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Alumni eNewsletter

Monthly Edition II
May 2012
Serra Swoosh

Track & Field

State Finals

Both the Boy's and

the Girl's Teams have

a good chance to win

State Championships

at the State Meet

in Clovis, California

June 1 & 2.


Let's Go Serra!



Fall of 2012

8/18 2002 Reunion - See more below.


9/8 '82 Reunion - Cafeteria


9/14 Football Return of Champions Night 1989 Fall Football Team '89 State Champions Football Team Recognition at half time. Cafeteria afterwards


9/21 Football Celebrate Gardena Chamber Night Intro of Math Team and Gardena Chamber of Commerce at half time


10/26 Football Homecoming Night - Gym afterwards


10/27 '50's - early '60's reunion. More to come.


January 2012 '63 50 Year Reunion

This is just the beginning.

See you there!



Class of 2002

10 Year Reunion,

August 18th


$80 per person


Tiki Mermaid Yacht

13755 Fiji Way  

Marina Del Rey, CA 90292


Please contact your
Class President for 2002 
 Shaunna Smith at 
if you have any questions


Class of 1982

20 Year Reunion,

September 8th, 2012 

If you know someone
from the Class of '82,

have them contact


Tony Taylor '82


LaRon Doucet '82 


Scott Leverett '82 

Vince Kates '62 at Serra

(310) 324-6675 x3010


In Honoring of

Our Military

Men & Women


To all the soldiers

in every branch,

who have served in
our Unites States Military.
We Honor and Thank You!

Prayers to All The Families

from the Serra Family

Cavaliers Live On,
In God's Hands!

Vince Kates '61


Joe Cormier '81


DeShawn Burton '88 




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And more Affairs to Remember... at Reunions

CLASS OF 62 50 YEAR REUNION - Click for more photos
Among the many claims for having the best Class Reunion, none matches the '62 reunion for Drama. As the reunion began, Class Captain Denny Grace collapsed with a heart attack. Captain Grace was hauled out by the paramedics and the reunion proceeded. Denny called in from the hospital to make sure everyone was having fun. They were! Denny happily reports that he is recovering nicely. At least 54 graduates attended and 36 brought guests. Two men who had significant influences on the Class of '62 returned for the event, Bro. William Bolts and Mr. John McFarland. Bro. Bolts, one of Serra's greatest teachers and Principals, spoke of his 13 years at Serra with great affection. Is it worth noting that none of the grad's had untrimmed side burns? Mr. John McFarland began his storied teaching career at Serra. How good was Mr. McFarland? In 1995 he was awarded the Gerald Hayward Award for Excellence in Teaching, given annually by the California Community College Board of Trustee's. Bro. Frank Spaeth, the Principal in '61 and '62 is living in Cupertino and sent his best wishes.


72 Reunion Group Photo
CLASS OF '72 - 40 YEAR REUNION - Click for more photos

'72 Captain Mike Fanueff fortunately did not suffer any attack... so '72 did not match '62 for drama. However, on the fun scale, '72 may have matched '62. We will be reviewing the film from each reunion to determine who had the best time. '72 did win the farthest travel award, Dr. John Giurini flew in from Boston, Massachusetts. Bro. Bolts attended, spoke and declared that his best years were his time at Serra. Coach Ray Kalinich sent a congratulatory message. Mr. Kates gave Malcheski 2 demerits.

Order Your Alumni Legacy Tiles by June 30

Next Installation of Legacy Tiles in July


Both Reunion classes saw the Alumni Legacy Wall. A lot of them filled out their applications and handed over their $200.00 checks. The new Legacy Tiles will go on the wall in July. Establish your legacy at Serra and complete an order form on the Alumni Tiles Page or e-mail us and we will e-mail you one or Call 310-324-6675 x3010 or write and we will put one in the mail to you.


Notice on the form that there is a line for an Alumni Card. $51.00 gets you your Alumni Membership Card, which will admits you into all Serra sponsored student events at no charge for one year; football games, basketball games, theatre performances such as the recently produced Grease play.  
The Alumni Wall awaiting your personal Legacy Tile.
Expanding in Advance Placement
Thanks to the Gardena Lion's Club

12 Check Lions Club 112 Check Lions Club 2

The Lion's Club presented checks totalling $1000 last Friday at Serra. The Donations will help expand Serra's Advanced Placement Program from 3 classes to 6 classes. These programs are vital to continuing our level of academic excellence and achievement.

Shortstop Makes a Stop by Serra


All League Shortstop, Wayne Tanaka '65, visited his Alma Mater for the first time in decades. He liked it so much he came back for a 2nd look. Wayne's name will be on the Alumni Legacy Wall in July and he walked out with his Alumni Membership Card. Plus, Tanaka will begin working with fellow classmate and '65 Class Captain, Tony Mannera.

Picture Wayne.