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Super Sader Shoutout


From academics to athletics and more, our students (and faculty!) continue to excel in a wide array of activities and events. We are proud to recognize and share these outstanding accomplishments in a Super Sader Shoutout:

Abigail Rawlinson '21 - Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
Abigail received a Nation Silver Medal for an Individual Piece of Artwork and National Silver Medal with Distinction Portfolio Award at the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Only 30 students across the country received a "Portfolio with Distinction" award and the accompanying scholarship. Abigail's work will be featured in an upcoming anthology and at the Scholastic Art National Ceremony on June 9, 2021.

Brian Xu '21 – Coca-Cola Scholars Program Regional Finalist
Brian was named a Regional Semifinalist in the 2020-2021 Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Brian is one of only 251 chosen from 1,609 Semifinalists from across the nation for outstanding leadership, academic achievements, and dedication to their community.

The Desi Project
Educate Magis, an international Jesuit organization, recently featured Nysa Gohil '22, Shreya Kaushik '22, Rishabh Sharma '22, and Dev Udata '22 for their work creating a nonprofit called The Desi Project. The Desi Project's mission is to empower South Asian teenagers in America by helping them become more confident and comfortable with their culture, providing them with a platform to share their stories, and helping them make an impact in the community.

Devansh Khunteta '21 & Gaurang Kakodkar '21 – Congressional Application Challenge
Devansh and Gaurang was chosen by Congressman Earl Blumenauer's office as the district winner of the 2020 Congressional Application Challenge for their work creating the Students Tutor Students App. Devansh and Gaurang will meet and demo their app to Representative Blumenauer during the virtual celebration in April called #HouseofCode. All winning applications will be displayed in the US Capitol Building and featured on the House of Representatives website for an entire year.

Maddy Koleno '21 – All-American Women's Soccer
Maddy was selected to play for the West Team in the 2021 All-American Women's Soccer game this May in St. Louis. Missouri. Maddy was selected as one of the top 45 women's high school soccer players in the nation.

Men's Ski Team – Third Place State
The Men's Ski Team earned third place in the state competition held during the first week of March. Our Men's and Women's Ski Teams were the first teams to compete in a state competition for the 2020-2021 school year.

Michelle Strear – College Board Counselor Recognition
JHS Counselor Michelle Strear was nominated by her colleagues for the College Board Recognition Program. Each year during National High School Counselor Week (February 1-5, 2021) the College Board honors innovative school counselors who go the extra mile to expand opportunity for students—and who are seeing results in their school and community.

Mock Trial State Competition
After winning the Regional Competition, the Jesuit Mock Trial Gold Team qualified for and competed at the Mock Trial State Competition on March 12-13. The team argued a civil law cases against other regional winners across Oregon. Congratulations to the Gold Team: Lane Laurent '21, Anna Dellit '21, Reet Chatterjee '21, Aidan O'Scannlain '21, Ben Mustonen '21, Sydney Rankin '21, Gwynne Olson '21, Aliyah Ramirez '21, Amanda Kerr '21, Naviya Vankitesh '21, Grace Denny '22 and Shreya Kaushik '22.

National Merit Scholarship Finalists
All ten of Jesuit's Semi-Finalists advanced to Finalist standing in 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. These students will now be considered for one of 7,500 Merit Scholarship winners from the group of 15,000 Finalists across the nation.

- Krish Aditya '21
- Elizabeth Daigle '21
- Wenjun Hou '21
- Devansh Khunteta '21
- Sean Kim '21
- Marissa Kuo '21
- Sujena Soumyanath '21
- Charlie Strear '21
- Madeline VanderZanden '21
- Brian Xu '21

Northwest Science Expo
Ten Jesuit students qualified for the statewide 2021 Northwest Science Expo based on their presentations at the regional competition this March. Additionally, Alan Ma '23 and Dev Udata '22 qualified directly for the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair in May by winning a top prize at this regional competition.

-Sashwat Ravishankar '24, Computer Science and Robotics
-Darsh Mandera '23, Computer Science and Robotics
-Wenjun Hou '21, Computer Science and Robotics
-Vladimir Mamchik '23, Engineering
-Nesara Shree '24, Engineering
-Sam Shrimali '23, Engineering
-Ishan Ahluwalia '24, Engineering
-Alan Ma '23, Medicine and Health Sciences
-Dev Udata '22, Environmental and Earth Sciences
- Avni Sharma '23, Environmental and Earth Sciences

Oregon Junior Scientists & Humanities Symposium
Four Jesuit students - Sam Shrimali '23, Darsh Mandera '23, Alan Ma '23 and Mithra Karamchedu '22 - were among the Top 12 Semi-Finalists for Oregon Junior Scientists and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) on February 20, 2021. Mithra Karamchedu, third place, and Alan Ma, fourth place, earned invitations to present their project posters at the Virtual National JSHS in April.

Team Mattecheck Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Students of the Year
Tommy Mattecheck '22 and his brother Joey (Tualatin HS '24) were named Students of the Year at the Annual Portland Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) Gala on March 7. Tommy and Joey lead their team, which also included JHS students Hannah Brink '22 and Xavier Martin '22, to raise over $180,000 for LLS. KOIN reported the story on AM Extra.

Wenjun Hou '21 - Regeneron Science Talent Search
On March 17, Wenjun Hou '21 earned 8th place in the US in the 80th Annual Regeneron Science Talent Search. The Regeneron Science Talent Search is one of the most prestigious STEM competitions for high school seniors. His research, Quantum-Based Algorithm and Circuit Design for Bounded Knapsack Optimization Problem, used quantum computing to solve the well-known computer science problem called the "Knapsack Problem."

Vladamir Mamchik '23 – Research Publication & Presentation
Vladamir's research to help people with colorblindness see color, titled Differential Dynamic Illumination A Novel Method based on Retinal Persistence to Correct Moderate to Severe Color Blindness, was accepted and published by the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) in October 2020. He also presented his work at the AAO's Virtual Annual Meeting for 2020.