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List of 10 news stories.

  • Science, Technology and Spain

    Spanish teacher Jaquelin Dutson
    Spanish IV students recently connected via Skype with Juan Pablo Esquivel, Ph.D., a research scientist at the Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona, located on the campus of the Autonomous University of Barcelona in Bellaterra, Spain. He spoke with students about the role of science and innovation, his experience as an international researcher and his current role at the National Microelectronics Center in Catalonia, Spain.

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  • Go Torrey Mock Trial! (Part 2: Menlo and Behold)

    Upper School History and Social Science Teacher Dan Norland
    Devoted readers with photographic memories will recall that Part 1 of this series, “Beach Ballers,” closed with a quote from Skyler Kelley-Duval ’19, a tenth grader by day and ace attorney by night: “I truly feel like a part of this team and I can’t wait until the Menlo tournament!” In January, Skyler’s wait came to an end, as the Torrey Mock Trial team journeyed north to compete as one of 16 teams in what the tournament organizers described as “the strongest mock trial field ever assembled in California.”

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  • Q&A with Upper School Entrepreneur Joyce Hsieh

    Communications
    With more than $2 million in sales, Joyce Hsieh ’17, the founder and CEO of a fashion e-commerce website, is not your typical student. An online celebrity in her own way, Hsieh gained a following on Instagram with 29K followers and 73K YouTube subscribers. What started as a hobby bedazzling phone cases when she was 13 years old has grown into an international online store complete with trendy sunglasses, jewelry, sweaters and graphic T-shirts, which she designs on an iPad and prints at home. Below she chats with Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications Jennifer Fogarty. 

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  • Congrats, Turing League Champions Torrey Techies!

    Upper School Science teacher Susan Domanico, Ph.D.
    Congratulations to the Upper School robotics team, the Torrey Techies, who became Turing League Champions on Sunday, February 5 at Mater Dei High School in Chula Vista. Students wrapped up their qualification season with a big win in the Turing League for FIRST Tech Challenge. The team competed in three tournaments since early December, coming into Sunday's competition with two wins and one third place finish. This last competition was critical for advancing, and the team was ready.

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  • Using Advancing Technology to Preserve the Past

    Communications
    On Tuesday, January 31, the entire freshman class and students in computer science, robotics and AP World History visited the Center for Cyber-Archaeology & Sustainability (CCAS) at UC San Diego Qualcomm Institute. As stated on their website, “cyber-archaeology is “the marriage of archaeology, computer science, engineering, and the natural sciences,” which provides “21st-century solutions to safeguard the past for future generations.”
     
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  • A Trip to Remember

    Communications
    More than 70 students and faculty members traveled to D.C. from January 17-22 to witness the inauguration. While on the trip, students also attended oral arguments at the Supreme Court, met with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Senator Elizabeth Warren, visited museums and national monuments, and some participated in the Women’s March.

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  • 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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