The Class of 2020
Welcome to the Class of 2020 page! This page is intended to highlight our seniors and their accomplishments. It is dynamic and will be updated regularly so please visit frequently.
We encourage parents and seniors to email photos to HCOSA@holycross-sa.org that highlight the class of 2020. We will attempt to share as many as possible. Please use the Subject Line "Class of 2020 Highlights".
Thank you to all of our Alumni who stepped up in record time to "Adopt A Senior Knight". The name in parentheses indicates the sponsoring individual. We are proud to say that all of our Seniors have been sponsored!
Arguello, Jacob Aaron (Ricardo Cedillo '71)
Bernal, Nicholas Benjamin (Frank Collazo '72)
Nicholas Bernal knows what the Holy Cross Family is all about. He explained that before he came back to us as a senior, he always yearned for that Holy Cross sense of family. Since his return he has taken full advantage of everything that he missed. The smile that he wears in the hallways and in class is infectious and makes people's day. Nicolas is a prime example of a student who works hard to be successful not just in academics but also to help and be of service to others -- true hallmarks of a Holy Cross graduate. We are so very happy that he came back home to Holy Cross and know that when he leaves us he will continue to brighten people's day by his positive and loving example.
Accepted to: San Antonio College, University of Incarnate Word
Attending: San Antonio College
Honors: Academic Scholarships Totaling $28,000
Planned Major: Marketing
Bustos, Carolann (Andy & Sylvia Alanis '93)
Cabrera, Emily Marie (Frank Collazo '72)
Since her freshman year, Emily Cabrera has shown a consistent passion to be successful academically and to strengthen her spirituality. Her work and positive outlook led her to become a dual credit student, an officer in the National Honor Society, a Eucharistic Minister, and a member of the Campus Ministry Team. We are extremely proud of her accomplishments and the spiritual impact she has had on our school community. We know she will continue to inspire those around her beyond Holy Cross.
Accepted to: Texas A&M University - San Antonio, Our Lady of the Lake University, St. Mary's University, University of the Incarnate Word
Attending: Texas A&M - San Antonio
Honors: Academic Scholarships totaling $159,000 and still counting.
Planned major: Psychology and Nursing.
Cardona, Daniel Christopher (Tony Garza '62)
Cavazos, Nathan X (Juan Mata '93)
When speaking of Nathan Cavazos, descriptive phrases such as dual credit student, football player, power lifter, and faith-filled come to mind. While he has accomplished many things in the academic and athletic realms of his high school career, it is his deep rooted faith that is his most impressive quality. His quiet and unassuming devotion has led him to be an active member of the Campus Ministry team where he helped share his faith and inspire others with his spirituality. It is this quality that bolsters those of the academic and athletic variety, because everything he does, with intention, is rooted and grounded in this strong sense of faith. This will, no doubt, help him continue to be successful in his next four years and we can't wait to hear all about his success. Thank you for your positive faith-filled example, Nathan.
Accepted To: Earlham College, Grand Canyon University, Holy Cross College, University of Houston-Victoria, Jacksonville University, Mayville State University, New Mexico Military Institute, Our Lady of the Lake University, Rockford University, St. Ambrose University, and the University of the Incarnate Word
Attending: Holy Cross College (Notre Dame, Indiana)
Honors: Academic scholarships totaling $551,208
Planned Major: Psychology and Counseling
Cisneros, Rigoberto Diego (Adrian Rincon '92)
Rigoberto Cisneros has been a Holy Cross Knight since the 6th grade. From that time he has been devoted to both his studies and the Holy Cross Basketball program. He is a four year member of the Basketball team and a student who took advantage of opportunities to expand his education beyond the walls of Holy Cross. As a member of of the Dual Credit program and a participant in the Holy Cross Pilgrimage Experience in Montreal, Canada this past summer, he set an example of broadening educational horizons and learning much from the experiences. His open mind and "stick-to-it" attitude will take him far at his next academic home and we can't wait to hear of his successes to come.
Accepted To: Grand Canyon University, Schreiner University, St. Mary's University, Sul Ross State University.
