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Superstar Sammie Dorfan Is Passionate about Protecting the Environment
3 weeks 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 
3 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
5 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
7 months 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
9 months 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
12 months 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
1 year 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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Nithya Krishnamurthy Has Founded Clubs that Suit Her Charitable Passions
1 year ago

Nithya Krishnamurthy Has Founded Clubs that Suit Her Charitable Passions

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Committed Club Founder

Some students volunteer merely to beef up their college applications or to fulfill their required high school community service hours, but 15-year-old Carmel Valley resident Nithya Krishnamurthy …
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Melanie is Passionate About Academics, Performing, and Supporting House Rabbit Society
1 year ago

Melanie is Passionate About Academics, Performing, and Supporting House Rabbit Society

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Commencing Forward

Melanie Limas An, a Carmel Valley resident and freshman at Canyon Crest Academy, is beginning her high school journey with excellent credentials. First and foremost, thanks to her …
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Sarah Brown is a Senior with a Passion for Computer Programming
2 years ago

Sarah Brown is a Senior with a Passion for Computer Programming

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An Amazing Programmer

Sarah Brown may seem like a typical Torrey Pines High School senior who enjoys the usual teenage girl pastimes. For example, she revealed, “I love all things …
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