Photography Club President Makes a Flash in Orange County

By Amanda Samaan

Ian Farrell of JSerra Catholic High school a winner chosen by the Laguna Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach for the Junior Art Exhibit. It is a tremendous honor to have our student’s photography chosen to be displayed at the Laguna Festival.

The festival grounds are host to thousands of visitors each day during the summer months of July and August. Ian’s portrait was chosen from over 3,000 students art work that was submitted for critic in the Imagination celebration this month.

Ian was chosen as Photography Club President by his fellow students for his outstanding skill and creativity. Ian is a master at traditional film photography, “the images seem sharper.” Farrell states. Ian’s work is traditional Black and white photography and chooses not to edit his work. “I want my work to be viewed as natural and simple, but complex in meaning.”

This talented senior also has two other works showing at the Huntington Beach Gallery in the Imagination celebration.

Ian also received over one hundred dollars worth of prizes for his work entered an international contest hosted by Photo Imaging Education Association.

“It has been an honor to be JSerra’s first photography club president. There is so much talent at JSerra in photography I hope the club continues to submit work to competitions. There is so much to be accomplished in photography.”

“With our mentor Ms. Stehney providing us with professional criticism and inspiring us to achieve excellence, we are committed to create and elevate our Photography to Fine ART.”

JSerra Community Member A Finalist in 95.9 FISHFEST Competition


JSerra President Frank Talarico has brought some exciting news to our attention. His brother, Pasquale Talarico, recently entered a contest for Christian radio station FISH 95.9. The station’s annual FISHFEST summer concert will feature a performance by the winner of the contest. Pasquale is now a qualifier and needs our votes to win. Support Pasquale by doing the following:

1) Click here or copy and paste the following link into your internet browser’s address bar: http://www.youtube.com/user/fishpromo#g/f.

2) Click on Pasquale’s song “Extraordinary” to view the video. Each time the video is viewed, Pasquale will receive points toward winning the opportunity to perform at FISHFEST. Only one vote is registered per IP address.

Thank you for supporting a member of JSerra’s extended family in this exciting opportunity.