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Salpointe Today SUMMER 2016

The Newsmagazine for the Salpointe Catholic High School Community

Agricultural Innovation at Salpointe

65 Reasons Why Salpointe Matters

Salpointe Sweethearts

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Salpointe Salutes Sr. Jeanne 34 Seniors Confirmed Class of 2016 Graduation A Year of Encore Performances


STEM Students Partner with Krikawa Jewelry


Speech and Debate Tournament


Agricultural Innovation

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Athletic Highlights

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Athletes in College Lancers Make An IMPACT Legacy Planning Corporate Tax Credits Salpointe Celebrates Lancer Heroes Building Leaders and Legacy Capital Campaign Salpointe’s Strategic Plan 2015-2016 Lancer Annual Fund Salpointe Parent Association (SPA)


28th Annual Willie Kane Memorial Golf Tournament


2015 Sports Hall of Fame Induction


Salpointe Catholic Education Foundation (SCEF)


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Lancer Homecoming 2015 Lancer Originals Legacy Lancer Breakfast John Salpointe’s Journal Lancer Family Album

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Salpointe Today is a newsmagazine published by the Advancement Office for Salpointe alumni, parents, students and friends. If you feel you are receiving this publication in error, please contact Mindae Russell at 520-547-1952. Copy Credits: Erin Coulter, Mindae Russell, Kay Sullivan, Conor Sweetman ’15 Design Credit: Jodie Lewers Chertudi ’97 Photo Credits: Advancement, The Crusader Newspaper, Horizons Yearbook, Bruce Leeser, Rembrandt, Megan Truesdell ’16


Mr. Michael A. Slania, Chairman Mr. Pat P. Lopez III ’74, Vice Chair Mr. Richard D. Elías ’76, Secretary Rev. Thomas Batsis, O.Carm. Mr. Charles Bavier Mr. Christopher Clements Ms. Tracy Cracchiolo Very Rev. William J. Harry, O.Carm. Prior Provincial Rev. Paul Henson, O.Carm. Mr. Joseph T. Higgins ’87 Mr. David G. Hutchens Mr. James Komadina ’74 Dr. Philip Lacovara Mr. Lawrence McDonough, Legal Counsel Mr. Omar Mireles ’94 Rev. Ron Oakham, O.Carm. Ms. Kimberly Romo ’99 Dr. Joaquin Ruiz Mr. David Smallhouse Ms. Kay Sullivan, SCHS President Ms. Patricia A. Taylor ’53 Sr. Helen Timothy, IBVM, SCHS Principal Mr. Tom Toole ’90


Ms. Kay Sullivan President Sr. Helen Timothy, IBVM Principal Mr. Ernie Duarte Chief Operations and Financial Officer Mr. Keith Gibalski Assistant Principal for Faculty Development and Supervision Mr. Patrick Hayes ’73 Assistant Principal for Student Services Ms. Lisa Astrouski Director of Campus Ministry Ms. Jessikah Eller ’01 Director of Service Learning Mr. Scott Evans Director of Counseling Mr. Michael Fisher Director of Admissions Mr. Phil Gruensfelder Director of Athletics Ms. Lee Mathias Director of Human Resources Ms. Mindae Kadous Russell ’99 Director of Advancement Ms. Melissa Sitzmann Director of Finance


Ms. Mindae Kadous Russell ’99 Director of Advancement Ms. Sally Cooper Corporate Partnership Officer Financial Aid Manager Ms. Erin Hefley Coulter ’01 Digital Communications Manager Ms. Peggie Gessner Advancement Events Manager Parent and Alumni Relations Ms. Linda Kirkpatrick Executive Assistant to the President and Gift Processor Ms. Lori Lepore Advancement Coordinator Ms. Randi Saborski Database Coordinator

A YEAR OF REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENTS A Letter from the President and Principal Dear Salpointe Lancers, The charism of the Carmelites here at Salpointe is as strong as ever as we live the mission and honor Lancer values. When we set expectations for Lancer students and employees to honor the values of respect, responsibility, accountability, honesty, integrity, mercy, faith, kindness, good citizenship, prayer, community and service, we mean it. We will not settle for less. As the 2015-2016 school year becomes part of Salpointe’s rich history, we would like to share some hallmarks of this banner year.

• We defined the vision and direction of the school in adopting the “Salpointe 2016-2019 Strategic Plan,”

inviting the Carmelite Board of Members, the Salpointe Board of Directors and multi-constituency input.

• We supported an educationally transformational STEM Center, inspiring faculty, staff and students to be creative problem solvers and critical thinkers.

• Salpointe adopted a Google platform and implemented the one-to-one Chromebook initiative for every student and faculty member.

• Salpointe celebrated 65 years of Catholic, college-prep education by launching the 2015-2016 Lancer Annual Fund, the most successful annual giving campaign in a decade.

• We renovated and enhanced student learning spaces (rooms 117, 414, 417, 418) to meet our expanding student population.

• The Salpointe Catholic Education Foundation provided the Lancers with two nearly new school vans and renovated the employee lounge.

• Salpointe became an official “Kind Campus” and we are proudly renovating the sophomore patio to create the Fr. John Malley, O.Carm., Kindness Patio in honor of Fr. John and in conjunction with the Ben’s Bells kindness initiative.

Additionally, we are so proud of the Class of 2016. This class made its mark on Salpointe’s history. In a demonstration of leadership, the class raised over $10,000 to help create the Fr. John Malley, O.Carm., Kindness Patio. In athletics over the past four years, the Class of 2016 has been instrumental in bringing home six state championship trophies and five state runner up trophies. A member of the men’s tennis team won the state singles tennis championship not once, but twice during his tenure as a Lancer. In Speech and Debate, Salpointe won varsity policy debate at the Winter Trophy Tournament for the fifth consecutive year. In performing arts, “White Christmas” was selected the Southern Arizona Musical of the Year at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards’ Ben Vereen Competition, the second time in three years that Salpointe has earned this honor. The Salpointe Choir produced its first full length movie, “Salpointe Singers on the Silver Screen,” which premiered at The Loft. Lancer Band members were selected for 1st chair recognition in the regional orchestra, the regional jazz band and the all-state jazz band every year for the past four years, thanks to the efforts of Mr. John Anzelmo who is retiring after 22 years of service to Salpointe. Congratulations to the talented members of the Class of 2016! We invite you to join us in our pride! You, our Lancer family, are an integral part of the wide-ranging successes of our students. Thanks to your support and generosity, you are charting the course for Salpointe’s bright future! Thank you,

Kay Sullivan Sr. Helen Timothy, IBVM President Principal



icking off National Catholic School’s week, Sr. Jeanne Bartholomeaux, S.C., ’64, Vicar of Religious for the Diocese of Tucson, was honored with the 2016 Seton Award.

Pictured: Ms. Kay Sullivan, President; Most Rev. Gerald F. Kicanas, D.D., Bishop of Tucson; Sr. Jeanne Bartholomeaux, S.C., ’64, Seton Award Honoree; Sr. Helen Timothy, IBVM, Principal

“I am deeply honored to receive this award and to have this chance to say to the sisters on whose shoulders I stand, ‘Great work! This one is for all of us’.” – SR. JEANNE BARTHOLOMEAUX, S.C., ’64

The 24th annual breakfast was held on January 28, 2016 in Salpointe’s Foundation Hall. The award is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to Catholic education in the Diocese of Tucson. Following the example of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the award recipient must possess deep faith, courage, initiative, zeal, demonstrate leadership qualities and be nondiscriminatory. The recipient must be a role model, generous, thoughtful and appreciate the value of good health while believing that love is a powerful instrument for good. “In this Year of Consecrated Life, we wanted to honor Sr. Jeanne with this award, and by doing so, honor all religious who have dedicated their lives and energy in the ministry of education,” said President Kay Sullivan. “Sr. Jeanne Bartholomeaux, S.C., ’64 Day” was proclaimed in Tucson on January 28, 2016 in honor of her Golden Jubilee.




n the spring, 34 seniors received the Sacrament of Confirmation in front of their classmates at an all-school Mass. Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas presided at this first time Salpointe event. “Our Confirmation candidates were prepared for the reception of the Sacrament within our community, and sharing their faith journey​​was​​a very powerful experience for the whole community to witness,” said Lisa Astrouski, Salpointe’s Director of Campus Ministry.

“My wife and I always say that one of the most important and impactful decisions we have ever made as parents was to send our daughter, Megan, to Salpointe … and this decision was reaffirmed during the Confirmation ceremony.” – PAUL AND NELIE DIAS


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he 257 members of Salpointe’s Class of 2016 were admitted to 166 colleges, universities and military academies around the world. Among the impressive list, Salpointe graduates were accepted at Cornell University, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Georgetown

merit scholarships,” said Principal Sr. Helen Timothy, IBVM. “These graduates join a legacy of leadership cherished by Salpointe’s 16,000+ alumni.”

all at the same time. We celebrate the fruits of your hard work and honor the choice made four years ago to attend Salpointe Catholic High School.”

Salpointe’s Baccalaureate Mass was held May 14 at St. Augustine Cathedral followed

The following Lancers were recognized among their peers for several prestigious awards:

“The most important lessons we learned at Salpointe went beyond the classroom, shaped our personalities, formed our minds and encouraged us to succeed.” – KELSEY COMPTON ’16

University, Johns Hopkins University, Marquette University, New York University, Purdue University, the Fashion Institute of Technology and the United States Air Force Academy just to name a few. “We are proud to announce that the Class of 2016 earned more than $17.4 million in

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by a commencement ceremony at the Tucson Convention Center. Graduation speakers were Sean McGroarty and Kelsey Compton, both attending the University of Arizona Honors College. Faculty member and alumnus, Marco Enriquez, shared a heartfelt message with the graduates: “It is rare that a single event marks a celebration, a culmination and a beginning

• Carmelite Medal Awards – David Ojeda attending George Washington University and Elisabeth Hurd attending the University of Arizona Honors College • John Hughes Spirit Award – Gabriele Schatz attending the University of Arizona • Outstanding Male Athlete – Dominic Salaz attending the University of Arizona • Outstanding Female Athlete – Carly Lowry attending the University of San Francisco • Outstanding Fine Artist, Performance – Erik Olson attending Arizona State University • Outstanding Fine Artist, Visual – Hope Seasholes attending Lesley University

The Class of 2016 spearheaded the charge to engrain kindness in the Salpointe campus, launching the Kindness Club with the help of senior class counselor, Mike Urbanski, and the Ben’s Bells Be Kind campaign. In addition to raising enough money to install the Ben’s Bells Be Kind mural, the Class of 2016 raised more than $10,000 towards the renovation of sophomore patio into the Fr. John Malley, O.Carm., Kindness Patio.

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A Year of Encore Performances Salpointe’s award-winning fine and performing arts program offers students the opportunity to pursue their passions, whether on the stage, in the art room or behind an instrument. This year was no exception as Lancers took to the spotlight to showcase their talents, representing Salpointe throughout the state and country.

Congratulations to three Lancer musicians, Erik Olson ’16 on guitar, Alex Melnychuck ’16 on trumpet and Tino Tirado ’17 on baritone sax, who made the All State Jazz Band, consisting of the best Jazz musicians in the state.

John Anzelmo, aka “Mr. A,” retires from Salpointe after 22 years In April, Salpointe and a huge community of alumni and past parents gathered for John Anzelmo’s final concert and a surprise retirement celebration. John, affectionately known as “Mr. A,” served as Salpointe’s musical director for 22 years, personally impacting the lives of thousands of Lancers. “It’s such a blessing to witness all the wonderful talents of Mr. A! Teacher, counselor, motivator and overall great human being! Thank you for taking care of my son!” said Julia Riley ’88.

