Photos by Carl Quist ’19 and William Roberts ’19

Every year, the Junior Convocation is a place where the junior class gets a platform to receive their hard-worked achievements. Since many students claim the junior year of high school to be the hardest and most important, this Convocation a way students can demonstrate their hard-work to their fellow classmates, teachers, and parents.

“It was really meaningful to receive any award because it was gratifying to be recognized for an activity or class that you put a lot into,” Michael Bain ’18 commented on the award. “I also enjoyed seeing my classmates be recognized for their efforts, especially when they were surprised or I didn’t know they were involved in whatever activity they won an award
for.”

The Jesuit Roundup‘s Editor-in-Chief Connor Thomas ’18 echoed that “the thing that stuck out to me was the wide range of guys that received awards. People with all sorts of different interests and skills were recognized for what they do best. There were art awards, academic awards, community service awards, so everyone had a shot at being recognized. It’s a great way to shine the spotlight on every corner of the Jesuit community.”

Other students, like Ethan Williams ’18, were hoping for one but “[he] didn’t expect to get 5!” He continued by explaining that he “was surprised and honored to receive the awards [he] did.” Williams explained that he “was happy that all my hard work paid off and I am looking forward to next year.”

Multiple award winner, Giovanni Rivas ’18 voiced a similar excitement and also reflection explaining that he “remember[s] clapping for the juniors as a freshman as if it was just yesterday. But now it’s us being clapped for by the freshmen and for each other.” Rivas concluded by praising the convocation and the “a beautiful feeling to see how much we’ve all grown together and to recognize many of our brothers’ achievements and qualities as we step into senior year.”

As a result of every student’s countless hours of work in a particular subject of interest, the Junior Convocation awards certain Academic Awards, Extracurricular Awards, and Book Awards. The various awards given at the event are presented in the following order, along with numerous scholarships. The awards are provided below along with the name(s) of the student(s) awarded.

EXTRACURRICULAR AWARDS

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Ambassadors:

Bijan Kamalipour
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The Office of Campus Ministry fosters religious growth in light of Catholic tradition and the vision of St. Ignatius of Loyola by supporting all members of the Jesuit Dallas Community in their call to proclaim the faith, promote justice, and grow in the personal relationship with Jesus Christ. St. Stanislaus Kostka was a great model of growth and faithfulness to Christ as he was determined to become a Jesuit against all odds. The St. Stanislaus Kostka Award is presented to:

Michael Bain
Nico Elizondo
Reid Hatzmann
David Horton
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Community Service:

Peter Hundley
Michael Miramontes
Thomas Nolan
PJ Rasmussen
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The Roundup:

Connor Thomas
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The Jesuit Journal:

Luke Gonzales
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Jesuit Medical Society:

Luke Wyand
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Engineering Society:

Ryan Macalanda
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Social Justice Club:

Jared Butler
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Key Club:

Nicolas Cornejo
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Car Club:

Leonardo Tanzi
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Junior Classical League:

Carson Ward
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Silver medals in the National Latin Exam:

Noah Johnson
Jared Petroll
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Bronze Medals in the National Spanish Exam:

Jake Carlson
Colin Johns
Aidan Johnston
Matthew Joy
Teddy Wagner
Sam Weinstein
Andrew Wright

Silver Medals in the National Spanish Exam:

Ryan Devoe
Alexander Jeanis
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Stage and Film – Theater Emphasis:

Spencer Grant

Stage and Film – Film Emphasis:

Chase Kengott
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Mentoring & Guiding Ignatian Students:

Matthew Espericueta
Giovanni Rivas
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Robotics:

Ryan Devoe
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Student Council:

Lindsay Brown
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Interact Club:

Noah Johnson
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UIL academic competitions exist to complement the academic curriculum. They are designed to motivate students as they acquire higher levels of knowledge, to challenge students to confront issues of importance, and to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of specific skills.

