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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.

Diverse Voices

 

ASC Rows Over to Treasure Island

By Ryan Szeto '14
Associate Editor

OIn September 15, members of ASC will head over to Treasure Island to compete in the annual International Dragon Boat Festival. Teams from around the world flock over to the Bay Area each year to vie for a coveted gold medal and each year, the ASC dragon boat team spends the six weeks leading up to the IDBF diligently practicing at Lake Merced. Ryan Kau '14 said, "For a lot of the inexperienced members of the team, the first few practices are definitely a struggle. As the process goes on, we grow together as a team and form an amazing bond." According to coach Curtis Wong, "In my 11 years of coaching SI's dragon boat team, this year's bunch has the potential to do some great things. We're going to give our competition everything we've got on September 15!" Plenty of familiar faces should be visible as a plethora of other San Francisco schools including Lowell, Lincoln, Galileo, and Washington high school are scheduled to make appearances. Senior Matthew Ocampo stated, "It's always great when fellow classmates can make it to support us in addition to having a blast with all the other attractions at Treasure Island!"

Posted by on Friday September, 13, 2013

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