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In The News 2016-2017

Sharing the Great News @ Judge!

 

Congratulations to the following seniors, honored by the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program:

Matthew Benvegnu, commended student

Mary Oliver, National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar

Victoria Stevens, semifinalist

Victoria Stevens, National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars

 

Congratulations to these 14 seniors who have been nominated for Fall 2016 UHSAA Academic All-State honors: 

Eric Heideman, boys' cross country

Matthew Benvegnu, boys' golf

Jackson Boomer, football

William Ryan III, football

Andreas Cordova, football

Seiji Nagasawa, football

Nicholas Turner, football

Alexandra Eggert, girls' cross country

Annika Dean, girls' soccer

Lily Nilsen, girls' soccer

QiQi Chen, girls' tennis

Margaret Lewis, girls' tennis

Jessica Jenny, girls' tennis

Margaret Wallace, girls' tennis

 

Congratulations to our 2016-2017 Bulldogs of the Month:

January 2017: Matthew Benvegnu, Class of 2017
December 2016: Abby Berceau, Class of 2018
November 2016: Ben Butcher, Class of 2017
October 2016:  Lauren Larson, Class of 2019
September 2016:  Cole Hazel, Class of 2019  

Congratulations to the following members of the Class of 2020 elected to Student Council leadership positions for 2016-2017

Zak Baumann, Frosh Class President

Simon Briesacher

Ellie Han

Maggie Harmston

Sarah Jepsen

 

January-June 2017

Chris Clyne, class of 2019, was selected as a finalist in the 2017 Poetry Out Loud school competition. He will go on to compete in the Regional competition on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Marmalade Public Library. 

Ellie Cordova, class of 2017, who is a recipient of a Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program award. Leaders and Achievers, funded through the Comcast Foundation, recognizes high school seniors for their commitment to community service, academics and demonstrated leadership.
 
Jason Lovato, class of 2018, earned 4th place in the state-qualifying match in wrestling.
 
Will Ryan, class of 2017, was selected as a recipient of Congressman Chris Stewart’s Patriotism & Service award for exemplifying leadership, exceptional citizenship, dedication, patriotism and service in the community. He was presented with this prestigious award at a special ceremony that took place at the Utah State Capital.

Victoria Stevens, class of 2017, has been named as a candidate in the 2017 US Presidential Scholars Program. She is one of 4,000 (out of approx. 3.5 million) high school students to receive this invitation. Presidential Scholars will be announced in the spring.
 
Victoria Stevens, class of 2017 was selected for the USAA Academic All-State 4A Team for Swimming. The combined GPA for the 4A team was 4.0.

Seniors, Andreas Cordova and Ryan Kenny were named Salt Lake Tribune Trib Preps 3AA All-State Football Team Honorable Mention.
 
Seniors, Louis Fisher, Caroline Yannelli, Erin Morgan, and Alezandra Eggert, were nominated for USAA Academic All-State for swimming.

Five members of Judge girls’ soccer team were featured in the Intermountain Catholic article titled, “Five Judge Memorial CHS soccer players to spend Christmas break helping girls in India”, by Alex Harrington. The article focused on the students’ service trip to India with the organization “Goals for Girls”, whose mission is connecting “girls from around the world to address social and health challenges through cultural exchange, service, and soccer.” Students took donated soccer equipment with them to share with girls in India.
 
Deidra & Laney Rob a Train premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last week and was filmed at Judge Memorial CHS. It will be released on Netflix March 17, 2017. Official trailer may be seen on IMDB.com. Check out this IMDB trailer to see what all was going on over the summer at Judge. You may recognize a few familiar sights.

Summer-December 2016
Vanessa Austin, class of 2017, was named Deseret News girls basketball player of the week in December for averaging a double-double (points and rebounds) in wins over East and Maple Mountain.


Vanessa Austin, class of 2017, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play women's basketball with California State Bakersfield. CS Bakersfield competes in the Western Athletic Conference and is NCAA Division 1 Tournament eligible. Congratulations to Vanessa and her family!

Sophie Barajas, Class of 2018, is a dancer with the Utah'ko Triskalariak Basque dancers. From July 1-3, 2016, the dancers performed at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington D.C., which showcased the Basque culture this year. It was an awesome experience!

Tom Bettin, Judge faculty member, alumnus (Class of '67), and renowned artist opened an exhibition of his current art work at Phillips Gallery, September 16 - October 14, 2016. 

 

Sierra Bieling, Class of 2020, and Foster Dennin, Class of 2016, went on a mission trip to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota as part of the youth group at St. John the Baptist Parish. Sierra and Foster spent the week helping the local residents with projects in their community such as painting, assisting with the kids club, and other cleanup jobs.

