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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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Encinitas Student Devin Berry Encourages Others Not to Rush Their Dreams 
2 years ago

Encinitas Student Devin Berry Encourages Others Not to Rush Their Dreams 

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Joy in the Journey

“I feel that if you are not 100 percent sure on where you want to go or what you want to do, just take some more …
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Shovik Sarkar Serves the San Diego Community and Far Beyond
3 years ago

Shovik Sarkar Serves the San Diego Community and Far Beyond

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Top Tutor

What began as a summer youth ambassador position with San Diego’s International Rescue Committee in 2013 has led to much more for 17-year-old Shovik Sarkar. Today, Shovik has …
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Owen Duvall Represented the USA while Playing Rugby Internationally
3 years ago

Owen Duvall Represented the USA while Playing Rugby Internationally

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All-American Athlete

Owen Duvall is a 17-year-old senior at Cathedral Catholic High School who adores living in a seaside community. He proclaimed, “My favorite thing about Encinitas is its proximity …
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Dylan Hadley’s Camera Captures the Ocean’s Dazzling Moments
3 years ago

Dylan Hadley’s Camera Captures the Ocean’s Dazzling Moments

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Through Dylan’s Lens

In and near the ocean is where Dylan Hadley would rather be when he’s not in class at La Costa Canyon High School. This is Dylan’s senior …
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It Doesn’t Cost Anything to Be Kind
3 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
3 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
4 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
4 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
4 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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