Carnegie Hall Concert Preview at Soka University

JSerra Fine Arts  invites you to a special preview of the repertoire to be performed at New York City’s Carnegie Hall this Spring by the JSerra Choral department.

SOKA Universty

Performing Arts Center

Thursday, March 8,  7:30 p.m.

Admission and parking are free.

Business Magnet Attends FBLA Sectionals

 JSerra’s Business Magnet Students had the opportunity to attend their first  Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Southern Section Leadership conference at Fullerton College.

Guest speakers at the event included, Nathan Nguyen, a entrepreneur and former FBLA member who became a millionaire while he was an undergraduate student at the University of Southern California, and Gahram Kand, owner and founder of the Law Offices of Gahram Kang, a Professional Law Corporartion.

The students’ hard work and dedication throughout the year paid off, resulting in 17 medalists, and three competitors that will move on to the state competitions April 19- 22 in Irvine. Competing in the team event category of entrepreneurship, Zach Wonzniki and Frank Sundstedt proved to be a good match, qualifying for state. Kristjan Thordorson received second place and will also be going to state to compete in the category of computer problem solving.

The individual event medalists list is as follows: Chase Anderson – Business Law, Saba Sahmoedini – Intro to Business, Giovanna Hughes – Intro to Business, and Adam Molina – Personal Finance. Medalists for the team events include Mark Ikalowych and Cole Schleppy – Marketing, Lauren and Montana Cooper – Business Management Decisions, Stuart Young, Max Gamperl, Johnathan Fabulich, and Robert Charles – Parliamentary Procedures, Max Palmer and Cody Dupuis – Global Business.

For more information on JSerra’s Business Magnet Program click here.

JSerra Freshman Blazes in Debut

*By Dan Albano, Orange County Register

It didn’t take JSerra freshman Katie McLaughlin long to make a strong impression in high school swimming.

In her debut Saturday, the 14-year-old blazed to the fifth-fastest time in county history in the 100-yard butterfly at the JSerra Invitational.

McLaughlin, a rising standout with the Mission Viejo Nadadores club, won the butterfly in a meet-record time of 54.70 seconds. The time places McLaughlin just over a second off Tara Thomas’ 2007 county record of 53.54 for Beckman.

McLaughlin has earned two of her three qualification times for June’s U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100 and 200-meter butterfly.

She also won the 100-yard freestyle in a meet-record 51.67 seconds and clocked a 59.22 in an exhibition race in the 100 backstroke.

For the full article click here.

To see the complete standings from the JSerra Invitational click here.


College Case Studies Hosted Tonight

College applications can be stressful and a bit nerve wrecking, but JSerra Counseling is here to help.

Join the JSerra Counseling department as they host the first College Case Studies Program, March 7, 2012.  College representatives will lead parents and students through a mock admissions committee using mock applications. The exercise will point out the intricacies of the process and the importance of assembling a strong application.