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5/18/2014 4:11:00 PM
School lauded for reducing impact on environment
Jesuit High School photos
The Jesuit High class of 2014.
Jesuit High School photos
The Jesuit High class of 2014.
Jesuit students gather in plaza for May Crowning
Early this month, Jesuit High School senior Cece Wehrley crowned the head Mary with a ring of flowers. She was assisted by fellow senior Jack O’Reilly.

The Annual May Crowning, including prayers, songs and scripture readings, is attended by students, staff and parents. The May Crowning at Jesuit has been a May ritual for more than 15 years when the statue of Mary, Queen of Jesuit High School, was placed in the Hayes Plaza.

This year, the women of the Jesuit choirs sang the the Hail Holy Queen rendition made famous in the 1992 movie “Sister Act.”  

Jesuit High School celebrates the class of 2014 with a baccalaureate Mass set for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 31, in the Knight Center gymnasium on campus. Commencement for the class of more than 300 begins at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 1, also in the Knight Center.

Valedictorians are Jordan Calverley, Christopher Harrop, Nathan Lortz and Taylor Sutton. Salutatorians are Meghana Rao, Matthew Xu and Elizabeth Zhao.

Meanwhile, federal environmental quality and education officials have named Jesuit High School in Portland a model when it comes to sustainable operations, an honor many seniors had a hand in earning.  

Last year, Jesuit received the federal recognition for teaching sustainability. This year, the government is lauding how the school has reduced environmental impacts.  

Jesuit staff and students collect many materials for recycling and strives to use durable dishware for faculty and staff. Jesuit also made strides in the area of energy usage per student and student and faculty commuting via alternative forms of transit has increased. A recent campaign urged motorists waiting on campus to shut down their engines.

"We are especially proud that our students and staff have changed our behavior and institutional practices in order to make a lighter imprint on the earth,” said Paul Hogan, principal of the school in Southwest Portland. “Jesuit students recognize that sustainable human and natural development is a pressing existential issue, and they are determined to make a difference.”

Hogan says students “want to be leaders of a healthier planet, and they plan to tread lightly as make their path."

Jennie Cournia, science teacher and chair of the school's sustainability committee, says the school has documented what it does and initiated conversations about what can be done better.

“Auditing the school's energy use, custodial and maintenance practices, as well as student/staff behavior has increased our awareness of areas on campus that need work and improvement,” Cournia says. “We look forward to continuing this process. This award serves as a milestone for us in our journey toward better stewardship of God's creation."
Jesuit is one of 48 schools in the nation to earn the recognition. State education departments did the nominating.

