The Padre Whisper

January, 2018 - Vol 4, Issue 12
Bob Greene '85
Director of Alumni Relations
In This Issue
Fall Appeal
Kevin Mullin '88
Fund a Dream
State Champs
Adopt a Family
Art Show
Winter Sports
Serra Social Media
Upcoming Events
Tuesday, January 9
Alumni Board Meeting at Windy City Pizza (6:30 p.m.)

January 10
Jungle Game

January 19
50 Year Club Luncheon

January 20
Crab Cioppino Dinner

February 10
Fund a Dream

June 18
Golf Tournament

October, 2018
Alumni Board Members

Kris McAlavey '03

Joel Caceres '87

Tony Gay '82

Sean McMillan '11

Adam Stoye '08

Hanna Malak '08

Mike Klobuchar '90

Mike Hannon '90

Ray Baldonado '07

Brian Earley '85

Justin Perry '99

Bob Greene '85

Jonathan Allen '01

Tushar Zalpuri '11


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Alumni News
50-Year Club
The 14th annual  50- Year- Club Luncheon  will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, January 19 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 1944-1967.  For more information, contact Alumni Director Bob Greene '85 at  650-573-9935, ext. 191  or .  

2017 Alumni Appeal
Our fall 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 which 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. 

Assemblyman Kevin Mullin '88 Visits Serra
Assemblyman Kevin Mullin '88 ventured back to his old stomping grounds this month, paying a visit to Sean Dugoni's Democracy Live Club.  Mullin currently serves as speaker pro tempore of the California State Assembly. 

The Serra grdauate discussed his experience in government, current political issues and the rewarding nature of public service. He offered himself as an ally and a resource for students seeking internships or help with state government issues.

The Serra alumnus also held a question and answer session, discussing issues ranging from greenhouse gases to freedom of speech to election reform. He told the Padres that he and his colleagues need fresh ideas from young people and encouraged them not to shy away from the sometimes negative atmosphere of the American political system.

"Real progress comes from action in the middle of the political spectrum," said Mullin. "The best ideas are often found in compromise." He concluded that his work in government has been "an incredibly rewarding experience, because you get to see the positive effects of your efforts on a daily basis."
Fund a Dream
Please join us for Fund a Dream 2018, set for February 10! This year's keynote speaker will be Michael Callagy '80, who currently serves as Assistant San Mateo County Manager. Gayle Rosenberg and Jay Jordan will also be honored for their milestone years of service to Serra (20 and 40 years of service, respectively). Reserve your seat today!

Around the Halls
State Football Championship
Serra's varsity football team capped a historic season with a 38-14 victory over the Cajon Cowboys to bring home the CIF Division 2AA state title. The Padre defense stole the show in the  championship at Sacramento State University, as they held the nation's number three passing offense to their season low of 14 points. 

Patrick Nunn limited the nation's number one receiver to a season low as the rest of the defense generated seven sacks and three turnovers. Malakai Rango's 72-yard kickoff return sparked the go-ahead touchdown. The lead was never relinquished, as the offensive line opened up holes for Isiah Kendrick and David Coker to put the game out of reach. Kendrick led the Padres in scoring with four touchdowns. The Padres finished the season ranked first in the CCS, eighth in the state, and 42nd in the nation.

The team earned four banners (WCAL, CCS, NorCal, State) for the rafters of Morton Family Gymnasium this year. Nunn and 'Atonio Mafi signed with Pac-12 programs last month, committing to Washington State and UCLA, respectively. 

Congratulations on a memorable season, Padres!
Adopt a Family
The Serra community once again supported supported the Adopt a Family program during Advent. The gift cards and presents were received by the Redwood City Catholic Worker, which serves more than 1,000 people in the local area including youth, veterans, homeless and immigrants. 

Our community adopted 13 families and raised more than $10,000 in contributions of money, gift items and gift cards. After a semester of responding to various natural disasters, Serra continued to support this annual holiday program. On behalf of Campus Ministry, Student Activities and the entire Serra community, thank you to all those who gave.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Art Show
The winter Serra Art Show was held on Tuesday, December 5 in the art rooms. Serra artists showcased and sold their work. Each student presented two pieces of art, which included portraits, still life paintings and ceramics.

All proceeds benefited the Memory Project, a nonprofit that supports disadvantaged orphans in other countries across the world.
Winter Sports
Basketball, soccer and wrestling are underway as the winter sports season gets started. Basketball is ranked number six in the Mercury News rankings and returns leaders Henry James, Parker McDonald, Masie Mohammadi and Colin McCarthy. The Padres will host St. Ignatius in the Jungle Game on January 10. 

Serra wrestling, led by Mike Klobuchar '90, has won back-to-back WCAL championships. They look to make it three in a row with returning finalists Roland Pineda (league champion), Angel Vargas, Jack Woods, Davis Vakalahi and Charles Matthews. 

Soccer will look to repeat as CCS champions, after raising their second banner in four years last spring. Seniors Iver Lyche, Adam Joss, Esteban Thumas and Colin O'Donoghue will lead the way for the Padres on the pitch. They are ranked sixth in the Prep2Prep Top 25. 
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