Boys Basketball Beats Santa Margarita to the Sound of Their Own Drum

Former Laker star Mychal Thompson with boys basketball booster parents as he chooses the winner of the 2012 Toyota Scion TC.

The varsity Lions hosted rival Santa Margarita Catholic High School in anything but a lack-luster night.

A car raffle, electrifying half-time shows, Father Damien parting the sea of students, and an epic win over the Eagles made for a night to remember.

Kyle Ingram started the game with a two-point field goal against the Eagles, while Jamal Aytes, who was fouled by Santa Margarita, made back-to-back free throws to end the first quarter.

The Lions went on to score 16 points in the second with the Eagles scoring 10.

JSerra’s half-time was a show stopper with a pep squad performance, and former Laker star Mychal Thompson drawing the winner of the 2012 Toyota Scion TC, JSerra parent James T. Also, raffled were two basketballs autographed by Thompson.

During the second half the Lions scored another 33 points to take the win over the Eagles in a 60-44 game.

Special thank you to our sponsors, Penske Toyota of Rancho Santa Margarita, COX 3, and Mychal Thompson.

Artists in Residence Hosts Children’s Book Illustrator

J.H. Everett with Author Isabel J at a book signing for Izzy and the Candy Palace

JSerra’s Artists in Residence program hosts children’s book illustrator J.H. Everett, to speak on his latest endeavor,  Izzy and the Candy Palace. The speakers series will be hosted in the JSerra Center room at 11:20 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8

Copies of the book will be available for sale and all of the proceeds will be donated to the Kid’s Cafe Program of Second Harvest.

Biography J.H. Everett

J.H. Everett is a visual storyteller, writer, and creativity expert. He holds a Ph.D in Early Modern European and World History from the University of California, Irvine.

Though he is now known for his work in children’s books, he has worked as a professional musician, composer, playwright, theater director, artist, teacher, and actor. He has created work for companies such as Christy Ottaviano/ Henry Holt Publishing, Scholastic Books, The Jim Henson Company, the MMJ Foundation, and the Los Angeles Times. He has taught students from preschool through the college level.

J.H. Everett is co-creator, with Marilyn Scott-Waters, of the illustrated middle grade nonfiction series, Haunted Histories. (Christy Ottaviano/Henry Holt Books). Everett has created concept illustrations for the Jim Henson Company, as well as concept covers for Scholastic. His illustrations have been featured in the Los Angeles Times. You can visit him at jheverett.com

 

February Lion Report Now Showing

This edition of the Lion Report features:
Lions Basketball
Spring musical auditions
Fast food fun
Mission impossible
JSerra shouts out

Click here to watch the Lion Report. 

Lions Basketball Takes on Santa Margarita and Gives Away New Car

JSerra varsity boys basketball team with head coach Joedy Gardner and Ranch Santa Margarita Mayor, Anthony Beall

Cheering fans, action packed game, and a new car? Join JSerra varsity boys basketball as they take rival Santa Margarita in the JSerra Pavilion at 7 p.m. tonight.

Don’t miss your chance to win a 2012 Toyota Scion TC, donated by Penske Toyota of Rancho Santa Margarita. Get your raffle ticket by 7 p.m. tonight and watch as former Laker, Mychal Thompson draws the winner at the half-time show.

Can’t make the game, catch all the action on COX 3 features JSerra as the game of the week.

Students earn a free dress day by inviting 500 of your closest friends to tonight’s game.

*Must 21 years or older to win 2012 Toyota Scion TC, all taxes and licensing may apply. 

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.

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JSerra Baseball Hosts First Annual Boo! Fest

Check out all the photos and entertainment from the Spooktacular scrimmage at the JSerra field from Halloween, click the photo above for more or visit JSerraCHS on Facebook, and follow @JSerraAthletics on Twitter.

See what the LA Times had to say about JSerra Baseball here.