The students of Bishop Manogue Catholic High School inspired us all with their resilience during the first semester of 2020-2021. Our Miners fought to continue to excel academically despite many hardships and achieved an overall cumulative GPA of 3.77. They also found creative ways to give back to their community, connected to one another in new ways, and exemplified the Miner Spirit that we are all so proud of at Bishop Manogue. For this Student Spotlight, we wanted to share some of the accomplishments of Miners who went above and beyond last semester!
Senior Qualik Tuliva endured a severe leg injury at the end of his junior year where he was told he wouldn’t be able to play varsity football or run track during his senior year. Through a miraculous amount of determination and perseverance, he managed to finish the semester without letting his injury pull him down academically, physically, or emotionally. He pushed through long and painful months of rehabilitation and never allowed himself to give up hope that he could fully heal. Qualik’s positive attitude and drive allowed him to recover and return this semester stronger and healthier than ever. We are so proud of this inspirational Miner!
Senior Brianna Cherry scored in the top 2.5% nationally among Hispanic and Latino test-takers on the 2019 PSAT/NMSQT. The College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program has recognized her for this outstanding accomplishment.
Junior Olivia Tillis began the project “To Walk in Their Shoes,” in order to give back to a hospital and staff who mean a lot to Olivia and her family. She is painting one pair of shoes each month for a brain tumor survivor who speaks for the UCSF Neuro-oncology department.
On December 18, 2020, Senior Michael Schneider committed to play football for the United States Air Force Academy.
On November 11, 2020, Senior Amaya McLeod committed to play basketball for California State University, Stanislaus.
On December 12, 2020, Senior Drew Scolari committed to play football for the University of Nevada, Reno.
Senior Tori Harper has committed to play Volleyball for the University of Georgia.
We have seen an incredible season from our Ski Teams! They have placed impressively in competitions all winter, and recently the Boys Ski Team hit the State trifecta by winning Slalom, GS, and Combined. The Girls Ski Team also took the Slalom title and placed second in GS and Combined. Congratulations to our skiers and coaches for all their hard work!
The following students were nominated by the BMCHS Fine Arts Department for their artistic talents and eagerness to learn during the fall semester. We are excited to see their artwork cultivated further in the spring.
The following students were accepted into Honor Choir. Each student had to audition with a prepared solo of “Os Justi” by Anton Bruckner in front of the Honor Choir committee. In addition to the solo, auditionees had to show a mastery of sight-reading, major and minor triads, certain intervals, and a chromatic scale. These students were also selected to audition for All-State during the spring semester.
We have to give a huge shoutout to the entire Theater class! For three months, the class of twelve students worked together to write and produce the Radio Drama. The final production is an amazing feat of creativity, ingenuity, and teamwork!