SJND's student performance of Grease is featured in an article in the Alameda Journal. "At the auditions, they were all helping each other with songs and scenes, even the people they were up against for roles," said director Lauren Rosi.
Alameda Patch featured a story about the successes of the very young and very talented SJND men's golf team. The team is in contention for the league championship and is led by three freshman golfers and a sophomore.
MaxPreps named Temidayo Yussuf '14, the 6' 6" post player on the SJND NorCal championship squad, to the first-team All-State team.
The Pilots add to their impressive resume as SJND advances to another state final, the Oakland Tribune reports.
Theology classes at SJND study the process of picking a new pope, and the Catholic Voice features an article about it.
"SJND Program Sizzles for Youths," an article in the Catholic Voice explores the Summer Discovery at SJND program.
"St. Joseph Notre Dame continues playoff march" is the headline about the men's basketball team in the Oakland Tribune.
The Alameda Sun reports that the men's and women's basketball teams make it to the North Coast Section playoffs.
SJND's special celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. was featured in the Catholic Voice.
SJND's faith and service to the community were highlighted in an article, "SJND Students Give Back in the Community," in the Catholic Voice.
Students were recognized in the Alameda Sun for spreading some holiday cheer when they visited patients at Alameda Hospital.
Students at SJND benefit from the school's college counseling program, especially by having a full-time college counselor available and an online program to help them manage their college searches, according to a news article on MercuryNews.com, the website of the Bay Area News Group newspapers. (Photo of Kimberley Gonzalez '14, Nigel Duniven '13 and Dr. Angelica Bailon, SJND's dedicated college admissions counselor.)
The new biomedical science program at SJND is receiving quite a bit of attention in the community, and it was the focus of an article in the Bay Area News Group newspapers, which noted that "Saint Joseph Notre Dame is adding another new weapon to its college preparatory arsenal."
The SJND state championship cross country team was honored by the mayor of Alameda with a proclamation presented in city council chambers, recognizing the hard work and determination of the runners, the Alameda Journal reported in a front-page article. Another article on InsideBayArea.com, "For team, 2012 will prove to be a lasting memory," talks about how the runners came together for Coach Tony Fong under extremely trying circumstances.
The Oakland Tribune recognized SJND's first state championship in cross country in an article that focused on the runners and why they felt motivated to win the state title this year.
Andy McKee, educational technology coordinator and a faculty member at SJND, published a column in the Alameda Journal about SJND being on tech ed's cutting edge.
The Boulder, Colorado Daily Camera celebrated the commitment of SJND's Desiree Harris '13 to the University of Colorado to play Pac-12 basketball next year. "I just liked the team a lot and the coaches," Desiree said of her official visit to Colorado. "They were really nice to me, and they really care about me as an individual." Desiree's friend and classmate, Phoebe Grunt '13, comitted to play volleyball for the University of California, Santa Barbara.
The renewal of the SJND campus and classrooms is the focus of an article in The Alamedan and on the front page of the Alameda Sun. "While Alameda’s public schools are struggling with $92 million in needed facilities upgrades, SJND embarked on a fundraising campaign to collect the money the school needed for its makeover...The upgrades are designed to create a more comfortable -- and modern -- learning environment at the 131-year-old 423-student Catholic high school."
Emily Stott '13, right, is featured in the Catholic Voice in an article entitled "In Their Own Words," about high school students and their experiences with service learning.
Temidayo Yussuf '14 is mentioned in the San Francisco Chronicle as one of the top area junior basketball players to watch this year.
"The New Year Kicks Off at SJND," a story and photo in Alameda Patch features SJND students on the first day of school.
Varsity SJND volleyball player Phoebe Grunt '13 is part of a club volleyball team, Payes Performance, that won the bronze at the Junior Nationals in Columbus, Ohio. The Daily Journal in San Mateo reported that the medal performance marks the first time in the program's history that it has advanced that far in national competition. Phoebe is pictured at the back center.
Robin Levy '13, Alameda's high school poet laureate, was among the finalists for the Oakland Youth Poet Laureate competititon, and the winner will be announced in September. In addition to representing the city as laureate, the winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship, the Alameda Journal reported.
The Class of 2012 was recognized in the Alameda Journal, which featured an article about the commencement ceremony. Ninety-eight percent of graduates are going on to college, and colleges offered $3.16 million in scholarships and awards to the Class of 2012.
The Catholic Voice honored two of SJND's top graduates, valedictorian Jason Baskett, who is bound for Georgetown University, and Crystal Lee, who will be attending UC Berkeley.
SJND runner Nick Ratto '12 came from behind in "one of the grittiest Metro efforts" in the California state track and field championships to take third in the 800 meters, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Jason Baskett, who is going to Georgetown University, landed on the cover of Alameda Magazine and was profiled in the magazine's annual graduation issue, along with other top students from Alameda, including SJND's Amanda Khoo, who will attend Santa Clara University, and Crystal Lee, UC Berkeley.
Three SJND athletes were recognized as Bay Area Prep Athletes of the Year by the Bay Area News Group. Runners Gabe Arias-Sheridan '14 and Nick Ratto '12 and basketball player Temidayo Yussuf '14 will be honored at a ceremony hosted by the newspaper group.
Isabella Reid was featured in a front-page article in the Alameda Journal about a short film she directed
that was nominated for best cinematography at the California Independent Film Festival's Iron Filmmaker Contest. Isabela's short film will join the five other top films and be presented at the Sapporo Film Festival in Japan in September.
