Dedication to Excellence
The 4th Annual Dedication to Excellence Gala is Saturday night, May 2nd, honoring Diana Murphy, the Director of Loyola-Marymount PLACE Corps. If you attended Serra and Loyola or Loyola Marymount University, you should attend.
Serra's Silent Auction has few parallels...Dodger tickets, Disneyland tickets and take a look at this...Yes, the silent auction includes a beach cruiser. Sophomore Kayla Jenkins, 4.70 GPA, is trying out the beach cruiser. Kayla is one of Serra's student ambassadors.
The 5th annual Booster's Car Show
Quite a day.....Lots of alumni showed up with and without cars Here are a few. You match the name with the picture. Dennis Waterkotte '69, Jim Valot '58, Al Smekal '67, Dan Meziere '67, Chuck Hohn '67, Benny Thomas '85, Kevin Boyer, 99. John Kretzschmar '55, Tiffany Maston '99 was here but left, so her Dad is in the picture instead, Leo Biller '60, John Hynes '60, Tony Taylor '82, Jim "Pedro" Patricio '68, Walter Wiggins '82, Levi White '80, Ted Bruey Jr. '55, Larry Valdez '66 (Larry is coming to the Dedication Gala).
Al Smekal '67 bought his Chevy while a senior at Serra and still owns it. It looks better now. The Chevy won a prize. Marie Smekal is in the car. Chuck Hohn '67 is on the left, John is next....on Marie's right is Darryl Brown, a Corvette Club member and Bobby Nash. If you weren't at the show, you did not hear John's 4 track tape player.
Benny Thomas '85 and Vincent Duarte '57 match Serra jackets in front of Benny's Mustang convertible.
On the left, Mt. Carmel was represented by Jerry Reine, Mt. Carmel '64. On the right, Chuck Hohn is showing off his '67 class ring.
Invest in a Student
We have our "Invest in a Student" program. (If you don't know about it, click here) Like any class of investments, some investments do well, some do just ok, and, of course, some fail. I think this one succeeds.
Following is a copy of correspondence we received between a student who received an "Investment" from a donor who, in this situation, happens to be a former teacher.
Dear Investor in me,
I would like to give you a big thank you for giving me the financial opportunity to get back into Serra High School. This has been my choice of high school since fourth grade and I truly appreciate it and will make sure I keep my grades up by staying on top of them and putting business before pleasure. I am beyond grateful for this opportunity and because of it, I will make it my job to not let you or my family down.
Congratulation Alexis '11, from the Serra Alumni office!
The President, Trustees, and Faculty of Howard University School of Communications announce that Alexis Camille Holliday is a candidate for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with a major in Journalism with a Graphic Design minor with a Specialization in Broadcast Journalism Magna Cum Laude on Saturday, the ninth of May two thousand and fifteen at ten o'clock in the morning Upper Quadrangle - University Campus Washington, District of Columbia.