The Padre Whisper

December, 2016-Vol 4, Issue 12
In This Issue
Bay Area Health
NorCal Football
Fund a Dream
Christmas Concert
Winter Sports
Serra Social Media
Upcoming Events

Friday, January 20

Tuesday, December 6
Alumni Board Meeting

Wednesday, February 25
Fund a Dream

Tuesday, January 10
Alumni Board Meeting
Wednesday, April 5
Career Day and Junipero Serra Award Ceremony
Alumni Board Members


Kris McAlavey '03

Tony Gay '82

Adam Stoye '08

Hanna Malak '08

Mike Klobuchar '90

Mike Marques '84

Mike Hannon '90

Ray Baldonado '07

Brian Earley '85

Justin Perry '99

Bob Greene '85

Jonathan Allen '01


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Dear Serra Alumni,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Thank you to our alumni who came to campus last month for Thanksgiving Week's Alumni Games. Alumni from every decade came back to campus to see old friends and compete against today's Padres.

We held an outstanding Open House last week that was attended by more than 700 people. We are proud of the number of alumni that attended as prospective parents, as well as the large amount of alumni who continue to send their sons to Serra.  I hope you will have a wonderful Christmas season. 

Bob Greene, Jr. '85
Director of Alumni Relations
Alumni News
The 13th annual  50-Year-Club Luncheon will be held at  11:30 a.m. on Friday, January 20 in the Serra library. Come and join us for a hearty lunch, catered by Serra alumnus Kevin Weir '70.  

The luncheon is open to all alumni and their guests between the graduation years  1948-1965For more information, contact Alumni Director Bob Greene '85 at  650-573-9935, ext. 191  or .  
Bay Area Health Insurance Marketing, Inc.
A big thank you to the Serra alumni-owned company, Bay Area Health Insurance Marketing, which underwrote the 2016 Homecoming festivities.  The company is operated by Bob Vinal '78, Mike Langridge '91, John Langridge '97 and Scott Rollandi '81.  
Around the Halls
Football Heading to NorCal Bowl Game
With new WCAL and CCS banners on the way, Serra football has earned three WCAL titles and two CCS championships over the past four years.  The 2016 season is still going, as the Padres will face Sanger High School in the D2A Norcal Bowl Game this Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Ron Flores Stadium in Sanger. Serra is ranked #25 in the state by Cal-Hi Sports.
Fund a Dream 2017
Fund a Dream 2017 will be held on Saturday, February 25. We are thrilled to welcome this year's keynote speaker, Michael Collopy '76.   

One of Michael's photographs was chosen as the basis for the Catholic Church's official portrait of Saint Teresa of Calcutta. He is a world- renowned  photographer. The Huffington Post recently called Michael "one of the preeminent portrait photographers of our time." He has photographed Pope John Paul ll, the Dalai Lama, five U.S. presidents, Paul McCartney and Frank Sinatra, among many others
Serra Christmas Concert on Wednesday
Come and celebrate the Christmas season with our talented Tri-School music students! Serra's Christmas Concert will be held this Wednesday, December 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Gellert Auditorium. This year's concert is entitled, "Here We Come a-Wassailing," evoking the joy of caroling door-to-door during the Christmas season.

Students from Serra, Mercy and Notre Dame will serenade the audience with mesmerizing musical performances from the Tri-School Chorus, Men's Chorus, Eleven Dollar Singers, Jazz Band and Symphonic Band.

"It's a great way to get in the Christmas spirit," said Serra Music Director Jay Jordan. "I'm really proud of all the groups this year, and I can't wait for them to share their gift of music with family and friends."

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children and seniors.
Winter Sports Preview
Come and check out winter sports at Serra, as basketball, soccer and wrestling are all starting their seasons. Basketball will look to defend its state championship led by 7'1" Jack Wilson, while wrestling will defend its WCAL title with returners Evan Jones and Kyle Wilson. Soccer will return many players from last year's team, including Adam Joss, who was named First-Team All-League and team MVP as a sophomore last year.  Please view our winter sports schedules at the link below:

Tri-School Productions will present its spring musical, Oklahoma!, at 7:30 p.m. on March 24, 25, 31 and April 1; and at 2 p.m. on March 26. 

Holden Boger and Celisse Tan have been selected as the leads. 
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