March 23, 2015
Junipero Serra High School eNewsletter
Junipero Serra High School believes that students of all faiths and backgrounds deserve an academically challenging, spiritually enriching Catholic college preparatory education that forms them to become generous, responsible citizens and leaders
Thank you to some of Our Recent Donors
Pacific Motorcars 
(Serra Booster 5th Annual Car Show)
Gardena Nissan
(Serra Booster 5th Annual Car Show)

5th Annual Car Show
Attention Car People!!!!  Click the Link.......Cars, Prizes, Food, Fun, Vendors, Music and more.  The 5th Annual Serra Boosters Club Car Show. 
If you are an alumnus and have registered your car please let us know. Vince Kates '61 (310) 324-6675 Ext. 3010 or

Austin Jackson '01 visited the campus. Austin is currently with Enterprise Rent-a-Car and he is planning on coming to the car show.

Alumni Tiles

Austin Jackson has his Legacy Tile on order!
If you haven't bought your Alumni Tile then click the link
Our next order goes in on March 27th.

NCAA Notes


Cavalier Alumnus  Daktari Tucker '12 is playing a key role for the Utah Utes in the NCAA tournament. If you are not watching the Lady Cavs at Haas Pavilion, Daktari and the Utes will be playing Duke at 6:45 on the 27th.



Another NCAA participant was Aerick Sanders '00. Aerick is an assistant Coach at New Mexico St and is having a great career in coaching.


Serra Beach Volleyball

  Girls Beach Volleyball has an average GPA of 3.74. Seven of our Lady Cavs have above a 4.0. More next week.


Looking for a Home

(see Cav news)

 Yolanda Morales, took in the little lost dog and named her Serra.

Everything went ok until, family members have allergies.

We have a dog that needs a home.

If you want a pretty nice little dog, contact me Vince Kates '61 (310) 324-6675 Ext. 3010 or



Spring Play
Save the Dates!
The Spring Musical is coming this May!
May 14-16 7:00 p.m. 
May 17 2:00 p.m.

 Visit Serra's Webpage

There is more information regarding just about anything Serra on the Serra webpage, check it out!


May 2, 2015

Join us for the 4th Annual Dedication to Excellence Gala. Click here for more information and to order your tickets.

May 30 & 31

The 1965 Class 50 year reunion.

To register for the reunion, go to this link!

 Click here for the invitation and registration! 1965 looks like an attendance record.


June 27

The 1975 Class 40 year reunion.

Alumni/Development Office
Joe Cormier '81
Development Director
(310) 324-6675 Ext. 1017

Vince Kates '61
(310) 324-6675 Ext. 3010

Zac Bose '82
(310) 324-6675 Ext. 1012

Lady Cavs go to Berkeley


The Lady Cavs are on their way to Berkeley to play the 26-7 McClatchy Lions for the State Division 1 Girls Basketball Championship. The game is Friday night, March 27th at 6:00PM at Haas Pavillion on the UC Berkeley campus. If you live on the Peninsula side of the Bay, we know how long it takes to get across the bridge especially on a Friday afternoon. If you are a denizen of the Oakland side, it's easy. See you there.

The Ladies won the Division 1 final against Ventura this way.

Box Score          


Serra        10    14     11     8     18

Ventura    9      17    11     6       2

Coach Hadley reported the girls shot 33% from the field and 38% from the free throw line.


The Serra drum line was at the pyramid for the Ventura game and traveled the 160 mile round trip to Vista Murrieta to support the Lady Cavs thanks to Chris Adachi, a PLACEr.


Dedication to Excellence Gala

May 2nd, 2015


This years Dedication to Excellence Gala is honoring Diana Murphy, the Director of the Partners in Los Angeles Catholic Education program at Loyola Marymount Uiversity.


The PLACE Corps -- Partners in Los Angeles Catholic Education -- is a nationally recognized teaching service corps in partnership with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the University of Notre Dame and is a member of the University Consortium for Catholic Education (UCCE).

The PLACE Corps is built upon three pillars: spirituality, community, and professional development. This University program incorporates full-time teaching in an under-resourced Archdiocesan elementary or high school in Los Angeles with an enhanced academic program through the LMU School of Education to earn both a Master of Arts in Education and a California Preliminary Credential. Diana has directed it since 2000-2001, come to the Gala and meet her.


The PLACE Corps teachers who came to Serra from 2004 and 2006 are (from left to right), Lauren Fossori, Rita Morgan, Jelena Stankovic, and Stephanie Vieron.


Pacific Motorcars

We are thrilled to announce that the Muscle, Classic and Exotic Car Dealer, Pacific Motorcars, ( is helping sponsor the Serra High School Booster Club 5th 
Annual Car Show on April 25th. We looked at their website, 27 reviews, 27 Five Stars.  Pacific Motorcars is located at 16828 S. Main St. in Gardena.  If you are a car buff, a trip to their inside show room is a thrill.  
PacificMotorCars will be bringing a couple of its Cars to the show.  



Newsletter Mistake

As we all know, your Alumni newsletter makes an error from time to time. We did it again. We identified Chuck Hohn's '67 beautiful 1939 Ford Tudor as a 1937.  Apologies, Chuck.




Will there be a trophy specifically for an Alumni entry? 


Will someone be bringing a Plymouth Barracuda?


Serra Alumni Continue to Return

It's spring break for Cathy Ngyun  '14 (on the left) and she brought UC Davis classmate Giulia Lubet to visit.  Here they are with Booster Club President Carolyn Madera in the center. Carolyn is busy promoting the Booster Club Car Show to be held on April 25.  


It's not spring break for Coach Marguet Miller '84 who stopped in for a lot of reasons.  Marguet  is currently Head Football Coach at West LA College.  Here he is receiving his raffle ticket from Carolyn Madera for the Booster's Club Car Show.  First prize for the raffle is a good one. 4th and 5th prizes could turn out to be better. Math Chair/Soccer Coach Rob Duffy on the left waits his turn for his ticket.


The Cavalier Hall of Fame

Serra developed a Hall of Fame in the '60s.


The first members elected were:

Brian Quinn '59       Basketball, Baseball

Kurt Altenburg '61  Football

Theo Viltz '61           Football, Basketball, Track &                                           Field

David Nelson '63      Football, Basketball,  Baseball &                                      Track & Field


Our Athletic Department is bringing back the Hall of Fame. For more information, contact or

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