“I am humbled and forever grateful for the outpouring of love. I never went into teaching for any kind of notoriety or popularity. I just had this idea that I could connect in a positive way through music with teenagers going through their important and difficult transitional years. The Salpointe community has made me feel like my life has made a difference and that is worth more to me than any amount of money.” – JOHN ANZELMO, MUSICAL DIRECTOR


Pictured left to right: Clark Castillo ’09, John Anzelmo, Trenton Castillo ’07 and Chad Castillo ’02



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[1] Salpointe choir produced its first ever movie! The 1950s style movie premiered March 1, 2016 at The Loft Theatre to a packed audience and featured performances by Salpointe choir, faculty and staff along with interviews with Salpointe alumni from the 1950s. [2] Advanced Drama students performed and recorded the annual Radio Play under the direction of Theater Tech Director Mr. Steve Halper ’57. Thanks to Phil Seader ’74 for airing the radio play, an adaptation of last year’s spring play “Almost Maine,” on KVOI during his Desert Garden radio program. [3] The cast of “White Christmas” performed to a sold out audience. [4] Salpointe choir, sporting their new attire, performed at their History of Music Concert in the Spring. [5] U.S. Congresswoman Martha McSally presented Erika Marquez ’18 the first place award in the Congressional High School Art Competition. Erika will travel to Washington D.C. to attend the official art show opening and her work will be on display at the U.S. Capitol. [6] The Gold Jazz Band was invited to perform an opening set for the Bob Lark Jazz Band at the most prestigious jazz club in Chicago, the Jazz Showcase. This jazz club is listed in all of the jazz history books and is considered one of the most famous and revered in the United States. [7] Andrew Tkachyk ’16, Theater Director Dana Milne, Matthew Milne ’16, Musical Director A.J. Lepore ’06, and Monica Baricevic ’16 received top honors for Salpointe’s production of “White Christmas” as the Best Musical in Southern Arizona at the Ben Vereen Awards. [8] Congratulations to senior trumpeter Alex Melnychuck who was chosen among 32 high school musicians nationwide for the GRAMMY Camp Jazz Session - the highest honor in music for high school students. In February, Alex went to LA for a week-long musical adventure with some of the most gifted high school musicians. His selection made him eligible for more than $2M in college scholarships.

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Salpointe STEM Students Partner with Local Jeweler, Lisa Krikawa


ver the spring semester, sophomores in Salpointe’s STEM program worked closely with local jewelry designer, Lisa Krikawa of Krikawa Jewelry Designs, on a unique project combining STEM technology, art and fundraising.

Working both in Salpointe’s STEM Center and in the Krikawa Jewelry Art Gallery in downtown Tucson, 21 lucky students each designed and fabricated a one-of-a-kind charm for two different charm bracelets, one faith-inspired and one Western-themed, which were auctioned off at Salpointe’s 29th annual gala, “Jeans & Jewels,” on April 23. To prepare for the project, which took several weeks from start to finish, students visited the Krikawa gallery to receive an exclusive tour and demonstration of the design process and rapid prototyping equipment used on-site at the gallery. Then students designed their unique charms with design support from Krikawa in Salpointe’s STEM Center using SolidWorks Computer Aided Design (CAD) software. Upon completion of their CAD models, Krikawa jewelers printed the designs on their 3D printer and cast the wax models using lost wax casting. The goldsmiths at Krikawa then finished the charms and put together the finished product: two, one-of-a-kind, handcrafted charm bracelets made of 14-karat white and yellow gold with diamond accents, valued at $2,500 each.

“I enjoyed working with these students and showing them how the STEM industry also involves creative and artistic applications. We can apply these skill sets to creating sparkly, beautiful objects - and even make a living doing so!” – LISA KRIKAWA, CURRENT PARENT, CEO, FOUNDER AND DESIGNER OF KRIKAWA JEWELRY

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Salpointe Welcomes Back ’94 Alum Shout out to Kevin Berlat ’94, who is not only the Speech and Debate Coach at Central High School in Phoenix, but also serves as President of the Arizona Speech and Debate Coaches Association.

Salpointe Hosts Division II State Speech and Debate Tournament


Kevin came back to Salpointe to help with the Division II State Speech and Debate Tournament hosted at Salpointe, skipping the Division I State Tournament in order to help out Speech and Debate Head Coach Tony Gerrettie. Tony says Kevin has been a role model to him and at the end of the tournament Tony gave a thank you and salute to Kevin for his support of the Lancers.

alpointe proudly hosted the Division II State Speech and Debate Tournament for the first time in March. Head Coach Tony Gerrettie deemed the tournament a “smashing success,” and tournament attendees and coaches raved about Salpointe and the welcoming hospitality of our students and employees.

“We were continuously praised for our campus, facilities and most importantly our community who were said to be incredibly welcoming and helpful. Not only was Salpointe described as the ideal location for the tournament but our teams performed exceptionally well, placing fifth in Public Forum and Lincoln/Douglas Debate, third in both Policy and Public Forum Debate and semi-finalist in Impromptu Speaking and Original Oratory,” said Tony Gerrettie, Salpointe’s Speech and Debate Head Coach. “I want to congratulate and thank Salpointe for being such an amazing site host. Your students and parents were incredibly welcoming and helpful,” Travis Clement from Scottsdale Preparatory Academy said.

Salpointe’s Speech and Debate Head Coach Tony Gerrettie, Kevin Berlat ’94 and Debate Captain Victor Gamas ’16.



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“My goal was to show the students that it is possible to grow things from seeds and to demonstrate how sustainable agriculture is possible by using local resources and desert tolerant plants.” – KEVIN RUSSELL, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE FACULTY

Agricultural Innovation at Salpointe STEM Students Collaborate on Garden Project BY CONOR SWEETMAN ’15


ith the opening of the new Cracchiolo Family Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Center last year, Salpointe’s curriculum and courses continue to evolve and find new ways to utilize the cutting-edge facilities. This past school year saw the first wave of new classes use the full potential of these facilities. During the spring semester, a collaboration of STEM-based classes worked together to create a garden project in the STEM patio. A combination of physics, robotics and biology classes collaborated for this unique project. For the garden project, Kevin Russell’s environmental science class spent part of the year looking at agriculture and farms. His class started the project by landscaping the DNA helix planters into a suitable location for a garden. They brought in mulch and soil and tilled the land to make the land fertile. The class kept everything local and only used seeds from plants that have adapted to little water in the dry, arid climate of the Sonoran Desert. The students then created a lab with different variables to test how various factors would influence the growth of the plants. Jason Hastings’ intermediate robotics class spearheaded the building of the irrigation system for the garden. They designed and built not only the irrigation but also the timer used to control it. After designing the parts on SolidWorks, the students then 3D printed and laser cut the parts that they would need to complete their project. Two students in Cecilia Gossler’s physics class were responsible for creating the rain harvesting system that will keep the garden watered during the summer. Dr. Philip Lacovara, founder of Tucson-based high-tech company Ambalux Corporation, mentored the group over the duration of the project. They used 50-gallon drums and existing drainage pipes from the roof to catch the water, then after many calculations, they figured out how much water per square foot was required to sustain the garden.

While Salpointe’s Humanities Program is known for cross-class collaboration, this kind of integration between the STEM disciplines places a new focus on project-based learning. In this garden project, both teachers and students were inspired by the hands-on educational approach as the project grew and evolved. “I was not a student who learned from a teacher standing up and lecturing . . . I think that students learn more by experiencing it and owning it themselves than having someone talk to them about what it is. Learning first-hand is more authentic and worthwhile for the students,” Hastings said. The garden project was just one of many that STEM students worked on throughout the year. Projects ranged from a home security system to researching allelopathy in invasive species. Allelopathy is the phenomenon by which invasive plant species secrete a chemical that stunts the growth of surrounding indigenous plants to minimize competition for resources. Students are excited about the past year and especially what’s to come. “I’m looking forward to next year because we’re going to be doing a larger scale project and I look forward to that challenge,” said John Dunn ’18. “I hope that we continue to have this level of success and hopefully we’ll be able to use our knowledge to help the younger kids next year.” Teachers hope that this collaboration between classes will eventually expand the garden into a more indepth and collaborative effort. This could include introducing on-site greenhouses powered by solar panels, expanding water harvesting, offering student-led independent research projects, partnering with a local food bank or even making arrangements to grow food for Salpointe’s kitchen.

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Lancer Fall 2015, Winter 2015 and Spring 2016 Athletic Roundup

Salpointe Catholic promotes not only a high quality Catholic education but fast paced and competitive athletics and extracurriculars. We believe that the field, court and gymnasium are extensions of the classroom—places where we promote development of the whole person by incorporating Carmelite values, moral leadership and community spirit. Salpointe, once again, had another spectacular year in athletics. Lancers brought home another state trophy in men’s swim and dive, while multiple teams were state runner-ups. FALL SPORTS 2015


Men’s Cross Country – The team had an exciting year as they traveled to San Diego, placed second at the Southern Arizona Sectional Meet and 10th at the State Meet.

Men’s Basketball – The team hosted the 23rd annual Salpointe Catholic Tip-Off Classic. Sixteen teams from both the Phoenix and Tucson areas competed in the premiere Southern Arizona tournament. The team had a great year, finishing with a 12-5 record and earning the #15 seed in the State Tournament. The team advanced into the second round before being defeated by the State Runner-Up.

Women’s Cross Country – The women also had a jam packed year as they to traveled to San Diego, placed fifth at the Southern Arizona Sectional Meet and eighth at the State Meet. Men’s Golf – The men ended regular season play with the second lowest average score for men’s golf in Tucson. The team finished second at the Division II State Tournament. Women’s Golf – The team finished as section champions and had the lowest average score for women’s golf in Tucson. The team finished in third place at the Division I State Tournament. Football – Coach Bene and his team finished with a 5-5 regular season record. The team is sending seven players to play at the collegiate level. Men’s Swimming/Diving – The team posted extremely fast times and competed well at all midweek contests and invitationals. The team won the Division II State Championship this year.

“We are very proud of all of our student-athletes and coaches, who represented our school with great pride and class. We say thank you to all of our seniors who led our teams and wish the 21 seniors who are going on to play their sport in college next year, the best of luck. Go Lancers!” – PHIL GRUENSFELDER, ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

Women’s Swimming/Diving – The women’s team also posted fast times and had strong competitions at midweek contests and invitationals. The girls finished as the Division II State Runner-Up. Women’s Volleyball – The team finished with a 16-1 regular season record and attended an incredible tournament in La Jolla, CA again this year. The team earned the #4 seed in the State Tournament and finished as semifinalists.


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Women’s Basketball – The team had a strong year under second year Head Coach Justin Curran. The team showed great fight in many close games throughout the season. Men’s Soccer – Men’s Soccer played in two tough tournaments. The Lancers finished as semifinalists in the Brandon Bean Tournament and finished in second place at the Chris Maier Invitational. The team finished with a regular season record of 7-5. Women’s Soccer – The team finished with a 12-0 regular season record and they won the section championship. The team earned the #1 seed overall in the State Tournament. They knocked off formidable opponents as they advanced to the Division II State Finals. The team ended the season as the Division II State Runner-Up.

Wrestling – The wrestling team had a tremendous season sending two wrestlers to the State Tournament. Diego Huerta finished as the section champion and took 6th place in the State Tournament. JD Escamilla turned in a brilliant wrestling season as he too made a run in the State Tournament.

SPRING SPORTS 2016 Baseball – The team had an incredible season hosting a 20 team tournament in March and finishing as section champions. They went 14-4 in the regular season and entered the State Tournament as the #3 seed. Lacrosse – The team battled all year overcoming injuries and adversities to finish strong. The young team was exciting to watch and will return with a talented core next year. Softball – The team took first place in the Bishop Gorman Invitational in Las Vegas. The team finished with a 13-5 regular season record and earned the #6 seed in the State Tournament. The Lady Lancers made a great run in the state playoffs and finished as quarterfinalists. Men’s Tennis – The team entered the state tournament as the #6 seed and finished as semifinalists. The team ended the year with a 15-4 overall record. Senior Yash Parikh was the State Singles champion while senior Cyrus Grygutis and sophomore Jack Mandala took third place in the State Doubles Tournament. Women’s Tennis – The team entered the state tournament as the #3 seed and finished as semifinalists. The team finished the year with a record of 17-2. Men’s Track and Field – The team had many great performance this year by some of the fastest athletes in the school. The team finished in third place at the Division II State Meet. The men’s 4x100 team broke the school record. The team was made up of juniors Michael Schwab, Sean Barton, Will Juniper and Trevor Volpe. Junior Sean Barton also broke the school triple jump record. Women’s Track and Field – The team flexed its muscles against Southern Arizona opponents posting great midweek scores. Terrific runs at State capped a very successful year. Junior Angela Slagle broke the school record in the discus throw. Men’s Volleyball – The team took first place at the TUSD Invitational and finished the regular season at 13-4. The team earned the #11 seed in the State Tournament and finished as quarterfinalists.

