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Aaron Williams

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.

Rachel Porter

Rachel Porter
Alumni Spotlight
Congratulations to Rachel who has just started her Junior year at the Academy of the Holy Names. She is currently holding a 4.7 GPA and was inducted into the National Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society. Additionally, she was asked to become a member of the National Society of High Scholars. We are so incredibly proud of her. Oh the Places she will go!

Alumni Elizabeth Dolan Valedictory Address at AHN

Congratulations to Espiritu Santo Alumni Elizabeth Dolan on her valedictory address at the Academy of the Holy Names Graduation.

Elizabeth Dolan (A’17) chose to give her valedictory address in poetry form, capturing the essence of Esse Quam Videri in her words. She is heading to Yale in the fall.

Ellie Simmons Receives Anne Frank Humanitarian Award

Mr. Michael Chambers from the Florida Holocaust Museum recently presented junior Ellie Simmons (Alumni Class of 2014)with the Anne Frank Humanitarian Award at CCC. This award honors outstanding humanitarian efforts by high school juniors in public and private schools in Pinellas, Pasco, Hillsborough, Sarasota, and Manatee counties.

Students selected for this award have made a conscious decision to better the lives of other individuals or groups both inside and outside of school activities.

Emily Spaulding Receives Distinguished Senior Award

Emily Spaulding (Alumni Class of 2013) was recently presented the Class of 2017 Distinguished Senior Award at CCC. We are extremely proud of her many accomplishments.

Amanda Restaino, recipient of the Paul R. Perrotta Memorial Scholarship

Amanda Restaino
ESCS Alumni Class of 2013
Kudos to Amanda Restaino, who was the recipient of the Paul R. Perrotta Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was established in memory of CCC alumnus Paul Perrotta ’93 who passed away in 2012.

Jackson Moore, 2017 Salutatorian Clearwater Central Catholic

Jackson Moore
ESCS Alumni Class of 2013
Please join us in congratulating Jackson Moore, who will be the 2017 Salutatorianat Clearwater Central Catholic. Jackson will be attending the University of Miami and studying Accounting.
Additionally, Jackson was presented the Bronze Good Citizenship Medal by Dr. Bob Cundiff of the Sons of the American Revolution, Clearwater Chapter. The award is in recognition for his outstanding qualitites of dependability, leadership, patriotism and character.

Kaitlin Ryan Competes in Scripps National Spelling Bee

Kaitlin Ryan
Scripps National Spelling Bee
Please join us in cheering on Kaitlin Ryan who will be representing Espiritu Santo at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. May 31 – June 1. Tune in to watch the event on ESPN.

Odyssey of the Mind teams advance

Odyssey of the Mind is an international creative problem-solving program that engages students in their learning by allowing their knowledge and ideas to come to life in an exciting, productive environment. Participants build self-confidence, develop life skills, create new friendships, and are able to recognize and explore their true potential. OotM proves that students can have fun while they learn.

Amongst a field of 120 groups, with up to 7 participants each, ECSC students excelled at the regional competition. The following Teams will be advancing to the state competition:

Division II: Nelson/Shaw Team, 2nd Place and OMER Award

Division I: Bennett/Marzocchi Team, 2nd Place

Division I: Miller/Vargas Team, 1st Place

Congratulations to All of Our Participants:

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