James Brady Advances to District Semi-finals in Speech Competition

James Brady
James Brady

After winning the local San Juan Capistrano Rotary Club speech contest, sophomore James Brady continued on to the District semi-finals at Orange Coast Community College.  Brady was one of two semi-finalists chosen to go on to the District finals to be held April 20 in Long Beach.

This year’s theme is “Peace Through Service,” Brady’s speech discussed his mission trip to Piura, Peru as a freshman with the JSerra Peru Club.

Congratulations to Michael Elsinadi who placed second at the Rotary Club speech contest.

Seven JSerra Students Receive National Latin Awards

Each year approximately 148,000 students in all 50 states and 13 foreign countries take the 2012 National Latin exam.  The students are measured against their peers in Latin I through IV, and this year JSerra is proud to have seven Latin Award recipients;

Ashleigh Luschei, Latin IV – Gold Medal Summa Cum Laude, Caitlin Pulone, Latin III – Silver Medal Maxima Cum Laude, Conner Thomsen, Latin III – Silver Medal Maxima Cum Laude, Trinity Wright, Latin III – Magna Cum Laude, Katia Bergstrom, Latin I – Cum Laude, James Brady, Latin I – Cum Laude, Tucker Squiers, Latin I – Certificate of Merit.

Join JSerra as we honor our seniors May 23 following the weekly Mass, in the Pavilion.

Congratulations to all of the JSerra award recipients.

For more information on the National Latin Exam click here.