Junior Spring Arts Showcase a Beaming Success

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JSerra Catholic held its First Annual Junior Spring Arts Showcase, in the esteemed Arts Hall. Featuring works from surrounding junior high schools, like St. Anne, St. Cecilia, Serra Catholic, and more.

“The showcase was a great opportunity for our feeder school art teacher to be recognized for all their efforts in teaching the arts, and for the students to truly be appreciated for their gifts,” said Jonathan Horowitz, JSerra Online VP.

With more than 30 submissions, we are pleased to announce the award recipients for the first annual Junior Spring Arts Showcase:

Color Category 

Goldfish- Brie Vandenberg- St. Mary’s and All Angels

Robin – Victoria Woolfolk- St. Cecelia

Lichtenstein Face- Logan Carroll- St. Anne’s

Black and White

  1. Pencil Portrait- Daly Mather- Mission School
  2. Audrey Hepburn Graphic- Megan Lask- St. Anne
  3. Op Art- Jordan Mall- St. Cecelia

Mixed Media

Gorilla Mask- Alexander Gourde- St. Cecelia

Metal Repousse- Brandon Verma

Cecelia Cupcake- Jennifer Tran- St. Edwards


Sunglasses- No Name- St. Anne’s

JSerra Founder Tim Busch Profiled in the National Catholic Register

Tim Busch, JSerra Founder

JSerra founder Tim Busch was the subject of a feature article published last week in the National Catholic Register.

The article, “The Men Behind the Magis Institute,” discusses how Busch and his wife, Steph, came up with the idea to start St. Anne’s School in Laguna Niguel and later JSerra.

“The Catholic parishes in their immediate area did not have schools, and the parochial schools a bit farther away were overcrowded,” the article, written by local author Jim Graves, says. “So, Steph recalled, Busch came up with a solution: ‘He came home one evening and said we’d start our own school.’”

The article notes JSerra’s strong academic credentials and competitive sports programs.

To read the rest of the article, click here.

Orange County Business Journal Profiles JSerra Founder Tim Busch

OCBJ photo of Tim Busch
About 60 businesspeople gather in Irvine for mass.

So begins a front-page article in this week’s Orange County Business Journal that highlights how faith plays a key role in every aspect of the life of JSerra Catholic High School’s founder, Timothy Busch.

“The mass isn’t at a church, but rather a chapel inside The Busch Firm headed by Busch, a self-described ‘cradle Catholic,’ or someone raised Catholic since birth,” the article, written by Sherri Cruz, continues.

Busch is perhaps best known in Orange County for cofounding JSerra and St. Anne School in Laguna Niguel, the article says. He’s also a lawyer who owns and runs a number of businesses, including five hotels—three in Orange County—a winery and resort in Napa Valley and an upscale grocery chain in Michigan.

“The goal in our business is to recognize there is God,” Busch told the newspaper. “In the past we haven’t fully integrated our faith with our business. There’s been a mindset that business was secular and faith was something you did on Sundays.”

To read the rest of the article, click here

For more about the Orange County Business Journal, click here.