The best and brightest

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Ravindu Ranatunga|Plank

This year Jesuit High School has picked two of its brightest and most hard working students, Greg Devine, and Adam McGrew, to be the Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the Senior Class of 2015. Both have work very hard throughout their Jesuit careers to grow within themselves academically, spiritually, and to do their best for their senior class.

“As a freshman I never thought that as a senior I would be where I’m at today,” said senior Salutatorian Adam McGrew. “Serving as religious coordinator has been a truly incredible experience, and being chosen to be salutatorian for the class of 2015 is an honor I am grateful to have received.”

As religious coordinator, Adam helps to set up the religious retreats for Jesuits students. Adam even came in over the summer to set up the Big Brother program that Jesuit offers its incoming freshman.

“The honor of giving the Valedictorian address is remarkable because it gives me the chance to reflect over the four years I’ve spent at Jesuit,” said senior Valedictorian Gregory Devine. “In doing so, I’ve realized the tremendous impact my classmates have had on my character, my school and my community. Our senior class is defined by multidimensional excellence. ”

Greg has been a huge part of Jesuit’s academic and community excellence during his time as a student, and even has big plans as he heads towards college in the fall.

“Next year I will be attending UC Berkley on a Regents and Chancellor’s scholarship,” Greg said. ” I plan to study microbiology and music theory. I’ll be researching an assortment of medical phenomenon, such as regenerative medicine and cancer prevention.”

Even the faculty and administration have recognized Greg and Adam as two bright young men who have become the visual representation of Jesuit’s values.

“We are very proud of Greg and Adam,” said Assistant Principal Tim Caslin. “They embody what Jesuit High School is about; well- rounded individuals who develop their gifts to the fullest and use them for the greater glory of God. They will represent the many extraordinary members of the class of 2015 well.”

From start to finish, Greg and Adam have done their best to bring their peers closer as a class and to truly exemplify what kind of students and men Jesuit High School hopes to provide to the rest of the world.