June 24, 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
Class of '75 Reunion

The Class of '75 reunion is on June 27th!
Here is the Invitation and Registration.
You can also register online at this link!

Mike Almaraz '75
(310) 850-4749

Leland Ratleff '75
(310) 614-9616

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

ATTN: '74 and '76!!!
Mike and Leland are inviting '74 and '76 to attend the '75 reunion. 

By the way, if you graduated in '55, '65, '85, '95 and want to attend, you are invited. Let us know so we have enough Lomeli's.

 Visit Serra's Redesigned Webpage

The Serra Website has a completely new look! Go check it out! Click here to go to the Serra webpage

Our Fall Football Schedule
8/20 @ Los Osos 7:00p
(Scrimmage at Rancho Cucamonga H.S.) 
8/28 @ Lakewood 7:00p
9/05 @ Centennial 7:30p
(Honor Bowl at Oceanside H.S.)
9/11 vs. Carson 7:00p
(First Home Game)
9/18 @ Narbonne 7:00p
9/25 @ Loyola 7:00p
10/02 @ Notre Dame 7:00p
10/09 vs. Amat 7:00p
10/16 vs. Crespi 7:00p
10/30 vs. Alemany 7:00p
11/06 @ Chaminade 7:00p



Go To A Rodeo!

Serra parent Velda White coordinates the Bill Picket Rodeo on July 18th and July 19th a the Industry Hills Expo Center.


Los Altos Trophy

Thank you to Los Altos Trophy for helping make the 1965 reunion a big hit.

10731-A Walker St.

Cypress, CA 90630


If you want to see '65 reunion pictures, click here.


Make Some Money

Join these smart marketers:

Gardena Nissan

Pacific Motorcars

EZ Will Driving School

Plycon Transportation

DCH Honda

Lomeli's Italian Rest.

Reyes Barsoum LLP

Water Wellness

Michael's Uniform


Robert Woods '10 

Bill Knight '65 

And quite a few '75 alumni.

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

Serra Seniors Do it Again

Investment return. For fiscal year 2013-14 (14-15 is not over) Serra spent 4.1 million. Through 6/16/15 total grants and/or scholarships awarded totaled $6,752,644.  $1,555,240 are athletic. Serra graduates are awarded more scholarship money than Serra spends to operate.


Serra's Class of 2015 once again all qualified for colleges/universities. The 131 graduates will be attending 107 separate four-year colleges and nine two-year schools. One of our graduates will be headed for the USAF.  


Serra Families: Part 1

Sean Cook Sr., class of '84 came to Serra to register his son, Casey Cook, for summer school. His godson, Joseph Simpson, enrolled today as well. Sean's oldest son, Sean Cook Jr., is a 2011 alumnus and is at CSUDH. Sean Jr. is majoring in Business Administration and has founded an energy efficiency/renewable energy consulting firm called Cal Clean Earth. Sean Jr. is the President of the Black Student Union (BSU) at CSUDH and is the 2nd Vice (Executive Officer) for the 12th District (10 western states) for Omega Psi Phi corp.

Sean's daughter, Peyton, class of 2010 is graduating Summa Cum Laude (Dec. 2015) with a major in Creative Writing. She is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society and recipient of the Cooper Success Award for academic excellence. Sean's wife Stacey Cook a St. Bernard's alumnae ('85), holds two masters degrees, one in Marriage Family Therapy and another in Education from Pepperdine.

Art and Sculpture

Pat Reagan graduated from Serra in 1955. He was a pretty good football player. Guess where Pat went to college. You can find Pat now in Salem, Oregon where he has become a great sports sculptor.

Visit his website...


Serra Families: Part 2

'95 Varsity Volleyball
'95 Varsity Softball





And, of course, '95 had Serra's first co-educational graduating class.


Angelina Publico and family have played an important role at Serra since the 60's.  Angelina volunteered in various capacities while her 2 sons, Anthony and Peter, attended Serra in the '60s and '70s.  In 1967, daughter Connie married Don Bohannon.  Don joined Serra as a teacher and coach in the fall of 1973. Don went on to a 35 year career as a high school, JC (Harbor) and college (Whittier) coach.  Connie enjoyed a successful career at Toyota.

'97 Varsity Volleyball
'97 Varsity Softball





In the 90's, Serra became co-ed and Angelina Publico's granddaughters, first, Gennifer '95, who then attended Chaminade College in Hawaii and became a Registered Nurse. Micheal '97 went on to Whittier College and became a teacher. Meanwhile, Don had returned to Serra as a coach as Micheal and Gennifer played softball, basketball and volleyball. With her grand kids at Serra, Angelina returned as a volunteer and spent 12 years assisting the great Father (now Monsignor) Sal Pilato.  Father awarded Angelina Publico an Honorary Diploma from Serra High School. Daughter Connie continues the Publico/Bohannon Cavalier spirit and continues to volunteer in critical roles for Serra.


Even more....nephews Ricky Wyatt '98 and Daniel Wyatt '99 also attended Serra.


Don and Connie will both be at the 1975 reunion this Saturday at Serra.


Honorary Aluma,  Mrs. Angelina Publico passed away on February 1, 2013.


Joe Cormier

While finding Pat Reagan's 1955 picture.....we came across a picture of



Joe Cormier '55                       



so we thought we would include a picture of 


Joe Cormier '81



Junipero Serra

Father Junipero Serra Ferrer, O.P.M. will be canonized by Pope Francis in Washington D.C. of September 232015.


Christian Clifford of Serra in San Mateo has written a biography, Saint Junipero Serra.  Click here to go to his website and get your copy.....Serra's motto, "Siempre adelante y nunca retroceder.".   


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