Junior Hannah Holscher swims the Strait of Gibraltar

Hannah Holscher ’16 became the youngest American to swim the Strait of Gibraltar when she made the 10-mile swim Aug. 6, with her father swimming alongside her. She was glad for the company, especially given her father’s credentials. He set a world record for the longest relay when he and his team swam in shifts from San Francisco to Santa Barbara. He also swam…

Football team draws national attention for high tech helmets

Pictured above: SI Athletic Director John Mulkerrins ’89 with the new helmet sensors by Riddell. The first practice of the SI varsity football team drew the attention of national press not because of its recent success but as a result of the school’s cutting-edge commitment to player safety. The school purchased 180 InSite Impact Response System units from Riddell, the makers of the Speed…

SI rides the earthquake with no damage as seismic work progresses

Shortly after a 6.0 earthquake shook the Bay Area out of its sleep on the morning of Aug. 24, SI’s Director of Buildings and Grounds Christopher Meehan walked through the school and saw that it had ridden the seismic waves without a crack or a scratch. The next day, Lloyd Berges (pictured above) confirmed what Meehan saw. As superintendent for Plant Construction Company, the…

Helping families understand tuition assistance at SI

Theresa Bayze, SI’s tuition assistance director, knows parents who worry about divulging too much information – but for two opposing reasons. Some worry about disclosing all their assets and not receiving as much aid as they want. Others – mainly parents of eighth graders – worry that SI might look askance at their applications if they even apply for aid. Bayze’s job is to…

Jacqueline Monetta ’14 bridges Catholic, Jewish and Muslim divides

Jacqueline Monetta ’14 is a poster-child for dialogue and health. She has grandparents who are Jewish, Roman Catholic and Muslim, and she brings a little of each of those religious traditions with her when she participates in the school’s Dialogue Club, which seeks to build bridges between Jewish and Arab students at the school. She also works for healing dialogue through another venture to…