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Brandon Saldivar Shines as a Nationally Recognized Actor
2 months ago

Brandon Saldivar Shines as a Nationally Recognized Actor

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Taking the Stage

When Brandon Saldivar first began acting nearly five years ago, he knew that the stage was where he belonged. “In July 2012, I took a summer camp …
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Ke’ana Reyes Is Committed to Personal Growth and Serving Her Community
4 months ago

Ke’ana Reyes Is Committed to Personal Growth and Serving Her Community

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Always Rising Above

Ke’ana Reyes’ success story does not follow the typical trajectory. This 92129 Student Star rises above the crowd not only for her accomplishments but for what she …
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Student Star Valentine Cahill-Arklay Helps the Homeless in PQ Through Care Kits
6 months ago

Student Star Valentine Cahill-Arklay Helps the Homeless in PQ Through Care Kits

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Handing Out Kindness

Valentine Cahill-Arklay, almost 11 years old, has lived in Rancho Peñasquitos her entire life. Her parents moved to America from Australia in 2001. Valentine loves living in …
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Jennifer Chen Inspires Others Through Her Music
8 months ago

Jennifer Chen Inspires Others Through Her Music

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Violin Virtuoso

Jennifer Chen is not only a proud Rancho Peñasquitos resident and recent Westview High School graduate but also an accomplished violinist who happily shares her love for music …
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Gianna Wright Learns Skills for Life on the Water 
1 year ago

Gianna Wright Learns Skills for Life on the Water 

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Heart of the Sport

The opportunity to row a boat may not seem like a life-changing experience, but for student star Gianna Wright, rowing has come to …
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On the Stage or On the Field, Alyssa Walker Feels Right at Home
1 year ago

On the Stage or On the Field, Alyssa Walker Feels Right at Home

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Sixteen and Singing Strong

Sixteen-year-old student star Alyssa Walker is as at home on a soccer field as she is on a stage. This Rancho Peñasquitos resident has found her …
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Matthew Makepeace Works Hard in School and in the Pool
1 year ago

Matthew Makepeace Works Hard in School and in the Pool

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Swimming for Success

It’s hard to believe that skilled swimmer Matthew Makepeace didn’t know how to swim until the age of eight. “I went to multiple rounds of swim lessons …
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Since Age Six, High School Senior Lydia Panton Has Been Passionate About Playing Violin
2 years ago

Since Age Six, High School Senior Lydia Panton Has Been Passionate About Playing Violin

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Strings of Passion

Lydia Panton, a PQ native and senior at Mt. Carmel High School, grew up loving music. She plays violin in the school’s orchestra, performing in the productions …
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Student Star Riley Conway Plays to the Beat of His Own Drums
2 years ago

Student Star Riley Conway Plays to the Beat of His Own Drums

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Rhythm in Rancho Peñasquitos

“Since before I could walk,” Rancho Peñasquitos resident Riley Conway remembered, “I would hold anything resembling a drumstick – crochet hooks, pencils, combs – and air …
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For Senior Annelise Morgan, Nothing Can Stop Her Drive
2 years ago

For Senior Annelise Morgan, Nothing Can Stop Her Drive

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A Problem-Solver

Annelise Morgan is a National AP Scholar with a 4.41 GPA at Mt. Carmel High School, and she’s looking forward to her future. She asserted, “I greatly enjoy …
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