JSerra Catholic High School will hand 177 well-deserved diplomas to graduating seniors on Saturday morning as family and friends cheer them on.
The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. in the Pavilion, but school officials recommend arriving at least 30 minutes early to ensure good seating.
Among the Class of 2009’s accomplishments:
– More than 30,000 community service hours.
– Named to the Catholic High School Honor roll three consecutive years. JSerra is the only high school in the region to earn the top-50-in-the-nation distinction.
– First JSerra Trinity league championships. Boys soccer, baseball and lacrosse all earned league titles, with lacrosse earning the school’s first-ever divisional title.
– First seniors to attend Georgetown, Penn State and other top universities.
The class of 2009 is JSerra’s fourth graduating class. The school opened in September 2003 with 125 students.
Finally, congratulations to co-valedictorians Nicole Madro and Lexi Crommett, and salutatorian Sam Inman.
Sam Inman was quarterback of JSerra Catholic High School’s football team and a midfielder on its lacrosse team, which two weeks ago won the school’s first divisional championship in any sport. But his biggest accomplishment didn’t occur on JSerra’s $40-million athletic fields.
Inman, who graduates Saturday with a 4.4 GPA, was an even bigger superstar in the classroom. The Laguna Niguel resident was the first boy in JSerra’s six-year history to be voted salutatorian by the senior class.
The Orange County Register published a Q&A with Inman today on its Web site.
The University of Arizona-bound scholar-athlete says he was very happy with his decision to attend JSerra.
JSerra Catholic High School junior Royce Cabrera has spent countless hours volunteering to help build homes, hospitals and schools in places as faraway as Mexico and Peru.
Like all JSerra students – who donated nearly 100,000 hours of community service this school year – Royce is committed to giving back.
The Orange County Register recently profiled his efforts.
When asked where he gets his drive from, Royce told the newspaper: “I don’t know where I get it from. I’m the first one in my family to have gone away for such a long period of time alone with no one I knew.”
To read more about Royce’s contributions, click here
JSerra Catholic High School pitcher Joe Kurrasch spent a few minutes Thursday afternoon between racing home from baseball practice and getting ready for prom answering questions about the season – and his future.
In an interview with the Orange County Register’sPeter Schelden, Kurrasch talks about the injury that ended his season.
During the playoffs, he said he plans to cheer on his teammates, and “has confidence in them to get the job done.”
They got it done yesterday, dispatching Adolfo Camarillo 3-2 behind the strong pitching of Grahamm Wiest and clutch hitting of Bret Dahlson. They face Riverside Poly Tuesday in the second-round of CIF playoffs.