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Congratulations Class of 2016

Notre Dame High School San Jose Class of 2016 in front of the California Theater.
Notre Dame High School San Jose Class of 2016’s Kayla-Marie Gigante at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph.
Notre Dame High School San Jose Class of 2016’s Kayla-Marie Gigante at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph.

Congratulations to all of the 2016 graduates!
Archbishop Mitty High School

Bellarmine College Preparatory

Presentation High School

Saint Francis High School

Saint Lawrence Academy

Notre Dame High School San Jose Celebrates Graduation at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph

Notre Dame High School celebrated a Baccalaureate Mass in honor of the Class of 2016, our 165th graduating class, at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph in the heart of our downtown San Jose neighborhood on June 2. The service included reflections by several students including Claire Mondry and Snigdha Banda.

Claire received the Curricular Program Medal for Religious Studies. In the fall, she will attend Fordham University where she will major in humanitarian affairs.

Snigdha received the Margaret Hoffman, SND, Woman of Service Award. She was also one of only 150 students chosen nationwide to receive the Coca Cola Scholars Award, which includes a $20,000 scholarship. Snigdha traveled to Atlanta for four days of networking and education events as well as a reception and awards banquet in conjunction with her award. In the fall Snigdha will attend Rice University as one of only six Rice/Baylor Medical Scholars.

On Saturday, June 4, the Notre Dame community came together again to celebrate as the Class of 2016 Blue and Green Wolves accepted their diplomas at another downtown San Jose landmark, the California Theater. Among the 149 graduates there were an unprecedented 33 who earned Highest Academic Honors, having maintained a minimum 4.45 GPA and taken a minimum of 7 Honors and Advanced Placement classes over their four years of high school. Among those, Anupriya Nag was chosen to deliver the valedictory address.

The Julie Billiart Award is the most prestigious non-academic award given at Notre Dame High School. The recipient is chosen by her classmates for her compassion, caring, service, respect and love of her community. This year’s recipient, Bettina Francisco, who will attend the University of San Francisco in the fall.

The Principal’s Leadership Award is presented to a student who has committed herself to leadership from her first day on campus. Her devotion to her classmates and school is unwavering: she is compassionate, strong, supportive and so much fun. This year’s recipient, Megan Aguilar, held leadership positions throughout her high school years including serving as ASB president her senior year. She will attend Stanford University in the fall where she will study economics.

Two athletic awards were also presented. Danica Crowley, who will attend University of Notre Dame to study finance, was given the Scholar Athlete Award. Ingrid Spielbauer received the Most Valuable Athlete Award. She will attend UCLA in the fall.