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List of 10 news stories.

  • Emperor Science Award Winners 2018

    Jennifer Fogarty, communications content manager
    Congratulations to Madison Held ’19 and Sameeran Das ’19 who were selected as award recipients of the Emperor Science Award program hosted by PBS and Stand Up To Cancer. The program is designed to empower high school students to become the next generation of scientists as they explore careers in cancer research and care through a unique mentoring opportunity.

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  • Faculty Spotlight: Robert Wagner

    Rachel Baxter, digital media and design coordinator
    La Jolla Country Day School exists to inspire greatness for a better world. We are committed to developing a culture and community of faculty, staff and students who believe in something bigger than themselves. Below, performing arts teacher Robert Wagner speaks to how he inspires greatness for a better world.
     
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  • Raúl the Third Visits LJCDS

    Rafael Eaton, Middle School librarian
    During the first week of March, LJCDS had the pleasure of welcoming the 2017 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award recipient, Raúl Gonzalez, aka Raúl The Third, illustrator of the Lowriders in Space series.

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  • French Week

    Jennifer Fogarty, communications content manager
    March is le mois de la Francophonie, the official month of Francophonie, a global event that celebrates the richness and diversity of the French language and culture. Middle and Upper Schoolers celebrated the week of March 12 with food, games and music.

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  • Upper School Winter Athletic Awards

    Jennifer Fogarty, communications content manager
    Upper School student-athletes and coaches gathered in the Amphitheater on Tuesday, March 6 to celebrate the winter season athletes and teams. Coaches from ice hockey, soccer and basketball programs spoke about their seasons and award-winning athletes.
     
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  • Behind the Curtain

    Jennifer Fogarty, communications content manager
    It’s 6 a.m. on a Saturday and while most teenagers might be sleeping, LJCDS students in technical theater are busy cutting plywood, drilling set pieces together and painting doors in preparation for the Upper School musical, Anything Goes, (running March 8–10). In fact, these students have been building the set, mapping out lighting and testing sound for two months, even during the break over President’s Day weekend, free periods, after school and the weekends.

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  • Lessons Learned From This Football Season

    Jeff Hutzler, director of athletics
    The championship games of the 2017-2018 college football and NFL seasons were extremely exciting and fun to watch. The games have quickly become a part of sports legend. In the University of Alabama vs. University of Georgia game, a freshman backup quarterback came off the bench at halftime to lead Alabama to a comeback win over Georgia. And a backup quarterback was selected MVP of the Super Bowl after leading the Philadelphia Eagles to a 41-33 upset over the seemingly unbeatable New England Patriots. 

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  • Cum Laude Society Inductees 2018

    Jennifer Fogarty, communications content manager
    Congratulations to the new inductees of the Cum Laude Society. On Friday, February 23, 23 new members were ceremoniously inducted during the annual ceremony in the Amphitheater. 

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  • LJCDS Making Headlines

    Jennifer Fogarty, communications content manager
    Below is a roundup of stories in the media featuring members of the La Jolla Country Day School community.
     
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  • Alumni Return for Career Day

    Katie Sigeti ’06, alumni relations manager
    Friday, February 9 saw six alumni return to campus for Career Day, a longtime tradition in which the senior class has the opportunity to learn about various career paths from fellow Torreys. This year’s speakers, John Tessmer ’85, David Jay ’93, Nikki (McIntyre) Blackman ’97, Derek Zemen ’03, Tommy Morris ’08 and Armando Yee ’08 each spoke at assembly in front of the Upper School, including some of their former teachers and mentors.

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