Service Alexa Collins

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At Heart Alumnae Award for Generous Service & Leadership Jovel Queirolo

Faculty Prize for Generous Service & Leadership Katharine Noakes

We are ‘the orange class’— the passionate romantics, the intellectual philosophers, the fiery personalities.” ——Megan Choi

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Stuart Hall High School Class of 2010

James Holt

One of the lessons you take with you is the importance of relationships, of getting to know people.


ames Holt would likely achieve just about anywhere. He has the drive and work ethic that teachers love, and the outgoing nature that makes him “one of the guys.” He made the commute from his East Bay home in Pinole each day to attend class, and took advantage of Stuart Hall High School’s “extras”—editing the school newspaper, fencing, serving as Class President, and asserting himself with the co-ed Debate Team. But when you ask him about his high school experience, he doesn’t talk about what he gave The Hall. He only talks about what The Hall gave him. James credits his teachers with fundamentally changing the way he learns. “In junior high, I was lucky because I could just read something and remember it, so I didn’t develop any study skills,” he says. “When I came here as a freshman, they showed me I needed actual study habits. Mr. [Sergio] Vasquez is always saying, ‘Work smarter, not harder.’ And now I learn so much more by not trying to memorize everything.” He credits his friends—in every grade—for the sense of fraternity and camaraderie they have created at The Hall. “One of the lessons you take with you is the importance of relationships, of getting to know people,” he says. When James attends Harvard University in the fall, he looks forward to studying history, political science, economics and psychology. However, the subjects that really challenged him at Stuart Hall are the ones he talks about now. “French was not my favorite to begin with,” he admits. “It forced me to do things outside of my comfort zone, like singing and dancing in French skits. It’s intimidating to sing in a different language.


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But it’s probably good to get out of your comfort zone sometimes.” He appreciates math teacher Ken Harrington for always being available to help him, he says, and former AP U.S. history teacher Henry Neff for making lessons so memorable. Convent High School teacher Rachel Kirkbride, the advisor for Debate Team, helped him develop confidence, not just in public speaking, but in everything he does. “When you look at the teachers here, you see their passion,” he says. “You see they’re here to teach and not just babysit. They try to be engaging and fun.” Yes, James would likely find achievement anywhere. After all, he was accepted to Yale and Stanford, and offered the very prestigious Presidential Scholarship from Boston College. Ultimately, he chose Harvard for the same reason he chose Stuart Hall. “When I visited the campus, I just loved the people. They were amazing. I immediately felt at home.”

If I were to describe our class, I’d say these are some really intelligent people—you can tell because they’re going to great schools.

Stuart Hall High School Class of 2010

Ikenna Nwadibia


hen Ikenna Nwadibia transferred to Stuart Hall from another San Francisco high school his sophomore year, he noticed immediately that the vibe on Pine and Octavia was different. The faculty offered rigorous academics and his new classmates’ had voracious appetites for success, but they directed their tenacity inward, he says. Their attitude was not that they were competing against each other, rather that they were competing against themselves. That made the guys more welcoming, he says, and their ability to bond and make good friendships much easier. Ikenna says he appreciates the dynamic he found at The Hall: the individual drive coupled with the group mentality. As a lifelong player of team sports, he understands that dynamic well. Ikenna played point guard for varsity basketball at Stuart Hall, and this year was a banner year for him. He scored 22 points and 12 rebounds to help his team win the BCL West league championship game against University High School and advance to the North Coast Section playoffs. He also earned recognition outside The Hall—as the league’s Player of the Year and ESPN’s High School Athlete of the Week in February (along with teammate Frank Duncan). In the “off season” he ran track, “just to stay in shape.” He not only bested his own records in 100-meter and 200-meter races, he joined the 4-by-100-meter team that represented the Knights at the NCS championships and together they set a new school record. This fall, Ikenna will play point guard for a new team: Kenyon College, a Division III school in Central Ohio, near Columbus. He hopes to study sports medicine or kinesiology, and after graduate school, run a sports program or a large sports complex. Balancing sports with schoolwork at The Hall was never

hard, he says, because the program is structured so that athletes have study hall sandwiched between classes and practice. “It really helped you focus,” he says, “and if the teachers who assigned you homework were leading study hall that day, you could take advantage of the extra time with them.” Of all the classes he took, he says he enjoyed physics with Matt Woodard, and all three of the courses taught by Mike Buckley (ethics, morality and European history). “Mr. Buckley is like a lot of the teachers here,” he says. “He really cares about how you’re doing—and doesn’t let you slip up or slack off.” But of all the things he learned at Stuart Hall, caring for other people is the most important, and he says he will miss the classmates who so warmly accepted him as a transfer student. “If I were to describe our class, I’d say these are some really intelligent people—you can tell because they’re going to great schools. … They always try hard … they’re great athletes … they’re outgoing, with lots of integrity, and lots of tenacity.” C o nvent & S tuart H all


Stuart Hall High School

Class of 2010

We have received a very unique education here at Stuart Hall. Questions of ‘who we are’ were just as important as ‘what we know,’ and over the years, ‘what can I take’ transformed into ‘how can I give’ ...

