Ava Malae

Ava Malae (’24) is a Staff Writer for The Lancer.

Lancers knockout Monarchs in Homecoming Game

by Ava Malae (’24) |November 19, 2021 The Saint Francis Varsity Football Team faced the Archbishop Mitty Monarchs during the Homecoming game on October 29, and, with hopes for an exciting victory, the team certainly didn’t disappoint. Saint Francis defeated Mitty with an impressive win of 45-0, completely dominating the game.  In spirit of the…

Lancer spirit is back: Cirque du Saint Francis and Spirit Week 2021

by Ava Malae (’24) | May 10, 2021 Saint Francis High School hosted its first in-person Spring Spirit Week through the week of April 19, 2021—the first week all students could return full-time to in-person learning since March 2020. ASB member Nick Weitzel (’21) stated, “Since we hadn’t had any in-person events, being at school…

Saint Francis athletics springs into action

by Ava Malae (’24) | March 29, 2021 Saint Francis athletics recently were able to begin their seasons for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Athletic Director Michael Pilawski explained that starting sports this year was not an easy process. “There was just a lot of guidance from the state of…

A pandemic-aware Ash Wednesday service

by Ava Malae (‘24) | March 1, 2020 On February 17, Saint Francis celebrated Ash Wednesday with an in-person liturgy on campus in the quad. “Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we cannot gather indoors for worship in Santa Clara County so we wanted to adapt and meet in our quad around the Holy Family Statue,” said…

Saint Francis plans to reopen campus with a hybrid schedule

by Ava Malae | November 16, 2020 On Friday, October 30, 2020, Mr. Jason Curtis and Mrs. Katie Teekell announced that Saint Francis may reopen campus next semester for live instruction in the form of a hybrid model. “We’re certainly planning to return to a hybrid model in January and we feel pretty confident that…

Saint Francis opens campus for fall workouts

by Ava Malae | October 5, 2020 Saint Francis recently reopened its campus to students for pre-season sports workouts. Student-athletes are placed in stable cohorts, required to maintain a six-foot social distance, and all participants must wear a face mask, in accordance with county health and safety procedures. They must also complete a health survey…

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