On May 12, 2017, the glistening eyes of the of the freshmen, sophomores, and juniors watched the Seniors march into the Terry Center as the entire student body of 2017 gathered for the last time. After the Seniors marched in, Mr. Garrison stepped on stage and called the congregation to worship, thus inaugurating the Senior Convocation of 2017. The next hour and a half were dedicated to honoring the Seniors for their achievements in various fields in their time at Jesuit as they prepare to begin a new journey: College.

After the opening prayer by Fr. Sidney, alma mater, and the mission statement by Dr. Kirby, Mr. Garrison stepped on stage to announce the students who received military appointments, ROTC scholarships, and the Davey O’Brien High School Scholarship.

Sam Olden merited a congressional appointment from the Honorable Pete Sessions to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland for his strong character, leadership potential, and academic and athletic success. Vance Holub was the recipient of a congressional appointment from Honorable Pete Sessions, Luke Ostrander was a recipient of a Congressional appointment from the Honorable Eddie Bernice Johnson, and Jack Ayres was a recipient of a Congressional appointment from the Kenny Marchant all to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado for their well-rounded success through Jesuit. John Nuchereno received a full tuition Army ROTC scholarship to Santa Clara University. Jack Matthews received a full tuition Army ROTC scholarship to Boston College. Both John and Jack have valiantly committed themselves to the service and security of the country.

The David O’Brien High School Scholarship recognizes an athlete in the DFW Metroplex and beyond for their character, community service, leadership, academic achievement, and athletic achievement. The David O’Brien Foundation recognized Jacob Palisch for his achievements.

Mr. McDaniel went on to announce the Academic awards and Extracurricular Awards. Will Aberger and Martin Flores received the St. Peter Canisius Award that honors graduating seniors for their dedication to The Roundup. Sam Cormier and Will Naquin were ho nored for their dedication to The Last Roundup. Next, Chase Burciaga’s exceptional service to the school was recognized with The Student Council Award. The E.L. Hohman Award was received by Daniel Ritter for his excellence in music and Ignatian spirit. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation honored Miles Okamoto with a scholarship for his excellent junior year PSAT scores.

Mr. Garrison then presented the remaining honorable awards. First, the Senior Magis Awards, which are given to the seniors who gave the MAGIS, “the more,” to their community in their studies, relationships, and support, were presented to Will Droese, Jaxson Fearing, Beomhak Lee, Eric Miller, and Matt Reilly. Next, the Thomas Wunderlick Award that honors the student who best combined athletic and academic achievement was presented to Connor O’Neil. Then, Teddy Hovivian and Felix Kimbrell received the Ad Astra Award to recognize their leadership and initiative in community service to serve the Greater Dallas community. Abbas Hussain merited the Aloysius Gonzaga Award for his outstanding and selfless devotion to the community.

To honor the students that embody and act what it means to be a Jesuit student who has moved beyond self-interest and self-centeredness, the ‘Man for Others’ Award was presented to Dalton Allen, Alex Garcia, and Mark Hernandez. The JSN Award, meant to honor a senior who models the ideal profile of the graduate of Jesuit education, was presented to Steven Mancillas. Finally, Jesuit’s highest award, The Bishop Lynch Award, honoring the most well-rounded student that best represents Jesuit Dallas in his work, character, leadership, athletics, service, and beyond, was awarded to Jacob Palisch.

The event concluded with a prayer by Mr. Earsing, but the day was far from over for the graduation seniors. They ran out of the Terry Center to fulfill the motto of “Men for Others” one more time at Jesuit’s annual tradition to host The Special Games.

The Special Games has been a Jesuit tradition since 1976. This year event brought together 650 participants from all over, including DISD, and provided the seniors one last opportunity to embody and live out the Jesuit motto as Jesuit students.

Mr. Perry hopes that his opportunity is taken by the seniors so that they “better understand the what it means to be Men for Others and how to exercise the Christian virtue of hospitality.” Mr. Perry went on to add that the mission of The Special Games “is the formation of young men as compassionate and loving leaders who see the face of Christ in everyone who they meet. The object of the day is a fun-filled event rooted friendship and accomplishment for our special guests.”