Attending: Grand Canyon University
Honors: Academic Scholarships Totaling: $81,000 and earned a spot on the GCU Basketball team.
Planned major: Biology (Pre-Medicine)
Coronado, Marcos Antonio (Roger Gonzalez '94)
Marcos Coronado is a great example of what a student-athlete looks like at Holy Cross. For while he is an indomitable force on the football field, he is even more so in the classroom. His never quit mindset has pushed him to crush academic goals here at Holy Cross as well as a dual credit student at Our Lady of the Lake University. Though his manner may be quiet and gentle in nature, his leadership is formidable by example. One only need to see how he positively influences those around him by observing how he interacts with others. We have no doubt that his next academic home will also hold him in high esteem as soon as they see him in action.
Accepted To: Abilene Christian University, Howard Payne University, Lakeland University
Attending: Howard Payne University
Honors: Academic Scholarships and Athletic (Football) Totaling $84,000
Planning Major: Kinesiology
Davila, Christopher Ryan (Randy Mendoza '02)
Diaz, Andrea (Andy & Sylvia Alanis '93)
Escobedo, Renee Araceli (David & Naomi Escobedo '82)
Espinoza, Nikolas Lazaro (Jason Alaniz '98)
Nikolas Espinoza has been a student with Holy Cross of San Antonio since his sophomore year and has served as an athlete on the football team. At school you will always see him with a warm smile, a polite manner, and a true dedication to his success. Holy Cross is very proud of his accomplishments and can't wait to see him take advantage of his bright future beyond Holy Cross.
Accepted to: Highland Community College, Blinn College, Navarro College, Cisco College, and Kilgore College
Will attend: Highland Community College
Honors: Full Scholarship for Athletics (football) to include tuition and books.
Planned major: General Sciences
Congratulations Nik!! The world awaits your talents.
Flores, Rudy Mateo (Jerry Montez '07)
Gallardo, Rachel Esperanza (Andy & Sylvia Alanis '93)
Rachel Gallardo started at Holy Cross as a middle schooler and since that time she has proved herself to be a conscientious student. In her high school years she distinguished herself academically as a two year dual credit, a National Honor Society member, and a consistent entry on the Honor Scholars Board. Her athletic pursuits were approached with the same determination as she participated in soccer, volleyball, cross-country and track. We are very proud of Rachel's work ethic and know that success will follow her wherever she goes.
Accepted to: Concordia University, Grand Canyon University, Mary Baldwin University, Our Lady of the Lake University, Ottawa University, Schreiner University, and St. Mary's University.
Attending: Schreiner University
Honors: Academic scholarships totaling $448,000 and counting
Planned major: Psychology.
Garcia, Jaden Dominic (Daniel Rodriguez '95 & Tiffany Hajovsky)
Garza, Roman Rene (Eric Castillo '03)
Roman Garza has been a knight since his sixth grade year and has never disappointed the school with his passion for the Holy Cross spirit of excellence. In the classroom he always proved to be a rich example of conscientious dedication and in the athletic arena his determination and work ethic set the bar high for his teammates. Apart from these two hallmark qualities, Roman is known for his gentle manner and care for everyone around him. He is truly someone who understands and lives by Holy Cross ideals. Thank you for your positive example, Roman, it will live on our hallways for years to come.
Accepted to: Abilene Christian University, Avila University, Clarke University, Doane University, Holy Cross College (South Bend, IN), Ottowa University, Saint Michael's College, St. Edward's University, Sterling College, University of Houston-Victoria, Texas Lutheran University.
Attending: Texas Lutheran University
Honors: Academic and Athletic (Football) scholarships totaling to $638,460 and counting
Planned major: Business with a Minor in Criminal Justice
Guerrero, Alejandro Antonio (Rene Escobedo '92)
Alejandro Guerrero transferred to Holy Cross this year and immediately embraced the Holy Cross family spirit. His determination and commitment to excellence has fit well in his new home and we are happy to have had him during his senior year. We look forward to hearing how his talents are affecting the world outside of 426 N. San Felipe.
