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Posted Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 
Junior Austin Brotman has been making national headlines after achieving a perfect score on the ACT — less than 18 months after a paralyzing spinal injury. His story of character and resilience has been featured on the front page of the OC Register as well as Yahoo and MSN — and now he has been profiled on news show Inside Edition. Click here to watch the video!
Posted Sunday, Apr 16, 2017 
The Capistrano Dispatch reports on a talented trio of JSerra Catholic High School alumni who are contributing to a historic season for the Hofstra University men's lacrosse team. JSerra graduates Brenden Lynch, Mitch Kingsley, Jimmy Yanes and the Pride are off to a perfect 10-0 start to their season, and remain the only undefeated program in NCAA Division 1.
Posted Friday, Apr 14, 2017 
Reporter Keith Sharon details the moving story of junior Austin Brotman in today's Orange County Register — not only Brotman's perfect ACT store (which only one-tenth of 1% of 2 million-plus students achieve) but also his journey following a paralyzing spinal injury.
Posted Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 
JSerra Catholic High School celebrated its Class of 2017 spring commitments today. Please join us in congratulating seniors Julia Ackerman, Colin Townsend, Conor Tope, and Ethan Racker!
Posted Monday, Apr 10, 2017 
Yesterday Orange County Register's Dan Albano profiled Senior Katie Glavinovich. Click here to read his take on this Stanford-bound athlete's mastery in the pool.
Posted Monday, Apr 10, 2017 
The FBLA chapter of JSerra Catholic High School brought home three from the State FBLA Competition at FBLA this past weekend in Sacramento. Join us in congratulating Keeley Rasich, Natalie Boyle, and Noelle Ohmann!
Posted Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017 
Senior Josh Barri's college decision was announced on CBS2/KCAL9 and subsequently made national headlines on Inside Edition. It was a difficult choice as Barri had received fifteen substantial scholarships from fifteen universities — totaling nearly $1.1M.
Posted Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017 
OC Catholic has recognized winter season athletes who gave noteworthy performances — two of whom are JSerra's very own senior Boys Basketball player Sebastian Much and sophomore Girls Soccer player Isabella D'Aquila.
Posted Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017 
Stanford-bound senior Katie Glavinovich recorded Orange County-leading times in the 500-yard freestyle (4:57.38) and 200 individual medley (2:03.90) in a meet against Santa Margarita. Congratulations Katie!
Posted Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 
In the realm of Chemistry, a team of four JSerra students recently competed in the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad. Under the tutelage of teacher Jennifer Mcadam, they finished 12th in Orange County (out of 43 schools) — which is particularly meaningful considering this was JSerra's first time in the competition.
Posted Friday, Mar 24, 2017 
Seniors Nick Callen and Riley O'Brien were honored at the National Football Foundation's Orange County Chapter's annual Scholar-Athletes Awards Dinner this past Monday. Honorees must be all-league or all-conference first team while maintaining a GPA of 3.6 or higher.
Posted Friday, Mar 24, 2017 
Congratulations to sophomore Lillia Velau, who has won first place in the Prose category in the Chapman University Holocaust Art & Writing Contest.
Posted Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 
Senior Josh Barri has been offered more than $1 million in scholarships across fifteen colleges. His story is featured in today's OC Register, and will undoubtedly inspire all families with college-bound students!
Posted Monday, Mar 20, 2017 
JSerra Theatre Company placed third in Makeup Design at the Fullerton College High School Theatre Festival! This was only JSerra's second year participating in the competition, which includes fifty high schools from all around California.
Posted Monday, Mar 20, 2017 
Senior Nico Abusaid was honored on Sunday, March 19 as a nominee at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Student of the Year Award Reception. This event marked an important milestone for Abusaid, whose amazing efforts for the Society have been nothing less than outstanding.
Posted Thursday, Mar 16, 2017 
JSerra Catholic High School recently had several students perform well in the American Mathematics Competition. One student in particular, sophomore Jason He, took the highest level test and will advance to the national level competition.
