Sea Crest Alumnus Named National Merit Finalist

Ian TigheSea Crest graduate Ian Tighe, a senior at Junipero Serra High School, has been recognized as a National Merit Finalist. This distinction places him in the top one percent of U.S. high school seniors.

Tighe has also starred in Tri-School plays and musicals, most notably as Danny Zuko in Greaseperforming as part of the combined cast from Junipero Serra, Mercy, and Notre Dame High Schools. A member of the National Honor society, Tighe has a 4.6 grade point average. He is a member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society, Men’s Chorus, Tri-School Chorus, the Eleven Dollar Singers, and the Computer Programming Club. He practices martial arts outside of school and plans to pursue engineering in college.

The National Merit Finalists from Junipero Serra “exemplify everything that’s wonderful about Serra High School,” said Serra Principal Barry Thornton, Ed.D. “They have been leaders in all aspects of our program – from the performing arts and music to spiritual and academic leadership. Ian has exemplified excellence in all areas of the school. I am delighted that he has been recognized as a National Merit Finalist.”

“Ian exemplifies our mission to express creativity and lead with courage,” said Sea Crest Director of Learning and Teaching Michelle Giacotto. “He found himself and his passions during his time here and went on to excel at those passions in high school. We are really proud to see what he’s achieved, and I know he’ll continue to find success in college and beyond.”

Congratulations, Ian!

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