Class of 2018 Excels
St. Pius X High School Class of 2018 was offered more than $16.2 million in college scholarships as it celebrated the school’s 59th Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation Ceremony on May 18 at the Santa Ana Star Center. Archbishop John C. Wester celebrated Mass with the 168 members of the Class of 2018, whose members provided more than 23,600 hours of community service over their four years of high school.
Daniel Stotzer is the St. Pius X High School Outstanding Graduate of the Class of 2018. Using the motto of St. Pius X, "Teach me goodness, discipline, and knowledge,” the faculty looked for a student whose life truly embodies these traits and completed a multi-step voting process to choose Stotzer as the honoree.
In addition, Stotzer and Jacqueline Pinon were chosen 2018 Senior Choice Award Winners, an award in which seniors are asked to vote for the two students whom they most respect and admire as good people and as good Christians. Pinon and Stotzer represent the all-around ideal St. Pius student for their intellectual integrity, respect and caring for their peers, sensitivity, congeniality, and leadership. They have been active in student council, campus ministry, sports and other student activities. They are committed to their Catholic faith, to St. Pius X, and are held in the highest esteem by their classmates.
Stotzer also is the Class of 2018 Valedictorian. After receiving a standing ovation in welcome from his classmates at the graduation ceremony, Stotzer concluded his address by saying, “Find something to be thankful for everyday. Today I’m grateful to have known all of you.”
St. Pius X also honored its Top Ten students at the graduation ceremony for earning the best grade point averages in their class over four years of high school. They are, above from left, Jensen Davis, Claire Hennessy, Valedictorian Danny Stotzer, Salutatorian Jacqueline Pinon, Sophia Beckett, Noah Lucero, Samuel Gervais, Theresa Moorhead, Adam Armijo and Alexa Rosenthal.