SMCHS celebrated its spring honors assembly on Tuesday, January 15, honoring students in the area of academics and citizenship. The speaker for this event was Dorene Dominguez, Chairwoman and CEO of the Vanir Group of Companies, one of the country’s largest real estate development and construction management firms. Ms. Dominguez is a part owner of the Sacramento Kings, a trustee of her alma mater, the University of Notre Dame, and sits on a number of corporate boards. Fortune magazine in 2017 named her one of America’s 50 most powerful Latinas. Ms. Dominguez spoke of the importance of "failing up, life-long learning, and valuing diversity."