‘JSerra is Contributing to the Medical World,’ says OC Family Magazine

JSerra’s new Pre-Med Professional Magnet Program continues to generate buzz.

OC Family magazine called it “a new and unique pilot program” created for “high achievers who… dream of a career in one of the medical professions.”

The program’s challenging four-year science curriculum includes interaction with Mission Hospital’s surgeons and other professionals.

“When students graduate,” CEO Frank Talarico told the magazine, “pre-med students will receive a special citation on their diplomas- and will be prepared to compete at the nation’s most prestigious universities.”

To read the OC Family article, click here.

A Season of Firsts for JSerra Swim

JSerra’s swim team had a season of many “firsts” in 2010. The list of accomplishments is long and impressive. The girls team finished third in the Trinity League, their highest finish yet. The boys team brought home the first team trophy in program history finishing third at the Murrietta Invite. 22 swimmers were recognized as scholar athletes.

Two JSerra swimmers – Daniel Early and Casey Mims – had particularly exceptional seasons. Early competed in the Masters High School meet on May 18, where e placed 15th overall. He achieved All-American Consideration in the 500 free, league titles in 200 free and 500 free, CIF Automatic times in 500 free, and CIF Consideration times in 200 free, just to name a few. Early has signed to swim at UC San Diego in the fall.

Mims won the league titles in 100 fly and 100 breast. She achieved new meet records in 100 butterfly, All-American Automatic times in 100 breast and 100 IM, All-American consideration times in 100 fly, CIF Automatic times in 100 fly, 100 breast, and 200 IM, and CIF Consideration time in 100 free. Mims was named Girls Swimming Athlete of the Week by the OC Register.

Sam Miller obtained CIF Automatic time in 100 back, as did the girls 400 free relay squad. The boys and girls 200 medley relay squads, girls 200 free relay squad, Hailey Chisholm (200 IM, 100 breast), and Kat Delaney (100 free, 100 breast) achieved CIF Consideration times.

Out of the water, the swim team collected over 1,000 pair of socks for the Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen in Santa Ana. The collection was presented to Loaves and Fishes by the team on March 27.

Congratulations to the JSerra swim team and Coach Mary McLaughlin for a fantastic 2010 season.