The Padre Whisper

April, 2018 - Vol 5, Issue 4
Bob Greene '85
Director of Alumni Relations
In This Issue
Serra Golf Classic
Alumni Update
Spring Appeal
West Side Story
New Academic Courses
College Acceptances
College Signing Day
Summer Tech Camp
Serra Social Media
Upcoming Events
April 28
Fashion Show

May 8
Alumni Board Meeting at Windy City Pizza (6 p.m.)

June 18
Golf Tournament

October 19 and 20, 2018
Homecoming and Reunion
Alumni Board Members
Mike Klobuchar '90 (President)
Hanna Malak '08
Tushar Zalpuri '11
Kris McAlavey '03
Joel Caceres '87
Marty McCormick '57
Tony Gay '82
Sean McMillan '11
Adam Stoye '08
Mike Hannon '90
Ray Baldonado '07
Brian Earley '85
Justin Perry '99
Bob Greene '85
Jonathan Allen '01
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Alumni News
2018 Serra Golf Classic
The Serra  Golf Classic will be held on  Monday, June 25 at the Peninsula  Golf and Country Club. Please note: This  tournament is not just for alumni. All members of the Serra community are invited!

Golf reservations and sponsorship opportunities are available. If you are interested, please 
contact  Bob Greene '85
if you have any questions. 
Alumni Update
Serra has partnered with PCI, based in Texas, to update our alumni database. You will receive invitations, including a postcard, soon to ensure that the information we have on file is correct. Please know that this data is never shared with anyone besides school employees, who use it for official school business. 
Spring Alumni Appeal
Our spring appeal, directed toward alumni and parents of alumni, has been sent in the mail. Thank you to all those who have already made gifts to Serra, especially during our recent phonathon.  

Our focus is participation. We are grateful for each and every gift that seeks to inspire, transform and innovate here at Serra. Please consider sending back the return envelope, or making an online gift at the link below. We are committed to reaching our goal of 750 alumni donors by June 30 in honor of Serra's upcoming 75th anniversary. 

Around the Halls
West Side Story
Tri-School Productions presented  West Side Story last month, finishing the production with two sold-out shows on the final weekend! Thanks to everyone who supported our actors and actresses in performing this challenging musical. Their hard work and preparation showed, as the audiences gave rave reviews. 

Holden Boger '18, Zach Smallman '18, Gabe Rodriguez '18, Isabella Torre '18, Gabby Fanucchi '18 and Sophia Bouzid '20 were cast in the lead roles. 
New Courses
Starting in the 2018-2019 school year, six new academic courses will be offered to Serra students. This brings the total new course offerings to 10 over the past two years. 

2018 College Acceptances
More college acceptances have come in for our Serra seniors. Our Class of 2018 has received numerous acceptances from highly selective universities across the nation. Among colleges accepting Serra seniors this year: 

  • Cal Poly
  • Columbia
  • Cornell
  • Duke
  • Georgetown
  • LMU
  • Penn
  • Pomona College
  • Santa Clara
  • Stanford
  • UC Berkeley
  • UCLA
  • USC
  • Virginia
Spring College Signing Day
In front of a large crowd at Morton Family Gymnasium on Wednesday morning, 13 Serra student-athletes signed to compete at the collegiate level next year. The seniors gathered  to become the largest group of single-day signees in school history.  This year, a total of 24 Padre seniors have committed to play at four-year colleges and universities.

"It's a testament to our schoolwide program to see so many top academic and athletic colleges and universities represented here," Principal Barry Thornton, Ed.D. remarked. "These young men signing today have worked so hard to get to this point. They have pursued excellence at every turn, and they should be congratulated for their tremendous successes."
  • Brendon Carbullido (track): California Lutheran University
  • Alec Cullen (swimming): UC Santa Barbara
  • Jack Damelio (baseball): Pomona College
  • Griffin Eger (crew): Santa Clara University
  • Marc Esqueda (soccer): Westminster College
  • Aleks Garza (soccer): Montana State University
  • Robert Greene III (water polo): La Salle University
  • Adam Joss (soccer): Whitman College
  • Nicolas Lopez (baseball): Stanford University
  • Ethan Manalo (golf): Kenyon College
  • Michael Savin (golf): San Jose State University
  • Brad Shimabuku (baseball): Chapman University
  • Louis Whittle (crew): Cornell University
Winter Sports Wrap-Up
Tech Camp: New this summer! 

Open to boys and girls entering grades five through eight, Serra's new Tech Camp turns a love of gaming into a fun, hands-on learning experience! Students will learn Javascript coding through modding on Minecraft and develop original games for their phones, tablets and desktop computers using Construct, a 2D game engine.

Tech Camp at Serra is powered by TechLX technology education professionals who are assisted by tech-savvy high school students. Morning and afternoon sessions are available, or campers can combine sessions for a full-day experience. CLICK HERE to register.
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