May 13, 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. 

David Spence '81 (above), Steve Balogh '63, Tim Roberts '66, Nicole Evans '21, Bill '74 and Sandra Goetz, Peter Tiernan '73, Greg Fleming '58, Ron Johnson '65, Robert Oshita '64, Rob Wiessner '73, Tom Alford '63, Charles Agozino '59, Pat Johnson '56, Larry Valdez '64, John '63, and Anne Rout, Mike Cienfuegos '61, DeShawn Burton '88, December Bolden '99, Mary Martinez '19 and
 Shamika Martinez '15.

Thanks to Friends, Faculty and Staff, Juanita Formica, Jason Reeves, Irene Tortola and Josue Limon.

Best quote.  
"I salute the Alumnus who is giving 1/2 of our donations. Great to see!"
-David Spence '81
Errors and Omissions.
Kirk Bertrand graduated from St. Bernards in 1988...not 00.

Frank Carothers graduated from Serra in 1968.
5001+ Club Members
Some 5001+ Club members prefer to not be recognized publicly.  Some cannot make up their minds. Below is a picture of one who cannot decide.

There are four "Friends of Serra" 5001+ Club members. 
Our best search says that the record for individual Alumni donors in a year was 391 in 2011-12. While we are setting a donation record, let's set a number of  Alumni donor record.  
Serra Business Support

Mike Wratschko '73 of Tetra Graphics, Inc.
2730 Monterey St, Ste 102
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 320-5365

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.

Remember Lomeli's gives a 20% discount when you wear Serra gear.

If you have a teenager ready for driving school head for EZ Will a great supporter of Serra.
It's 8:15 School is beginning.
Click here to see what Serra students saw to start the day today.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
In normal times Serra's Campus Ministry provides an Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament each month in the Dwan Hurt Memorial Gym. Our former Principal Monsignor Sal Pilato and Pastor at St. Anthony's is often the Celebrant.
This months was presented on line.
Be a part of the Serra Alumni Miracle along with a little help from our Friends.
For those who are tracking the miracle, it's coming closer.   
As you know, the recent events that reduced donations and caused families to have difficulty paying tuition made us think of a way to meet Serra's financial requirements. So, we thought, the last line of the Cavalier Code reads ALL HAIL! The last words of the Alma Mater are ALL HAIL! Alumni respond with ALL HAIL! on social media posts.

So, The ALL HAIL! campaign was born to meet the financial need by matching last years Alumni support. For the fiscal year 2018-19, the Alumni produced $250,845. In mid April, the Alumni donations were $183,165. So, the goal for the Alumni became $ 67,680 to beat last year by a little..
A lot of help from an Alumnus! 
An  older Alumnus has made quite a commitment to the ALL HAIL! campaign. 

(These are NOT pictures of Serra Alumni)

Our Alumnus donor will match a dollar for every two dollars we receive from Alumni for The ALL HAIL! campaign through May 31st.  

 That is, if we raise our $67,680 from Alumni with this effort, Serra will receive his check for an additional $33,500. Alumni have donated $27,667 to date.  The donors match is at $13,833.50.

Under this Alumnus match commitment
Your $10.00 becomes $15.00
Your $61.00 Alumni Card becomes 91.50
Your $201.00 Alumni Tile becomes $300.50
Your $501.00 becomes $750.50
This old Alumnus specifies that his donation go specifically to Tuition Assistance/Alumni Scholarships. Tuition Assistance/Alumni Scholarships have been the specific mission of the Alumni Association since 2011-12.

Click here to read the Alumni Scholarship requirements.
Click here to read a students thank you letter.

If you have never donated to Serra or haven't in a while, now is the time to do so. If you have already donated,
Click here to donate to the ALL HAIL! Campaign....or send your check to:
Serra High School
ALL HAIL! Campaign
14830 Van Ness Ave.
Gardena, CA 90249-3790
Reunions & Events
Promotion time for reunions is 6 weeks.
" The Cavalier Classic"
1. 1980 40th year reunion scheduled for June 20 is postponed.
2. Old Timers/Legends scheduled for June 27 is postponed.
3. 1970 50th reunion on July 18 remains scheduled.
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