The Plank - Senior Edition

Plank Article Matin Sayareh '25

Grant Anderson ’24: incorporating compassion to reach success

Over the past four years, Grant Anderson ’24 has excelled in nearly everything he does at Jesuit High School Sacramento. Whether it’s on the mat, in academics, or in daily life, Grant incorporates his compassion in order to reach this success. 

“Grant has a tremendous impact on those around him,” said Sports Performance Coordinator Mr. Jay Nacionales. “He leads with his words, but more importantly, he leads by example. You can tell he truly cares for his fellow peers.” 

Plank Article Joshua Deligero '26

Zachariah Michelena ’24: raising the bar

Zach Michelena ’24 is an excellent teammate.

“Zach constantly shows he is a ‘Man for Others’ in both small and big ways,” said Mock Trial Head Coach Holly Stout. “Often, he’s the one anticipating what’s needed of his mock trial teammates and working through testimony with them. He also is the first one to offer help of any kind to any of his classmates or coaches.”

Plank Article Daniel Krueger '24

Lucas Kim ’24: playing several positions

Few students in this year’s senior class are as involved throughout campus life as Lucas Kim ’24, and even  fewer who have been as crucial to their programs as he. In addition to being the vice president of the Asian Pacific Islander Club, Lucas is the historian for student council, the co-president of the peer tutoring program, and a varsity soccer player.

Plank Article Milo Moggan ’26

Declan Higgins ’24: perseverance and adaptability

For two seasons, Declan Higgins ’24 has been nothing short of remarkable as a runner on the Jesuit High School Sacramento varsity cross country team. Not only that, but in his time as a Marauder, Declan has set himself apart as one of the most adaptive and persistent students inside and outside of the classroom.

Plank Article Nick Ryan ’26

David Soto ’24: humble rock star

“He’s part of a rock band,” Caden Kelly ’25 said, “I believe he’s a platinum artist as of now and will soon be touring internationally.” 

You may think those words are spoken about someone like Drake or Beyonce, but in fact, they are about a member of Jesuit’s class of 2024, David Soto. While Caden’s statement is not factually accurate, it’s clear that David has built himself a reputation at Jesuit as someone who excels at anything he puts his mind to.

Plank Article Jason De Guzman ’25

James Randall ’24: lifelong learner

In the summer of 2022, James Randall ’24 and the Jesuit High School Sacramento’s robotics team triumphed over colleges and universities from around the world in the Marine Advanced Technology Education International Underwater Robotics Competition, held in Long Beach, California. The team had been preparing for the competition for a year and all that work was worth it for James. 

Plank Article Cooper Zarro '26

Alex Bertran ’24: a bold leader

Alex Bertran ’24 is a hard worker and a bold leader. The impact that he’ll leave after he graduates will be felt, especially in Jesuit High School Sacramento’s robotics team, where he served as chief operating officer.

Plank Article Matin Sayareh '25

Matthew Palchak ’23: dedicated leader and loyal friend

For Matt Palchak ’23, Jesuit High School Sacramento’s motto of being “Men for Others” has become an integrated part of his personality and life.

“I have learned many things inside, and outside the classroom, but I think some of the most important things are learning to serve others, and learning to work as a leader,” Matt said. “The lasting impact Jesuit has left on me as a ‘Man for Others’ is to always be ready to help and serve others.”