Here are the graduates: Ulyl Acevedo-Chable, Marco Albanese, Cecelia Alexander, Joseph Alfieri, Emily Allen, Nathaniel Alvey, Terece Anctil, Zachary Anctil, Andrew Andersen, Joshua Anderson, Lucas Andresen, James Arnold, Jordan Ashford, Caitlin August, Caleb Bacos, Connor Baele, Bobak Baradar, Andrew Barrer, Matthew Bauer, Erika Beale, Nicholas Becic, Jack Bell, Mia Berard, Kiely Berg, Max Bettencourt, Savannah Bigley, Patrick Blair, Jordan Blue, Alexander Bolton, Chase Boone, Jacqueline Borok, Jessica Bramlett, Lauren Brandt, Danielle Brown, David Brugato, Daniel Brunette, Matthew Bruns, Timothy Brunson, Benjamin Buchalski, Jordan Calverley, Patrick Carley, Ken Carlson, Christopher Cartasegna, Patrick Casey, Brandon Castaneda, Miguel Estrada, Christopher Chertude, Charles Chimento, Alex Christensen, Carlos Coleman, Casey Collins, Tyler Colson, Madeline Connall, Karin Cota-Robles, Sarah Craven, Darby Cronin, Jacob Cusick, Malcolm Daigle, Julia Daum, Kelly Davidson, Helen Davis, Matthew Dean, Brandon Delplanche, Austen Dennison, Drake Desrosiers, Molly Donlon, Griffin Dordevic, Maxwell Dordevic, Sahil Doshi, Kelsey Downey, Rachel Dulcich, Tara Dunn, Bryce Earhart, Emily Earnshaw, Christopher Edwards, Malia Endres, Catherine Enger, Bailey Enghouse, Nicholas Ensroth, Adam Evetts, Joel Ferraro, Danielle Field, Jessica Finn, Jordan Fleshman, Melissa Flores, Laura Forman, Megan Forster, Stephanie Forsyth, Alexis Frey, Christopher Froude, Richard Ganz, Alexandra Gill, Lauren Glick, Michael Godbout, Matthew Goodman, Marvah Gorlorwulu, Jared Grant, Carly Gray, King Green-Newton, Alexandra Griffin, Zachary Grubb, Evan Haberle, Robin Hackman, Tucker Hamilton, Mollie Handkins, Megan Harper, Christopher Harrop, Peter Haslach, Anna Hauge, Carlie Heckendorn, Madeleine Helfrich, Hunter Henninger, Simone Herzberg, Patrick Hickam, Indy Hickman, Rachel Hickman, John Hockley, Emily Hodges, Riley Hoffman, Ilyssa Holt, Ellie Hoppes, Tate Horstkotte, Eric Hoser, Natalie Hotchkiss, Madeleine Houdroge, Arianna Hudson, Landon Inman, Cole Jacobsen, Austin Jahn, Jenna Jansky, Benjamin Jarrett, Molly Jenkins, Jesse Jimerson, Emily Johnson, Travis Kamerer, Sabrina Kantor, Michael Kelly, Hailey Kern, Claire Kiefel, Calvin Kim, George Kingsley, Erik Klee, Caitlinn Kolibaba, Devin Lalic, Charles Landgraf, Erin Larner, Rose Lee, Eric Leonard, Emily Lesowski, Karyn Levin, Karen Link, Cassie Little, James Loennig, Zachary Loftis, Nathan Lortz, Natalie MacMillan, Hailey Malin, Nivedita Mandal, Griffin Marieb, Wallis Mariucci, Emma Marquard, Tatum Marrs, Emily Martin, Christian Martinek, Madeline Mathews, Dominic McAuliffe, Victoria McCabe, Monica McCall, Claire McCarthy, Patrick McCarthy, John Melito, Alexis Mendelsohn, Sophia Meyer, Christopher Michaelson, Magen Miller, Michael Miller, AnneMarie Minniti, Henry Mondeaux, Eva Morgan, Roman Mori, Mitchell Morse, Taylor Moscoe, Isabel Muench, Peter Murray, Conner Myers, Jack Nadelhoffer, Wyatt Neff, Daniel Nelson, Cayla Nistler, Aaron Nitschke, Leda O'Connor-Mega, Bridget O'Donnell, Megan O'Mara, Jackson O'Reilly, Chaz Olivares, Katherine Ollenbrook, Victoria Orfaly, Francesca Orlando, Adam Ortiz, Claire Pahlmeyer, Eduardo Palacios-Hernandez, Griffin Palmer, Elena Parapounsky, Noah Parker, Jonathan Parsons, Joshua Penaflor, Connor Perkins, Chloe Persichetti, Andrew Petrillo, Molly Petrusich, James Pfluger, Dominic Pham, Evan Pham, Lucas Phillips, Lynden Phillips, Thomas Phillips, Ryan Pimentel, Natalie Ploof, Nicolas Porcelli, Antonio Porreco, Claire Powell, Mitchell Powers, Meghana Rao, George Rask, Monica Regan, Gabriel Rementeria, Samuel Remington, David Ries, Matthew Robinson, Hector Romero-Herrera, Darby Rosette, Joseph Rossyion, Justin Rubyono, Jasmin Ruiz-Martinez, Varun Sah, Eli Saldivar, Savannah Savage, Timothy Sawtelle, Crawford Schafbuch, Mitchell Schafer, Abby Schamp, Garret Scheckla, Taylor Schneck, Allison Schultheis, Logan Schwartz, Carly Seedall, Genevieve Shaffer, Julia Shaffer, Sarah Shank, Andrew Shaw, Anne Shields, Halle Shumaker, Sydney Sirgy, Alfonso Sitenga, Frances Skakel, Michael Skayhan, Catherine Skinner, Kathrina Slater, Justus Smith, Joshua South, Abinaya Srikanthan, Erin Strader, Samuel Strba, Tyler Street, Colleen Sullivan, Taylor Sutton, Jack Sweitzer, Thomas Swide, Makayla Symmonds, Filmon Teklay, Robert Tennant, Cristina Tolosa-Leiva, Sherman Tran, Mary Trausch, Anastasia Tregubova, Robert Truszkowski, Joshua Tsen, Marco Urbina, Arjun Vachhani, Alison Van Dyke, Rachael Vargas, Matthew Veber, Kevin Vincent, Sawyer Vogel, Abigail Wachter, Jackson Wahl, Megan Wark, Zachary Wease, Cecilia Wehrley, Daniel Wendel, Elizabeth Wentross, Trent Werner, Jack Whittaker, Mairead Willis, James Wisniewski, Eric Wood, Alexandre Wuilloud-Aguas, Matthew Xu, Josie Yanzick, Mary Zaro, Zofia Zdanowicz, Jason Zhang, Elizabeth Zhao, Matthew Zweber

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