Business Magnet Moves on to State Competitions

Giovanna Hughes accepting her award for  Entrepreneurship and Accounting 1
Giovanna Hughes accepting her award for Entrepreneurship and Accounting 1

The Business Magnet Program had 70 members of JSerra’s Future Business Leaders of America participate in the Section FBLA Conference at University High School in Irvine.

Students tested in subjects ranging from personal finance to business communications, with many students competing in more than one subject.

JSerra turned out a record year for this Conference, with over ten students medaling in their respective positions.

Two students in particular, Andrew Ormonde and Daniel Yun, are moving on to compete in the State Championships, to be held April 18-22, in Santa Clara.

“ I am once again very proud from the amazing work of our FBLA members.   Two years in a row we have sent students to state, which is in itself very astonishing,” said Program Director, Carol Chaffee.

Students who medaled and their respective subject are as follows:

Giovanna Hughes- Entrepreneurship and Accounting 1

Maggie Beyer- Entrepreneurship

Max Gamperl- Parliamentary Procedure

Zach Ramsey- Parliamentary Procedure

Adryan Son- Parliamentary Procedure

Jonathan Fabulich- Parliamentary Procedure

Stuart Young- Parliamentary Procedure

Angelica Ramos- Business Procedures

Emily Day- Public Speakig 2

Jonathan Lopez- Economics

Hunter Kempf- Personal Finance

Andrew Ormonde- Global Business

Daniel Yun- Global Business

JSerra Graduates its Largest Class Yet

JSerra 2012 Valedictorian Tommy Allen with Vice Principal Eric Stroupe in recognition of his accomplishments.

“It’s a thrill to fulfill your childhood dreams but it’s more fulfilling to help others achieve theirs,” said Eric Stroupe, JSerra Vice Principal. “And that’s just what this graduating class has done.”

The class of 2012 is the largest graduating class in JSerra’s nine-year history with 257 graduates, and is the most family-like class. With over 35,000 hours of community service cumulatively, and Valedictorian Thomas Allen naming himself the “go-to student to explain concepts to students in new ways,” the class of 2012 has left a lasting mark on the JSerra Community.

For the first time in JSerra history there are seven graduates with distinction of the Business Magnet Program in its inaugural year.

Father Spitzer closing the commencement ceremony with a benediction.

Daniele Perazzo is a Berkeley bound future neurologist and Pre-Medical Professional Magnet Program honoree.

Sam Miller made his mark as JSerra’s first Stanford admit and 2012 Salutatorian.

Jacqueline Harkins received this year’s JSerra Award, the highest honor a student may receive from the school.

“Jacque impresses me her upbeat personality, and ability to navigate
 difficult situations. I often witness Jacque walking around school
 willing to engage anyone in a conversation, and she won’t adhere to clicks,” said Stroupe.

Closing the chapter on the class of 2012 was JSerra Rector Father Robert Spitzer, with words of encouragement and strength to the students.

To view the complete photo album click Class of 2012.

Business Magnet Achieving Huge Success in Inaugural Year

The JSerra Business Magnet program is half way through it’s inaugural year and has already opened an on-campus student run store, designed a spill-proof liquid container for the school, attended multiple seminars and conferences among many other great accomplishments.

The Business Magnet program had the honor of hearing speakers share their knowledge and experiences this year, but the program has also attended a seminar at University of California, Irvine last November hosted by Bixby Land Company President and Chief executive, Bill Halford.

UCI Paul Merage School Of Business was so impressed by the students at the seminar they have been invited to another seminar with speaker Jim McCluney, Chief Executive Officer Emulex corporation.

The Business Magnet Program students will be visiting Fullerton College March 3 to participate in the Future Business Leaders of America Southern Sectionals competition.

Many of the students are taking exams on business topics of their choice and many others will be doing co-op  test where multiple students will work together on a range of topics.

Junior Max Palmer and senior Cody Dupuis will be competing in the Global Business group testing.

“We are excited to put the knowledge of ours together and the things we have learned in our intro to business course. We plan on making it to Nationals together and expect great success from our classmates as well,” said Palmer and Dupuis.

For more information on JSerra Magnet Programs click here.

OC Register Talks About New Business Magnet Program

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Andy Policano, Dean of the UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business

The Orange County Register talks about the new Business Magnet Program and partnership with The Paul Merage School of business at UC Irvine.

JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano has expanded its magnet educational programs to include a business track, collaborating with the Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine to develop and implement a business-focused curriculum.

When they graduate, business magnet students, like students in JSerra’s medical magnet program withMission Hospital, will receive a special citation on their diplomas and be prepared to compete at the nation’s most prestigious business schools, said Frank Talarico, JSerra’s president and chief executive.

The school will begin interviewing student applicants early this year. Eighth-graders interested in applying should contact the admissions office, the school said.

JSerra also is developing magnet programs in law and engineering, Talarico said. read all the latest here.