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Arts Student Receives Recognition

Isabell Mandour
Isabell Mandour


Isabel Mansour of Laguna Beach, was named an honorable mention winner in cinematic arts by the National YoungArts Foundation, based in Miami.

Artistic achievements by Isabel, a student of the Orange County School of the Arts in Santa Ana, earned recognition alongside 757 promising young artists from 47 states in several artistic disciplines.

Winners selected by artists in a blind adjudication process can receive cash awards up to $10,000, opportunities to participate in YoungArts programs and guidance toward achieving their artistic goals.




Schools Seeks Feedback on Progress

The Laguna Beach Unified School District is seeking input from students, parents, staff and the broader community on its Local Control Accountability Plan.

The plan measures perceptions of progress towards the district’s goals for student achievement, instructional support, college and career readiness, professional development, learning environment and engagement.

The survey will take about 20 minutes to complete and will be open until Dec. 15.

To access the survey, please visit:  


Exchange Student Opportunities Await

Students 15 to 18 years old who would like the opportunity to study in Europe, Asia, North or South America, Australia or South Africa can qualify with ASSE to spend an academic year, semester or summer holiday with a host family.

Students are selected based on their academic performance, character references and a desire to experience life abroad.

More info: 800 733-2773 or visit


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