News about students from La Jolla


— Four La Jolla High School Science Team and Physics students each earned a $1,000 scholarship in a contest sponsored by the The San Diego Air & Space Museum and Ford Motor Company Fund. Students were asked to portray one change or action that could be made in our everyday lives that would result in making the world a greener place.

Shauna Jellison and Maya Lakshman won for their artwork entries. Students Ulysse Carion and Joshua Marsters won for their video entries. Only four $1000 prizes were awarded in all of San Diego County and all four were earned by LJHS Students.

The students and two guest attended the Air & Space Museum gala on Nov. 5, where they received their awards.

— The La Jolla Science Team competed in the recent Walk on Water Competition at Southwestern College.

Team Bauhaus, consisting of pilot Howe Cui, and members Ian Trahan, Sarah Herrmann, Emily Dinnerman and Milan Halgren took the lead while completing the course within 28 seconds in the first round, and 23 seconds in the finals. This was Cui’s second year on a winning team.

Team Lusitania, consisting of pilots Winn Cui and Allen Cao, and members Zachary Ye and Belton Zhong, vied for second place against Mark Twain High’s Team Phoenix;

they were less than a second apart. Although the judges had difficulty timing Team Lusitania, they completed the course within 34 seconds in the first round with pilot Winn

Cui and then whittled that time down to 27 seconds with Allen Cao piloting during finals.

— Two local residents were named to the Dean’s list for Spring 2011 semester at The Johns Hopkins University. To be selected for this honor, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale in a program of at least 14 credits with at least 12 graded credits.

They are:

• Michael Brown, son of Cory Brown and Lorna Alksne. He attended La Jolla High School and is majoring in mechanical engineering.

• Matthew Mulligan, son of Michael and Barbara Mulligan, majored in economics and graduated in May 2011. He attended La Jolla Country Day School.