|Garces Wrestling - League Champions! |
Congratulations to our Garces Rams Wrestlers as they are League Champions for the second year in a row! Congratulations to our weight class League Champions: 126 Grant Thompson, 132 Anthony Sacchini, 160 Bryan Pantoja, 170 Scott Packebush, 182 Isaiah Martin, 220 Rafael Carvajal, and 285 JP Saindon. Congratulations to League runner-up Joe Machado (138). Best of luck to all of these boys as they advance to divisionals (CIF Section Finals) in Shafter next Friday. Congratulations to Scott Packebush who was awarded the 2016 High Desert League Most Outstanding Varsity Wrestler, Upper Weight Division.
Congratulations to the Garces Academic Decathlon team who competed against 18 other schools in the Kern County Academic Decathlon on January 14th and February 6th, finishing 9th overall. All competing in the ten categories, seven students represented Garces: Anna Rinaldi, Evan Smith, Esperanza Rivera, Jose Miguel Limcaoco, Kennan Klingenberger, Natalie Greenleaf, and Mika Reclusado. Jose Miguel brought home two bronze medals – one in Language and Literature and the other in Economics – and finished in fifth place in Interview, as well as in the top ten in multiple categories. Mika, Kennan, and Anna all had top-ten finishes in one or more categories.
|Grandparents Appreciation Day|
Garces celebrated Grandparents Day on Wednesday February 3rd by inviting our grandparents to join us for Mass and lunch. Pictured are Julian Hernandez '18, Alyssa Hernandez '16, Mr. & Mrs. Joe Munoz '54, and Joey Munoz '16.
|Mock Trial - Super Saturday|
Saturday, January 23rd the Garces Mock Trial Team competed at Super Saturday and they were well prepared thanks to all their hard work and to their club moderator Mr. Bill Leheny and their legal coaches Mr. John R. Szewczyk and Mr. Craig Smith. Congratulations to Garces Rams Alfred Agbayani and Young Jun Oh for being named to the Kern County Honor Court. Members of the Mock Trail team are: Angel Abu, Michael Acosta, Alfred Agbayani, Joseph Berchtold, Gabriel Beltran, James Castanares, Setareh Etesham, Moises Gonzalez, Nick Oh, Young-Jun Oh, Aleeah Sias, Matt Sabin, Daniella Vargas, Damian Wimberly and Joanne Yi.
|Mr. Scott Smith - Hall of Fame Award|
Congratulations to Scott Smith! On Tuesday, January 26th, Garces Music Director, Mr. Scott Smith, was honored at the Kern County "It's a Grand Night for Music" honors music festival for high school students. Mr. Smith was presented with the Kern County Music Educators Hall of Fame Award.
|Happy Retirement Msgr. Braun!|
Garces celebrated Msgr. Braun’s retirement after Mass on Wednesday, January 27th and the ASB students presented him with his very own iPad. Msgr. Braun was instrumental in facilitating the iPad 1:1 Program while he was the Rector at Garces and the students wanted him to be able to enjoy using one as well. The students also presented him with a Garces sweatshirt to help keep him warm on the sidelines of the football games this fall. Msgr. Braun has had a presence on our campus since 1977. We are very grateful for all his years of service and dedication to Catholic education and for all the improvements to our campus while he served as the school’s Rector. Pictured from left to right are Cameron Aragon, Nico Borba, Msgr. Perry Kavookjian, Msgr. Mike Braun, Luke Ming, Pete Antongiovanni, and Ms. Myka Peck.