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LHBS Students Earn ROP Recognition

LBHS students Dylan Augenstein and Marlena Becker earned awards this week from the South Coast Regional Occupational Program. Photos by Dawn Hunnicut.
LBHS students Dylan Augenstein and Marlena Becker earned awards this week from the South Coast Regional Occupational Program. Photos by Dawn Hunnicut.

Laguna Beach High School students Dylan Augenstein and Marlena Becker were singled out among 11 others as this year’s top students of the South Coast Regional Occupational Program.

More than 350 people celebrated the achievements of students from each career major and special award categories at the San Juan Hills High School Theatre during a program Tuesday.

The program offers students of seven high schools the chance to enroll in more than 50 career and technical courses, based at various south-county campuses. A panel of judges interviewed the 64 top-student student nominees and a select group of 11 received additional recognition and scholarship awards.

Marlena, a Career Pathway Award Winner, won in arts and design. Dylan was selected as one of two overall distinguished students.

LBHS nominees, from left: Lor Scott,  Natasha Keces, Taya Thomas, Mary Emma Meyer, Lili Cook, Ashleigh Mason, Marlena Becker, Alexandra Lewis, Michael Wogulis (bottom left), Dylan Augenstein and Tanner Flagstad (Gabriela Carey not pictured).
LBHS nominees, from left: Lor Scott, Natasha Keces, Taya Thomas, Mary Emma Meyer, Lili Cook, Ashleigh Mason, Marlena Becker, Alexandra Lewis, Michael Wogulis (bottom left), Dylan Augenstein and Tanner Flagstad (Gabriela Carey not pictured).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top of the World Loses Longtime Educators

The Community Learning Center at Top of the World School has announced the upcoming retirement of both of its lead teachers, Laia Hanson and Cheryl Beehan.

All CLC alumni are invited to attend a retirement party honoring the commitment of the long-time educators from 2-5 p.m. on Wednesday May 13 at the home of Donna Piskun, 3251 Crestwood Circle. For more information contact: [email protected].

Replacement teachers are still being sought.

Local Casts Off for Saipan

Gunnar Burns
Gunnar Burns

Gunnar Burns, 22, a longtime Laguna Beach surfer, has been deployed to the southwest Pacific island of Saipan aboard the U.S.N.S. Charlton, part of the Military Sealift Command that supports U.S. Navy ships.

Burns, who attended Anneliese School and El Morro Elementary in Laguna Beach, graduated from Dana Hills High in 2010. Burns attended Saddleback College before joining the United States Merchant Marine in 2013.

 

 

Clean Up Starts at Home

Members of the volleyball team at St. Margaret’s Episcopal School in San Juan Capistrano decided to make a point of reducing waste during their matches and tournaments and support the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach along the way.

Team members placed recycle boxes and bags behind the team benches for recycling water bottles, which will be dropped at recycling centers and proceeds donated to PMMC at the end of the season, said team mom Becky Visconti, of Laguna Beach.

 

 

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