Women’s Sand Volleyball – This year’s team was extremely competitive, paving the way for new Southern Arizona teams. In just their second year, the sand volleyball team finished as the Division I State Runner-Up. The girls finished their season at 9-4. Rugby – In the team’s first year on campus they excited the student body and played well during the season. The rugby team is eager to get back on the field next year.

YEAR ROUND Cheer – The team helped invigorate the student body from pep rallies to sporting events. The team attended the AIA Qualifier and was selected to compete at the AIA State Competition. They had a terrific performance and mastered their incredibly difficult routine. The team also had a blast as they traveled to Disneyland to compete in the West Coast Championships. Pomline/Dance – This team showed great determination and were devoted to the art of dance. The team practiced at 5:30 a.m. throughout the fall and spring semesters while managing to attend nearly every sporting event. The girls attended the AIA Qualifier and were invited to compete at the AIA State Competition. The team also traveled to Disneyland to compete in the West Coast Championships. Speech and Debate – The team performed tremendously well, making a splash at every invitational they attended. The team attended invitationals all over Arizona and even made it to Las Vegas. The team hosted the State Speech and Debate Tournament at Salpointe Catholic and juggled over 400 competitors. Senior Mary McNamara and sophomore Emma Hagyard qualified for the National Speech and Debate competition this summer.

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CLASS OF 2016 ATHLETES IN COLLEGE Salpointe commends the academic and athletic success of the students who continue their athletic endeavors at the college level. The following student athletes from the Class of 2016 committed to playing their sport at the college level. Brianna Aguilar-Beaucage, Grand Canyon University Taylor Bigelow, Pima Community College Kevin Campbell, University of Montana Robby Campillo, University of New Mexico Stevey De La Ossa, Crown College Zach Dorame, Briar Cliff University Dylan Eickmeyer, University of Montana Megan Flores, Pima Community College Tommy Garcia, Pima Community College Brandon Hance, Trinity University Justin Holt, University of Arizona

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Rachel Islas, Eastern Arizona College Jake Ksiazek, United States Air Force Academy Carly Lowry, University of San Francisco Reilly Marks, New Mexico State Donavan Miller, Pima Community College Jose Osete, Cal State San Marcos Andrew Palomares, Pima Community College Oscar Efrian Quiroz, Briar Cliff University Dominic Salaz, Grand Canyon University Hope Seasholes, Lesley University

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LANCERS WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE AN IMPACT BY CONOR SWEETMAN ’15 Salpointe’s IMPACT Service Learning program continues to make a difference not only in the Southern Arizona community, but for the students who dedicate their time and talents toward important causes. During the 2015-2016 school year, Lancers completed a combined 11,364 hours of community service, and 10 exceptional students completed 80 hours or more. Salpointe students worked at more than 700 locations during the course of the school year, ranging from local elementary schools, to working with the Kino Border Initiative, to working at the zoo and in local community gardens. Each class focused on a theme for their days of service: freshman, feeding the hungry; sophomores, environmental health; juniors, helping the poor and vulnerable; seniors, social justice issues.

Seniors Jacob Cole, Anthony Nguyen, Joey Irish and Evan Nye installing dog waste stations around Pima County.

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“Participating in the IMPACT program is one of the most rewarding experiences at Salpointe. It gave me insight into the problems in Tucson that spread far outside the Lancer community and opened the door for me to be able to make a difference in the lives of others.” – MEGAN CRACCHIOLO ’17

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Legacy Planning: There is no end to the good you can do! Please consider joining the Carmelite Circle by remembering Salpointe Catholic in your estate plans.


alpointe invites you to join our Carmelite Circle, a group of benefactors who have chosen to participate in Salpointe’s legacy planning program. Carmelite Circle members are Lancer constituents who have arranged a future gift to the school through a bequest in a will or living trust, charitable remainder trust, gift annuity, lead trust, life insurance policy or retirement plan assets by designating Salpointe as a beneficiary. By the creation of the Carmelite Circle, Salpointe honors the legacy of the generations of Carmelite fathers who have dedicated their ministry to the mission of Salpointe. Your name will be gratefully included on the Carmelite Circle plaque which graces the school’s main hall as well as listed online and in our annual report. To learn more, visit To notify us of your plans to include Salpointe in your will, please contact Mindae Russell at 520-547-1952 or

Why I included Salpointe Catholic in my Legacy Planning “I’ll make it short: I’ve left a legacy for this little guy (Maximilian Kolbe Kristofl) and all his little buddies and their future little buddies.” – JOSEPH KRISTOFL ’85

“I decided to leave Salpointe Catholic in my legacy planning because the Salpointe community supported me at a time when I was going through a divorce and felt like my sons, Wilson and Corbin Troxel, and I needed more than what I presumed the anonymity of the public school system would offer us. I loved the emphasis on sports, academics, community and faith that the Salpointe experience provided. The purpose for which I am leaving this money is to help single parents (both mothers and fathers) provide a quality education for their children. I would like the recipient(s) to know that I was not a rich woman. That great wealth is not necessary to provide assistance to children and families. I would like them to consider this gift, and what it has made available to them, an investment in their future, Salpointe’s future and the future of our society. I would like them to consider giving in a similar way when they can.”

The Carmelite Circle John and Anita Almond Therese Velasco Berg Merideth J. Bliss George T. Callahan ’54† Marguerite G. Dufaud† Mickey ’68 and Melissa Ginn† Robert† and Katherine Gordon† Jacquie and F. Hugh Grinnell ’57 Shirley Gunderson Carl E. Haider† Doris Bergen Hall† Msgr. Don H. Hughes† Burton and Nancy Kinerk Elizabeth H. Kirk† Mary N. Knoebel Mary Ann Korzan† Allison and Joseph Kristofl ’85 Joanne La Salvia† Bob and Lori Lepore Bob ’75 and Judy Horwitz Logan ’73 Randy Lyle and Carol Romero ’80 Rev. John P. Lyons ’65 Jeanette Witz Mallinger† Susan and John McQuown ’61 Amy and Joseph Mesenburg† Ramon and Monica Vega Munoz ’84 Marjorie O’Connell† Patricia Ann Dowdle Otten ’60† Henry and Barbara Peck Terry and Denise Plaza Ruth Richardson† William and Mary Ross† Kathy Rother ’73 Nancy R. Roy† Jane H. Schiltz† Brooke Somer Mary Louise Spaulding† Jerrold and Lois Becher Swain ’67 John Paul ’79 and Anna Vyborny Mary Josephine Williams† Ruby Louise Miller Wolf† Alex Wright Myrtle J. Zellner† † Deceased


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Corporate Tax Credits Make the Difference BY CONOR SWEETMAN ’15


our years ago in 2012, Eilan DuToit had to make the choice of what high school to attend; money was tight but she ultimately chose Salpointe Catholic as her final destination. Eilan had not been considering Salpointe at all during her hunt for a suitable high school due to the cost of tuition. However, her aunt was an art teacher at Salpointe and she constantly encouraged Eilan to attend. With tuition assistance guidance, Eilan and her family learned about the financial aid available to her through the Arizona Corporate Tax Credit Program, and the possibility of a college-prep education became real.

residents, covers all tuition provided the student completed the core requirements for admission and maintained a 3.5 GPA during high school and can maintain a 3.0 GPA at NAU for renewal each year. In addition to her tuition being covered, Eilan received the Dorrance Scholarship for first-generation students, which will help to cover her room and board and books for four years.

Eilan and her family moved to Tucson from South Dakota where Eilan attended Marana Middle School, which was incredibly large and formidable for a junior high. There were over 1,000 kids for just the seventh and eighth grade classes. Eilan´s mother “I could not have attended said that “students seemed to get lost in there.” Salpointe Catholic without the help

All of this, however, would not have been possible without corporate tax credits and academic scholarships at Salpointe.

In the state of Arizona, corporate tax credits After attending Salpointe’s Step Up Day of corporate tax credit scholarships. make it possible for low-income families to send in 2011 and seeing Salpointe´s drumline their children to schools like Salpointe when Thank you for investing in me perform, Eilan was hooked. She had no they wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend. musical experience before attending and my bright future!” Corporate tax credits directly benefit students Salpointe, but after experiencing the – EILAN DUTOIT ’16 at private and independent schools. It works drumline bang out their beat, she was like this: S and C corporations that do business determined to learn how to play and in Arizona have to pay taxes to the state, and to join drumline. Musical Director John in lieu of paying the state, these corporations can redirect their taxes Anzelmo patiently taught her and she made drumline her junior year. to provide scholarship dollars to qualified students in Arizona. These As a Lancer, not only was she determined to join drumline, she was scholarships are used only to assist students who qualify for the highest committed to pushing herself to be more involved and to do more than need of financial aid as verified by a third party vendor. she had in junior high. The clubs at Salpointe were very attractive to Eilan is grateful that she had the opportunity to attend Salpointe thanks to her and by senior year she was president of the Salpointe Ambassador tuition assistance provided by corporate tax credits. Leaders and a community service coordinator for the National Honor Society. Additionally, she went on Kairos 242 in February of her junior year “Salpointe is another place that I feel at home and I will remember it and became a leader for Kairos 246 in October her senior year. forever,” Eilan said. “It has been a great place to become an adult and get “. . . I learned to lead by example,” said Eilan. “Kairos is also a place where I learned more about love and family.” Eilan says that Kairos was one of the best experiences she had while at Salpointe. Eilan will be attending Northern Arizona University in the fall on a full Lumberjack Scholarship. This scholarship, offered only to Arizona

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ready for college at NAU. Because of my accomplishments here, made possible by the financial aid and support given to me, I am proud to say that I am going to college 100% covered, with additional scholarship money to spare. Thank you for investing in me and my future.”

We salute our current corporate partners:

Take advantage of Arizona’s corporate tax credit opening July 1, 2016. All S and C Corporations can contribute and help change a life! Learn more at or call Sally Cooper at 520-547-5900


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Salpointe Celebrates Lancer Heroes


n November 3, 2015 Salpointe’s 45th Heroes Assembly took place in the school’s gymnasium where the entire student body gathered to recognize two of its own student heroes. The Carlos Valencia Humanitarian Award was presented to junior Michael Herington ’17 for demonstrating exceptional perseverance, compassion and respect. This award commemorates the life of Carlos Valencia ’06, a Salpointe student who took his battle against leukemia public, raising awareness around the life-saving impact of registering as a bone marrow donor. Carlos died in 2004, but his courage and spirit are celebrated each year through this award. The Glinski Award was awarded to junior Hunter Straka ’17 for being an exceptional studentathlete who has overcome tribulations to excel both athletically and in the classroom. This award was created to honor John Glinski ’68, a Salpointe student with tremendous athletic

potential who was diagnosed with cancer his freshman year. Between cancer treatments, Glinski continued to play sports for Salpointe until he passed away in 1966. Also present at the Heroes Assembly were corporate tax credit partners who help to make a Salpointe education possible for so many students. Corporate leaders were saluted for providing more than $1.2M in financial aid to deserving Lancers through the Arizona Corporate Tuition Tax Credit Program. Currently, over 50 percent of the student body qualifies for financial aid. Prior to the assembly, company representatives had the opportunity to visit one-on-one with Lancer students who are directly benefiting from corporate tax credit scholarships.

Michael Herington ’17

Carlos Valencia† ’06

Hunter Straka ’17

John Glinski† ’68

“We are grateful to our corporate tax credit partners for investing in the Tucson community and providing our students the opportunity for a top notch, college-prep education,” Director of Advancement Mindae Russell said.

