Magazine - Alumni News
Black Box alum, Sac State senior and Jesuit Alumni Intern, Deniro is continuing his passion for the arts. In his professional career, with the help of the Jesuit Alumni Office and SigEp, Deniro got word of a contemporary short film being produced in the Sacramento area looking for young lead. Deniro earned the role of the young lead in the recently released Mickey’s Tree. As Mario, he finds himself battling depression after the loss of his father.
Alex Torres ’12: St. Ignatius’ teaching leads Jesuit High School students to consider the moral underpinning in each decision they make, and for Alex, that mode of thinking never stopped. He continued to study in the Ignatian way at Loyola Marymount where he earned a degree in Communications Studies and a Master of Science in Law (MSL) at McGeorge School of Law.
Sacramento and the Central Valley are known for good food and wine, so it’s no surprise that Jesuit has a number of alumni that are working in the space. With the weather warming up for summer, this is a great opportunity to share some news about our alums working in food and wine locally. Hopefully you’ll find a new favorite spot or new special occasion treat!
The cornerstone of Jesuit’s mission is following the teachings of St. Ignatius that no qualified student should be denied a Jesuit education because of financial need. With the rising costs of private education, there are students across the greater Sacramento region who cannot afford the opportunity to become part of “The Brotherhood.” To ensure these deserving young men are given the opportunity to receive the Jesuit education they desire, Jesuit President Rev. John P.
Preston Conner ’22
“Jesuit’s lessons of being a ‘man for others’ were so impactful that I ended up committing to a Jesuit University.”
Roanin Krieger ’22
“Jesuit has afforded me the opportunity to achieve the highest standards.”
Garrett McGriff ’22
“Jesuit has been a foundation for all four years of my high school experience that has taught the element of maturity and growth between my teachers, coaches, and peers.”
Let Jesuit Ignite the Fire in Your Son
Terry Street ’72 advocates for the life-changing affect Jesuit has on your sons
Sending your son to Jesuit is a decision that will profoundly change his life—I know because my parents’ decision to send me nearly 50 years ago and my decision to send my sons almost 30 years later changed my and my sons’ lives forever.
Members of the class of 2022 spent the summer serving in positions in several industries including construction management, real estate, technology and marketing.
These Marauders joined an elite pool of high school athletes who signed their letters on the same day at ceremonies across the country. On average, only about 4% of high school students will
go on to play a college sport annually.
Here are just some of the 212 colleges and universities our 2021 grads will be attending:
Students from both St. Francis and Jesuit High Schools who participated in drama productions over the years have gone on to make impacts in the industry professionally. Here are some of them:
Cameron Law ’11 spent the last 14 months positioning Sacramento State’s Carlsen Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship as a force in the region. That work has earned Law an appointment as the Center’s executive director, capping his interim run in that position that began in October 2019.
High school reunions are a time to catch up, reminisce, and see the growth and changes on campus at your alma mater. Remembering the motto ‘AMDG’ and the call to be “Men for Others” speaks to each Jesuit Sacramento alumnus in its own way.
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, universities across America were forced to shift their plans, leaving newly minted college freshmen with a decision about their futures.
After their final semester at Jesuit High School Sacramento was altered, the Class of 2020 had hoped to find normalcy in a new school year, but in a year of unpredictability
Leading with Empathy…and Insight
Greg Harcos shares his rich, varied career and shares his newest role
Greg Harcos ’89 has experienced just about every type of role one can have at Jesuit High School: student, alumni, teacher, coach, parent and administrator. Although his working relationship with the school has varied over the years, his perspective on the Jesuit community has stayed consistent.
Jesuit High School Sacramento returned to in-person on-campus instruction on October 12, 2020.
COVID-19 pandemic presents a unique set of challenges for recent Jesuit graduate
Valedictorian has path changed at Stanford
With a large number of colleges opting to go online for the first semester amid concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, many of Jesuit High School Sacramento’s most recent graduates will begin college the same way they ended high school, digitally.
But while learning online seems to be the main feat most newly graduated students will be forced to conquer, the challenges of some Marauders go beyond the classroom. One of those students is Donghwan Park ’20.
New Alumni Coaches for Mock Trial and Speech & Debate
Lending their expertise and supporting our clubs
Many thanks to Robert Fleming ’07 and Alex Bonilla ’19 for their commitment to our students at Jesuit Sacramento. Bonilla, a former JHS Speech & Debate Team Captain, is now a sophomore and member of the Speech and Debate Society at Cornell University and will be serving as Head Coach of Jesuit’s team this year. All current students will be receiving an email with more information on the team’s interest meeting. The first local competition is slated for September 21.
It really starts with the Keck family. Brian Keck, the Master Distiller at J.J. Pfister, opened up shop in 2015 with his family and his two best friends by his side.
Isaac Serwanga ’08 is a motivational speaker, author, educational consultant, and advocate for the personal and professional development of high school and college-age students. He has spoken throughout the country to high school, college, and corporate audiences on topics such as personal branding, networking, and motivation.
2022 (1972 Golden Diploma)
It was a busy, fun-filled weekend! It started with hosting the class of 1972 back on campus for lunch and a tour, followed by a fun Friday tailgate, Saturday’s family bar-be-que, football game, social, reunion dinner, and a lovely Sunday mass. It was great to see so many Marauders back on campus in October. Your J-high home is open for your to visit anytime — not just reunion weekend, so we hope to see you back here soon!