Placing 1st in UIL Ready Writing:

Will Fynes

Jesuit’s Mathematics Team placing 5th in the district:

James Cuaderas
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ACADEMIC AWARDS

Jesuit is now pleased to honor those students who, by their exceptional dedication and achievement, have merited recognition by the various academic departments of the school.

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AP Computer Programming:

Jared Butler

Honors Advanced Java:

Giovanni Rivas

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English 3:

Cole Bengtson
Matthew Joy
Alex Kowalske
Alexander Reznicek
Zach Taylor

AP Literature & Composition:

Michael Bain
Ethan Williams
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Ceramics Throwing:

Tripp Cave

Ceramics Hand-Building:

Grayson Godfrey

Advanced Ceramics:

Dawson Moore

Special Projects:

Mac Lopez

Drawing 1:

Ethan Kirkland

2D Design: Digital Media:

Nicholas Wilson

2D Design: Traditional:

Daniel Van Amerongen

AP Drawing Portfolio:

Tim Tighe

Music Appreciation:

Evan Oscherwitz

Stagecraft:

Matthew Espericuela

Music Composition & Film Scoring:

Jacob Frick

Band:

Evan Hargrave
Anirudh Kantareddy
Benjamin Miller
Michael Miramontes
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Spanish 3:

John Bowen
Bradley Kucera

Honors Spanish 3:

Matthew Joy

Spanish 4:

Will Hubbell

Honors Spanish 4:

Michael Bain

AP Spanish:

Alec Hanson

French 3:

Ricardo Arteaga

Pre-AP French:

Marcelo Pier

Latin 3:

Zachary Hine

Honors Latin 3:

Giovanni Rivas

Honors Latin 4:

Carson Christensen

Honors Mandarin 3:

Jacob Dewa

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Algebra 2:

James French
Nicholas Gibbs
Gerardo Gonzalez
Mathieu Lavault

Honors Algebra 2/Trig:

Harrison Lanier
Sean Tehan

Honors Advanced Algebra 2/Trig:

Matthew Joy

Precalculus:

Nico Rodriguez

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AMC 12:

Giovanni Rivas

TXML:

Matthew Joy

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Physics:

Christopher Bryan
Austin Gilbert
Peter Hundley

AP Physics 1:

Michael Bain
Zach Taylor
AP Chemistry:

Matthew Joy
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US History:

Cole Bengtson
James French
Ethan Williams
AP US History:

Michael Bain
Connor Thomas
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Sacrament, Morality & Justice:

Lachlan Carton
Sam Eppich
Ethan Lee
Giovanni Rivas
Ethan Williams

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Brother Burt Rivet, S.J. Award

The Brother Burt Rivet, SJ Award is named for a Jesuit brother who was a gifted artist and who was instrumental in starting Jesuit College Prep’s art program. His works of art are proudly displayed in our museum collection. Brother Rivet’s skills in the realms of art and design have moved us to present an award in his honor to outstanding members of Jesuit College Prep’s yearbook staff. For dedication in their work with the yearbook, The Last Roundup, the Brother Burt Rivet, S.J. Award is presented to:

David Horton

Jacob Hubbell

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Brother Lloyd Barry Building Bridges Award

The Brother Lloyd Barry Building Bridges Award is named after a Jesuit Brother and former employee of Jesuit College Prep. Brother Barry served us faithfully during the late 60’s and early 70’s — years of growth and construction here at Jesuit — it was Brother Barry who designed the bridge on the west side of Jesuit. The bridge building project began in 2002 by the Science department as a competition between the physics students. Bridges are constructed using a maximum of 900 toothpicks and must comply with length, height, and width specifications in order to qualify for the competition. Weight was added to each of the qualifying bridges until they collapsed. The winning bridge held 150 pounds before it collapsed. We recognize the following junior for his determination in this competition:

Holden Hill

Rube Goldberg Award (Best Design and Best Time)

In 2007, the Science department established the Father Jack Deeves Rube Goldberg Award, named after long-time physics instructor at Jesuit and Ursuline Father Jack Deeves. The Rube Goldberg is a capstone project for Physics 1 at Jesuit. Students are given a task that they must complete by building a complex machine with the following parameters: they must include at least three simple machines with calculations for mechanical advantage, five calculated energy transfers and at least one circuit using no more than 9 volts. The machine can only be triggered with the release of a marble and should take as close to one minute as possible to complete the task. This year’s task was to reveal, raise and wave a flag.

