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Class of 2021 Celebrates Achievement at Senior Convocation

Class of 2021 Celebrates Achievement at Senior Convocation

The Senior Convocation annually celebrates the senior class for their hard work and academic achievements. The seniors and their parents gathered in the Terry Center on May 7th, 2021 at 8:50 am to commemorate their completion of the 2020-2021 school year. Traditionally, the entire Jesuit student body attends Senior convocation, but the event had to be adjusted this year in order to follow COVID guidelines. Nevertheless, the following achievements of our senior brothers will not go unnoticed:

Military Appointments

US Naval Academy

Each year, The United States Naval Academy seeks well-rounded candidates who have done well academically and athletically and have demonstrated strong character and leadership potential.

Approximately 16,000 students compete annually for one of 1,200 slots at the U.S. Naval Academy.  Appointment to the Naval Academy is equivalent to a full 4-year scholarship valued at $400,000 with tuition, books, medical benefits, and monthly salary included.  With 25 majors to offer, graduates of the Academy receive a Bachelor of Science degree, commissioning as Ensign in the Navy or 2nd Lieutenant in the Marine Corps, and will join others in serving our country in many ways, including surface warfare, submarines, Marine Corps Ground and Air, Navy pilots, flight officers, or Navy SEALS.  Shane Hatzmann and Major Kent have been accepted to the Academy.

US Military Academy

Westpoint, the United States military academy, is a college that educates, trains, and inspires the cadet so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of duty, honor, and country. Each year, West Point admits 1,300 cadets from approximately 12,000 applicants. Appointment to the Military Academy is equivalent to a full 4-year scholarship valued at $400,000 with tuition, books, medical benefits, and monthly salary included. Graduates receive a bachelor of science degree and one of the forty-five majors offered and are commissioned as second lieutenants in the US Army. West point graduates will join others in serving our country in one of the army’s branches. Marshall Neri has been accepted to the Academy.

Academic/Extracurricular Awards

Baron Aldrine
Economics

Ronin Armstrong
Ceramics Throwing

Ben Bacile
Economics

Nick Badovinus
AP Comparative Government & Politics
Social Justice & Public Policy
English 4, Modern American Literature

Darrell Bagayna
Slavery, Civil War, Reconstruction

Ethan Benedict
Music Appreciation 1 – Spring

Fred Bowhill
AP Studio Art:  2-D Design

Patricio Boy
Social Justice & Public Policy

Drew Campbell
Lone Rangers
Model UN

Connor Chavez
Spanish 3

Alex Chen
Physics

Charlie Clements
Community Service Leadership

Ben Cooper
AP Calculus AB

Michael Dao
Drawing

Jason Davis
Social Justice & Public Policy

Henry Domine
Jesuit Ranger Sports Network

Diego Elizondo
Community Service Leadership

Holland Ernst
Justice:  Economics
AP Psychology
TXML – Top Scoring Senior

Zachary Freeman
Justice:  Peace & Conflict

Julian Garcia
Christian Relationships
Justice:  Environmental
AP Biology
AP United States Government & Politics
English 4, Modern American Literature
Jesuit’s MAGIS program

Jack Garrison
Christian Relationships
Engineering:  Robotics
AP Spanish Language & Culture
Jesuit Musicians’ Union

Matthew Gonzalez
Ambassadors

Alec Gomez
Stagecraft

Emery Hayden
Community Service Leadership

Sam Henrion
Engineering:  Design Process

Tucker Huhn
Geology
English 4, Non-Fiction

Clayton Jackson
AP Statistics
Government

Chase Jackson
Honors Latin 4

Jonathan Jamison
Economics
Music Appreciation 2

Harrison Karicher
Interreligious Dialogue
Music Appreciation 2

Austin Kayanan
Government

Nathan Kerich
AP Human Geography
Advanced Ceramics

Benton Koch
Stagecraft

Matthew Kucera
Theater Directing

Jordan Lawlar
Engineering:  Design Process
Government
International Relations

Ryan Lengyel
Advanced Ceramics

Ben Levis
Community Service Leadership

Sam Levis
Community Service Leadership

Alvaro Luque
AP Physics C Mechanics

Jack E. Martin
AP European History
Debate Team

Max McFarland
Community Service Leadership

Will McKinney
Justice:  Economics

Alex Mejorado
Justice:  Economics

Connor Menke
Engineering:  Design Process 2
Government

Alex Moini
AP Physics C Electromagnetism

Joshua Montemayor
Anatomy & Physiology

JP Moore
Lone Rangers

Carson Neri
Forensic Science

Lee Ochs
Engineering:  Design Process
English 4, World Literature
Drama Club

Luis Osorio
Social Justice & Public Policy

Kevin O’Sullivan
Music Appreciation 1

Michael Patton
English 4 Southwest Literature

Jack Perdue
History of the Catholic Church

Ethan Power
Post 9/11 – the New Middle East Seminar
Ceramics Throwing

Joshua Ramos
Debate Team

Jordi Reig
AP Studio Art:  Drawing

Jacob Rodriguez
Statistics
Social Justice & Public Policy

William Rudnicki
Justice:  Peace & Conflict
AP Environmental Science
Precalculus
AP Macroeconomics

Jakob Schau
Precalculus

Andrew Michael Sherman
Christian Relationships
Forensic Science
Honors English Seminar
Community Service Leadership

Michael Sowell
Engineering:  Design Process

Ryan Spickard
Stage & Film Writing

Calum Taylor
Chamber Orchestra

Jake Taylor
AP Calculus BC
AP Psychology
AP Physics 2
Community Service Leadership

