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People in the Community

Local Girl Scout Works Hard to Help Shelter Animals in Need
1 year ago

Local Girl Scout Works Hard to Help Shelter Animals in Need

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For the Love of Animals

Rancho Peñasquitos resident Reshini Umesh recently completed her Girl Scouts Silver Award. For her project she wanted to help animals in shelters who are in …
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PQ Native Cast in Leading Role in Chicago’s Hamilton
1 year ago

PQ Native Cast in Leading Role in Chicago’s Hamilton

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Passion for Performing

Rancho Peñasquitos native Arianna Afsar was recently cast as Eliza Hamilton in the Chicago production of Hamilton: An American Musical. Arianna is no stranger to the spotlight; …
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PQ Middle School Student on So You Think You Can Dance
1 year ago

PQ Middle School Student on So You Think You Can Dance

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Local Star

Black Mountain Middle School (BMMS) sixth grader Emma Hellenkamp was named the third runner-up on Season 13 of So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation (SYTYCD)
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Westview Alumni Cast in Star Wars
1 year ago

Westview Alumni Cast in Star Wars

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Westview alumna Kelly Marie Tran is the latest to join the cast of Star Wars: Episode VIII. While not much is known yet about her role, she will be appearing …
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Local Author Releases Book
1 year ago

Local Author Releases Book

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Rancho Peñasquitos resident Nina Shantel just released her new book, The High-Five Diet. Nina is a health blogger who shares diet tips, fitness advice, and healthy recipes on her website and …
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MCHS Graduate Screens Documentary
1 year ago

MCHS Graduate Screens Documentary

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Mt. Carmel High School graduate Melanie Capacia Johnson and San Marcos resident Sara Vladic will screen their documentary film USS Indianapolis: The Legacy at the GI Film Festival San Diego …
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PQ Girl Scout Publishes  Children’s Book
1 year ago

PQ Girl Scout Publishes Children’s Book

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Friends On All Ends

Rancho Peñasquitos resident Jenna Sylvia recently published a children’s book called Friends On All Ends as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award project. The book …
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PQ Student on So You Think You Can Dance, Monday, Sept. 5
1 year ago

PQ Student on So You Think You Can Dance, Monday, Sept. 5

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Rancho Peñasquitos resident Emma Hellenkamp is one of the top four finalists on this season’s So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation. She will compete against the remaining contestants on …
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Helping Park Village Elementary
1 year ago

Helping Park Village Elementary

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Local Boy Scout Sarthak Madan completed a service project at Park Village Elementary School as part of earning his Eagle rank. Sarthak learned that students were running down a particular hill at school and getting hurt, …
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Mesa Verde’s Endangered Species Club
1 year ago

Mesa Verde’s Endangered Species Club

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The Endangered Species Club (ESC) is a group of eighth grade girls attending Mesa Verde Middle School. The club started when the girls were in fifth grade, with a goal of raising …
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