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


Serra Goes to a USC Womens Basketball Game

Saturday February 23, 2014 at 12 noon

Join the fun.  The Alumni Office has 200 floor seats behind the home teams bench  at $7.00 each for the USC Women's USC vs. Cal Basketball game at 12 noon on February 23rd at USC's Galen Center.  Our Girl's basketball teams and frosh boys teams, Serra parents and alumni will be attending.

Tickets are available in the Alumni office.  Link: USC Womens Basketball Game 



Lady Cavaliers are Starring at the College Level


Siera Thompson '13 is carrying a 3.8GPA and, by the way,

On February 1, Sierra set the frosh 3 point record for the University of Michigan.

She had 50 so far this season.



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



Reunions Leaders Needed

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

1974, 1984, 1994, & 2004


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


February 5, 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

February was Career Day at Serra

O'my, Bernard McCumbry, frosh/soph counselor and assistant basketball coach,  spearheaded a Career Day for our students.  50+ alumni and friends of Serra arrived on campus last Friday morning ready to staff the classrooms, talk about their careers and answer questions.  2 each were assigned to each classroom.   Business women and men,  engineers,  police officers, medical people, attorneys, the military........name a business or profession and it was represented.  In conversations during and after the day was over, each of the volunteers was impressed, and, in some cases, bowled over by Serra's students.  The students benefited as well.  In speaking with an 11th grade student who transferred  to Serra,  we received the response  that "my old school never did anything like this."

Another Career Day

Serra had its Career Day.  St. Anastasia elementary had one as well. Joe Cormier '81 Serra's Development Director was the key note speaker at St. Anastasia. 
Dedication to Excellence

Serra's 1964 Hiking Club


Dedication To Excellence Ticket Sales/Sponsorship honoring Mr. John McFarland is off to a great start.


How could you not want to meet the teacher of whom Father Charles Carpenter '63 said,"was a great teacher because he lived the part, kind of like the teacher in the movie The Dead Poets' Society." 


With only 33 tables and 264 seats, this will be a sellout.  So get your tables or tickets soon.


Sponsorship/ticket information is on the Serra website (Website Link). If you have not received your invitation and want one sent to you, call or e-mail Vince Kates at 310-324-6675 x3010 or vbkates@la-serrahs.org


Almost forgot, it is hard to attend an event with a better Silent Auction than Serra's Dedication to Excellence Gala.


Division 1 Signing Day

Our senior student athletes have now signed with their universities. We had 8 football, 2 boys basketball, 2 girls basketball, and 2 baseball players sign today. Here is link to a chart of all our students who took part in Signing Day.  


Announced at Signing Day on ESPN U, Adoree' Jackson will take his talents to the University of Southern California (USC) next academic year. Here is a quick video of Adoree's Announcement. 
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