Graduation Events and Celebrations
We understand how different graduation was this year and we know how challenging this may have been for all of you. However, we want you to know that this important milestone in your life isn't any less meaningful. While a tremendous transition, graduation has always been a time of deep reflection about where we are and where we are headed. The reflection of this year will define our lives.
Let us own it, and let us have that reflection empower us to dive deeper into what it means to be a Padre -- now, and forever.
The above slideshow includes just some of the wonderful photos that we captured at graduation. We will be sharing more photos, including students receiving their diplomas, with our senior families. stay tuned!
Serra madres Christin Lindberg and Mary Denning led the amazing Adopt a Senior program. each of the 181 seniors were adopted by members of the loving Serra Community. Each senior was celebrated in a special way!
Once a Padre, Always a Padre.
No matter where our alumni are in the world, we are fortunate that they hold the Serra brotherhood close to their hearts. While the pandemic has forced us to change our graduation ceremony traditions, it didn’t stop our community from rallying around our graduates. We are so fortunate that many of our accomplished alumni took the time to address our graduates during our ceremony. Here’s what they had to say:
NFL Quarterback Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Once a Padre, always a Padre! It's been 25 years since legendary six-time Superbowl Champion Tom Brady cruised the halls of Serra High School, but his memories of his beloved alma mater run deep. We are grateful for the great Tom Brady, who took the time to send a special message to the graduating Class of 2020!
Screenwriter, Author and Television Producer
High School Musical screenwriter, author and television producer and Serra alumni Peter Barsocchini '70 believes that 'This school rocks like no other!" and sends his heartfelt congratulations to the incredibly talented Class of 2020!
San Mateo County Manager
San Mateo County Manager Mike Callagy '80 found the time to send a shout out to the Class of 2020! We thank you, Mike, for keeping us safe and for sending your best wishes!
Michael Collopy '76, one of the most preeminent portrait photographers in history who has captured legendary images of such prominent people such as Mother Theresa, Willie Mays and Mick Jagger, sends his best to the Serra Class of 2020! Go Padres!
New York Times Best Selling Author
New York Times Best Seller Robert Dugoni '79 who has sold more than 5 million books sends wishes the Class of 2020 well!
American sports broadcaster who is currently the TV play-by-play announcer for the NBA's Golden State Warriors Bob Fitzgerald '84 has this special message to share with his fellow Padres, Class of 2020:
Retired NFL Wide Receiver Pittsburgh Steelers
NFL Hall of Famer and four-time Super Bowl Champion Lynn Swann '70 has this inspirational message to send to his Padre brothers
Priest and Serra Football Chaplain
Author of "The Four Gifts"
Our very own Serra football champion, priest and author of The Four Gifts, Father Joe Bradley '73, wants to wish the Class of 2020 some parting words. Once a Padre, Always a Padre!
Professional Baseball Player, San Francisco Giants
San Francisco Giants Hunter Bishop '16, the 10th overall pick in the 2019 Major League Draft congratulates the Serra High School Class of 2020 on their amazing accomplishments! Hit this one outta the park, Padres!
Co-Host of the Adam Corolla Show
New York Times Best Selling Author
Bryan Bishop '96 sends his fellow Padres this inspirational message.
Famous Hollywood Actor Michael Trucco '88 known for his roles in Battlestar Galactica and How I Met Your Mother, gives a shout out to the graduation Class of 2020. Action!
Assembly Speaker Pro Tem
California State Assembly
Assemblyman Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo), who serves as speaker pro tem, wished the Class of 2020 well!
VP of Alternative Programming and Specials at ABC
Scott Igoe '86, VP of alternative programming and specials at ABC and long-time music booker for the Jimmy Kimmel Show, has this message to share with his fellow Padres:
NFL Offensive Lineman, Green Bay Packers
NFL Offensive Lineman with the Green Bay Packers David Bahktiarri, who is also the No. 1 ranked left tackle in the NFL, has this message for his Serra High School Padres:
Celebrating our Class of 2020!
How fast they grow . . .
Class of 2020 Crew Awards
Proud Padre families display their graduation
lawn signs up and down the Peninsula!
Check out more on social!
Class of 2020 Senior Profiles
We are pleased to share with our community the incredible achievements, memories and special experiences that our seniors have had here at Serra. Each one of them has made their mark and we are so proud to showcase our phenomenal Padres from the Class of 2020!
Senior Journeys . . . The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.
Armed with faith, skills, leadership and critical thinking, Serra's teachers and counselors help to guide our Padres in the right direction. However, each student makes the journey their own by adding to it what they want. The real stories are those of perseverance, humility, commitment, mindfulness . . .
Below are just a few of the journeys that some of our seniors have experienced at Serra. You might be surprised to learn that many of them happened outside the classroom and off the field.