Posted Monday, Mar 13, 2017 
Under the lights of their home field Saturday night, the JSerra Girls Soccer team clinched the CIF Southern Regional State Championship. The game was a hard-fought battle between two teams that had never been in this position before. . . .
Posted Monday, Mar 13, 2017 
JSerra's resident Church History Teacher and Educational Technology Specialist has written an article for Catholic Teacher Magazine about the ever-changing field of educational technology. Congratulations, Mrs. Lagalante!
Posted Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017 
Excitement and nerves were palpable as the whistle blew and Mater Dei kicked off the ball to begin the CIF Division 1 Girl's Soccer Final last Saturday. As in their previous two meetings with Mater Dei, the tempo of the game was fast and physical . . .
Posted Monday, Feb 27, 2017 
It's that time of year when OC Varsity Arts recognizes the county's most talented arts students. The 2017 nominees for the OC Register's Varsity Arts Artist of the Year Awards have been announced — and seven JSerra seniors have been nominated.
Posted Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 
Hats off to seniors Daniel Blackburn and Matthew Feldmann, who were recently selected as National Merit Finalists! To put this achievement in perspective, of the more than 1.6 million soon-to-be high school graduates across the country, fewer than 16,000 earn this honor (about 1%).
Posted Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 
Senior Royce Lewis was selected as this year's "Whiz Kid" in OC Family. Only twelve students — "Orange County's most talented and driven kids" — are chosen. Read his profile by OC Family's Jenelyn Russo....
Posted Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 
Cross Country Head Coach Marty Dugard took a group of JSerra dads to a tiny village in England to participate in the infamous Tough Guy — a grueling race consisting of 250 obstacles along eight miles of mud and freezing water....
Posted Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 
JSerra's Academic Decathlon team battled fifteen local high schools to win 4th place in overall team score at the Orange County Academic Decathlon. The intense competition took place over two weekends: the first focused on speech, interview, and essay at Tustin High school while the second covered tests and "super quiz" at Westminster High School....
Posted Monday, Feb 13, 2017 
Reporter Jeff Dahn recently wrote about JSerra Baseball on Perfect Game — the world's largest scouting service. Head Coach Brett Kay and senior Royce Lewis were interviewed about the dynamic of JSerra Baseball and Lewis' exploits this past summer as well as Kay's view on the team this year....
Posted Monday, Feb 13, 2017 
JSerra's Theatre students received a rave review from the OC Register for their recent production of 'Almost, Maine.' It was designed, budgeted, built, and managed by students....
Posted Sunday, Feb 12, 2017 
JSerra Advanced Drawing & Painting and AP Studio Art students walked off with 42 awards in the Western Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Competition this year! They were awarded 4 golds, 13 silvers and 25 honorable mentions. The golds medal winners will go on to compete at the national level....
Posted Friday, Feb 10, 2017 
For the first time in JSerra Boys Basketball history, the Varsity team has been selected to play in the CIF-SS Open Division. A committee of coaches, media members, and CIF officials selects the 16 best teams in Southern California (out of more than 500 in the CIF-S) to play in the Open Division. For first-year Head Coach Zach Brogdon, this prestigious honor solidifies JSerra's place among the best teams in Southern California.
Posted Friday, Feb 10, 2017 
In celebration of Catholic Schools Week, JSerra Catholic High School held its inaugural Spelling Bee on Feb. 1 for 5th and 6th grade students currently enrolled at one of seven local partner schools. Cheered on by over 500 excited classmates who held hand-drawn signs of support (and even did the wave), the 52 participants battled through nearly a dozen round of increasingly difficult spelling words...
Posted Thursday, Feb 9, 2017 
Stance Socks co-founder and Chief Product Officer Taylor Shupe spoke to over 200 eager JSerra students about the successes and failures of several businesses he has started throughout his life during an after-school FBLA presentation on Feb. 2.
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