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In the News 2017-2018

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Summer-January 2018

THREE Judge Memorial Alumni made Forbes "30 Under 30" list for 2016, 2017, and 2018


Whitney Wolfe Herd ' 07 was featured on the cover of Forbes magazine 2018 "30 Under 30" edition. Herd is the founder and CEO of Bumble, and co-founder of the dating app Tinder. She was named one of Business Insider's 30 Most Important Women Under 30 in Tech in 2014 and one of Elle's Women in tech in 2016.

Noel Hollingsworth ' 08 co-founder of Uncountable, was named to the 2016 Forbes "30 Under 30" list in the Sports category for his work with spatial-temporal pattern recognition. Noel was previously the Director of Data at Second Spectrum where he applied his expertise in basketball and artificial intelligence to assist NBA teams in improving their game plans for a competitive advantage. Hollingsworth won the 2014 Best Research Award at MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.  Almost all NBA championship contenders use his work.

Annie Cheung '08 was named to the 2018 Forbes "30 Under 30" list in the Consumer Technology Division. Cheung is the co-founder of Noon Home, a company that aims to bring smart, layered lighting to the masses through technology that customized lighting to help eliminate headaches and stress.

Judge Student Council names senior, Christopher "CJ", Bulldog of the Month for February 2018. "CJ" is by far one of the most caring and loving people at Judge Memorial. He always goes out of his way to ask you how you are and how your day is going. He is a very respectable, kind-hearted person and is always willing to help others. He can take negative situations and always turn them into positive situations. His smile and laugh bring joy wherever he goes. Thanks "CJ" for being you! You deserve to be Bulldog of the Month!

Judge Memorial was selected by the the Hibernian Society of Utah as "Best School Entry" in the St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Judge Interact Club presented Blood:Water a check for $5,872 that was raised during the annual Interact Banquet and Silent Auction in February. 

Miyalla Tarver '18
was named to Deseret News' 3A First Team All-State Girls Basketball Team 

Judge alumn Eli "Joe" Sasich, class of 2003, wrote, directed and produced a web series called Atropa.  It has been chosen along with 3 other USA digital web series at the Canneseries Digital Competition at the Cannes Festival. Acting in the series is Judge alumn, Chris Voss, class of 2008.  The official competition takes place April 7-11 in Cannes, France. 

Rebecca Akec '19, winner of the 2018 Utah State "Poetry Out Loud" competition. She will advance to the National Poetry Out Loud Finals on April 23-25 in Washington, D.C. 

Maddie Bossarte '20
 and Mae Sweetland '21 are candidates for LLS Student of the Year! These Judge students are two of 13 students from around the valley, taking part of a seven-week fundraising competition to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Utah Chapter. These high school students demonstrate qualities of leadership, volunteerism, and community engagement. The candidate that raises the most money at the end of the competition earns the title of Student of the Year and receives a $2,500 scholarship to the college or university of his/her choice. Three additional students will be selected to receive a Citizenship Award based on their campaign’s commitment to Community, Leadership and the LLS Mission. Please help support this worth cause by making your contributions through Maddie's and Mae's campaign: http://www.studentseries.org/content/utah-chapter-students-of-the-year

Judge faculty members, Dr. Stephanie Atherton, Judge Memorial's "Educator of the Year", and Mr. Jerry Burchett, Judge's "Employee of the Year", were honored at the Diocesan Professional Educators Day

In solidarity with students across the nation, Judge Memorial students worked with school administrators to offer an assembly focusing on school safety. The program included prayer, reflection, shared experiences, song, and 17 minutes of silent remembrance for the 17 Stoneman Douglas High School victims and for all those who have been affected by school violence.  


