JSerra sophomore Chandler Brown of San Clemente was the Catholic school’s January 2012 Student of the Month. Brown went to great lengths to ensure the success of Operation Stork– Baby Shower after JSerra was contacted somewhat last minute to assist in getting new baby donations for 100 Marine families.
According to school officials, “Chandler jumped through hoops. She went above and beyond with more energy than the Energizer Bunny…I just love that selflessness and commitment to our nation’s finest.” In addition to her love of the outdoors, Brown volunteers as a coach to a middle school volleyball team and works with the Boys and Girls Club in San Clemente.
One of her JSerra Catholic High School classmates is a National Merit Scholar. Another is headed to MIT. Yet another is the top ranked high-jumper in the nation.
“I felt as though there was nothing I could say, no words I could speak, that would do the class that sits before me justice,” said Storms, the school’s co-valedictorian, at Saturday’s graduation ceremony.
“I think it is true that no other class in this school’s history can match the range and depth of our accomplishments,” she said.
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The award winners are:
Valedictorians, Emily Storms and Victoria Manesh
Salutatorian, Otto Behrle
JSerra Award, Trevor Cutler
Leadership, Trevor Cutler
Spirit Award, Christopher Garcia
Lion Award, Caitlin Lopes
Msgr Martin, Christa Millard
Campus Ministry, Hillary Himmerich
Christian Service, Alexandra Cory and Royce Cabrera
Faculty, Jazmin Grimaldi and Christopher Garcia
Marine Corp distinguished student awards for Scholarship Excellence, Samir Hanna and Caitlin Lopes
for Musical Excellence, Nicholas Knotrimas and Jazmine Grimaldi
for Athletic Excellence, Bobby Brown and Katheryn DeYoung
Fine Arts Award, Jazmin Grimaldi
Department Gold Awards:
English, Ian Farrell
Math, Andrea Maben
Science, Devon Wagstaff
Social Studies, Daniel Luschei
Foreign Language, Victoria Manesh
Fine Arts, Samantha Spatz
Religion, Alana Inlow
Scholar Athlete, Samir Hanna and Lauren Roknich
Special Recognition for Athletic Achievement, Harrison Steed