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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


The Man To Meet

Jacqueline Boland ’14
Associate Editor

You may know Frank Jefferson ’15 as an athlete, saxophone star or volunteer extraordinaire, but after an inquisition of his life and personal habits, I got to know the talkative, uninhibited, and upbeat junior. Proudly calling Fairfield his hometown, Frank admits the commute to S.I. is a challenging one, but that does not slow him down.

A member of the Varsity Football team, Frank can’t wait to don the esteemed Varsity jacket and enjoy upperclassmen privileges. He also hopes to compete in the long jump and 200 meter dash in track.

In addition to sports, Frank keeps things classy in the jazz band as saxophonist. As Frank says, “Jazz music has also been my thing. Funny part is, I was always a Louis Armstrong fan, so my parents expected me to be a trumpet guy but the sax just kinda stuck.” His confidence and charisma made him a ringer for the opening presentation speaker of the Winter Concert band.

Besides hanging out with his friends in his free time, Frank fills his time outside of school with service. He’s worked with a program in the Presidio called “First Graduate,” which mentors first generation college students. He has also coached his little brother’s basketball team. We found a true “Renaissance” man in Frank Jefferson, and I advise you to hunt him down in the hallways to hear more of his life story.


Frank Jefferson strikes a pose for the camera



Posted by on Friday September, 13, 2013


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