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Nathan Nammour, Class of 2010

Near or far, no record was safe from the Belmont University runners on Saturday. Junior Nate Nammour and senior Matt Edwards combined to break three school men’s indoor track and field records on the second day of the Marshall Chipotle Invitational, powering the Bruins to a second-place finish with 110 team points.
Nammour blew past the school marks in both the 200 and 400 meters, while Edwards edged the Belmont record for the 3,000.
Nammour topped his own 400 record set a year ago at this same facility in 48.15 seconds to place first. He took third with a 22.17 in the 200, breaking a record that stood since Brandon Jarnigan ran a 22.21 in 2001. Nammour now owns the school marks in the 200 and 400 for both indoor and outdoor competition.

Hunter Sketch, Class of 2016

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Please join us in congratulating Hunter Sketch who has successfully made the Honor Roll and Deans List every semester this year while attending  Berkeley Preparatory School. We wish him continued success and are extremely proud of his accomplishments.

Espíritu Alumni Achieves Top ACT Score

Dylan Vandall
Class of 2015
Dylan Vandall, son of Michael and Kimberly Vandall and a junior at Jesuit High School, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36. On average, only around one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the U.S. high school graduating class of 2017, only 2,760 out of more than 2 million graduates who took the ACT earned a composite score of 36.
The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science, each scored on a scale of 1-36. A student’s composite score is the average of the four test scores. The score for ACT’s optional writing test is reported separately and is not included within the ACT composite score.
In a letter to the student recognizing this exceptional achievement, ACT Chief Executive Officer Marten Roorda stated, “Your achievement on the ACT is significant and rare. While test scores are just one of multiple criteria that most colleges consider when making admission decisions, your exceptional ACT composite score should prove helpful as you pursue your education and career goals.”
The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement exam that measures what students have learned in school. Students who earn a 36 composite score have likely mastered all of the skills and knowledge they will need to succeed in first-year college courses in the core subject areas. ACT scores are accepted by all major four-year colleges and universities across the U.S.

Jane Wickett : Alumni Class of 2014

Jane Wickett was recently recognized with a college scholarship from the Side Out Foundation. Jane organized our first “Think Pink” Volleyball game at ESCS in October.  The game was an exciting match between Espiritu Santo and St. Cecelia. These two Catholic school communities came together and helped to raise $1,800. Jane will be attending Auburn University in the fall.

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Father Brad Announces Girls Soccer Game

Father Brad recently had the honor of announcing the Clearwater Central Catholic Girls soccer game with Herman Brames. He is pictured above with Espiritu Santo alumni who are current players on the team.
Pictured: Father Brad, Kendall Liermann, Lily Brames, Alexander Ruel, Gaby Sotomoyer, Ashley Moyer, Laurel Egerter, Maddie Hickey, and Emma Agin. 

(Missing from alumni photo are Logan Deckert and Ellie Simmons)

Alumni Spotlight: Lily Brames, Class of 2016

Please join us in congratulating Lily Brames who placed third overall at the District Cross County Championships. She was also recognized by her team as the Most Valuable Player for the 2017 – 2018 season. Additionally, she has earned four varsity letters this year. Her hard work and determination are inspiring and we wish her continued success. Lily currently attends Clearwater Central Catholic.

Alumni Spotlight: Gabrielle Delp

Gabrielle Delp

Class of 2014

Congratulations to Gabrielle Delp who recently signed her National Letter of Intent (NLI) to swim at Davidson College. Additionally, she had the opportunity to lead Academy of the Holy Names to State runner up as team captain this year. We are extremely proud of her hard work and accomplishments!

Nathan Mansour, ESCS Class of 2011

This summer, Nathan Mansour participated in the University of Dayton Summer Appalachia Program. The group travelled to Salyersville, KY which is in one of the most impoverished counties in the nation. For 9 weeks, Nathan and his cohort facilitated a series of summer programs for the children, teens, and elderly in the town. UD students embrace a lifestyle of simplicity – living in a small house with no air conditioning, bathrooms, or cell service. The group spread the Marianist Catholic charism of community through the relationships they built with the people in the area as well as each other. Through living and being with the people of Salyersville, Nathan and the others came to fully understand that just like ourselves, the poor have names and stories. Nathan is a graduate of Espiritu Santo and Jesuit High School.
 
To learn more about the University of Dayton Summer Appalachian Program, please click here.

Aaron Williams, Class of 2014

Aaron Williams
Alumni Spotlight, Jesuit Highschool
Aaron started Cub Scouts at our own Pack 487 when he was in 1st grade and entered Boy Scouts at Troop 475 in the 5th grade.  He eagerly participated in countless scouting events, camp-outs, and field trips. Aaron earned 3 Catholic religious emblem awards, served in 5 Troop leadership positions, and participated in numerous community service projects.  He earned 41 merit badges (20 more than what was required) and completed BSA’s National Youth Leadership Training.  He developed a great love for the outdoors and high adventure, including attending West Virginia’s BSA National Jamboree, scuba diving in the Florida Keys, dog sledding in the Minnesota snow, and backpacking the trails of North Carolina.
For Aaron’s Eagle Scout Service Project, he created the outdoor Stations of the Cross here at Espiritu Santo. To fundraise for his project, Aaron presented his idea in front of all Masses, as well as to various ministries, at our parish and at ESCS.  He inspired parishioners to generously donate almost $60,000, while our parish contributed the remainder needed. Aaron experienced many obstacles and learned invaluable lessons about leadership and perseverance during the project’s almost 4 year timeline.  Our faith community has given Aaron great feedback on this wonderful addition to our Parish’s sacred space.
Aaron’s experiences in Scouting have provided him a strong and wide base of knowledge and skills and have positively developed his character into becoming the young man he is today. Aaron has learned to “do his best”, “be prepared”, appreciate the beauty of God’s creation, and serve others in whatever ways he can.

Alumni Sighting at Threshers Game

Alumni Sighting at Threshers Game
Marco Benson, ESCS class of 2013, and cousin Quinn Benson, Class of 2009, enjoyed reminiscing with Mrs Penn at the Back-to-School Threshers game on August 12, 2017.
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