The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) Pilots men’s and women’s basketball teams had their seasons end last week in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) NorCal playoffs.
The women’s team lost to Salesian College Preparatory (SCP) of Richmond, 55-47, in the opening round of the CIF NorCal Open Division tournament on Feb. 27. The Pilots entered the six-team tournament as the fifth seed. SCP was the four seed.
The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) women’s basketball team has been on a dominant streak as postseason play approaches. The Pilots have won three in a row by perplexing margins. In its last three games SJND has outscored opponents 253-54.
The Pilots defeated Redwood Christian of San Lorenzo, 84-18, on Jan. 29. In the contest the Pilots led 52-12 at halftime. The Eagles did not score in the fourth quarter. Senior Andrea Rogers led the team with 14 points.
The St. Joseph Notre Dame High School (SJND) Reindeer Run is back for the second year and the school is looking to invite the broader Alameda community to join in the fun. Register now for the run set for Saturday, Dec. 8, at 8:30 a.m. at Crab Cove, 1231 McKay Ave.
St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) student-athlete Emily Perez announced she will attend Oregon State University (OSU) at her signing-day ceremony Nov. 14 on the SJND campus.
Perez, a senior, has been a member of the SJND cross-country team all four years of high school. She will join the OSU team next fall.
On Saturday, Feb. 10, St. Joseph Notre Dame High School (SJND) will welcome approximately 180 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students from 28 participating schools to compete in the Ninth Annual Diocese of Oakland Science Fair. The annual event, which began in 2010, continues to thrive thanks to the generous contribution of a SJND alumnus Rick Fischer, class of ’61, a senior partner and attorney at Morrison & Foerster law firm in Washington, D.C.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently dropped by St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) High School. A team of five FBI special agents from San Francisco’s Evidence Response Team made a special visit to Chand Desai’s forensic science class and gave students the inside scoop on what their jobs entail. The students also got a crash course on a few forensics procedures.
St. Joseph Notre Dame High School (SJND) has named Beatrice Levy the school’s 2017-2018 Poet Laureate. The school made the announcement at Prisms’ annual Evening of Readings and Music. Prisms is the school’s literary art magazine.
English workshop teacher Elizabeth Norris noted that she’s had Levy in mind as a potential Poet Laureate since she taught her in the sixth-grade poetry workshop. That same workshop opened a new world for Levy.
The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) baseball team won the North Coast Section (NCS) Div. IV championship with a 4-1 victory over St. Patrick-St. Vincent of Vallejo Saturday, June 3. The NCS final was played at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill.
The Pilots drew first blood with two runs in the bottom of the first inning. The Bruins rebounded with a run in the top of the second, but that was the only run they would score. The Pilots came back in the fifth inning with two insurance runs that proved to be unnecessary.
Gisele Araujo, St. Joseph Notre Dame High School, Class of 2019, represented the school at the annual EDGE Youth Leadership Conference held May 26 to 28 at the University of California Berkeley’s Clark Kerr Campus.
Over the past 15 years, EDGE has trained and encouraged thousands of young leaders in the region. This year, approximately 160 high school sophomores from all around California attended the three-day conference.