We are always proud of our Lions. Every year, we see students reach their potential and show the world who they are as individuals. They are first and foremost students, but our Lions are also stellar in other aspects of their lives! We are so proud of the following students who signed their letters of intent to the universities of their dreams this Spring!
Taylor Stephen – Providence College
Haley Giddings – Texas Christian University
Girls Water Polo:
Marina Daroca Bazan – San Diego State University
Jonathan Unterman – Ave Maria University
Boys Water Polo:
Zachary Slaughter – George Washington University
Ashley Geisler – University of Nebraska
Victoria Yanco – University of California, Santa Barbara
Ethan Aguayo – San Jose State University
Joseph Munroe – Adams State University
Hannah Joyce – Whittier College
Congratulations! Everyone at JSerra will be rooting you on in your future endeavors. We know you will make us proud!
Every year, college acceptance letters start hitting the mailboxes. While this can be a very stressful time in your educational career, it is also a time to step back and look at the big picture for your future college successes!
While many students are intimidated by the idea of college, especially when it comes to their dream schools, it is important to keep a positive attitude. The schools you do and don’t get into do not define who you are as a student or individual. Here are a few tips about college admissions results:
Don’t Take It Personally:
Remember; whether you are crying tears of joy or sorrow, your admissions decisions do not define who you are. Getting in doesn’t mean life’s doors are now open to you without effort and drive. Being rejected doesn’t mean that all of your dreams are no longer important. No matter what your envelope says, you endured an extensive and exhausting process – congratulations!
Visit The Prospective Campuses, Again:
Once you figure out which campuses are potential, visit them again! Spend all day on the different campuses and see what interests you the most or see what different amenities they have that will help you succeed as a student. You may find yourself learning new things about the campus that you didn’t know before!
Whether it is your first choice or your fifth choice, take pride in that a school you applied to wants to extend acceptance to you. This is something to be proud of. Your hard work has paid off! And we are all PROUD of you!
College acceptance letter season is a time where you should remain confident in who you are as a person and everything you have accomplished thus far in your life. You have dedicated so much time and energy into your schooling; be proud of yourself and congratulations!
We are proud to share more of our Lions recent university commitments! Our Swimming Lions have a fantastic record and we are excited for these two! Kaitlyn Albertoli has committed to Stanford and Brittany Kahn has committed to Duke.
Kaitlyn Albertoli committed to Stanford. An All-County swimmer, Albertoli is a member of the U.S. junior national team for 2013-14, finished second last season in the 50 and 100-yard freestyles at the CIF Division 1 finals. She posted a 22.71 at the Trinity League finals that shared for the county lead. Albertoli was a key member of our CIF Division 1 titles during her freshman and sophomore seasons and is a 2012 and 2016 Olympic Trials qualifier!
Brittany Kahn, distance freestyler, has committed to Duke. As a freshman, her 500-yard freestyle times ranked second in the country. Kahn was on the team to break the national 400-meter record and win the second CIF Championship during her sophomore year.
We are so delighted with our scholar athletes and the feats they can accomplish!
JSerra’s junior all-star athlete, Grace Kramer, has committed to a full athletic scholarship for gymnastics to Arizona State University for 2016. Grace has been working for years to make her mark in the gymnastics world! This will be just one of many accomplishments that this 16-year-old has achieved.
Last season Grace placed 3rd AA and 1st on vault at the SoCal state meet. She qualified to the NIT where she placed 1st on vault and floor and 4th AA. Grace started competing at level 4 back in 2006 and has worked her way up to compete at level 10 in 2013. She has been training with Wildfire Gymnastics since 2011.
Grace has done her work to get noticed, and get noticed fast. It is very rare to be offered a scholarship at only a junior standing. Grace will be graduating from JSerra in the spring of 2016, after which she will join the ASU Sun Devils in the fall on a full athletic scholarship.
Congratulations to our fellow Lion, Grace!