Judge Principal, Patrick Lambert was part of a panel of educators from across the Wasatch Front and featured in a KUTVTown Hall discussion regarding solutions to combat school violence. You can access the video link here: 
http://kutv.com/watch http://kutv.com/news/local/utah-teachers-come-together-to-discuss-school-violence

Judge juniors, Carter Causse, James Colling, Branigan Roy and Zane St. Martin play hockey for the Salt Lake Stars Hockey team. They competed in and won the Utah High School Hockey Division 1 Varsity Independent State Championship! They will advance to Nationals which will be held March 22-25 in Minnesota.

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Congratulations to the following seniors, honored by the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program:

Eric Hall, semifinalist
Alexander Junkins, commended student
Logan Seat, commended student

Rebecca Akec, '19 was the school finalist in Poetry Out Loud 2018 with her recitation of  So This is Nebraska by Ted Kooser. Rebecca went on to represent Judge Memorial and win the Regional "Poetry Out Loud" competition. She advanced and also won the Utah State Poetry Out Loud competition. She will continue on to the National Poetry Out Loud Final competition in Washington, D.C. in April.

Chris Athens '19 
participated in an volunteer internship opportunity at the University of Hawaii's Institute of Marine Biology over the summer. He was sponsored by Dr Ruth Gates the director of HIMB, while working with her Coral Spawning project. It was an amazing opportunity working with students and researchers from all over the world. His experience was featured in an article in the Intermountain Catholic written by Judge senior, Carter Holyoak.

Sophie Campbell '19 receives Award of Excellence from National Academy of Future Physicians and Scientist

Christopher Clyne '19 and Tony Robinson '18 have been awarded the Gifting Back...Skiing It Forward Good Steward Scholarship. This Scholarship recognizes and rewards two high school students who have set an example of being a positive role model and "giving back" to school and community. Christopher and Tony will receive skis from DPS and Christy Sports, Cotopaxi packs, Knee Bindings, lift ticket packages from Ski Utah, helmets from Team Wendy Helmets, ski tuning from 7even Skis & Tuning, swag from the Powder Buoy and more. Congratulations!

  • Christopher Clyne '19 lives by the motto "Do a Good Turn Daily". He is active in Boy Scouts, and works with environmental groups to sustain the slopes in both summer and winter. 
  • Tony Robinson '18 keeps kids active by fixing and donating bikes at the Bicycle Collective. He also lends his expertise at Peer Court providing all youth who commit minor offenses an alternative opportunity to be held accountable for their actions.  

White House Commission on Presidential Scholars and the United States Department of Education, has named Eric Hall '19 as a Candidate in the 2018 United States Presidential Scholars Program. Of the nearly 3.6 million high school seniors graduating this year, Eric is one of approximately 4,500 students to receive this invitation. Commission on Presidential Scholars names up to 161 distinguished graduating high school seniors as U.S. Presidential Scholars. Being selected as a U.S. Presidential Scholar is one of the highest honors our nation’s high school students may receive. 

Eric Hall '19
qualified as a Semifinalist in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program and will advance to Finalist standing. He is one of approximately 16,000 students selected from 1.6 million high school applicants who enter the National Merit Program by taking the PSAT/NMSQT qualifying test. Finalists will be announced in February.

Leigh Anne Hickman '20 was selected to the FBI Academy. The FBI Academy gives teens a behind-the-scenes look into forensic evidence, civil rights cases, and more. The academy is for juniors and seniors, however, Leigh Anne was the only Sophomore in the program and was selected because of her well-written essay.

Carter Holyoak '18 published an article in the Intermountain Catholic. "Judge student learns to help the underwater ecosystem" which spotlighted Judge Junior, Chris Athens's internship at the University of Hawaii. Where he studied the effects humans have on parts of the eco-system and coral deterioration.

Seniors, Jenessa Jimoh and Zach Shubella were recognized as 2018 "Youth of the Year" by the Exchange Club of Salt Lake City for their community service involvement and academic success. Jenesa and Zach will be entered for the Rocky Mountain District of the National Exchange Club and may advance to compete in the Nationals Exchange Club's Scholarship program. Read more about these amazing students and their contributions HERE.

