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Ivanna Forero Pretto ‘19 Artwork in the Crocker

Congratulations Ivanna, your artwork “Cremes” is wonderful! Everyone should head over to the Crocker Art Museum Kingsley Inspirations show before Sept. 2, 2018 to check out Ivanna’s piece, which drew from Wayne Thiebaud’s “Boston Cremes”. 

Alumna profile

Meredith Ray ‘14

Meredith Ray ‘14 graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Santa Clara University in Communication and Spanish. She is headed to Seattle in August for a full time job with the Seattle Seahawks in their Digital Media department. #TroubieForLife

Wow! That is an exciting industry to work in and we will follow up with Meredith in the fall for an update on her new career with the Seahawks. 

We are so proud of all our Troubies and want to share your news too! Send an email to Dawn Winston ‘91 at dwinston@stfrancishs.org

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Senior Awarded First Place Choral Scholarship

SFHS Senior Nicole Young was awarded a first place scholarship (age 17-19) in the Asya Pleskach Scholarship for Young Choral Singers, sponsored by the Sacramento Master Singers. Nicole competed against 12 other area high school singers. She performed a classical Italian art song for adjudicators and completed an interview regarding her leadership skills and commitment to choral music. Nicole will be performing her solo in the Sacramento Master Singers upcoming concert, ‘Listen to the Heart’. Nicole will also be a Voice Major at CSU Sacramento in the fall. Congratulations Nicole!!

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Fifteen Students Recognized for Collegiate Commitment to the Arts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Fifteen outstanding students will be recognized at a St. Francis event on Friday, May 12 at 8:00am in the St. Francis Theatre on campus to honor those graduating seniors who have made the choice to major in an Art discipline. Students represent a breadth of Art fields such as music, television and film, acting, musical and technical theatre, art history, and architecture. They will be attending fifteen different programs at some of the country’s top schools.

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Arts Recognition Scholars 2017

We are thrilled to recognize our 2017 Arts Scholars! We have 15 SFHS seniors who have committed to the Arts by majoring in a Fine or Applied Art form at a University. The Arts Recognition Ceremony is this Friday May 12, 2017 at 8:00am on the Theatre Stage- Join us in honoring our Troubadours.

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Winter One Acts 2017

Congrats to the SF Players on a great opening night of the One Acts! Two completely different One Acts Shows performed within an evening. These one Acts will be judged and the winning act will be performed for Lenaea competition at the Harris Center.

One Acts 2017:
What Andy Warhol Never Told Me, A short comedy by Robert Pridham

The Trojan Women, By Thom Green and David Blanchard

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SFHS Student wins SCOE Academic Decathlon Art Competition

Congratulations to Anna Lucia Burns ‘19. Anna’s artwork, “The Victory Kiss”, was the winning entry in the SCOE Academic Decathlon Art Competition. Her piece will be featured on the decathlon’s posters and t-shirts. Several other St. Francis students were honored with awards: Elizabeth Chiu (Aesthetics and Design), Grace Conlin (Aesthetics and Design), MiKayla Kauinana (Concept and Content), Emily Fargen (Honorable Mention), Annika Remme (Honorable Mention), and Adithi Benush (Honorable Mention).

A special thank you to Melanie Bown, who integrated this competition into her classroom and gave students an opportunity show their talents to the greater Sacramento community. Additional thanks to Brian Briggs and Barbara Gluvers for their support of the AcaDec program on our campus.

Alumna profile

Olivia Stevenson ‘11

Olivia Stevenson ‘11 received her Master Degree in Theatre from the prestigious Royal Conservatoire of Scotland! Olivia was involved in SF Theatre for the four years she attended SFHS. She was part of three Elly award winning productions and was nominated for multiple individual Elly awards. Mrs. Watson, our Theatre Director, reached out to Olivia for an update on her post-SFHS experience:

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Annual Sacramento Aloha Festival 2015

On Saturday, October 3, 2015, our hula class (Nā Wāhine O ‘Olu Hula) along with Mrs. Macugay’s hula academy (Kūhai Hālau O Kanoheaokalikolaua’e) participated in the Annual Sacramento Aloha Festival at Cal Expo. For almost half the class, it was the first time being on a stage and dancing hula. They performed along with many other hula schools and Hawaiian bands on three different stages throughout the day.

