Jesuit High School Sacramento is hosting their 50th annual high school reunion within the upcoming Alumni Weekend which will take place on Sept. 24 to 26 on campus. Jesuit is welcoming the classes of 1970-1971, 1980-1981, 1990-1991, 2000-2001, and 2010-2011 to the celebration.
The weekend is filled with six events which all aim to aid the alums in regrounding their roots here at Jesuit, including the 50th Annual Lunch Tour and the 50th Reunion dinner.
The action thriller “The Suicide Squad” was released in the United States on Aug. 6th, 2021. The film is directed by James Gunn, produced and released by Warner Bros. Pictures, and stars Idris Elba, John Cena, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, and many more.
The National Merit Scholarship is awarded to students who scored the highest in the nation and the state on their PSAT and have a history of academic excellence.
On Sept. 15, the program announced approximately 16 thousand semifinalists across the nation, and Jesuit High School Sacramento is lucky enough to count four seniors among that group: Charlie Diaz ’22, James Irwin ’22, Mathew Mellas ’22, and Robert Lee ’22.
To become a semifinalist for the National Merit Scholarship is a remarkable accomplishment.
On Saturday, Sept. 18, the Jesuit High School Sacramento football team extended its winning streak to three in a 49-7 win against Pleasant Grove High School.
Despite the lopsided win, Jesuit Varsity Football Scout and Film Coordinator Coach Jonathan Isaac remained grounded when assessing the team’s performance.
“We played relatively well,” Coach Isaac said. “Still a lot of sloppiness to clean up in terms of penalties and execution, but overall a solid effort.”
With the return of in-person school this year, some normalities have been changed, but for Jesuit High School Sacramento, tradition has not been forgotten.
Spirit Week, the week before Homecoming, has always been a school favorite with many activities and competitions creating a week of fun. With the return of fully in-person school, the student council is making sure to bring back an action packed week.
On Thursday, Sept 9, Jesuit High School Sacramento’s varsity water polo’s team beat St. Mary’s High School, a top team in the section, 12-10.
For Chuck Jolly ’22, the team’s performance against a top program like SMHS highlighted Jesuit’s teamwork and revealed areas that can still be improved.
Last Saturday’s football game was the 50th anniversary Holy Bowl, and it will go down as the highest scoring shutout in Holy Bowl history with Jesuit High School Sacramento defeating the Christian Brothers High School by a score of 44-0.
Jesuit’s offense gained what turned out to be unstoppable momentum after Jackson Hagopian’s ’22 pick-six in the first quarter making the score 20-0.
“We played phenomenal[ly],” said running-back Kai Santos ’22. “We did what we were supposed to do and we executed the plays well.”.
In the most anticipated game of the season, the Jesuit High School Sacramento Marauders will face the Christian Brothers High School Falcons this Saturday, Sept. 11th, at Hughes Stadium in the 50th Annual Holy Bowl.
The Marauders have dominated the Holy Bowl since 1993 with a record of 26-3
After facing a tough loss to Folsom High School, Jesuit hopes to have mended the small gaps in their game that Folsom exposed. Head Varsity Football Coach Marlon Blanton anticipates his team will continue its improvement.
In their second game of the season, Jesuit High School Sacramento’s varsity football team notched a win against Granite Bay High School with the final score of 28-14 on Friday, Sept. 3rd.
Jesuit handed GBHS their first loss, after starting the season undefeated (2-0). A key performance by Jesuit quarterback Preston Vukovich ’22 had a lot to do with Jesuit’s much-needed victory. He threw for 88 yards on a 63 percent completion rate, in addition to throwing two touchdown passes.
As Jesuit High School Sacramento students poured onto campus to begin the 2021-22 school year, students returning to in-person instruction for the first time in over a year experienced many changes, which include the wearing of masks, social distancing, and plexiglass dividers. One additional change that all faculty, staff, and students alike will be adjusting to is a new bell schedule.
Jesuit football suffers disappointing loss against Folsom High School but looks forward to next game against Granite Bay
After lots of rescheduling and hoping for good air quality, the Jesuit High School Sacramento Marauders and Folsom High School Bulldogs were finally able to play against each other to open the football season on Monday, Aug. 30.
The game ended with the Marauders losing by a landslide in a 7-56 loss against the Bulldogs. Jesuit lost 3 fumbles which was a leading factor in the lopsided defeat.
On Thursday, Aug. 26, and Friday, Aug. 27 Jesuit High School Sacramento will celebrate the Mass of the Holy Spirit, an annual Mass celebrated across all Jesuit schools. This Liturgy will be the first time students gather together in person for Mass since schools shut down due to COVID-19 back in March 2020.
Update: Due to poor air quality in Folsom, the varsity football game has been moved to Jesuit at 4:30 p.m. and we have adjusted the story to mention that.
On Friday, Aug. 27, at 4:30 p.m. the Jesuit High School varsity football team will be facing a tough opponent as their season opener is against the Folsom High School Bulldogs at Jesuit.
Due to COVID-19, these two teams were not able to play against each other last year. The last time Jesuit faced the Bulldogs was in August of 2019, losing with a score of 12-52.
For Mrs. Colleen Arrigo, who retired from Jesuit High School Sacramento following the 2020-2021 school year, nurturing the “Men for Others” culture came in many forms.
Mrs. Kelly Barnes, the assistant director of Campus Ministry, is seated in her office, the place she’s had for the last three years and the place she’ll say goodbye to after 15 years at Jesuit High School Sacramento.
With more than 40 years in Ignatian education — dating back to his time in college, Mr. Michael Cheney has experienced the impact of Jesuit schools as a student, teacher, department chair, and administrator.
Whether it’s students winning awards at art shows or a performance in the Black Box Theater sparking a new discussion, Jesuit High School Sacramento’s art program is one reason many feel the institution is a life-building experience.
“Poetry is my love, my passion.”
An unexpected response, but Elijah Beverley ’21 explains how the art form has become a deep part of who he is — a remedy from the world and a gateway to self-exploration.
Given to a senior in recognition of his outstanding achievements during his high school years, the Valedictorian award is among the most prestigious awards that are handed out at graduation each year. For the Class of 2021 at Jesuit High School Sacramento, Donovan Jasper ’21 took home the award.
Talented, determined, creative, and hardworking are just a few words that can be used to describe Alex Chen ’21. From being co-captain of the tennis team to holding multiple internships, Alex’s versatility and commitment are truly remarkable.