Kyle Shackleford is a “High-Energy Volunteer”

Junior Kyle Shackleford is an accomplished student and swimmer. He has a 4.5 GPA and, as captain of the swim team, has competed on the varsity team since his freshman year.

But it’s his sense of community service that most recently earned him accolades. He was selected as one of OC Family Magazine’s “Shining Students” for his volunteer efforts.

He is one of 25 of JSerra’s Caritas Christi members, president of Safe Rides and spent 10 days earlier this year working in a Peruvian hospice.

To view the entire profile – and see the magazine’s other top Orange County students, click here.

‘JSerra is Contributing to the Medical World,’ says OC Family Magazine

JSerra’s new Pre-Med Professional Magnet Program continues to generate buzz.

OC Family magazine called it “a new and unique pilot program” created for “high achievers who… dream of a career in one of the medical professions.”

The program’s challenging four-year science curriculum includes interaction with Mission Hospital’s surgeons and other professionals.

“When students graduate,” CEO Frank Talarico told the magazine, “pre-med students will receive a special citation on their diplomas- and will be prepared to compete at the nation’s most prestigious universities.”

To read the OC Family article, click here.

JSerra CEO Frank Talarico Among OC Metro Magazine’s 40 Under 40

JSerra Catholic High School President and CEO Frank Talarico has been named among OC Metro magazine’s business stars under the age of 40, officials announced today.

The magazine’s annual “40 Under 40” list honors Orange County’s top young executives, entrepreneurs and standout professionals.

Talarico accepted the school’s top job about a year ago. Since then, his leadership resulted in the school slightly growing enrollment despite the worst recession in the modern era. He also oversaw a debt refinancing that positions JSerra for long-term stability and made several high-profile hires.

In the past year, the seven-year-old school also won its first league and regional sports championships and graduated its first National Merit Scholar.

“I am honored to be included among a distinguished list of accomplished business professionals and outstanding people,” Talarico said. “I’m particularly grateful for the growing recognition that JSerra Catholic High School is one of the region’s finest high schools.”

To read the magazine’s profile of Talarico, click here.