Alexander Junkins '18
 was recognized as Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended Studetns, account of r more than two-thirds (about 34,000) of the approximately 50,000 high scorers on the PSAT/NMSQT. 

Thomas Kearns '18 was selected to the USA Water Polo Academic All-American Roster. A USA Water Polo Academic All-American is a student-athlete who has earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.60 or higher and is a current USA Water Polo gold athlete member.

Logan Seat '18 was recognized as Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended Students, account of r more than two-thirds (about 34,000) of the approximately 50,000 high scorers on the PSAT/NMSQT. 

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Lindsay Cruz-Chung '19 took 8th place in the 2018 Fall Mail-in Archery Tournament, Girl's High School division. Awards are given to the top ten archers in each division.

Simon Chamness '18, Andrew Cotter '18, Parker Eddington '18, and Chris James '18 were named 2017-2018 Boys Basketball Team Captains.

Seniors Vic Garcia, Mary Malouf, Emily Garcia, Cicely Foley and Miyalla Tarver were named 2017-2018 Girls' Basketball Captains. 

Judge Girls' Basketball advance to the UHSAA 3A State Quarterfinals.

Miyalla Tarver '18 selected as MaxPreps, "Player of the Game" in basketball game against Jordan High School. Miyalla scored a season high of 33 points.

Judge Bowling took 2nd place in the Salt Lake High School Bowling League Championship Tournament and finished 2nd place for the season. 

Chris Athens ' 19  took 2nd place in the Salt Lake High School Bowling League "Singles" competition

Senior Kayla Kaleel was named Head Cheerleader, and juniors Lauren Mitchell and Savannah Nord were named Cheer Co-Captains for 2017-2018.

Judge Cheer and Dance host children from around the Salt Lake Valley for the annual "Bulldog Boogie" that performed during halftime at Judge football game. They conducted several clinics to rehearse for the main event!

Zachary Shubella '19, William Riley '18, Anthony Robinson '18
and Cheryl Winters '18 were named 2017-2018 Cross Country Team Captains.

Boys Cross Country competed in the UHSAA Sate Championship meet and finished in 11th place

Girls Cross Country competed in the UHSAA State Meet and finished in 3rd place

Madi Tartaro '20 finished in 4th place overall at the UHSAA State Cross Country Meet and received First Team All State Honors.

Maddie Bossarte '20 finished in 11th place overall at the UHSAA State Cross Country Meet and received Second Team All-State Honors.

Kaya Heideman '20 took first place in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash and the 4x100-meter relay

Boys Cross Country took 3rd place and earned a trip to the State Championships. Jonathan Barnhart and Zach Shubella led the way for the Bulldogs. They were followed by Sean Parent, Max Brown, Porter Hill, Tony Robinson, and Christopher Clyne.

Boys Cross Country JV Team took 3rd place at the Region meet and were led by Christian Vasquez who came in 6th place, Zach Petrogeorge in 11th, and Oscar Young in 13th.

Girls Cross Country
 won the Region Championship! Team was led by Madi Tartaro who took 2nd place overallAllison Ryan took 3rd place overall, with Maddie Bossarte taking 7th place, Bella Jones taking 9th place and Cheryl Winters taking 11th placeAbby Storms and Abigayle Kendell also had strong finishes to help the victory.

Girls Cross Country JV team ran to a first place victory placing all five girls in the top six runners at the Region meet. Sierra Bieling was 2nd, followed by Kaya Headman in 3rd place, Emily Malouf came in 4th, Naomi Tebben in 5th, and Sofia Perez-Cotapos in 6th. 

Cross Country students and parents (31 total!) participated in the Volunteers of America's Run for Home 2017! They were an inspiration out on the course and help to raise funds for the Homeless Youth Legal Clinic, providing services to youth ages 15-22 who are living on the streets of Salt Lake City. 

Judge College Counselors hosted a First Generation Lunch for 19 students. First generation students are those students whose parents did not graduate from a 4-year college. Judge counselors look forward to working with first generation students to help guide and educate them on the college admission process.

