February 17, 2016
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
Thanks to Our Donors
Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign
The Marianists
Don Derouin '57
Pat Sullivan '63
Bill Litsinger
Desert Glass Pools
Edison International
Matching Gift
Target Stores
Class Donations
Through 1/31/16
'54   17,100
'64   16,371
'61   12,584
'55   10,156
'66     7,100
'65     6,300
'68     6,277
'73     5,148
9 classes between 1K & 5K 
10 classes between $200 & 1K
7 classes between $1 & $200
17 classes less than $1.00
Total $106,729.15
Pray in memory of Monsignor John Francis O'Byrne. 
Monsignor O'Byrne taught religion at Serra in 1983-84.
Pray for the recovery of Lee Parker '63. Lee is undergoing chemotherapy.
Class of 1966 Reunion
The "official" invitation will be coming out soon

Date:  June 11, 2016

Time: 6:30PM to 11:00PM

Place:  The home of Walt and Barbara Lack. (Bel Air Crest just north of Getty Museum)

Price:  $66.00 per person

Dress: Resort casual

And: Open bar, lavish buffet, music laughs and an overabundance of memories

For Questions Contact:
Bill Makinney
Class of 1961 55th Reunion
May 20, 2016
(1 Day After the Golf Tournament)
Helping with the Golf 

Colors, Flowers and Gifts
1858 Marine Ave
Gardena, CA 90249
(310) 769-5976
Helping with Golf and Prom

Ingrid Marroquin from MAC Macy's South Bay Galleria presents Nyla Franklin with her prize.
Car Show 2016
The 6th Annual Car Show is 
on April 30th, 2016.

This phenomenal commemorative T-Shirt is a part of your car registration gifts!  

Click here for the
Save the Date

Come watch Serra students perform 
Aladdin the Musical.

May 11th, 12th, and 14th.
You can use it for Basketball games!
Do you want to join a winning team and advertise with Serra. Click here to see promotional opportunities.
Click here to see a list of our advertisers.

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

Jordan Bozer
(310) 324-6675 Ext. 1012
Good Things End
Serra's Lady Cav Soccer team completed another good season and narrowly missed going to the play-offs. They are coached by Sergio Gutierrez, Spanish teacher and a member of Cal State Dominguez Hills Division II National Champs.

Here they are on Senior Afternoon. Good work ladies.
Good Things Continue
Last Wednesday night at half time of the Serra Boys basketball game, things looked bleak. The season looked to be done.  We were behind 43-27. No win, no play-offs. 
We were at Cathedral...far from the Serra gym.....facing a much bigger team......
And then it happened. Third quarter score Serra 31 - Cathedral 8.  Fourth quarter score, Serra 25 - Cathedral 21. According to various mathematicians, the final score was Serra 83-72.

So off to the playoffs we go! Serra is seeded #4 in 4AA and will play 12th seed Desert Hot Springs from the De Anza League TONIGHT, February 17 at 7:00 pm at Serra. Hurry over! 

This is why you needed to open this before 6:00 PM.

To view the bracket, click here.
Goodness Gracious
Thursday night the Lady Cavs defeated St. Anthony's 66-47 to finish 8-0 in the Del Rey League and 19-7 on the season.  Max Preps ranks the Lady Cavs 16th in the State and 70th in the US.  

There are must see's in life. You only have a few more chances to see this years Lady Cavs play defense.

Serra is seeded 12th in the Open Division and will play 4th seed Windward on Saturday, February 20th at 7:00 PM at 11350 Palms Blvd. The Lady Cavs narrowly beat Windward 63-61 early in the season. 

Come on out and see defense!

To view the CIF-SS Open Division Bracket, click here.

Thursday night was also Senior Night. Here is the entire '15-'16 team with a few family members
Cavalier Golf Anyone 
Golf at halftime? Serra's Golf tournament is May 20th. Click here for more information. 

In a halftime contest promoting the inaugural Serra Cavalier Golf Classic, Student Body President (and many other things) Nyla Franklin edged out Curriculum Chair Erin McCaffery in each of 3 hard fought putting battles... The top prize was a complete makeover for the Senior Prom at MAC cosmetics Macy's South Bay Galleria... Nyla won.

For the prize presentations, from left to right above....Steve Kollmeyer '67 All Catholic basketball, Steve presented the Subway and Barnes & Noble gift certificates to Nyla, Erin MCaffery, Nyla, holding her gift certificate,  and Ingrid Marroquin Asst Manager at M.A.C. cosmetics in Macy's South Bay Galleria. Oh yes, Nyla will play the "Genie" in Aladdin on May 11, 12 & 14. 

What's Important?
Brian Cooper '74 is Serra's Golf Chairperson.  Brian organized and conducted the half time show to promote the golf tournament at the St. Anthony game..  Brian wrote this to us....

."The most important thing I got out of last night wasn't our golf tournament promotion, or the Serra girls win, but the incredible sportsmanship shown by Serra.  I loved the fact that the seniors from St. Anthony were honored along with the Serra seniors . Just a suggestion, but maybe write about that in the next newsletter."  Brian, that's a good idea.

As Clyde McPhatter once sang, "it was a night, oh yes, what a night it was, it really was."
A Discovery
 2 years ago a Rowley Park employee discovered a 1959 Serra class ring in the sand at Rowley Park.  The employee knew Martin Almaraz, a Serra football player from 1953, and turned the ring over to him.  Martin recently asked his son Mike Almaraz '75 what he should do with it.
Mike brought it to us.  Here is a picture of it.  Now, what should we do with it?
We Thought This Letter Was Worth Sharing
"As a freshman in September 1953, I met two fellow students the first day who were to become friends for life, a friendship spanning over 60 years.  We were in each other's weddings, god parents to children, and vacationed together many summers.

Both of my cherished companions have now passed away and in their memory I would like their names placed on the Legacy Wall........Enclosed is a check for Alumni Tony Henrich '57 and Don Metzger '57.

The memories launched so long ago in that freshman year at Serra are priceless and I know that once a Cavalier always a Cavalier."

Class of 1957 Student Council 
Cavalier Code
Cavaliers have faith and integrity. 
Cavalier are humble and accountable.
Cavaliers are scholars who lead and serve.
Cavaliers are soldiers for Christ.
We are Cavaliers.
All Hail!
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