Brophy College Preparatory Students Earn Awards for Statistics and Journalism
Two Brophy College Preparatory students have earned awards for excellence in statistics and journalism.
Junior Raj Vatsa has been named the winner of the Arizona High School Statistics in Research Champion Award presented his scientific research at the State Statistics Competition for his project “Understanding the Effect of the Ketogenic Diet on the Expression of the Regulatory Protein Nuclear Factor Kappa-Light- Chain Enhancer of Activated B Cell in Mouse Glioblastoma- An Attempt to Identify a Mechanism of the Ketogenic Diet’s Adjuvant Therapeutic Role in Brain Tumors.”
Julian De Ocampo
The award was given at Arizona State University. Vatsa also received second place at the Arizona Science & Engineering Fair for the same project in addition to the United States Metric Association SI Award.
Senior Julian De Ocampo won the Journalism Education Association/Arizona Interscholastic Press Association's Arizona Journalist of the Year award. The selection committee required an extensive portfolio submission along with faculty recommendations.
October 9, 2018 - Father Robert Joseph Schlim, SJ, longtime teacher in Spokane schools, died at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, California, October 3, 2017. He was 90 years of age, 68 years a Jesuit, and 56 years a priest.
September 30, 2018 - Jesuit Scholastics studying Philosophy spend their first summer on service immersion programs. The rural villages of Alakanuk, Bethel and Newtok in western Alaska were the frontier destinations for Shane Liesegang, SJ, John Meyers, SJ, Jason McCreery, SJ, Raymond Parcon, SJ, and James Millikan, SJ. Their mission was to contribute their talents wherever needed.
September 17, 2018 - Ms. Kim Cavnar, Principal of St. Francis Xavier School, received Loyola University of Chicago’s 2018 Damen Award from the Institute of Pastoral Studies on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.
September 12, 2018 - Father Michael J. Mandala, SJ, emeritus president of Verbum Dei High School, Los Angeles, died September 9, 2018 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, California. He suffered from pancreatic cancer. He was 71 years of age and had been a member of the Jesuit Order for 54 years, 41 years a priest.
September 5, 2018 - Father John J. (“Hex”) Kindall, SJ, longtime high school teacher/principal and pastor in schools and parishes throughout the Pacific Northwest, died August 25, 2018 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, California. He was 91 years of age, a Jesuit for 74 years, and 61 years a priest.
September 2, 2018 - The Jesuits West Prayer for September centers on St. Peter Claver, SJ, whose feast day is September 9. From 1610 until his death in 1654, Peter Claver, ministered to the slaves brought from Africa to Cartagena, Colombia. Peter signed his name, “slave of the slaves forever.”
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