When JSerra junior Hannah Weinmeister founded her nonprofit, Hannah's Dancers, earlier this year, she had no idea the immediate impact it would make on so many young students. Hannah's Dancers teaches a variety of dance forms — such as jazz, tap, and ballet — to at-risk children at the Via Positiva Branch of the Boy & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley. The tuition? Free-of-charge.
At JSerra Catholic High School, we encourage students to explore their creative sides by providing them with ample opportunities to participate in just about every aspect of the Performing or Visual Arts — whether it's in front of or behind a camera, canvas, or curtain. Students may concentrate on the Arts through the Arts Magnet Program or take Arts classes that appeal to them; they may even satiate their creative needs by participating in such activities as our improvisational comedy group, theatre productions, choir, after-school rock band, and more.
Students are welcome to engage with more than one activity; in fact, many of our students balance their participation in the Arts with rigorous AP and honors academics, Magnet Programs, and/or Athletics.
Congratulations to junior Emily Hazelip, who won two prizes in the "Young Adult Art" category at the Orange County Fair this past summer. Both her Cast of an Eye oil painting and Hammer charcoal drawing received 2nd Place.
JSerra had an excellent showing at this year's Laguna Beach Festival of Arts — once again going up against over 1,000 pieces of art from students all over Orange County. Congratulations to the following talented Lions who won awards....
Reporter Theresa Walker of the OC Register writes about rising junior Hanna Weinmeister and what inspired her to found a nonprofit dedicated to providing dance instruction for at-risk youth.
Congratulations to JSerra sophomore Ana Andrade, whose artwork entitled Telescope has been selected to be the official t-shirt design for this year's Laguna Beach Festival of Arts. Never in JSerra history has a student's artwork been selected for this honor.
JSerra alumnus Kyler Pettis ('11) won the coveted Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series at the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. He won for his role of Theo Carver on Days of Our Lives, which he played for three years until 2018.