Tyrone McGraw ’06

Tyrone McGraw ’06

The Archbishop Riordan High School community is mourning the loss of Tyrone McGraw ’06. Tyrone was an outstanding person and exemplified what it means to be a Crusader.

Read this tribute to Tyrone in the San Francisco Chronicle by Mitch Stephens. Photo by Stanford Athletics

Per the family’s request, donations in celebration of Tyrone’s memory can be made here. Please select the Tyrone L. McGraw scholarship in the drop down menu.

 

Student Makes New Waves in the Pool

Student Makes New Waves in the Pool

Ryan Sorgie ’17 enjoys participating in different activities at Riordan, but he has a strong love for swimming. Sorgie has been a swimmer for almost his entire life and has participated in competitions for about nine years, such as the Junior Olympics and Far Westerns. This year, he took on a new challenge and became the lone swimmer on the Riordan team, competing for the first time in the WCAL. Coached by American Sign Language instructor Thomsen Young, Sorgie boasted a strong season, and narrowly missed qualifying for CCS competition.

Sorgie said, “It’s cool because I’m putting a stepping stone down in a line for other Riordan swimmers and helping the program to grow and showing that it’s a sport that has potential.” Though Sorgie is the sole swimmer of the team, he does not take it easy. For six days a week, he does morning workouts before school (5:00 – 7:00 am) and in the evening after school (5:00 – 7:00 pm). Most of his training consists of different cross fit workouts and laps.

Even though swimming takes over a lot of Sorgie’s life, he still enjoys it, and wouldn’t trade his time in the pool for anything. “I enjoy the dedication it takes,” Sorgie said. “I like challenging myself harder and trying to be better than I was yesterday, and I like the [race itself]. Swimming is a thrill.”

Sorgie will attend California Lutheran University in Southern California this fall, but his story will inspire not only future Crusader swimmers, but others looking to dive in to new activities.

Adapted from an article in The Crusader by Rodney Martinez ’17.

2017 Giving Day A Great Success for Riordan

2017 Giving Day A Great Success for Riordan

Thank you to the more than 200 individuals who supported Archbishop Riordan High School’s 2017 Giving Day. In just over a week we raised more than $65,000 for campus beautification projects including future upgrades to classrooms, repairs to seating in the theater, and signage. All of these items will improve the educational experience for our young men.

Along the way, we honored outstanding Riordan educators past and present. Take a moment to read these fun, funny, and heartwarming dedications made in their honor.

Finally, a very special thank you to Board of Trustees member Philip Cazahous ’70 who provided a $25,000 matching grant for this year’s Giving Day.

Zachary Quanico ’19 Helps Open New Glen Park Center

Zachary Quanico ’19 Helps Open New Glen Park Center

Archbishop Riordan High School junior Zachary Quanico met with Mayor Ed Lee before speaking at the re-opening of the Glen Park Recreation Center today. Zach represented some 7,000 San Francisco teens who are working for the City under the mayor’s youth job program.

Zach, who works at the Minnie and Lovie Ward Recreation Center, was surrounded by children eager to begin the first day of rock climbing camp. He said, “It’s great to be role model and a leader to all these wonderful kids.”

Superintendent of Neighborhood Services Bob Palacio ’87 also was acknowledged for his support of the re-opening of the center.

Contributed by Susan Sutton.

Congrats Class of 2017!

Congrats Class of 2017!

Congrats Class of 2017!

Archbishop Riordan High School was pleased to welcome special guest speaker Mr. Larry Jackson, Head of Content for Apple Music/iTunes. Mr. Jackson also received his diploma from the school and became the newest member of the Class of 1998, which he called the “honor of a lifetime.” Listen to his speech and path to success here.

A Banner Year for Journalism

A Banner Year for Journalism

Archbishop Riordan High School’s marquee publication, The Crusader, is a household name in the high school journalism space, having won 16 recent awards from local and national organizations, including the National Scholastic Press Association, California Press Women, Journalism Education Association of Northern California, and the Peninsula Press Club.

Seven students were named to the National Journalism Honor Roll, and rising senior Roman Peregrino ’18 received the Herb Caen Scholarship from the Peninsula Press Club and was accepted into the Newsroom by the Bay summer program at Stanford University.

Award-winning pieces cover a range of topics including sports, technology, politics, and local interest. View a full list of accolades and articles here.

Also, click here to download latest edition of The Crusader.