The Padre Whisper

July, 2015-Vol 3, Issue 7
In This Issue
Homecoming and Serra Reunion
Serra Giants Night
Alumni Father-Son Mass
Padres Sign Letters of Intent
Serra Crew Ranks #7 in Nation
Throwback Thursday Pics Needed!
Upcoming Events

September 4, 2015
Friday Night Lights football game against De La Salle

September 18, 2015
Alumni Father-Son Mass

October 17, 2015

Homecoming and Reunions 


November 14, 2015

Fall Event - Serra Sock Hop


November 25, 2015
Alumni Basketball & Wrestling


November 26, 2015
Alumni Water Polo


November 27, 2015
Alumni Soccer


December 3, 2015
Serra O
pen House


December 26, 2015
Alumni Crew


January 22, 2016
Alumni 50-Year Club Luncheon


February 18, 2016
Fund a Dream Scholarship Benefit


March 2016
TBD Father Serra Heritage Society Dinner


March 26, 2016
Alumni Baseball, Lacrosse and Volleyball 

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I hope that you are enjoying the summer.  Thank you to all of you who participated in and sponsored the  Serra Golf Classic and Ladies' Tennis Tournament on June 22. 

We had another sell-out event.  I am thrilled to report that we exceeded our goal of $25,000! It was a beautiful day on the golf course and it was great to see our alumni and Serra supporters.  We have already scheduled our next tournament for Monday, June 20, 2016 at Peninsula Golf & Country Club. 

There will be many exciting events this fall, particularly the Super Reunion on October 17 and the Fall Alumni Games November 25-27. We would love to see you back on campus. Please let me know if you have questions about any of our upcoming events.


Bob Greene, Jr. '85
Alumni Director
Alumni News
Serra Super Reunion is Saturday, October 17

The Serra Super Reunion for the Classes of '48, '49, '54, '55, '56, '64, '65, '66, '74, '75, '76, '84, '85, '86, '89, '90, '91, '94, '95, '96, '04, '05 and '06 will be held on Saturday, October 17 at Serra High School. We are excited for the Super Reunion! Since the Padre brotherhood transcends generations, many of our alums have expressed interest in reuniting not just with their specific classes, but also with Padres from other decades.


Please join us at noon for the Alumni Barbecue and football game against Mitty and the Super Reunion in the evening. The Super Reunion will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail party, followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. Please help us to spread the word! CLICK HERE for more information and to register. 

Alumni and Sons Prepare for New School Year
As we welcome our new freshmen, it's important to note that there are 23 alumni dads and four alumni grandpas of Padres in this spirited class. The first kick-off event for the Class of 2019 was Giants Night at Serra on June 30. Close to 200 incoming freshmen and their dads had a blast eating pizza and watching the Giants take on the Miami Marlins.

"It was wonderful to see the enthusiasm of the incoming students and their dads," said Serra Admissions Director Randy Vogel. "They had a good time reconnecting with old friends and meeting new people."

Alumni Father-Son Mass and Reception is September 18
Celtic Cross The Alumni Father-Son Mass will be held at 7:30 p.m. on September 18. We are proud of the number of students who are following in their dads' footsteps by attending Serra. Our alumni dads and grandpas join their sons each year at the Alumni Father-Son Mass. 

The Father-Son Mass exemplifies Serra's tradition of building men of faith, wisdom, service, community and leadership. As a tradition during Mass, fathers and sons place candles in a galvanized tub. By the end of the Mass, the candles melt together to signify unity. CLICK HERE for information and to register.

Around the Halls
Ten Padres Sign Letters of Intent

Ten Serra Padres signed letters of intent to excellent universities on Monday. They were joined by their families and friends in Serra's Morton Family Gymnasium for a special signing ceremony. Congratulations to the following student-athletes:

* Tyler Breen, water polo, Whittier College

* Trevor Brown, basketball, University of Redlands

* Peter Campana, tennis, Bucknell University

* Eric Dennis, tennis, University of Redlands

* Aaron DeOcampo, lacrosse, University of Oregon

* Emilio Espinosa, swimming, Cal Lutheran University

* Bradley Jerome, swimming, Pacific Lutheran University

* Garrettt Johnson, crew, Oregon State University

* Kevin Ponty, crew, Santa Clara University

* Jimmy Wohrer, basketball, University of Puget Sound

Crew Team Finishes #7 in the Nation

Serra crew ended an outstanding season with a great showing at the National Championships in New Jersey May 22-23, finishing #7 in the nation.


"The racing experience at nationals was extraordinary," said Serra Head Crew Coach Adam Jones. "Our guys responded to the challenge with confidence and poise. I could not be more proud of their achievements this year."


The JV and varsity boats both raced on Friday and won their heats. JV raced on Saturday morning and did not continue. The varsity boat continued to the Men's Petite Final, which was the second to last race of the day (the grand final).


"Despite not winning the national title, the New Jersey trip was a great learning experience for all rowers and it gave each rower a taste of intense racing," said Kevin Ponty '15, who will row for Santa Clara University's crew team in the fall. "The East Coast respects high school crew much more than the West Coast, which makes me appreciate Serra's investment in such a great sport."

Got Photos? Send Us Your Old-School Pics!

Every Thursday on the Serra website, we feature seven "throwback" images. We have received a lot of positive feedback! If you would like to share any old-school photos from any decade, please CLICK HERE to upload. We can't wait to see what you'll dig up!  

Once a Padre, Always a Padre!