Special Valentine’s Lion Report Now Airing

Special Valentine’s Lion Report features:

Administrators playing basketball
How to ask a girl to be your  valentine
Gurl Talk App
Boys Soccer
Boys Basketball game (featuring many JSerra Faces and Father. Damien)

Click the photo to watch.

Juan Diego Top 50 Nominatee for Rudy Award

Juan Diego Temple

We are thrilled that Temple  is a Top 50 Semifinalist of the High School Football Rudy Awards. 

This program honors players who demonstrate character, courage, contribution and commitment, the exemplary values of football legend Daniel ‘Rudy’ Ruettiger, inspirational figure of the classic football film “Rudy”.

Academic scholarships totaling $25,000 provided by the Trusted Sports Foundation, will be awarded to the 12 Finalists.

A National Selection Committee chaired by Drew Bledsoe and Troy Aikman will determine the nation’s most inspirational players.

A “Fan Favorite” will be determined 100% by fan voting. This national award will be viewed by millions through our partnership with PARADE Magazine.


Important: There are three important actions that your friends, family and school can assist with to support your nominee.

Thank you for your time and support of your Semifinalist.

Marci Klimek

Inspireum

To VOTE click here.

For more info on how to show your support for Juan visit the JSerra Football Facebook page under “notes.”

Learn more by visiting:www.highschoolrudyawards.com.

www.inspireumsoccerawards.com

www.highschoolrudyawards.com

PGA pro coaches JSerra Golf

JSerra Golf Coach and PGA professional Brian Schippel

JSerra’s Brian Schippel mastered the game of golf and now takes on high school coaching as a Class A Professional Golf Association professional. JSerra Blog spoke with Schippel about his own high school memories and what keeps him motivated.

What is your favorite sports memory from high school/ college?

My favorite memory in high school was winning Sunset League all four years with the golf program. Scoring the first touchdown and getting the  first interception against Servite in football.

What is your favorite coaching memory?

Anytime I see a player have success, I realize what a great job I have.

Did you play any sport professionally?

I play local PGA tournaments — nothing you would see on TV.

Who or what inspired you to reach your goals?

My father always said, “Winners never quit and quitters never win.”

What were your childhood career goals? Play professional golf.

What was your first job? Mobile DJ

If you were a super hero, who would you be? Anyone who could fly.

Favorites:

Food: Steak

TV show: “Modern Family”

Animal: My yellow lab, Brinkley

Sports team: Lakers

Color: Blue

Celebrity crush: Jennifer Aniston

Band: The Offspring

Vacation spot: The Caribbean

Jonavaughn Williams voted O.C. Register’s Top Wide Receiver to Watch

 

Jonavaughn Williams, JSerra senior

*Currently running on the OCVarsity.com

Jonavaughn Williams, JSerra, 6-0, 195, Sr.
Williams had 27 receptions for 279 yards and three touchdowns in 2010. Williams is among the county’s top college recruits, with offers in hand from Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Oregon State and Washington. Williams, All-Trinity League second team last season, also will play safety and return punts for the Lions.

Jake Hall voted one of O.C.’s Top 10 Quarterbacks to Watch

*Featured in the OC Varsity

Jake Hall completing a pass in the 2010-2011 season

OC Varsity’s Dan Albano breaks down his picks for the top 10 quarterbacks to watch in Orange County high school football this season.

Jake Hall, JSerra Sr. (6-5, 195): Hall passed for 1,296 yards last season but could easily surpass that total this fall.

To read more click JSerra Quarterback.

New Activities Coordinator Brings School Spirit

JSerra Catholic High School released the following press release today.

July 15, 2011—(San Juan Capistrano, CA)—JSerra Catholic High School has hired Jessica Summers as the school activities coordinator.

The activities coordinator is responsible for the management and oversight of JSerra’s more than 45 clubs and activities and the associated student body, as well as community event planning and outreach.

Summers joined JSerra in January 2008 as an economics teacher and has since taught american government, AP microeconomics and AP macroeconomics. Summers received her BA in History from the University of California, Davis and Single Subject Credential from Chapman University. Prior to joining the JSerra Community, Summers taught for six years at Woodland High School in Northern California where she was both a teacher and activities director.

“I am thrilled that Jessica has agreed to accept the position of Activities Coordinator for JSerra Catholic High School.  Jessica brings a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience to this position,” said Donna Vandenberg, VP of Student Services. “Her teaching background in American Government will really help to bring a new level of understanding of the student government process to our students.”

Summers and 15 of JSerra ASB students are attending the CADA Leadership Camp in Santa Barbara, CA this week where they will learn new ideas for future rallies, dances and other spirit-related activities in addition to learning effective leadership skills.

“We are currently away at camp learning new ways to bring spirit to JSerra.  We are finding that the goal of creating unity and tradition, through spirit, lasts beyond our High School years,” said Summers. “It is not just something within us, but a message to all who come in contact with us that this can be your message to let your spirit live out loud.  We are excited to bring this enthusiasm home.”

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.

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JSerra Valedictorian: Greetings From Fresno

*By Penny Arevalo of the Patch.com

Photo by Christi Park

“We have a problem, Houston,” outgoing Principal Tom Waszak said to a packed audience in the Fieldhouse Gymnasium. “Luke [Decker] is not here. Luke is in Fresno,” competing in the CIF state track championships in the 1600-meter race.

But the valedictorian prepared a DVD for his class from Fresno, Waszak said. It kicked off with a musical montage of scenes of Decker running.

The “secret” to his success, Decker said, was found in the faculty and staff – and his fellow students – at the school. “I surrounded myself with successful people from the day I set foot on JSerra High.”

To read the full story click Greetings from Fresno