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Our Guys

Valedictorian Skyler Hicks

Head of School Awards

Spirit Serouge Panossian

Leadership Nate Tom

Service Noel McCann

... This school pushed us to develop not only our minds, but also our hearts. I am grateful for having attended Stuart Hall, because I do not know if there is any other community that goes so far in focusing attention on the thoughts, individuality, and character of each and every student. ­­——Skyler Hicks

Courage Ikenna Nwadibia

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Stuart Hall High School College Acceptances

Class of 2010

*Schools in blue indicate matriculation


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Convent of the Sacred Heart High School College Acceptances

Class of 2010

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From the Archives

Schools of the Sacred Heart Archivist: Mary Ashe’48

Left: A hundred years later, seniors at Convent High School still wear white gowns and gloves for Commencement, and carry bouquets. Pictured: Class of 1897.

Right: The Franklin Street House (at Ellis) was home to the Convent of the Sacred Heart girls school from fall of 1888 until spring of 1906, when it suffered great damage in the earthquake. The Archbishop of San Francisco had deeded the property to the Society of the Sacred Heart, who bought it on April 28, 1888, for $10 in gold coin.


Schools of the Sacred Heart San Francisco will celebrate 125 years in the 2012-2013 school year.


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Stay connected with alumni events

November of the Sacred Heart 6 Convent Alumnae Reunion honoring high


December 5 Gingerbread Workshops

school classes ending in ’5 and ’0 and elementary school classes ending in ’1 and ’6.


Alumni Noëls

Stuart Hall High School Class of 2005, Fifth Year Reunion


Stuart Hall High School Alumni Homecoming

February 14 Alumni Liturgy and Tea 15

March 25

Convent Elementary School Alumnae Pizza Party Celebration for Classes 2007-2010


April 7-10


Associated Alumnae and Alumni of the Sacred Heart (AASH) Conference in Miami


Nos Amis gathering for Parents of Alumni

Convent of the Sacred Heart Alumnae Reunion

Save the date! All Convent of the Sacred Heart Elementary and High School alumnae are invited to join us for a reunion Mass and dinner reception on Saturday, November 6, 2010. We will honor members of high school classes whose graduation years end in ‘0 and ‘5 and elementary school classes whose graduation years end in ‘6 and ‘1. Flood Mansion

Stuart Hall for Boys Alumni Basketball Challenge

2222 Broadway

Saturday, November 6, 2010 4:00 p.m.–Tours of the School 5:00 p.m.–Reunion Mass 6:00 p.m.–Dinner Reception (buffet)

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Alumni Spotlight

Leland Talcott SHB’79

This volunteer of the ALS chap ter in Florida offers a helping hand to those suffering from Lou Gehrig’s disease. ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), which Special Forces and served in five tours of duty is commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, in Iraq and Afghanistan. Two years before is a neurodegenerative disease that para lyzes his death, he stood at 6’4” and weig hed its victims. The life expectancy of a patient is 250 pounds. He died weighing less than 175 one to three years. pounds and unable to walk, talk or move. I I became involved with the ALS Association got to know Beau not long after his diagnos is after doctors diagnosed my mother with the and over time, we became close friends. disease on her birthday in 2002. She died Other than my father, Beau has been the four months later. She had been an amazing only other hero I have ever had. He was the woman who could conquer anything— strongest and most mentally tough person I except ALS. As soon as they diagnosed ever met. One day, I watched him direct his her, I knew I wanted to get involved in the dad to set up ranger rope in their backyard . fight. I discovered the ALS Association, the Beau proceeded to drag himself back and preeminent organization dedicated to find ing forth between the two trees after his legs a cure and for providing patient care serv ices. would no longer support him. He did this Through the association, I learned that: as a every day, and then would go in the poo l to so-called “orphan” disease (it has fewer than try exercising more. Beau could do any thin g— 100,000 patients in the U.S.) there are few but he could not beat ALS. pharmaceutical companies looking for a cure ; I hate watching people I love die from and that the cost of caring for an ALS pati ent this disease. The stories of each patient are exceeds $100,000 per year. It became clea r tragic. However, they need all the support that we needed funds to combat the dise ase. they can get. I remember my pare nts and all While the association’s funding is still of the wonderful teachers I had at Stuart Hall limited and inadequate, it has increased always telling me, “No matter how difficult it substantially in the past 10 years. And, is, never give up!” And, that is exactly wha t there have been more significant advance s I intend to do until we find a cure. For mor e in research in the past decade than in the information on ALS, visit www.alsa.org. We 130 years since neurologists discovered would love your support. the disease. Sadly, we are still not on the —Leland Talcott owns Talmont Development, threshold of a cure. However, with increase d LLC and Florida Advantage Title and Escrow, funding, we can continue the accelerated LLC in Boca Raton, FL, and has been on the path of the past 10 years. Florida ALS Association Board of Trustees Last year, I watched one of our patients since 2002. die. At 34 years old, Beau had served in the


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Alumni Events

Broadway Alumnae of the Sacred Heart Dear Alumnae Community,

I have just completed my third year as President of the Broadway Alumnae of the Sacred Heart (BASH) and am thrilled at our success. In three years, the BASH Board has increased fundraising efforts to provide more scholarship funds to current families, begun working directly with current student BASH representatives to strengthen our relationship with the schools, and reconnected with hundreds of alumni through happy hours and other social activities. In addition to our annual alumni traditions, such as Alumni Noëls and Gingerbread Workshops, each spring we welcome a new group of alumni into our association. We invite the eighth grade girls and their mothers to an alumnae tea, and seniors and their mothers to a luncheon. All community members, whether alumni or current parents, are encouraged to participate in our various events. We also welcome donations for catering, flowers, wine, etc. for our events throughout the year. If you have any questions or would like more information, do not hesitate to contact me (tricia_obrien@hotmail.com). Sincerely, Tricia O’Brien ’82’78 President, Broadway Alumnae of the Sacred Heart

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Alumni Events

Beyond Stuart Hall

Stuart Hall Senior Lunch Above: During the Stuart Hall High School senior luncheon, William O’Leary ’06 spoke to the current senior class about what it means to be a Stuart Hall alumnus. He told the group that it is truly a special place, that The Hall will always feel like home.