Judge Counseling
hold series of suicide prevention awareness activities during the month of September and October based on the theme of "Stay Gold". 

Judge Counseling is sponsoring a nine week-long Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course to members of the Judge Memorial faculty taught by Judge parent, Vicki Kennedy-Overfelt. To find out more visit Vicki's website at: mindfulnessutah.com

Judge Dance presented Catholic Community Services a check for $850 for the CCS Refugee Resettlement Program. The money donated, was 50% of ticket sales acquired from the Judge Winter Dance concert.

Judge Dance
 performed for Northwest Middle School as part of a Dance Company service project. Dance students performed sections from their "Immigrant" concert and taught parts of the show to the students of Northwest.  A portion of the ticket sales from the concert went to benefit the Refugee Program at Catholic Community Services. 

Judge Dance welcomed Fara Tolno from Kissidugu Foundation, Rosie Banchero '88 of Wofa Afro-fusion Dance, and drummer David Hermann, who taught students the Soko rhythm of Guiean African dance.

Judge Dance performed at the Utah High School Dance Festival at Brighton High School.

Fifteen members of the Judge Drama department attended the Utah Theatre Association Conference, Jan. 18-20 in Layton, Utah. The annual conference includes workshops covering all aspects of theatre from design to playwriting, acting to directing, stage combat to stage management. UTA is committed to introducing high school students to representatives from college and university theatre programs. 

Five sophomore students from Judge Sophomore English classes, while covering a unit on persuasive letter writing, had their letters published by the Desert News.

Maggie Wilson's letter: "Kneeling for the flag disrespects our soldiers"
Kaan Johnson's letter: "Schools need to fix their school lunches"
Sophia Ewing's letter: "Stop at stop signs"
Mashlin Villanueva's letter:  "'Dreamers' are here to become educated citizens" 
Charlie Vandersteen's letter: "We don't have a gun problem; we have a crime problem"

Judge Memorial faculty member, Dr. Kristin Kladis
 successfully defended her doctoral dissertation study titled: Effects of Check-In, Check-Out on Students with Internalizing Behaviors in the Elementary School Setting. Kristin defended after proctoring tests at the school. 

Judge Memorial faculty and staff surprised students with a candy cane treat the morning of St. Nicholas Day. Deseret News was on site to capture the event:  https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900005261/photos-students-get-a-treat-on-st-nicholas-day.html

Seniors Parker Edgington, Kaden Millburn, Casey Randazzo and Zach Thomas have been named captains for the 2017 Football team

On National Signing Day 2018 Judge football seniors, Casey Bouillon '18 and Kayden Milburn '18 officially signed to play football with University of Puget Sound and Eastern Oregon University, respectively.

Noah Taylor '19 was selected the Overall Player of the Game in the football game against North Sanpete on September, 8, 2017

Judge Football player Noah Taylor '19 was ranked #1 nationally for interceptions according to MaxPreps stats

Judge Football was featured in several recent articles in both the Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune:
"High school football: Judge Memorial Bulldogs 2017 preview"
"High school football:  Numerous questions [sic] marks for revamped 3A North region"
"Prep football: Judge Memorial Bulldogs preview"

Football finished their season 4-6 and advanced to the first round of the State playoffs

Deseret News named the following Judge Football Players to the 3A North All-region Football Team:
First Team: Parker Eddington '18, Kayden Milburn '18, Zach Thomas '18
SecondTeam: Will Veha '19, Noah Taylor '19, Tanner Jones '18

Seniors Nathan Callahan and Carter Holyoke are the 2017-2018 Boys' Golf captains 

Thomas Silas '18 named UHSAA 3A Academic All-State for Golf

Boys Golf qualified for the second day of the State Tournament for the first time in eight years! They finished in Fifth Place beating their opponent by one stroke! Simon Chamness '18 and Graham Hodell '20 both posted 81s to set the pace for Judge.

