Kristin Alvarado of Morgan Hill and Christopher Goularte of San
Martin were recently named to the Dean’s Honor Roll at Abliene
Christian University for the Fall 2004 semester.
Kristin Alvarado of Morgan Hill and Christopher Goularte of San Martin were recently named to the Dean’s Honor Roll at Abliene Christian University for the Fall 2004 semester. To make the Dean’s Honor Roll, a student must complete at least 12 semester hours and earn a 3.45 or higher grade point average.
The following students made the Palma Honor Roll for the first semester of the 2004-2005 school year: Jonathon McRae, Anthony Sargenti, Weston Grattan, Kyle Harrigan, Manuel Silva, Jay Lazarus, Connor Farotte and Alexander Bassi.
Amy A. Van Gundy, Donny C. Dequine
The following local residents were named to the Azusa Pacific University’s Dean’s List for the Fall 2004 semester. To make the list, students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Gilroy High School graduate Amy A. Van Gundy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven R. Van Gundy and an English major and Donny C. Dequine of Morgan Hill, a Valley Christian High School graduate and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Don C. Dequine. He is a Psychology major.
Oliver Walker has been named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2004 at Biola University. The Dean’s List honors those students who earned a semester grade point average of 3.6 or higher while enrolled in 12 or more credit units and whose cumulative G.P.A. is at least 3.2.
Steven Robles, Luis Vasquez, McKay Livingston
In May, Gilroy Boy Scout Troop No. 708 will be hosting an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Steven Robles, Luis Vasquez and McKay Livingston. This is a significant benchmark in the progress of these young men becoming active citizens. A considerable amount of time and effort goes into the achievement of such a distinguished award.
Steven’s Eagle Scout project was to create a circle driveway as a way of redirecting the traffic flow at Gavilan Hills Academy. The redirection provided safe passage for the children, made for more efficient parking and improved the school’s appearance.
Luis’ Eagle Scout project was to mark the Uvas Creek Bike Trail. He, with the help of his fellow scouts, friends and family, measured, computed and marked with stencil and paint the quarter, half and mile markers. In miles and kilometers, Luis led his crew with enthusiasm and efficiency at the request of the City of Gilroy Park and Recreation Department.
McKay’s Eagle Scout project was to plan and carry out a United States flag retirement ceremony on the anniversary of Sept. 11. This was a large community event that required tremendous planning with the city of Gilroy, Chamber of Commerce, the Department of Parks and Recreation, Gilroy Fire Depot and the Gilroy Police Department.
David A. Shope
Navy Seaman David A. Shope, son of Rita A. and Clayton W. Shope of Morgan Hill, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training and was meritoriously promoted to his current rank at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program, Shope completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis also was placed on physical fitness. Shope is a 2002 graduate of Live Oak High School.
William R. Held
Army Pvt. William R. Held III has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Knox, Ky.
During the nine-week training period, he received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, armed and unarmed combat, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions, and core values. Held’s mother is Stephanie Held of Gilroy, and his brother is Joshua Held of Hollister. The private is a 1998 graduate of San Andreas High School.
Mary-Catherine E. Hayes
Army National Guard Pfc. Mary-Catherine E. Hayes has graduated from basic military training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo. During training, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremonies, weapons, rifle marksmanship, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. She is the daughter of Debbie Smith of Gilroy and Harold D. LeGore of Morgan Hill. Hayes is a 1993 graduate of Gunderson High School in San Jose.
Private Lars Mauerman graduated from Marine boot camp in San Diego on Feb. 4. He is the son of Karen Humber of Gilroy and Jeff Mauerman of Hollister. Lars is a class of 2004 Gilroy High graduate. He is currently stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.
David Paul Jordan
David Paul Jordan, son of Geri Marie and Patrick Jordan of Hollister, graduated from basic training with the U.S. Navy in Great Lakes, Ill. David will now pursue structural aviation mechanics. He is a 2003 graduate of San Benito High School.
Elias R. “Bobby” Ventura
U.S. Marine Corporal Elias R. “Bobby” Ventura was deployed to Iraq on Monday, Feb. 28. He trained in North Carolina with the best of Marines.
Bobby was attending Cabrillo College in Aptos, working on his general education when he was called to active duty. Bobby graduated from Gilroy High School, served as eighth grade class Vice President at South Valley Junior High and attended Rod Kelley Elementary School.
Riding his bike and playing guitar are a few of Bobby’s favorite hobbies.
Braulio G. Moreno
Army Pfc. Braulio G. Moreno has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.
Moreno is the son of Demetrio Moreno Lopez of Hollister and is a 2004 graduate of San Benito High School.
