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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.
Posted Monday, Feb 6, 2017 
The JSerra FBLA chapter's 90 members won 28 medals and awards this past Saturday, February 6th, at the FBLA Southern Section Leadership Conference at Biola University. Sixteen students qualified for the state competition, which will be held in April in Sacramento. We congratulate the following students...
Posted Friday, Jan 27, 2017 
Political occasions often stir up mixed emotions among friends, families, and even among communities of otherwise like-minded people. At JSerra, we are committed to forming young people in the values that Jesus Himself taught his disciples: love, goodness, patience, kindness, mercy, and self-control, to name a few....
Posted Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 
JSerra Catholic High School has signed an articulation agreement with Saddleback College that allows JSerra Law Magnet Program students to receive college credits for its new Property/Real Estate Law class.
Posted Friday, Jan 20, 2017 
JSerra's Business Magnet Program (BMP) is in the process of earning yet another Future Business Leaders of America's Gold Seal of Merit Award — the highest award an FBLA chapter can earn, which they have successfully attained for four years. As part of earning this award, students meet with and write letters to elected officials. This past Wednesday, they met with San Clemente Mayor Kathy Ward...
Posted Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 
Five deans from Orange County's most distinguished law schools appeared on the JSerra Law Magnet Dean's Panel yesterday morning to speak to over 150 students and parents at JSerra.
Posted Monday, Jan 16, 2017 
If you missed speaker and author Chad Williams at last week's JSerra Speaker Series, you can watch the video online. We also have merchandise for sale including bone frog t-shirts and SEAL OF GOD books available at the front desk.
Posted Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 
Nearly 200 friends and family of alumnus Tim Vorenkamp ('15) marked the first anniversary of his death and raised money for his Live for Others Foundation at Oak Street Beach in Laguna Beach. Read more about this talented young man and his legacy at The Daily Pilot.
Posted Thursday, Dec 15, 2016 
JSerra Catholic High School announced today that Pat Harlow will be the new Head Football Coach. After carefully considering many strong applications for this position, Coach Harlow jumped out quickly as the best fit for the Lions football program.
Posted Thursday, Dec 15, 2016 
Marine Corps Community Services once again teamed up with JSerra Catholic High School from San Juan Capistrano, Calif., to host its annual Combat Center Toy Giveaway where they gave away approximately 1,500 toys to 1,500 Combat Center patrons.
Posted Friday, Dec 9, 2016 
The OC Register wrote an article on JSerra's Christmas Choral Concert at the Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano.
Posted Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 
As predicted, the JSerra Running Lions had an incredible season. Both Boys and Girls Cross Country teams pushed it to their limits and came through with many successes.
Posted Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 
This past weekend my family and I were attending Mass at Mission Basilica here in San Juan Capistrano. As we were preparing to leave church at the end of the service, I felt a tap on my shoulder. When I turned around, I was greeted by one of our alumna, Kallin Zehren '13. After exchanging a few pleasantries, the conversation quickly turned to her plans for life beyond Tulane University when she graduates this coming May. Grinning from ear to ear, she shared with me the great news that she had just committed to a two-year stint as a missionary for FOCUS -- Fellowship for Catholic University Students. The organization's simple goal is "to win the hearts of college students, build them in faith, and send them out into the world."
Posted Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 
Today I met my new friend Carlita, and all I could think about was the word "kinship." The girls ushered us into a room and danced for us. I looked around seeing everyone clap with huge smiles on their faces, so happy to see this communal kinship with their own eyes.
Posted Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 
November's Lion of the Month is a true, unsung hero of JSerra. Mrs. Debbie Garner is the face of our attendance office, and probably every student and parent has interacted with her during their time at JSerra. Whether you need to call your student out early or arrive late to school, Debbie graciously handles all situations with kindness, patience, and ease.
Posted Thursday, Nov 17, 2016 
We had nine student-athletes sign their National Letter of Intent to continue their academic and athletic career at the next level.
Posted Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016 
In an historic first, the JSerra Boys and Girls Cross Country teams swept the Trinity League Championships at Central Park in Huntington Beach last Friday. This marks the seventh consecutive league title for the JSerra girls and the first for the boys, also making this the first time in Trinity League history that a single school has won both championships in the first year.
Posted Monday, Nov 7, 2016 
Alumnus '15 Sam Philippi continues spreading the JSerra philosophy of faith, intellect and character now as a student and football safety at the University of Pennsylvania. Next month he will be donating bone marrow to a stranger suffering from leukemia. Read on about Philippi's time at JSerra as well as the original article featuring him at Philly.com!
Posted Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016 
In studying successful people, researchers are finding grit, perseverance, and hard work carry more weight in explaining why people find success, however defined. As adults, we have a moral and practical responsibility to help our students develop these traits before they join "the real world."
Posted Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016 
On October 6, 2016, JSerra held its 5th annual College Fair. A total of 168 colleges and universities were represented and over 700 students attended the event.
Posted Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016 
October's Lion of the Month is sophomore Christian Schrodt. Schrodt ('19) is a member of the Engineering Magnet, the 3D Printing Club, and the Robotics Club. He excels not only in designing 3D objects, but having them printed and put to the test. Earlier this year, Christian designed and printed a life-size ukulele that he uses regularly!
JSerra Catholic High School

26351 Junipero Serra Road
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Phone: 949.493.9307 | Fax: 949.493.9308
Email: info@jserra.org

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