10th Anniversary Right: Stuart Hall High School celebrated 10 years in the city this April with an open house for the entire community. Many current parents and parents of alumni returned to campus to reminisce and celebrate the school that they say shaped their sons. Guys from the first graduating class are now out of college. Where are they now? Read more on page 53.


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Annual Basketball Challenge

From Boys to Alumni

Above: Stuart Hall for Boys alumni returned to Broadway in March for the annual Alumni vs. Eighth Grade basketball game in the Herbert Center Gym. The alumni again came away with a victory despite the 30-point advantage given to the eighth graders in the first quarter.

Below: Every June, the Alumni Office hosts a breakfast to welcome the Stuart Hall for Boys eighth grade graduates into the Alumni Association. Dr. Peter Weber SHB’74 spoke to the class of 2010 about his experience at Stuart Hall and the endless possibilities the boys have as they transition into the next stage of their lives. Dr. Weber’s son, Jackson Weber, is part of the class of 2010. Read more about Dr. Weber on page 52.

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Alumni Events

Alumni Liturgy Schools of the Sacred Heart hosted its annual Alumni Liturgy on May 3, followed by a luncheon, as a way of keeping former students connected with the school. During the Mass, Director of Schools Gordon Sharafinski unveiled the chapel’s new wooden altar, donated by Lone Mountain alumnae Ellie Fusco and Rosemary Cozzo, and carved by current parent Jay O’Neil (Sydney, Convent-4). Jay used the ornamentation already on the wood paneling in the chapel as his inspiration, he says. After lunch in the Reception Room, Convent Elementary Head of School Anne Wachter, RSCJ, gave a short presentation about her work with the Sacred Heart school in Uganda. Read more about the altar and planned giving on page 18. Top: Virginia Murillo’48’44 (Trustee) with Marie Owen’47’43. Above: Class of 1955 celebrated their 55th reunion at this spring’s liturgy and luncheon. (L-R) Patricia Tippett Murphy, Nancy Onorato Kelleher’55’51, Mary Agnes O’Conner Pratto, Sue Baird Easley, and Carol Ann De Vincenzi’55’51.

Nos Amis During a special celebration in honor of the parents of alumni, more than 100 people gathered on May 12 to reunite with the schools. Guests wrote down their favorite memories from their years spent at Schools of the Sacred Heart. Parents Judy and Joe Betro wrote: “In his senior year at Stuart Hall, as part of his Social Justice class, Jackson volunteered at a school in the Tenderloin. He would bring homemade cookies for special occasions. On his last day volunteering, the class presented Jackson with a thank you book. Each student wrote Jackson a thank you note as a part of the booklet. The stories were heartfelt and sweet. Jackson got a glimpse of how we could impact these children’s lives in a positive way. It is something we will always treasure. “ Top: Judy Worner Hurabiell ’65 (mother of Michele Hurabiell Beasley ’90, Marie Hurabiell ’88 and Heather Hurabiell Luongo ’92). Left: Dr. Mary Magnano Smith (mother of Jennifer Smith Dolin ’86 and Joshua Smith SHB’88 and former Director of Schools), Peggy Cling (mother of Molly CES’88 and former faculty), and Convent Elementary Head of School, Anne Wachter, RSCJ.


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Diana Wall ’82, RS


This year, this alumna marke d milestones in her own journ ey of formatio n to mission.

This has been a tr ansformative year for Diana Wall ’82, Coronary Care Un RSCJ, personally an it. She then earned d professionally. In an MBA in 2001 from January, she mad Golden Gate Univ e her final vows with th er si ty an d served as a dire e Society of Sacred ctor of nursing, Heart and then in Rome, and in Ap as an executive di ril, she was named rector, for a the residential Director of Institu care facility. tional Advancemen t for Forest Ridge, the Sr. Wall says that Sacred Heart scho she spent her tw ol in Bellevue, WA. She enties da tin g, and thinking ab will start her new out a career and job in marriage August, after spen . In an interview ding two months with RSCJ.org, on a humanitarian trip sh e ex plained, “I realized to Haiti. that I wasn’t For Sr. Wall, joinin being fulfilled; th g the Society and at there had to be taking on the role something more of lead fundraiser to life. I had thou for ght a Network school ab out religious life may be new step often, but had no s, but both are actually t acted on it. There extensions of the se em ed to be lif e plenty she of time, an has been leading d it seemed such since graduating a from co unterBroadway. She m cultural choice. In ost recently worke m y m id -2 0s d I in de the Uganda/Kenya cided to explore religious Province of the So life and put this ciety, call to re re serving as the as curring st, one way or th sistant to the prov e ot he incial r.” treasurer and gran She was drawn to t writer. She had the Society, she sa also directed the capi id, be cause she knew th tal campaign for e value of being Academy educat of the Sacred Hear ed in the Sacred t in New Orleans, Heart tradition and secured grant fund fr om having studied at ing for the school Co nvent High . In addition to wor School, just as he king as a fundrais r gr an dmother, sisters, er, Sr. Wall’s ministry and cousins had. on the Society’s Sh e al so had two greatEldercare Transitio aunts who were RS n Team at the Ke CJ s. nwood facility in Albany, “I like the Society’ NY, made use of s spirit of genero he r healthcare and nu sity an d simplicity, the di rsing managemen versity of ministr t experience. She ha ies, and the acceptan d earned her nurs ce of the way each ing degree in 1986 fr of us ex presses our spiritu om the University ality,” she said. of San Francisco and There are currently worked as a regist about 3,500 RSCJs ered nurse in a Bay Ar w or ldwide, working in ea Intensive Care 500 communities Unit/ 45 countries. in

