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Academic Awards 2019-20

Valedictorians

Maxwell Burlew

Caihan (Tony) Chen

Qiyu (Sam) Lu

Michael Melkonyan

Waseem Shindy

Avishka Silva

Khang (Kaden) Vo

Letu (Lancelot) Wang

 

Spartan of the Year: This award is determined by a majority vote of the varsity coaches. Multiple winners may be recognized.

 

Michael Babaian

Adam Dow

Liam McNair

 

Scholar-Athletes of the Year: This award is determined by the Curriculum Committee and is awarded to the senior varsity athlete with the best combination of athletic and academic achievement. Multiple winners may be recognized.

 

Adrian Aragon

Waseem Shindy

Hector Varela

 

Outstanding Student: Each student nominated for an individual subject award receives points. Outstanding Student plaques for the freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior classes are awarded to the student with the highest total of individual subject ranking points in each grade level. Multiple winners may be recognized.

 

Senior of the Year

Avishka Silva

 

Archdiocese of Los Angeles Christian Service Award

Isaac Nieto

Jeremy Woo

 

Baseline League Outstanding Students: students must excel in such areas as scholarship, school, leadership, community and a variety of extra-curricular activities. Only five from each school are awarded. They represent the finest qualities of our Baseline League’s senior class.

 

Adrian Aragon

Liam McNair

Caleb Park

Waseem Shindy

Avishka Silva

 

Individual Subject Awards: Students who excel in particular subjects are honored for their achievement. To determine award winners, departments select the top students in each course offered. Through discussion, the top five students in each subject are ranked. These rankings are submitted to the Curriculum Committee, which determines the final winners. Every effort is made to distribute the awards to the highest-ranked student in any individual subject area. However, a student is limited to winning only one subject award.

 

Seniors

AP Calculus AB – Michael Melkonyan

AP German – Justin Markstrom

AP Human Geography – Maxwell Burlew

AP Literature – Kyle Malaluan

AP Macro Economics – Avishka Silva

AP Physics 2 – Benjamin Canty

AP Statistics – Weiyu “Gavin” Hao

Cinematic Arts 2 – Brian Chagnon

Comparative Religions – Alonzo Canete

Differential Equations – Khang “Kaden” Vo

Earth Science – David Weatherby

Economics – Gabriel Webb

Engineering Design & Development – Hector Varela

Government – Justin Zachary Yucor

IB English HL 2 – Jared Encarnacion

IB Film HL 2 – Jordan Cabungcal

IB History of the Americas HL 2: Aiden Serna

IB Visual Arts – Christian Hernandez

Senior Theology – John “Jack” Campbell

Social Justice – Almer Gatchalian

 

Saint Damien Senior Excellence Awards: These awards are presented to senior students who have achieved the following:

A 3.6 cumulative GPA through the 7th semester

Achievement of at least two of the following criteria, in their senior year: a varsity letter earned in a sport; a member of the varsity debate team; a member of the Mock Trial team; a ASB or Senior Class Officer; a Kairos retreat leader; an Editor-In-Chief of the Laconian or the Spartiate; a member of the Jazz Band, Marching Band or Percussion Ensemble; an active Spartan Ambassador; a member of the cast or cew of a Damien drama production; a winner of an Archdiocesan Christian Service Award; a Baseline League Outstanding Student; a member of the Robotics team; An active member of the Sports Medicine Club.

 

Daniel Alexandre

Adrian Aragon

Jack Bachoura

Tristan Bato

Joshua Berkessel

Philo Biane

Maxwell Burlew

Jordan Cabungcal

John “Jack” Campbell

Benjamin Canty

Matthew Capistrano\

Jackson Capitano

Jaime Cetina

Brian Chagnon

Caihan “Tony” Chen

Jeremy Cote

Kohl Cunningham

Dominick Dayrit

Jacod De Los Reyes

Ethan Douglas

Adam Dow

Jared Encarnacion

Aaron Garcia

Tyler Hackett

Sean Heritage

Henry Huang

Joshua Lao

Bert Lin

Michael Lopez

Jay Andrew Loquiere

Issac Magallanes

Kyler Magsino

Liam McNair

Justin Neu

Isaac Nieto

Jared Nordschow

Caleb Park

Armanado Pena

Taylor Salazar

Waseem Shindy

Avishka Silva

Adam Soto

Brandon Alan Tanjuaquio

Brett Terlip

Garrett Thrasher

Hector Varela

Khang “Kaden” Vo

David Weatherby

Gabriel Webb

Jeremy Woo

Junsun Yoo

Renzo Zamora

Alexander Zolotar

 

Outstanding Senior Scholars: These awards are presented to all seniors who have a GPA of 4.0 through seven (7) semesters.

 

Nicholas Aguilar

Christopher Albouz

Daniel Alexandre

Joseph Apple

Adrian Aragon

Izak Arias

Michael Babaian

Jack Bachoura

Tristan Bato

Joshua Berkessel

Maxwell Burlew

Jordan Cabungcal

Alonzo Canete

Benjamin Canty

Jared Castillo

Esteban Castro

Caihan “Tony” Chen

Jiahui “Chris” Chen

Jeremy Cote

Dominick Dayrit

Jacob De Los Reyes

Jared Encarnacion

Andrew Galura

George Gardner

Chuanwei “Frank” Gu

Tyler Hackett

Daniel Haddad

Weiyu “Gavin” Hao

Alex Hernandez

Arnold Herrera

Bohan “Leo” Huang

Shaofeng “Fred” Huang

Henry Huang

Nichalos Huff

Anthony Kolios

Curtis Lin

Jui-Chun “Vincent” Lin

Bert Lin

Qiyu “Sam” Lu

Issac Magallanes

Kyle Malaluan

Justin Marstrom

Keegan Meath

Jaden Meath

Michael Melkonyan

Yuhyun “Chris” Na

Justin Neu

Isaac Nieto

Jazzric Orozco

Caleb Park

Taylor Salazar

Waseem Shindy

Avishka Silva

Adam Soto

Ameer Tawfik

Huy “Jordan” Tran

Jason Trujillo

Hector Varela

Khang “Kaden” Vo

Letu “Lancelot” Wang

Jeremy Woo

Yu “Will” Wu

Junsun Yoo

Justin Zachary Yucor

Jarrett Zepeda

Alexander Zolotar