The Padre Whisper

May, 2017-Vol 4, Issue 5
In This Issue
Golf Tournament
Shawn DeLuna '86
AP Exams
College Signings
Serra Social Media
Upcoming Events
Monday, June 26
Golf Tournament

September 26
Alumni Father-Son Mass

Friday, October 6
Homecoming 2017

Saturday, October 7

November 22
Alumni Basketball and Casino Night

November 23
Alumni Water Polo

November 24
Alumni Soccer

February 10
Fund a Dream

January 19
50 Year Club Luncheon

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


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We are in the midst of wrapping up our school year, with the anticipation of graduation at St. Mary's Cathedral on June 3. This week, our Padres are finishing their Advanced Placement testing. This year, Serra administered more AP exams, 469, than ever in school history. Good luck to our Serra scholars!

We are also looking forward to our annual golf tournament at the Peninsula Golf and County Club next month. We have sold out this event eight years in a row, and we are looking forward to another outstanding day of golf and camaraderie on June 26. See you there!

Bob Greene, Jr. '85
Director of Alumni Relations
Alumni News
2017 Serra Golf Classic
The Serra  Golf Classic will be held on  Monday, June 26 at the Peninsula  Golf and Country Club. Please note: this  tournament is not just for alumni. All members of the Serra community are invited!

Information regarding sponsorships and sign-ups are now available on the Serra websitePlease contact Bob Greene '85 at if you have any questions
Homecoming and Reunion 2017
Homecoming 2017 will be held on Friday, October 6.  Festivities will include food, drinks and our annual night football game. Our 2017 reunions will be held the following day, October 7, at Serra for the classes of '47, '52, '57, '62, '67, '72, '77, ' 82, '87, '92, '97, '02 and '07. Please contact Alumni Director Bob Greene '85 if you have any questions.
Alumni Profile: Shawn DeLuna '86
Shawn DeLuna '86 is the president of Serra's Board of Regents and is the current parent of Danny DeLuna '17. Danny will be the eighth DeLuna to graduate from Serra after commencement ceremonies are held next month. Shawn owns a local business, the Collection Bureau of America, which employs many Serra alumni. Serra's aquatics locker room is named after the DeLuna family, and the family recently donated flag poles for the aquatics complex. 
Around the Halls
Summer at Serra 2017
Serra's San Mateo campus will come alive this summer with eight unique programs and camps for boys and girls ages 3 - 17. Opportunities include summer camp, theatre camp, rowing camp, swim school and sports camps operated by Golden State Aquatics , Peninsula Wrestling and Next Level. Click here for more information! 
2017 Advanced Placement Exams
We are wrapping up two weeks of AP examinations at Serra, and we are proud to report that Serra administered 469 exams to 225 Padres, the most in school history. Serra offers 30 AP and honors classes, and our 80% average AP pass rate is more than 20 points higher than the national average. 
The Arts at Serra
The Serra fine and performing arts departments recently completed compelling presentations and performances. Last month's jazz concert was highlighted by renowned jazz musician Dmitri Matheny and the annual Battle of the Bands revolved around a theme of "Gone, but not forgotten: A tribute to artists we lost in 2016."

At the Spring Art Show, students and their guests raised $500 for The Memory Project, which benefits children in orphanages in Colombia. Serra students will, once again, create beautiful portraits for the children.

"We are so impressed by our artists' dedication to this wonderful community service project," said Serra Principal Lars Lund. "The Memory Project is very special. Sr. Celeste and Peggy Farrell have introduced our boys to innovative art projects, while also teaching them the importance of giving back to children in need through their extraordinary artwork."

Art Show guests purchased colorful ceramics, beautiful pastels and watercolors, and perspective drawings.

Spring Sports
Serra's spring sports are finishing their seasons this month. Congratulations to sophomore Brooks Taner, who  earned the WCAL varsity 200 freestyle championship last weekend ( 1:43.24). Also taking home a WCAL title was freshman baseball. Varsity crew will take two boats to Nationals after a great showing at the Western Regionals last weekend. Check back next month for more results from CCS competitions! 
College Signings
Last month, Serra seniors Keevan Chandless (Depauw lacrosse), Ian Schwaab (Concordia lacrosse), Alex Beheshti (Penn crew) and Michael Kmak (Pacific swimming) signed letters of intent with college athletics programs. 
Follow Serra on Social Media
Remember th at you can keep up with what's happening at Serra through social media.  Serra's Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Link edIn accounts are updated regularly with school and alumni news.  

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