“I believe all families that desire a Catholic education should have the opportunity regardless of finances. The Arizona Corporate Tax Credit makes this possible. Salpointe Catholic is training our future leaders, and the dollar-for-dollar credit is one of the easiest ways that we as business owners can help Salpointe reach this goal.” – DR. MICHAEL J. HUETHER, OWNER OF ARIZONA SKIN CANCER SURGERY CENTER (S-CORPORATION)

Back row: Mindae Russell, Aaron Driscoll, Jeff Glosser, Marc Smith, Neal Weitman, Craig Weitman, Jerry Miron, David Lyons; Middle Row: Miranda Delgado ’16, Arianna Snyder ’16, Sr. Helen Timothy, IBVM, Kelsey McClellan ’17, Venezia Durazo ’17, Anika Pasilis ’17, Joelle Gordian ’17, Eilan DuToit ’16, Kay Sullivan, Erica Pichardo, Sally Cooper; Front Row: Hunter Brown ’17, Cameron Peron ’17, Miguel Pineda ’18, Sebastian Villanueva ’17, DeMarco Vasquez ’17, Eric Hardy ’17, Victor Gamas ’16, Ricardo DeSaracho ’17

What is an Arizona Corporate Tax Credit? The Arizona Corporate Tax Credit is available to C and S corporations that pay taxes in Arizona, even if they’re not located in the state. Insurance companies that pay premium taxes also may qualify. Arizona’s Department of Revenue gives participating corporations a dollar-for-dollar tax credit for every dollar transferred to a Student Tuition Organization (STO). Contributions are accepted by the Department of Revenue on a firstcome, first-served basis and not to exceed the statewide cap, which reopens on July 1 with a $61.9M cap for the 2016-2017 school year and closes once the maximum is met. Truly, this tax credit provides companies a choice between supporting quality education for local students in need or paying the Department of Revenue. For more information, call Salpointe’s Corporate Partnership Officer Sally Cooper at (520) 547-5900.

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alpointe is grateful to each of our 522 donors who made the Building Leaders and Legacy Capital Campaign a success. The Sayre Stevens Student Center, Foundation Hall, Jim Click Family Library and Technology Center, O’Rielly Student Services Center, Spirit Store and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Chapel are alive with Lancer energy every day. The Cracchiolo Family Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Center is preparing students to be innovators and critical thinkers. The F. Michael Geddes Family Athletics Complex provides state-of-the-art sports fields for Lancer football, softball, baseball, soccer, lacrosse and track and field. We gratefully count on donor support to fulfill their pledges and help the school retire the remaining line of credit. “Salpointe would not be where it is today, a school with a strong foundation and a bright future, without you,” President Kay Sullivan said.

“As a graduate of Salpointe I was fortunate to have benefited from the donors that had given prior to my attendance. Because of their generosity, Salpointe had become a premier Catholic high school in Tucson and offered the benefit of the highest academic standards in the valley. In the spirit of giving back, and in thanks for the opportunity I was given to attend Salpointe, I was inspired to follow their example and enhance the Salpointe experience for students today. As an alumna along with my four siblings and as the aunt to my niece and three nephews who have attended Salpointe, I wanted to give towards the future of Salpointe so that the generations that follow will be able to attend this premier Catholic school.”

Jeff and Sharon ’80 Sayre Stevens (alumna)

“We continue to support our daughters’ alma mater because we have seen the results of a Salpointe education first-hand. Salpointe combines top-notch academic and extracurricular opportunities in a faith-based environment that provides students with a well rounded education experience.”

Dave and Cathy Hutchens (past parents)

“Every day we prepare for our children’s future. We help them with their homework, we take them to after school activities, we worry about their nutrition and we hone their moral compass. We also donate annually to Salpointe. We know that donor support is critical to the ongoing operations and strategic initiatives of the school. By investing in Salpointe, we are investing in our children’s future.”

Bob and Jessica Huber (future parents)


Salpointe Catholic High School Strategic Plan 2016-2019 Mission, Philosophy and Implementation


alpointe Catholic’s Board of Directors, in conjunction with school leadership and multi-constituency input, has finalized Salpointe’s 2016-2019 Strategic Plan. The document reconfirms the school’s mission and philosophy and defines a clear vision for the school for the next three years. Action items, responsible parties, time required, resources required and measurable objectives have been fully developed by Salpointe leadership in order to assure that the plan is effectively and thoroughly implemented. Mission: Salpointe Catholic High School is a co-educational college-preparatory institution in the Carmelite tradition serving the diverse student/parent population of Southern Arizona. Working in concert with parents, Salpointe offers students a holistic education which inspires the pursuit of excellence, affirms the dignity of individuals, encourages faith and commitment to service and develops an awareness of the world community. Philosophy: Salpointe Catholic is Christ-centered, inspired by the Holy Spirit and guided by the Carmelite tradition of education in the context of prayer, community and service. The school creates a partnership with families sending their students to Salpointe. This communal effort encourages a life guided by Catholic teaching and provides opportunities for students of all faiths to reach full potential in preparation for higher education, careers and life. Salpointe’s faculty and staff are dedicated to exemplifying and teaching a life-long commitment to spiritual growth. The school community of students and educators call one another to demonstrate an awareness of God’s loving omnipresence, to appreciate the inherent dignity of each person and to live a shared vocation by acting as just, compassionate servant-leaders bearing God’s love and mercy to the world. Salpointe prepares students to succeed in college, careers and beyond. The school’s evolving curriculum employs 21st century learning strategies, enabling students to grow and thrive in a rapidly changing world. Holistic education is facilitated by the diversity of curriculum from classical to emerging fields, from Humanities to the arts to STEM. Instruction ranges from Advanced Placement and honors classes to remedial and academic intervention programs, augmented by comprehensive academic and college counseling and a vast array of co-curricular activities. Students develop higher level thinking skills, equipping them to apply, analyze and synthesize learning across content areas and to demonstrate critical thinking, collaboration, communication and problem solving skills, developed in the embrace of a caring, lifelong community.

SALPOINTE CATHOLIC 2016–2019 STRATEGIC GOALS MISSION AND CATHOLIC IDENTITY Ensure that Catholic values and Carmelite charism are integrated in the curriculum and in all facets of Lancer life. Increase public and constituency awareness of the Catholic and Carmelite identity of the school. Confirm Kairos as the capstone retreat experience for Lancer life. Engage parents in the holistic education of their children. Increase lifelong engagement of alumni, parents and past parents. Provide ordained Carmelite religious on campus full time. ACADEMIC AND STUDENT SERVICES INITIATIVES Position resources necessary to meet the diverse academic needs of all students. Strengthen the commitment of our Mission Statement to educate the whole person. Conduct a comprehensive analysis of the entire curriculum, including Humanities, Fine Arts and STEM. Attract, hire and retain innovative educators and staff able to inspire students to master 21st Century learning skills: communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. Evaluate and implement curriculum, instruction and assessment to prepare students for college, career and life. Increase enrollment to capacity of 1200 students. Support and fund technology as a critical element of education delivery. Evaluate, define and revise the Student Services program to meet the needs of all students, confirming the critical role of counseling and college counseling. FACILITIES INITIATIVES Update existing Planned Area Development. Create a campus wide facilities master plan. Meet the need for additional classrooms to serve 1200 students. Meet the need for a performing arts center. Increase campus accessibility for the disabled. Assess space utilization and the need for storage campus wide. Assess exterior lighting and heating/cooling campus wide. Create Capital Improvement Plan. Assess transportation needs for the school and replace fleet as needed. Provide a safe campus for all constituents. FINANCIAL/ ADVANCEMENT INITIATIVES Retire debt for Building Leaders and Legacy Capital Campaign. Increase donor participation in the Lancer Annual Fund. Build endowment funds to support student financial aid and faculty/staff retention and hiring. Work with the Salpointe Catholic Education Foundation to build strong support for the educational, moral, scientific and artistic endeavors of the Salpointe community. Maximize tax credit opportunities to support student financial aid. Affirm that a Salpointe education provides an outstanding investment.

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2015-2016 Lancer Annual Fund “65 Reasons Why Salpointe Matters” Sets a Record and Makes a Lasting Impact

S #65ReasonsWhy Salpointe Matters Reason #11: the Salpointe cookie “My favorite part of lunch, I miss them!” KEENA CHANCE RICE ’90

alpointe celebrated 65 years of Catholic, college-prep education by launching the 2015-2016 Lancer Annual Fund: 65 Reasons Why Salpointe Matters, the most successful annual giving campaign in a decade! Over 390 individuals participated to raise $130,000.

As a member of the Lancer family, you know that Salpointe is not just a school, it is a special place that offers a transformative experience for every Lancer. The Lancer Annual Fund provides the critical funding necessary to fulfill the school’s mission and support the immediate needs that best serve our students. We are grateful to our alumni, parents, past parents, grandparents, friends, faculty and staff who reaffirmed their commitment to Salpointe’s mission and the future of our Lancers by participating in the 2015-2016 Lancer Annual Fund. Whether you designated your dollars to financial aid, additional classrooms, the Fr. John Malley, O.Carm., Kindness Patio or area of greatest need, every gift matters! Your gift, regardless of size, helped to:

;;Ensure a Catholic, college-prep education remains affordable to over 50% of Lancer students who qualify for financial aid.

;;Renovate four underutilized spaces in the 400/100 wings of campus to support the growing student enrollment.

;;Transform the sophomore patio into the Fr. John Malley, O.Carm., Kindness Patio

serving as a daily reminder for the school community to practice intentional acts of kindness.

;;Supplement the school’s budget to support priorities and immediate needs that tuition income does not fully cover.

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Thank you to all the generous donors who shared why Salpointe matters and supported the Lancer Annual Fund. To see your name listed on the 2015-2016 Lancer Annual Fund Honor Roll of Donors, please visit Your support matters to Salpointe and all the current and future students who will benefit from your commitment to the Lancer Annual Fund.

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Did you know? Tuition covers 77% of the school’s annual operating budget, while gifts to the Lancer Annual Fund assist with the remaining 23%.

Alumni Answer the Call! Philanthropy Club member Sam Maltry ’17 made calls to alumni last fall asking for their participation in the Lancer Annual Fund. Members of the Philanthropy Club and Salpointe Ambassador Leaders called more than 600 alumni in just five days and raised more than $1,300! Thanks to all the alumni who took the time to speak with current Lancers.

Yes, Salpointe matters to me! 2016-2017 Lancer Annual Fund July 1 – June 30. All gifts are 100% tax deductible


Donors give the gift of kindness Fr. John Malley, O.Carm., challenged us to live our lives with “love, joy and gratitude.” We in turn challenge ourselves to honor Fr. John’s legacy by living these values every day here on campus. Mike Urbanski and the Kindness Club have spearheaded the Fr. John Malley, O.Carm., Kindness Patio, joining the national Ben’s Bells Be Kind coalition and branding the former sophomore patio with a larger than life “Be Kind” mosaic, a tangible reminder of the call to kindness. Due to the generosity of many donors to the Lancer Annual Fund, especially the Class of 2016, the Salpointe Parent Association and the Salpointe Alumni Council, the sophomore patio will be renovated this summer and we look forward to celebrating its completion in August. Thank you to each and every donor who participated in making this patio a reality!


PHONE 520-547-5878 Patio Renovation Summer 2016

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Every gift matters, regardless of the amount! Salpointe Parent Association (left) and Salpointe Alumni Council (right) contribute to the Fr. John Malley, O.Carm., Kindness Patio.


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Reason #2: the Salpointe community “The Salpointe community is like no other. It can’t be duplicated. It’s authentic and one-of-a-kind.” MERRY LYNN TRAVIS GUY ’88

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Reason #63: Memorable school assemblies “Assemblies were so much fun! Loved Profe... and of course the Spiritline cheerleaders.” MARISA RAMIREZ ’95

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Reason #17: Salpointe teachers, coaches and staff “So many teachers and my coaches to this day made a difference in allowing me to perform while at Salpointe and the belief that they had in me.” JOHN SAINTIGNON ’83

The Salpointe Parent Association (SPA) encourages parents to more fully participate with faculty in the education of their children. SPA hosts a number of community building events bringing parents, students, faculty, alumni and the community closer together. Proceeds from SPA activities benefit Salpointe student needs. Learn more about SPA at

14th Annual Lancer Men’s Mass and Breakfast SPA hosted the Lancer Men’s Mass and Breakfast on Sunday, September 27, 2015. Once again, a full house of Lancer men, fathers, alumni and friends gathered for Mass in Salpointe’s Corcoran Theater followed by breakfast in Foundation Hall. This year’s event featured guest speaker and current parent Lt. General Mark C. Nowland, Commander, Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern), Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Event co-chairs Beth Harmon and Gina Scherer and their committee created a morning filled with prayer, inspiration and camaraderie.

Thank you to SPA for helping to make Homecoming a success with the famous basket raffle and cantina.

SPA board members welcome freshman on their first day of school with a warm smile and delicious ice cream.

Jimmy Lepore ’10, A.J. Lepore ’06 and Bob Lepore

Pictured from left to right: Mike Slania, Lt. General Mark C. Nowland, Bella Nowland ’17, Kay Sullivan, Brigadier General Jim Balserak, M.D., Kevin Balserak ’17, Fr. Paul Henson, O.Carm.

