Submitted by Diana Chamorrow of Sacred Heart Schools.
Sacred Heart Preparatory graduated 144 students on May 27 at the 118th commencement ceremony at Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton.
The class of 2016's valedictorian, William Horvath, will enroll at Yale University in the fall. SHP's salutatorian, Liam Clancy, will attend the University of Southern California.
The recipients of the Blue Ribbons, the highest honor Sacred Heart Prep bestows upon a senior at graduation for embodying the "goals and criteria of a Sacred Heart Education," were:
● Goal I: A personal and active faith in God Juliana Ayala Garcilazo, Mark Bechtel and Jacquelyn Louie.
● Goal II: A deep respect for intellectual values John Desler and Komal Kumar.
● Goal III: A social awareness which impels to action Lauren Morrissey and Jaclyn Tsiang.
● Goal IV: The building of community as a Christian value Joshua Lin, Brianna Roque and Sarah Spreng.
● Goal V: Personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom Diaja Smith.
The Dark Blue Ribbons were presented to Edward Catlin, Andrew Daschbach and Sofia Surraco for exemplifying all five goals and criteria.
Graduates from the class of 2016 will attend 70 different post-secondary institutions. Sixty-eight will attend colleges in California, 76 are enrolling in institutions out of state and 30 graduates will attend Catholic colleges.
Twenty-seven students earned recognition by the National Merit Scholarship program, 18 have committed to play collegiate athletics, and 17 members of the graduating class have been on the Sacred Heart campus for 12 or more years.