Girls Golf captain Sophie Gross '18, won the first event as an individual for Judge Girls Golf at the St. George Tournament with a team and tournament low of 93.

Congratulations to the 2017 Homecoming Royalty:
Seniors King and Queen: Parker Edgington and Sophia Cordova
Juniors Prince and Princess: Mack Tarver Jr. and Yulisa Padilla

Judge Interact
club is conducting a plastic bag drive to support the Weigand Homeless Resource Center for therapeutic plarning. Plarning is a form of knitting with plastic bags. It is used for therapeutic purposes for the homeless. The knitted items will then be used as water resistant sleeping mats or water resistant carry bags.

Braeden Daly announced as new Head Coach for Judge Memorial Boys' Lacrosse team

Students from the Judge Music department participated in the Vocal and Instrumental Solo/Ensemble Regional Festival at Granville High School. The following four students will advance to the State competition: Jacob Haertel '19 in Instrumental with Violin and Sera Cazares '19, Angelica Rodriguez '19, and Kathleen Jensen '18 in Vocal.

30 Judge students, along with Judge faculty member Dr. Dasch, traveled to Catalina for a three day Oceanography field trip.

18 Judge semifinalists presented their poems at a school-wide Poetry Out Loud assembly. The semifinalists were named by Judge Memorial English faculty. 

Robotics Team, Judgement Call competed in the FIRST Robotics Competition "Power Up" at the Maverick Center on Mar. 2 & 3. Beginning in January, members of the Judge robotics team contributed on average, 85 hours each, with five members accumulating over 150 hours in preparing for this year's competition. They were ranked 19 out of 52 teams in the regional competition and were selected for an alliance to compete in the quarterfinals. View recent video as they prepared for this event. 

Christopher Clyne '19
was named as a finalist for the FIRST Dean’s List Award at the FIRST Robotics Regional competition. Christopher was nominated by his team and mentors, then chosen by a panel of judges from among the semifinalists at FIRST Robotics Utah Regional Championship. Participants selected from the finalists are automatically nominated to be judged at the FIRST World Championship in Houston and St. Louis. The FIRST Dean’s List Award recognizes FIRST participants’ exemplary passion and effectiveness in achieving the mission of FIRST.

Judge Robotics JudgeMent Call was interviewed on KRCL 90.9 FM's Radioactive program "Meet Your Maker" . Read more about it here

Judge Robotics JudgeMent Call
participated in the Craft Lake City: DIY Fair Aug. 11-14

Judge senior class at attended a Sundance film screening of Kailash and attended the afterwards Q&A with the producers and directors.

Seniors Cicely Foley, Beth Leo, Bailey Walker and junior Lauren Larson named the 2017 Girls Soccer Captains 

Girls Soccer win their first round State Tournament game with a 6-0 win. Judge scored 5 times in 11 minutes! Sophie Ewing and Killian Lamana each had two goals with Makayla Murchison and Jillian Nelson each contributing a goal. Goalie, Kate Bellew got the shutout in goal behind great defense from Madi Gatzambide, Bailey Walker, Beth Leo, Lauren Larsen and Bella Coronado.

Girls Soccer takes Second Place in the UHSAA State Finals! Girls' Soccer team was seeking its fourth state title and first since 2007.

Nine Judge Memorial Girls Soccer players named as 3A All-State Girls Soccer Team:
First Team: Bella Coronado, Sophie Ewing, Killian Lamanna, and McKayla Murchison
Second Team: Kate Bellew
Honorable Mention: Maggie Baillie, Madi Tartaro, Jill Nelson, and Madi Gaztambide

Nine members of Judge girls’ soccer team went on a service trip to India over their Winter Break 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. 

Student Council members, along with Principal Patrick Lambert and Advancement Director Susan Lollini, participated in the Utah State University Leadership Conference in Logan.

