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Rachana Madhukara Promotes the Richness of Mathematics
2 weeks ago

Rachana Madhukara Promotes the Richness of Mathematics

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Math Maven

Rachana Madhukara, a 15-year-old sophomore at Canyon Crest Academy, has entered the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair for the past three years with wonderful results. In …
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Superstar Student Amy Yan Is Passionate About Helping Others See
3 months ago

Superstar Student Amy Yan Is Passionate About Helping Others See

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20/20

16-year-old Amy Yan is a remarkable young lady. Last year, she founded a charity called Glasses for All, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that collects donated eyeglasses and then distributes …
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Andrew Kuang Strives to Make a Difference By Applying the Scientific Method 
5 months ago

Andrew Kuang Strives to Make a Difference By Applying the Scientific Method 

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Finding New Solutions

When Andrew Kuang decided to participate in the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair (GSDSEF), which took place in March of 2017 at the Balboa Park Activity …
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Superstar Sammie Dorfan Is Passionate about Protecting the Environment
7 months ago

Superstar Sammie Dorfan Is Passionate about Protecting the Environment

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Environmental Trailblazer

Seventeen-year-old Sammie Dorfan and her family have lived in Carmel Valley for the past six years. “We live in the Torrey Hills community, near Sage Canyon Park,” shared Sammie, …
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Alina Pollner Wants to Make an Impact on the World With Her Love of Science 
10 months ago

Alina Pollner Wants to Make an Impact on the World With Her Love of Science 

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Discovering Purpose

Alina Pollner is a freshman at Canyon Crest Academy and is passionate about both science and math. “I love the feeling of discovering something new, or working hard …
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Ayana Johnson Is Talented, Compassionate, and Dedicated to Giving Back
12 months ago

Ayana Johnson Is Talented, Compassionate, and Dedicated to Giving Back

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Warmhearted Wunderkind

At just 11 years old, Ayana Johnson has already dedicated an impressive amount of time and energy to making a difference in the lives of others. A sixth grader …
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Local Student Isaiah Granet and the San Diego Chill Take to the Ice for a Great Cause
1 year ago

Local Student Isaiah Granet and the San Diego Chill Take to the Ice for a Great Cause

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Ice and Inspiration

Isaiah Granet, the founder of the San Diego Chill nonprofit, is passionate about hockey and wants others to experience the same exhilaration he feels when he’s out …
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Julia Camilleri Leads Canyon Crest Academy’s Creative Writing Club
1 year ago

Julia Camilleri Leads Canyon Crest Academy’s Creative Writing Club

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Creative Outlet

As an incoming senior at Canyon Crest Academy (CCA), Julia Camilleri is no stranger to leadership and hard work. At the beginning of her sophomore year, she became president …
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Student Star Jacqueline Fisher Encourages Peers to Express Themselves
2 years ago

Student Star Jacqueline Fisher Encourages Peers to Express Themselves

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Being Individualistic

Like many other teenagers, Jacqueline Fisher went through a period in her life where she felt uncertain about who she was. But unlike some, she decided to speak …
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Student Star Emily Kogan Blends a  Passion for Science With a Love of the Arts  and Community Involvement
2 years ago

Student Star Emily Kogan Blends a Passion for Science With a Love of the Arts and Community Involvement

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Trying to Find Balance

At 11, Emily Kogan moved from New Jersey to Carmel Valley. Her favorite thing about the area is its proximity to everything. A sophomore at CCA, …
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