A HUGE thank you to all the individuals and local businesses that proudly supported the CKM Class of 2020 Senior recognition efforts:
Clear Channel Outdoor
El Novillero Restaurant
Fire Station 5 on Broadway
Jamie Rich - Class of '93/ Dunnigan Realtors
Land Park News
Land Park Ski & Sports
Meet & Eat Restaurant
Raley's on Freeport Blvd.
Restore the Roar
Spinners (inside 76 Station)
The Limelight Café
The Sacramento Bee
Tommy Fong - Class of '95
...as well as key CKM faculty that guided, planned, joined and supported the Senior efforts: Jessica Martin, Tracy Mitchell, Ellen Wong, Rob Feickert, Rohit Sharma and Monica Martinez.
...and lastly, to all the community for contributing to the fundraising campaign to make everything possible!
The SacBee has printed the names of all CKM 2020 SENIORS on June 5 & June 7
Every CKM Senior will receive a copy of the Sac Bee on Thursday, June 11th at the diploma & yearbook pick up event in the CKM parking lot. Seniors A-L (9:00am - 11:00am) - Seniors M-Z (11:00am - 1:00pm)
Watch the CKM 2020 SENIOR AWARDS Online here:
Bob Sertich Community Parents Award
Sara Culleton (water polo)
Scott and Karen Combrink (cross country)
Beth Morris (volleyball)
Adam McCurdy (basketball)
Pat Wallace (basketball)
Lindy Culp (wrestling)
Jim Levy (swimming)
Randy Fong (volleyball)
Martin and Angela Girouard (baseball)
Joel and Melissa Tell (Track)
~ Senior Athlete Awards ~
US Marines Scholar Athletes
US Army Scholar Athletes
Bill Morgan Sportsmanship Award
Woody Adams Female Senior Athlete of the Year
Samaya Beatty & Molly Dreher
SA Pepper Male Senior Athlete of the Year
Mike Nishio Award Recipients
The Mike Nishio Student-Athlete Scholarship is awarded in memory of the former Athletic Director, coach, teacher, and student-athlete at McClatchy High School. He was a founding member of the CKM Restore the Roar organization and a 2013 CKM Athletic Hall of Fame recipient. The original Center Court Lion was mounted on the gymnasium wall in his memory in January, 2016. The awards will be presented by Aileen Nishio.
$500 Scholarship Awards will be presented to the following:
ELLINOR ARZBAECHER played 3 years water polo. After years of playing club volleyball, she was stunned at being cut from the CKM Jr. Varsity volleyball team. Her recovery was to spontaneously sign up for the water polo team, even though she was admittedly not a strong swimmer. She found a role as team goalkeeper, winning the Lion Award her first year, and Metro All-League Athlete Award for water polo in 2019. Ellinor has an extensive list of extra-curricular and leadership roles at school and in the larger community as an activist on climate change. She will attend UC Berkeley, studying Environmental Science and Policy.
CAMILLE COMBRINK competed 4 years on both the cross country and swim teams. Camille faced a big adjustment upon arrival at McClatchy, as she had attended a small K-8 Waldorf school with the same classmates and teacher for six years. She found comfort from teammates on the CKM cross country team. Also a Lions Award and Most Improved winner, her leadership proved essential her senior year. When competing in the Sac Joaquin Section, one of their top runners became injured. Camille stepped up with her best time, placing second in the meet. That effort helped the team secure the chance to compete in the CIF State meet. Camille also played viola for the CKM orchestra, and has many interests in history, government, and the arts. Camille will attend Sacramento City College and transfer to a 4 year university to study history, with hopes of working locally in politics, library, or museum work.
ELLA CULLETON competed 4 years on the water polo and swim teams. She won the Most Dedicated Swimmer and MVP awards by both the swim and water polo teams, and All Metro League MVP in 2019. From a crucial water polo game
against an undefeated team, she learned that focus, despite distractions, helps teams win games, and that good sportsmanship is far more important in the game of life. Besides athletic awards, she has a variety of volunteer and work experiences in the larger community. Ella plans to attend UC Berkeley and study Environmental Science or Ecological Management.
MOLLY DREHER is a rare multi-sport student-athlete, playing 2 years tennis, 4 years soccer, 4 years track and field, and as a senior, Cross Country. As a freshman, she practiced soccer and ran on the McClatchy’s old dirt track. When the new state-of-the-art track and turf field was completed, it became a newborn CKM home for her. She has several athletic and scholastic awards, but it was here that she developed her love of long-distance running, not only as a sport, but as a lifestyle. Molly will attend St. Mary’s College of California. Her goal is to continue on to med school and become a Psychiatrist, to help those in stress find solutions.
The $1000 scholarship goes to:
GABRIELLE SANCHEZ Gabby is another multi-sport athlete. She played a year of softball, and 2 years of track and field, but devoted 4 years to wrestling. Joining the wrestling team as a freshman, on somewhat of a dare, she found herself in her first match with no female opponents, and had to wrestle boys. It was a tough beginning and could have been a devastating and easy-to-quit experience, but instead, with the lift of her coach, she was able to turn it into a life learning lesson. In her words, “…to be challenged in life is inevitable, but being defeated is optional.” Gabby won several wrestling record-breaking awards, was a 4 year Commander in the Criminal Justice Academy at CKM with numerous awards and hours of volunteer service. She will attend Chemeketa Community College to become a paramedic, as well as the ROTC program at Oregon State University with focus in the combat medic field.
Gabrielle, Ellinor, Camille, Ella, and Molly’s names are mounted on the Mike Nishio Scholarship perpetual plaque, along with the names of all the recipients for the past five years. The plaque is located in the lobby of the gymnasium.
BILLBOARD - Check it out on Freeport Blvd./Argail Ave. just north of Raley's!
DIGITAL BILLBOARD - Business 80/Fulton Ave. (Westbound)
PUBLICATION - senior acknowledgment in local advertisement.
Full Page Ad: The Sacramento Bee
Full Page Ad: Inside Land Park/Grid (June Edition)
Half Page Ad: Land Park News (June Edition)
BANNERS - hung around various neighborhoods in Sacramento.
THIS IS FOR ALL 554 SENIORS at CKM!