Journalism Awards

Journalism Awards

Current Archbishop Riordan High School students and alumni recently earned top honors for their writing and photography.

The California Newspaper Publishers Association named Roman Peregrino ’18 a finalist in two categories for the same article: Best Writing and Profile Story for “Spartan sisterly love saves Crusader brother.” In addition, Julian Castillo ’19 was named a finalist in the category of Enterprise News Story for “Hidden figure under gym floor revealed during refurbishing.” Both articles can be read here.

The Crusader was the only newspaper from a San Francisco high school and a Catholic high school to be named to the General Excellence category, making the it one of the top four in the state among CNPA members.

JC Canicosa ’16, a sophomore at Loyola New Orleans, won a journalism award for college sports column writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. In his eponymous column “JC does sports,” he tries different sports and writes about them with a healthy dose of humor.

Finally, in photography news, the work of two student photographers, seniors Chris Peterson and Brandon Castro, was selected for the program that will be distributed at the National High School Journalism Convention in San Francisco later this month.

Look for the next edition of The Crusader to be published soon.

FIRST Robotics Competition on the Books

FIRST Robotics Competition on the Books

The inaugural Riordan Robotics team, the Crusader Crew, participated at the San Francisco Regional Competition over the weekend. After participating in 9 qualifying matches, the Crusader Crew landed at rank 36 out of 43. Next up is the San Jose qualifier where they will continue to improve their efforts.

Students have been exploring all aspects of robotics during the spring build season. This is the first or many competitions and STEAM-related programs now offered at Riordan.

More updates to come.

Lead Gift and Challenge Grant Announced for New Field

Lead Gift and Challenge Grant Announced for New Field

Dear Riordan Community,

This is a proud day in the history of San Francisco’s oldest all boys school.

It is with deep gratitude that we announce a $500,000 challenge grant from the Mayer Family that will support the installation of a new turf field on Riordan’s campus. If as a community we can raise $500,000, the Mayer Family will match every dollar. This will be the largest alumni gift in the school’s history.

More information regarding construction plans for the state-of-the-art field will be announced in the coming months. To date we have received $800,000 in gifts and pledges towards this project, which has an estimated cost of $2.4 million. If we are able to raise the necessary funds, we will break ground in 2019.

The Mayer Family Field honors a family with a distinct legacy of philanthropic support to Archbishop Riordan High School, starting with Patricia and the late David Mayer who made the investment in a Riordan education for their sons Michael ’71, Steve ’72 and Tim ’74.

The field has been described as our largest classroom, and a new surface will certainly impact the great young men that we serve now and in the future.

With this incredibly generous commitment from the Mayer Family, our work is enhanced, but far from complete. If you would like to support this project, please contact Mr. John Ring, jring@riordanhs.org or (415)586-8200 ext. 264. You can also make an immediate gift online here.

At your service,

Andrew Currier
President