ALUMNI NEWS                                   FEBRUARY 2017
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Alumni Corner
Mustang News
Upcoming Events
In Memoriam
Keep In Touch
Letter from the Principal, Dr. John Walker,
 
            Greetings from St. Vincent's on the eve of our centennial! Indeed, we turn one hundred years old in 2017-18, and every day I see the picture of our first graduating class on the wall in my office. The profound sense of tradition that we enjoy from our first hundred years is a cherished aspect of the St. Vincent's community.
            We opened this year with the benefit of our newly installed campus-wide Wi-Fi, the result of a campaign last year that now provides internet access for all devices of our students and teachers, enabling us to maximize the best teaching practices afforded by contemporary technology. Among many other programs, this enhanced infrastructure supports our new Computer Graphics and Design class, this year's inauguration of SVTV, and our Digital Media Program, which was funded by substantial grants from PEF and PFO.   Read Full Letter
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Our Mission

The mission of St. Vincent de Paul High School is to educate students through a college preparatory curriculum that develops their spiritual, academic, and social potential.  As a Catholic school, we teach Gospel values and ideals and provide opportunities for our students to experience and grow in their faith.  Our goal is for students to become compassionate, responsible and active members of their communities.
Check out the SVHS Awesometown Video!
 
Homecoming 2016
Thanks to everyone who came out for Homecoming! It was a great day!  Over 50 alumni cheered on the Mustangs as they took on Willits.  Alumni had a bird's eye  view from the Field House as they enjoyed re freshments, delicious food and conversation.
 
Alumni Basketball Games
We had a great Thanksgiving weekend at SVHS! We are thankful for all of the alums that came to vis it and to play in our annual Alumni Basketball Game. We had over 40 men and women participate and many more in the crowd. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you again next year!
 
Alumni Highlight

Jessica Barron, Class of 2013

While attending SVHS, Jessica began singing the national anthem at football games when a halftime singer failed to show up.  This was her first solo performance and she continued to sing at most of the home games for the remainder of the season.  

Jessica began sharing music videos of herself singing on Instagram and was contacted by Tambora Records International LLC.  She signed with them in March, released her first single "No Puedo" and wrapped up production on the song's music video.

Jessica is currently a sophomore at the Dominican University of California's nursing program.  She's working on the lyrics for her second single and sings in a duo at 10:30a.m. Sunday mass at St. Vincent's Church.

Here she is with her mom, and manager, before singing the national anthem at SV's 2016 Homecoming game.
Alumni Highlight

Cullen Carroll, Class of 2009
Interviewed by Natalie Gabrenya, '18

Cullen Carroll graduated St. Vincent de Paul High School in 2009. In these past 7 years, Cullen has been plenty busy attending and graduating from Willamette University, interning at Wake Forest University, receiving a master's degree in Kinesiology from San Jose State University, and currently working for Stanford Athletics. I interviewed Cullen on his current life, his St. Vincent High School experience, and what has changed since he was last playing football for the Mustangs. Click here for full article  
Alumni Speaker Series 

We recently launched a new alumni speaker series here at SV.  Each month an Alum is invited to speak to the junior and senior classes about his or her career. If you are interested in participating as a speaker, please contact the Advancement Department @ 707-763-1032 ext. 163.

Mike Mariano 1995 - December 2016
Our first alumni speaker was Mike Mariano '95 (Senior UI Designer at Disney Interactive). He spoke to the students about his career, the path he took, how SVHS helped prepared him and much more.The students were intrigued and asked several follow up questions. Mike's sister, and fellow alum, Catherine (Mariano) Roby  '99 came to support her big bro.







Nicole Hupke 2011 - January 2017
Nicole Hupke, Class of 2011, currently works for the Golden State Warriors.  She spoke to the students about her individual path and the challenges of knowing what you want to "be when you grow up".  She reassured the students that it's alright not to have it all figured out right now.  She encouraged them to pursue something they enjoy and a career they love will follow.  
 
Alumni Reunions: 
Class of 1976 

The  Class of 1976 celebrated their 40 year reunion in style, Hawaiian style.  Over 20 classmates, and their significant others, soaked up the sun while catching up and sharing stories.   In attendance were: Joanne (Borr) Ferris, Michael Ferris , Tom Farnham , Jessica (Tom's girlfriend), Nancy Bradford, Bob Bradford , Linda (Salvemini) Conner , Libby (Curtis) Bettin , David Bettin, Brian Conner, Keith Manceil, Julie (Sullivan) Mancill , Kathy (Begin) Osborne , Leonardo Naranjo (Kathy's husband) Mike Scott, Lori (Garzelli) Glenn , Chris Borr , Diane Borr, Greg Cella , Patty Cella.

Class of 1986 
Class of 1986 celebrating their 30 year reunion!  They had a great turnout and fun reconnecting with old friends!
T he  Class of 1986 held their 30 year reunion at Seared Restaurant in Petaluma last July.   Over 30 alumn attended and had a great time reconnecting with old friends. In attendance were:  Danielle (Flynn) Basinger Adrienne (Kavanaugh) Kulasingam Darlene (Manning) Levy , Laura Kilgariff,  James Basinger , Jennifer Thompson,  Charlie Bormolini Henri Sarlatte , DeAnne (Sartori) Sarlatte,  Marjie Delamontanya , Wendy (Wickersham) Johnston,  Kenny Scott Joy (Welch) Stachura , Shelly Rutherford,  Renee (Rosales) O'Hare Elizabeth Antonini , Pat Glassmaker,  Troy Dorn, Ron McLean  and  Michael Antongiovanni .

