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Youngster Honored by John Hopkins

James Dunne, a Laguna Beach 8-year-old, was honored at a ceremony for academically advanced children sponsored by the John Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth. Jimmy was recognized for his exceptional performance on a rigorous, above-grade-level test, says a statement...

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...

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...

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...

Schools Foundation Praises Crevier’s Gifts

The Laguna Beach High School Scholarship Foundation named Donnie Crevier the 2015 donor honoree at its annual Honors Convocation held Friday, June 5, when more than $350,000 was awarded to deserving seniors. A Laguna native, Crevier is well known for his generosity to local...

The View From the Top

Laguna Beach High School student James Fast’s fascination with economics and politics led him to invite U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher as a guest speaker to his AP government class. Fast and his classmates participated in the 14-week Capitol Hill Challenge, where they invested a...

LBHS Competes In Annual Solar Cup

The Laguna Beach High School Solar Cup Team recently competed alongside 41 teams in the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s 13th annual Solar Cup. The LBHS team took second place in both the sprint and endurance races and first place for their public service...

Educators Receive Grants to Support Artistic Expression

The Festival of Arts Foundation recently awarded grants to enrich visual, musical and performing arts education in public schools and organizations that support artistic expression. The Boys & Girls Club received $8,000 to support the club’s art studio, where members explore...

Culinary Entrepreneurs Open Pop Up Restaurant

Austin January and Noah Rosen, 17-year old juniors in the culinary arts and hospitality conservatory of the Orange County School of the Arts in Santa Ana, are seeing their dream realized in a “pop-up” restaurant they call Class kitchen. The pop up trend allows young chefs without...

SchoolPower Treats Supporters to an Ocean View

The Pacific Ocean provided the backdrop for SchoolPower’s recent annual business appreciation party, hosted by The Deck and Pacific Edge Hotel. Supporters of SchoolPower, Laguna Beach’s non-profit education foundation, dined on food prepared by Chef Rainer Schwarz and...

Class Notes

Baccalaureate Service Set for Sunday A baccalaureate service for the Laguna Beach High School graduating class begins at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 7, at Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave. Graduating seniors along with their friends and families are invited to attend this...

A Drive That Does Double Duty

Top of the World fifth graders who held a food drive at local grocery stores earlier this month collected 2,700 pounds of food for the Laguna Food Pantry. Students elected to create a class service project as they prepare to move up to Thurston Middle School. They asked shoppers...