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Junipero Serra High School

Alumni eNewsletter

Monthly Edition
August 2012

 Class of 1982

30 Year Reunion,

September 8th

RSVP As soon as possible

(Registration Form)


Scott Leverette
   James George

Zach Bose 



Class of 1963

50 Year Reunion

May 4, 2013

Cavalier Cafeteria



Class of 1973, '83, '93, '03

Start working on your REUNIONS today,
we can help.


Contact us.


Vince Kates '61 at Serra

(310) 324-6675 x3010


Gardena Honda

15541 Western

Gardena, CA



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Fall of 2012

8/31 Football - Home Opener

vs Long Beach Poly 7pm


9/8 Class of '82 Reunion - Cafeteria


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


9/21 Football - Celebrate Gardena Chamber Night  Introduce Chamber of Commerce members at half time.


10/26 Football - Homecoming Night - Gym after the game 


10/27  First Classes Reunion - In the Gym (Invite) (Registration) 


This is just the beginning.

See you there!

 Dana Gioia '69
Gioia will be at Vroman's Bookstore 695 E. Colorado Blvd. on
Oct. 1 at 7:00 pm.
Dana will be reading from his new book of poems
"Pity the Beautiful: Poems"
Dana is a former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts and is currently Department Chair of Poetry and Popular Culture at USC.
If you live in the Pasadena area,
mark your calendar and attend.

A Special Thanks to:

Gary Kohatsu and the

Gardena Valley News

For their continued coverage
of Serra activities.

Continue your Prayers
for the Serra Family

Pray for
the Cavaliers & Family Members that  
we have lost.


Cavaliers Live On,

In God's Hands!

Alumni & Development Staff


Vince Kates '61


Joe Cormier '81


DeShawn Burton '88


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LB Poly Jackrabbits are on their Way...
to play the Cavaliers in one of the Biggest H.S. games of the Year.
Cavs Take the Field
The Hard Charging Cavaliers Take The Field
Each team was scheduled to play out of state but each game was cancelled. So, Poly and Serra looked each other square in the eye and said, "Let's go."Friday, August 31, 7:00 pm at Serra.  Poly has advised us they will bring 2,000+ fans. So get here early and secure a parking place.

The game will be streamed live at

The Alumni will be at the front gate starting at 5:00 for those of you who want to buy or renew. Or complete and submit this Alumni Card Membership Form.

Like last year, Alumni who arrive early will assemble on the track at the north end of the field before the game. Then they will provide the Cheerleader/Alumni Tunnel for the football players to run through as they charge onto the field.

There may be difficulty with using your Alumni Cards for this event because of Contractial Obligations. We are working to get it resolved in our favor. 

Serra's 63rd school year has begun

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Communication Excercise


The New Freshman Class are first welcomed with The Freshman Retreat

As a part of the annual Freshman Retreat, they participated in the on-campus Scavenger Hunt. Part of the hunt was to locate the Alumni Wall and learn some of the alumni names. As the Dean, Dwan Hurt's Legacy Tile is a one of the first recognizable names. Is your name on the Alumni Wall?.


We caught 4 freshmen in the act and posted the picture on our Facebook page. Some Facebooker's were aghast when they noticed that our Serra freshman did not have beanies on their heads. We will look into this.

Freshman Retreat 4 across
Caught in the Act of Discovery at the Alumni Legacy Tile Wall
Welcome Back Mass gets a Blessing
As cloud cover protected the students from the sun and heat 


Serra's Principal, Christian DeLarken greets our students at the Welcome Back Mass. Mass was said by Fr. Sam Ward of St. Helen's in South Gate. Father Sam told us his inspiration to enter the priesthood came from our very own Father Patrick Philbin, one of Serra's former Principals.


2002 Reunion on the High Seas
 Serra's Class of 2002 celebrated their 10th reunion at Marina Del Rey last Saturday night.  Serra's 2002 Alumni, led by Shaunna Smith with help from Daysha Broadway, boarded the Tiki Mermaid  and headedto the high sea to celebrate.The evidence in the pictures says they had a great time.