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Because Kindness counts: La Jolla High School teens launch club with compassion

Kindness Counts club members Summer Broekema, Madeleine Garay, Talia Chalhoub, Sophia Bourne, Andrea Albanez and Julia Albanez. Courtesy Photos

A group of students at La Jolla High School are hoping for a more peaceful and kind new year. Through their club, Kindness Counts, they say they wish to set off a chain reaction of kindness and change the social climate at the school over time.

Boys Basketball: La Jolla High School drops season opener at Kearny High, 61-48


La Jolla High School Vikings’ boys basketball team shares the ball on offense and plays tough man-to-man defense at the other end of the court. The only difficulty in the season opener at Kearny High on Dec. 2, 2013 was that they didn’t demonstrate much effectiveness in either department, dropping a 61-48 decision to the Kearny Komets.

Girls Basketball: La Jolla Country Day School edges Vista Murrieta High in cliffhanger, 57-55

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La Jolla Country Day School’s Lady Torreys regained their focus after blowing an early 15-point lead, just in time to capture a 57-55 victory over Vista Murrieta High in the second round of Country Day’s own Sweet 16 Basketball Invitational.

La Jolla High’s Lady Vikings varsity tennis ends successful season

La Jolla High School Girls Varsity Tennis: Front: Chloe Kuo, Whitney Francis, Leah Stern, Creekstar Allan and Emily Kuo. Back: Taylor Mohrhardt, Colleen Mellinger, Kaitlin Wheeler, Kathleen Steel, Sydney Moses, Kylee Hum, Audrey Oates and Lisa Shih. Courtesy Photo

The La Jolla High girl’s varsity tennis team’s record of 17-6 for the season placed them No. 1 in the Western League. They were seated second place in Division 3 for team CIFs and made it to the third round where they narrowly lost, 8-10, to The Bishop’s School.

National Geographic photographer speaks at La Jolla’s Bishop’s School

Documentary photographer Allison Wright.

Alison Wright, a documentary photographer at National Geographic, spoke at The Bishop’s School’s Endowed Leadership Lecture Series assembly Dec. 2.

Football: La Jolla High School falls to Monte Vista despite third-quarter comeback in CIF Semifinals

La Jolla High School Vikings running back Reid Martin (21) grinds out yardage with Monte Vista High School Monarchs linebacker Ryan Shields trying to impede his progress in the CIF semifinal game, Nov. 29, 2013. (Photo by Ed Piper)

It looked like La Jolla High School had lightning in a bottle that had worked before. But the La Jolla Vikings’ tried-and-true third-quarter comeback in the football CIF Semifinals didn’t last, as they fell at Monte Vista High School, 41-24.

Christmas Tree Lighting party brings out The Bishop’s School families in La Jolla

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The Bishop’s School hosted a Christmas Tree Lighting Party on its quad for the La Jolla community. Families gathered to hear carols by The Bishop’s Singers, Christmas messages from Chaplain Brian Fidler and Head of School Aimeeclaire Roche, and enjoy holiday treats. There was also a collection of gift cards donated to teens from the St. Vincent de Paul Society, a moment of silence to mark the passing of South African President Nelson Mandela, and a surprise visit from Santa Claus.

Bishop’s School water polo downs La Jolla High in CIF semifinals

La Jolla High’s Isiah Porter (10) takes aim on the goal against James Maysent (8) of Bishop’s. Porter wasn’t able to score on the play as the Vikings fell 9-6. (Photo by Ed Piper)

By the time the long line of ticket-buying fans waiting outside La Jolla’s Coggan pool got into the CIF Division III boys water polo semifinal match Nov. 20, 2013 and took a seat, The Bishop’s School Knights had already built up what turned out to be an insurmountable 5-1 lead over rival La Jolla High Vikings and the game was already basically decided. The Knights went on to win, 9-6.

Cheerleading captains shine a light for La Jolla Country Day School; excelling in sports and academics

La Jolla Country Day School’s varsity cheer squad for fall 2013. Front row: Tannah Boyd, Lindsay Gatto, Charlotte Scurlock, Sarah Wermers, Maddi Weinstein and Molly Feher. Middle row: Remy Eggers, Liz Chachas, Marina Romero, Captains Hadiyah Muhammad and Jenne Ratto-Murray, Brittany Williams and Mayra Nunez. Back row: Miggy Gomez, Ryan Mehregany and Brendon Grepo. Not pictured: Alexandra Foster, Leah Gans, Lizzie Martel and Nikita Wollerman. (Photo by Ed Piper)

Senior varsity cheer captains, Hadiyah Muhammad and Jenne Ratto-Murray, are stars in the La Jolla Country Day School constellation. Both seniors pursue cheer, sports and/or a job outside of school besides holding down full scholastic loads in the classroom. The pair, though very different in interests and goals for the future, demonstrate poise, leadership and industriousness in their varied high school schedules.

Breaking news: Memorial Service planned Saturday for former La Jolla High School Principal, Jim Tarvin

Jim Tarvin, La Jolla High School’s principal from 1984-1996 and Muirlands Middle School’s principal from 1980-1984, lost his battle with cancer Dec. 14, 2013.

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