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It Doesn’t Cost Anything to Be Kind
2 years ago

It Doesn’t Cost Anything to Be Kind

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Young Philanthropist

Encinitas second grader Van Vass has already become an enthusiastic philanthropist and volunteer. The seven-year-old has been searching for ways to shower kindness on others for years. Back when …
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This San Dieguito Academy Grad is Spreading Her Wings While Embracing Her Encinitas Roots
2 years ago

This San Dieguito Academy Grad is Spreading Her Wings While Embracing Her Encinitas Roots

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Planning for the Future

Haile Brant is proud to have grown up in Encinitas. “Everyone is friendly, active, and welcoming, and it’s this perfect little beach escape that’s just popular …
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Anna Lonsway Inspires Others with Her Extraordinary Selflessness
2 years ago

Anna Lonsway Inspires Others with Her Extraordinary Selflessness

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An Act of Kindness

When Anna Lonsway’s neighbor was diagnosed with Turner Syndrome – a genetic disorder that occurs in females and causes physical abnormalities and other health issues such as …
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Talented Guitarist Devon McCrea Shares His Love of Music with Others
3 years ago

Talented Guitarist Devon McCrea Shares His Love of Music with Others

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Passionate Soul

Devon McCrea has a passion for life and music that he enjoys sharing with others. This 17-year-old junior at San Dieguito Academy (SDA) is an exceptional guitarist who …
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Accomplished Surfer Natasha Slingerland Feels at Ease When She is Out on the Water
3 years ago

Accomplished Surfer Natasha Slingerland Feels at Ease When She is Out on the Water

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Soul Surfer

“Surfing is like my medicine, it makes me feel relieved when my feet hit the water,” shared 14-year-old Natasha Slingerland, who was first introduced to the activity at …
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Student Star Nathan Neumann Finds His Niche at Home and Abroad
3 years ago

Student Star Nathan Neumann Finds His Niche at Home and Abroad

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Cultural Ambassador

Drawing a long straight line west from Encinitas across the Pacific Ocean leads directly to Amakusa, Japan. Nathan Neumann traced this route last summer to visit Encinitas’s sister …
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Skye Phleger’s Passion for Surfing and for Life
3 years ago

Skye Phleger’s Passion for Surfing and for Life

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Ocean Meets Skye

When Skye Phleger was 7 years old, her dad guided her into her first waves. “The best part about surfing is that it is always different – …
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Student Star Stacy Li Shows Her Versatility in a Multitude of Endeavors
3 years ago

Student Star Stacy Li Shows Her Versatility in a Multitude of Endeavors

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Encinitas Elocutionist

Planning for the future is the biggest ‘scary unknown’ for a student. The pressure to choose can be immense. San Dieguito Academy student Stacy Li has, instead of …
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Jan Heinz Puts His Heart into Everything He Does
3 years ago

Jan Heinz Puts His Heart into Everything He Does

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Champion Cyclist

Jan Heinz, a 10-year-old Encinitas resident, isn’t afraid to push his body to the limit. An avid cyclist, last year he won third place at the Cyclocross State …
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Student Star Allen Huang is Already a Seasoned Symphonic Performer
4 years ago

Student Star Allen Huang is Already a Seasoned Symphonic Performer

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Violin Virtuoso Virtuoso: A person highly skilled in music or another artistic pursuit

When he was just five years old, Allen Huang grew tired of dancing around like a ballerina to …
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