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Student Stars

Rayna Higuchi Helps Bring Together Student Athletes at Canyon Crest Academy
2 years 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
2 years 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
3 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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Drew Schmidt Is Drawn to Sports, Music, and the Del Sol Lifestyle
3 years ago

Drew Schmidt Is Drawn to Sports, Music, and the Del Sol Lifestyle

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The Lucky Life

To label Drew Schmidt as an athlete or a musician would not quite do this young man justice. Drew’s interests and abilities show just how diverse, talented, …
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Intelligent, Passionate, and Humble – This Recent Grad is a Superstar Student
3 years ago

Intelligent, Passionate, and Humble – This Recent Grad is a Superstar Student

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Natalie Brooks – a recent graduate from The Grauer School in Encinitas – is looking forward to attending Reed College in the fall. “I’m going to be majoring in English …
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Del Mar Student Star Holly Bernard is an Award-Winning Volunteer
3 years ago

Del Mar Student Star Holly Bernard is an Award-Winning Volunteer

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Perfect Philanthropy

When Holly Bernard was in seventh grade she and her mom joined the National Charity League (NCL) as a mother-daughter team. NCL combines teams and provides them with …
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Talented Jolie Hoyle Hopes to Make a Career Out of Her Passion for Dance
3 years ago

Talented Jolie Hoyle Hopes to Make a Career Out of Her Passion for Dance

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Dancing From the Heart

Del Mar resident Jolie Hoyle is the oldest in her family of five girls. “My parents had four of us in five years!” exclaimed Jolie. And …
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Solana Beach Student Star Sam Ray Plays Hard, Works Hard, and Draws Inspiration from Those Around Him
3 years ago

Solana Beach Student Star Sam Ray Plays Hard, Works Hard, and Draws Inspiration from Those Around Him

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Ray of Light

When Sam Ray was young, his father encouraged him to play all sports, and “even though I was the worst player on my team my first year,” …
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Alyson Tharp is a Performer at Heart
4 years ago

Alyson Tharp is a Performer at Heart

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Singing Sensation

Alyson Tharp, a 16-year-old Solana Beach junior at Canyon Crest Academy (CCA), is a performer at heart. Whether performing as an actress in community theatre productions, as a …
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