5th Annual Lady Lancer Brunch and Blessing

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On Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Skyline Country Club, SPA held its annual Lady Lancer Brunch and Blessing. Event co-chairs Carol O’Connor and Leanne Steuer and their committee created a memorable day for over 200 lady Lancers, mothers, alumni and friends who attended an afternoon of fun, friendship, prayer and inspiration. Sr. Jeanne Bartholomeaux, S.C., ’64 led guests in a communal blessing and student performances were done by Amina Marquart ’18, the Salpointe Dance Team and the Salpointe Strings Orchestra. The inspirational speaker was Courtney Slanaker ’10, Executive Director of World Care. The 2016 Faith in Action award was presented to Roxanna Green, mother of Dallas Green ’18 and Christina-Taylor Green†. Roxanna was honored for raising awareness and supporting many youth programs in Southern Arizona through the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation.

15th Annual Lancer Men’s Mass and Breakfast Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 9 a.m. Salpointe Catholic High School

6th Annual Lady Lancer Brunch and Blessing Sunday, March 26, 2017 Skyline Country Club 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Faith in Action Award Honoree Roxanna Green and President Kay Sullivan

Julie Brogna, Guest Speaker Courtney Slanaker ’10 and Pat Clarke

Kathy Valcke, Natalie Valcke ’19, Emma Longenecker ’17 and Wesley Maloney

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Salpointe Willie Kane Memorial Golf Tournament


n February 19, 2016 at Arizona National Golf Course, the 28th Salpointe Willie Kane Memorial Golf Tournament raised $42,000 to support Salpointe’s priority funding needs and the endowed scholarship fund. The golf tournament honored father and son Lancers, Frank J. Naughton Jr. ’57 and Frank W. Naughton ’84.

The tournament is in memory of Willie Kane, a Tucson professional golfer and 1981 Salpointe alumnus who unexpectedly passed away in 2006. This year $5,000 in tournament profits were placed in Kane’s endowed fund to provide tuition assistance to qualified needy students who model his passion for athletics and life.


the Willie Kane Humanitarian Award to PHILIP LACOVARA, Ph.D.

Salpointe Catholic High School was honored to present the 2016 Willie Kane Humanitarian Award to Philip Lacovara, Ph.D., during the 28th Willie Kane Memorial Golf Tournament. Chuck and Carrie Cecil created the award in 2006 to honor their close friend, Willie Kane, a professional golfer and graduate of Salpointe’s class of 1981 who passed away in 2006. The award is presented at Salpointe’s Willie Kane Memorial Golf Tournament to an Arizonan whose time, work and life serve as a role model of caring and giving to others. Dr. Lacovara is heavily involved in the Tucson community. He has served as a member of Salpointe’s Board of Directors since 2006 and chaired the Board from 2009-2013. He serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the University of Arizona College of Science and the University of Arizona College of Medicine Steele Children’s Research Center. Dr. Lacovara is the Founding Chair, Pastoral Council for St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Diocese of Tucson. Dr. Lacovara and his wife, Jane, have three Lancer graduates: Philip ’03, Margaret ’05 and Peter ’08. “Phil Lacovara is one of Tucson’s unsung heroes. He lives his life in service to others by modeling his Catholic faith, creating a positive economic impact in our community, serving the University of Arizona with leadership and support and demonstrating love and loyalty to his family, friends and colleagues. Salpointe is honored to salute Phil with the prestigious Willie Kane Humanitarian Award,” Salpointe President Kay Sullivan said.


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Pictured from left to right: Claudia Naughton, Frank W. Naughton ’84, Megan Naughton ’18, Frank J. Naughton Jr. ’57, Trey Naughton and Elizabeth Naughton

(Top row) Travis Craddock ’07, Josh Brown ’08, Tommy McGeorge ’06, Peter Zimmer ’04, Coach John Condes, C.J. Browning ’07, and Marco Martinez O’Daly ’04. (Bottom row) Matthew Gjurgevich ’99, Danielle “Dani” Sidoti Lindsey ’04, Carey Candrian ’00, Gerard “Bucky” Bell ‘79, Brian Prouty ‘02, Ricardo Robinson-Bours ‘09 and Noelle Lopez ‘05. Not pictured Fernando “Fern” Tonella ’97.

Salpointe Salutes Former Scholar Athletes at 2015 Sports Hall of Fame Induction


ast fall, eight alumni and three former tennis teams were inducted into Salpointe’s Sports Hall of Fame. These inductees were the best of the best at their sport and excelled both in athletics and academics, with several earning doctoral degrees, attending prestigious universities, playing sports at the collegiate level and being published in respected and accredited academic journals.

Salpointe’s Sports Hall of Fame was founded in 1993 and honors outstanding student athletes and champions individuals who have motivated others to set lofty goals, foster pride, preserve sportsmanship and encourage scholarship and good citizenship. Learn about all past inductees and submit a nomination at

2015 INDUCTEES: Gerard “Bucky” Bell ’79 played baseball and football during his time at Salpointe and during the 1978 baseball season he set a new state batting record at a .548. Carey Candrian ’00 was a varsity soccer player for all four years and started every single game. She was captain for two years and made All-State three years in a row. Matthew Gjurgevich ’99 played varsity baseball all four years and left his high school baseball career as one of the most decorated players in Salpointe history. He was named Salpointe’s MVP two years in a row and led the team in batting average, home runs and RBIs. Noelle Lopez ’05 was an AIA scholar athlete during her tenure at Salpointe, competing on both cross country and track and field teams. After a season ending injury junior year, she came back senior year and became one of the top distance runners in the state and Salpointe’s history. Andrew David McFarren ’01 was a three sport scholar-athlete for Salpointe participating in varsity swimming, varsity volleyball and junior varsity basketball. He earned eight letters between swimming and volleyball and served as a captain for both teams during his senior year. Brian Prouty ’02 was a scholar-athlete and a member of the National Honor Society. Brian won the 2001 PING Arizona Junior Masters Golf Tournament and was runner-up at the 2001 PING Match Play Championship. Danielle “Dani” Sidoti Lindsey ’04 was a three sport athlete while at Salpointe playing basketball, softball and volleyball. Dani received All-State recognition in both softball and volleyball, making her one of the few Salpointe student athletes ever to be so highly recognized in two different sports. Fernando “Fern” Tonella ’97 played Salpointe basketball for four years. He lettered three times and earned the team’s Most Valuable Player in 1997. The 2003-2004 Men’s Tennis Team: Michael T. Baxter ’06, C.J. Browning ’07, Carter Comstock ’05, Patrick Delage ’04, Patrick Fennie Jr. ’04, William Scott Humphrey ’06, Marco Martinez O’Daly ’04, Tommy McGeorge ’06, Ian Mordaunt ’07, Peter Zimmer ’04 and coach John Condes. The 2004-2005 Men’s Tennis Team: Cameron Ahari ’08, Michael T. Baxter ’06, Josh Brown ’08, C.J. Browning ’07, Travis Craddock ’07, William Scott Humphrey ’06, Tommy McGeorge ’06, Ian Mordaunt ’07, Austin Parise ’06 and coach John Condes. The 2005-2006 Men’s Tennis Team: Cameron Ahari ’08, Michael T. Baxter ’06, Josh Brown ’08, C.J. Browning ’07, Travis Craddock ’07, Sean Evans ’06, William Scott Humphrey ’06, Tommy McGeorge ’06, Ian Mordaunt ’07, Austin Parise ’06, Ricardo Robinson-Bours ’09 and coach John Condes.

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Salpointe Catholic Sports Hall of Fame! The Salpointe Catholic Sports Hall of Fame was founded in 1993 with the purpose of recognizing and honoring great student athletes and championing individuals who have motivated others to set lofty goals, foster pride, preserve sportsmanship and encourage scholarship and good citizenship. To submit a nomination, visit or contact Lori Lepore at or 520-547-4340.

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Salpointe Catholic Education Foundation The Salpointe Catholic Education Foundation (SCEF) supports the educational, moral, scientific and artistic endeavors of the Lancer community. Since 1984, SCEF has allocated nearly $3.2 million dollars to enhance educational excellence at the school. Learn more at

Jeans & Jewels Gala The 29th Annual Gala Jeans & Jewels was held on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the sprawling Cross Creek Estates. Event Chair Cathy Rosen and CoChairs Michelle Brown and Elizabeth Naughton along with their committee created an evening of friendship, dining, boot scootin’ fun and auctions. Over 260 guests arrived dazzling in their jeans and jewels. Surrounded by a picturesque, western chic setting, partygoers sipped Moscow mules, feasted on delicious western fare, took a chance on the 50/50 raffle and bid on one-of-a-kind live and silent auction items. The Text2Bid auction was brought back by popular demand and Salpointe student performers entertained the crowd. The gala raised $75,000 to benefit the Lancers. Thank you to all our event underwriters, table sponsors, donors and attendees!

Thank you to Chairs Beth Naughton, Cathy Rosen and Michelle Brown for a dazzling and unforgettable night!


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Congrats to UA Basketball Season Ticket Winners! Two season tickets to the 2015-2016 University of Arizona men’s basketball home games were won by current parents Sandra and Mark Barton. The drawing took place Friday, October 23 at Salpointe’s Homecoming. More than $14,000 in proceeds raised this year benefit the Salpointe Catholic Education Foundation Endowed Fund. Thank you to the generosity of George Kalil and 7-UP Kalil Bottling Company for donating the premium season tickets for the past 18 years! To date, over $408,181 has been raised!


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Winners Sandra, daughter Allison ’18 and husband Mark Barton stopped by to pick up their season tickets!

Be on the lookout in August for your chance to win two season tickets for the 2016-2017 University of Arizona men’s basketball home games! For more information visit ll or call Lori Lepore at a b t e Bask ffle 520-547-4340. Ra y of Ari it

Foundation Annual Christmas Party On December 2, 2015, Dr. Walter and Beth Brewer ’82 hosted the Foundation’s Annual Christmas Party at their beautiful home. The evening was filled with carols by the Salpointe Choir, delicious food and merriment. The Foundation board presented the school with the final $200,000 payment on their $1.5M pledge to the Building Leaders and Legacy Capital Campaign.

Cinco de Mayo Party and Annual Meeting

The SCEF Board proudly allocated a portion of its funds this year to purchase two nearly new transportation vans for the school!

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Foundation Christmas Party Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. 30th Annual Foundation Gala Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 5 p.m. Cinco de Mayo Party and Annual Meeting Friday, May 5, 2017 at 5 p.m.

On May 5, 2016 the SCEF board and members celebrated the Foundation’s successes, which included 19 new Foundation members and a $72,000 allocation for two nearly- new school vans and to renovate the school’s employee lounge. Additionally, the Foundation fulfilled a previous allocations commitment to fund $133,000 to STEM this year. Foundation President Beth Brewer ’82 and her board were saluted for a year of outstanding leadership and commitment to the Lancers. Departing board members recognized for their loyal service were Tracy Cracchiolo, Kasey Nye, Edd Ruiz and Dawn Scully. New board members welcomed were Michelle Brown, Dr. Craig Hoover, Cathy Rosen and Juan Tapia. The members of the 2016-2017 officer slate were confirmed. Congratulations to Pat Sniezek ’82, President; Dr. Katie Bohnert, Vice President; Chuck Dunn, Treasurer and Tim Harris ’87, Secretary.

Change a life today! Join the Foundation or upgrade your membership.

Thanks to the members of the 2015-2016 SCEF Board for another successful year!

For more information, contact Mindae Russell at or 520-547-1952.

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Salpointe Sweethearts: Through the Generations BY CONOR SWEETMAN ’15


hroughout the years, every Salpointe class has their respective memorable events: prom, quests for state championships and pep rallies. Additionally, each class has their respective memorable couples. These “Salpointe Sweethearts” met at Salpointe and later married. In fact, there are over 350 couples that are considered Salpointe Sweethearts - alumni who married a fellow classmate. Whether they dated in high school or were just friends, it all started at Salpointe. The Teyecheas are a recent example of Salpointe Sweethearts. Miguel Teyechea ’07 and Kathryn Malisewski Teyechea ’08 started to date in high school two months before Miguel graduated and continued for five years before getting engaged and married. “My husband Miguel and I met when I was a junior and he was a senior. We were in the same strength and conditioning class and then became close friends while playing volleyball together,” Kathryn said. Kathryn and Miguel have been married for three years and they share the same anniversary for their first date, engagement and wedding.

