Category: Alumni Post

SHC Visits Dolby Laboratories

  SHC Inquiry & Innovation students recently visited Dolby Laboratories, Inc. for a behind-the-scenes tour of their facilities and an exclusive look at the science behind their new sound technology, Dolby Atmos. Dolby recording studio Students visited Dolby’s new... Read More

Julianne Cravotto ’15: 2016 Fulbright Summer Institute Participant

  In just a couple weeks SHC alumna and University of California at Davis student Julianne Cravotto ’15 will journey to Northern Ireland as a Fulbright Summer Institute Participant at Queen’s University Belfast. Fulbright’s prestigious Summer Institutes to the United Kingdom is an... Read More

Class of 2016 Commencement Speeches

SHC bid farewell to 284 graduates on Saturday, May 21 at The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption. In a beautiful ceremony, the Class of 2016 Valedictorian and Salutatorian addressed their fellow classmates with inspiring words. The speeches are reproduced here for your enjoyment! Ekaterina... Read More

Back to School, Again

Backpack filled with blank paper, several pens, and the required readings? Check. Clean shirt and pants pressed? Check. Class syllabus reviewed at least 10 times? Check. Butterflies in the stomach? Check, check, and check. Now, all I needed was a good night’s sleep, though the butterflies made... Read More

A Single Droplet: Precious Listana ’15 Makes a Global Impact

Before she heads to the University of California at Berkeley this fall, Precious Listana ’15 is making her mark in the international community as an esteemed Borlaug-Ruan Intern, working with International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics in India. As a Borlaug-Ruan Intern,... Read More

The Smiles of Zimbabwe

by Tess Murphy ’07 When I was placed in Africa for my Kiva fellowship, I quickly realized I didn’t know anything about Zimbabwe. I didn’t really know much about any of the countries I wrote down, I just knew I wanted to go to Africa. Africa is huge. Africa is a mystery. I needed to see it... Read More

When Five Hundred is Worth a Million

Kevin Buckley '13 became the first senior in the history of SHC to receive a standing ovation at graduation. His fellow classmates rose to their feet after his name was announced as the winner of the prestigious and hard-earned Robert West Loyalty & Service Award. A wonderful young man with a... Read More

Elizabeth Quinlan ’10 On the Complexity of Service

Elizabeth Quinlan '10 shares what she discovered as a Princeton in Africa Fellow, and the ways in which Leaving to Serve surprised and challenged her. When I think of my last day of high school in May 2010, one memory sits in the front of my mind: I’m riding home in my dad’s pickup... Read More

Top 5 Reasons to Leave California for College

From the unbeatable weather year-round to the tremendous diversity of people and culture (and hundreds of other reasons), California is widely recognized as one of the top states in which to live. In fact, the proof is in the numbers. In addition to being the most populous state, California... Read More

The Varelas: SHC Family of 10

Rafael Varela and his wife, Lilia, have sent each of their eight children to SHC. Their love for SHC grows with each child, a testament to the school's important role in the development of each of the Varela students. Mr. Varela shares with us his experience as an SHC family of 10. How many... Read More