Accepted to: Ancilla College, Bellevue College, and Northwest Vista College
Will attend: Ancilla College in Indiana
Honor: Recruited to play soccer
Planned Major: Sports Management
Blessings on your future endeavors, Alejandro. We are so very proud of you!
Guerrero, Edward Michael (Willie Zavala '96)
Edward Guerrero has been at Holy Cross since his sixth grade year and is part of a legacy that includes his dad (Eric, '97) and 2 sisters (Julie, '16 and Bella, '19). His quiet manner highlights his determination to be his very best in the classroom and on the football field. We are so very proud of you, Eddie!
Accepted to: Our Lady of the Lake University.
Attending: Our Lady of the Lake University
Honor: Academic Scholarships totaling $50,000 so far
Planned major: Accounting and Business (double major)
Lara, Jaqleen Aleece (Andy & Sylvia Alanis '93)
Lerma, Heriberto (Rey Aranda '01, Ernest Flores '01, Manuel Lopez '02 & Jon Martinez '02)
Martin, Mason Malik (Rudy Arevalo '01)
Mason Martin has been a Holy Cross Knight since freshman year and naturally became involved with the community once he stepped foot on our campus. His determination to always persevere and achieve greatness was shown in his involvement with the National Honor Society and through his strong academics, but it did not stop there. For Mason, this continued through athletics as he played an active role in baseball and golf at Holy Cross. What we will remember the most about Mason is that he was hard working, self-motivated, respectful, and kind to others. We are confident that he will continue to be a positive role model within the community and will have many accomplishments in his next journey! Congratulations Mason, we are so proud of you.
Accepted To: Abilene Christian University, Dallas Baptist University, Houston Baptist University, Iowa Wesleyan University, Miles College, Our Lady of the Lake University, Schreiner University, St. Edward's University, St. Mary's University, Texas Lutheran University, Texas State University, University of Houston-Victoria, University of the Incarnate Word, University of St. Thomas
Attending: University of St. Thomas
Honors: Academic Scholarships Totaling $650,240
Planned Major: Biology, Pre-Medicine track
Martinez, Stephen Anthony (Christopher Powers '65)
Matthews, Jonathan Ellenwood James (Daniel Rodriguez '92 & Tiffany Hajovsky)
Melero, Christopher James (Bianca Gozales '09 & Lucio Vasquez '00)
Mendez, Rodolfo Tomas (Rey Aranda '01, Ernest Flores '01, Manuel Lopez '02, Jon Martinez '02)
Michael, Kalijah Jabire (Frank Collazo '72)
Kalijah Michael-Williams has been an outstanding member of the Holy Cross Family since his 8th grade year. From that time on through his high school career, Kalijah has proven himself to be a dedicated and conscientious student and a passionate football, basketball, and track athlete. This combination has, in no small part, contributed to the accolades he now enjoys as a high school senior. He will be missed at Holy Cross, but we know he will carry on as he did here -- always inspiring those around him to be better versions of themselves each day.
Accepted to: Abilene Christian University, Texas A&M University Kingsville, and Westminister College.
Attending: Texas A&M University -- Kingsville
Honors: Academic and Athletic (Football) scholarships totaling $92,000 so far
Planned Major: General Business
Moreno, Kristen Elise (Mike Idar '02)
Kristen Moreno has been a knight since her freshman year. During that time she committed herself to excellence as a cross country and track athlete, a photographer for the DASA Art Team, a National Honor Society member, and a two year Dual Credit student at Our Lady of the Lake University. Thanks to the dual credit program, she will enter her next academic chapter with 12 college credit hours. Her determination to be successful in every one of her undertakings has propelled her to be one of the most successful and admired in her class.
Accepted to: Grand Canyon University, Our Lady of the Lake University, St. Mary's University, and the University of the Incarnate Word.
Will attend: University of the Incarnate Word
Honor: Awarded a total of $154,000 in scholarships
Planned major: Marketing with a minor in Psychology
We are very proud of you, Kristen, and can't wait to see all the positive effects you will have on the world beyond Holy Cross.
