JSerra Freshman Receives the Catholic Committee Eagle Project of the Year Award

Westin Clements, Freshman
Westin Clements, Freshman

Westin Clements (’16) was recently awarded for his Eagle Scout project, on display at the St. Anne School in Laguna Niguel. The project was a recreation of the 15 stations of the cross, that are permanently placed throughout the St. Anne campus.

“Being honored with the Catholic award was a surprise, receiving the award meant that I was able to do something noticeable for Boy Scouts,” said Clements.

The project took just over four months to complete from ideation to completion. Clements also enlisted the help of Father Damien, at St. Anne to aid in the success of the stations.

“Completing this project was the final step before Eagle Scout to join my dads level. Doing this project meant a lot to me, to be able to join my dad,” said Clements.

After reaching the Eagle Scout level Clements now looks forward to working towards a championship as a defensive end for the Lions.

JSerra Welcomes Grandparents to Campus

Thys and Elaine de Beer, with their daughter and their two JSerra grand daughters

With arms open and beaming smiles JSerra once again welcomed the grandparents of the JSerra community to the Wednesday morning mass.

In the company of over 72 grandparents, aunts and uncles, this year’s Grandparents Day was even grander then past years.

A special message about desire and a yearning for heaven inspired everyone to connect with those around them and celebrate life within their families and communities. After communion, Principal Waszak gave a truly encouraging speech to the grandparents and students.

Coach Dugard also had the opportunity to introduce the Lady Running Lions and present them with their trophies for all their accomplishments. He thanked his mother, who looked on from the crowd, saying “thanks mom for raising a runner, so that I could coach these girls.”

In honor of the Running Lions accomplishments and making JSerra history, Waszak announced that the students would enjoy early dismissal on December 10 to celebrate the team’s record setting successes.

Following all the excitement from mass, a special reception was held for all the grandparents and their students to allow them to socialize, enjoy refreshments, and gather their favor for attending – a commemorative t-shirt for each. JSerra Blog interviewed sister school St. Anne School’s Grandparents of the year, Thys and Elaine de Beer, who have two granddaughter’s currently attending JSerra, (pictured above).