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Class Notes

Class Notes

Schools Honor Their Own Elizabeth Phillips was selected as the Laguna Beach school district’s classified employee of the year, says a district announcement. Phillips, a Thurston Middle School health clerk, wears other hats as well, as a campus supervisor and typist. “My favorite part of working with Elizabeth is when she graciously multi-tasks a variety […]

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 Sister Act Leads the Way

Sister Act Leads the Way

Much has been and will continue to be written and said about the 2014 Laguna Beach High School girls’ water polo team. And after all the tournament victories, historic wins, record scoring and just plain old-fashioned dominance, they have more than lived up to the considerable hype. But through it all, this once-in-a-generation collection of […]

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Under 10s Already Making a Splash

Under 10s Already Making a Splash

Laguna Beach’s 10 under co-ed water polo team won silver at the KAP7 International tournament on Feb. 15–16. The Laguna Beach kids played valiantly against Foothill Club Water Polo,  but lost the final game to Foothill  8 – 14.  Coaches Albie Beeler and Rob Carver were proud of their team, and feel that the hard […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

Boys Win League Champs   Laguna Seeded Sixth in D-4AA Playoffs Breakers entered the 2014 playoffs the highest ranked public school in the division and opened play this past Wednesday hosting Don Bosco at Dugger Gym. Should the seeding hold, Breakers (21-5, 10-0) will face No. 11 Whittier Christian on Friday, Feb. 21, and third-ranked […]

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 Seniors Set the Bar High for Future Squads

Seniors Set the Bar High for Future Squads

If Laguna Beach High boys’ basketball team was able to beat Don Bosco on Wednesday in the first round of CIF post season play, they will meet either Templeton or Whittier Christian (La Habra) on Friday night, Feb. 21 for a chance to equal the 2007 Breakers for most wins by a Bret Fleming-coached team […]

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School Principal Pursues Encore Career

School Principal Pursues Encore Career

Ron La Motte, Top of the World Elementary School’s long-time principal, will retire in June after 27 years in the district, though he’s not about to quit his profession. La Motte said he’s starting an “encore career” as director of the master’s program at Irvine’s Concordia University where he will fulfill a desire to assist […]

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Exchange Student Visits Laguna’s Newest Sibling

Exchange Student Visits Laguna’s Newest Sibling

Selected for his excellent leadership and impressive work in fine art, Laguna College of Art and Design senior Christopher Ybarra, 21, was the first exchange student selected and sponsored by the Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association. Ybarra spent 10 days in San Jose del Cabo, where he met the mayor, learned of the active art […]

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New Tech Chief Hired

New Tech Chief Hired

Also Schoolpower fundraising earns ‘A’ grades Drawing from applicants nationwide who went through several rounds of interviews before a district-wide panel, school board members unanimously approved hiring a new technology director Tuesday who is currently employed at Saddleback Valley Unified School District. Michael Morrison, a technology specialist at the south country district since 1996 and […]

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Savoring a Season of Change

Savoring a Season of Change

By Robert Campbell Like most of her teammates at Laguna Beach High, Cara Borkovec grew up playing water polo. Now she’s a senior co-captain of arguably the best high school water polo team in the country. But Borkovec is not your typical southern California girl. In fact, she’s from Oak Park, Ill., just east of […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

Girls Soccer (12-5-3, 7-1-1) Janie Crawford drilled a pass by Paige Vitolo to give Laguna an early lead over Calvary Chapel at home this past Monday and the Breakers held on for a 1-0 victory, their sixth in a row. The win clinched the Orange Coast League title for the Breakers, only their second league […]

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Finding a Key to Unlock the Ivory Tower

Finding a Key to Unlock the Ivory Tower

Technical classes, traditionally geared for students uninterested in college, are taking a new direction lately.  College-bound students from Laguna Beach High School make up half of the enrollment in trade-school like courses offered by San Juan Capistrano’s South Coast Regional Occupational Program. Students say it gives them a needed edge. ROP courses were traditionally geared […]

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LBHS Athletes Win College Scholarships

LBHS Athletes Win College Scholarships

Four Laguna Beach High School seniors, Cara Borkovec, Preston GrandPre, Anya Miller
and Jack Wyett, received scholarships to continue their athletic pursuits in college, the school district announced Wednesday. “These student athletes represent the best of the best at Laguna Beach High School,” said Athletic Director Mike Churchill. “They have excelled on the field of competition […]

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Class Notes

Class Notes

  Laguna Native Shines in the Midwest Bella Carracino, an elementary education major and a resident of Laguna Beach, is on Dean’s List for the fall semester of the 2013-2014 academic year at Butler University in Indianapolis.  Art Lessons Celebrate Whale Season As part of environmental artist Wyland’s partnership with Dana Wharf, children 3-12 who […]

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Sweet Shooting Siblings Set the Same Record

Sweet Shooting Siblings Set the Same Record

It doesn’t matter whether the subject is boys basketball or girls. If the question is “who owns the Laguna Beach High School record for most 3-pointers made in a single season?” The answer is Lewis. As in Brandon and Alexandra. Brandon set the boys mark of 85 in 2012, and his sister Alex just last […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

Laguna Sets League Win Streak Boys Basketball (17-5, 6-0) Breakers continue to roll through the Orange Coast League smashing a 60-year old school record for consecutive league wins and ran the current string to 19last Friday, Jan. 31, with a 76-42 rout of Estancia at the Eagles gym. Noah Blanton scored 23 while Josh Adams […]