Moreno, Richard Jude (Mike Idar '02)
Nava, Magdalena A (Manuel Olguin '04)
Olivares, Christopher Jacob (Vick Zamora '72)
Patino, Armand Edward (Adrian Rincon '92)
Ramirez, Adrianna Jo (Mike Idar '02)
Ritter, Regina Catherine (Frank Collazo '72)
Rivera, Sarah Victoria (Andy & Sylvia Alanis '93)
Sarah Rivera entered Holy Cross as a freshman and, since then, has been a strong leader in the classroom, volleyball court, and DASA team. Strong effort in her studies and a deep care and love for her peers has defined Sarah as one of the role models of her class. These qualities shine in everything that she does and inspires others to do the same. Academically, she is a dual credit student, a captain of the DASA team and is consistently listed on the Honors Scholars Board. Athletically, she is a four year member of the Holy Cross Volleyball Team a d has competed in state level competition. The success that she enjoyed here at Holy Cross will, no doubt, follow her to her next academic home and we are anxious to learn of all the good she will do there.
Accepted to: Grand Canyon University, Schreiner University, St. Mary's University, University of the Incarnate Word
Attending: University of the Incarnate Word
Honors: Academic Scholarships Totaling $134,000
Planned Major: Nursing
Rodriguez, Robert Roland ( Celeste Martinez '14 & Gregorio Garcia '14)
Salas, Daisi Jade (Rey Aranda '01, Ernest Flores '01, Manuel Lopez '02, Jon Martinez '02)
Salas, Gilbert (Rene Casanova '78)
Gilbert Salas entered Holy Cross as a sixth grader and has grown with one constant quality throughout, to be the best version of himself each day. As a student he pushes the envelope of success and inspires others to do the same by taking on the most challenging courses, to include dual credit at Our Lady of the Lake, and excelling in them. Likewise, he is an inspiration on the football field and athletic track in that his leadership is always directed at helping the team "march on to victory." During his next four years, we are confident that we will hear news of all his successful endeavors and how much he is respected by his peers. Good job, Gilbert! We are very proud of you.
Accepted To: Abilene Christian University, Arizona State University, University of Mary-Hardin Baylor, San Diego State University, Sterling College, Texas A&M University- San Antonio, Texas State University, University of the Incarnate Word, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Westminster College
Attending: University of the Incarnate Word
Honors: Academic Scholarships totaling $170,000; Recruited to play football for the UIW Cardinals
Planned Major: Business
Santos, Juan Jose (Jimmy Gonzales '02)
Sifuentes, Josiah Daniel (Frank Collazo '72)
Trevino, Joseph Anthony (Jimmy Gonzales '02)
Joseph Trevino joined the Holy Cross family as a seventh grader and very quickly made an impression on our campus through his involvement with service and athletics. He has been a member of the National Honor Society since his sophomore year and has dedicated much of his time in these past four years to athletics, which include football, soccer, powerlifting, track, baseball, and basketball. He often said that family and community played important roles in his life and we are honored to be a part of his journey. He embraced the Holy Cross community from day one and he will always be a part of our family! We are very proud of you Joseph and look forward to hearing about all of your accomplishments in these next four years! Congratulations!
Accepted To: Abilene Christian University, St. Mary's University, Texas Lutheran University, Texas A&M San Antonio
Attending: Texas Lutheran University
Honors: Academic Scholarships Totaling $136,000
Planned Major: Physical Therapy
Urias, Aubrey Elise (Henry Galindo)
Aubrey Urias has been a student at Holy Cross since the 6th grade. During her tenure here she has competed in multiple sports and been a state qualifier for Cross Country. She is very active in regards to Christian Service having won the Presidential Service Award since 6th grade. Her love of service led her to be a Eucharistic Minister on campus and a member of the Campus Ministry Team. We are very proud of her accomplishments and are sure she will continue to impact those around her in this next chapter of her academic career.
Accepted to: San Antonio College
Attending: San Antonio College
Planned major: Marine Biology
Vasquez, Analysa Danielle (Andy & Sylvia Alanis '93)
Villa, Gabriel Clemente (Daniel Rodriguez '95 & Tifany Hajovsky)