Seniors

Overview

Senior Class Page

Bookmark this page to view to most current updates for Seniors and their families. We will post all communications via email as well as news posts that pertain to Senior Families on this page.  

 

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Optional Testing on Wednesday, October 13 for the Classes of 2022, 2023, and 2024

  • Sophomores, Class of 2024: PreACT
  • Juniors, Class of 2023: PSAT
  • Seniors, Class of 2022: SAT

Students were emailed testing information and must sign up via a Google Form by September 3 in order to take one of these optional tests.  

Any student not taking a test on that day does not need to come to campus.  Regular instruction will resume on Thursday, October 14th.  

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Kairos sign ups are up!

We highly encourage you to attend one of the first Kairos’. Gives you a chance to bond with your class after a long time of distance. (It will raise your likelihood to lead if you are interested in that as well.) To sign up please have your parents register you at https://stfrancisretreats.campbrainregistration.com/

Dates available are:

K83: September- 14-17 2021

K84: November 16-19 2021

K85 Full

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Kitchen Intern – Jrs. & Srs.

Do you want to be a Kitchen Intern? If so, check your email from Ms. Bueno or pop into the Dining Hall after school on Thursday or Friday 12:45! First Come First Serve!

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Senior Sunrise

Senior sunrise is Friday, August 13th from 6:00 am – 7:00 am. Seniors are invited to bring a blanket and watch the sunrise on the SFHS soccer field with their classmates. This is the first Friday Seniors are also allowed to wear their college shirt/sweatshirt.

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St. Francis Day, A day at the ZOO!!

Mark your calendars for October 7th from 2:30-5:30 pm for our drive-thru parade festivities!!

We will maintain our costume tradition, so start brainstorming!! The theme is a day at the zoo. Animals, zoo keepers, tourists, vets, etc. be creative with your friends and your families! We will have pet blessings, so dress up your pets and bring them along for our distanced celebration! We will have music, treats and more!! 

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Athlete Registration

All those who are thinking about participating in athletics this year, be sure to register at GoTroubies.com under “Athlete Registration”.  That will take you to our Final Forms account where you can submit forms and let us know what teams you are interested in.  Everyone must indicate the teams they are interested in trying-out for Final Forms to ensure they get all of the communications related to that sport.  Even returning players must update their sports as that does not automatically roll-over from year to year.

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Mathletes Interest Meeting on Aug 26

Mathletes interest meeting will be held over zoom on Wednesday, August 26 at 12:15 (during lunch.) If you like math or if you would like to try befriending it, join us.

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Guardian Angel 2020-21 Peer Team Summer Training

St. Francis High School’s 2020-2021 Guardian Angel Peer Team met today via zoom. They are taking part in training to help get prepared for the school year ahead. The Guardian Angels along with our Wellness Team are really excited to reconnect with you all, and of course meet our new Troubadours! 

Alumna Aine Colgan, Class of 2019, wrote a wonderful article for the 2019 Winter Pax Magazine about the SFHS Guardian Angels, and her experience as a member. Here is a little excerpt: “The “Guardian Angels” peer team is a dedicated group of Troubies who have been trained to help classmates address conflicts and provide support for them as they face the pressures in life. The peer team’s goal is to support, enhance and overall help improve students lives via a peer sisterhood experience here at St. Francis Catholic High School.”  Check out the Full article below

PS: Keep any eye out for more from our Guardian Angels & Troubies can contact our wellness team with questions 

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Senior College Workshops

On Monday, August 3rd, the Guidance College Team began hosting daily college workshops from 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. for the Class of 2021.  These video conference college application workshops will run Monday through Thursday for the entire month of August.  Senior students can attend any or all of the workshops. Check out your email for more details and click on this link to see the schedule of workshops being offered. See you there Simbas!    View Schedule of Events PDF HERE

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Virtual Dance Showcase

Haven’t had a chance to watch the Virtual Dance Showcase yet? 

