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Students of the Month | August 2022

Students of the Month | August 2022
  • Students of the Month
Elizabeth Zepeda

Faculty/Staff Member

Student's Name

Grade

Pillar/Mindset Demonstrated

Details

Araceli Catalan

John Camantigue

9

Being Family

John has demonstrated leadership in both his Algebra class and Advisory period. He takes the initiative to ask math questions and create a sense of family in our advisory. He is always willing to share and participate as well as hear out his classmates.

Kaia Richards

Arshia Singh

9

Building Respect

Arshia doesn't ask what needs to be accomplished. She understands and takes initiative to help classmates while I am busy with others. She fully participates.

Henny Chen

Joshua Hoffmann

12

Bring Hope

This student shows his confidence and ability
to delegate and motivate others during the
advisory group meetings.

Araceli Catalan

Emmalyn Chan

11

Bringing Hope

Emmalyn started the year off strong by organizing herself and making sure she was set up for success. She has offered to help several times and shown teamwork through her actions towards her peers and teachers alike. She offers her leadership in the positive attitude that she takes with any task at hand.

Michael Tsan

Dean-Taylor Chapman

12

Building Respect

Dean has been a model student since the first day of school. He has always been proactive with his studies and always asks great clarifying questions. A helpful force in the classroom, Dean helps his peers around him and uses his time efficiently. Every assignment has been completed on time and with perfect accuracy! An amazing student with a great attitude!

Michael Tobler

Gurshan Singh

12

Being Family

He has been my IT person for my class discord and has taken everything about it from last year and implemented it in this new server (and troubleshot the fact that I needed a new one). He's also tried to help students of all grade levels when they have questions in said server even though he is no longer taking physics.

Caitlin Riley

Kelly Barrera

12

Building Respect

Kelly works hard to understand and always be prepared for class. She advocates for herself and others by finding time to ask questions and clarify concepts. Her positive attitude and diligence for learning are infectious and help other students to do the same.

Ben Greenbaum

William (AJ) Jackson

9

Bringing Hope and Being Family

AJ put a good deal of effort into learning his entire class name. He Brings Hope to all by wanting everyone to be recognized. He also demonstrates Being Family by including everyone. AJ has been a great pleasure to have in class and I encourage him to keep being his wonderful self.

Ben Greenbaum

Viraaj Gupta

11

Educating Hearts and Minds

Viraaj does not let setbacks stand in his way. He takes action and puts his best foot forward. Viraaj is also an effective communicator and takes the necessary steps to make contact when needed. Keeping people informed on what is going on and talking to his teachers, Viraaj is a responsible young man.

Ben Greenbaum

Kaliya Kirkwood

9

Bringing Hope and Being Family

Kaliya cares for all the people around her. She has made extra effort to learn all of her classmates' names. She is also very focused and determined in her academics. After completing her first project, she helped her classmates format their projects. Kaliaya is a great addition to the Mariner family.

Heather Radovich

Jessica Grospe

12

Educating Hearts and Minds

Jess has taken initiative to better herself as a student and as a leader in the theatre department. She interned at a theatre in San Francisco over the summer to learn more about stage management and to prepare herself for her senior year. Jess excels at being organized, solving problems, and communicating with faculty, staff, and her peers.

Peter Smith-Shelley

Varenya Boyanapalli

10

Being Family

Varenya is very reflective and brings a vibrant mind and inquisitiveness to Christology. She is a leader, athlete; scholar and appreciates the diversity at MCHS as well as her own faith tradition.

Ana Patterson

Aryan Mohindra

11

All the four Pillars

This early in the school year, Aryan has shown characteristics of all the Holy Cross Pillars. Working as a Senator, Aryan is contributing not only with his enthusiasm, but also with strong participation, hard work and he is definitely leading the group by example. His participation in the student senate has bring hope, a sense of family, and his commitment shows what educating hearts and minds is along with building respect. I feel very blessed to have him in the Senate.

Jessica Guidotti

Rhea Raj

9

Building Respect

Roro has demonstrated excellent self-awareness as she’s been navigating these first few weeks of school. She has impressed me with her ability to reflect on her needs, ask for help, and follow through on challenging tasks. Not only is she a great advocate for herself, she’s a wonderful classmate who encourages others to engage in group and whole class activities. Additionally, she is inquisitive and always respectfully shares balanced viewpoints during class discussions.

Tony Rodriuez

Tilak Patel

10

Bringing Hope

Tilak is a tremendous student, one who values his community and his courses. He is filled with such respect and positivity, a true light and a source of inspiration. I'm proud of him and honored to work with such an amazing Mariner!

Dave Prisk

Cody Lin

9

Bringing Hope

Cody went out of his way to comfort and support me in my grief when I returned from personal leave after my sister's passing, gifting me a handmade card filled with offers of encouragement and reminders that I do not have to face my loss alone. This is extraordinary to me, given that I had not had any real opportunity to get to know Cody before this point. His proactive effort to reach out to me, a relative stranger, and lift me up with offers of help resounds with Holy Cross values and speaks to me of a true family spirit.

Araceli Catalan

Vernon Jacob Bea

11

Educating Hearts and Minds

Vernon has come into my class to finish his classwork/homework during office hours and after school. He is determined to do well and has even mentioned that he has intentionally planned out his schedule so he can be academically successful before joining too many activities. His organizational skills are impressive with his math binder and work impeccably organized. He is careful to understand the material and is not shy to share when something is unclear. Great job Vernon.

Karen Wang

Carlotta Dillon

9

Educating Hearts and Minds

Carlotta is a very bright girl who gives 100% in her courses. She helps out her fellow students when they are having trouble with the work and is always cheerful and enthusiastic. I really appreciate that she participates in class so much, she is a great student.

Fr. Bruce

Akiko Snelling

9

Educating Hearts and Minds

Akiko is full of energy and insight, and brightens the class each day with her insightful comments and knowledge. I love having her as a part of the class and she helps make me look forward to the class, each gold day for Period 2.

Fr. Bruce

Devarsh Duvvury

9

Being Family

Devarsh actively participates each class in all activities and discussions. He is thoughtful, insightful, and a lot of fun to have as a student in my class. He shows genuine enthusiasm and interest in the class and is a real delight to me as a teacher.