The Best Design Award is given to the group whose machine completed the task with the cleverest and most consistently working design. This year same group won the Best Time Award — 59.18 seconds. The juniors in the group with the Best Design and Best Time are:

Trevor Buchholz

Julian Reyes

Patrick Rodenbaugh

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Haggerty Math/Sciene Scholarships

Each year, one-year, $1,500 tuition scholarships are awarded to selected students entering the Sophomore, Junior, and Senior grade levels. Funding for the scholarships has been provided by the Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas Foundation. The Juniors receiving the Haggerty Math/Science Academic Scholarships for their Senior year are:
Michael Bain
John Barone
Jared Butler
Jacob Carlson
James Cuaderes
Matthew Joy
Robert Lanier
Zachary Limaye
Giovanni Rivas
Leonardo Tanzi
Zachary Taylor
Connor Thomas
Daniel Van Amerongen
Ethan Williams
Nicholas Wilson

BOOK AWARDS

Each year, colleges and universities around the country honor deserving high school juniors for academic achievement, work in their community, and commitment to leadership and service which distinguishes them from their peers. At this time we wish to present the following college book awards:

The Bausch & Lomb Science Award recognizes outstanding academic achievement and superior intellectual promise in the field of science. This year’s recipient is:

Nick Rodriguez
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The Chatham Rachel Carson Healthy Planet Award is given to a junior who embodies the spirit of well-known environmental activist Rachel Carson and is considered an emerging leader in his dedication to sustainability and community development. This year’s recipient is:

Noah Johnson
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The Clarkson award is merited by a member of the junior class who demonstrates outstanding leadership qualities, and is a positive contributor to the school and community. The Clarkson award is presented to:

Garrett Scott
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Each Spring the Eastman Kodak Company recognizes juniors across the nation for their outstanding achievement in leadership and academics. The 2017 Kodak Young Leaders Award is presented to:

Flavio Calderon
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Each year Harvard University recognizes a Junior who has demonstrated academic excellence along with a commitment to serving the community and participation in extracurricular activities. This year the Harvard Book Award goes to:

Nico Elizondo
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The Frederick Douglass award in Humanities and Social Science is awarded to a Junior who demonstrates commitment to understanding and addressing difficult social issues is actively involved in community service and has a desire to improve himself academically. The Frederick Douglass award is merited by:

Brian Meza
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The Hendrix College Odyssey book award is presented to an outstanding high school junior who has demonstrated passion, commitment, aptitude, and potential in the following areas: creativity; global awareness; leadership and participation in others. The Hendrix College Odyssey book award is merited by:

Brenden Nelligan
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The Holy Cross book award is given each year to the Junior student who has exhibited exceptional academic achievement and also demonstrated through some specific action, sincere concern for others and a responsible attitude in all of his endeavors. This year’s recipient is:

Zack Taylor

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Aspiring writers often find their voice at Kenyon College. The Kenyon College Presidential book award is presented to a Junior who has demonstrated intellectual engagement, creativity, and a commitment to the community. This year, that Junior is:

Carson Ward
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The Lemoyne “Reaching for the Heights” award is given to a Junior who is reaching for the heights in the classroom and in participation in the school and community. The Lemoyne book award goes to:

Ethan Williams
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The Network of Educators in Science & Technology in Association with MIT, select the N.E.S.T. student award for the Junior who, through personal initiative, has done the most to promote awareness of science and technology. This year the Network of Educators in Science & Technology award is presented to:

