|5/17/2013 11:57:00 AM|
Jesuit class of 2013 over the top in Christian service
Jesuit High School photo by Kathleen Dunn
Jesuit seniors Jasmine Leewong and Libby Steiner prepare sandwiches on the first Friday of every month for distribution at the Beaverton Transit Center. Teacher Andrea Casey watches.
Jesuit High School photo
The Jesuit High School class of 2013.
|Here are the graduates:|
|Mathias Aguon, Claire Alexander, Luke Amstad, Olivia Anderson, Amara Andre, Michael Arbanas, Katherine Arndorfer, Kathryn Ascher, Ryan Atkinson, Dominic Baldocchi, Marko Baricevic, Ryan Becker, Grant Bell, Katherine Benedict, Patrick Benson, William Bentz, Mario Bisio, Brandon Blau, Laura Bogart, Madison Bogen, Brian Boly, Christopher Braddock, Patricia Brashear, Joshua Braunstein, Douglas Brenner, Danielle Bridges, Corey Brooke, Ryan Brown, Andrew Buhler, Carl Burnham IV, Connor Burris, Andrew Burton, Paul Burton, Richard Butler, Zachary Caballero, Anna Calkins, Lea Campbell, Amanda Carbonari, Mariah Carlson, Mary Beth Carroll, John Cartwright VI, Maria Estrada, Caitlin Chapman, Cameron Chesnutt, Nicholas Choruby, Delanie Clark, John Cline, Ellen Coleman, Xavier Coleman, Benjamin Colley, Cooper Collins, Jake Collins, Patrick Combine, Natalie Corah, Mackenzie Croy, Robert D'Angelo Jr., Alec Damm, Aaron Danowski, Richard Day, Matthew Decker, Brian DeGrandmont, Fitsum Dejene, Joshua DeMarco, Kyra DeStephano, Joy Doane, Patrick Doherty, Patrick Dolan Jr., Matthew Duffy, Joseph Dummer, Kathleen Dunn, Mackenzie Eddy, Elizabeth Edwards, Kyle Elliott, Anne Elorriaga, Timothy Fellin, Mary Ferguson, Megan Ferguson, Alissa Fernandez, Elizabeth Field, Hayden Flake, Thomas Forman, Kelsey Forster, Madeline Fox, Justin Galati, Jasmine Garg, Sheridan Garrett, Nikita Gaurav, Melange Gavin, Alex Gedrose, Matthiew Geulin, Kathryn Ghiorso, Mariah Gibbs, Madison Gilbert, Hannah Gioia, Leonid Gladkov, Andrew Glass, Alexander Glenn, Livia Godaert, Patrick Graham, Madeleine Gram, Jacob Grant, Kelsey Griffin, Rachel Griffith, Heidi Grompe, Connor Groth, Madeleine Grubb, Michael Guzman, Molly Hagler, Courtney Hall, Elle Halliburton, Alexander Harnsberger, Jenna Hart, Benjamin Hartmeier, Stephanie Hastings, Ryan Hauge, Riley Hazard, Peter Heaukulani, Katherine Heinlen, Emily Herbison, Christopher Herrera, Peri Hicks, James Hilary, William Hilton, Carolyn Holce, Maria Hornecker, Nathaniel House, Christopher Hull, Alexandra Husari, Marcus Imponenti, Alexandra Ius, Evan Jarvis, Brittney Johnson, Brooks Johnson, Natalie Johnson, Alex Jones, Mitchell Jones, Phillip Joseph, Sean Justus, Evangelos Kalomiris, Sean Keefer, Benjamin Kennel, Madeline Keudell, Sara Khan, Natalie Kilpatrick, Jennifer Kinsman, Andrew Kirkland, II, Mariel Klein, Kelly Kramer, Ellen Krippaehne, Alexandra Krueger, Alexander LaRue, Connor Leahy, Shanna Lechelt, Jasmine Leewong, Sophie LeRoux, Jonathan Li, Sophia Love, Katherine Lowes, Rachel Mahoney, Claire Makowski, Alex Maldonado-Ruiz, Peter Manicke, Clare Manthey, Olivia Martin, Ireland Massey, Hayley Matson, Alexander Mayer, Josiah McCallister, Kathleen McCarroll, Patrick McClain, Megan McCool, Brian McDavitt, Cooper McDonnell, Patrick McGuirk, Lindsay McIntyre, Colin McKeen, Caitlin McMahon, Madison McNamara, Brigitta McVicker, Conor McWeeney, Matthew Mehigan, Ana Mello, Ryan Meshkin, Thane Meyer, Sean Milligan, Ananth Mohan, Stuart Moss, Sunjay Mouli, Michael Mueller, Juan Mugica, Megan Mullaney, Sophia Munzel, Kelly Murphy, Sarah Murphy, Matthew Nachreiner, Macy Naughton, Shivani Negi, Braden Nelson, James Nguyen, Eleanor Niedermeyer, Connor Nielsen, Hanna Nightingale, Conrad Nilsen, Elliott Nistler, Patrick Nugent, Mathew O'Donnell, Shaunda O'Halloran, Makaela O'Malley, Shannon O'Mara, Jacob Olson, Cozette Palmer, Riley Parham, Micaela Parisi, Richard Pfluger, Cameron Pieratt, Matthew Piercy, Joshua Pierson, Andrew Pollard, Sovijja Pou, Christopher Pozzi, Natalie Press, Austin Quinlan, Jean-Luc Raffaele, Syed Rahman, Tara Raizada, Marina Rake, Khyan Rayner, Joseph Rebagliati, Marissa Renda, Madeline Rice, Rachel Rice, Madison Rich, Max Rich, Shane Richards, Matthew