CEO Frank Talarico sent the following letter to the JSerra community last week.
Last year was a big year for JSerra Catholic High School. We won our first Trinity League championships, graduated our largest senior class (including our first National Merit Scholarship winner) and contributed to the community in hundreds of notable ways.
In my latest Capistrano Dispatch column, I predicted that our seventh year would be our best yet.
I’m pleased to report we’re already on our way. We learned this week that Nicholas Stropko is a National Merit Scholarship semi-finalist and that 33 of his classmates earned Advanced Placement Awards. JSerra also recently obtained important new financing that positions the school for long-term fiscal health.
We’ve also had a strong start in athletics. Our football team is 3-0, and our boys water polo and girls cross country teams are ranked among the best in the county. We also welcomed world-class new boys basketball, swimming and girls water polo coaches.
And then there’s our baseball team. Senior Bret Dahlson became the eighth Lion from last year’s Trinity League championship team to earn a big-time college scholarship. He announced last week that he’ll join Colton Plaia at Loyola Marymount.
I hope you’ve had a chance to visit our new Web site. We’ve received tremendous feedback regarding its look and functionality. As always, please visit JSerra Blog or our new Web site for the latest campus news and announcements.
It was fantastic to see many of you at our Welcome Mass and Fiesta, and we look forward to sharing more good news later this week at Back to School Night.