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Cecilia Pessoa Prevails by Thinking Outside the Box
2 months ago

Cecilia Pessoa Prevails by Thinking Outside the Box

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Thinking Differently

Cecilia Pessoa, who is 12 years old and lives in Del Mar, is eager to start seventh grade at Earl Warren Middle School. She wasn’t always feeling this …
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Nick Wallace Brings Joy and Laughter to Hospitalized Children
4 months ago

Nick Wallace Brings Joy and Laughter to Hospitalized Children

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Nick’s Picks

Making a difference in the lives of children and bringing them joy is Nick Wallace’s passion. Nick has biliary artresia, a pediatric liver disease, and in 2013, he …
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The Girl Scouts Program Has Helped Zoe Antonoff Discover Her Strengths and Passion
7 months ago

The Girl Scouts Program Has Helped Zoe Antonoff Discover Her Strengths and Passion

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Girl Power

Fifteen-year-old Zoe Antonoff is a senior at Canyon Crest Academy. “My favorite school subject is art, because it’s fun to get creative once in awhile!” exclaimed Zoe, who …
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Roman Shenkiryk’s Success Transcends Across Athletics and Academics
8 months ago

Roman Shenkiryk’s Success Transcends Across Athletics and Academics

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Making His Mark

A senior at Canyon Crest Academy (CCA), Del Mar’s Roman Shenkiryk excels as a student and tennis champion. “The entire student body is committed to academic excellence, which …
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Seventh Grader Julian Feder Is Passionate About Pursuing Acting
11 months ago

Seventh Grader Julian Feder Is Passionate About Pursuing Acting

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A Class Act

Julian Feder caught the acting bug at just six years old. “I saw one of my schoolmate’s pictures in an advertisement on a bus,” recalled Julian. “I …
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Jonathan Foster Makes a Splash With Soulful Boards 
1 year ago

Jonathan Foster Makes a Splash With Soulful Boards 

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The Business of Bodysurfing 

Sixteen-year-old bodysurfing enthusiast and Del Mar resident Jonathan Foster combined his passion with his designing and entrepreneurial skills to create a budding business called Soulful Boards. …
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Rayna Higuchi Helps Bring Together Student Athletes at Canyon Crest Academy
1 year ago

Rayna Higuchi Helps Bring Together Student Athletes at Canyon Crest Academy

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Sports, Spirit, and Support

For Rayna Higuchi, recent high school graduate and member of Canyon Crest Academy’s (CCA) Student Athlete Council, bringing together student athletes was all in a day’s …
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Student Star Anne McLean Smith Loves Life in Del Mar
1 year ago

Student Star Anne McLean Smith Loves Life in Del Mar

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Endless Creativity

Del Mar Heights fifth grader Anne McLean Smith’s favorite thing to do is to write. It’s no wonder that literature studies is her best subject. “I like to …
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Torrey Pines High Senior Louisa Nickerson Places Her Passion in All the Right Places
2 years ago

Torrey Pines High Senior Louisa Nickerson Places Her Passion in All the Right Places

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Scanning the Horizon

People who make positive impacts inspire Louisa Nickerson. She’s a senior at Torrey Pines High School and is active in her school, church, and community. Louisa’s biggest …
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Liana Merk Wants to Change the World for the Better
2 years ago

Liana Merk Wants to Change the World for the Better

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Science-Savvy Scholar

Liana Merk, a science-savvy Solana Beach junior at Canyon Crest Academy, wants to change the world for the better. She asserted, “My biggest motivation is to strive to …
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