Silvia Ortiz-Rosales '12 is awarded a $10,000 college scholarship by the National Center for Learning Disabilities and is featured in the New York Times. In her essay on the NCLD website, Silvia details how her dyslexia is "an obstacle, not a limitation."
SJND runner Nick Ratto '12, who has signed a NCAA letter of intent to run for UC Davis and who has been a leader on the school's cross country and track teams, was interviewed by Cross Country Express.
Coach Don Lippi, who celebrated his 700th career win in Kelly Gym this year, was named the Coach of the Year in basketball by the Oakland Tribune and the other Bay Area newspapers.
Dr. Sharine Thenard '94 was recognized as one of Girls Inc.'s Women Who Dare for her leadership, especially on issues that affect children, and featured on the front page of the Alameda Journal. She was also featured in the cover story of SJND's Update magazine, which shared how she took her dental staff to Jamaica and provided dental care to dozens of children there.
The spring musical at SJND, Little Shop of Horrors, enchants sold-out audiences and earns a great review in the Alameda Journal.
"St. Joseph Maintains Its Kidd Connection," an article about how Pilots basketball players, lead by Gemeny Givens '12, are texting with NBA player Jason Kidd '92 during their amazing high school season, runs in the San Francisco Chronicle and in the national pages of MaxPreps.
Pilots basketball Coach Don Lippi wins his 700th career victory in a NorCal playoff game in Kelly Gym on March 13, and the Oakland Tribune published "A Memorable Night for St. Joseph."
Vanessa Maholland '12 wins the Investwrite economics competition, a scholarship essay contest, with her piece "A Beginner's Guide to Stock Market Investing," and she was featured in Alameda Patch.
Both the men's and women's basketball teams win the North Coast Section championships, making history as they win back-to-back titles for 2011 and 2012. The men's victory was reported in the Oakland Tribune, as was the women's strong finish over International. SJND's title victories also was reported in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Both the men's and women's basketball teams at SJND are picked as the top seeds in the North Coast Section playoffs by the Oakland Tribune.
The women's basketball team at SJND earns a date to the postseason dance and the story is featured on the front of the sports page of the Alameda Journal.
An art exhibit by SJND's advanced art students at the Blue Dot Cafe is featured in an article on Alameda Patch.
A creative video about "Copper" by Honors Chem students Dalton Green, Mark Venturini and Jonathan Schutema is featured in a news story on the homepage of Alameda Patch.
SJND's Bring Your Own Computer program was highlighted in an article in the Catholic Voice, which featured an interview with Assistant Principal of Academics Kristopher White.
The third annual Diocesan Science Fair at Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School is Feb. 25, and seventh and eighth grade science students are invited to participate, according to an article in the Catholic Voice.
Jason Kidd '92 talks with the New York Times about playing for Coach LaPorte at SJND. "He instilled the sense of ... helping your teammates get better. That's stuck with me since St. Joe's."
The preseason ranking for the 2012 SJND cross country team is second in the state, according to ESPN.
The California Div. V Championship Pilots basketball team is the 2011 Team of the Year, according to the Alameda Sun.
Tony Fong, SJND's cross country coach for the past 16 years , was named Coach of the Year by the Oakland Tribune. "I think he is the ideal coach," said Nick Ratto '12 in the article. "He makes you want to run, and he makes running fun."
Eric Baskett '13 attended a prestigious dinner for Nobel laureates at the California Academy of Sciences and presented his research on an obscure star cluster to Nobel laureates in physics, and there was feature article on Eric in the Oakland Tribune and Contra Costa Times .
SJND men's varsity basketball team swept the school's Island Classic tournament, beating St. Elizabeth 82-23 and going on to defeat rival University High School, 66-45. For more, read a full report in the Alameda Sun.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported on the SJND men's cross country team, which was third in the state championships, with Nick Ratto '12 placing third overall in California Div. V.
The women's volleyball team is seeded third in the North Coast Section playoffs and ranked 14th overall, with a 28-5 record, by the East Bay Prep Corner blog.
SJND won the BSAL cross country championship, lead by senior Nick Ratto, and the Contra Costa Times included an interview with Nick. In second was Gabe Arias-Sheridan '14. It is the school's first league championship since 1999.
Sammie Witherspoon '12 is featured in an article in Alameda Magazine about her trip to New York City to dance with the Rockettes.
Alameda Museum is hosting an exhibit that includes a tribute to the 20th anniversary of the 1991 state championship Pilots basketball team, an event noted in Alameda Patch.
The Catholic Voice published an article and this photo, right, of Mr. Bristol and Aubrey Williams '13, about SJND's $2 million renovation.
An article about how families can apply for tuition assistance for Catholic high schools featured SJND in the Catholic Voice.
The High School Notebook feature in the Oakland Tribune featured SJND's cross country team.
A sports feature about the SJND women's volleyball team in the Oakland Tribune reports that the team has gotten off to a stellar start for the season, with a 22-2 record, 5-0 in the BSAL.
The women's volleyball team, with a 14-2 record, debuted in East Bay Prep Corner blog, ranked as the top Div. V team and 15th in the East Bay.
The SJND cross country team is ranked first in the North Coast Section and third in the state. It may be the best team SJND has ever had, according to the Alameda Journal.
The 20th Anniversary of the 1991 and 1992 basketball dream teams at SJND will be celebrated with an exhibit at the Alameda Museum, Oct. 15 through Dec. 11, 2011.
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