• Lynsey went to Clearwater Central Catholic where she was in many honor societies, clubs, sports, theater plays and student council. She graduated with her International Baccalaureate diploma in 2014
• She attended North Carolina State University where she graduated in 2017 Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Industrial Design and a minor in graphic communications
• Lynsey moved back to the Tampa Bay Area and has been a graphic designer, packaging designer and product designer for Cousin Corporation of America where she designs for brands like LaurDIY and Swarovski and CousinDIY brand
•She is currently pursuing her MBA and an MS in Marketing at University of Tampa. Lynsey is on course to finish both degrees in 2020
Each quarter, the freshman teachers at the Academy of the Holy Names choose students for the Esse Quam Videri award. This award is given to the freshmen who most closely exemplify Academy’s motto, Esse Quam Videri, which means “to be, rather than to seem.” Congratulations to Espiritu Alumni from the Class of 2018 Maeve Miller and Arianna Cortes for receiving the award this quarter.
Congratulations to our Espiritu Alumni who made Principal’s Honor Roll and Honor Roll at Jesuit High School for their strong academic performances in the fall 2018 semester. Students listed on the Principal’s Honor Roll earned no grade lower than an ‘A’ in any class, and Honor Roll students earned no grade lower than a ‘B.’ We are extremely proud of their achievements and wish them continued success.
Rory Hicks, Espiritu Class of 2015, has been receiving a tremendous amount of attention for his amazing athleticism on the Clearwater Central Catholic football team this season. He was recently chosen to be the Spectrum Sports Athlete of the Week as well as highlighted in a Tampa Bay Times article. We are extremely proud of him and wish him continued success both on and off the field.
Danny Vargas, Espiritu class of 2018 and the Jesuit JV wrestling team are off to a great start the season. The team opened their season with a championship game at the Leviga JV Invitational at Springstead High School. Danny Vargas had a third place finish. The Tigers also had an amazing performance at a round robin tournament at Palmetto High School. Seven Tigers including Vargas finished undefeated in the team victory.
Alumnus Elizabeth Dolan, Class of 2013, coupled her love of running and her passion for helping families stricken with pediatric cancer by founding Cross Out Cancer 5k Race. Cross Out Cancer is a 100% Student Run charity comprised of cross country runners from 11 high schools around Tampa Bay. To date, they have raised $250,000 dollars, since the inaugural race in 2015, for John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg. All monies raised go into a restricted fun to aid families in their financial need during their child’s treatment. Cross Out Cancer is powered by teens stepping up to make a difference in their community.
Matt Ruel, Espiritu Class of 2012, leads the Gonzaga golf team in Ka’Anapali collegiate golf classic in Lahaina Hawaii this weekend.
Ruel tied for 24th place over all. He shot a 208 (5 under par for the tournament) He was the top golfer for Gonzaga University and his team finished tied for 13th place in the tournament. We are extremely happy and wish him continued success.
Espiritu alumni on the Clearwater Central Catholic girl’s cross-country team took first place at districts recently. Lily Brames (Class of 2016 ), Isabel Gaffney (Class of 2017) and Skyler Carlson (Class of 2018).
Espiritu Alumni, Anna Williams, is an ambassador for the Side-Out Foundation. Anna is currently raising money to help support patients with stage 4 breast cancer, the most advanced form of the disease and the least funded area of research. Anna follows in the footsteps of Jane Wickett, another Espiritu alumni and daughter of Coach Mikki Wickett, who successfully launched the Think Pink Rally event for ESCS last year and earned a scholarship from her efforts. So far, Anna has raised donations from the Espiritu Think Pink volleyball spirit game a couple weeks ago and a pink dress-down day last week at CCC, where she is currently in her junior year. Espiritu will host a pink dress-down day next month for the same cause, so please stay tuned. If you wish to learn more about Anna and the Side-Out Foundation, please click here.