Crimson Pride Has Arrived

The Fall issue of JSerra’s Crimson Pride Magazine has arrived and has all the news, sports and events happening on campus.

This issue includes:

-Cover Boy Austin Hedges

-A commission by President Obama

-International travels, and much more

To view click Crimson Pride. 

JSerra Baseball Hosts First Annual Boo! Fest

Check out all the photos and entertainment from the Spooktacular scrimmage at the JSerra field from Halloween, click the photo above for more or visit JSerraCHS on Facebook, and follow @JSerraAthletics on Twitter.

See what the LA Times had to say about JSerra Baseball here.

JSerra Catholic to host fundraiser to benefit Special Operations Warrior Foundation

*A Press Release by JSerra Catholic 

Rummage sale and car wash hopes to raise more than $5,000 to benefit the families of fallen and wounded military personnel

JSerra Catholic High School will host a rummage sale and car wash to benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) on Saturday, September 17 from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. The SOWF provides support and assistance to the families of fallen and wounded Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps special operations forces.

The group needs donations of gently used furniture, clothing, toys, tools, etc. Donations will be accepted at the school beginning Saturday, August 27. Donation dates and times are posted on www.facebook.com/sowfjserra. Additional drop off dates and times can be arranged by contacting sowfjserra@gmail.com.

According to Mrs. Mary Victoria Taylor, Counselor at JSerra and the fundraiser’s Chairperson, “The students and parents of JSerra Catholic High School will be volunteering hundreds of hours to support this wonderful cause. We invite everyone in the community to join us on Saturday, September 17. Not only can you purchase some great items at terrific prices, but you can also get your car washed. We’ll also have coffee and baked goods for sale to help keep your energy up while you shop.”

One hundred percent of the proceeds will go directly to the SOWF. The group hopes to raise more than $5,000 to benefit the more than 800 children of fallen special operations personnel, like Diana Martin, daughter of Army Master Sgt. Tim “Griz” Martin, who lost his life in the Battle of Mogadishu in 1993, “With the heartfelt and gracious donations to SOWF in support of our fallen heroes and their families, I have fulfilled my father’s dream for me and was able to go beyond it. SOWF gave me the ability to become someone of whom my father would be proud.” The SOWF recently announced it will offer full college scholarships to the children of all the U.S. military personnel who perished in the recent CH-47 helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

About The Special Operations Warrior Foundation

The Special Operations Warrior Foundation is a top-rated nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization that provides support and assistance to the families of fallen and wounded Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations personnel through two programs: college educations for the children of fallen special operations personnel and immediate financial assistance to the families of severely wounded special operations personnel.

About JSerra Catholic High School

Just eight years old, JSerra Catholic High School is quickly becoming one of the region’s top university preparatory institutions. Its graduates include National Merit Scholarship winners, Ivy League university students and Division I collegiate athletes. Located in San Juan Capistrano, the school features $110-million facilities, including a state-of-the-art $40 million athletic complex. For more, visit www.jserra.org.

Class of 2015: Stay connected and grow with your community

David Eugenio looks to make a name for himself

David (right) and Casey (left) Eugenio played Pop Warner Football together.
David Eugenio plays football, just like his older brother.
He’s made the principal’s list every year, just like his older brother.
He hopes to play collegiate football, just like his older brother.
But the incoming JSerra freshman, 14, says he is not his older brother.
He plays baseball, unlike his brother; idolizes a quarterback (his brother likes a running back); and his celebrity crush is not a professional athlete.
JSerra Blog sat down with David as he finished his last day at JSerra summer training camp.
Summer plans:
My family and I are going to Las Vegas for a little vacation. I just finished baseball camp with Coach Brett Kay, and I’m in the middle of football camp right now.
Any sports-related injuries?
I have been fortunate enough not to have any injuries yet.
Do you ever feel like you’re in your brother’s shadow, since he is older and has found success in football?
No, not really. We played Pop Warner football together as kids, and it was a lot of fun. It really brought us closer together, actually. He supports and encourages me and I do the same for him. We may be competitive on the field, but at home we’re just brothers.
Do you find it hard to play both baseball and football and still be able to keep your grades up, being on the Principal’s List?
It gets tough, but it’s nice that they are opposite seasons at JSerra. So we’ll see, I guess.
What’s the craziest thing you have ever done?
The craziest thing I have ever done is tubing behind a boat at 60 mph out on the lake.
Favorites
TV show: Fantasy Factory
Food: Fried chicken
Animal: Bear
Movie: The Hangover
Car: Maybach
Pro athlete: Tom Brady
Celebrity crush: Selena Gomez

Legends of China Awarded for Their Volunteerism

The Legends of China Presidential Pioneer Award for high school students were awarded at Mass with ten  recipients, of this leadership award.

Awarded to those who have demonstrated exemplary leadership initiative and have taken significant action as ambassadors of world peace.

Ten JSerra Students received recognition for their work with the Legends of China. Including Elizabeth Evers who is awarded the Superior Award for creating the winning 1st prize in high school category, silk banner, volunteered in the LOC Silk Road to Future Ambassadors of Hope program to teach Chinese students with disabilities and served as an Ambassador of Peace in The Silk Road to the Future program. The silk banner represents global peace and the connection between China and other countries through the silk road.

Courtney Avila, awarded the Excellent Award for presenting a keynote speech on global leadership to 500 top Chinese High School students, volunteered in the LOC Silk Road to Future Ambassadors of Hope program to teach Chinese students with disabilities and served as an Ambassador of Peace in The Silk Road to the Future program.

Ashleigh Luschei also awarded the Excellent Award for presenting a keynote speech on global leadership inspiring students with disabilities that they can become leaders despite their obstacles, volunteered in the LOC Silk Road to Future Ambassadors of Hope program to teach Chinese students with disabilities and served as an Ambassador of Peace in The Silk Road to the Future program.

Also recognized with the bronze medal honors are Riley Houser, Alexa McBride, Michael Salzle, Steven Summers, Savannah Luschei, Ian Farrell and Shanelle Bennet.

Legends of China is a non profit, non governmental organization that strives to build positive relationships between students from the United States and China.  This past year, 10 JSerra students, as the pioneers,  participated in the first Silk Road to the Future program for high schools.