May 28, 2020
Junipero Serra High School Newsletter
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

From Mother Teresa

"....the ocean would be less because of that missing drop."
Thanks to these Alumni and Friends of Serra for their buckets, cups and drops. 
Herbert Spencer '80 (2nd donation to ALL HAIL! Campaign) Arthur Guzman '03, Marcus DeLay '75 
Pictured above is 
Remford Metoyer '70, and thanks to John Rehm '72, Ed Milewski '61, John Hynes '60, Steve Kollmeyer '68, Gary Peck '56, George Gorciak '71 and Serra parent Tina Backstrom.

Have to note that Kevin Cormier, Mt. Carmel '76 and Ralph Jackson, 3 years at MC and graduated St. Bernards '77 helped.  
And thanks to Adazee Howard for investing in Alumni Tiles for Analya Janan Saa '16, Anyela Jamila Howard '18, and Kalen Troy Thomas '18. 

Kalen recently passed away. Please remember
Kalen and his family in your prayers.  
5001+ Club Members

Tom Dempsey '58 is a valued member of the 5001+ Club. 
Tom is a Mediator/Arbitrator and a nationally recognized trial attorney. He looks like he could still make a tackle on special teams.
Click here for 5001+ Club member information.
Cavalier Parents in Action.

Serra Mom, Patrice Jones works in the research  department at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach.
"Our Covid 19 patients are a priority right now. We are conducting clinical trials for the treatment of Covid 19. In addition, we are collecting blood plasma donations from recovered Covid 19 patients and conducting antibody testing."
You may want to  click here and read Patrice's letter about how her family and daughter Mykyla Jackson benefited from "Invest in a Student" developed by the Alumni Association.
Serra Business Support
Metoyer Appraisal
111 Fourleaf Ct.
Corona, CA 92883

Ramona's Mexican Food P roducts 
13633 S.  Western Ave. 
Gardena, CA 90249 
(310) 323-1950

No matter where you are remember to go online and read our hometown newspaper.

A Big Thank You to Specialty Restaurants for their gift.
Among their 20 restaurants are Castaways-Burbank, 94th Aero Squadron-Van Nuys, Luminarias-Monterey Park, The Proud Bird, if you are in Florida,  they operate Rusty Pelican's and more.
Click here to see all their locations.
The Miracle on Van Ness Happened!
Well, we did it! 
Thanks to all who helped!
The ALL HAIL! Campaign helped break the Alumni Record of $250,812. We will be over the goal when our Donor Match $1 for $2 comes in. We set the record without the postponed Cavalier Classic, the '80's and the Old Timers/Legends reunions. The Donors Match ends the close of business June 1, 2020.
Joe Cormier '81 and Vince Kates '61 will not ask for donations after this one until after July 1st!
Joe says he will make sure Vince doesn't ask.


Of course, if you go online and
 purchase your ALL HAIL! card or invest in your Alumni Tile, we won't turn it down. The Tiles will be ordered June 5th and we will have them on the wall by June 30th. 
Your donation will go to the Alumni Scholarship(s) fund.  Click here to learn about the Alumni Scholarships.
Graduation 2020 Style
Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24, faculty and administrators set off from Serra High School with Caps & Gowns, Alumni cards and yard signs to deliver to the Class of 2020 at their homes.
Click here to see Graduation 2020.
If permitted, Serra is planning to having  a traditional graduation ceremony later in the summer.

Kellie Nettles '20 will attend Grand  Canyon University and plans to become  a Nurse. Congratulations Kellie!

Lavon Bunkley '20 is on his way to Arizona St.
Congratulation Lavon!
Brenda Rodriguez '20 is going to Cal Poly Pomona. Will major in Veterinary Science. Congratulations Brenda!
Cavaliers On The Front Line.
 We are all proud of the Cavalier Alumni who serve on the front line all the time. Here are 5 who live "to protect and to serve" with the Los Angeles Police Department.

Sergeant II Tiffany Ayers, Class of 1999

Police Officer III Jonathan
Miller, Class of 1997

Police Officer II Daniel Walker,
Class of 2011

Police Officer II  Nicholas Middleton- Hill,
Class of 2009

Police Officer II Renetia James, Class of 2012
Cavaliers in action.
Quotes from ALL HAIL! Campaign Alumni Donors.

"I owe my success to my Catholic Education at St. Philomena's where I was
taught by Carmelite Sister's
and at Serra High School
where I was taught by the Marianists."
-Steve Kollmeyer '67 

"I am honored to be able to participate in the All HAIL! Campaign. I didn't realize
it when I was a student at Serra.  As I look back and I recognize
that Serra played a major
role that literally changed the course of my life academically and professionally. 
-Arthur Guzman '03
Writing Contest and The Gabriel Family Foundation.
 "The Gabriel Family Foundation envisions a world where education is the gateway to a brighter future." The Gabriel Family Foundation is located in Mesquite, Texas.  
To learn more about this valuable Foundation 
by clicking here.
Thanks to Dr. John Cragin's work and The Gabriel Family Foundation's su pport, Serra has held it's annual writing contest for the last five years. Thank you Gabriel Family Foundation. 
Click here to see this years awards.
" The Cavalier Classic" Postponed.
1. 1980 40th Year Reunion POSTPONED  
2. Old Timers/Legends POSTPONED
3. 1970 50th Year Reunion POSTPONED  
4. 1990, 2000, 2010 TBD
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!
Joe Cormier '81
Director of Development