March 16, 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
Special Thanks To
Ronaldo Meneses
Irene Tortola
Barbara Pederson
Gardena Police Department
Pacific Motor Cars

Maria Regina
St. Anthony's
Take me out to the Ball Game
Baseball Boys lost a close one to LaSalle yesterday 4-3.

Check MaxPreps for their schedule, they are 4 & 2. They are good.
Take me out to the Softball Game
The Lady Cavs softball players will play Bishop Conaty/Loretto tomorrow at 3:30PM at home.

Check MaxPreps for their schedule.
Thanks to Christian Clifford
For being our St. Junipero Serra connection.  On March 13, 1773, Serra and the Viceroy signed into law the Representacion, aka the Native Bill of Rights, in Mexico City.  To learn more about St. Junipero Serra go to
Class of 1966 Reunion
Date: Sat., June 11, 2016

Electronic invitations were sent to 88 '66 grads.

93 invitations sent in the US mail this morning too.

For Questions Contact:
Bill Makinney
Class of 1961 Reunion
55th Reunion

Saturday, May 21st, 2016
(One day after the Golf Tournament)

Invitations have not been sent.

For Questions Contact:
Vince Kates '61
The Car Show
The Booster's Club Car Show is Sat., April 30. Make plans to come and see the show.  This event will take place in Serra's beautiful student parking lot.

April 1st is the final day for early registration discounts. Contact Carolyn Madera at

Click here for the 
Promotional Partners

Do you want to join a winning team and become a Serra Promotional Partner like Pacific Motorcars? 

Click here to see a list 
of our partners.

Click here to see our promotional opportunities.
Serra Alumni Report

Click this link from Bill & Sandra Goetz for a report on Serra Alumni at USC and more.
Save the Date

Come watch Serra students perform 
Aladdin the Musical.

May 12th, 13th, and 15th.
You can use it for the Spring Musical!

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
Pixie Dust Runs Out

Half time, Serra 25-Harvard-Westlake 24, 3rd quarter, Serra 33-HW 33, Serra 43-HW 43 with 36 seconds left.  Final H-W 41-Serra 36, Congratulations to Coach Hurt and this team. It was an inspiration to watch them put everything together and come from 16 points behind against Cathedral and then go on an 8 game winning streak including a CIF Championship.

Once again, a visitor, this time a H-W dad, took the time to tell one of us how much they appreciated the courtesies shown our visitors.  For football & basketball games, Serra has a "concierge" who greets the visitors as they step off the bus, escorts them to their locker room and takes care of questions they may have.
Golf/Hockey or Hockey/Golf?

Kevin Cormier, Mt. Carmel '76 fought off Zac Bose, Serra '82 at half time in a revival of the Serra-Mt. Carmel rivalry. This time in golf/hockey, Cormier won a close battle with Mr. Bose. The rumor is that Mr. Wissa is itching to challenge Cormier.

After the match, Serra Theatre Director / Producer / Religion Teacher Adriana Encelan '03 posed with the contestants and the prize, THE JEEP TROPHY. 

If you come to the Booster Club Car Show on April 30, THE JEEP TROPHY will be on display at the Alumni Table.

Alumni are invited to attend the Sunday afternoon performance of Aladdin on May 15th. We do something special at that performance.

After the heartbreak, some of the Alumni in attendance at the H-W game gathered, albeit heartbroken, at mid-court for a picture. There were a lot of Alumni there including some members of Serra's '93 State Champions.
Pacific Motorcars

Pacific Motorcars is SouthBay's specialty car dealership! Their showroom offers beautiful classic cars, and high end luxury cars. Pacific Auto Storage safety stores your classic or luxury cars inside their secure indoor showroom.

Pacific Motorcars is a Serra Promotional Partner. Go see their beautiful facility at 16828 S. Main St. in Gardena.
What's A Shadow Day

A part of Serra's marketing and admissions includes inviting prospective Cavaliers to participate in a Shadow Day.

In a Shadow Day, a prospective student spends a school day at Serra in the company of a member of Serra's Student Ambassadors program. This morning we had 4 parents bring their 8th graders to Serra.  Here are 3 of the 4 parents with Tim Boyer '70 discussing the day.

The Marines Return to Serra
Today, the Marines came to campus to conduct a pull-up and other challenges for the Serra students. Seniors Eduardo Ovando and Brijay Brackett took part in the pull-up challenge.

Here is Staff Sargent Lopez shaking hands with Sophomore James Gaines. Upon leaving, Sarge told us that he did not have experiences at other schools like the experience he had with the Serra students. 

Why did SSGT Lopez become a Marine?

He was sitting in his high school class in Jersey City on September 11, 2001. He had a clear view of the World Trade Center towers. He and his classmates watched the Twin Towers collapsing. Some of this classmates had parents that worked in the buildings. 

In January of 2003, SSGT Lopez joined the United States Marines. Thank you, SSGT Lopez.
Cavalier Code
Cavaliers have faith and integrity.
Cavaliers 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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