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All Hallows Academy students in La Jolla raise funds for teen fighting cancer

Jackson Wagner with his mom, Judy

For the past 10 weeks, All Hallows Academy students blanketed La Jolla streets with lemonade stands, bake sales and rainbow loom bracelet sales to raise money so that Jackson Wagner, a teenage Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma survivor, may attend the 19th annual Celebration of Champions event May 10 at Rady Children’s Hospital.

The Bishop’s School gala sports nautical theme in La Jolla to benefit students, teachers

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Silent, live and wine auctions took center stage April 12 at Anchor’s Aweigh!, the annual fundraiser for The Bishop’s School’s student financial aid and faculty professional growth programs. Guests arrived on campus to enjoy hors d’oeuvres, dinner and an after-party with dancing by Jay Sterling Music. The benefit was co-chaired by Dawn Calvetti, Alice Hayes and Margot Kerr.

SPORTS SHORTS: News from La Jolla High School VIKINGS

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La Jolla High School varsity girls basketball Head Coach David Westhem announced that his assistant coach this past season, Johnnie Horne, will be the new head coach of the Vikings for 2014-15.

Track & Field teams from Bishop’s School and La Jolla Country Day excel at Olympic Training Center meet. Coach guides Bishop’s jumpers to new heights

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Track & Field teams from two La Jolla schools — Bishop’s and La Jolla Country Day — excel at track meet held at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista. Phillip Lucas, The Bishop’s School assistant track coach in charge of jumpers, tries to impress one important thing on his young athletes: “It’s not how you start; it’s how you finish.”

La Jolla High pianist takes top honors, will perform with San Diego Symphony

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Hazel Friedman will perform the fifth piano concerto by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns with the San Diego Symphony during its 2014-2015 season.

La Jolla sisters launch pop-culture T-shirt line

There are currently four designs in the Emortal T-shirt line. Courtesy

The Velasquez sisters — Alexis and Iberia — have a passion for fashion. So much so that 14-year- old The Bishop’s School student Iberia and 23-year-old La Jolla Country Day School grad Alexis have already launched an online T-shirt company, Emortal.

Baseball: La Jolla Country Day School Torreys fall to Parker Lancers at Petco Park, 3-2

Dylan Robertson of La Jolla Country Day School exults as teammates approach him after scoring on Jaylon King’s pinch-hit single to tie the score 1-1 in the fifth inning. (Photo by Ed Piper)

With just under 3,000 fans watching at Petco Park April 8 in the inaugural game of the Coastal South League season, La Jolla Country Day coach John Edman had a fine line to walk in the bottom of the fifth inning with his Torreys down 2-1 — stay with his lefty ace, Alfonso Rivas, who had given up only one earned run to rival Parker School, or bring in righty freshman Brennan Rubin against the right-handed hitter Nate Glasser, who already had an RBI hit off Rivas.

La Jolla High School Softball: Katja Sarain, Stephanie Alvarez help keep it loose

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La Jolla High School batterymates Katja Sarain and Stephanie Alvarez pack a powerful punch for the Vikings: Sarain leads all Division IV pitchers in strikeouts, with 62 in 76 innings. Alvarez, who recently moved to catcher, is busting the softball at a robust .514 clip on 18-for-35 hitting, with 16 RBIs and a home run. The pair of three-year starters, captains of a team with a lot of newbies onboard, tries to help keep it loose.

UCSD’s Osher Institute to mark 40th anniversary at dinner gala

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC San Diego will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a by-invitation dinner Wednesday, April 30 in the Great Hall at UCSD’s International Center.

Burning Red Gala draws La Jolla High School Foundation supporters

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“Burning Red” was the theme of The Foundation of La Jolla High School’s annual fundraising gala, which took place March 22, 2014 at Green Acre on Campus Point in University City. Merriment at the Burning Red Gala Bash included food, drinks, auctions and dancing to music by The Jones Revival band.

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