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Class Notes Convent of the Sacred Heart Elementary School Class of


Elizabeth Howse is a fourth-year medical student at Wake Forest University in North Carolina.

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Alexandra Martin, who graduated from Convent High School this spring, is one of 10 American high school dancers invited to attend a prestigious summer program at the famed Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow. The program includes three weeks of intensive ballet training in New York with the academy’s exclusive U.S. summer residency, followed by six weeks in Moscow studying Russian language, culture, and ballet. For more, read the news on page 6.

Hannah Sears had a play that she wrote performed in May through the Young Playwrights Project. Eden was a 2010 Young Playwrights Project Contest finalist. Read more on their website: http://www.playground-sf.org/ypp.shtml.

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Sandra Pardini Gulli and her daughter Francesca Gulli Hayes ’82’78 recently had lunch with Mary (Be) Mardel, RSCJ, who is well and is busy making doll house furniture. Sara Rude, RSCJ, is finishing her first year teaching English in the only Jesuit school in Hungary, which was begun about 20 years ago right after the fall of Communism when RSCJs and the Jesuits could return to educational work there. Sara works with three Hungarian RSCJs, who work in the boarding school as she teaches English in the high school. She loves working with the bright students from all over Hungary, who love their country and its traditions passionately. She says: “One of the reasons I was asked to come here was to share about Sacred Heart education, and help it happen here …. We will not be reopening our former schools here—the Sophianum and the Philippinianum—as they are in very poor physical condition after 40 years of use in the Communist era with few repairs. Also we are just being ‘reborn’ here, and those who taught in those fine schools years ago are now elderly or gone to heaven. I’m enjoying the school traditions here too—those of a good school that is proud of itself, like Broadway.”

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Anna Bagniewska obtained her M.A. in biostatistics from UC Berkeley in 1971, and has worked in medical research since 1973. She retired from Roche, a pharmaceutical company, in December, after 25 years. Although theoretically retired, she is currently responsible as P.O.A. and trustee for an elderly widower and family friend, Georges, who is currently in hospice care. The responsibility has become a new job as a “personal assistant.” Nonetheless, Anna is catching up with old friends and cultural activities, not to mention spending much more time with her Class of family, including her mother, Helen, who is 91 and Maria Icaza Vogel recently living alone. She also visits with her sister Joan celebrated her 96th birthday. and her four children: Rachel, 24, attends Sonoma Her son, Robert Vogel, State; Robert, 21, is a Regent Scholar at UC Irvine; organized a party and William, 18, plans to join the Army; and Jimmy, gave his mother a frame 14 has Asperger’s Syndrome and attends Anova, that included a photo of a special-needs school in Sonoma. Anna says the her class, her high school Anova school has been eye-opening for her: “Jim is diploma, a special diploma finishing his third year at Anova … There are times we commemorating her 75th all forget he is autistic. He is at or above grade level Maria Icaza Vo gel celebratin high school reunion, g her 96th birt in all academic areas. He is learning life skills, and hday. and the numbers from is beginning to think about college. … The power of her Convent basketball education never ceases to amaze.” uniform. Happy Birthday, Maria!

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Kathy Holly ’61’57 has just returned Some of the Class of 1964 basked in the sun from performing in two jazz clubs (and then rain) at the Oakwood Auxiliary Spring in Beijing, and teaching a master’s Luncheon. Photographed below are Kathy McKenna class in Performing Arts at Hebei ‘64’60, Helen McHugh, RSCJ ‘33, Sue Worner Tierney Normal University in Shijiazhuang, ‘64’60, Madeleine Desloge, RSCJ, Maria Lastreto the capital of Hebei Province. Larrenaga ‘68’64, Joan McKenna, RSCJ ‘49, Lee Anna g. She says: “My students and their Burke Kelly ‘64, Madalyn Tremaroli Fitzpatrick ‘64 ijin Be in s nt with her stude Kathy Holly’61’57 enthusiasm in learning something and Sister Patti Desmond, RSCJ. We were about American Music and then thrilled to reconnect with Diana Lloyd ’64. cheering me on as I sang some Chinese songs during my final concert at the University are unforgettable moments. ... There is nothing like being an Ambassador Class of of the arts through music. After several Ellen Dolson Howse updates us on her private banquets where my cousin and I three children: Elizabeth Howse CES’97, were honored and toasted by city leaders Sean Howse SHB’95 and Jennifer Howse and university faculty, I can honestly say McArthur ’03’99 (see each alumni’s that I received much more through the Ellen Dolson Ho individual Class Note). wse’69 and he Chinese gift of friendship than I gave r alumni childre n. in my workshops.”