Jack Boomer, Class of 2017, is one of three Judge Semifinalists (Ben Butcher and Aluwet Deng) in the prestigious Coca-Cola Scholars Program! 1,914 students were selected from nearly 86,000 applicants from across the country to continue through the selection process. Judge was the only Utah school with three Semifinalists! 250 Semifinalists will advance as Regional Finalists, with 150 becoming Coca-Cola Scholars. 

Madelyn Bossarte, Class of 2020, and her family hosted a teen from Northern Ireland as volunteer hosts for the Ulster Project. The Bossartes had a great experience sharing American culture, supporting service projects, experiencing the great outdoors, and meeting other families within the project. Madelyn proclaimed it the "best month of my life!".

Ben Butcher, Class of 2017, is one of three Judge Semifinalists (Jack Boomer and Aluwet Deng) in the prestigious Coca-Cola Scholars Program! 1,914 students were selected from nearly 86,000 applicants from across the country to continue through the selection process. Judge was the only Utah school with three Semifinalists! 250 Semifinalists will advance as Regional Finalists, with 150 becoming Coca-Cola Scholars. 
 

Ben Butcher, Class of 2017, along with Phil Start, was the subject of a feature article in the September 2, 2016, issue of the Intermountain Catholic that focused on his summer international service to Guatemala. Ben taught English for two weeks in Guatemala.

Andreas Cordova, Class of 2017, was named in the Deseret News 2016 High school 3AA All-State Football team: Second Team. 

Aluwet Deng, Class of 2017, is one of three Judge Semifinalists (Jack Boomer and Ben Butcher) in the prestigious Coca-Cola Scholars Program! 1,914 students were selected from nearly 86,000 applicants from across the country to continue through the selection process. Judge was the only Utah school with three Semifinalists! 250 Semifinalists will advance as Regional Finalists, with 150 becoming Coca-Cola Scholars. 

Foster Dennin, Class of 2017, and Sierra Bieling, Class of 2020, went on a mission trip to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota as part of the youth group at St. John the Baptist Parish. Sierra and Foster spent the week helping the local residents with projects in their community such as painting, assisting with the kids club, and other cleanup jobs. 

 

Isabella Di Nardo, Class of 2020 and a J.E. Cosgriff graduate, was named a BROADCOM Masters national semifinalist for her science fair project.

 

Allie Eggert, Class of 2017, earned Academic All-Region honors at the cross country Region VI Championships

Sport Falamaka, Class of 2017, was named in the Deseret News 2016 High school 3AA All-State Football team: Second Team.

Michele Gelaude and Paul Kuczynski, Judge Faculty members, were featured in an Intermountain Catholic article about the Notre Dame’s Echo Faith Formation Leadership Program. “Master’s degree students ministering in diocese”, written by Alex Harrington, highlighted the eight Notre Dame University theology students who are here in the Salt Lake Diocese for a two year ministry. 

Amani Jammoul, Class of 2016, was selected to participate with “Music In Common”, a nonprofit organization that aims to strengthen, empower, educate, and connect communities through the universal language of music. Amani spent two days in September, with seven other participants, discussing different global concerns and issues. Their ideas culminated in an original composition titled, "ReHuminization”. They performed their song in front of a standing-room only crowd. Their work was featured in an article written for the Los Angeles Times titled, "Youths find music bridges religious and cultural divides" and also can be found on YouTube.

 

Thomas Kearns, Class of 2018, competes as goalie for the Park City Miners varsity water polo team. The Miners just completed the fall water polo season undefeated and are ranked No. 1 in the state. Thomas was honored with the Sportsmanship Award for 2016. The award is given to a single player on each team for outstanding commitment and sportsmanship.  This is the second year in a row he has received this award.

Ryan Kenny, Class of 2017, was named in the Deseret News 2016 High school 3AA All-State Football team: Second Team.

Christy Koles, Judge Memorial College Counselor, has been selected to serve on the Board of Directors for the National Catholic Colleges Admissions Association, as one of two national secondary school counselors. The NCCAA is a nonprofit organization of Catholic colleges and universities committed to promoting the value of Catholic higher education and to serving students, parents, and counselors. Christy will continue her amazing work as College Counselor at Judge Memorial. 

Christy Koles, Judge Memorial’s Director of College Counseling, was awarded Counselor of the Month by University of Utah and spotlighted as "a counselor who has made an impact on their students”. Christy was described as being "diligent and proactive in working and preparing her students for the college admissions process. She always takes the time and care to make sure that her students are adequately prepared to apply to any college, not just the University of Utah. Christy always seeks out the correct information before giving that information to students and parents, she truly is a great college counselor!" 

