Personalized lawn signs are popping up on front lawns along the Peninsula, a visual congratulations to our senior Padres. Each senior was mailed a personalized sign to commemorate this incredible accomplishment.
The worldwide health crisis will be the defining event of this year -- and possibly this century -- but it does not define our students. We plan to spend this month celebrating the Class of 2020 and the accomplishments they achieved during their four years as Padres.
"Our students have forged ahead and achieved remarkable success on all levels, and their response to the challenges presented to them is to be honored and celebrated," said Serra President Barry Thornton, Ed.D.
Most of the seniors have made their college selections, and Serra celebrates with the students and their families. As is the case every year, the selections include every UC and California State University, as well as selective colleges and programs throughout the country. (See list HERE.)
We acknowledge seniors who have not just excelled academically, but who have truly represented Serra's mission to develop men of faith, wisdom and service--men who build community and make a difference in the world.
Serra chooses three valedictorians in a lengthy process that involves identifying the top academic scholars of the class, a written application, an advisory vote of the senior class and deliberations of the administrative leadership. We are proud that Jack Dugoni, Sriyash Erra and Paul Mansfield have achieved this unique honor. We look forward to hearing their perspectives as they speak to their brothers in the major culminating events of the year.