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DAR Recognizes Graduates

DAR Recognizes Graduates

Jackson McKay Pries is the winner of the DAR American History Scholarship for Laguna Beach High School. The organization also honored a score of other students at an awards program this past Thursday at at Laguna Presbyterian Church’s Tankersley Hall. Counselors and teachers selected Jackson for the award because of his passion for American history […]

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Raising the Bar for Cheerleaders

Raising the Bar for Cheerleaders

LBHS varsity cheer came away with top honors at La Habra’s NRG competition on May 4, winning a five-foot tall grand champion trophy in the all stars and high school division, as well as placing first place in the varsity novice division and winning a spirit stick for “awesome attitude.” This was their second competitive […]

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Still Settling Into an Outsize Role

Still Settling Into an Outsize Role

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy   Heading into her show’s final weekend, Haley Castuera has only so much time left finding out who Dolly is. “I find something new about her each night, each performance,” explains Castuera, 18, a Laguna Beach High School senior. “It’ll be my final chance.” The entire course of the […]

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Team Shows its Gratitude to Pavilions

Team Shows its Gratitude to Pavilions

Editor, The Laguna Beach High School girls water polo team is honoring Pavilions for their commitment to our school and particularly the girls water polo program. Pavilions market has contributed much needed monies through eScrip and the 10% Back To Schools program. The players, coaches and parents of the LBHS girls water polo program feel […]

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Two Winning High School Coaches Resign

Two Winning High School Coaches Resign

By Jennifer Erickson and Frank Aronoff | LB Indy After leading Laguna Beach High School’s football team during its two most successful seasons ever, Coach Mike Churchill turned in his resignation,effective Friday, Dec. 7, the school district announced Tuesday. In a second high-profile retirement, the longtime girls’ volleyball coach Lance Stewart, also announced his resignation. […]

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Class Notes: Students Score Collecting Soccer Gear

Class Notes: Students Score Collecting Soccer Gear

LBHS juniors Rory Saunders and Chris Tellez are asking parents and students to start spring cleaning early by donating old soccer jerseys and other gear at collection boxes in Laguna skills by Friday, Dec 21. The boys established Score 4 the Poor as a community service project two years ago and have collected over 1,000 […]

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Students Reap Awards in Arts Competition

Students Reap Awards in Arts Competition

Eight Laguna Beach High School students were announced as division winners of the school’s annual PTA “Reflections” arts contest and will advance to the regional level of this national competition: they are Karina Parker for dance choreography; filmmaker Austin Fickman; Molly McMillen and Moorea Howson in literature; Blake Allard for musical composition, photographer Anika Larsen; […]

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Where Character Matters on Campus

Where Character Matters on Campus

As part of national bullying prevention month, Laguna Beach schools hosted character-building programs in October that encouraged students to be kind and exhibit good character. At the two elementary schools, lunchtime activities featured guest speakers who reinforced ways kindness and respect can be extended to individuals, the environment and the world. Top of the World […]

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Small Town Memories

Small Town Memories

By Natalie Hills   I watched the City Council candidates on TV. Mr. Whalen talked about how hard it is to raise kids in Laguna, keep them positively engaged at school, because of the party scene. To show how much he cares about teen drinking, Whalen supports the proposed Social Host Ordinance (SHO), which the police […]

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MACY Awards Co-Founder Lee Childress Dies at Age 95

MACY Awards Co-Founder Lee Childress Dies at Age 95

Lee Childress, who with her husband John co-founded the coveted Music Arts Commendation for Youth Awards known as MACYs, died on Sept. 21 at Mission Hospital. She was an inspiration and role model for high school students, visiting at least three musical theater productions throughout Orange County per week. She dispensed encouragement, advice and plenty […]

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Can’t Dodge This!

Can’t Dodge This!

The hard-hitting fun of SchoolPower’s wildly popular community event returns to the LBHS gyms on Oct. 17 with Dodgeball III. Tournament registration opens Sept. 17 so round up a team and be part of Laguna’s most entertaining sports event of the year. In SchoolPower’s spin on the schoolyard classic, champions are named from three divisions: […]

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The Charlotte Report

The Charlotte Report

Finding Locals in Unlikely Places By Madeline Knutson, Special to the Independent Day 3 of the Democratic National Convention filled with stress, excitement, and pure American patriotism. I was not in possession of a credential to enter the arena due to the venue change. The venue had changed because of extreme weather conditions. However, my luck […]

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Smitten by a Passion for Politics

Smitten by a Passion for Politics

By Madeline Knutson, Special to the Independent Tonight I attended the first night of the Democratic National Convention, which definitely did not disappoint! I heard from many different speakers on issues crucial to the campaign, such as equal pay, the right to choose, and the necessity of universal health care. There were a few standouts […]

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Grads Focus on the Horizon

Grads Focus on the Horizon

By Justin Swanson, Special to the Independent Laguna Beach High School’s graduating class of 2012 reveled in their commencement, where some 239 students met the end of their high school careers. The air last Thursday, June 21, in the Festival of Arts’ Irvine Bowl was jocular if not occasionally sentimental as student and teacher speakers […]

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Futbol Club Wins National Cup

Futbol Club Wins National Cup

LBHS sophomore Taylor Davidson, top row third from the right, with the West Coast Futbol Club that won the Cal South National Cup on May 20. The club competes Monday, June 18, in the Far West Regional Championship in Phoenix. Taylor played on the varsity LBHS team for the past two seasons.