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Michele Matsuoka Credits her Community for her Positive Demeanor
4 years ago

Michele Matsuoka Credits her Community for her Positive Demeanor

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Kiwanis Student Leader

Michele Matsuoka, a 15-year-old junior at Poway High School, isn’t your stereotypically pessimistic teenager. Rather, she’s the opposite: optimistic and altruistic. A resident of the Bridlewood neighborhood, …
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Poway Kindergartner Kamden Houshan Overcomes Challenges Through Attitude
4 years ago

Poway Kindergartner Kamden Houshan Overcomes Challenges Through Attitude

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Positively Amazing

Kamden Houshan was diagnosed with a congenital giant intramedullary spinal cord schwannoma when he was just a week old. His tumor was recorded in the Neurology journal of …
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Student Star Colie Naraghi Has Been Dancing for Two Thirds of Her Life!
4 years ago

Student Star Colie Naraghi Has Been Dancing for Two Thirds of Her Life!

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Dance Darling

When she was just four years old, Colie Naraghi started to dance. “I started at the age of four to make friends,” she explained, “but as soon as …
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Ben Lou Wins Gold at the 2014 World Mathematic Team Championship in Beijing
5 years ago

Ben Lou Wins Gold at the 2014 World Mathematic Team Championship in Beijing

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Math Whiz!

For 11-year-old Ben Lou, competing in the World Math Team Championship (WMTC) in Beijing was a dream come true for many reasons, not the least of which was …
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Sophia Lucia’s Award-Winning Journey in Dance
5 years ago

Sophia Lucia’s Award-Winning Journey in Dance

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Dancing Sensation

At age 12, Sophia Lucia has had more than the average person’s fifteen minutes of fame. She’s a dancing sensation. Of numerous national dance titles, she recently won …
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Emily Kelavos Expresses Herself through Acting and Dancing
5 years ago

Emily Kelavos Expresses Herself through Acting and Dancing

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MOVIE STAR

Like many young girls her age, 8-year-old Emily Kelavos of Poway dreams of becoming a movie star. Unlike most girls her age, Emily has already been in a …
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Student Star: Barry Cunningham
5 years ago

Student Star: Barry Cunningham

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by MICHELLE TREMBLAY | photo by Zeena Gregg Photography

No Feat is Too Big for Barry Cunningham

For 20-year-old Barry Cunningham, life comes with its share of challenges. Barry has Williams …
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Poway High’s Alex Kim Scores On and Off the Field
5 years ago

Poway High’s Alex Kim Scores On and Off the Field

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The Goal

Alex Kim is on his game. The Poway High School rising senior plays competitive club and high school soccer. He is co-captain of his club’s soccer team and …
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Haley Andranovich Pursues Her Dreams in 92064
5 years ago

Haley Andranovich Pursues Her Dreams in 92064

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Dancing is more than a hobby for Haley Andranovich – it is her passion. “I’ve been dancing since I was 5 years old – I started at Jean Hart Academy …
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An Avid Adventurer
6 years ago

An Avid Adventurer

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No Adventure is Off Limits for Rebecca Waibel

Rebecca Waibel, an eleven-year-old sixth grader at Twin Peaks Middle School, is a bit like a modern-day Katniss Everdeen (the smart, physically-fit …
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