On October 5, 1987, a young man by the name of Alberto Aldana began working as part of the Maintenance team at Junipero Serra High School. Today, October 5, 2017, Mr. Aldana celebrates having worked for 30 years at Serra High School. He has seen a lot during the past 30 years that he has served, as he became and has remained a fixture at the school.
Around the same time that he started at Serra, Mr. Aldana planted a tiny tree in the courtyard behind the faculty lounge. Many looked skeptically at the little sprout of a tree that Mr. Aldana planted. "No one thought the tree would live. They joked around that it was going to die. I believed that the tree would live, and look at it now," Mr. Aldana said. Yes, indeed, look at it now. The tree Mr. Aldana is pictured with is that very same tree.
Like the tree, Mr. Aldana has developed strong roots here at Serra. He is known as a loyal, fun-loving employee. He exemplifies through his work what it means to be a Cavalier. He has for 30 years humbly served the Serra community, always having as his top priority the safety and security of everyone in it. We celebrate you and hope you work here for many years to come, Mr. Aldana.