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It’s a Wrap on Class of ‘15

Dane Olson and Tyler Alter ALL-CIF Laguna received two players on the 43rd Annual All-CIF squad announced on June 22. Senior outside hitter Dane Olson and junior middle/opposite Tyler Alter were selected to the 13-player list joining the 66 past Laguna players to receive the...

Graduates

Seniors Award Their Young Champion Laguna Beach High School student Diana Shirley received a $1,000 scholarship from the Laguna Beach Seniors. The grant was funded by Table Top Treasures, recycled treasures sold at bargain prices on Monday mornings at The Susi Q. The pop-up...

Local Rider Brings Home the Blue

Local Lori Savit won first place in the San Juan Capistrano Dressage Society Show riding Atticus in the Training 1 class on Friday, June 19. Atticus is owned by Maureen Hall. Savit began training in dressage in 2013 after years as an occasional trail rider. She founded Laguna...

Class Notes

Locals Now BU Grads Five Laguna Beach residents graduated from Boston University in May. Alexander Wheeler received his bachelor of arts in economics Lia Berger received her bachelor of science in communication. Morgan Myers received her bachelor of arts in chemistry and...

Students Honor LBHS Anniversary

Students began a collaboration to create an artwork marking the 80th anniversary of Laguna Beach High School last year. It was up to this year’s students in the ceramics class of Somer Selway and those enrolled in Scott Wittkop’s ROP multimedia design class to finalize the...

Boys Award Scholarships at LBHS Convocation

Graduating Laguna Beach High School seniors Grant Barton and Makena Collins were each awarded a scholarship of $1,250 by 10 Boys Who Care, eighth-grade friends who fund raise money to grant scholarships. After reading 20 essays from applicants, the group chose Grant and Makena...

Pandas Serve as a Furry Textbook

Third grade teacher Tamara Wong picked up a passion for pandas as a child. A book report about the animals she completed in third grade started her fascination and resulted in her life-long advocacy for the endangered species, says a school district announcement. As an El Morro...

Swim Team Awards:

3D – Dedication, Determination, Desire; Harper Dix, Nolan Del Toro. Most Improved: Kyla Whitelock; Luc Durand, Jack Dodson. Character: Kirra Nash, Max Morgan Captains: Erik Juliusson, Cade Baldridge, Nolan Del Toro; Haley Evans, Kirra Nash. MVP: Erik Juliusson, Cameron...

Alumni Selected in Baseball Draft

Chris Paul ’11 and Keaton Jones ’11 were both selected in Major League Baseball’s annual amateur draft held June 8-10, the first Laguna Beach High School alumni selected since 1992. The MBL draft has been held every June since 1965 with over 1,200 players selected each year, but...

Girls Water Polo Update

Junior Aria Fischer, a member of the USA Junior Pan Am water polo team, will participate in the Junior Pan Am Championships July 8-15 at the Riverside Aquatics Center. Team USA will be facing Mexico, Puerto Rico, Brazil and Canada. Breaker’s varsity Coach Ethan Damato is the USA...

Thurston Surf Team Collects Medals

This past weekend, Thurston Middle School’s surf team took second place in the National Scholastic Surfing Association national championships at Salt Creek in Dana Point, which drew surfers from as far away as Hawaii. Five Thurston surfers made finals. Boys shortboard finalists...

Cyclists Promote Getting in Gear

The Laguna Canyon Riders will participate in the 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, Over the Hump race at Irvine Lake and invites newcomers to their Saturday Ride Day, which begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Big Bend parking lot. The riders promote hiking and mountain biking while aiding in the...

And the Winners Are….

The Laguna Beach High School Scholarship Foundation gave away more than $360,000 in the form of 126 scholarships to 115 students from the Class of 2015 at its annual Honors Convocation held Friday, June 5. Below are award recipients: Moe Money: Anya Gourley, $1,000. 2015...