Alumni Spotlight

Dora Camacho Van de Montel

Dora Camacho Van de Montel '73 retired from Long Beach Memorial Hospital in California after 42 years. She worked in the cancer wing for about 12 years and then was appointed administrator. She spent 40 years contributing positively to the medical community and made a difference in the lives of many. Dora is now enjoying her retirement.

Celine Doronila

"Notre Dame has given me very valuable lessons. Ones that extend beyond the classroom. I was a shy kid and I still am; however, the lessons taught here have helped me to strive to reach out to others. And as a result I made friends with those who I now and will continue to consider my family. Because the memories we made together are ones that I hold close to my heart."

Ethan Garcia

"As we continue to grow in our newfound independence and adulthood, we must not forget what NDHS and our families have taught us. Blessed Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger, the foundress of the School Sisters of Notre Dame said this about growth:  “All the works of God proceed slowly and in pain; but then, their roots are the sturdier and their flowers the lovelier.”   And so while our very last high school semester is not what we envisioned or had hoped for, I believe that this experience has made us step back and focus on what is important, making us stronger and even more determined to take each day and live them with purpose."

Danielle Lee

"I have never met teachers as passionate as Notre Dame’s and I’m sure my class can agree that these teachers went beyond academics in caring for us. They mentally and spiritually raised us, continuously assuring us that we can depend on them for issues outside of academics at any point of our lives."

Avianna San Nicolas

"On those days your failures will nearly prevent you from moving along with your dreams, but I challenge you all to have courage every day of your life, to persevere in all you do despite any doubts that may fill your mind, remembering this very quote from our Foundress Blessed Theresa Gerhardinger, “All the works of God proceed slowly and in pain but then, their roots are the sturdier and their flowering the lovelier.”

Ahmyia Cacapit

"We were lucky to have started such a defining period of lives here at Notre Dame High School. When we began our journey as students, we accepted the standards and expectations that came the title of being a Royal.  Whether it be as a student, athlete, or simply a friend, we strived to uphold the values that set the foundation for this school, making it unlike any other on Guam.  Rigorous coursework along with a family-oriented community provided an optimal environment to learn and grow not only as a student but also as a person."

Alexandria Aflague

“Not only has Notre Dame strengthened my Catholic faith and provided a profound education, it has also given me a home away from home and for that I will be eternally grateful. This school upholds a certain greatness that extends beyond the classroom through its students and alumni, which is why it is such an honor for me to stand up here, as a representative of my class and this school.”

Polly De Leon Guerrero Masga

Notre Dame continues to develop individuals to become the best leaders in our community. Personally, Notre Dame has been instrumental in playing a strong role in both my personal and professional roles. With virtue and knowledge being the foundation of the school, the skills I developed both in the classroom and socially have groomed me to be a respectful and confident individual. The faculty, staff and student body have added a sense of fostering characteristic, which in turn, has molded me to who I am today. Current students and Alumni should maintain a humble heart and a strong sense of Royal pride today and always.  Mr. Vince Lombardi said it best when he said, "Leaders are not born, they're made." Those leaders are made at Notre Dame.

Mary Esteban Taitano

I am truly grateful that I have instilled the importance of Family, Love and Humility in the different jobs I have held and continue to hold, because of my upbringing and education. Notre Dame High School is one choice I thank God I made. My daughters Maria Taitano (class of 2009) and Josephine Taitano (class of 2012) also attended Notre Dame. The Class of 86 will always be my Family. While attending Notre Dame, I learned that prayer, being humble, respecting others, and giving of oneself was our mission in life and this was what we were being groomed to be or do. 

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