May 12, 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
Mark Giandelia '74
Mt. Carmel Alumni Foundation
Michael  Lechner '57
John '61 and Mary Kopczak
Dean C. Tellone '67

Gardena Florist
1022 W. 164th St.
Gardena, CA  90274
Serra Alumni Return

Steven Carter on the left is the Outreach Manager for the National College Resources Foundation.  He visited Serra to promote the Foundations Ivy League & HBCU's College Tour. Steven may be sending his daughter to Serra.  

On the right is Josh Davis '15.  Josh is a 3.7 accounting major at Kansas Wesleyan.  He started for the 10-2 Wildcats and was an NAIA freshman all-American.
Greatness Captured in a Picture

Maintenance star, Miguel Soto analyzes the swing of Joe Brown. Joe spent years traveling the world as the coach of the late, great Calvin Pete. Joe is heading up a powerful foursome for the Golf Classic this Friday. 

If you're reading this at 5PM on Tuesday, May 16th, you have 31 hours left to register. 

Classes of '53-'61 Reunion
Sat., June 25, 2016

Father Frank Prieto '55 will say Mass at 3:30 PM

Note: We have added the Class of 1961 to this reunion

Click here to register online!

For Questions Contact:
Vince Kates '61
Class of 1966 Reunion
50th Reunion
Sat., June 11, 2016

Your USPS reminder was mailed last Monday to those who haven't registered yet.

Click here for more information and registration.

For Questions Contact:
Bill Makinney
Class of 1976 Reunion
Save the Date
October 15, 2016
Promotional Partners

Do you want to join a winning team and become a Serra Promotional Partner like LaLonde Equipment Rentals and those listed in the link below?

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of our partners.

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CIF Softball
The Lady Cavs Softball team opens CIF playoff on Thursday afternoon at 3:30PM at Chadwick HS in Palos Verdes. If you live on or near the hill, go support our Lady Cavs.
CIF Swimming
Kyle Chaney, Class of '17, finished near the top in the 50 freestyle and the 100 meter backstroke. With one swimmer, Serra finished 29th out of 43 teams at the southern section CIF meet.
CIF Track & Field
Jasmin Reed, Jazmyne Frost, Kayla Pickens, and Madison Golden qualified in their individual events and the 4x100 relay. Isaiah Diego-Williams qualified in his individual events and the
4x100 relay. 

They race next on Saturday, May 21st at Cerritos College. Check MaxPreps or DyeStat for individual race times. 

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
Another Great Musical
The theater department performed a tour de force of Aladdin Jr. The Musical on Thursday and Saturday nights and at the matinee on Sunday afternoon.

Thursday night, we counted 15 alumni in the room, they are pictured above.  And 8 former Serra star performers under Adriana's direction are below.

Sunday afternoon we came close to filling the house thanks to students, parents, alumni, faculty, and some plain old theater goers almost filled the room. 

The performers take their bows

Adriana's colleagues in theatre productions at Serra, St. Pius X/ St. Mathias Academy and El Camino, Collette Cruz and Farren Ronquillo, led off the traditional Sunday afternoon rose presentation. The day also brought  Alumni Dashan Nettles '03 (Dashan is receiving his Master's in Health Administration  from CSULB this Saturday), Dan Ryan '65 and wife Linda, Tony Taylor '82, Breanna Vera '15,  Helena J. Conley '98, Jerome Thierry '81, DeShawn Burton '88 to participate in the presentations. Erin McCaffery, Josh Dabbs and Vivian and Kurt Bertrand  represented the faculty.  Celestine Hale, along with Tony Taylor '82, represented the parents and Bro. Dave Murphy S.M.  represented the Marianists. Special presenter Connie Bohannon, Consultative Board member, presented to Adriana.

Top left: Dan and Linda Ryan '65 with Bro Dave. presented a rose to Ismael Saucedo '17.

Top right: Helena Conley '98, Alumni Council President, presented a rose to Areli Acosta '16.

Bottom left: Jerome Thierry '81 and Tony Taylor '84 with Nyla Franklin '16 after the play.

Bottom right: Connie Bohannon, Consultative Board member, presented roses to Adriana Encelan '03.

Serra Golf Classic: 65 Hours to Tee Off
Thanks to Brian Cooper '74, Ron Shepherd '73,  Mike Almaraz '75, Shamira Brown-Sadler '00,and  JeJuan Stoot '00.  These 5 Cavaliers are the drivers of the Inaugural Golf Tournament.  Lots of other people put in lots of time.   People tell us not many Inaugural Golf Tournaments have 100 plus golfers.  We are well over 100.  There may be 30 slots left.  If you still want in, please register (pay your money by the stroke of 11:59PM on May 18).  Click this link or mail your check to 14830 S. Van Ness Ave. Gardena, CA 90249 Attn. Serra Cavalier Golf Classic.

Chuck Burnett '75 produced the now Cavalier Golf Logo on the left. Above Chuck is having his swing analyzed by Kurt Bertrand, Algebra and religion, on the left.  Sergio Gutierrez, Spanish and Lady Cav soccer coach, on the right. Each are thinking, Chuck... eye on the ball.

He's Ready
Join such luminaries at the Inaugural Golf Classic as Naveen Qureshi,  Ken McHenry '82, Royce Sadler, William Obi, Richard Stevens '66, Ed Simon '66, Henry Barrett, Rick Fucci '70, Chuck Heil '71, Danyele Myles, Marcus DeLay '75, Erin McCaffery, Gene Simon '75, Brian LaLonde, Leonard Orma
nd '81, Brian Quinn '59, Jake Armendariz, Rick Tayrian, Richard Trevino '69, Mike and Colleen Good, Monte Erhlich '74, Jerome Thierry, '81 and many more.
A Must Watch Video
Robert Woods '10  graduated from USC this weekend and delivered the commencement address at the USC student athlete graduation. Click this link if the plug-in below doesn't work.
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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