Roz Marsalli McLean ’61’57 is happily retired in the beautiful town of Lewes, DE, a bit of a culture shock during winter but very nice to live so close to the beach during the summer.

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Gaby Jackson Renstrom ‘71’67 is merging her law practice with a Texas-based firm. June 1 was the launch date for the new firm, Jackson Jenkins Renstrom LLP. The firm specializes in litigation and will have offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Beaumont, TX. Also joining the firm is former SF Superior Court Judge and on. che Lun od Oakwo Class of ‘64 enjoying the former US Attorney, Kevin Ryan SHB ‘72.

Antonia Allegra ’63’59 was recently awarded the Roger Smith Award in New York City during the Roger Smith Food Writing Conference. The award recognizes her career Class of dedicated to helping food and wine writers. The Class of 1979 celebrated its 30th high Since 1998, Antonia has been a writing school reunion last November at the Flood and career coach for professionals in the Mansion. food and wine worlds, and established the Symposium for Professional Food Class of 1979 at their 30th reunion. Writers 20 years ago when she launched the School for American Chefs at Beringer Vineyards. She also launched the Symposium for Professional Class of Wine Writers at Meadowood Napa Valley. In addition, she created Diana Wall, RSCJ, took her final vows as an RSCJ in Rome this and launched three Napa Valley magazines in the 1980s and 90s January. Mary Smith, former Director of Schools, along with many and has coached writers toward 150 completed books. Antonia Wall family members, flew to Rome to witness the Perpetual has been invited to be the keynote speaker at the international Profession ceremony at Villa Lante. There were 14 Religious Les Dames d’Escoffier conference in October. Congratulations, taking their perpetual vows, representing nine countries Antonia! including the United States, Spain, Korea, Egypt, Democratic Republic of Congo, India, Peru, Poland and Uganda. Read more about Sr. Wall on page 47.



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Convent of the Sacred Heart High School, Continued

Dorothea Baffico Kaz hosted a brunch for a group of classmates last March. Diana Wall, RSCJ, talked about her Final Profession in Rome, and her future plans. They spent hours catching up and chatting as good friends do. They say they can’t wait to do it again. Left to right: Elizabeth Yip Howe, Diana Wall, RSCJ, Helen Munter Farrán, Shelley Dougery Goldberg, Vicky MerazaSantos, Francesca Gulli Hayes, Dorothea Baffico Kaz.

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Dorothea Baffico Kaz’82 hosted a brunch.


Marie Hurabiell checks in: I am still running my law practice, loving mommy-hood and volunteering for several wonderful organizations. I did a biocleanse in January—it was amazing! My husband, Andrew, left the company he co-founded (Zynga) recently and traveled to SE Asia for the summer before he starts his next position as an EIR with a Sheridan Russell Link welco mes a baby gi rl. venture capital firm. I have been lucky enough to visit recently with Tara Farnsworth (who is doing great) and her daughters, who joined us for a tea party, and Michelle Paregian (also great!) who came up from Belmont for an evening of catching-up. Emory Rice Oeding checks in: My three boys are now 8-and-a-half, 6, and almost 2, and they keep me busy at all times! I have embarked upon a teeny-tiny career, though, that combines my interests in yoga, mindfulness practice, birth and motherhood—I teach a childbirth education class for couples called Yoga Way to Birth.

Marianne Bacigalupi Schier and her husband Eric welcomed their third child, Robert Philip Schier, on June 29, 2009.

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Sheridan Russell Link ‘89’85 and her husband Tom are thrilled to announce the arrival of their daughter, Harper Leland Link, on May 22, 2009. She was welcomed by big brothers Thomas, Jr. (age 7) and Henry (age 5). The Link family lives in Pasadena, CA. Harper is also the granddaughter of Betsy Leland Link CES’53 and great niece of Jane Leland Pedley ’54’50 and Sylvia Leland Day ’50’46. The picture at left is of Harper at her baptism with (from left to right) - former Director of Schools Ann Conroy, RSCJ, Sheridan Russell Link, and her godmother Claire Curran ’08’04.


Kristin Lee Bouey ’91’87 and husband Kevin Bouey welcomed the arrival of their son, Quinn James Bouey, on December 22, 2008. Kristin and Kevin live in San Anselmo, CA.

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Rowena Arguellas ’87’83 During the June 1 premiere of the Ashton Kutcher movie, “Killers,” Hollywood agent Rowena Arguellas walked the red carpet with one of her clients—the movie’s director—in Los Angeles. The next day, she flew to San Francisco to talk to Convent’s Class of 2010. After graduating from Convent, she attended Vassar College in New York state, and then became a literary agent for Creative Arts Agency, representing screenwriters and directors. Part of the confidence she had in every move she made, she said, came from a feeling that Convent gave her everything she needed to succeed in life. Now, in the very people-oriented occupation she has, Rowena meets a lot of talented and driven young people, and she said she recognizes the Sacred Heart grads immediately. “The one thing that always impresses me about Convent girls is there’s a grace and confidence with which they move through the world,” she said. “It’s something that gets imbued in you here.”


