Servite Key Club helps 58 families in Africa!

The Servite Key Club worked with the organization Operation of Hope last year to raise supplies and money for families with children affected with cleft lips. Since meeting Jennifer Trubenbach, Director of OPOH, and sending the supplies to Africa, 58 families in Africa were gifted with much needed materials such as blankets, hats, socks, toys, etc. Upon arrival from Africa, Operation of Hope contacted the Servite Key Club and shared the following photos with them. Take a look at how much of an impact our students make on the world!

 

Tommy Orosco places first in the OC fair Painting Contest

Former Servite Student, Tommy Orosco ’98, was featured in the OC Register after placing first in the OC fair Professional Painting Acrylics category. “I accomplished one of my artistic goals this summer” said Orosco. The OC register stated “”Tommy Orosco’s acrylic paintings are high-powered, punked out, and allegorical.” At Servite, Tommy took Mrs. VanMetre’s art class and strived to do what he had a passion for; Servite is proud to see all his hard work pay off.

For for pictures be sure to check out his website by clicking here.

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Rex Band to Perform at Servite High School!

The Rex Band is a catholic contemporary band which will be performing at Servite this Saturday, July 6th from 6:00pm-8:30pm, Seating for the concert begins at 5:30pm. This is a great way to hear the band that has traveled around the world and performed Live at World Youth Day! Don’t miss out on this Diocese of Orange sponsored Event. Click the link below to learn more about Rex Band or purchase your tickets in advance on Rex Band’s website: www.rexbandsocal.org

RexRex Band Flyer (click here)

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Servite’s Connection to the College World Series

Savage FamilyJohn Savage, Servite parent to Jack ’15 and Ryan ’17, led the UCLA Bruins Baseball Team to their first ever NCAA Title Tuesday when they completed the sweep of Mississippi State to win the College World Series (CWS). Jack, Ryan and the rest of the Savage family were in attendance to help celebrate this historic accomplishment.

“This championship means everything. This is for all of the Bruins. All of the Bruin baseball players and all of the guys who were here before I was and set the tone. I’m just so proud of the program and our coaches and players and everybody involved. We’re a family and we did it together,” said Savage according to UCLABruins.com.

This trip to the CWS marked the third time Savage and his Bruins took the field in Omaha (2010, 2012, 2013). In their first ever trip, UCLA made it to the championship round but fell to South Carolina in straight games. In 2013, the outcome was more favorable as the Bruins won the CWS defeating MSU 3-1 and 8-0.  The Bruins are just the third team in history to finish a perfect 10-0 in postseason play, outscoring opponents 44-14.

“I think that’s why you can call us champions. It was a tough road. We had a difficult Pac-12 conference; we finished third behind Oregon and Oregon State, two very good teams. We had a very difficult regional with Cal Poly, San Diego and San Diego State. Then we went to Fullerton, who I thought was the best team in the country and to our credit we played ‘em and we played ‘em tough. We came out of that with two wins. So I think that was an indicator,” said Savage on their road to Omaha according to UCLABruins.com.

In nine seasons as the Bruins head coach, Savage led the team to seven Regionals, four Super Regionals and three College World Series appearances.  Under Savage’s leadership, UCLA has gone 324-224 overall, making postseason appearances in seven of the last eight seasons and winning back-to-back conference titles in 2011 and 2012.

Savage has also found great success in recruiting, with 65 players from his program being drafted; seven of those joining the major league ranks including Brandon Crawford of the San Francisco Giants.

Prior to taking over at UCLA, Savage spent time with the UCI, USC, University of Nevada and US National Team programs. In his three years as head coach at UCI, Savage saw the Anteaters to their first-ever appearance in the Division I tournament. With the Trojans, Savage served as pitching coach and recruiting coordinator fostering major league talent including two-time World Series Champion, Barry Zito.

Congratulations Coach Savage!

(Photo Credit: Jack Savage)

2013 PLC Summit

Every year the Priory Leadership Council attends the annual Summit in Crestline, CA. The summit is a time where everyone in PLC, Trinity Corp, PAL, and HSK come together to brainstorm and come up with effective ways to impact the school. Students stay in cabins with their respective Priory/Committee/Group for the week and attend workshops “Leadership Lessons” led by the different adult rectors. Rectors are responsible for monitoring the growth of the students and ensuring that they are working to their fullest potential. The slideshow below was created by the Communications Committee at the summit. The 2013-2014 Priory Leadership Council is ready to impress the community, please like the “Servite Priory” Facebook page for more updates.

 

 

JV Academic Decathlon Team Represents Servite At Orange County Academic Decathlon

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Servite’s JV Academic Decathlon team took home plenty of hardware at the Orange County Academic Decathlon awards ceremony at Valencia High School on June 4, 2013. In addition to hauling in 15 individual medals, the team itself earned a fifth place award in Division II for the Super Quiz portion of the competition. Super Quiz is a live competition, structured in a similar way to the popular JEOPARDY! program. This year’s JV squad was coached by 2013 graduates Alex Topete and Marc Hepps, as well as junior Sang Woon ‘Ben’ Lee. JV Decathlon pits freshmen and sophomores against each other from more than 30 schools across Orange County. Friar sophomores Ross Yu, Luke Perez, Jon Stewart, Nathan Ong, Matt Hendrickson, Jonathan Kavner, and Garrett Clough joined freshmen Francisco Alvarez, Brandon Martinez, and Luke Fahmy to comprise Servite’s team. Congratulations, decathletes!
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The competition involved the study of seven academic areas, plus essay writing, prepared speeches, and Super Quiz, all focused on the topic of Russia. Together with upperclassmen next year, these men will focus on the new theme, World War I. The novel they will read over the summer break is Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises.
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