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  • Rethinking Africa: The staff of the African Advocacy Network includes Joe Sciarrillo, pictured here with Jean Elias Xavier, Director Aboudou Traore, Charles Jackson and Clementine Ntshaykolo outside their office in the Dolores Street Community Services building. They help a growing number of African immigrants to the Bay Area who may number as many as 50,000.
  • Retiring Pillars: SI’s faculty surprised Fr. Sauer in May with applause and flowers after the announcement of his reassignment.
  • The SI boys’ lacrosse team enjoyed what may have been best year since its founding nearly a quarter century ago. The lacrosse press ranked the team among the top 15 in the nation as SI turned in another undefeated season in league play – its fourth undefeated season since it joined the WCAL in 2010.
  • Richard Driscoll ’06, a performance engineer for Oracle Team USA that will defend the America’s Cup in September, is among the few locals hunkering down in Pier 80 off Marin Street, where they work 65-hour weeks to make sure that Ellison’s boat sails twice as fast as the wind and maneuvers with precision and power as it takes on challengers from around the world.
  • Retiring Pillars: Since the 1970s, Mary McCarty made sure Latin was a living language for students in her classes.
  • Rethinking Africa: Ira Shaughnessy ’00 spent two years in Ghana from 2007 to 2009 working with the Bormase helping with the cultivation of the Moringa tree, whose leaves are rich in vitamins.

Sports

 

Summer Miles Lead to Autumn Smiles

Francesca Ledesma, '15
Managing Editor

 One team ready to hit the ground running (literally) is the cross country team. Since June, the returning runners from both the boys' and girls' teams have been getting in their summer mileage in hopes of preparing for the team's mile time trial and the upcoming invitationals. "From my own experiences, summer miles are very important and will pay off during the season," said Laura Caricciolo '15.

In addition to frequent morning practices at school, the coaches have implemented a new summer training option: a sleep-away running camp! The last week of July, eight female runners traveled to Lake Tahoe combining work and play.

Veronica Alberts '16 elaborates, "The most beneficial piece of information I got was how to be a good mental runner, which impacts the way you perform."

Andrea Vlahos '14, one of the seniors, described her experience, "It was so much fun, but at the same time it was really informative. I learned a lot from the coaches and trainers." Many of the runners left with new tips for nutrition, goal-making, and proper running form.

                                     

Posted by on Monday October, 21, 2013

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