Congratulations to junior Ashton Acquanita, who was one of several high school students awarded scholarships to Laguna College of Art and Design's Pre-College Summer Program via the Color It Orange Art Contest. His portrait of his brother Luke won him the opportunity to study drawing, portfolio development or animation under the guidance of arts industry professionals.
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.
JSerra Chorale earned the highest ranking of gold and won first place in their division at the WorldStrides Heritage Festival in Nashville, TN. Competing against high school chamber choirs around the nation, the Lions also won an Adjudicator's Award for Superior Performance and were invited to sing at the Festival of Gold, which is reserved for choirs who score 92% or higher.
Congratulations to the JSerra Theatre Department students who participated in the 30th Annual Fullerton College Theatre Festival. Over two days of competition against nearly 50 high schools, 21 JSerra students performed twice in their respective categories with the top scorers going into the final round.
Junior Isabella Ghanbari was just one of approximately 200 high school students chosen to perform at Carnegie Hall as a part of the Honors Performance Series last month. The selected musicians rehearsed and performed under master conductors and had the opportunity to meet other like-minded musicians from around the world.
If you weren't able to attend last week's Fine Arts Winter Showcase at Coast Hills Church in Aliso Viejo, you are welcome to enjoy it now YouTube. It was an evening of inspirational "transformation" featuring JSerra's Visual and Performing Arts students.
The JSerra Music Department presented Unto Us a Child Is Born last Friday night at Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano. This Christmas concert reached maximum capacity with music lovers who enjoyed performances from the school's talented orchestral musicians and choral artists.