Luke Toppins
Geology

Kevin Utz
Social Justice & Public Policy
Jesuit Ranger Sports Network

Mitch Villalba
Christian Relationships
Men’s Chorus

Nathan Volle-Kobell
Honors Spanish 4
Men’s Chorus

Sam Walker
Photography

Carter Wiliams
AP Language & Composition

Ethan Williams
Band

Rob Williamson
Music Composition & Film Scoring

Jack Young
Drawing

Joe Zagielski
English 4, Modern American Literature

Books/Plaques

The Hearts on Fire Award

The office of Campus Ministry fosters religious growth in light of Catholic
tradition and the vision of St. Ignatius of Loyola by supporting all members of the
Jesuit Dallas community in their call to proclaim the faith, promote justice, and
grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ. When St. Ignatius sent forth
his men of the society to carry on the mission of Christ, he told them to “set the
world on fire!” Campus Ministry would like to recognize the following seniors
for their dedication to ministry during their time at Jesuit, hoping they too set the
world on fire.  The Hearts on Fire award is presented to:

Patricio Boy
Nathan Volle-Kobell

The St. Peter Canisius Award

The St. Peter Canisius Award honors a graduating senior who, with two or more
years of service, contributed to the student newspaper.  A renowned Jesuit scholar
and doctor of the church, St. Peter Canisius published detailed information on
Catholic teaching in 1555.  His writings enjoyed widespread use in his day and
stood as the church’s standard catechism for centuries. The St. Peter Canisius Award is presented to:

Jason Davis

The Editors-in-Chief

Jesuit honors the Editors-in-Chief of The Last Roundup.  These students have
dedicated years of service and immeasurable contributions in planning, designing,
and creating the yearbook.  They also encouraged excellence from fellow staff
members.
For dedication to The Last Roundup, the Editors-in-Chief Award is presented to:

Sam Levis
Michael Norris

The E.L. Hohman Award

Named for Jesuit’s first band director, The E.L. Hohman Award is presented to
a senior who has excelled in music and has used his gifts with Ignatian spirit.
This year, the E.L. Hohman award is presented to:

Adam McCutcheon

Senior Magis Awards

The Senior Magis awards are given to seniors who, in daily ways, give the magis,
“the more,” to their community.  These students, in studies, in relationships, and
in support of Jesuit, have gone beyond the ordinary.
This year’s Senior Magis Awards are presented to:

Michael Esteve
Ryan Graham
Alex Mejorado
Kevin Utz
Nathan Volle-Kobell

The Thomas Wunderlick Award

The Thomas Wunderlick Award is given in honor of Tom Wunderlick, a 1946
graduate of Jesuit Dallas.  Mr. Wunderlick was the first president of the Jesuit
Alumni Association.  He had four sons graduate from Jesuit, as well as 10
grandsons who have attended our school.  The Wunderlick award is presented
each year to the graduate who has best combined athletic and academic
achievement during his years at Jesuit. The Thomas Wunderlick Award is presented to:

Jordan Lawlar

The Ad Astra Award

The Ad Astra Award recognizes leadership in creating new initiatives in
community service and the development of new programs to serve the Greater
Dallas community.  Ad Astra is a Latin phrase meaning “to the stars.”  The
following students have gone above and beyond in their efforts to serve the
Community Service and Social Justice program. They will wear their medals
during the graduation ceremony. The Ad Astra Award is merited by:

Zach Freeman
Alvaro Luque

The Aloysius Gonzaga Award

The Aloysius Gonzaga Award for outstanding community service is presented to
a student who gives unselfishly of himself to his community.  While still a young
Jesuit, St. Aloysius Gonzaga bravely gave his life ministering to the sick in
Rome.  As the patron saint of our school, we look to Aloysius as a model of
generous service to others. The Aloysius Gonzaga Award is presented to:

Holland Ernst

The Man for Others Award

The Profile of the Jesuit Graduate states, “at graduation, the Jesuit student, well
on the way to establishing his own identity, has also begun to move beyond self-
interest and self-centeredness in human relationships.”  The Jesuit ‘Man for Others’ Award, voted upon by the faculty, is given each year to students who exemplify, in their words and actions, what it means to be a Jesuit student who has moved beyond himself.  This year we honor three seniors who have demonstrated in their dealings with others, the ability to give of themselves selflessly.

Jason Davis
Zach Freeman
Oscar Jarmon

The JSN Award

Each year, the Jesuit Schools Network announces the recipient of an award to be
presented in each of the 52 Jesuit high schools throughout the United States.  In
the words of the JSN, “this award is to be presented to the member of the
graduating class who, as a man for others, models the ideal profile of a graduate
of Jesuit education:  a well-rounded person who is intellectually competent, open
to growth, religious, loving and committed to doing justice in generous service to
the people of God.”

Shane Hatzmann

The Bishop Lynch Award

Jesuit’s highest award for outstanding achievement is named after His Excellency,
the late Joseph Patrick Lynch, Bishop of Dallas, who invited the Jesuits to open a
high school in Dallas in 1942.  It is awarded to the graduating senior, judged by
the faculty to be most representative of Jesuit College Preparatory School, and
most responsive to the influence of the school.  This award is in recognition of
scholastic achievement, combined with character, leadership, participation in
extracurricular activities, and service on behalf of the school and the wider
community. The Bishop Lynch Award is presented to:

Jake Taylor

Stay tuned to The Roundup for updates on the Underclassmen and Junior convocations!