The school year is almost over! Before we all leave for a short summer break, we would like to express our gratitude to our Creator through Jesus Christ, Our Savior.
For those who are following our unfolding story, one cannot help but acknowledge the intervention of St. Thomas Aquinas from the conceptual “seed” of an idea for a new high school to the “blossoms” of our fine young scholars’ achievements.
Our sincere gratitude goes to the Most Reverend Anthony Sablan Apuron, Metropolitan Archbishop of Agana, Msgr. James Benavente, President and CEO, Deacon Jeff Barcinas, Acting Board President, all members of the Advisory Board, students, parents, faculty and staff. You’ve all made St. Thomas Aquinas a reality!
Senators R. Tenorio, T. C. Ada, and F.B. Aguon introduced a Legislative Resolution congratulating two students of St. Thomas Aquinas for First Place (team and individual) in the Chemistry Competition on March 12, 2009 at the University of Guam.
The Mock Trial Team with a group of parents returned from the National Competition held in Atlanta, Georgia from May 7-9, 2009. We are proud to report the following distinctions:
- 2009 Professionalism Award
- Most Outstanding Attorney (Lucas Shimizu)
- Most Outstanding Witness (Monica Civille)
- STA ranked 29th out of 42 teams nationwide
Alex Cornwell and Jacques Diambra-Odi who participated in IIAAG sport events received MVP trophies in golf and soccer, respectively, at Okkodo High School Sports Award Banquet on May 15, 2009 at the Guam Hilton Resort.
During the month of May 2009, staff, faculty and students from St. Thomas Aquinas visited St. Anthony School, Bishop Baumgartner Memorial School, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School and St. Francis Catholic School to promote St. Thomas Aquinas as a good choice.
St. Thomas Aquinas administered the first SAT-10 from May 26 to May 27, 2009.
The Scholarship Golf Tournament has been postponed to October 24, 2009 at the Country Club of the Pacific.
Graduating senior Alex Cornwell has been officially accepted at Hawaiian Pacific University and Chaminade University, both located in Hawaii.
Graduating senior Mitsihero Motomura has been officially accepted at the University of California at San Diego and the University of California at Riverside.
Students and faculty enjoyed a volleyball game on campus on May 22, 2009. It was hot, hot, hot!
A luncheon was offered in honor of the coaches and advisors of the Mock Trial Team on May 28, 2009 in the Prayer Garden
The Japanese Club organized a “Movie Night” at the MRC on May 29, 2009, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. More than a dozen guests attended, and they all had a “howling” good time.
Faculty and students distributed flyers to promote St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School at Java Junction Café located at the Agana Shopping Center
The Student’s newsletter, Pluma, is available on the school website at www.staguam.com.
Summary of Upcoming Events
June 5, 2009
Eucharist at San Juan Bautista at 7:45 a.m., followed by Athletic Award Presentation.
June 6, 2009
• Baccalaureate Mass at 9:00 a.m., Chapel of St. Therese of Lisieux
• Commencement Ceremony at 10:00 a.m., Chapel of St. Therese of Lisieux.
• Refreshments, Art Display and Video Show following the ceremony at the National Museum of the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica
June 17-19, 2009
Last day of school
Potluck: Farewell to Dr. Valera at 12:00 pm
June 22, 2009
Summer School starts (Session A)
Gratias tibi ago! Thank you! Si Yu’us Ma’ase! Arigato Gozaimasu! Gracias! Merci! Salamat Po! Gam-sah-ham-ni-da!
Hauhouot Diambra-Odi, Ph.D.