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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.

We Are SI



By Sam Bernstein ‘14
Associate Editor

Were you excited for your first day of high school?  Dominic Bustillos ’17 is – and for good reason.  While he’s not at Miller Creek anymore, his middle school in San Rafael, Dominic still has the chance to shine as a Renaissance man on the “big stage” at SI. His older brother David ’14 has set high standards to live up to in the Bustillos household, but with all due respect to my esteemed colleague and boss, Dominic has the talent and drive to match, and even surpass, these lofty standards. 

No freshman can fully anticipate their path at SI, but as of now, Dominic hopes to play some combination of cross country, basketball, and track in his first year.  Nevertheless, these significant athletic aspirations do not mean that he plans to be at all limited in other extra-curricular activities.  Like his brother, Dominic plans to write for this renowned publication.

Dominic’s hobbies extend into various forays that include hunting, reading, and strategy games.  Within the classroom, Ms. Dumas will be lucky enough to teach this avid history scholar, something few incoming freshmen can claim on their resume.

By no means is it fair to place standards or expectations on any person entering their first year of high school, so while Dominic is an extremely gifted, capable young man, we must remember that none of his high school story has been written.  Furthermore, I sincerely hope that he looks to not only pursue but expand his interests here at SI where Dominic knows only a few other students; therefore, like many, he will have a blank slate.  For Dominic, he may be in a whole new place, a much bigger pond, but he has all the ability to become a very big fish.



Dominic smiles fearlessly



Posted by on Friday September, 13, 2013


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