Paul Kuczynski and Michele Gelaude, Judge Faculty members, were featured in an Intermountain Catholic article about the Notre Dame’s Echo Faith Formation Leadership Program. “Master’s degree students ministering in diocese”, written by Alex Harrington, highlighted the eight Notre Dame University theology students who are here in the Salt Lake Diocese for a two year ministry. 

Ed Ryon and Anna Shum, Class of 2018, were selected as recipients for the "Gifting Back...Skiing It Forward" Good Stewardship Scholarship program. The scholarship recognizes students who set examples of being positive role models while giving back to their communities. Ed and Anna were presented with with ski equipment donated by local sponsors valued at over $1800.

Katie Scott, Class of 2017, finished in the top ten in the cross country Region VI Championships and earned first-team All-Region honors.

 

Anna Shum and Ed Ryon, Class of 2017, were selected as recipients for the "Gifting Back...Skiing It Forward" Good Stewardship Scholarship program. The scholarship recognizes students who set examples of being positive role models while giving back to their communities. Anna and Ed were presented with with ski equipment donated by local sponsors valued at over $1800.

Chris Sloan, Judge Memorial faculty member, was selected for national STEM PBS program funded by National Science Foundation. Chris Sloane and Judge Memorial media students (along with students at 19 other schools across the country) will be creating stories about our nation's national parks for PBS NewsHour. More details may be found at: http://to.pbs.org/2bj64Rf

 

An article written by Chris Sloan, Judge Memorial faculty member, titled "Teaching the Art of Civil Dialogue" was included in a compilation of resources (on Talking Across Divides: 10 Ways to Encourage Civil Classroom Conversation on Difficult Issues) that appeared in the September 29, 2016, issue of the New York Times.

 

Phil Start, Class of 2017, along with Ben Butcher, was the subject of a feature article in the September 2, 2016, issue of the Intermountain Catholic that focused on his summer international service to Madagascar. Phil led his group of volunteers to help build a school.

Rose Tafaoialii '17 was named Deseret News 4A All-State Volleyball Team Honorable Mention.

Madi Tartaro, Class of 2020, finished in the top ten in the cross country Region VI Championships and earned first-team All-Region honors. 

Judge’s Archery club competed in the 2016 Fall Mail-in Tournament at Salt Lake Archery on November 30. Three Judge students placed in the top ten of the High School girls division. Congratulations to sophomores, Diana Cruz-Chunga (4th), Lindsay Cruz-Chunga (5th), and Kasandra Katsanevas (7th) and all the Judge students who participated in this competition!
 

The “Sit With Us” app, that Judge Memorial Counseling introduced to our students during the month of October, was highlighted on national news.  ABC World News with David Muir in a piece titled, “Fighting Back Against Bullying”, showcased the app and our Judge students.

Judge Cheer worked on a holiday service project by putting together hygiene kits for the homeless population through the Fourth Street Clinic

As selected by their peers, congratulations to seniors Miguel Saldivar and Dani Inglesby, who were honored as our 2016 Homecoming King and Queen at  Homecoming '16 festivities.

Fox 13’s Good Day Utah invited Judge Dance Company to their studios to perform early Wednesday morning, December 14, to promote Judge’s Winter Concert “60 Seconds to Impact”.  They were featured on three segments each hour from 7-9A.  Check out the videos.

Members of the Judge Dance Company attended the State Dance Festival held at Brighton High School November 30. The dance students, along with other high schools in the valley, participated in workshops during the day, followed by an evening of performances from all the school.  Student dancers and Dance Instructor, Nathan Shaw choreographed Judge dances. Here is a video the mens' dance company in a hip hop workshop.

 

Judge Interact club members, Ellie Cordova (Sr.), Eric Hall (Jr.), Audrey Hendarto (Soph), and Alexandria Turner (Jr.) were selected to attend RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) training program in Heber, Utah at the end of September. This four-day leadership conference, sponsored by Rotary International, provides intensive training for those students who are looking to improve their leadership skills and are committed to becoming future leaders.

 

The following students have been named National Honor Society officers for the 2016-2017 school year:  Matthew Benvegnu, president; and officers Seth Brown, Erica Maggelet, Mary Oliver, Zach Shubella, Caroline Yannelli. 

Congratulations to our Robotics Club for competing and winning the “RoboPong” preseason robotics competition on Saturday at AIMES. The Judge team scored 28 out of 29 on their first run with “Rosie” and then scored a perfect 29 in the second round. The next closest robot scored 23 points. Thank you Sonja McKown for leading this incredible group of future engineers!
 

