Homecoming Game Brings Hartigan Clan Full Circle

By Steve Breazeale

There was something that happened off the field before the 1997 championship game that makes JSerra’s Friday night homecoming game against Trabuco Hills more personal for the Haritgan clan.

Three days before kickoff, Jim’s wife, Gina, gave birth to their eldest daughter, Gemma.

A day after being released from the hospital, Gina took newborn Gemma out to the Eagles big game so the two of them could cheer for Jim.

“The whole family was there to see (Gemma) and watch the game,” Gina Haritgan said. “It was an amazing game and an exciting time. It’s a very spirited and memorable time in our family’s life.”

To read the complete article click Hartigan Homecoming.

JSerra Goes Head-toHead with OC Varsity

By Carlos Arias, OC Varstity

This week’s OCVarsity Pickapalooza Deathmatch game is Trabuco Hills vs. JSerra on Friday at 7 p.m. at Saddleback College. This is a great matchup between Trabuco Hills of the South Coast League and JSerra of the Trinity League. The South Coast and Trinity Leagues are easily the two toughest leagues in the county. Trabuco Hills and JSerra aren’t being picked to make it into the Pac-5 Division playoffs out of their respective league, but they will both be live underdogs every time they step on the gridiron.

JSerra is 4-0 and ranked No. 18 in the county. The Lions haven’t played as strong of a schedule as the Mustangs, but they also own a quality win over Huntington Beach, 20-13. Running back Casey Eugenio is having a fine season for the Lions. He has rushed for 426 yards and five TDs on 81 carries.

To read the complete article click Pickapalooza .

JSerra Parents Association General Meeting Wednesday

Join the JSerra Parents Association (JPSA) for the first coffee and general meeting.

This is a time for fellow JSerra parents to meet and get involved together. The JSPA will host the coffee and general meeting in the Center Room at 8:30 a.m.

For more information please contact JSPA President Diane Moschetti at jspa@jserra.org.

International Student College Fair Hosted at UC Irvine

The University of California, Irvine hosts the annual international student college fair, Tuesday, September 25 at 2 p.m.

The event will host opportunities to speak with college representatives from all UC campuses, selected Cal State universities, community colleges, and private four-year universities. College representatives will provide helpful tools and information to international students about their campus, application process, scholarships, visa processes, and more.

For those interested please contact Carolann Zuck in the JSerra International office or at chuck@jserra.org. Sign ups also available at http://www.admissions.uci.edu/internationalcollegefair.

Make a Wish Comes True for JSerra Freshman Tim Vorenkamp

Tim Vorenkamp with the U.S. National Men’s Volleyball Team
By Michelle Valles and Dave Douglass, NBC News

After recently hosting the U.S National men’s volleyball team at the JSerra Pavilion, the team took some time to meet with freshman Tim Vorenkamp. Read the touching story of a young man’s battle and future below.

It’s a day 15-year-old Tim Vorenkamp or his family won’t forget.

Thanks to the Orange County/Inland Empire Make-a-Wish Foundation, Tim, his parents and litte brother were able to attend the London Olympics to hang out with the U.S. men’s volleyball team.

Some members of the team were on hand  at an Anaheim restaurant as the foundation made the teenager’s dream come true.

“It’s just amazing to be with people that you watch on TV and that you want to become when you’re older,” Vorenkamp said.

Tim has a rare form of cancer. He was 13 years old when he found a lump on his leg.

At the time, he was competing in the USA Volleyball Boys Junior National Championship division. He’s now in remission but there is a 40 percent chance that the cancer will come back.

“He will never give up,” said his father.

“They asked me how is it to get to here as a mom when your child has cancer. There’s no words to describe it,” said his mother, Petra Vorenkamp.

To read the complete story on Tim and his journey to the 2012 London Olympics click Make-a-Wish.

Theology of the Body Presentation for Parents

Parents you are invited to a study of John Paul II teachings on God and the meaning of life. This is an introduction to the material studied in senior year religion class about the Theology of the Body. Adults only please.

For more information please contact Carmen Ribera at cribera@jserra.org.

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