"And you shall be my witnesses..." Acts 1:8


Thanks to all of you for your support of Serra's Annual Appeal.  


Dedication to Excellence

Tony Mannara '65 bought the first ticket for the Dedication to Excellence Dinner honoring John McFarland. 



Patrick Copeland '82 bought the second ticket for the Dedication to Excellence Dinner. 


  The Dedication to Excellence Dinner will take place April 12th in the Serra Gym. Invitations will be going out this week.



4th Annual Booster's Car Show

Saturday April 12th.

10 am - 3 pm

Contact: Greg Sarpy



1964 Reunion

The Class of '64 is on schedule to have the best attended reunion of all time.


Reunion ~ May 3

Picnic ~May 4

A Mass for '64 will be scheduled.

Mike Gonzales '64
(805) 473-0669

Vince Kates '61

310-324-6675 x 3010



Darryl Hernandez Class of '82

Darryl Hernandez is a notable alumnus of Serra High School, pictured here with Serra's Baseball Coach Wil Aaron. Darryl recently retired after serving 25+ years as a Corrections Officer for the State of California. 

Reunions Leaders Needed

We are looking for Class Captains for the following years to organize their class's reunion for

1974, 1984, 1994, & 2004



In Memorium

Please pray for

Mrs. Erma Jean Howard who passed away yesterday.

Mother of Richard 

Howard '80

Grandmother of

Jordan Mitchell '10

And Jade Mitchell, Jr. '15

January 27, 2014
Junipero Serra High School Alumni Newsletter
Junipero Serra High School believes that students of all faiths and backgrounds deserve an academically challenging, spiritually enriching Catholic college preperatory education that forms them to become generous, responsible citizens and leaders

Serra's Math Team is Back

After a season off, Serra's 3-time National Catholic Small School Math Champions are competing in a new season.


Coached by Ms. Megan McCann and assisted by Mr. Jordan Bozer, the team has already competed twice and has two more competitions to go. 


Serra Alumnus wins Super Bowl


#33 Duke Ihenacho  will line up at safety for the Bronco's.  Duke graduated from Serra in '07, studied and played for San Jose State.   Duke was not drafted, but showing grit and determination, is a starter in the Super Bowl.


Kris Richards, Serra '97, is Seattle's Defensive Backfield Coach.  Kris played for USC, was drafted in the 3rd
round by the Seahawks  then played for the Dolphins, the 49ers and the Raiders.

Side stories:  Serra's multi-talented teacher-coach Garen Stephan was the strength & conditioning coach at Kentucky and trained the Bronco's Jacob Tamme and Wesley Woodyard.

Carl Ihenacho '06, Duke's brother,  played for the Chargers and the Raiders and is now a personal trainer.

Another Headline

Friday night, January 17 the Serra Basketball team defeated LaSalle 89-63......but half-time was the story.  Serra's first State Championship Team from 1993 was introduced and honored at half time followed by a presentation to Coach Dwan Hurt celebrating his 500th win as Serra's Head Coach.  
Coach is pictured here with the '93 team, the 2013 team, Athletic Director Ted Dunlap, Bro. Skip Mathews '58, Norm Chavez and many more. Congratulations Coach Hurt.

Visitors, Visitors

Pictured from Left to Right: Dr. Christian De Larkin, Father Martin Solma, Sister Benedikta, Father Roberts, Sister Roberta, Mr. Nadi Wissa, and Father Ted Ley.


Father Ted Ley , SM, brought Marianist Father Martin Solma, SM, to tour the Serra Campus.  Father Solma  has spent his Ministry in Nigeria and Kenya.


On the same day, Father Robert was giving Slovakian Norbertine Sisters Sr. Benedikta and Sr. Roberta a tour.  We caught up with Father Robert as he was explaining Senior Walk to them.  The Sister's were here speaking to the Women's Vocations in Progress Club.

Alumni/ Development Office 

Vince Kates '61

Alumni Director

310-324-6675 x 3010



Joe Cormier '81

Development Director

310-324-6675 x 1017



Zac Bose '82


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