From Serra to space: How a Gardena grad tackled the test of a lifetime

Vol. 9 | No. 13 | June 28, 2024

On the cover: A few months ago, Junipero Serra High School senior Travis Leonard had a science project going into space and a shot at joining USC’s football team on the horizon. On Page 12, Tom Hoffarth has the story of how Leonard pulled through the test of his lifetime: the sudden loss of his father. On Page 16, Greg Hardesty introduces a Providence High School graduate on an unlikely journey to the Air Force Academy, and on Page 18, a retiring LA Catholic school librarian looks back at 43 years of getting kids excited about reading.

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