Carondelet High School

Student Spotlight

On April 27, several Carondelet students were recognized for their outstanding community service at the Soroptimist International of Diablo Vista's Youth Recognition Night at the Pleasant Hill Teen Center. The following students received certificates from the California State Assembly, the State of California Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, and the Soroptimist International of Diablo Vista.

  • Class of 2017 - Over 4,000 hours of Community Service During their Lifetime: Alannah Ruiz, Jasmine Scott, and Vanessa Ventura
  • "S" Club: Sydney Moore '17, President, Laura McFarland '17, Vice President, Daniela Johannsen '17, Secretary, Serena Giglio '17, Treasurer, Morgan Backhaus '17, Publicity, Adriana Conte '18, Publicity
  • Monument Crisis Center's After School Café Program (Tutoring): Lauren Berg '18, Audrey Concepcion '17, Christine DeMartini '17, Marissa Ennis '20, Jayla Fernandez '18, Caitlin Lightle '19, Joanne Magano '17, Geline Mascardo '18, Cynthia Saavedra '18, Josephine Vilchez '18, and Katrina Villacarlos '17
  • Violet Richardson Award Runners Up: Marissa Ennis '20, Sarah Martin '19, and Bailee Smallwood '19
  • Violet Richardson Ward Award: Joanne Magano '17

Congratulations to all of these amazing young women! They are truly making a difference in people's lives!

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This Fall Sasha Williams '19 was selected for the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) Leaders of the Fast Track (LOFT) 2016 Video Game Innovation Fellowship sponsored by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, in Washington D.C. The ESA LOFT Video Game Innovation Fellowship serves as platform for top game developers by identifying and promoting the top 20 minority innovators (15-25 years old) who can create video games or mobile apps that will focus on new, technology-based approaches to address local and global social issues. (From read more here)

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This Easter Break Lillian Cheeks '17, Claire Fairas '18, Cate Lopez '17, Laura Lopez '20, Noelle Mazolewski '17 and Laura Schmidt '17 joined the group "La Morita Mexico Youth Mission" on an 8-day trip to Mexico to build three homes for very needy families while also worshiping and celebrating with the families. The group had been preparing since last Fall by learning construction skills and fundraising.

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While most may see Easter Break as a time to relax and unwind, Shelby B. '20 took a completely different approach and spent a week in Mexico building houses for the poor with Amor Ministries and CPC Church. This is Shelby's second Mission Trip, where she says she "finds grace, humbleness and gratefulness." In just six days they build houses from the ground up with no electricity, no water, no power tools, just good old fashion hard work and lots of love and dedication to the families they get to know and bond with during their stay. Shelby's favorite parts are playing and talking to the kids and "The Key & Bible Ceremony" at the end.

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Congratulations to Sarah F. '18 who won the AQHA (American Quarter Horse Association) level one West Coast Championship over Easter break. She and Bella R. '20 were both invited to attend this championship show and both did extremely well. They have both qualified to attend the World Championship Show this August. Sarah has verbally committed to accept a scholarship and ride on the equestrian team for the University of Georgia when she graduates next year. She will be signing her NLI in November.

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