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Notre Dame High School Notable Alumni

Since its inception, Notre Dame High School has seen alumni/ae go on to experience remarkable accomplishments. From science to medicine, to business, education, technology, and serving our country, Notre Dame High School graduates have experienced distinguished careers while making a positive difference in the lives of others and the world in general.

Olivia Reeves | Class of 2021

Olivia Reeves began weightlifting in 2015 and has since gone on to train with Team USA, competing internationally since 2019. She won the Junior World Championship and Junior Pan American Games in 2021. Her plans for this year include defending her title of Junior World Champion in the 71kg weight class as well as trying to earn a spot on the 2022 Senior World team. The Senior World team is the first step for the 2024 Olympic qualification process, which starts later this year.

Patrick Johnson | Class of 2017

A four-year letterman while attending Notre Dame, Patrick graduated in 2017 and went on to play football at Tulane University. While on the roster, the 6'3" defensive end was a second team All-American and Tulane's all-time sack leader. In 2019, Patrick started in all 13 games despite persistent injuries throughout the year. Following his graduation from Tulane, Patrick decided to forgo his final year of eligibility and declared for the 2021 NFL Draft.

Kareem Orr | Class of 2015

After receiving a flood of offers to play college football, high school senior Kareem made the decision to head west to Arizona State University. In his first year at Arizona, he set the program's freshman record and finished seventh nationally in interceptions. He transferred to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for his junior season, and by his senior season, he was receiving First Team All-Southern Conference recognition. Kareem was signed by the Tennessee Titans in 2019, and he made eight tackles in his debut game against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 13.

Alexis Boaz | Class of 2011

Alexis is a fourth-year J.D./M.P.H. candidate at The George Washington University, focused on health policy and law. During her eight years in Washington, D.C., she attended Georgetown University and has interned and worked with various government agencies, including The White House, the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and four divisions at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Alexis' articles on the health care system and health reform have also been featured in HuffPost and the Georgetown University Journal of Health Sciences. She will be starting at a D.C. law firm this August.

Zach Boyette | Class of 2010

As head of paid media and growth labs at Toptal, a fully remote software company, Zach is realizing his dream of traveling the world full-time. He spent the last year living in a new country every month, experiencing different cultures across Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Before Toptal, Zach graduated from Vanderbilt University and then worked at Google on their accelerated growth team, partnering with dozens of startups to grow their presence across the internet. Zach is also a freelance growth consultant and software developer, and he has worked on a variety of Silicon Valley startup projects. Through his worldwide adventures, he has found a passion in travel photography.

Ben Leiper | Class of 2006

Ben Leiper, a Notre Dame graduate, is taking his legal skills and applying them to create real change. He is currently in his final year at the University of Tennessee College of Law, and while there, he has been active in legal matters pertaining to active duty military and veterans. Each fall, he assists with Operation Stand Down, a Knoxville-based effort aimed at providing homeless veterans with access to free legal services they could not otherwise afford. Additionally, he has worked as an intern with the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division's Office of the Staff Judge Advocate at Fort Campbell. He has been selected for appointment onto Active Duty as a commissioned officer with the United States Army JAG Corps after graduation.

Eric del Valle | Class of 2010

Eric del Valle's career success can be attributed largely to his entrepreneurial insight and interpersonal skills. Since founding his own online watch business in high school, he has now sold watches to over 14 countries. Del Valle is currently studying marketing at the University of Florida. Last summer, he not only scored a highly sought-after internship at Google (the average year sees 6,000 applicants), but came out No. 1 in his sales intern class. del Valle says, "I'm humbled to work for such an incredible organization that invests in their employees' intellectual curiosity and personal development."

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