The seniors spend their four years at Jesuit learning what it means to be a Man for Others and learning to embody the Profile of the Graduate, and they end their experience at Jesuit with the perfect experience to put everything into fruition. Seniors learn and act as students for the last time before they move on into the world. The Special Games, as Mr. Perry said, is a reminder of what it means to be a Jesuit students, even beyond graduation, and that they are called to be Men for and with Others.

When asked about his day, Matt Musson commented that “It was an amazing ceremony and an incredible way to end my time at Jesuit.”

Similarly, Miles Okamoto commented that “It was a great feeling to see all of the things that my cclassmates and I have worked for this year, and over our four years, recognized, especially now that now, in my senior year, I know each of the guys who were honored as a brother, as opposed to freshman year where I didn’t recognize half of the people getting awards. Also, in keeping with the Jesuit way, there was no better way to follow convocation than hosting Special Games and helping a bunch of awesome kids have fun.”

And so, the Class of 2017 end their time at Jesuit but begin their time beyond.

 

Below is the full list of awards presented at the last convocation for the Class of 2017.

MILITARY APPOINTMENTS

  • JACK AYRES
  • VANCE HOLUB
  • SAM OLDEN
  • LUKE OSTRANDER

SAM OLDEN HAS RECEIVED A CONGRESSIONAL APPOINTMENT FROM THE HONORABLE PETE SESSIONS TO THE UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY IN ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND WHERE HE WILL ATTEND IN THE FALL.

VANCE HOLUB RECEIVED A CONGRESSIONAL APPOINTMENT FROM THE HONORABLE PETE SESSIONS, LUKE OSTRANDER HAS RECEIVED A CONGRESSIONAL APPOINTMENT FROM THE HONORABLE EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON, AND JACK AYRES HAS RECEIVED A CONGRESSIONAL APPOINTMENT FROM THE HONORABLE KENNY MARCHANT TO THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY IN COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO WHERE THEY WILL ATTEND IN THE FALL.

IN ADDITION TO THESE MILITARY APPOINTMENTS, WE WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE JOHN NUCHERENO ON A FOUR-YEAR FULL-TUITION ARMY ROTC SCHOLARSHIP TO SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY AND JACK MATTHEWS ON A FOUR-YEAR FULL-TUITION ARMY ROTC SCHOLARSHIP TO BOSTON COLLEGE. JOHN AND JACK, PLEASE COME FORWARD AND BE RECOGNIZED.

 

DAVEY O’BRIEN HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

ONE OF THE 5 FINALISTS FOR THE 2017 DAVEY O’BRIEN HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP AND RECIPIENT OF A $2500 SCHOLARSHIP IS: JACOB PALISCH

 

ACADEMIC AWARDS

FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE, AN AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IS PRESENTED TO THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS:

PROGRAMMING II

  • LANE MCGOWEN

WEB DEVELOPMENT

  • VINCENT BILLINGS

 

FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE GO TO:

ENGLISH 4 — MODERN AMERICAN LITERATURE

  • JONAH BRUNEL
  • MICHAEL FIELD
  • BOBBY TURNER

ENGLISH 4 — SOUTHWEST LITERATURE

  • MARCO DIZON

ENGLISH 4 — MODERN NON-WEST LITERATURE

  • MATTHEW CLAYTON

ENGLISH 4 — NON-FICTION

  • DREW BILLINGS

AP LANGUAGE & COMPOSITION

  • DANIEL RITTER
  • SPENCER VILICIC

HONORS ENGLISH SEMINAR

  • EVAN DORAN

 

FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF FINE ARTS, AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE ARE GIVEN IN THE FOLLOWING CLASSES:

DRAWING 1

  • EAMON STACK

CERAMICS THROWING

  • GRIFFIN BOISBRUN

CERAMICS HAND BUILDING

  • BLAKE TOPPINS

ADVANCED CERAMICS

  • MATTHEW BREWER

ADVANCED CERAMICS (SPECIAL PROJECTS)

  • ALEX LENGYEL
  • LOGAN SKINNER

THEATER DIRECTING

  • CAMERON SCHUTZE

STAGECRAFT

  • JACK LYNCH

FILMMAKING

  • GARY HORTON

MUSIC COMP & FILM SCORING

  • DANIEL RITTER

2D DESIGN: DIGITAL MEDIA

  • JOE SUMMERS

2D DESIGN: TRADITIONAL

  • MATT PERACCHI

AP DESIGN PORTFOLIO

  • DAVID SEAGRAM

JAZZ HISTORY & IMPROV 1

  • PATRICK MCDERMOTT
  • MILES OKAMOTO

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

  • ROBERT HILLSLEY
  • HARRISON WARD

MEN’S CHORUS

  • MARK HERNANDEZ

BAND

  • DANIEL RITTER
  • ZACHARY WATTS

 

FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGE, AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE ARE PRESENTED TO:

AP SPANISH

  • SAM CORMIER

HONORS SPANISH 4

  • BOBBY TURNER

HONORS LATIN 4

  • KILLIAN LEONARD

PRE-AP FRENCH

  • MANUEL DE OYARZABAL

MANDARIN 1

  • MATTHEW CLAYTON

 

FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS, AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE ARE PRESENTED TO THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS:

STATISTICS

  • MATTHEW CLAYTON
  • MICHAEL FIELD
  • PAUL HONRALES

AP STATISTICS

  • BILLY DALY

PRE-CALCULUS

  • KYLE HENRY
  • KILLIAN LEONARD

HONORS PRE-CALCULUS

  • JEFF GRIMES
  • CJ MOUCKA

AP AB CALCULUS

  • MICHAEL HOGAN
  • KIERAN TAYLOR

JESUIT JOINS HUNDREDS OF OTHER SCHOOLS ACROSS TEXAS AND THE ENTIRE COUNTRY EACH YEAR IN PARTICIPATING IN TWO MATH COMPETITIONS. THEY ARE KNOWN AS THE TXML (THE TEXAS MATHEMATICAL LEAGUE) AND THE AMC 12 (THE MATHEMATICAL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA). JESUIT RECOGNIZES THE HIGHEST SCORING STUDENTS FROM EACH OF THESE COMPETITIONS. THIS YEAR, THE AMC 12 HIGHEST SCORING SENIOR’S SCORE HAS QUALIFIED HIM TO ADVANCE TO THE NEXT LEVEL — THE AMERICAN INVITATIONAL MATHEMATICS EXAM (AIME).

THE HIGHEST SCORING SENIOR FOR THE AMC 12 IS:

  • MILES OKAMOTO

THIS YEAR’S HIGHEST SCORING SENIOR FOR THE TXML IS:

  • JOE VANCE

 

FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE, RECOGNITION OF EXCELLENCE IS GIVEN TO THE FOLLOWING SENIORS:

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

  • ALEX TELFER

AP BIOLOGY

  • JAKE LOROCCO

ENGINEERING ACE

  • TEDDY HOVIVIAN
  • MAX MCLEOD
  • EAMON STACK

ENGINEERING PMM

  • MICHAEL GASPER

AP CHEMISTRY

  • NOAH SHERER

PHYSICS

  • KYLE HENRY

AP PHYSICS 2

  • CHASE BURCIAGA

AP PHYSICS C – MECHANICS AND ELECTROMAGNETISM

  • WILL CURRAN
  • MICHAEL HOGAN

FORENSIC SCIENCE

  • MICHAEL FIELD

AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

  • SPENCER VILICIC

 

FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL STUDIES, THE FOLLOWING AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE ARE PRESENTED:

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

  • BRYCE OZIER

POST/911 AND THE NEW MIDDLE EAST SEMINAR

  • MICHAEL GASPER

GOVERNMENT

  • MILES BURROW
  • JACOB HESSONG
  • MICHAEL HUBER
  • SPENCER VILICIC

AP GOVERNMENT

  • JOE SUMMERS

MASS MEDIA/CULTURAL STUDIES

  • WILL CURRAN

AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

  • MATTHEW CLAYTON

AP COMPARATIVE POLITICS

  • MICHAEL HOGAN

ECONOMICS

  • AARON FURTON

AP MACROECONOMICS

  • JONAH BRUNEL
  • WILL CURRAN

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES

  • MAX MCLEOD

 

FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF THEOLOGY, AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE ARE MERITED BY:

HISTORY OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

  • MATT MUSSO

CHRISTIAN RELATIONSHIPS

  • MATTHEW CLAYTON
  • KIERAN TAYLOR

INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE

  • MATTHEW CLAYTON
  • ROBERT HILLSLEY

JUSTICE: ECONOMICS

  • EVAN DORAN
  • TEDDY HOVIVIAN

 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

PARTICIPATION IN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES IS ENCOURAGED AND VALUED AT JESUIT BECAUSE IT SERVES TO FOSTER A STUDENT’S TALENTS IN WAYS THAT GO BEYOND THE CLASSROOM. THE SCHOOL NOW RECOGNIZES THOSE SENIORS WHOSE INVOLVEMENT IN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES HAS BEEN EXEMPLARY. RECOGNITION IS GIVEN TO THE FOLLOWING AMBASSADOR FOR HIS OUTSTANDING SERVICE THIS YEAR:

  • MILES OKAMOTO

FOR LEADERSHIP AND EXCELLENCE IN QUIZ BOWL A CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED TO:

  • MATTHEW CLAYTON

RECOGNITION IS GIVEN TO THE FOLLOWING SENIOR FOR EXCELLING IN COMPETITION AND LEADERSHIP IN JESUIT’S JUNIOR CLASSICAL LEAGUE:

  • KIERAN TAYLOR

FOR PARTICIPATION AND RECEIVING A SILVER MEDAL IN THE NATIONAL FRENCH CONTEST, A CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED TO:

  • MANUEL DE OYARZABAL

FOR COMMITMENT TO JESUIT STAGE AND FILM – THEATER EMPHASIS:

  • GAVIN LOERA

FOR COMMITMENT TO JESUIT STAGE AND FILM – FILM EMPHASIS;

  • LUKE LEWIS

FOR EXCELLENCE IN ROBOTICS:

  • WILL CURRAN

FOR OUTSTANDING PARTICIPATION WITH KEY CLUB:

  • ALEX GARCIA
  • TEDDY HOVIVIAN
  • LUCAS KINCADE
  • JAMES VROOM

FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO THE CAR CLUB:

  • KENTE GREER

FOR OUTSTANDING PARTICIPATION WITH THE JESUIT ESPN CLUB:

  • MILES OKAMOTO

FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO THE JESUIT MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY:

  • KENTE GREER
  • CAMERON HARVEY
  • EVAN JACKSON
  • ALISTAIR KEGGEN
  • ERIK SANCHEZ-PEREZ

FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO THE MENTORING & GUIDING IGNATIAN STUDENTS:

  • DALTON ALLEN
  • DAVID CANTU
  • PAUL PHAM

MU ALPHA THETA IS A NATIONAL MATHEMATICS HONOR SOCIETY. FOR EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE TO MU ALPHA THETA, A CERTIFICATES IS PRESENTED TO:

  • SAM CORMIER

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 5TH IN REGIONALS IN UIL SPELLING AND VOCABULARY; PLACING 1 ST IN DISTRICT IN UIL SPELLING AND VOCABULARY: AND PLACING 1ST IN DISTRICT UIL CURRENT ISSUES AND EVENTS

  • MATTHEW CLAYTON

AS MEMBERS OF JESUIT’S MATHEMATICS TEAM PLACING 5TH IN DISTRICT:

  • SAM CORMIER
  • AARON FURTON

THE MEDICAL SOCIETY AWARD IS PRESENTED TO STUDENTS WHO SHOW THE MOST COMMITMENT AND EFFORT IN SUPPORTING THE GOALS OF THE MEDICAL SOCIETY. SPECIAL RECOGNITION GOES TO:

  • MATTHEW BREWER

IN RECOGNITION OF OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO JESUIT’S ENGINEERING SOCIETY, A CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED TO:

  • NASH EVANS

IN RECOGNITION OF DEDICATION TO THE ROUNDUP, CERTIFICATES ARE PRESENTED TO:

  • MILES OKAMOTO
  • MATT MUSSO

THE LONE RANGERS IS A SPIRIT ORGANIZATION WHOSE MEMBERS SUPPORT THEIR JESUIT BROTHERS AT VARIOUS EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. IT IS TRADITION AT JESUIT TO HAVE THE NAMES OF SENIOR LONE RANGERS EMBROIDERED ONTO THE LETTER FLAG WHICH THEY CARRIED THROUGHOUT THEIR SENIOR YEAR. IN RECOGNITION FOR HIS PARTICIPATION WITH THE LONE RANGERS, THE FOLLOWING SENIOR HAS HAD HIS NAME EMBROIDERED ONTO ONE OF THE JESUIT FLAGS. FOR SCHOOL SPIRIT AND CONTRIBUTION TO THE LONE RANGERS, A CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION IS PRESENTED TO:

  • TOMMY MOORE

 

SPECIAL RECOGNITION IS GIVEN TO SENIORS WHO HAVE DEDICATED THEIR TIME AND ENERGY ABOVE WHAT IS REQUIRED OR EXPECTED IN THE SERVICE OF OTHERS. FOR EXCELLENCE IN COMMUNITY SERVICE LEADERSHIP, CERTIFICATES ARE PRESENTED TO:

  • ALISTAIR KEGGEN
  • ANDREW NGOV

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 THEIR PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST. WHEN ST. IGNATIUS SENT HIS MEN OF THE SOCIETY FORTH TO CARRY ON THE MISSION OF CHRIST, HE TOLD THEM TO “SET THE WORLD ON FIRE!” CAMPUS MINISTRY WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE THE FOLLOWING SENIORS FOR THEIR DEDICATION TO MINISTRY DURING THEIR TIME AT JESUIT, HOPING THEY TOO SET THE WORLD ON FIRE. THE HEARTS ON FIRE AWARD IS PRESENTED TO:

  • MICHAEL FIELD
  • EVAN JACKSON
  • STEVEN MANCILLAS

THE ST. PETER CANISIUS AWARD HONORS A GRADUATING SENIOR WHO, WITH TWO OR MORE YEARS OF SERVICE, CONTRIBUTED TO THE STUDENT NEWSPAPER. A RENOWNED JESUIT SCHOLAR AND DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH, ST. PETER CANISIUS PUBLISHED DETAILED INFORMATION ON CATHOLIC TEACHING IN 1555. IT ENJOYED WIDESPREAD USE IN ITS DAY AND STOOD AS THE CHURCH’S STANDARD CATECHISM FOR CENTURIES. FOR DEDICATION TO THE STUDENT NEWSPAPER, THE ROUNDUP, THE ST. PETER CANISIUS AWARD IS PRESENTED TO:

  • WILL ABERGER
  • MARTIN FLORES

JESUIT HONORS THE EDITORS-IN-CHIEF OF THE LAST ROUNDUP. THESE STUDENTS HAVE DEDICATED YEARS OF SERVICE AND IMMEASURABLE CONTRIBUTIONS IN PLANNING, DESIGNING, AND CREATING THE YEARBOOK. THEY ALSO ENCOURAGED EXCELLENCE FROM FELLOW STAFF MEMBERS. FOR DEDICATION TO THE LAST ROUNDUP, THE EDITORS-IN- CHIEF AWARD IS PRESENTED TO:

  • SAM CORMIER
  • WILL NAQUIN

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 9VOLTS. 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, THE SAME GROUP WON THE BEST TIME AWARD — 59.18 SECONDS. THE SENIOR IN THE GROUP WITH THE BEST DESIGN AND BEST TIME IS:

  • KYLE HENRY

FOR EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE TO THE SCHOOL, THE STUDENT COUNCIL AWARD IS PRESENTED TO:

  • CHASE BURCIAGA

NAMED FOR JESUIT’S FIRST BAND DIRECTOR, THE E.L. HOHMAN AWARD IS PRESENTED TO A SENIOR WHO HAS EXCELLED IN MUSIC AND HAS USED HIS GIFTS WITH IGNATIAN SPIRIT. THIS YEAR, THE E.L. HOHMAN AWARD IS PRESENTED TO:

  • DANIEL RITTER

THE NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP CORPORATION IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE 2017 RECIPIENT OF A NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP AWARD BASED ON THE STUDENT’S JUNIOR YEAR PSAT SCORES. THIS AWARD CARRIES WITH IT A $2,500 SCHOLARSHIP FOR COLLEGE. THIS YEAR’S RECIPIENT IS:

  • MILES OKAMOTO

THE SENIOR MAGIS AWARDS ARE GIVEN TO SENIORS WHO, IN DAILY WAYS, GIVE THE MAGIS, “THE MORE,” TO THEIR COMMUNITY. THESE STUDENTS, IN STUDIES, IN RELATIONSHIPS, AND IN SUPPORT OF JESUIT, HAVE GONE BEYOND THE ORDINARY. THIS YEAR’S SENIOR MAGIS AWARDS ARE PRESENTED TO:

  • WILL DROESE
  • JAXSON FEARING
  • BEOMHAK LEE
  • ERIC MILLER
  • MATT REILLY

THE THOMAS WUNDERLICK AWARD IS GIVEN IN HONOR OF TOM WUNDERLICK, A 1946 GRADUATE OF JESUIT DALLAS. MR. WUNDERLICK WAS THE FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE JESUIT ALUMNI ASSOCIATION. HE HAD FOUR SONS GRADUATE FROM JESUIT, AS WELL AS 10 GRANDSONS WHO HAVE ATTENDED OR ARE NOW ATTENDING OUR SCHOOL. THE WUNDERLICK AWARD IS PRESENTED EACH YEAR TO THE GRADUATE WHO HAS BEST COMBINED ATHLETIC AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT DURING HIS YEARS AT JESUIT. THE WUNDERLICK AWARD WINNER WILL RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE TODAY AND A TROPHY AT THE GRADUATION COMMENCEMENT. THIS YEAR, THE THOMAS WUNDERLICK AWARD IS PRESENTED TO:

  • CONNOR O’Neill

THE AD ASTRA AWARD RECOGNIZES LEADERSHIP IN CREATING NEW INITIATIVES IN COMMUNITY SERVICE AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW PROGRAMS TO SERVE THE GREATER DALLAS COMMUNITY. AD ASTRA IS A LATIN PHRASE MEANING “TO THE STARS.” THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS HAVE GONE ABOVE AND BEYOND IN THEIR EFFORTS TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY SERVICE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE PROGRAM.

THE AD ASTRA AWARD IS MERITED BY:

  • TEDDY HOVIVIAN
  • FELIX KIMBRELL

THE ALOYSIUS GONZAGA AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE IS PRESENTED TO A STUDENT WHO GIVES UNSELFISHLY OF HIMSELF TO HIS COMMUNITY. WHILE STILL A YOUNG JESUIT, ST. ALOYSIUS GONZAGA BRAVELY GAVE HIS LIFE MINISTERING TO THE SICK IN ROME. AS THE PATRON SAINT OF OUR SCHOOL, WE LOOK TO ALOYSIUS AS A MODEL OF GENEROUS SERVICE TO OTHERS. THE ALOYSIUS GONZAGA AWARD WINNER WILL RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE TODAY AND A PLAQUE AT THE GRADUATION COMMENCEMENT. THE ALOYSIUS GONZAGA AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE IS MERITED BY:

  • ABBAS HUSSAIN

THE PROFILE OF THE JESUIT GRADUATE STATES, “AT GRADUATION, THE JESUIT STUDENT, WELL ON THE WAY TO ESTABLISHING HIS OWN IDENTITY, HAS ALSO BEGUN TO MOVE BEYOND SELF-INTEREST AND SELF-CENTEREDNESS IN HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS.” THE JESUIT ‘MAN FOR OTHERS’ AWARD, VOTED UPON BY THE FACULTY, IS GIVEN EACH YEAR TO STUDENTS WHO EXEMPLIFY, IN THEIR WORDS AND ACTIONS, WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A JESUIT STUDENT WHO HAS MOVED BEYOND HIMSELF. THIS YEAR WE HONOR THREE SENIORS WHO HAVE DEMONSTRATED IN THEIR DEALINGS WITH OTHERS, THE ABILITY TO GIVE OF THEMSELVES SELFLESSLY. THE MAN FOR OTHERS AWARD WINNERS WILL RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE TODAY AND A PLAQUE AT THE GRADUATION COMMENCEMENT. THE SENIORS MERITING RECOGNITION AS RECIPIENTS OF THE ‘MAN FOR OTHERS’ AWARDS ARE:

  • DALTON ALLEN
  • ALEX GARCIA
  • MARK HERNANDEZ

 

JSN AWARD

EACH YEAR, THE JESUIT SCHOOLS NETWORK ANNOUNCES THE RECIPIENT OF AN AWARD TO BE PRESENTED IN EACH OF THE 52 JESUIT HIGH SCHOOLS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES. IN THE WORDS OF THE ASSOCIATION, “THIS AWARD IS TO BE PRESENTED TO THE MEMBER OF THE GRADUATING CLASS WHO, AS A MAN FOR OTHERS, MODELS THE IDEAL PROFILE OF A GRADUATE OF JESUIT EDUCATION: A WELL-ROUNDED PERSON WHO IS INTELLECTUALLY COMPETENT, OPEN TO GROWTH, RELIGIOUS, LOVING AND COMMITTED TO DOING JUSTICE IN GENEROUS SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE OF GOD.” THE JSN AWARD WINNER WILL RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE TODAY AND A PLAQUE AT THE GRADUATION COMMENCEMENT. HE WILL ALSO BE THE SENIOR STUDENT SPEAKER AT THIS YEAR’S GRADUATION BREAKFAST IN A FEW DAYS. THIS YEAR THE 2017 JESUIT SCHOOLS NETWORK AWARD IS PRESENTED TO:

  • STEVEN MANCILLAS

 

THE BISHOP LYNCH AWARD

JESUIT’S HIGHEST AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT, NAMED AFTER HIS EXCELLENCY, THE LATE JOSEPH PATRICK LYNCH, BISHOP OF DALLAS, IS AWARDED TO THE GRADUATING SENIOR, JUDGED BY THE FACULTY TO BE MOST REPRESENTATIVE OF JESUIT COLLEGE PREPARATORY SCHOOL, AND MOST RESPONSIVE TO THE INFLUENCE OF THE SCHOOL. THIS AWARD IS IN RECOGNITION OF SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT, COMBINED WITH CHARACTER, LEADERSHIP, PARTICIPATION IN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES, AND SERVICE ON BEHALF OF THE SCHOOL AND THE WIDER COMMUNITY. THE BISHOP LYNCH AWARD WINNER WILL RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE TODAY AND A TROPHY AT THE GRADUATION COMMENCEMENT WHERE HE WILL GIVE THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS. THIS YEAR, THE JESUIT AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IS AWARDED TO:

  • JACOB PALISCH
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