Diego and Elena Navarrette from the Class of 1955

Diego and Elena Navarrette from the Class of 1955 met after Diego transferred to Salpointe. Diego came to Salpointe his sophomore year where he met classmate Helen “Elena” Preciado in homeroom. They started to date their junior year and married after college in August 1958 at Sacred Heart Church.

“We started dating March 2, 2007, got engaged March 2, 2012 and were married March 2, 2013 at St. Thomas the Apostle,” Kathryn said. The best marriage advice they have to offer is to find frequent and regular times for fun and laughter as well as giving time to both God and yourself.

“I was aware of him, Salpointe was a small place, because he was the new boy. I didn’t like him because there was too much fuss about him,” Elena joked. Elena’s trepidation lasted until junior year, but when Diego asked her on a date, she agreed. “It was a very interesting first date,” said Diego. “I was too scared to ask her myself, so I had my friend ask how she felt about going to a football game in Bisbee with me.” Diego played JV football his sophomore year, but after a foot injury sidelined him, he didn’t feel comfortable going out for football junior year so he became a cheerleader. “I remember getting the call from the friend and thinking, well why doesn’t Deigo call me himself?” said Elena. “So then he called, and I did go out with him.” Elena sat in the stands and watched Diego perform with the cheerleaders during the game. “And that was our first date,” Elena said. They dated the remainder of high school but went to different colleges. They eventually reconnected about two years later at the University of Arizona. They have four children. August 23 will mark their 58th year of marriage! After nearly 58 years, the couple has experienced many things and learned many life lessons. Their best marriage advice is to never go to bed angry and have a sense of humor. They say they haven’t always followed their own advice, but it has benefited their relationship.


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Miguel Teyechea ’07 and Kathryn Malisewski Teyechea ’08

Tim and Yvette Elias Ensign ’74 have been married for 38 years and first met during junior year at Donkey Basketball. Their best marriage advice is

“Love is patient; love is kind . . .” Corinthians 13:4-8.

Octavio and Clarisa Castro Barcelo ’82 have been married 32 years and their best marriage advice is

Amy Reiling ’82 and Bruce Leeser ’82 have been married 27 years and met their junior year in Mr. Ferange’s Writing Lab class. Bruce says, “since you were not allowed to talk in class, we developed an elaborate system of note passing.” Their first date was the Junior Prom. They later attended different colleges but stayed close and married in 1989.

“Be patient. If things are rough they will get better.”

John Kurtin ’59 and Margaret “Boo” Greeley Kurtin ’59 have been married 51 years and met as freshmen in the Fall of 1955. “We never dated—just buds!” said Boo. John’s best marriage advice is being able to say “I’m sorry—It’s my fault.” And Boo’s is saying “Apology accepted” and being able to laugh and be there for each other.

Robert and Charlene Gould Roll ’88 have been married 21 years and met in the 5th grade at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School. They are blessed with three children.

Jessica Jensen ’02 and Ernie Aguirre ’01 have been married five years and have four children. They met in wood shop class when Ernie was a senior and Jessica was a junior - he fell in love with the way she made picture frames! Ernie’s marriage advice is

“Laugh and smile as much as possible. Work hard to make awesome memories. And if your wife ever asks, ’Does this make me look fat?’...the answer is always NO!” And Jessica says, “Always kiss each other goodbye and never go to bed mad.”

Salpointe Sweethearts: Keeping it in the family

Neil and Christine Blicharz Staten ’88 have been married 32 years. They first met as freshman at Salpointe, went on their first date sophomore year to Spring Fling and attended Kairos 51 together their senior year. Their best marriage advice is

“God first, spouse second, kids third. Don’t get the order mixed up and don’t forget to pray for your spouse and marriage during the good times and the bad times.“

They have three Lancer children, each of whom also married a Lancer: Jeffrey Kurtin ’92 and Lia Albanese Kurtin ’92; Stephen Kurtin ’88 and Tracy Girard Kurtin ’88; and Elizabeth ’Liz’ Kurtin Sheehan ’86 and Kevin J. Sheehan ’86.

Did you marry a fellow Lancer? Salpointe records show there are more than 350 married alumni couples. However, there are likely many more of whom we aren’t aware. Please share your Salpointe Sweetheart status with us. Send an email to alumni@

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LANCER HOMECOMING 2015 On October 23, 2015, thousands of Lancers came home to “the Pointe” to celebrate years of tradition, friendships and Lancer pride and to reaffirm once again that “Lancer life is forever!” Homecoming kicked off on the track field with dinner at Sal’s Diner served by the Alumni Council. Thank you to the Salpointe Parent Association (SPA) for helping to make homecoming a success. Guests enjoyed SPA’s famous raffle baskets, cantina and the inflatable attractions for kids. Under a brilliant Tucson sunset, Lancers gathered to celebrate Salpointe and cheer on the Lancers against the Tucson High Badgers. Salpointe welcomed back the following reunion classes: Decades Reunion for the Classes of 1953-64 50th Reunion for the Class of 1965 45th Reunion for the Class of 1960 40th Reunion for the Class of 1975 (combined with 1974 & 1976)


30th Reunion for the Class of 1985 20th Reunion for the Class of 1995 10th Reunion for the Class of 2005

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to the 2015 reunions for their generous class gifts to Salpointe! During their reunion year, the classes have given over $149,000 to date in support of a variety of school needs including the Lancer Annual Fund, financial aid endowment and pledge payments to the Building Leaders and Legacy Capital Campaign. The generosity of our alumni ensures that our Lancers receive the life-long gift of a holistic Salpointe education. Thank you for your loyalty and continued generosity to the Lancers!

THREE DAVIDS REUNITED FOR 50TH David Ross, David Tang and David Schaller were all born on July 22, 1947 at St Mary’s Hospital. All three were baptized with the same name, David, at Ss. Peter and Paul Church, each attended Ss. Peter and Paul school and each graduated from Salpointe in 1965, then from The University of Arizona. The three were reunited again when they returned to Salpointe to celebrate their 50th reunion.

A FOND FAREWELL The Salpointe Alumni Council bids a fond farewell to retiring council members Diane Woodrow Wilson ’61 who served for over 20 years, Valerie Harper Bridges ’61 and Patti Payne Daggett ’61 who both served for over 17 years and Mick Mathieu ’74 who served for over 19 years. Thank you for your incredible years of service to your alma mater!

JOIN THE ALUMNI COUNCIL! Attend any of our upcoming 2016-2017 meetings and learn more. Meetings are at 5:30 p.m. in Salpointe’s Carmelite Conference Room: August 16, 2016 October 4, 2016 December 6, 2016 February 7, 2017 April 4, 2017

Save the Date! Homecoming Weekend October 21-23, 2016 Veteran’s Day Mass November 10, 2016 Legacy Lancer Breakfast Wednesday, April 19, 2017 For a complete list of Salpointe events and details, visit


Do You Know a Future Lancer? SHARE THE LOVE! As part of an initiative to attract high-caliber students and continue Salpointe Catholic High School’s reputation of excellence, we need your help! As a member of the Salpointe family, you are uniquely able to identify bright, values-based leaders to ensure the school’s outstanding student body and expand the alumni network.

OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, October 9, 2016 from 1 – 3:30 p.m. 6th, 7th and 8th graders, transfer students and parents are welcome!

8TH GRADE STEP-UP DAY: Friday, December 2, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Come spend a day at Salpointe and see what it’s like to be a Lancer.

PLACEMENT TEST: Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 8 a.m. or Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 8 a.m.

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HELP SUPPORT THESE LANCER ORIGINALS Successful Lancer alumni are making their mark not only in Southern Arizona but all around the world. The following alumni have joined our list of Lancer Originals and are entrepreneurs or business owners in a variety of industries. We encourage you to support alumni businesses and look for the Lancer Originals logo the next time you go out to eat, need a service for your home or office or want to support a non-profit. Search the growing list of Lancer Originals at Are you a Salpointe alumus/na who wants to be included in the directory? Email your business information to or call (520) 547-9365.


Naughton’s Heating Plumbing and Cooling Describe your business: Naughton’s is a retailer and wholesaler of HVAC equipment and supplies. We handle installations of air conditioning, evaporative cooling, plumbing and water heaters. We have five locations throughout Tucson and have been in business in Tucson since 1951.


World Care Describe your business: World Care provides humanitarian relief by reusing, recycling and redistributing surplus goods to communities in need in the areas of health and education.

How did Salpointe influence your entrepreneurial spirit? Salpointe helped prepare us for a business career in so many ways. It helped develop leadership skills in Student Council, determination and focus through athletics, and of course business know-how with excellent college-prep education.

How did Salpointe influence your entrepreneurial spirit? Salpointe has served as an integral part of our entrepreneurial spirit starting with our social justice classes to raising funds for our sports teams. We incorporate the Salpointe values at World Care each and every day. World Care prioritizes compassion, service and leadership and we seek to embody these values in all that we do.

What do you love about being a part of the Tucson and Salpointe community? Frank W.: I’ve been amazed at how connected I have stayed with my classmates and other alumni from Salpointe. I have felt connected to our Tucson community especially because of my involvement with Salpointe and always will be focused on supporting the school and giving back. My daughter Megan is going to be a junior at Salpointe and my son Trey will be attending in two years.

What do you love about being a part of the Tucson and Salpointe community? Being a part of the Tucson and Salpointe community has provided a support group that is rival to none. When a disaster happens, the Tucson and Salpointe community unite to provide for those in need. Salpointe has incorporated World Care into their family, which has yielded overwhelming physical, financial and volunteer support that has reinforced our programs and provided for those in need in Tucson.

Shop 1140 W. Prince Rd., Tucson, AZ (headquarters) Visit Call 520-293-2220 Follow Naughton’s on Facebook #nobodyscoolerthannaughtons *Mention you are a Salpointe family, staff or alumni and receive a 10% discount on all products (excluding sale items).

Shop 3430 E. 36th St., Tucson, AZ Visit Call 520-514-1588 Follow World Care on Facebook and Twitter

Fun Fact

Courtney, James and Zach all graduated from Sts. Peter and Paul in 2006.

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The Salpointe Spirit Store is proud to work with our alumni and local businesses when choosing items for sale in our store. Come in and see everything new, including our store! • Uniform polos


Batter Bakery in San Francisco

• School supplies • Spirit wear • Accessories, gifts and more!

Shop online 24/7 at 520-547-5889 Donna McCarthy Salpointe Spirit Store Manager


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Describe your business: Batter Bakery is a boutique bakery specializing in unique, handcrafted baked goods. Our all-American baked goods have a nostalgic feel with a fresh, seasonal twist. How did Salpointe influence your entrepreneurial spirit? My years at Salpointe fostered leadership and community building, which is a huge part of running my business today. From student council and SADD, to track and field, those early leadership roles played a huge part in being able to effectively manage ideas, time and people. Salpointe placed a fantastic emphasis on building strong community relationships both on and off campus. My community now is made of customers, farmers and vendors, fellow food producers and food friends throughout the Bay Area. Without community support, there is no way I would be where I am today! What do you love about being a part of the Tucson and Salpointe community? My Tucson roots come through often even though I am now in a “big city.” Tucson, Salpointe friends and colleagues will stop into the shop unexpectedly just to say hello, and excitedly tell me how they’ve been following me all these years on social media. Certain ingredients we use pay tribute to my desert roots (prickly pear and mesquite flour) and coming home to hear how everyone in Tucson knows so much about what we are doing in San Francisco is an amazing feeling. Seeing the recent revitalization of downtown and the Tucson food scene has also been so fantastic. It makes me feel like the passion we have for food up here in the Bay Area is extending home.

