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Jesuit's SIGMEC grade-level winners share their essays at Convocation


Jesuit High School’s grade-level winners of the St. Ignatius Gold Medal Essay Contest (SIGMEC) for 2014-15 displayed their work before the student body at Convocation on Monday (March 2) and Tuesday (March 3).

On Monday, Jordan Vivero ’18 (who is pictured in the homepage photo) read his essay “Triumph Through Tragedy.” He was followed by Joe Edgar ’17, who read “Friendship Heals Wounds.” The freshman/sophomore essays were 500 words.

On Tuesday, Dominic Santos ’16 read “A Path Less Taken.” And the final reading was by Daniel Darst ’15, titled “I Believe in Sunday Family Dinners.’’ The junior/senior essays were 750 words.

In SIGMEC, under the direction of English Department head Austin Freeman ’02, students prepare essays and speeches on various topics related to the educational and spiritual vision of St. Ignatius, the founder of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits). Freshman/sophomore and junior/senior division winners receive a St. Ignatius medal, to be presented at the Awards Assembly on April 30. The runner-up in each division earns a victory medal.

Jesuit's English teachers chose the grade-level winners, and a panel of judges will choose a freshman/sophomore winner and a junior/senior winner based on their Convocation performances.

Please click the respective link below to view a video of each reading:

Jordan Vivero ’18  - “Triumph Through Tragedy”
Joe Edgar ’17 - “Friendship Heals Wounds”
Dominic Santos ’16 – “A Path Less Taken”
Daniel Darst ’15 - “I Believe in Sunday Family Dinners’’

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