For those of you that don’t know about our annual Spring Dance Showcase, it’s a culmination of student choreographed works (usually performed live). Juniors & Seniors work with underclassmen in their respective companies to create original work and this year was no different! The amount of creativity and collaboration that the students had this year was exciting! The video now includes ALL student works. (I had many technical issues!) 

Please enjoy!

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Class of 2020 Arts Scholars

Congratulations to the following students who have committed to the Arts by majoring in a Visual or Performing Art form

Giuliana Brida | Dance and Journalism
Fiona Galvin | Ballet and Kinesiology
Aurora Giacobbe| Film and Media Production
Mackenzie Holmes| Creative Producing
Madigan Hunt| Screenwriting
Julia Long| Art History
Madison Reyes| Design
Molly Southard|  Interior Design
Neda Tajlil| Film
Kathryn Uliana| Theatre

Giuliana Brida

New York University, New York City             
Major: Dance and Journalism

“Gigi” found her passion for ballet at age two. At 11, she was the youngest dancer to be promoted as Apprentice with PH Classical Ballet. At 15 she was promoted to soloist with the pre-professional ballet company. Gigi has performed in Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, Romeo & Juliet, Swan Lake, Napoli, several other classical pieces, and 14 consecutive years of the Nutcracker. At 16, Gigi transferred to The School of Sacramento Ballet and is currently a member of their pre-professional training program under the direction of Cynthia Drayer.

From freshman through junior years, Gigi was a member of SFHS Dance Company and a current Dance Captain. As a senior, she is a member of the SFHS Show Choir team. This year Gigi joined the Apprentice Dance Company in order to continue dancing, as she is the current SFHS Student Body President.

In 2017 Gigi was awarded and recognized by the California State Senate for her dedication to Classical Ballet. Next fall, Gigi will move to the east coast to attend New York University where she will double major in Journalism and Dance. Gigi is grateful to her parents Linda and Greg.

She would like to thank Agata Grzelak for her unconditional support and guidance. She would also like to thank Cassey McGreevy for her leadership guidance; as well as her English Instructors Stacy McDonaldcy, Tim Gracyk, Sarah Symkowick, and Mari Kirstien for their assistance in helping her find her second passion in English.

 

Fiona Galvin

University of Utah, Salt Lake City      
Major: Ballet and Kinesiology

Fiona has been dancing ballet since the age of 4 and is currently a member at Deane Dance Center and is in their Sacramento Civic Ballet Company. At Deane Dance Center, Fiona also teaches dance and is currently in the ballet of The Sleeping Beauty. Besides dancing outside of school, Fiona has been on SF Dance Company since freshman year and is serving as dance captain this year. She is also choreographer of show choir. Fiona has participated in musicals at SF including Little Women, The Boyfriend, and Chicago. This year, Fiona was assistant choreographer for The Music Man. Fiona is inspired to continue dance into college due to the support she receives from her family and friends. She can’t wait to have new experiences and try new things in the college dance environment.  

Aurora Giacobbe

The New School, New York City                
Major: Film and Media Production

Aurora has been involved in the arts since a young age and continued this involvement during her time at St. Francis. She took Theatre Arts her freshman year and has been in Honors SF Players since. She performed in the One-Act at Lenaea Theatre Festival all three years she has been in the class and has also competed in the Musical Theatre category at the festival, winning bronze for her piece twice. Aurora has also assistant directed two shows at St. Francis; the 2018 production of Chicago and this past fall’s production of The Tempest. Last year, Aurora had the opportunity to create a short film for her capstone project titled The St. Francis Experience. She co-wrote, co-directed, and edited the film for class, also writing a research essay regarding the project. Aurora is continuing her love for storytelling and the arts in college by majoring in film, as she hopes to pursue a career in film or television production.

Mackenzie Holmes

Dodge College of Film and Media Arts-Chapman University, Orange                
Major: Creative Producing

Mackenzie has been involved in theatre at SF for the past four years. She has been in quite a few productions at St.Francis; her roles this past year included Gonzalo in The Tempest and Eulalie Mckecknie Shinn in The Music Man. She is extremely thankful for her teachers especially Kiera Anderson for pushing her to pursue her passions in film. Mackenzie is excited to be attending Chapman University in the Dodge College as a creative producing major!