Jared Butler
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Randolph College’s “Classics Award” is presented to an outstanding Junior who is academically strong and a leader outside of the classroom. This year’s award is merited by:

Parker Towns
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The Rensselaer Medal book award is presented to a rising Senior who has excelled in math and science and may consider a career in science, information technology, or web science. This year’s recipient is;

Austin Gilbert
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The Saint Lawrence award recognizes a junior who displays a significant commitment to community service. This year’s recipient is:

Thomas Nolan
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The Saint Michael book award is given to a Junior who demonstrates a sustained and sincere commitment to community service activities at his high school and local community. In addition, this student has taken on leadership roles within his community service endeavors. The St. Michael book award is presented to:

Chris Reynders
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The University of Virginia book award is presented to a well-rounded Junior whom Jesuit considers to best represent the Jeffersonian ideals of scholarship, leadership, and citizenship. The Virginia book award goes to:

Michael Bain
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The Xerox award for information and technology recognizes an outstanding Junior who demonstrates achievement in the pursuit of innovative approaches and an appreciation for the possibilities of technology. This year’s recipient is:

Kolbe Surran
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The Yale book award is presented to a high school junior with exemplary academic achievements who has also displayed intellectual promise and outstanding personal character. The Yale book award goes to:

Connor Thomas

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Shakespeare Award

The Shakespeare Award is presented to a high school junior who demonstrates a deep interest and curiosity about literature and how great literature works. He exhibits a noticeable talent in his own writing, an interest to grow in his skill as a writer, and he inspires and motivates classmates to develop a greater appreciation for literature. This award comes with a $1,000 scholarship to be applied to their senior year tuition. The Shakespeare award is presented to:

Jared Petroll

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Collins Awards

The James M. Collins Citizenship Award, including a $1,000 scholarship, was founded to honor the memory of the late Congressman James Collins and is awarded to the juniors who best exemplify those values which the Honorable Mr. Collins represented: knowledge of history and government, participation in the community, and American citizenship. This year’s recipients of the James M. Collins Citizenship Awards are:

Francis Michel

Sean Tehan

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The Counselors’ Scholarships are funded by an anonymous benefactor who wanted to honor a student who is committed to being a Man for Others, who tries his best, but may not be recognized as a top academic student. They may be involved in their church, Jesuit or their community, but they are a strong example of what Jesuit represents. The Counselors’ Scholarship, consisting of a $700 tuition grant, is awarded to:

Nicholas Smith

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Frank Guida ’02 Memorial Scholarship

The Frank Guida ‘02 Memorial Scholarship was established by Karen and Joe Guida and the classmates of Frank Guida to recognize a Junior student who strives for excellence and has exhibited substantial talent and promise in music, theater, or art. We are pleased today to recognize and celebrate a Junior student who has demonstrated exceptional abilities in the fine arts. The 2017 Frank Guida Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $650 is presented to:

Tim Tighe

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T.J. Martinez, S.J. Scholarship

The Father T.J. Martinez, S.J. Memorial Scholarship was established in 2016 in the memory of Father Martinez, S.J. and is awarded to a rising Senior who has distinguished himself by exemplifying the spirit of community service that Fr. Martinez championed as the Director of Community Service. The 2017 T.J. Martinez, S.J. Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $625, is presented to:

Michael Miramontes

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Bachendorf Scholarship

The Bachendorf Scholarship was established by Mr. Bock to recognize a Junior student who has shown the most improvement academically. This year’s recipient of the Bachendorf $2,000 scholarship is:

David Horton

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Dean Oliver Clarke Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship was established in 1995 in the name of Dean Oliver Clarke of the Class of ‘94. The Dean Oliver Clarke Memorial Scholarship is singular in its distinction as the only Jesuit scholarship that is without need, scholarly or extracurricular requirements. The purpose of the scholarship is to honor Dean, whose greatest gift to the community was himself. This scholarship, therefore, is based on the character of the student and his essential quality as a member of the school community — who, in words from our mission statement, “respond with a generosity beyond the ordinary and commonplace” and who has, therefore, helped “create a school community in which each individual and group receives respect and support.” This award carries a $2,000 scholarship stipend to be applied to senior year tuition. This year’s Dean Oliver Clarke Memorial Scholarship is merited by:

