June 19, 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 today's WSJ by John J. Miller

Augustus Tolton was born into slavery on a Missouri farm in 1854.
When the Civil War broke out, his father escaped and joined the Union Army and was killed in battle. His mother escaped to Illinois with Augustus and 2 other siblings. No American seminary would accept him. He attended seminary in Rome. He returned to the US and became Pastor of St. Joseph's in Quincy, Illinois. Father Tolton died of a heatstroke in Chicago in 1897. Pope Francis named him Venerable on June 12, 2019.
An important Catholic to honor on Juneteenth.
Learn more about Father Agustus by Clicking Here. 
Thank you to.....

Jim Crowell '70, 17 year teacher and a 4 year Principal. Jim was Principal when Serra became co-educational.  Also thank you to The Italian Catholic Federation of St. Anthony of Padua, Dan '65 & Linda Ryan, Ramona's Food Group, St. Catherine Laboure and Skip Cuevas '61 who is a recurring donor.
Serra Business Support
Thank You to Ramona's. They are sponsoring 2 Students with their new Ramona's Scholarships.

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.
Another word
"Do not be afraid to take a chance on peace, to teach peace, to live peace...Peace will be the last word of history"
-Pope John Paul II
There is little to compare to being a part of a record setting team. Serra's Alumni is shattering last years revenue record of $251,183. As of June 16, the Alumni has raised $265,598.  Our matching gift donation of $20,000 put us over the top. 

If you donated at any time from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020 begin watching your mail for your Record Setting Team Certificate.

Thank you to the Friends of Serra who were critical to our success.
Father's Day is Sunday. 
Morgan, Shelby & Joe Cormier '81

Shelby Cormier wrote a timely and beautiful poem about her Dad, Joe Cormier '81.
Click here to read Shelby's timely and beautiful poem.  
Reunions & Events
Minimum promotion time for events is 6 weeks.
" The Cavalier Classic"
We are monitoring our ability to conduct the Cavalier Classic, the 1980 40th year reunion, the Old Timers Legends, the 1970 50th and others. 
Class of '61
We have to acknowledge the support for Serra of the Class of 1961. 
The Class has donated $69,506 to date for the year ending June 30, 2020. We believe this to be the record.

Bro. Spaeth S.M., Bro. Bolts S.M., Mr. Balakian, Coach Holland, Father Da Silva S.M., Mrs. Runge, Angie Kretzschmar and others will be proud.

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