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List of 10 news stories.

  • 2017 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists and Commended Students

    Communications
    Congratulations to LJCDS students who have been named Semifinalists and Commended Students in the the National Merit Scholarship Program. Semifinalists Arielle Algaze, Helen Day and Posy Stoller, all class of 2017, will continue in the competition for 7,500 scholarships worth $33 million available in the spring. Approximately one-third of the 50,000 high scorers qualify as semifinalists.

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  • Battle for the Golden Triangle

    Communications
    Just a mile down Genesee Avenue is a new rival to the LJCDS varsity football team, the University City High School (UCHS) Centurions. September 16 marked the inaugural “Battle for the Golden Triangle” game with the Torreys winning 51-12.

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  • Civic Engagement Advisory

    Communications
    On Tuesday, September 13, the senior class welcomed guest speaker Barbara Bry P’00 during advisory. Bry is the first high-tech entrepreneur to be a candidate for the San Diego City Council. She spoke about the role the city council plays as the legislative branch of government for the city and how local government decisions may have an impact on students’ lives.

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  • Faculty Spotlight: Jean Ah Lee Inspires Greatness

    Communications
    La Jolla Country Day School exists to inspire greatness for a better world. Our promise reinforces our commitment to developing a culture and community of faculty, staff, students and families who believe in something bigger than themselves. Below, Upper School mathematics teacher and surf coach Jean Ah Lee speaks to how she inspires greatness for a better world.


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  • Go Torrey Mock Trial! (Part 1: Beach Ballers)

    Upper School History and Social Science Teacher Dan Norland
    As the sun rose over LJCDS on the morning of Saturday, October 29, 18 members of the Torrey Mock Trial team gathered in the school’s parking lot. Some 36 hours later they returned, exhausted but inspired, after competing in a tournament in Irvine with 24 of the top mock trial teams in California. The name of this tournament, the Beach Ball (sponsored by Stand Up Mock Trial), belied its intensity, as the competition was friendly yet fierce.
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  • International Manufacturing Technology Show Field Trip

    Communications
    On September 11, eight students from the Upper School design and innovation course embarked to Chicago to attend the International Manufacturing Technology Show—one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world, featuring more than 2,000 exhibiting companies and over 115,000 attendees.

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  • Mock Presidential Debate

    Jonathan Shulman
    The AP United States Government class presented a mock presidential debate on October 24 for Middle School students and October 28 to Upper Schoolers. Students played the roles of major party candidates Hillary Clinton (Natalie Boyer ’17) and Donald Trump (Alfredo Covarrubias ’17) as well as Libertarian Gary Johnson (Remy Reya ’17), Green Party candidate Jill Stein (Gabby Stryker ’17), and independent candidate Evan McMullin (Landon Nutt ’17).
     
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  • Museum of Photographic Arts 2016 Youth Exhibition

    Communications
    Congratulations to LJCDS students, Abby Ausmus ’18, Savannah Magallon ’16, Ishaq Muhammad ’18 and Brynn Shaffer ’18, who were selected for the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) student exhibition. The museum had a record 473 photographic artwork submissions this year and only 105 were selected for the Animals Among Us exhibition.

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  • Pedal for the Cause

    Upper School English, History and Social Science Teacher Deborah Shaul
    Imagine the outfield at Petco Park covered in tents, stationery bicycles, water stations, and a vast array of healthy foodstuffs. In the very spot where batters take their warm up swings, there were tents, couches and massage tables. On home plate? An information booth and a water station. A party? Very much so, and this one was the culmination of a weekend-long fundraiser for cancer research.


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  • Southern California Regional Champions

    Communications
    Congratulations to our varsity football team who defeated El Monte Arroyo High School 63-42 on Saturday, December 10 to become the Division 5A Southern California Regional Champions. This is the first time that LJCDS has been part of a state football postseason game.

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