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Kira Stanley Doesn’t Let Setbacks Stop Her from Remaining Positive
3 months ago

Kira Stanley Doesn’t Let Setbacks Stop Her from Remaining Positive

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Embracing the Positive

Kira Stanley had been living the life of a typical Encinitas teenager by attending La Costa Canyon High School, surfing the local waves, and working at …
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Bennet Berlin Wins Citizenship Award from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
9 months ago

Bennet Berlin Wins Citizenship Award from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

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Award Winning Leader

Bennet Berlin, a senior at the Grauer School in Encinitas, recently earned the Citizenship Award for Leadership and scholarship money from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society …
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Mary Loedel Succeeds in Jump Roping and Community Service
11 months ago

Mary Loedel Succeeds in Jump Roping and Community Service

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Art and Movement

San Dieguito sophomore Mary Loedel has lived in Leucadia her entire life, and has accumulated a long list of involvements and accomplishments in that time. “My favorite …
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Encinitas Student Star Sydney Weaber Is Tearing Up the Turf at La Costa Canyon High School
1 year ago

Encinitas Student Star Sydney Weaber Is Tearing Up the Turf at La Costa Canyon High School

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Pushing Her Limits

Sydney Weaber has been playing soccer since the age of four but, interestingly enough, had never had an interest in running. After listening to the morning announcements …
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Student Star Arielle Lacob Shares Her Lifetime Love of Animals
1 year ago

Student Star Arielle Lacob Shares Her Lifetime Love of Animals

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Saving Horses

A lifetime Olivenhain resident, Arielle Lacob just graduated from La Costa Canyon High School. She loves her area in Encinitas for two reasons: the diversity of landscapes and …
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Mika celebi Spyropoulos Successfully Conquers Anything She Encounters
1 year ago

Mika celebi Spyropoulos Successfully Conquers Anything She Encounters

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Lifelong Adventurer

Nine-year-old Mika Celebi Spyropoulos is grateful to be raised in Old Encinitas. She commented, “I have a lot of great friends in my neighborhood and in my school. …
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Merrick Hanna Is Making Waves and Dancing His Way to Stardom
2 years ago

Merrick Hanna Is Making Waves and Dancing His Way to Stardom

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Going with the Flow

Merrick Hanna started dancing when he was nine years old after being inspired by the dance crew Jabbawockeez. “I’ve been obsessed with robots since I was …
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From Sports to Socializing, the Wendel Sisters Enjoy Spending Their Time Together
2 years ago

From Sports to Socializing, the Wendel Sisters Enjoy Spending Their Time Together

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Superstar Sisters

Although the Wendel sisters, Megan and Rose, are five years apart in age, they are very close. The reason, perhaps, is that they share many similar interests. For …
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Sissy Sugarman Lends Her Talents to Helping Endangered Farm Animals 
2 years ago

Sissy Sugarman Lends Her Talents to Helping Endangered Farm Animals 

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Fearless & Capable

Sissy Sugarman is a 15-year-old animal breeder whose Olivenhain family farm is the perfect setting for raising endangered livestock breeds and practicing sustainability. The home-schooled aspiring veterinarian …
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Basketball Star Matthew Naimark Won’t Let Anything Bring Him Down
2 years ago

Basketball Star Matthew Naimark Won’t Let Anything Bring Him Down

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Playing with Perseverance

About two years ago, Matthew Naimark’s parents noticed he was drinking an excessive amount of water during one of his basketball tournaments. The reason, they soon found …
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