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Alumni News, Notes, and Updates for 2017-2018
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Summer - December

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

Christian Barbiero '10
 graduated from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and recently passed the Utah State Bar. He will be sworn into the Utah State Bar and the Utah Supreme Court in October.

Paul Burke '89 was featured in a recent article in the Intermountain Catholic: "Utah Catholic Schools alumni: Parochial education gives solid foundation for careers, life.

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.

Cort Dennison '07 was featured in a online article from 247Sports titled "Louisville's Dennison on the fast track." Dennison, who is Louisville’s linebackers coach, led the Pac 12 in tackles his senior year at Washington and is now the recruiting coordinator and also one of the special teams coordinator for the Cardinals.

Cort Dennison '07 was featured in the Seattle Times in an article: "Former UW linebacker Cort Dennison reportedly to join Oregon as Assistant Coach", by Adam Jude. "Dennison, 28, is a rising young coach in college football. He was named one of the 247Sports’s 30 Under 30 coaches in the country"


Kaden Elliss '14, a member of the Idaho State Vandals Football team, has been recognized for his outstanding work both on and off the field as a member for the Wuerffel Trophy Watch List. The Wuerffel Trophy is known as "College Football's Premier Award for Community Service."

Bapa Falemaka '16 was mentioned in a recent Salt Lake Tribune article regarding University of Utah's Football  preparations. "Utes relying on young Falemaka". Read the full article here. or click here:

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
 currently the 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 many 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.

Xochitl Juarez '10 was featured in the Salt Lake Tribune with her "Commentary: Without the Dream Act, I could lose everything". Xochitl works for CTA Community Supports as a coordinator for children with autism and other disabilities.

Maisen Knight ‘16 committed to PAC 12’s Arizona University to continue his football career after receiving more than seven offers. 

Luis Lovato ’94 a Sargent with the Unified Police Department was named the Outstanding Police Officer of the Year by Footprinters.

Grace Nakamura '16 aces it with a hole-in-one at Mountain Dell Lake course. #9, 164 yds with a 5-hybrid.

Megan O’Brien ’13
signed her first professional dance contract as a guest artist with Salt Lake City's Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT).

Mary Oliver '17 was featured in a PBS Student Reporting Lab video: "Students Share Why SRL Matters", where SRL students reflect on their experience with Student Reporting Labs. Mary was one of 20 nationally selected students who traveled to Washington, D.C. over the summer to attend PBS NewsHour’s annual Student Reporting Labs Academy.

It's a bird!  It's a plane!  It's....Todd Paoletti, class of '92! Todd's image was captured on a billboard in New York's Times Square! Todd is currently COO and General Manager of Cognizant Accelerator company. We always knew Todd was destined for "high" places. 

nicholas pope drama desk
Nicholas Pope '99 received a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812). 

Luke Puskedra '08 finished 11th overall in the Quad-City Times Bix 7 run in Davenport, Iowa with a time of 34:26. He featured in an article in the Quad-City Times: "Puskedra stands tall despite the obstacles"

Will Ryan '16 was inducted into the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis on June 29. Will is halfway through "plebe summer" and doing great! 

Rachel Shubella  '16
 helped to lead the Rose Hulman Fighting Engineers to their first ever Women's Cross Country Conference Championship. Rachel passed two runners at the end of the race as her team won by a narrow margin of four points. Rachel earned an All Conference Honorable Mention in the process.

Elizabeth Kirts Smith '88 received the Utah Healthcare Hero Award from Utah Business. Elizabeth is the Patient Outreach Coordinator at the University of Utah Hospital.

Valerie Wallace '86 published House of McQueen, winner of the Four Way Books Intro Prize in Poetry. She is Associate Director, Communications, for the project Virtue, Happiness, & the Meaning of Life at the University of Chicago. Valerie and Chris Green '83 will be reading from their books at the King's English Bookshop in Salt Lake City at 4:00P on April 14, 2018

Jake Winter '11
was recognized as Guadalupe School’s volunteer of the year on August 5, 2017. The announcement was made at the Rio Tinto stadium during a REAL Salt Lake game. Since 2012, Jake has volunteered each week with Guadalupe School’s Adult Education Program teaching English to adults.

Amelia Wright '13 graduated Magna Cum Laude from Gonzaga University in May. Amelia has recently accepted a position with Pacific Northwest Ballet Company in Seattle, working in the Marketing /Customer and Patron Relations Department.