Student Council members treat members of the Salt Lake Police Department to breakfast at the Park Cafe

Student Council visited the Catholic Community Services to present a donation check for $1,008. During Spirit Week 2017, the entire student body participated in a fundraiser which allowed them to dress in a daily themed-dress during the week with a donation to CCS. The Student Body Officers presented CCS Development Director, Jose Lazaro with the donation.

Student Council sponsors Academic Integrity Week Nov. 27 - Dec. 1 by focusing on the five fundamental values that characterize an academic community of integrity according to the Center for Academic Integrity: Honesty, Trust, Fairness, Respect, and Responsibility.  Each day educators identify those students who exemplify these values who are then recognized with a small reward.  

Seniors Charlie Berceau,Thomas Kearns, Anna Shum, and Anna Ward are named the 2017-2018 Swim Team Captains

Anna Shum '19 recognized as UHSAA 3A Academic All-State for Swimming 

Judge Swim competed for the UHSAA 3A State Championships with 16 individual qualifiers; largest team to attend State for swimming in the past three seasons! Judge Swim placed 4th overall, 3rd Place overall for Judge boys’ swim team and 4th Place overall for Judge girls’ swim team

Hailey Grandy place 2nd in the women's 100 yard freestyle, and Olivia Vandersteen and Grace Sherman both placed in the top 14 for the women's' 100 yard butterfly in the UHSAA 3A Swim State Championship

Seth Overman took the podium in 5th place for the mens 500 yard freestyle and Ben Parrish placed 16th in the mens 200 yard freestyle at the UHSAA 3A Swim State Championship 

Thomas Kearns, UHSAA 3A State Swim Champion for the mens 100 yard breastroke.

Seniors Ellie McCoy, Emily Rougelot, and Juliana Valentine named the 2017-2018 Girls Tennis Team Captains 

Girls Tennis
doubles team, Veronica Start '18 and Ellie McCoy '18 take first place in the UHSAA 3A Championship

Girls Tennis team is the 2017 UHSAA 3A State Champions! They finished with a total of 17 points winning by ONE point! Read more about the well-deserved Bulldog win in Deseret New article: "Bulldogs' doubles shine in state tournament victory" By Joseph Coles

Girls Tennis coaches, Tracey Vallentine and Christie Brightwell named Prep Utah Coaches of the Week for October 2, 2017

Seniors Peyton Pierce and Olivia Sauer named the 2017 Girls Volleyball Captains

Girls Volleyball raised approximately $1225 at a home game for two schools in Houston impacted by Hurricane Harvey 

Girls' Volleyball qualified for the UHSAA State Tournament and advanced to the Quarterfinals.

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Basilean 2018 Yearbook editors, Peyton Pierce, Emily Rougelot and Beth Leo won Grand Prize for "Best Project" at a Snowbird yearbook summer camp that they attended.

Bulldog of the Month for 2017-2018
February 2018: Christopher James '18
January 2018: Porter Hill '21
December 2017: Mashlin Villanueva '20
November 2017: Aurora Francone '18
October 2017: Veronica Start '18
September 2017: Mary Malouf '18

Student Council Representatives for 2017-2018
Congratulations to the following students who have been elected to these leadership positions for the 2017-2018 school year:

Student Body Officers
Sophia Cordova, President
Ryan McCoy, Vice President
Cecelia Riffo-Drecksel, Secretary
Casey Randazzo, Activities Chair

Senior Core
Koi Nagata-Brown, Class President
Isa Dodson
Janessa Jimoh
Hannah Qi

Junior Core
Lauren Larson, Class President
Sante DiSera
Ari Eloggeaga
Jacob Frausta
Emma Graham
Lindsey Morton
Carlos Padilla
Johnny Walz

Sophomore Core
Thomas Young, Class President
Zak Baumann
Simon Briesacher
Ellie Han
Maggie Harmston
Sam Huntsman

Freshman Core
Sam Butcher, Class President
Grace Carter
Gus Daskalakis
Gillian Mozdy