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SFHS Show Choir helping Make a Wish

Our Show Choir girls were busy over the weekend! The seniors did a very special community service project, in which they performed a Disney Medley for a “Make a Wish” child! A little boy named Nolan is losing his eyesight, and his WISH is to go to the Disney Aulani Resort while he can still see the sand, ocean and the Disney characters. Before kids leave on their WISH, they get a special party at The Wishing Place. It’s kind of a Bon Voyage party for him, with 40 of his friends and family to see him receive his wish trip.

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Camp Troubie Musical Theatre Workshop
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Camp Troubie Musical Theatre Workshop

Camp Troubie Musical Theatre Workshop
Summer 2015
“It’s My Party!”

The Camp Troubie Musical Theatre Camp is in full swing. Here is a little peak of a choreography rehearsal led by Camryn  Eilas ‘17 and alumna Julia Rehwald ‘14.  Camryn and Julia returned again this year to choreograph all the musical numbers and help our 21 campers do their best. Camryn is a member of the SF Players and a former camper  and  Julia just completed her first year at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts as a theatre major. 

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String Quartet Takes Gold Command Award

String Quartet Takes Gold Command Award

The SFHS String Quartet which includes Chiara Giordani, Francesca Giordani, Celia Karim, and Ally Zhu participated in the final round of the California State Solo/Ensemble Festival. The event organized by the California Music Educators Association was held at Sac State on Saturday, May 9th! Check out the beautiful video from their performance below. 

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Senior Caroline Mixon Winner of Foundation Award

Photo from 2011-2012 Musical Thoroughly Modern Millie with Caroline Mixon.

Congratulations to senior Caroline Mixon, named an official winner of the National YoungArts Foundation Award!

Caroline is one of 787 winners from 47 states, selected from a pool of more than 11,000 applicants nationwide. Winners were chosen through a multi-tiered, blind adjudication process and evaluated by celebrated masters in their artistic fields.

Caroline has joined the ranks of more than 20,000 YoungArts alumni, including such notable actresses, Vanessa Williams and Kerry Washington, dancer Rachel Moore, Tony Award nominee Raul Esparza, and violinist Jennifer Koh. We are so very proud of Caroline Mixon!!

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2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Announced

(Gold Award winning sculpture 'Old Fiddler' pictured)

Big Honor for Senior Sophie Zepf, who earned regional Silver Key awards for her two written works, ‘The Story’ and ‘Today is the Day’. Sophie also received a regional Gold Key Award for her sculpture ‘Old Fiddler’.

More than 300,000 works were submitted to the The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards nationwide and only the top 40% received some level of recognition. Kudos also to her English instructor, Jennifer Borasi, who continues to ignite the creative passion in all of her students!

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SF Takes Part in Empty Bowls 2015

We are delighted to play a role in the upcoming River City Food Bank’s Empty Bowls fundraiser on March 10th & 11th. Our sculpture classes have donated many wonderful bowls and our lovely and talented Show Choir will be performing during the Luncheon on the 11th. Each ticket includes a hand-crafted bowl as a reminder of hunger in our community. Find out more and support Empty Bowls Here: http://www.rivercityfoodbank.org/empty-bowls/

You won’t want to miss this event – Empty Bowls is RCFB’s signature event that raises funds, friends and awareness for our ongoing fight against hunger in Sacramento County. Last year, Empty Bowls was attended by over 1,300 people and raised more than $100,000, 96% of which directly funds our food programs.

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Lanaea Festival 2015 Medalists

St. Francis Catholic High School - SF Players at Lanaea Festival 2015

Congratulations to the SF Players for a wonderful Lenaea! They played to a standing room only audience and acted their hearts out! Congratulations to our medalist Camryn Elias, Elle Berti, Mary Balestreri and Alida Alaniz!