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Alumni Spotlight: Mark Rumsey, Class of 2016

Mark Rumsey, Espiritu Santo Class of 2016 is featured in the far right hand side of photo above.
Please join us in congratulating Mark Rumsey who was just named one of Jesuit’s nine National Merit Semifinalists for 2019-20. Nine National Merit Semifinalists in one year is tied for the second-most in the school’s history. Over the past seven years, Jesuit has had more boys Semifinalists – 42 – than any high school in the Tampa Bay area, including a school-record 12 last school year.
The prestigious National Merit Scholarship Program, which is in its 65th year, announced this week approximately 16,000 Semifinalists nationwide. Semifinalists are selected based on their scores on the PSAT, a standardized test administered their junior year. More than 1.5 million nationwide took the PSAT last year, and less than one-half of 1% of all seniors are being honored as Semifinalists.
In addition to having more boys National Merit Semifinalists than any school in the area, Jesuit also ranks 6th among the nearly 43 college prep Jesuit high schools in the nation in percentage of its seniors who attained National Merit Semifinalist status, 4.37%.
The nine Jesuit seniors will continue in the pursuit of some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. More than 90 percent of the Semifinalists will attain Finalist standing, and more than half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.

Espiritu Alumni Wins Prestigious Financial Award: Madison Rooth, Class of 2015

Please join us in congratulating Espiritu Alumni Madison Rooth, who recently became the recipient of the Florida Institute of Technology’s most prestigious financial award.
Madison received a full, four-year scholarship which included all tuition and university fees, a room in Harris Village’s Farmer Hall and the regular university meal plan. Additionally, she will be given a stipend between her junior and senior years for enrichment through Florida Tech’s summer study abroad program at Oxford University.
Madison received this amazing honor for her exceptional academic achievements which ranked her among the top five percent of her graduating class at the Academy of Holy Names and outstanding personal character. We wish her continued success.

Alumni Spotlight Mark Rumsey, Class of 2016


Congratulations Espiritu alumni Mark Rumsey who was recognized this summer as one of Jesuit High School of Tampa’s top students in Class Achievement. During the Spring 2019 semester, Mark earned Six First Honors recognitions. Subjects included Spanish 4 Honors, Principles of Engineering Honors, AP English Language & Composition, AP Calculus AB, Christian Morality, and Physics Honors.
Class Achievement is an academic recognition program at Jesuit that awards First Honors and Second Honors to the top two students in each class section every semester.

Alumni Spotlight Emily Spaulding, Class of 2013


Congratulations to Espiritu Alumni Emily Spaulding who recently published an article
for Wellesley College. Emily highlighted her work at New York City’s Social Accountability International, a non-profit non-governmental organization advocating for human rights in the workplace. We wish her continued success.

Alumni Spotlight: Matthew Justin, Class of 2018


Congratulations to Espiritu Santo alumni Matthew Justin, class of 2018, who was recently awarded the St. Peter Claver service award for the Jesuit High School freshman class. We are extremely proud of his commitment, dedication and compassion for helping others in his community and look forwarded to watching him continue to excel in high school.

Alumni Spotlight: Sebastián Antonio López Cot, Class of 2011


Join us in congratulating Alumni, Sebastián Antonio López Cot (2011), on his graduation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with a Bachelors in Science, with a Major in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and a Concentration in Science, Technology and Society. Sebastian will continue studies for his Master’s Degree as a Research Assistant at MIT. He will Major in Artificial Intelligence Engineering. This summer he will be working as an Intern with Uber, on Autonomous Cars, at Pittsburgh.

Alumni Spotlight: Jesuit Production Features Three ESCS Alumni

Jesuit’s upcoming production of The Three Musketeers will feature three Espiritu Alumni from the Class of 2018, Maeve Miller, Arianna Cortes and Matthew Justin. Maeve’s caricature is featured on the attached poster as her character, “Sabine” … the swash-buckling sister of protagonist D’Artagnan.
Performances will take place at Jesuit on Friday, April 12 at 7:00 pm, Saturday April 13 at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm. We look forward to watching them perform!

Alumni Spotlight: CCC National Honor Society Inductions

Congratulations to our Espiritu alumni who were recently inducted into the Clearwater Central Catholic High School National Honor Society. The National Honor Society recognizes Juniors and Seniors with an overall GPA of 3.75, exemplifying the four cornerstones of membership as outlined for Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character and who are identified as a student in good standing under both the offices of Learning and Achievement and Personal Growth.
Juniors Left to Right: Connor Pelesh, Lily Brames, Logan Deckert, Anna Williams, Katie Rouge, Samantha Crown, Emma Agin, and Brad Seale Missing from photo: Travis Egerter, Kyra Thibodeau

Hunter & Avery Sketch: Alumni 2016 and 2018

Come out and watch Espiritu alumni Hunter and Avery Sketch in Berkeley Prep’s upcoming spring musical Chicago. Chicago, is the longest-running revival and longest-running musical in Broadway history. Set in the fun and dangerous 1920s, the high school edition of this timeless classic features such favorites as “All That Jazz” and “Cell Block Tango.” Purchase tickets here.
Performance Dates and Times:March 14 at 7:00 p.m.March 15 at 7:00 p.m.March 16 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.