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Graduation Awards

Bishop O'Dowd High School

Bishop O'Dowd High School bestowed these honors at its graduation ceremony May 31 at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland:

General Activity Awards: Alice Beittel and Chris LeBoa

Loyalty Awards: Emma Shilliday and Sam Deck

Scholar-Athlete Awards: Colin Burke and Asha Tyler-Thomas

Regents' Awards: Elena Gonzalez and Bryce Grandison

Carondelet High School

These awards were presented May 24 at the Carondelet High School graduation:

Carondelet Award: Kira Mari Jatoft

Fontbonne Award: Taylor Summer Blair

Medaille Award: Alexandra Denise Fisher

Principal's Award: Catherine Marie Kozel

Senior Athlete Award: Christina Megan Chenault

Valedictorian: Madeleine Elizabeth Catherine Sullivan

Salutatorian: Colleen Marie Gill

Lifetime President's Volunteer Service Awards: Alyssa Tiana Boushey, Vivian Janelle Estrada, Sabrina Kaur, Stephanie Efemena Opene and Chantal Marie Cerbas Ysip

Salutatorian candidates: Taylor Blair, Bianca Cortez, Stephanie Opene, Samantha Sherry

Valedictorian candidates: Emily Beck, Maria Buitrago Cohoon, Fiona Byrne, Piper Mik

Distinguished Alumna of the Year: Joan Baker McNamee, Class of 1969

De La Salle High School

De La Salle High School bestowed the following honors at graduation May 24 on the Concord campus:

Brother Jerome Gallegos, FSC, Parents' Association Award: Zachary Adam Kline and Patrick Kalani Powers

Brother Norman Cook, FSC, First Principal's Award: Matthew Michael Luciano Medeiros and James Thomas Marcinkowski

David Samson Special Achievement Award: Layton Robert Frost

Academic Achievement Award: Jesus Antonio Rico

Rudy Schulze Leadership Award: Abraham Chia-Hsin Gomez

Loyalty and Service Award: Donovan Antonio Smith

Signum Fidei Award: Jake Thomas Willard

St. John Baptist de La Salle General Excellence Award: Luke Michael Morley

Holy Names High School

Holy Names High School in Oakland bestowed the following honors at graduation May 28 at the Valley Center for Performing Arts at Holy Names University:

The Blessed Marie Rose Legacy Award: Rebecca Neuberger

National Hispanic Recognition Program, 2014-2015 Scholar: Madison Cootsn

Moreau Catholic High School

These awards were presented by Moreau Catholic High School at its May 24 graduation ceremony at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland:

Cross & Anchors: Kristie Alejo

Moreau Catholic Theology Award: Athena Pham

Blessed Basil Moreau Award: Patricia Carmela Paredes

Principal's Award: Meghan Momand

Mariner Leadership Award & Scholarship: Chrisly Macaraeg

Brother Gary Stone Memorial Scholarship & Award: Anthony Bailey

Valedictorian: Chrisly Macaraeg

Salutatorian: Roshni Sopariwalla

Highest GPA: Andrew Lou

2nd Highest GPA: Shyamkarthik Rameshbabu

Saint Elizabeth High School

These honors were awarded at the May 29 graduation ceremony at the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland:

David Keith Stewart Community Service Award: De'Ebra Pickens

Ashton and Julian Purvis Scholar Athlete Award: Leslie Magana

Kevin Hardy Scholar Athlete Award: David Iniguez

Saint Elizabeth Award, Humanities: Ruth Elizondo

Saint Elizabeth Award, STEM: Joelyn Badilla

Salutatorian: Jenny Vo

Valedictorian: Joelyn Badilla

Saint Elizabeth Award: Lizeth Barrales-Sanchez and Antonio Rivas

First Honors: Joelyn Badilla, Jenny Vo

Second Honors: Lizeth Barrales-Sanchez, Ruth Elizondo, Tyson Frank-Jones, David Iniguez, Edwin Montesinos-Ceron

St. Joseph Notre Dame High School

These awards were presented May 30 at the St. Joseph Notre Dame High School graduation:

Principal's Leadership Award: Julia Courville

Spirit of the Pilot Award: James Bramble

Inspired by Christ Award: Sean Obligacion

Fides et Caritas Award: Alexandra Oilar

SJND Award for Excellence: Courtney Shojinaga

Valedictorian: Courtney Shojinaga

Salutatorian: Maya Rowell

SJND Santone Scholarship for College Success: Julia Courville, Alexandra Oilar

Saint Mary's College High School

See the June 22 issue of The Catholic Voice for news of the school's June 7 graduation.

Salesian College Preparatory

These graduates were honored at Salesian College Preparatory's senior graduation at the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland on May 30:

Valedictorian: Giselle Cariño

Salutatorian: Nikki Liv Basas

Salesian Award: Bianelle Vasquez

Stan Peters Scholar-Athlete Award Winners: Dominic Tu and Meghan Bradbury

Fine Arts Award: Giselle Cariño

Liberal Arts Award: Nikki Liv Basas

Mathematics and Science Award: Kaitlyn Hague

Academic Excellence: Giselle Cariño, first place; Oluwaseun Adegbite, second place; Samantha Kopp, third place

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