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Ray Ratto Sr. Athletic Booster Club Scholarship
Senior Athletes are invited to apply for the Ray Ratto Sr. Athletic Booster Scholarship Award. Mr. Ratto was born and raised in Alameda, and graduated from Alameda High School in 1945. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a lifelong farmer and part of the 100-year-old family business, Ratto Bros., which is still in existence today. In his earlier years, he volunteered with the Boy Scouts and was a member of St. Joseph High School's school board. He was a member of the Ligure Club, Grandfathers Club, the 100 Club and Native Sons of the Golden West Piedmont Parlor.
Ray truly embraced the community of St. Joseph's as an usher and active parishioner. More than anything, Ray cherished his family and friends. He was a loving, caring, generous and wonderful man with a welcoming heart. He always had a positive outlook on life, told a story with a twinkle in his eye and had a great sense of humor. After Mr. Ratto's passing in November of 2011, the SJND Booster Club started a scholarship for graduating senior athletes in his honor. From all of the applicants, one male athlete and one female athlete will be chosen to receive an award of $500 each
The 2019 application for the Ray Ratto Sr. Athletic Booster Scholarship Award is now closed.
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Lead Through Play
More than 75 percent of SJND students participate in our sports programs. Sports at SJND help you develop values and life skills that contribute to your success in and beyond college.
At least 10 teams each year earn post-season playoff appearances in the competitive Tri-County Athletic League, including cross country, volleyball, track, softball and baseball. The men's and women's basketball teams are part of a storied program, with the men winning a record six state titles (’91, ’92, ’04, ’11, ’14 and ’16), most recently in 2016. Each year, SJND athletes sign to compete at the collegiate level, including teams in the PAC 12, Big West and West Coast Conferences.