Class Notes and News

Mayfield’s Class Notes are a way to share what's going on in your life with your classmates and friends. MJS alumni from near and far share their travels, photographs, career changes, accomplishments and milestones on our new class notes online form.

Class notes are collected through several news forms. Most are submitted to us by alumni using the online Alumni Update Form. We learn of news from school newsletters, posts in media and articles and by word of mouth from class representatives, parents, teachers, staff or other alumni who are very connected with the school. Share Your News!

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Class Notes

December 2020 Update

Hillary (Hogan) Delany ’00 and her husband Keith and welcome their second son, George Hogan Delany on November 23. Big brother Bobby can't wait to show him around.  

Jacqueline (Jabarian) Geragos '08
and Eric Reeser '96 joined the 2020-21 MJS Alumni Council.  

Diego Guerrero ’17, Ryan Lo ’17, Marshall Smith ’17
and Gabriella Wrighten ’17 (currently at Flintridge Prep) were named Commended Student in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.  

Diego Guerrero ’17
was also selected as a Scholar for the College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program.

Audrey Suarez ’17
will be attending Stanford and competing in Division I athletics.

Emma Willingham ’17
has committed to NYU to continue her academic and volleyball careers.

Emma Yates ’17 is excited to be heading to Boston College in the fall.  

Recent News

Andrea Uyeda ‘87
is the owner of ediBOL and currently cooking up weekly meal kits with fresh ingredients and introducing new flavors to some favorite comfort foods. Weekly orders include two menu items (feeds family of 4, 6 or 8) and includes FREE local delivery. Add in a bottle of wine or beer to accompany this great meal. Check-out EdiBOL to order or be added to the weekly menu email list.

Dominique Porter Wallace ‘98 and her husband, Peyton, recently welcomed a baby girl, Philippa “Pippa” Edith Ann Wallace.

Monica Olson (Manalo) ‘99 and husband, Jeffrey, welcome their first baby --- "It's A Boy!" Hayes Taylor Olson born June 2.

Candice Clayton ’00 married Cy Young on August 22, 2020.

Kate Baratta Vourvoulis ‘01 and husband, Adam, are owners and winemakers of a new winery, Vin de California in Pasadena. They will also open Good Luck Wine Shop in Winter 2020 and bring natural wines from around the world to the Pasadena area.

Katrina Jesena Barron '02 and husband, Jordan, recently welcomed a baby girl, Isabella Betty Barron, on March 10th. Eldest son, Louie, is already a great older brother!

David Kepner ’03 recently moved to Costa Mesa, got engaged to Margaux Reaume and started business school at USC.

Carly Muir ’06
recently moved to San Rafael to be closer to family.  

Sydnee Cua ‘07 recently joined the MJS Alumni Council.

Amy Nolan ’07 married John Cole Tavarez in Sun Valley, ID in August. 

Jacqueline Jabarian '08 married Michael George Geragos in the backyard of their new home in Pasadena in August.

Lora McManus ’10 is engaged to Allison Graham. They met at Cal State University Channel Islands where they were both getting their M.A. in Education. Together they just moved to Minnetonka, Minnesota where Lora will be PK-12 Chair of Equity and Instruction at The Blake School.

Sean Smith ‘12 was recently named a finalist for the Yeardley Reynolds Love Unsung Hero Award at Connecticut College. This award recognizes the accomplishments of collegiate lacrosse players from Divisions I, II and III. Sean demonstrated dedication, leadership, kindness and sportsmanship.

Myria Chen '14 is the author and illustrator of "Be Gone, Coronavirus!" She currently attends Columbia University in New York City.

Gage Detchemendy ‘16 was accepted into the Honors College at Purdue, as a first-year Engineering student and received a national merit scholarship.

Brendan Pernecky ‘16 signed with Duke to play football.

Evy Favretto ‘16 has committed to play volleyball at St. Olaf College.

Taylin Yankovich ‘16 has committed to play softball at George Washington University.

Emeline Tolleson ’17 received early acceptance to Wake Forest University. She will be attending in the fall 2021.

Luke Swanson ‘20, started an organization with some of his friends called “Black Kids Who Care.” They write, “As black teens, we wanted to take action to help end the racism our community faces.” Their goals are to “spread awareness, get other black youth involved, and donate to businesses and families in need.” Follow and support on Instagram and TikTok @b.k.w.c.

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  • In Memoriam

    We celebrate and remember those from our alumni community who have passed. We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

    Alexander Gray '93 passed away in August 2020.  
    Peter Berger '44 passed away in April 2019.
    Casey O'Brien Risk '59 passed away in February 2019.
    Brendan Lynch '83 passed away in December 2019.

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Located in Pasadena, California, Mayfield Junior School of the Holy Child Jesus is a K-8 Catholic coeducational private school. Our kindergarten, elementary school, and middle school experience best prepares students for high school education and beyond.