Nicholas P. Allen
Nicholas P. Allen has been selected by the U.S. Air Force for pilot training. Upon his graduation from Loyola Marymount University in May 2006, he will be commissioned and sent to Undergraduate Pilot Training. To be selected, Cadet Allen completed a series of mental and physical tests, and his scores ranked nationally. Nick writes, “So I’m cleared to wear a flight suit, and I got my wings to wear above my left pocket on my blues uniform, and as long as I keep my nose squeaky-clean for the next 15 months until I commission, I’ll be going to pilot training upon commissioning. I won’t know what kind of aircraft I’ll be flying for more than 2 years, yet. I’ll commission, go to UPT with all the other pilot candidates, and some other training stuff, and at some point early in the pilot training process I’ll be assigned to fighter track, bomber track or cargo track, depending on how I do.”
Daniel A. Schlothauer
Army Staff Sgt. Daniel A. Schlothauer is one of approximately 350 soldiers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade based at Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy, who will deploy to Afghanistan to serve as a member of Combined Joint Task Force-76. Mission objectives of the combined joint task force include establishing security, defeating Al-Qaida and Taliban forces, and deterring the re-emergence of terrorism. Schlothauer, a targeting supervisor, is the son of Valerie Schlothauer of Aptos and Allan D. Schlothauer of San Juan Bautista. He is a 1998 graduate of North Monterey County High School in Castroville.
Catholic Ladies Celebrate Longtime Members
The Catholic Ladies Aid Society, Branch 6, was started in Gilroy in 1888 by a relative of Frances Cullen Howson.
This month, the organization celebrated its 118th birthday with a potluck luncheon at Serra Cottage, attended by 60 members and guests, and was presided over by President Bruna Goold.
A large number of members from the society attended the Sunday, March 6, 8:15am Mass at St. Mary Parish. Following the Mass, 76 members and family attended a breakfast at Cullen Hall. At the breakfast, Goold recognized members with 50 or more years of continuous membership who received a card inscribed with their name and number of years of membership.
They are: Frances Howson with 70 years, Elizabeth Cullen with 68 years, Camilla Serafin, Edith Stimac and Evelyn Paganucci with 65 years, Jane Gonzales with 64 years, Ailene Crispino, Mary Jane Green, and Marietta Scagliotti with 63 years, Irene Vosti and Jennie Filice with 62 years, Eva Holback with 61 years, Ida Link with 60 years, Annabel Santos and Evelyn Codiga with 59 years, Clara Perino, Emma Frassetti and Katherine Codiga with 58 years, Lupe Sanchez, Mary Pirozzoli, Carmen Sanchez, Linda Giretti and Bette Scarper with 57 years, Ruth Habing with 55 years, Mary Santana with 56 years, Dorothy Coffman with 51 years and Jane Sanchez with 50 years.
The society operates a religious store at St. Mary Parish, gives scholarships to St. Mary School, subsidizes St. Joseph’s Family Center and contributes to other parish and community causes.
Olivia Michele Hack
Olivia Michele Hack was born Jan. 13 to Lindsay (Capp) Hack and Louis Hack at Saint Louise Regional Hospital in Gilroy. She weighed 7 pounds and 2 ounces.
Adron Medina was born to Sonia Medina hMarch 1 at Hazel Hawkins Hospital in Hollister. He weighed 6 pounds and 10 ounces.
Jesus Gutierrez was born March 2 to Leticia Nava and Jesus Gutierrez at Hazel Hawkins Hospital in Hollister. He weighed 7 pounds.
Maximino Refugio Ordiniza
Maximino Refugio Ordiniza was born March 3 to Carmen and Felix Ordiniza at Hazel Hawkins Hospital in Hollister. He weighed 6 pounds and 15 ounces.
Viridiana Celio was born Feb. 25 to Juana Celio and Jose Del Carmen at Hazel Hawkins Hospital in Hollister. She weighed 6 pounds and 1 ounce.
Campbell Paige Frame
Campbell Paige Frame was born to Karen and John Frame Feb. 25 at Hazel Hawkins Hospital in Hollister. She weighed 7 pounds and 12 ounces.
Mariah Martinez was born Feb. 28 to April Perez and Noe Martinez at Hazel Hawkins Hospital in Hollister. She weighed 8 pounds and 13 ounces.
Jacob Andrew Roel
Jacob Andrew Roel was born March 4 to Nora Yanez and Richard Roel at Hazel Hawkins Hospital in Hollister. He weighed 7 pounds and 9 ounces.
Serenity Nicole Salcido
Serenity Nicole Salcido was born March 3 to April Zamaripa and Manuel Salcido at Saint Louise Regional Hospital in Gilroy.
Ermelindo and Mary Ann Puente are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter Katherine Puente to Scott Povio. The engagement took place on Aug. 18, 2003 in the foothills of Gilroy. Scott is the son of Vince and Janice Povio of Gilroy. Katherine will be a May graduate of San Jose State with a degree in Justice Studies and a minor in Sociology. Scott is employed by the City of San Jose. The wedding is set for June 4, and the happy couple will honeymoon in Kauai. They will make their first home in Morgan Hill.