Judge Robotics participated in a demonstration on August 12-13 at the Gallivan Center (check the online calendar for more info!). The Robotics will participate in the DIY Engineers section of the festival, our exhibit will be just west of the Google Fiber STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) building. The DIY engineers will exhibit their designs, display interactive projects and educate the general public about their projects made with STEM principles.

 

Judge Robotics team donated their time in October to the Buffalo Blessings service project. Buffalo Blessings, a nonprofit organization, has a mission centered around providing clothes, food, supplies, and daily essentials for the Native American people on the Navajo and Hopi reservations. The Robotics team spent the day working together to box up 700 boxes of groceries.

Judge Sports Med’s partnership with University of Utah was featured in an article in the University’s Continuum Magazine written by Stephen Speckman titled: Team Work New sports med partnerships benefit Olympians, pros, everyday athletes—and the U for their Winter 2016 online publication.

Congratulations to our Yearbook staff who was recognized by Jostens as one of 2016 “Most Inclusive Schools in America”. Judge Memorial featured 100 percent of students at least three times in the 2015-2016 yearbook, and proved that every student can and deserves to be represented!

Athletics News Summer-December 2016

Judge Cheer earns awards at 2016 summer camp:  first place in Cheer, second place in Extreme Routine, and second place for Game Day; “Top Banana” award, Spirit Stick, and Superior Ribbons throughout the week. Three squad members were chosen as All-American Cheerleaders, seniors Olivia Colman and Ellie Harmston, and sophomore Lindsey Morton.


Girls’ cross country team took third place at the Region VI Championship and earned a trip to the State Championships. They were led by senior, Katie Scott, and freshman, Madi Tartaro, who both finished in the top ten to earn first-team All-Region honors. Senior, Allie Eggert, earned Academic All-Region honors.

Congratulations to the Judge girls’ and boys’ cross country teams who both took second place at the All City Championships.  Katie Scott (Sr.) who took 4th overall and Madi Tartaro (Fr.) who took 5th overall led the girls’ team. Eric Heideman (Sr.) led the boys' team with a 2nd Place overall finish.

 

Cross Country Cares:  In addition to running over the October 1 weekend, our Bulldog Cross Country team completed a volunteer project the Volunteers of America Homeless Youth Center.  On Saturday morning, runners met at the home of one of our runners to put together care packages for homeless youth with items all donated by the runners and their families.  Then on Sunday, a group of runners delivered the packages and spent time working at the Center.

 

Judge Football was the subject of a September 27, 2016, feature article  in the Deseret News titled, “Undefeated: Judge Memorial’s winless motivation”.

Judge Golfers Ben Butcher, Sophia Clark, Sophie Gross, and Carter Holyoak named 2016 Catholic Business Network tournament champions, for the second year in a row.  

 

Boys’ Golf, who finished third in region competition this fall, qualified the following six members of the team to the State Tourney, held at Soldier Hollow: Ben Butcher, Jack Cawdery, Simon Chamness, Sam Gaskill, Graham Hodell, Carter Holyoak

Judge Golfer, Carter Holyoak who competed in the 2016 4A Boys Golf High School State Championships, was highlighted in the Intermountain Catholic's article by Alex Harrington, Catholic high schools wrap up fall sport season.

Judge girls' tennis team and the seven athletes who qualified for the 2016 4A UHSAA Girls Tennis Championship, were highlighted in the Intermountain Catholic's article by Alex Harrington, Catholic high schools wrap up fall sport season.

Girls' Tennis Region Varsity region results for fall 2016: All members of the varsity team have qualified for State Championships

Overall Team Finish in Varsity Regions - 3rd place

#1 Singles - Kat MacPhail, 3rd place

#2 Singles - Emily Rougelot, 3rd place

#3 Singles - Jessica Jenny, 4th place

#1 doubles - Ellie McCoy & Olivia Anderson, 3rd place

#2 doubles - Chloe Lloyd & Anna Drossos, 2nd place

 

Girls' Tennis Region JV results for fall 2016: Congrats to the girls on a great season!

Overall Team Finish in JV Regions - 3rd place

1st singles - Veronica Start, 3rd place

2nd singles - Amy Robinson, 2nd place

3rd singles - Hailey Grandy, 2nd place

#1 doubles - Hailey Maggelet & Emma Wills, 4th place

#2 doubles - Genevieve Liston & Maggie Lewis, 3rd place

 

Girls’ volleyball team finished fourth in the region for the season. They will go on to represent region 6, 4A, in the state tournament Nov. 3 & 5.