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Congratulations to Erin Soong Muscat, who was married to Erin Soong M Adam Muscat on August 1, uscat’97 and husband. 2009, at the US Grant Hotel in San Diego. Several classmates and Convent High School alumnae were in attendance to wish the newlyweds well.

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Maria Sullivan ’01’97 now serves on the Broadway Alumnae of the Sacred Heart (BASH) Board and will chair the Gingerbread House Workshops in December 2010. She is also fundraising co-chair for the Catholic Charities CYO Junior Board and the Silent Auction Chair for the Junior League Fashion Show in 2011.

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Jennifer Howse McArthur ’03’99 married Robert McArthur on December 27 in Houston. Jennifer is starting her third year of medical school at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. Robert is in his third year at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. They were both engineers at Rice University where they met.

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Jen Hum-Traverso ’06’02 played in her last home basketball game at New York University this winter and many alumnae, faculty members, friends and family from San Francisco were able to watch her play. Jen earned a basketball scholarship from NYU and has now graduated.

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Robin Juan ’05’01 graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in December 2009, receiving her BFA with a concentration in Art History, Photography, and Arts Administration. Robin is the director and co-founder of Hungryman Gallery in Chicago (www. hungrymangallery.com).

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Danielle Sabalvaro ’09’05 raised money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by running the San Diego Marathon in June. Visit her fundraising website: http://pages.teamintraining.org/los/rnr10/ daniellesabalvaro or contact Danielle at dgsabalvaro@ umail.ucsb.edu.

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Kevin Ryan joined the newly merged firm of Jackson Jenkins Renstrom LLP; one of the firm founders is Gaby Jackson Renstrom ‘71’67 (see her Class Note under Convent High School). Kevin is a former San Francisco Superior Court judge and the former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California. His practice includes white collar crime investigations, government regulatory compliance, and select criminal defense matters. Kevin is also former member of the Board of Trustees for Schools of the Sacred Heart San Francisco. SHB’79.

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Giovanni Ford is Leasing Manager at Parkmerced in San Francisco. Gio is pleased to offer all Convent and Stuart Hall alumni and their families a 20 percent discount on a tower unit or townhome. Contact the leasing office at 415-405-4600 or e-mail Gio at gford@parkmerced.com.

Morgan McGovern ’06’02, who is on Georgetown University’s varsity lightweight rowing team, became one G. Logan Mein is now an event DJ and can of the top collegiate finishers in the be contacted at Lworld Presents at women’s lightweight class during Danielle Sabalvaro’09’05 and sorority sisters. gflossinup@hotmail.com. the 29th annual C.R.A.S.H.-B. Sprints World Indoor Rowing Championships Thomas Mitchell and his wife Lisa Alexander live in Madison, in February. She was the top collegiate finisher and 10th WI, and were overjoyed at the arrival of their first child, Kira overall. Alexandra Mitchell, on May 7, 2010. Claire Walker graduated from Harvey Mudd College in May.

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Justin Buell and his wife Lucille welcomed the arrival of their daughter, Beatrice Clements Buell, on April 28, 2010.

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Stuart Hall for Boys, Continued

Stuart Hall for Boys Alumni Breakfast Dr. Peter Weber SHB’74 When Peter Weber sat in class at Stuart Hall for Boys in the 1970s, staring out the window as planes took off from Crissy Field, he had no idea he would become a neurosurgeon, or that his work to understand epilepsy and other brain disorders would be featured on 60 Minutes. “I was you,” he told graduating eighth graders on June 7 (including his son, Jack). “I looked just like you when I was at this point in school.” But he had some guiding principles to help him mature as he moved on from Stuart Hall, and he shared them with the class: 1. Be brave. 2. Don’t be afraid to stand up for yourself. 3. Of all the things that matter in life, money is not one of them. But friends do matter. 4. Everyone you meet has something to teach you. 5. Keep your good friends. “The future isn’t something you should worry about, because you are the future,” he said. “The future will be made by you. It’s not up to our generation. It’s up to yours.”

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Stuart Hall alumni at graduation.

Stuart Hall High School Class of 2004

Whatever happened to the first class of Stuart Hall High School? Read the box at the right.

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Daniel Compean graduated from New York University and speaks Mandarin.

Sean Howse, who has his MBA in international management, is currently finishing a surgical internship in Tennessee and will then head to New York for his residency in Emergency Medicine.

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Jonathan Dreyfus is working at Zynga in San Francisco (http://www.zynga.com/). Danyaal Farooqui is working for Citigroup.


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Ben Groeger ’05’01 graduated from Boston College and is living in Los Angeles with classmate Ian MacPherson. Ben is very connected with his Stuart Hall High School classmates. John Orofino was recently working on a business with a few classmates making burlap denim jeans. He is now working with Mrs. McDaniel’s husband.

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Mike Sullivan ran his first full marathon in October 2009, received his private pilot’s license in December 2008 and his commission as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy after completing Naval Officers Candidate School in Newport, RI, in March 2010, graduating as valedictorian of his Surface Warfare Officer School class. He is stationed on a destroyer in San Diego.



