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

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

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A Piano Phenomenom

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
4 months 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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Teens Promote Early Testing to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest
7 months ago

Teens Promote Early Testing to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest

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Heart-Healthy Futures

Ryan Poe and Jacob Li, a senior and junior at Torrey Pines High School, respectively, are friends who were both diagnosed with a heart condition known as Wolff-Parkinson-White …
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Stephen Yang Makes an Impact Across the Globe
9 months ago

Stephen Yang Makes an Impact Across the Globe

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Youth Leader

Stephen Yang, a senior at Canyon Crest Academy, has the leadership, generous spirit, and overall gumption to create a positive difference in the world. Much of his service-minded …
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Student Star Bella Silberstein Lives Life With Compassion
11 months ago

Student Star Bella Silberstein Lives Life With Compassion

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Young Philanthropist

Many children today take their lifestyle for granted. Not Bella Silberstein. For the past two years on her birthday, Bella has asked her friends and family to make a …
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Rachana Madhukara Promotes the Richness of Mathematics
1 year 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
1 year 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 
1 year 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
2 years 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 
2 years 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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