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Susan Lee Sets Herself Apart on the Stage
2 weeks ago

Susan Lee Sets Herself Apart on the Stage

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Passion for Performance

On April 19, Susan Lee will be the featured soloist performing Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 at the Jacobs Music Center’s Copley Symphony Hall. Even …
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Brian Ko Earns Accolades and Travels the World
2 months ago

Brian Ko Earns Accolades and Travels the World

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Phenomenal Fencer

Considering that 16-year-old Brian Ko has only been living in the United States for five years since moving to Carmel Valley with his family from his …
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Zoë Salinas Is a World Champion Golfer
5 months ago

Zoë Salinas Is a World Champion Golfer

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Golf Glory

Who knew that sibling rivalry could result in such a success story? Back when she was just a little girl, Zoë Salinas felt a strong pang of …
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Wesley Zhang Heads to South Korea to Compete in International Linguistics Olympiad
7 months ago

Wesley Zhang Heads to South Korea to Compete in International Linguistics Olympiad

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Student Scholar

To say that Canyon Crest Academy senior Wesley Zhang is an academic standout is an understatement. He recently earned a spot on Team USA to compete in the …
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Sofia Keyes Makes a Positive Impact Through Entrepreneurship
9 months ago

Sofia Keyes Makes a Positive Impact Through Entrepreneurship

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Keyes to Freedom

Carmel Valley’s Sofia Keyes was shocked and horrified when she learned that millions of men, women, and children around the world are exploited by the human …
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Andrew Vu Shines Across the Spectrums: Musical, Academic, Athletic, and Service
11 months ago

Andrew Vu Shines Across the Spectrums: Musical, Academic, Athletic, and Service

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Quadruple Threat

When Andrew Vu was only four years old, he began formal classical piano lessons. “However, my interest in music was rooted much earlier in my toddler years as …
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Chase Anichini Empowers Others Through Her Anti-Bullying Book and Performances
1 year ago

Chase Anichini Empowers Others Through Her Anti-Bullying Book and Performances

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Warrior for Peace

When Chase Anichini was in second grade, she was bullied by several classmates. Chase turned to her parents for help, and together they developed a strategy to …
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Jordi Bertrán: Student, Engineer, Athlete, and Actor
1 year ago

Jordi Bertrán: Student, Engineer, Athlete, and Actor

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Pushing the Limits

High school senior Jordi Bertrán is a true renaissance man. Jordi, age 16, is currently a senior at Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad. His interests and talents …
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With a Passion for Music and Art, Anne Liu Dreams of Inspiring Others
2 years ago

With a Passion for Music and Art, Anne Liu Dreams of Inspiring Others

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A Piano Phenomenon

Sixteen-year-old Anne Liu was introduced to the piano at a very young age. “I think I was around two years old at the time,” she recalled, “fascinated …
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Surfer Ari Engel Makes a Name For Himself in Local Waters
2 years ago

Surfer Ari Engel Makes a Name For Himself in Local Waters

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Catching Waves

Torrey Pines High School freshman Ari Engel can most often be found in the ocean searching for the perfect wave. Ari has been surfing since he was nine …
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