We're proud to share the words and achievements of St. James' Graduates.


Kimmy Anaya

McMinnville High School
Class of 2019

  • 600 + hours of community service hours
  • 4 years Varsity tennis & swimming
  • International club president (2018-2019)
  • Student of the month (2012-2016)
  • Fire and Emergency Services pathway student of the month (2018)
  • Enrolled at the University of Oregon to earn a Bachelor degree in Biology.
  • Plans to further education in medical school and become a pediatrician.

St. James prepared me for my future by exposing me to the various activities I am involved with today. I remember spending time with all of my lifelong friends and being able to grow in my eduction with the wonderful teachers.

— Kimmy Anaya

May Choi

Western Christian High School
Class of 2019

  • Graduating with High Honors and as Salutatorian
  • National Honor Society secretary
  • Class Representative for student council
  • 3-sport athlete: Soccer, Basketball & Choir
  • After high school, plans to go to college to pursue a career in dentistry.
Peyton Dorsh

Peyton Dorsh

Jesuit High School
Class of 2019

  • 4-year ski team member
  • 200+ service hours
  • GPA: 4.1 weighted / 3.6 non-weighted
  • Academic scholarship to Montana State University
  • Major: Computer Science

St. James instilled me with strong values to be respectful and a good listener.

— Peyton Dorsh
Tommy Douglass

Tommy Douglass

McMinnville High School
Class of 2019

  • ASB Student Body President 2018-19, ASB Senator and Representative 2015-18
  • Black Belt in Shaolin Kempo (9 years of Martial Arts) at Open Hand Kempo
  • Three time National Championship Speech Qualifier placing in the top 50 ranking of
    national speakers
  • One of four MHS students in the past 30 years to be recognized with Premier Distinction;
    the highest honor bestowed on a speech and debate competitor
  • Enrolled in Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon as a business major
    followed by a degree in law

St. James prepared me academically to thrive in advanced classes in high school and middle school. It also taught me accountability and kindness. I learned how to be a good friend!

—Tommy Douglas
Josh Flores

Joshua Flores

McMinnville High School
Class of 2019

  • BSA Eagle Scout
  • Varsity Tennis – captain, state competitor
  • 4-year Honor Roll
  • Admitted to Oregon State University

St. James helped me learn a lot of respect and prepared me with the work ethic to be ready for middle school.

— Joshua Flores
Hallie Johnson

Hallie Johnson

McMinnville High School
Class of 2019

  • Salutatorian
  • Rotary Student of the Month – Nov 2018
  • Fall Scholar Athlete
  • 4 year, 3 sport Athlete: Soccer, Basketball & Track
  • Attending Oregon State University, studying Graphic Design

St. James overall prepared me by understanding how to be dedicated. Try out new things, explore, don't be afraid, and follow your dreams!

— Hallie Johnson
Katie Martinez

Katie Marinez

McMinnville High School
Class of 2019

  • Valedictorian
  • Completed the Education, Child Development & Visual Arts pathways
  • Studied abroad in Germany for one month
  • Black belt in Taekwondo
  • Rotary Interact Club President
  • Attending Linfield College in the Fall to study Elementary Education

I remember all the wonderful teachers and their compassion and dedication. St. James built my academic and character foundations making me the confident leader I am today.

— Katie Marinez
Reilly Southard

Reilly Southard

Yamhill-Carlton High School
Class of 2019


  • 4.0 GPA / Valedictorian graduating with distinguished diploma
  • 4 year varsity basketball athlete
  • Made state track team senior year (first year running); 1st team All-State (3A)
  • Participated in 4H for 8 years and presided over her club for 4 years
  • Attending Chemeketa Community College to earn an Associate degree, then
    transferring to Pacific University to earn a Bachelor degree in Dental Hygiene

St. James made me a responsible and respectful person. They taught me to stay on top of my work as well, and it has really helped me over the years.

— Reilly Southard
Cole Stritzke

Cole Stritzke

McMinnville High School
Class of 2019

  • Completed Engineering & Aerospace Sciences Academy (EASA) pathway
  • Honors diploma
  • 4-year soccer goal keeper (2nd team All-League); tennis team; Model UN
  • BSA Eagle Scout
  • Academic scholarship to Pacific University to study Exercise Science/Physical Therapy and will play on the men’s soccer team

St. James prepared me by teaching me many valuable life skills that I can utilize throughout my life. Follow a path that you enjoy and don't sacrifice what you love.

— Cole Stritzke
Savanna Weeks

Savanna Weeks

McMinnville High School
Class of 2019

  • Health Services pathway
  • Tennis team, 4 years
  • Swim team, 2 years
  • GPA: 3.92
  • Attending Oregon State University to study Dental Hygiene

St. James prepared me for classroom education and got me ahead in academics.

— Savanna Weeks
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