Madigan Hunt

Chapman University, Orange                 
Major: Screenwriting

Madigan has been writing creatively since she could hold a notebook and pen. In 2015, she self-published her first novel and has been participating annually in National Novel Writing Month ever since. During the summer of 2017, she was accepted into The University of Virginia’s Young Writers Program – an intensive workshop with classes spanning fiction to screenwriting – where she continued to grow her portfolio of creative works. Throughout her years of schooling, she’s written for school newspapers and broadcast shows, and currently holds the position of Copy Editor of the St. Francis yearbook. Off-campus, she runs a writing blog where she posts short stories, poetry, and various tips or writing events. Her decision to pursue a career in writing for film and television shouldn’t come as a surprise to her friends who’ve had to listen to her rant about character development in every show they watch, and she’s extremely excited to make a difference in the world of screenwriting.

Julia Long

Sierra College, Rocklin                 
Major: Art History
Minor: Photography

Julia is a member of the SF Art Club. She has taken Honors Art History, AP Studio Art, and photography classes during her years at St. Francis. She is inspired by the world and people around her. Throughout her life she has been encouraged to pursue her love of art by her family and friends.

Madison Reyes

University of San Francisco                
Major: Design

Madison has been passionate about all mediums of art for her whole life, engaging in painting and drawing at a very young age; however, her main passion for digital art stemmed from her love of watching cartoons, animated movies, and music videos as a kid. At the age of ten, she convinced her parents to buy her a drawing tablet and self-taught herself new techniques through online resources and a lot of practice. Since then, she’s grown to see the world through a new lens, appreciating design and visual aesthetics more than the average person. In high school, Madi was able to pursue her passion for art and design through AP Studio Art, her role as the editor of the St. Francis yearbook, and creating designs for club t-shirts and other items for students on campus. She was also voted Most Artistic by her classmates at junior prom! In her free time, she ventures into trying everything from designing tattoos and music promotion material to posting original drawings on her Instagram account centered around her art. She thanks her parents and friends for supporting her passion projects and encouraging her to pursue her dreams.

Molly Southard

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff                  
Major: Interior Design

Molly has been a part of tech for the past four years. She has enjoyed her time in various dance, choir, and art classes throughout the years. She was heavily involved in homecoming: both with her class decorations and lighting for all of the classes. She has been able to explore different aspects of theatre while at St. Francis including stage management and scenic design. She won Outstanding Set Design in this past year’s Lenaea festival for her set design of The Tempest. Molly is very thankful for the various people she has been able to work with for the past four years and the lasting friendships she has made. She is very excited to be studying interior design at Northern Arizona University in the fall. 

Neda Tajlil

Sacramento State University, Sacramento                   
Major: Film

Neda Tajlil is excited to be majoring in film at Sacramento State University in the fall. She has always wanted to be involved in the film industry. She will explore cinematography, screenplay, and film theory at university. She developed her passion for the arts by taking several theatre classes at SFHS. She has taken Acting One her freshman year, Theatre Arts her sophomore year, and SF Players her junior year. During junior year, Neda went to the Lenaea Theatre Festival with her class for the first time. They won gold for their one-act entitled girl. Neda developed her passion for filmmaking when she and her classmates explored it in one of her theatre classes. She was inspired to become a film major due to her many wonderful experiences with the arts at SFHS. 

Kathryn Uliana

University of South Wales or University of Chester (Undecided)                   
Major: Theatre

Kathryn has been doing arts at St. Francis all four years. She sang with the Chamber Choir, performed in Honors Theater Arts, and in the St. Francis shows. Her favorite arts experience was The Tempest.

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Senior Survey Results Update
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4-29-20

Dear Senior Families,

I want to thank you all for your prompt response to our senior parent survey that went out on Friday, April 24th. As of the 11:59pm deadline Monday night, we received 127 responses from parents and 164 from Seniors. We appreciate all the thought and candor that went into completing these.