**If your class year ends in a 2 or a 7, you are due for a reunion in 2017.  If you are interested in helping, please contact our office at hsarno@svhs-pet.org or (707)763-1032 ext.163.
Newest Alums - Class of 2016

It doesn't matter if you haven't been in touch with SVHS since you graduated last year or in 1965; it is never too late to reconnect.  And with that reconnection...you will help create a wonderful online SVHS alumni community!  The SVHS office loves hearing from our Alumni.
We love it when our Alumni come back to visit!

Have you moved, graduated from college, taken a new job or changed your email address? Please share your news and keep us informed! Stay connected - click  HERE  to update your information.

Do you need  help planning and upcoming reunion?  We can help!  Contact us at  hsarno@svhs-pet.org .
Become an Alumni Class Ambassador

Class Ambassadors play an important role in keeping their classmates in the loop regarding news and upcoming events and Reunions! Help bring your class together! Contact the Advancement & Alumni office at 707.763.1032 ext. 163 to learn more about becoming a class ambassador.
Debate
Debate News

Did you know our very own Debate Team ranks among the  top 20 in the country?   They are pretty incredible!
 
   
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Mustang  Athletics  

 

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Day of Service 2017 
SVHS Students - A Kindness Revolution
by Lucy Perry '19
Students doing outstanding community service and their stories.   Read Full Article
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Service Day 2017  
 
SVHS Art Angels Giving Back to the Community

St. Vincent Art Angels, a 20 member group, paint the side of the Cavanaugh Gym at the Boys and Girls Club. Their motto is the Ghandi quote "Be the change you wish to see in the world."  
Night of the Arts - December 15, 2016

A packed standing room only e vent that showcased all aspects of our Arts program. Thank you to our faculty and students for your hard work to make this night such a success.


The Future of Journalism at SVHS
by 
Alyssa Morgan, '18

This year, the St. Vincent High School journalism class is reaching out in multiple ways outside of just our traditional newspaper. After a few long weeks of planning, meetings, and thinking, we decided to begin the process of launching a YouTube channel called SVTV. On this channel we would put interviews, sports updates, and our new announcement system. On September 20, we began for many weeks to film our daily announcements Tuesdays, to both engage the student body more and make it overall easier on the teachers and staff.

Read Full Article Here   and s ee what we're up to Journalism Full House .
Teacher Highlight: Monique Pearl
by Julie Sikora, '18

Ms. Monique Pearl has only been apart of our community for a few months, but students are already forming a bond with her that is unbreakable and will only continue to grow stronger.

   

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Upcoming Events: 


Fashion Show ,  March 4, 2017 at Sally Tomatoes at SOMO Village, Rohnert Park
Project Grad  Petaluma Food Festival , March 11, 2017 at the Petaluma Vets Building
Grandparents Parents Day, March 13, 2017 at Tillman Hall, SVHS
$15,000 Tuition Rafflewinner announced on May, 26, 2017 (see below)


12th Annual Tim Shea Day - Friday, May 26, 2017

Tim Shea was a 2001 SVHS graduate. While attending SV he played football and baseball.  He was a member of the Psychos and homecoming king. He had a passion for history and his friends. After graduation, Tim went to junior college and then entered the United States Army and became an Army Ranger. Tim was on his fifth tour of duty when he was killed in action on August 25th, 2001. After Tim's death we created Tim Shea Day to celebrate his life and his connection to our community. We celebrate Mass, have a BBQ and the junior and senior girls play in a powder puff football game. Everyone is invited to join in.  Contact Amy Waud-Reiter at  awaud-reiter@svhs-pet.org

New this year, the winner of the $15,000 Tuition Raffle  will be announced.  Get your tickets now!!

SVHS Celebrates 100 Years!! 
The Centennial is Here - July 2017 through June 2018
 
The 2017-18 school year will represent the 100 year anniversary of 
St. Vincent de Paul High School (SVHS). Over 3,500 students graduated from SVHS to date.  There is so much history to be proud of...and YOU are a very important part of that history!  From July 2017 through the graduation of the Class of 2018, we will celebrate the school's centennial year. We are  looking for a few good men and women to form a SVHS Centennial Committee 
and chair the event.    

                  Volunteer Here

IN OUR PRAYERS  
Gary Ramatici '71

IN OUR PRAYERS  

GIVE to SVHS

Every gift, large or small, truly makes a difference.   Saint Vincent de Paul High School is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a Catholic college preparatory education to as many students as possible. Our goal is for students to become compassionate, responsible and active members of their communities.   Thank you in advance for your support.  

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Keep in Touch!

Have you moved, graduated from college, taken a new job or changed your email address? Please share your news and keep us informed! Stay connected - click  HERE  to update your information.