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Jordon Kivelstadt was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle in May for his company Free Flow, which helps restaurants serve wine-on-tap by producing a fleet of plastic kegs. According to the Chronicle, Free Flow hopes to have 75 taps in each of its 10 markets by the end of the year. To read the article, visit www.SFgate.com and search “Kivelstadt.” Mike Sullivan SH

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Ryan Carroll ’05’01 recently graduated from Boston University, and gives a lot of credit to Stuart Hall Latin teacher Ellie Pollak for his love of Classics.

Thomas Owen ’05’01 graduated from UC Berkeley where he served on Student Council. He says he will, no doubt, go into politics.

David Thompson just graduated from Cal Poly and is beginning Hastings Law School in the fall. He recently told his father: “If I have a son, live in San Francisco, and have the resources, he is going to Stuart Hall High School.” Mike Seramin graduated from Sonoma State University and is currently living in Marin County, working at Abbey Party Rents in Daly City. Mike still enjoys playing baseball.

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Where are they now? Saba Shatara graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in economics. After working several positions and fiance. this year, Saba Shatara including as a fencing coach with Stuart Hall and Convent High Schools, he will move to Washington, DC, this fall to enroll in American University’s JD/MA program in International Political Economics. And, as of this summer, he is engaged to his college sweetheart.

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Mike Cresci was named Freedom Conference Player of the Year as part of Manhattanville College’s men’s golf team, which won its fifth conference championship in 11 years at the Hershey Country Club this spring. Mike was also an All-Region selection and an AllConference first-team pick. He is majoring in business management with a history minor. While at The Hall, Mike played three years of golf for the Knights, was named second-team All-Bay Conference as a freshman, and then received first-team honors as a sophomore and junior.

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Rich Lewetzow gives his update: Since leaving Stuart Hall High School, Rich has become one of the top producing agents for Alain Pinel San Francisco’s office. Rich is currently on his way to obtaining his brokers license.

Stuart Hall’s first class checks in.

Ryan Bollier ’04’00 graduated from University of San Diego. He is living in Ocean Beach San Diego, the part of SD that reminds him of San Francisco. Ryan recently got hired at WellPoint Behavioral Health as a Utilization Management Representative. He sets up authorizations for behavioral health services. He is planning on going back to school. He enjoys playing on a softball team with his brother, Casey Bollier SHB’98, on Sundays.

Darwin Tse graduated from Goucher College with a degree in communications and media studies. He works for a management consulting firm based in Sacramento. Ryan Gersovitz ’04’00 graduated from Reed College and is now obtaining his law degree from University of Michigan.

Andrew Castro graduated from Goucher College in Baltimore. He now works in research at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health for a longitudinal epidemiological study of children’s chronic exposure to community violence in Baltimore City. He is also taking post-baccalaureate pre-nursing courses.

George Karsant ’04’00 graduated from the University of Arizona and is working in online advertising at www.SFgate.com. Jonathan Hemelberg ’04’00 held an art exhibit this past Spring titled “Babble” at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

Matt Cerussi graduated from the University of Arizona in 2008 with a BA in Communication and Business. He worked in ad sales for the local ABC television station in Tucson for a year and half and in 2009, moved back to San Francisco to take an interactive media sales role at AT&T. Matt’s division sells advertising to media agencies across multiple platforms.

Kevin Hiler graduated from the University of Southern California. He obtained his Masters in Education from Pepperdine University and is teaching humanities to middle school children in Los Angeles. Adam Chang Jiang graduated from Bowdoin College. He is now working in New York City as a consultant.

Alex Dorey went to Fordham University in New York City, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science in May 2008. Alex is now the Digital Communications Associate (the “web guy”) at a big non-profit organization in New York, the Millennium Promise. That organization is charged with implementing the UN’s Millennium development goals to significantly reduce the number of people living in extreme poverty throughout the world. The main focus of their work is in about 10 groups of villages in Africa. Alex’s main focus is upgrading the MP’s Web presence, (and web-based fundraising).

Kenneth Lock graduated from Brown University and moved to Los Angeles. He obtained his Masters in Urban Education from UCLA and is teaching Math at Susan M. Dorsey Senior High School. Thien Mac graduated from UC Berkeley in June 2008 with a BA in Architecture. He is now working as a designer in a San Francisco firm. Michael Morgan graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours English BA and works as a paralegal in San Francisco. He will be attending an Arts Leadership MFAL program at Seattle University in the fall. David Walker graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a double major——Economics and Environmental Science. He passed his exams as an insurance broker and is currently working in an insurance brokerage. The photo at left is from his sister’s, Claire Walker ’06, graduation in May from Harvey Mudd College.