Rinella, Jillian Robinson, Frances Rogers, Samuel Herrera, John Ross, Ryan Rothstein, Eugenia Rott, Tristen Rude, Samual Ruef, Jacob Samwick, Madeline Sandquist, James Scanlan, Lindsay Scanlan, Kelsey Schaefer, John Schiedler, Joel Schierman, Sara Schouten, Erin Schultheis, Natasha Schwartz, Samantha Scoggins, Joshua Sealand, Carly Seguin, Christine Seo, Robert Shannon, Rachel Shaw, Lindsay Sheaffer, Margaret Sheerin, Uzair Sheikh, Courtney Shinseki, Chandler Simich, Jason Smits, Cooper Sprunk, Harrisen Stach, Austin Stapleton, Max Starkel, Greysen Stefani, Alexandra Steiner, Elizabeth Steiner, Oscar Stevenson, Alyssa Stewart, Cody Street, Stephen Talwalkar, Annika Tate, Austin Thompson, Kenneth Timmins, Josephine Todd, Sara Truax, Elizabeth Tsen, Jacquelyn Ulum, Christopher Usi, Mark Vandehey, Taylor VanderZanden, David Vincent, Ba-Thien Vo, Joshua Voelker, Madeleine Waldram, Ellen Walker, Anna Wallace, Mikailla Waltos, Samuel Weber, Megan Wheeler, Alexandra White, Natalie Wiggins, Kaitlin Wikoff, Charles Williams, Tarek Wirfs, Thomas Wise, Blaise Wittenauer-Lee, Nikki Wood, Jessica Wyatt, Martha Wyrsch, Felix Yeung, Melody Yip, Marcus Yoo, Tessa Yost, Jasmine Yousif, John Yung, Albena Zahariev, Jaret Zellmer, Jeffrey Zhang, Katherine Zika|
Madison RichA basket full of bread, peanut butter and jelly, and hot cocoa is placed in front of the altar at Jesuit High School’s Friday liturgies each month along with the Eucharist. The woven basket demonstrates one of the most important values that Jesuit emphasizes: being men and women for others.
The basket eventually travels from its spot in front of the altar to the Beaverton Transit Center, where Jesuit students and faculty hand out free sandwiches and drinks on the first Friday of each month.
The school bids farewell to the class of 2013 — many of whom have taken part on first Fridays — with a Baccalaureate Mass at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1 and commencement at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 2, both in the school's Knight Center.
Valedictorians of the group of 315 are John Cline, Alissa Fernandez, Leonid Gladkov, Natalie Johnson, Jasmine Leewong and Ryan Meshkin. Salutatorians are Patrick Doherty, Livia Godaert and Riley Hazard.
The First Friday Feasts, a term coined at Jesuit four years ago, began when Christian Service director Scott Powers and former Christian service director Kim Bastible were seeking a way for Jesuit students to stay connected with those in the communities immediately surrounding them.
First Friday Feasts seek to help homeless youth in Beaverton because of the continuous rise in numbers of those living on the streets. There are 1.7 million teenagers under 18 living on the streets in the U.S. More than 20,000 reside here in Oregon. The goal of the Jesuit project is to make students aware of the conditions of the community around them while also providing them with an opportunity to participate in an outreach program.
“Not only did I get to participate in an amazing service opportunity, but I got to see what conditions were really like, and that really opened my eyes,” said senior Chris Pozzi, a participant in multiple First Friday Feasts.
The program aims to continue Jesus’ teaching that everyone is welcome at his table. Students are not only given an opportunity to serve, but an opportunity to prolong Jesus’ idea that everyone is created equally in his image.
Attendance at even one First Friday Feast has been eye-opening for many students, allowing them to see what life is really like for so many homeless teenagers in the Portland Metro Area.
“I think what really strikes students is that the random act of kindness they are performing goes a long way to help a world that many people choose not to see,” said Powers.
The assistance that Jesuit students provide is sure to leave a lasting impact, and is changing the world, one peanut butter and jelly sandwich at a time.
The class of 2013 performed 45,583 total service hours. That's an average of almost 148 hours per student. Overall, there were more than 26,000 hours performed beyond requirements.