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Shop 1517 Pine St., San Francisco, CA Visit Call 415-674-1069 Follow Batter Bakery on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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Legacy Lancers Class of 2016

30th Annual Legacy Lancer Breakfast Each year, Salpointe honors members of the graduating class who have alumni parents and grandparents – our legacy Lancers. On April 20, the following 50 legacy Lancer families with graduates from the Class of 2016 received legacy pins at a breakfast ceremony in Foundation Hall. Karina Acosta ’16, mother Nancy Raguzin Acosta ’86; Raegan Arnold ’16, father Dennis Arnold ’78; Brock Arnold ’16, mother Laura Rezetco Arnold ’87; Jordan and Mariah Ashley ’16, mother Jacqueline Ashley ’97; Hannah Bartke ’16, grandmother Nancy Lundquist Borgwald ’68; Daniel Dalton ’16, mother Julia Riley ’88; Araceli Esquivel ’16, mother Anna Flores Esquivel ’84 and grandmother Pat Cordova Flores ’62 (deceased); Cameron Fina ’16, mother Colleen Kinerk ’82; Megan Flores ’16, mother Norma Soto Flores ’86; Tyler Hartman ’16, mother JoAnn Kalil Hartman ’78 and grandfather Frank Kalil ’54; Audrianna Herran ’16, father Frank Herran ’84; Hailey Higgins ’16, father Joe Higgins ’87; Connor and Reid Hofman ’16, father Paul Hofmann ’76; George Horn ’16, mother Krista Rupkey Horn ’87; Chris Huerta ’16, mother Susie Huerta ’89; Joseph Irish ’16, grandfather Joe Hyman ’53; Rachel Islas ’16, father Filiberto Islas ’78 and mother Kelly Angell Islas ’78; Elana Jacob ’16, father Jeff Jacob ’79; Rachel Jeter ’16, mother Christina Garcia Jeter ’76; Kelsea Kirkland ’16, mother Heidi Hilkemeyer Kirkland ’83 and grandmother Francis Jaskoski Hilkemeyer ’61; Jack Kosinski ’16, grandmother Eunice Matz Kosinski ’58; Eddie Krasinski ’16, grandfather Julius Regeser ’57; Abby Leeser ’16, father Bruce Leeser ’82 and mother Amy Reiling Leeser ’82; Lydia Lizarraga ’16, Manuel Lizarraga ’86; Carly Lowry ’16, mother Toni Ruiz Lowry ’83; Sean Maloney ’16, father Dr. Christopher Maloney ’86; Sydney Manka ’16, father Daniel Manka ’87 and mother Anne Marie Tornquist Manka ’86; Paloma Mars ’16, grandfather Diego Navarrette ’55 and grandmother Elena Preciado Navarrette ’55; Tommi Mendoza ’16, father Thomas Mendoza ’90 and mother Anna Valencia ’91; Donavon Miller ’16, father Matthew Miller ’94 and grandmother Elizabeth Rodriguez Miller ’71; Jecelle Muller ’16, father Jerome Muller ’77; Ryan Mundt ’16 father Jeffrey Mundt ’85 and mother Susan Swedeen Mundt ’85; Megan Murphy ’16, father Joseph Murphy ’88; Erik Olson ’16, mother Amy Winters Olson ’89; Maia Ordonez ’16, father Abraham Ordonez ’92; John Pickard ’16, father James Pickard ’82; Alexandria Roche ’16, father Stephen Roche ’88; Demi Rogers ’16, grandmother Nancy Lundquist Borgwald ’68; Audrey Ramos ’16, mother Mary Wood ’94; McKaylah Roll ’16, father Robert Roll ’88 and mother Charlene Gould Roll ’88, grandfather The Honorable Judge John Roll ’65 (deceased) and grandmother Maureen O’Connor Roll ’67; Holden Romanoski ’16, father James Romanoski ’85 and grandmother Karen Tirrell Romanoski ’60; Samantha Scheopner ’16, father Norman Scheopner ’84 and mother Jeannette Espinoza Scheopner ’84; Kaylee Sicilian ’16, father Jeffery Sicilian ’95 and stepmother Rebecca Lebsack Sicilian ’02, grandmother Joan Jefferson Sicilian ’68; Brandon Serrano ’16, father Manuel Serrano ’88; Jessica Shelton ’16, mother Sandra Bejarano Shelton ’81; Ian Smith ’16, father Randall Smith ’70; Ariana Snyder ’16, mother JoAnn Snyder ’93 and grandmother Rosemary Garcia Snyder ’66; Bernadette Solomon ’16, father Robert Solomon ’77; Sophia Soto ’16, father Humberto Soto ’79 and mother Alejandrina Amado ’82; Sydney Staten ’16, father Neil Staten ’88 and mother Christine Blicharz Staten ’88; Samantha Tompkins ’16, grandfather Ron Zacharek ’60; Chase Tornquist ’16, father Rick Tornquist ’81, grandfather Richard Tornquist ’57 (deceased) and grandmother Susan Greer Tornquist ’57 (deceased); Kathleen Tucker ’16, mother Mary Costello Tucker ’89; Nicolas Van Ert ’16, father Mark Van Ert ’90.

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Salpointe Catholic Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame! The Salpointe Catholic Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame honors in perpetuity outstanding alumni, faculty and support staff who through their contributions to the arts, business, education, government, humanities, science and philanthropy have brought honor to themselves, Salpointe Catholic High School and the community. To submit a nomination, visit or contact Lori Lepore at or 520-547-4340.

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The News and Notes of Lancer Alumni

The 1950s Rosemary Gala Moorhead ’57 was inducted into the Peninsula College Athletics Hall of Fame in June. Rosemary was the top female athlete during her senior year at Salpointe. She went on to play volleyball, basketball, softball and badminton competitively at the University of Arizona where she was named the Outstanding Sports Woman in 1961. She taught physical education and health at Peninsula College from 1965-1973, where she established the Women’s Recreation Association. After leaving Peninsula College in 1973 she remained an advocate and pioneer for women’s sports on the North Olympic Peninsula for many years. Cathy Reidy McCall ’58 was a keynote speaker on organ donation at the annual Rotary Conference in Saskatchewan Province, Canada. She received spontaneous standing applause from the illustrated presentation. Her son, James McCall ’96† was an organ donor in 1998 and inspired Cathy to create LifeDonor USA Foundation. Her work in promoting organ donation has been recognized by Salpointe with the Helena Corcoran Award, by Tu Nidito as a “Remarkable Mom” and as a “Dynamic Duo” partner by Compass Health Care. She continually speaks statewide at church, civic and health organizations.

The 1960s Congratulations to John Langellier ’69 whose latest book, “Fighting for Uncle Sam: Buffalo Soldiers in the Frontier Army” was published in February. John, who has published dozens of titles since graduating from Salpointe, was also invited to take part in a panel discussion at the annual Tucson Festival of Books called “Glimpses of the U.S. 19th-century army.”

The 1970s Richard Gomez ’71, MD, FCAP was elected Secretary/Treasurer of the College of American Pathologists, a professional organization with more than 15,000 members. Dr. Gomez


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currently serves as the medical director for St. Francis Health Center Laboratory and as the medical director of Clinical Chemistry at Stormont Vail RMC in Topeka, Kansas. “Salpointe prepared me for a successful career in medicine by providing a strong college preparatory curriculum,” Gomez said. Congratulations to Pat P. Lopez III ’74 and Daniel J. Quigley ’77 who were each named to the list of 2016 Best Lawyers in America. Lopez and Quigley both are partners at the local law firm Rusing Lopez & Lizardi. Lopez is a founding partner of the firm and has more than 30 years experience in counseling and assisting businesses, entrepreneurs and developers. Quigley has been selected by Best Lawyers in America for his work in gaming law every year since 2005 and for Native American Law since 2006. Congratulations to Richard Martinez ’74 who ran the Boston Marathon in April for the ninth time! Richard ran a qualifying time of 3:46:27 which pre-qualifies him for his 10th Boston Marathon next year when he will be 60 years old.

The 1980s Andrew Kelly, Jr. ’80 was elected to the Arizona Self Storage Association for a one-year term to help improve the self storage industry visibility throughout Arizona. He is the owner of a national and international self storage consulting company, Sierra Self Storage Consulting. In addition, he is a Real Estate Broker for his firm A B Kelly Realty which specializes in self storage property management. In May of 2015, Mike Reilly ’86 was named Counselor of the year for Albuquerque Public Schools in the secondary level. Mike currently works at La Cueva High School in Albuquerque, NM. Mike is in his ninth year at La Cueva and has over 20 years of experience as a high school counselor. He is married with two sons.

In February Salpointe’s college counselor, Lynn Ossowski, spent time visiting with Dr. Anne De Luca ’88 in Seattle at the College Board Western Regional Conference. Dr. De Luca is the Associate Vice Chancellor of Admissions and Enrollment at UC Berkeley. At the conference she was a featured keynote panelist who inspired more than 400 university and high school counselors with her insights on how Advanced Placement courses, the SAT and PSAT are providing students with key information about college readiness and connecting students with career and college opportunities. Dr. De Luca advocated giving students from all backgrounds the chance to challenge themselves academically and discover the spark of their potential. Keep up the great work, Dr. De Luca!

The 1990s Jason Hibner ’92 joined Salpointe’s cafeteria staff in the spring as the Director of Dining Services. Jason is a graduate of the Scottsdale Culinary Institute and enjoys planning meals for Lancers that he knows his own three children like. M. Rene Islas ’96 was named the executive director of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) in Washington, DC. He is responsible for leading the NAGC team in its efforts to advocate for high quality gifted and talented education. Wesley Mehl ’97 was appointed as deputy commissioner of the Arizona State Land Department in July 2015. Ande Fassig Burke ’97 has been named a Fellow of the Flinn Brown Civic Leadership Academy. Ande was selected as one of 33 Arizonans with significant leadership accomplishment. Courtney Castoro Wright ’98 was selected for the Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship Program and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She plans to return to Banner University Medical Center in Tucson when she completes her program with the goals of starting a similar fellowship program.

Congratulations to Robert S. Pearson ’98 who has joined the litigation practice group at the local law firm of Harlow Spanier & Heckele, PLLC, where his classmate Mark W. Heckele ’98 is a founding partner. Pearson earned his law degree from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. He practices primarily in the areas of civil and commercial litigation, and also consults on trial and appellate court brief-writing.

The 2000s Since graduating from Salpointe, Kyle Landgraf ’00 received a bachelor’s from the University of Arizona in molecular and cellular biology and biochemistry, then went on to receive his Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biophysics from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He then worked as a postdoctoral research fellow from 2009-2012 at Genentech, and since 2012 has been employed as a senior scientist at AvidBiotics. Congratulations to Alesha Nicole Corey ’04 who was recently named by Arizona Foothills Magazine as the Best Female PR Person in the Valley for 2016. Alesha is owner of the Scottsdale-based Above & Beyond Communication, LLC, a boutique marketing, public relations, personal branding and event planning firm. Julianne Katz ’06 was recently honored as an “emerging theater artist” and was awarded an unrestricted grant by The Theater Hall of Fame at The 12th Annual Fellowship Grants Luncheon at The Palm in New York City. Susan Stroman, a Tony-award winning choreographer, selected Julianne for her exemplary skill and creative commitment in choreography. Alexander F. Ball ’07 graduated from Georgetown Law Center, Washington, DC on May 22, 2016. He previously received a BA in Economics from The College of The Holy Cross, Worcester, MA (2011) and an MBA from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA (2013). He has returned to Tucson to start his career as a Judicial Clerk for The Honorable Frank Zapata.

Jonathan Khan ’07 makes his debut in the Canadian Golf Tour this summer after playing in the U.S. Open sectional qualifier.

The 2010s Elisa Duarte ’11 is now a Master’s student at Stanford University in Management Science and Engineering.

Gabrielle Ruiz ’11, graduated from Harvard in May 2015 and will go on to start law school. She currently works at the law firm of Coughlin Betke in Boston, Mass. Colby Weaver ’11 spent his freshman year of college at Northern Arizona University in the honors college and played Division 1 basketball and then decided to transfer to the University of Arizona. He graduated in 2015 with a B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology-Biomedical Sciences and a minor in Biochemistry. He recently completed his first year in dental school at the Medical College of Virginia campus at VCU. Talbott Denny ’12 will return home to play for The University of Arizona Wildcat Men’s Basketball team next season. Talbott played three seasons at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN and graduated in May with a degree in mechanical engineering. He’ll join the Wildcats basketball team as a fifth-year graduate transfer and plans to pursue a master’s degree from the Eller College of Management. Iliana Gonzales ’12 was selected for the All-Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference First Team after a record-setting senior season playing for the Franciscan University of Steubenville Women’s Basketball Team.