Max Fleischman graduated from the University of Arizona and is currently working on his Masters in Developmental Psychology at Northern Arizona University. He recently spent time in Europe traveling and teaching English to non-English David Walk speakers. er an

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In Memoriam Schools of the Sacred Heart send sincere sympathy to the following:

James Bennett for the loss of his father, Paula Hagan Bennett ‘75 for the loss of her fatherin-law, and Brendan Bennett (Stuart Hall-4) for the loss of his grandfather, William M. Bennett. Tina Bernal ’63’59 for the loss of her mother, Alicia Thompson. Dr. Moyra Siu-Moy and Dr. Clare Siu for the loss of their sister, and Lisa Moy ’79’75, Catherine Moy Hance ’82’78 and Frederic Moy SHB’73 for the loss of their aunt, Vicky Siu, RSCJ. Dara Miller SHB’94 and Darius Miller SHB’90 for the loss of their father, Bruce A. Miller. Evelyn Cassidy Worner ’38 for the loss of her brother-in-law, Judith Worner Hurabiell ’65 and Susan Worner Tierney ’64’60 for the loss of their uncle, Michele Hurabiell Beasley ’90, Heather Hurabiell Luongo ’92, and Marie Hurabiell ’88 for the loss of their great-uncle, Father Bill Worner. Richard Aceret for the loss of his wife, and Chauncey Aceret ’06 and Ryley Aceret (Stuart Hall-7) for the loss of their mother, Rieko Aceret. Clotilde Goria for the loss of her husband, Claudia Goria Bressie ’87’83 and Dr. Laura Goria Perell ’76’72 for the loss of their father, Victor Joseph Goria. Carolyn Friedman CES’74 and Patricia Friedman CES’73 for the loss of their mother, Patricia (Paddy) Graham.

Dennis Phillips, Stuart Hall for Boys Middle Form Dean, for the loss of his father, Edward J. Phillips. Robert Hainer for the loss of his father, Anneliese Mauch for the loss of her father-inlaw, and Mia Hainer (Convent-3) for the loss of her grandfather, Ronald Hainer. David Papale for the loss of his father, Ann Papale for the loss of her father-in-law, Julia Papale (Convent-12) and Michaela Papale (Convent-8) for the loss of their grandfather, Rudolph Papale. Juanita Perez Milburn ’78 for the loss of her mother-in-law, Jeanne Milburn. Philip Welsh for the loss of his father, and Caroline Welsh (Convent-11) for the loss of her grandfather, William J. Welsh. Jennay Heiser Edwards ’63’59, Kirk Heiser (SHB Pre-K) and Jane Heiser Storseter ’66’62, for the loss of their brother, Gerald Heiser SHB’65. The family and classmates of Renee Harman Mitchell ’52. Amanda Jane Hendrickson Reynolds ’46’42 for the loss of her sister, Josephine Hendrickson Burke ’46.

Gregory Parrott SHB’67 and James Parrott SHB’70 for the loss of their brother, Timothy J. Parrott SHB’61. Pamela Paoli CES’60 for the loss of her mother, Enid Paoli. Marcella Brady Korwin ’55 for the loss of her sister, Brenda Brady ’59. Trustee Robert Morris for the loss of his mother, Cristina Ortega Morris for the loss of her mother-in-law, and Anamaria Morris CES’04, Leah Morris (Convent-8) and Sonia Morris (Convent-12) for the loss of their grandmother, Barbara Jago Morris. Robert Schiller for the loss of his father-in-law and Laureen Schiller for the loss of her father, and Nicholas Schiller (Stuart Hall-1) for the loss of his grandfather, Ray Arrigotti. Dimitry Kushelevsky and Elaine Foreman for the loss of their grandmother, and Charlie Kushelevsky (Stuart Hall-1), for the loss of his great-grandmother, Bassia Elen. Joanna Gallegos, Convent Elementary School Middle Form Dean, for the loss of her brother-in-law, Don Palermo. Grace Hays ’09 for the loss of her grandfather, Walter Shorenstein. The friends and family of Stephen Powell, who attended Stuart Hall High School from 2005-2007.

Marti Sullivan, former Director of Advancement, for the loss of her husband, and Maria Sullivan ’01’97 and Michael Sullivan SHB’99 for the loss of their father, Ronald Sullivan.

Gordon Sharafinski, Director of Schools, for the loss of his mother, Evelyn Sharafinski.

The friends and family of Barbara Bowe, RSCJ.

Charles Brady, former Convent High School faculty, for the loss of his brother-in-law, James C. Burnett.

Correction from the winter issue:

Josh Monfredini for the loss of his grandmother, Chapel Coordinator Kristin Monfredini for the loss of her grandmotherin-law, and Thomas Monfredini (Stuart Hall-3) and Erin Monfredini (Convent-K) for the loss of their great-grandmother, Eleanor MonfrediniLewis.

Lewis Marsten (SHB pre-K) and Ursula Marsten for the loss of their son, and Lewis Marsten SHB’81, Sheldon Marsten SHB’83, Tony Morgan SHB’77, Karl Morgan SHB’77 and Marlene Marsten Peterson ’91’87 for the loss of their brother, Serge Morgan SHB’75.

Barry Patrick SHB’60 and Mary Patrick Ingerson CES’74 for the loss of their sister, Leonie Patrick ’65. The friends and family of Catherine “Kit” Collins, RSCJ. Cynthia N. Holmes ‘78 for the loss of her father, MG Robert S. Holmes.


Sherry Bird for the loss of her father, Wharn Bird for the loss of his father-in-law, Kevin Bird (Stuart Hall-6), Stephen Bird (Stuart Hall-5) and Madeline Bird (Convent-3) for the loss of their grandfather, Dr. Denis A. Boyle.

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Gail-Marie Osterloh ‘68, Adrienne Osterloh Zanini ‘66, Christine Osterloh Clipson ‘70’66 for the loss of their sister, Jo-Anne Osterloh Franchi ‘58’54.

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