The Padre Whisper

July, 2018 - Vol 5, Issue 7
Bob Greene '85
Director of Alumni Relations
In This Issue
Serra Golf Classic
Homecoming and Reunion
Ken Zurcher '08
Isaiah Salinda '15
Class of 2018
MLB Draft
Independence Day
Serra Social Media
Upcoming Events
October 19 and 20, 2018
Homecoming and Reunion
Alumni Board Members
Mike Klobuchar '90 (President)
Hanna Malak '08
Tushar Zalpuri '11
Andre Monney '03
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
Bob Greene '85
Jonathan Allen '01
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Alumni News
2018 Serra Golf Classic
117 golfers hit the links and raised $25,000 for our Alumni Scholarship Fund on June 25. Our 31st Serra  Golf Classic, held at the Peninsula Golf and Country Club, was a great success. Thank you to all the members of our community who helped support this event. The team of Andy Ho '98, Jonathan Yee, Ben Peters and Nick Chladek won the tournament. 
2018 Homecoming and Reunion
Serra's 2018 Homecoming and Reunion Weekend will be held on October 19 and 20. The annual night football game will be played against St. Ignatius. A free alumni barbecue will precede the football game. 

The reunion on Saturday, October 20 will be for the classes of '48, '53, '58, '63, '68, '73, '78, '83, '88, '93, '98, '03 and '08. Please CLICK HERE to make reservations.
Ken Zurcher '08
Ken Zurcher '08 was recently honored as Intern of the Year by the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He was recognized for his work as a surgical resident in Phoenix. Zurcher started a radiology residency at the Mayo Clinic last month.  He graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix in 2017, and earned an undergraduate degree in physiological sciences from UCLA.
Isaiah Salinda '15 Leads the Cardinal
Serra graduate Isaiah Salinda '15 led the Stanford golf team to a tie for 16 th in the nation at the recent NCAA Championships, held at the Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Salinda was the top finisher for the Cardinal, sitting at 4-under par through the first two rounds. He finished the third round with one-over par, putting him at 15 th in the tournament, individually.

"Isaiah put up a great round today and was nearly flawless from tee to green," Head Coach Conrad Ray told The Stanford Daily. "It was fun to see him step up in the moment with some big crowds and the vibes you have during the final stroke play round of the NCAA Championships. It was a great way to cap off a strong season."

A junior, Salinda will look forward to bettering his efforts next season as a senior. He was named All-Pac 12 Honorable Mention this spring.
Around the Halls
Class of 2018
Serra's 218 graduates this year set a new record for college scholarship awards. The Padres earned $26,883,911 in scholarships, far exceeding the previous record of $17 million. In addition, 99.52 percent of seniors who applied to four-year universities were accepted to at least one four-year school. Ninety-four percent of the class applied to a four-year college or university. The graduating class also boasts 77 National Honor Society Members and 76 California Scholarship Federation Life Members.

Members of the class were accepted to many excellent colleges and universities across the United States. Among them:
  • All University of California campuses
  • All California State University campuses
  • Boston College
  • Colorado College
  • Columbia Univbersity
  • Cornell University
  • Duke University
  • Emory University
  • Georgetown University
  • Gonzaga University
  • University of Illinois
  • Kenyon College
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Northeastern University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Pomona College
  • University of Portland
  • University of Southern California
  • Stanford University
  • Villanova University
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington
Padres Embrace Service-Immersion
Two groups of Serra students embarked on Service-Immersion trips during the month of June. The Padres traveled to Puerto Rico and East Los Angeles to learn about culture and immerse themselves in a community different from their own at home.

In Puerto Rico, students distributed groceries to community members, visited a manatee conservation center and served at Banco de Alimentos, a Puerto Rican relief agency. Our Padres also toured Old San Juan and explored Puerto Rico via kayak.

In East Los Angeles, students learned how the marginalized populations surrounding Dolores Mission in East Los Angeles have been lifted up by Homeboy Industries, a world-renowned gang rehabilitation program founded by Fr. Greg Boyle. Fr. Boyle visited Serra and its students last November to spread his message of love and compassion. Homeboy Industries has responded to violence with love, faith in action and opportunities for this gang-torn community. Our Padres learned how Fr. Boyle has dedicated his life to providing quality education and life options for the East LA community.

2018 MLB Draft
Two Serra graduates were selected in the MLB Draft, held last month in New Jersey. Cameron Barstad '18, who just graduated from Serra on May 26, was selected in the sixth round of the draft by the Miami Marlins. Barstad is a catcher who hit .422 for the Padres this past season. A recent graduate of Serra, he also has a scholarship offer from the University of Oregon.

James Outman '15 was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh round of the 2018 MLB Draft. Outman is an outfielder who has played for Sacramento State for the past three years. He hit 11 home runs in two consecutive seasons and hit .360 in the recent WAC Tournament.
Independence Day
We hope that you had a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July as we celebrated our nation's independence! 

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