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Capital Campaign Ambassadors

 
 
 
 
Meet Our Capital Campaign Ambassadors
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Teresa Ascencio, class of 2019  


Most memorable HNHS experience:

Teresa’s favorite HNHS experience was traveling to Kenya with the Powerful Beyond Measure program because she was able to connect with the local students and develop a strong connection and sense of community with her peers. Teresa believes that no matter what life throws at her, she can always count on the support of the students, faculty, and administration at Holy Names.


Favorite HNHS tradition:

Teresa’s favorite HNHS tradition is Strawberry Day because the whole HNHS community comes together to celebrate the school’s history and eat yummy strawberries!  

 

Student Activities:

The Bell Tones, ASB Public Relations Officer, Peer Mediation Leader, varsity volleyball, varsity basketball

 

 

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Kaylianna Cadena, class of 2019


Most memorable HNHS experience:

Kaylianna’s favorite experience at HNHS was participating in the Ignite conference where she had the opportunity to hear from powerful speakers and learn about the importance of advocating for social issues. The conference inspired her to become a successful advocate for girls after college.


What makes HNHS special:

Kaylianna believes Holy Names is special because the feeling of community is tangible from the moment you walk through the doors. Kaylianna feels that students can express themselves freely and spread awareness on different social issues. She appreciates that Holy Names is a diverse community that encourages girls to speak out, grow, and discover the endless possibilities in the world.


Student Activities:

ACHIEVE scholarship program, LINK (high school transition program) Crew Leader, Senior Class Student Council leader, co-president of the Multicultural Club, Model United Nations, Hermanas Unidas, swim team, Technical Theater crew for the plays, Girls Inc.  

 

 

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Abigail Hasselbrink, class of 2020


Favorite HNHS experience:

Abby’s favorite experiences have been performing with the Visual and Performing Arts department. She had a lead part in last spring’s musical, Godspell. She hopes to be cast in the spring musical this year!  


What makes HNHS special:

Abby believes the people at Holy Names make it special because they are so kind and caring. She has never been to a school where students, faculty, and administration are so friendly and welcoming, and she is grateful to have made some of her best friends at Holy Names.


Student Activities:

Junior  Class Student Council leader, Campus Ministry leader, Peer Mediation Leader, the Bell Tones Advanced Choir, Drama program: fall drama and spring musical

 

 

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Kayla Jones, class of 2020


Favorite HNHS Experience:

Kayla enjoys the Women in Medicine Club because she gets the opportunity to learn about different paths in the medical field and even shadow doctors in their work. This unique program made Holy Names her first choice for high school.


Favorite HNHS Tradition:

Kayla can’t wait to participate in the long standing tradition of the Junior Ring Ceremony this November.


Student Activities:

Model United Nations, Black Student Union, co-president of the We Club, varsity basketball, softball, ACHIEVE scholarship program, Girls Inc., Women in Medicine

 

 

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Vanessa Melgar, class of 2019

 

 

Favorite HNHS Experience:

Vanessa appreciated the opportunity to immerse herself in another culture through the Powerful Beyond Measure trip to Kenya with Principal Carr. On the trip she was challenged to step out of her comfort zone and evaluate her own strengths and weaknesses. The trip inspired her to continue taking advantage of all of the enriching opportunities available to her at Holy Names.  


Favorite HNHS Tradition:

Vanessa’s favorite tradition is Frosh Fright Night when the third and fourth year students set up a haunted house in the halls of Holy Names to scare the first years!


Student Activities:

ASB President, Model United Nations, Hermanas Unidas, We Club, Cross Country Team, softball, ACHIEVE scholarship program, Girls Inc., Technical Theater Team, Campus Ministry Team, Youth Church Group, Ambassadors, Book Club, Social Justice Club, Peer Mediation Team, Robotics Team

 
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Carla Perez, class of 2019


Favorite HNHS experience:

Carla participated in the program EarthWatch which gave her the opportunity to travel to Italy and work on an archeological dig researching ancient ruins. This is an experience she will never forget, and she feels very grateful to the Holy Names donor who helped pay for some of the expenses of her trip.


Favorite HNHS tradition:

Carla’s favorite tradition is Frosh Fright Night, which brings the first year students together for a scary Halloween themed night that upper classwomen organize.


Student Activities:

Senior Class Student Council leader, Social Justice Club leader, Model United Nations, Hermanas Unidas, Women in Medicine, Earthwatch, swim team

 

 

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Gloria Ulloa-Soto, class of 2021


Favorite HNHS experience:

Thanks to the program Powerful Beyond Measure that partnered with Holy Names, Gloria traveled to Kenya this summer with principal Kendra Carr ’99 and a group of 12 peers.  


Hopes for HNHS:

Gloria hopes to learn even more about the history of Holy Names as a part of its sesquicentennial celebration. She is excited to be able to share this information with the people she will take on campus tours.


Student Activities:

ACHIEVE scholarship program, Peer Mediation Leader, Campus Ministry team, We Club, soccer team

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Hydeia Wysinger, class of 2021


Favorite HNHS experience:

Hydeia recently led the SNJM Youth Justice Forum at Holy Names University, which earned her a full ride scholarship to Holy Names University. While there, she learned about the social justice issues of immigration, human trafficking, and access to water as well as about the charisms of the SNJM sisters. The experience was especially memorable because she had the opportunity to meet students all over the country and world from different SNJM schools.


Favorite HNHS tradition:

Hydeia’s favorite tradition is celebrating the foundress’s birthday, Mother Marie Rose Durocher on October 6th and the Rose Festival week to honor her.


Student Activities:

Campus Ministry team, Peer Mediation leader, WE club, co-founder of the Social Justice club, dance club, drama and musical performer, member of the Black Student Union, Women in Medicine, member of the robotics team