Seniors Become Official Members of Alumni Community

Seniors Become Official Members of Alumni Community

The Class of 2019 along with more than 40 alumni gathered for the annual Senior Farewell Breakfast on Friday, May 17. The guest speaker was Erik Newman ’85 who was a standout athlete at Riordan and currently serves as Chief of the Stockton Fire Department. Newman delivered an inspiring and powerful speech that earned a standing ovation from the graduating seniors, emphasizing Education, Family, Leadership, and Self-Awareness, and what it means to be a Crusader Alumnus. Thanks to everyone who was able to attend and congratulations to the Class of 2019!

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Class of 2019 Off to College

Class of 2019 Off to College

In-state, out-of-state, UCs, CSUs, gap years, the military and more. Our seniors donned their finest on May 3 to announce the next steps in their education.

Arizona State University
The University of Arizona
Baylor University
Belmont University
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
California State University, Chico
California State University, East Bay
California State University, Los Angeles
California State University, Monterey Bay
California State University, Sacramento
California State University, San Diego
California State University, San Jose
California State University, Sonoma
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Merced
University of California, Riverside
University of California San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
Chapman University
City College of San Francisco
Coe College
University of Delaware
Dominican University of California
Gordon College
Gustavus Adolphus College
University of Hawaii at Manor
Holy Names University
Hult International Business School – London
Lawrence University
University of Michigan
University of Mississippi
Morehouse College
University of Nevada, Reno
Northeastern University
Notre Dame de Namur University
University of Oregon
University of the Pacific
Pennsylvania State University
University of Portland
Purdue University
Saint Mary’s College of California
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
College of San Mateo
Santa Clara University
Skyline College
University of Southern California
Trinity College
University at Buffalo The State University of New York (SUNY)
University of Utah
University of Washington
Westmont College

Newspaper Staff Earns National Awards

Newspaper Staff Earns National Awards

Members of The Crusader newspaper staff attended the National High School Journalism Conference in Anaheim at the end of May, and took home three writing awards and a very strong showing in the national journalism quiz bowl.

The Quiz Bowl Team of Owen Murphy, Harrick Wu, Steven Rissotto and Eddie Monares won their first and second competitions in the buzzer rounds, and lost by one point in round three, finishing fourth overall. Of note: This is the highest a Riordan team has ever finished in this competition.

In the writing competitions, Steven received an Honorable Mention in Commentary Writing for his piece on the banning of plastic straws; Harrick also received an Honorable Mention for his story on the pet sale ban; Eddie’s article on a para-Olympic athlete was deemed “excellent.” No other San Francisco school took home a writing award.

In addition, the students and moderator Susan Sutton presented a popular and well-attended session on writing headlines. Kudos to this team for their contributions to journalism excellence.