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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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Drew Schmidt Is Drawn to Sports, Music, and the Del Sol Lifestyle
2 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
2 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
2 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
3 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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Timothy Saunders Finds Success in Sports and School
3 years ago

Timothy Saunders Finds Success in Sports and School

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All-Star Student

For Timothy Saunders – a senior at Torrey Pines High School – athleticism is practically part of his DNA. His father – by whom Timothy is inspired – …
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Bade Peralta Expands His Creativity Through Writing
3 years ago

Bade Peralta Expands His Creativity Through Writing

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Aspiring Author

A sense of place is important to Bade Peralta, raised here in Solana Beach. Whether he’s writing stories, enjoying his senior year, or volunteering in the library, his …
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The Heine Brothers Help the Impoverished Citizens of the World
3 years ago

The Heine Brothers Help the Impoverished Citizens of the World

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Humanitarian Brothers

When you talk to the average tween-aged boy who lives in Del Mar Heights, he’d probably be concerned with such issues as the ocean’s swell, Clash of Clans …
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