Louis Sydney Steinkuehler ’12 took a semester leave of absence in 2015 from Johns Hopkins University for an internship at the U.S. Embassy in Muscat, Oman. He returned to Hopkins for the fall semester and graduated in December 2015 with a B.A. in International Affairs. Nick Munsen ’13 was recognized last fall by two academic departments at the University of Notre Dame. He was elected to be an Undergraduate Representative to the Program of Liberal Studies Advisory Council, and he was also elected to be an Undergraduate Representative to the Theology Major Advisory Council. Vianney Careaga ’14 was appointed as a student member of the Arizona Board of Regents by Gov. Doug Ducey. “Vianney is a dedicated, motivated and talented Arizona student leader,” Governor Ducey said. “A sophomore in college, he has established himself as a strong champion for civic engagement and a powerful voice for higher education. Vianney has represented his fellow students with distinction and will be a valuable asset to the Board and to our three excellent universities.” Austin Weaver ’14 is attending Northern Arizona University where he has been on the Dean’s list every semester. He is pursuing a double major in Political Science and Spanish with a minor in Criminal Justice. He will be studying abroad next year, the first half in Valencia, Spain at the Universitat de Politechnica de Valencia and the the second half of the year in San Sebastian, Spain. Congratulations to Christopher Sullivan ’15 who signed his national letter of intent to play lacrosse for the University of Denver. The DU’s Men’s lacrosse team won the NCAA National Championship in 2015 so Christopher is set to join an amazing team!

Congratulations to Kevin Brice ’12 who graduated with a degree in mathematics from Pomona-Pitzer in May and started a new job in the quantitative analysis department for the Los Angeles Angels the following week. Conor Sweetman ’15 recently completed his freshman year at Stephanie Schifano ’12 received Northern Arizona University and a second place award from was named The Lumberjack’s the National Kitchen and Bath best writer for Spring 2016. Association for a bathroom design He works as the publication’s she completed through her studies assistant news editor and in the Interior Design Program at circulation director. Front Range College in Ft. Collins, Colorado. She was given her award in Las Vegas, NV at their annual convention on January 18, 2016.

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Johnny Quiros and Monique Martinez ’01 - April 4, 2015 Captain Bryce Livingston ’06 and Sarah Speake - July 25, 2015 Sara Sullivan ’08 and Ben Sperr - September 12, 2015 Stephanie Romo ’02 and Sean Crebbs ’03 - October 9, 2015 Jill Matthews and Cameron T. McKay ’02 - November 6, 2015 Sophia Muñoz ’10 and TJ Gibbs - April 9, 2016 Emma Darlington ’07 and Kevin Munsch - May 21, 2016 Clarisa Fujiwara ’99 and Jason Franklin - May 21, 2016

Rebecca Legendre and Tim Cummins ’97 - Lydia Sue Helen born November 12, 2014 Sarah and Joe King ’98 - Evelyn Linda born January 3, 2015 Tiffany and Ramon Muñoz ’08 - Andres Rogelio born February 6, 2015 Nicole Orenduff ’99 and Scott Silvester - Margaret James born June 27, 2015 Dani Sidoti ’04 and Ronnie Lindsey - Ronald Joseph Lindsey III born July 5, 2015 Gabriela Teran ’99 and Zak Seward ’00 - Lucia Joy born August 19, 2015 Helen Hayes and Andrew McFarren ’01 - Alana Grace born September 18, 2015 Kelly Colavito ’99 and Robert Palmour ’92 - Blake Eugene born October 9, 2015 Chiara Barrasso ’99 and Chris Jones - Aniston Marie born October 12, 2015 Nicole Scott ’04 and Jesus Silva ’03 - Noah Anthony born December 8, 2015 Michelle Grenier ’06 and Stevie Hopkins ’05 - Brooks Munroe born December 17, 2015 Katie McCarthy ’00 and Denis Smirnov - Finley Liliana born February 11, 2016 Sarah Kirkpatrick ’04 and Shawn Over - Mackenzie Grace born February 13, 2016 Sarah Ligon ’99 and Kurt Lehrmann - Cash Grayson born March 28, 2016

IN MEMORIAM Elizabeth Sanchez Altamirano ’77 - 2015 Thomas Gregory Tyrrell ’53 - March 26, 2015 Tom O’Hare ’61 - July 1, 2015 Eleanor Lent KawananaKoa ’63 - July 22, 2015 JoAnne Halvorson Ash ’54 - July 26, 2015 Leo Anthony Longoria ’72 - July 27, 2015 John Patrick Tighe ’04 - July 27, 2015 Ed Lucz, former coach and teacher - July 20, 2015 Steve Daniel Serna ’67 - July 28, 2015 Dr. Maureen T. Hannley ’60 - August 3, 2015 Hunter Miller ’12 - August 11, 2015 Jim Hawley ’62 - September 2, 2015 Yvonne Montano Walsh Moore ’62 - September 23, 2015 Peter Farrell ’15 - September 26, 2015 Judith Katherine Sullivan Vann ’62 - September 26, 2015 Richard “Dick” Sainz ’57 - October 14, 2015

Eric G. Offenbacher ’85 - October 2015 Mary Cochran Hill ’57 - October 25, 2015 Dennis G. Donnelly ’63 - October 31, 2015 Michael J. Tilmann ’70 - November 2, 2015 Katherine Patterson ’05 - November 6, 2015 Regina Koepp Brown ’58 - November 10, 2015 Charles M. Bergschneider ’53 - November 13, 2015 Norma Gonzales Lopez ’59 - November 27, 2015 James Kesicki ’60 - November 17, 2015 Marielle Brandt ’86 - December 4, 2015 Maureen Killian White ’70 - December 11, 2015 Scott Damien Holguin ’83 - December 11, 2015 Helen Christine Garcia White ’61 - December 19, 2015 Loralie Newberry Schaus (former Salpointe debate coach 1968-69) - December 22, 2015 Carrieanne Margaret Boggs-Slaughter ’83 - January 28, 2016

Theresa Maria Orosco Jimenez ’82 - January 28, 2016 George Shaar ’72 - January 30, 2016 Miguel O. Urtaza ’88 - February 12, 2016 Elmo Longoni ’59 - February 17, 2016 John T. Penczar Sr. (Former staff 1956-1984) February 18, 2016 John Bergan ’83 - February 22, 2016 George Michels ’60 - February 29, 2016 Thomas Edward Soike ’65 - March 10, 2016 Kathryn Ann Ryan Valentino ’53 - March 16, 2016 Theodore Barrasso ’62 - March 20, 2016 Steve McCutcheon ’64 - March 28, 2016 Robinette Kane Perrin ’64 - April 14, 2016 Randi Valdez ’06 - May 12, 2016 Colleen Ann Johnson ’83 - June 2, 2016

The Salpointe community lost two alumni this past year. Peter “PJ” Farrell ’15 and Hunter Miller ’12 passed away well before their time in September and August respectively. Both were actively involved in the Salpointe community, both in sports and servant leadership. PJ and Hunter are deeply missed by their family, friends and the Salpointe community. Peter James “PJ” Farrell, born February 11, 1997, died in a car accident on September 26, 2015 while on his way to St. Pius X Church. He was 18. Peter was actively involved in his church as a youth leader, parish member and cathicist. Peter went to Emily Grey Junior High and then completed four years at Salpointe Catholic, continuing at Pima Community College with hopes of transferring to the University of Arizona. During his time at Salpointe he was a member of the cross country team, lacrosse team and most notably a Kairos leader. His Kairos director, Brian Holstrom, remembers him as a model for “humility” and how he became a “superhero” for the retreatants of 244. His friends remember him as a kind person who helped them in their own struggles. Cole Gregory ’15 said, “Peter was my best friend. He taught me how to be myself. PJ wasn’t afraid to be different; that’s what made him incredible.” Make a gift to the Peter James “PJ” Farrell Scholarship fund at


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Hunter Douglas Miller, born on April 26, 1994, died August 11, 2015 in a cliff diving accident. He was 21. Hunter passed away doing one of his favorite things, being with friends out at Tanque Verde Falls. During his time at Salpointe he was a member of the varsity golf team and the varsity baseball team all four years. At the time of his passing he was enrolled at the University of Arizona and pursuing a degree in agriculture, which he loved. Hunter is remembered for his love of the outdoors: hiking, fishing and camping. He also is remembered for spending time with his parents when he could have been with his friends and sending them text reminders that he loved them. He was an Arizona cowboy who loved country music and his big red truck. His second home was his grandparents farm in Kansas. Hunter is survived by his parents, Jennifer Louise Hunter Miller and Michael Douglas Miller, his grandfather Robert F. Miller; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins throughout the United States.

Lancer Family Album 1) Lancer Family Tradition: “We are all very proud to be Lancers and we hope to continue our tradition for many more generations!” From L to R: Reggie Felix ’91, Ivan Varela ’16, Nina Lara ’02 and Victor Corella Jr. ’87.

9) Former Salpointe faculty member Emma Darlington ’07 married Kevin Munsch on May 21, 2016 at Tanque Verde Ranch. The couple was married by fellow alumnus and Salpointe faculty member, Marco Enriquez ’95.

2) Congratulations to Leo and Rose Marie Montano, Salpointe 10) Rebecca Modiano ’12 graduated from Yale College in May with Class of 1953, who recently celebrated their 61st anniversary. a B.A. in Global Affairs, concentrating on International Security. Leo and Rosie met at Salpointe and got married shortly after She was awarded the Roosevelt L. Thompson Prize “for a Senior graduating in 1953. They have raised eight children, and have dedicated to public service, who has exemplified warmth, fairness, 19 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Their daughter and compassion and shows promise for moral leadership in the Christina Landgraf says “My parents taught us the value of love, public sphere,” and the Hebert and Jean Cahoon Prize “to that family, faith and hard doubt Salpointe played a major senior who, in the spirit of the Cahoons, has done the most for role in helping shape their lives and beliefs to this day!” the larger New Haven community during his/her Yale career.” On the same day, Rebecca was commissioned into the United States 3) Stephanie Romo ’02 and Sean Crebbs ’03 were married on Navy as an Ensign and was enrolled in the Yale Naval ROTC Oct. 9, 2015 at Calistoga Ranch in CA. Stephanie is a federal program for her time at Yale. With this commission, she became law enforcement agent with the U.S. Department of Justice and one of the first two women to commission from Yale NROTC in the Sean is a user interface designer at a digital media company. program’s history at the school and will be the first female naval They live in California. aviator to come from Yale. Rebecca will attend Naval Flight School in Pensacola, FL to become a pilot in October 2016. 4) Clarisa Fujiwara ’99 married Jason Franklin on May 21, 2016 at the Omni Scottsdale Resort at Montelucia. 11) Jill Matthews and Cameron T. McKay ’02 were married Nov. 6, 5) Dani Sidoti Lindsey ’04 and son Ronald Joseph Lindsey born July 5, 2015. 6) Alana Grace McFarren was born September 18, 2015 to Helen Hayes and Andrew McFarren ’01.


12) Noah Anthony Silva was born December 8, 2015 to Nicole Scott ’04 and Jesus Silva ’03, pictured with brother Devan.

13) 2001 graduate Monique Martinez married Johnny Quiros on April 4, 2015. 7) 2015 grad, Naomi Toux-Kidane, just finished her freshman year at University of Southern California and was chosen among 160 14) Congratulations to Sean Logan ’12 who won an Emmy last fall for students nationally to take part in the Ernst & Young “Discover his work filming an investigative report and documentary about EY” conference held in January in New York. She was one of just heroin addiction in Arizona, all while studying multimedia at ASU’s a few freshman chosen for the program and the only freshman Cronkite School of Journalism. Sean also traveled to New York City from USC. Naomi said the highlight of the trip and conference to accept the Alfred I. duPont Award, one of the highest awards in was hearing a presentation by the Chairman and CEO of Ernst & journalism, sponsored by Columbia University. Young and taking a dinner cruise around the city. 8) In February Lancers helped celebrate the 90th birthday of Fr. Tom (Aidan) Butler, who currently lives in the Salpointe monastery and is a former coach and faculty member.

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Salpointe Today - Summer 2016  

Salpointe Today is a newsmagazine published by the Advancement Office at Salpointe Catholic High School for alumni, parents, students and fr...

Salpointe Today - Summer 2016  

Salpointe Today is a newsmagazine published by the Advancement Office at Salpointe Catholic High School for alumni, parents, students and fr...