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List of 10 news stories.

  • Torreys in the News

    Jeff Hutzler, athletic director
    Within the first three weeks of The San Diego Union Tribune (UT) honoring Athletes of the Week this new school year, LJCDS students have been featured all three weeks. Congratulations! That is remarkable considering there are tens of thousands of student-athletes from 130 high schools in the CIF San Diego section.

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  • Summertime Experiential Education

    Jennifer Fogarty, assistant director of marketing and communications
    Several students in the Upper School immersed themselves in experiential education opportunities this summer. From riding water buffaloes in Vietnam to feeding alligators and building homes in New Orleans to holding sharks and snorkeling in the Pacific Ocean, students created memories that will last a lifetime.
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  • Swim 24Challenge

    Jennifer Fogarty, assistant director of marketing and communications
    The LJCDS Men’s Water Polo Team participated in Swim 24Challenge on August 26–27, a 24-hour team relay event for swimmers of all abilities to raise money for drowning prevention. This is the fourth year that the team has helped our community by participating in the fundraising event that takes place at the UC San Diego Canyonview Aquatic Complex. Over 200 swimmers raised over $100K. The LJCDS team raised $1575 so far.

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  • LJCDS Mentioned in National News

    Communications
    NBC 5 Chicago reached out to Upper School Science Department Chair Susan Domanico, Ph.D., for information about LJCDS’ collaboration with the Virtual Reality (VR) Club at UC San Diego. Dr. Domanico has two neuroscience classes that have benefited from experiencing VR when the UCSD VR Club brought two HTC Vive headsets to class for a demo.

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  • Congratulations, Ms. Bial!

    Communications
    Head of School Gary Krahn, Ph.D., presented Ginny Bial, fourth-grade teacher, with the 2017 BAK’D Apple Award on June 14 during the final faculty and staff meeting.

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  • Artist Chosen for Summer Exhibition

    Communications
    Congratulations to Darpa Anireddy ’19 who was selected to exhibit her artwork titled, Self-Portrait: In Fragments, with the National Art Honor Society (NAHS)/National Junior Art Honor Society (NJAHS) this summer. Every year, the National Art Education Association (NAEA) holds a juried exhibition for student artwork. This year, they received 767 submissions and 60 works have been selected for display in the NAEA Studio & Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia.

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  • Emperor Science Award Winner

    Upper School Science Department Chair Susan Domanico, Ph.D.
    Congratulations to Anna Harrison ’18 who was selected as an Emperor Science Award Winner for her passionate essay detailing the need to find a cure for cancer.

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  • Congratulations, Class of 2017!

    Jennifer Fogarty, assistant director of marketing and communications
    We proudly congratulate the 116 graduates of the class of 2017 who are inspiring greatness for a better world.

    This year’s class included 22 peer leaders, 24 Cum Laude inductees, a National Merit Scholar, a U.S. Presidential Scholar, a record number of lifers (29), and exceptional scholars, artists and athletes of character. They logged nearly 10,000 hours of community service around the globe over the past four years and received more than 540 college acceptances worldwide.

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  • Ready to Make a Difference in the World

    Head of School Gary Krahn, Ph.D.
    We could not be more proud of the 116 scholars, artists and athletes of character in the class of 2017. As our graduates walked across the stage of the Amphitheater on Friday, June 2, they graduated from La Jolla Country Day School with the ability to handle complexity, diversity of thought and change. Their experiences within the classroom have varied, but they have all developed a sense of social responsibility along with both intellectual and practical skills.

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  • National Merit Scholarship Winner

    Communications
    Congratulations to Arielle Algaze ’17 who was one of 2,500 students selected for a $2,500 scholarship from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. She was chosen from more than 15,000 finalists nationwide. Scholarship winners are the finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills and potential for success in college studies. Scholars may use their awards at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university. The number of winners from each state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the nation’s graduating high school seniors with 318 winners in California.

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