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Athletic scholarships to debut for La Jolla’s UCSD Tritons

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This fall will be the first time in UC San Diego history that the campus will offer prospective high-merit student-athletes athletic scholarships significant enough to help cover tuition and educational costs.

Three La Jollans earn Girl Scout Gold Awards

Lolo Frager, Lilly Grossman and Sydney Moses were among the 44 Girl Scout Gold Award winners in San Diego county this year. Courtesy Photos

2014 La Jolla High School graduates Sydney Moses and Lolo Frager, and senior Lilly Grossman, were among the 44 young women who received Girl Scout Gold Awards during a June 8 ceremony at Jacobs Qualcomm Hall in Sorrento Valley.

Fifth-graders reach for the stars at La Jolla’s Bird Rock Elementary

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The fifth-grade class of 2014 at Bird Rock Elementary recently completed the annual fifth-grade gift to the school. Some 90 students and teachers worked on a mural to enhance the auditorium with the theme, “Reach for the Stars.”

Vikings Victorious: La Jolla High School graduates its Class of 2014

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340 seniors graduated from La Jolla High School amid cheers from family, friends and school staff on June 12, 2014 at Gene Edwards Stadium on campus. Congratulations to the Class of 2014!

Top of the Class: La Jolla High School sends off 340 grads June 12

Class salutatorian Priyanka Nanayakkara (center) is flanked by co-valedictorians Danielle Collins and Allen Cao.

Congratulations to the 340 seniors in La Jolla High School’s Class of 2014! Here are some stats on the bright, young minds about to enter the adult world.

True Champions: La Jolla High School football team raises cash, prowess for equipment

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La Jolla High School football team proved to be champions at many feats — including races, basketball shooting and weight lifting — during the Night of Champions fundraiser May 17, 2014. Held at the school, 750 Nautilus St., student-athletes tested their strength through bench presses, deadlifts, shoulder lifts and tricep presses; their focus with different slam dunk and three-point basketball shooting contests; their speed with sprint races and relay races; and their hunger with a pie-eating contest, all to raise money for football equipment. Parents and friends, as well as the new cheerleading squad, encouraged them from the stands.

Who stole Ms. Thiele’s snake? La Jolla Elementary (bubble) gumshoes solve ‘crime’ at school

Arielle Bark tests blood samples and determines whether it clots to figure out what blood type it is.

It’s elementary my dear Watson … La Jolla Elementary School. More than 70 students gathered for a CSI workshop May 28 to help solve the mystery of who stole the librarian’s snake.

‘Wreckage’ reminds La Jolla High students of drunk driving danger

This car was on the La Jolla High School campus for about a week to remind students about the dangers of drunk driving. Ashley Mackin

To cooincide with prom and graduation time, students at La Jolla High School got a very real reminder of the dangers of drinking and driving last week.

Parents, AT&T clash over proposed park cell tower in La Jolla

Parents of Torrey Pines Elementary School students fill the auditorium to learn more about a proposed AT&T cell tower at the adjacent Cliffridge Park. Ashley Mackin

A meeting was held at Torrey Pines Elementary School May 27 for parents and AT&T representatives to come together and discuss the proposed 30-foot AT&T cell tower at Cliffridge Park.

Gillispie School converting home to science building

Renovations to this early 20th century home on Fay Avenue began last month. The Gillispie School, which purchased the property last year, will convert it to a classroom for science instruction.  Pat Sherman

Structure poised to receive historic nod from city.

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