Chosen with input from the JSerra Athletic Department and Picket Fence Media sports editor Zach Cavanagh, these are the Capistrano Dispatch's high school boys and girls athletes of the year: Abdul-Malik McClain and Isabella D'Aquila.
Major League Baseball's annual amateur draft began Monday night with a live MLB Network broadcast that covered the first round, supplemental first round, competitive balance round A, second round, competitive balance round B, and the supplemental second round. Three JSerra alumni were selected: Ryan Fitzpatrick ('13), Lyle Lin ('16), and Davis Wendzel ('16).
Last night JSerra students were celebrated at the 48th Annual Spirit of the MACY Awards. Founded in 1969, the awards are dedicated to encouraging, recognizing and rewarding achievement and excellence in high school musical theatre. Congratulations to the following students for their spring production of Les Miserables . . .
If you were unable to attend the 2018 Graduation and Baccalaureate Mass, both events may be viewed online. Congratulations to the Class of 2018! Go Lions!
When alumna Lauren Fraher ('10) was a junior, a priest visited JSerra and spoke to her Theology class about his mission work in Uganda. He ran a clinic that was always in need of supplies and donations, but what lacked most were people to volunteer their time.
The statement resonated deeply with Fraher. "I felt called to help people," she said.
Senior Sam Guinane was recently awarded a special scholarship from the Orange County Youth Sports Foundation, which has supported youth sports in the county for over 41 years. The foundation's Jim Valentine Courage Award is given annually to two Orange County high school seniors who have been made a "comeback" from a serious or disabling injury or disease.
2018 marks Mr. Tom Jaso's 50th year of teaching and his 13th year at JSerra. To honor this remarkable feat, JSerra has planned a fun-filled "Jaso Week," which runs May 14-18.
The JSerra Mathletes competed at the San Diego Honors Math Contest and won first place in Division C, which is the division for all schools participating for the first time in the prestigious competition.
The JSerra Visual Arts Department is proud to announce that 27 student artists were chosen for exhibition at the 2018 Imagination Celebration at South Coast Plaza. Fifteen of these pieces were also selected for this summer's Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts Junior Art Exhibit, where they will again compete for medals.