July 8, 2020
Junipero Serra High School Newsletter
Junipero Serra High School believes that students of all faiths and backgrounds deserve an academically challenging, spiritually enriching Catholic college preparatory education that forms them to become generous, responsible citizens and leaders

Experiences of the Class of 2020!
Think we can say the Class of 2020 has had a unique experience.

Unlike any other Class, 2020 had its caps and gowns, ALL HAIL! cards and more delivered to their homes.
 Some later came to campus for pictures bedecked in their caps and gowns. See column right for pictures.
Montel Jordan '86
 How many classses received a congratulatory graduation video from the great Montel Jordan?  
Watch him do the Serra spell out.
Lindsay Martin M.A. Ed STEM/PLTW Coordinator
and more. 
Just one of Serra's incredible teacher's that we brag about.
 Click here to see them as they individually congratulate the graduates.
The Class of 2020 will be heading to colleges and universities from Georgia to Westwood.
Click here to to see the Class as they identify the next step in their lives as they live the the Cavalier Code.
Coming soon! 5001+ Club Member
Our newest member is
Ed Medina of Ramona's Mexican Foods.
Thanks Ed.  
Click here for more information on the $5001+ Club.
Maybe you can help answer a request.
We receive the occasional request for planned giving information. If you are an Estate Planning attorney and we get a request would you let us know your contact information?  
We have one very good one that we can recommend. 
Serra Business Support

Ramona's Mexican Food P roducts 
13633 S.  Western Ave. 
Gardena, CA 90249 
(310) 323-1950 
Ramona's has awarded 2 scholarships to Serra students for 2020-21 school year.

No matter where you are remember to go online and read our hometown newspaper.

Remember Lomeli's gives a 20% discount when you wear Serra gear.

If you have a teenager ready for driving school head for EZ Will a great supporter of Serra.
The Alumni Wall and The New Tiles!
Thank you all who have added their tiles or purchased them for family and friends. Here are the men from Superior Tile and Stone Works in Gardena as they did the placement.
A short while later, here is the finished work.  
If you would like a close up of your tile, please email eortega@la-serrahs.org.
Comings and Goings.

Walter Blackston '81 returned to campus to ensure his school is in good shape. Walter reported that the school is in great shape. Walter spent a few years in Iraq and Afghanistan as a contractor working on power generation.

Cecelia Leyva '18 is a journalism major at Cal Poly Pomona. She comes to campus as a volunteer participant to plan the Called and Chosen Retreat for the Serra's student leaders made up of ASB, Campus Ministry and Life Team. More about "Called and Chosen" coming soon.

Brenda Rodriquez '20 is on her way to Cal Poly Pomona with plans to major in Veterinary Science.

Tyler Mapp '20 is on his way to Grand Canyon University with plans to become an investment banker.
About Reunions and Events. 
The Covid 19 situation causes delay in our ability to do events. We have received calls from out of state Alumni asking about the Class of 1970 50th year reunion. We will have it at some time even if it turns out to be unique and turns into a 51 year reunion. We also had the 1980 40th, the Old Timers/Legends and the Cavalier Classic Golf Tournament on the calendar when Covid hit forcing the postponement of our plans.

Class of '98

The Usual Event Procedures Are:

The Advancement/Alumni Office works with a class or classes to help host a reunion. We arrive at a date with the class. We send the class "captains" our roster and class "captains" search to bring the class roster current. Invitations and registration information are e-mailed, face booked, surface mailed and then sent to all who we have jointly identified.

As soon as we can safely schedule dates, we will begin this process again.

Class of '77, '78, and '79

Another Match!
We believe that the successful matching gift made to our ALL HAIL! campaign by our distinguished Alumnus may have influenced an offer from a Foundation. This foundation offered to match $1.00 for every $1.00 donated. Gifts are not restricted to Alumni. It can be from anyone, including our Alumni.
More detail available from:
Joe Cormier '81 310-324-6675 ext. 1017
Vince Kates '61 310-324-6675 ext. 1012
Cavalier Code
Cavaliers have faith and integrity.
Cavaliers are humble and accountable.
Cavaliers are scholars who lead and serve.
Cavaliers are soldiers for Christ.
We are Cavaliers.
All Hail!
Joe Cormier '81
Director of Development