Giovanni Rivas

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Louis Kramer Memorial Scholarship

The Louis Kramer Memorial fund was created by Kris and Matt Kramer to honor the memory of their first born son who died at the young age of two. Jesuit education has been a hallmark of the Kramer family since 1904 at St. Louis University High School in Missouri. Community service being a core component of the profile of a Jesuit graduate, the Louis Kramer Memorial was established to recognize and celebrate a Junior student who has dedicated the second most number of service hours during their Junior year. The 2017 Luis Kramer Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $2,500, is presented to:

Peter Hundley

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Shannon Family Scholarship

In 2005, Pat Shannon established the Shannon Family Scholarship, which recognizes excellence in community service and social justice. The recipient, a Junior, is a student that has completed one year of work grant at Jesuit and who lives the example of our school’s motto of “Men for Others.” The 2017 Shannon Family Scholarship, in the amount of $2,500, is awarded to:

Sam Kaufman

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McWhorter Scholarship

In 1995 a scholarship fund was established at Jesuit College Preparatory School in memory of Scott McWhorter, Jesuit class of 1993, to be given to the student who best exemplifies Scott’s desire to always put forth his best effort in academics and athletics and to demonstrate a genuine concern for all his fellow students and those less fortunate than he. The Scott McWhorter award honors a student noted for his concern for others and his commitment to Jesuit.

The McWhorter award carries a scholarship amount of $10,000 to be applied to senior year tuition. The 2017 recipient of the Scott McWhorter award is:

Finn Maguire

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Andrew W. Bark ’98 Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a rising Senior who best reflects the artistic talents, character, and spirit of Andrew Bark, Class of ‘98. This scholarship is unique in that it rewards a student’s passion for art above any other criteria. Andrew was a brilliant artist, and when he passed away in August 2002 from a courageous fight with cancer, his friends and family created this scholarship as a way to honor his legacy. It is my distinct privilege to award the 2017 Andrew W. Bark ‘98 Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $15,450 to:

Evan Hargrave

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Henrion Scholarship

 

The Henrion Award, established in 1987, is given by the Henrion family in memory of Tim, who was tragically killed in an automobile accident just days before he began his senior year at Jesuit in 1986. Tim had looked forward to participating in a wide variety of senior activities and extracurriculars. This award is a full tuition grant, plus a stipend for personal expenses, given to a student in the Jesuit work grant program, to free him from his work obligation and allow him to more fully participate in Jesuit activities and extracurriculars during his senior year. The Henrion Award recognizes a work grant student who has excelled in academics, in activities, and who has conscientiously and enthusiastically carried out his work grant responsibilities. On behalf of the entire Henrion family, I am pleased to present this year’s Henrion Award to Junior:

Israel Ollarzabal

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Man for Others Award

Jesuit’s ‘Man for Others’ award is given each year to students who exemplify, in their words and actions, what it means to be a Jesuit student. They have demonstrated in their dealings with others the ability to give of themselves selflessly. The award carries with is a $1,000 scholarship furnished by the Jesuit Women’s Auxiliary. This year’s Junior ‘Man for Others’ award is presented to:

Cole Bengtson

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Pedro Arrupe – Outstanding Junior

Pedro Arrupe, Father General of the Society of Jesus, often spoke and wrote of the mission and direction of the Jesuit schools. Father Arrupe first used the phrase “Men for Others” and challenged Jesuit schools to form students into men who use their gifts in the service of others. The Pedro Arrupe award is merited by a Junior student judged by the faculty most representative of the values of a Jesuit education. He is a student committed to educational growth, the pursuit of justice, a willingness to serve, a compassion for all, and openness to the Spirit. The 2017 Pedro Arrupe award is presented to:

Reid Hatzmann

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