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LBHS MUN team receives prestigious Award of Excellence for Outstanding Research and Preparation

Laguna Beach High School’s (LBHS) Model United Nations team was recognized with an Award of Excellence for Outstanding Research and Preparation at the National High School Model United Nations (NHSMUN) conference, which is held annually in New York City. This year, the conference welcomed 2,000 delegates from 25 countries, including 28 students from LBHS who were tasked with representing the point of view of Ireland.

Established in 1975, NHSMUN is the world’s largest, most diverse, and most prestigious Model UN conference for secondary school students. Long recognized for having the best substantive program on the MUN circuit, NHSMUN is known for its highly engaging debates and its academically rigorous material.

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LBHS MUN delegates on a tour of the United Nations Headquarters meet with Martin Griffiths, the Under-Secretary-General of Humanitarian Affairs, who discussed the Gaza situation he was working on at the time

“Competing in one of the most challenging conferences out there, where rooms are packed with up to 200 delegates and debates go on for hours, is no small feat. It is very much a survival of the fittest environment,: said LBHS teacher Jonathan Todd. “For this reason, many schools opt for small, highly experienced groups. We took a different approach this year, inviting students from all experience levels to create a multi-level experienced delegation of nine four-year students, seven three-year students, seven two-year students, and five first-year students. Mr. Shen and I were not anticipating any awards, given our group’s varied experience. This context makes our achievement even more remarkable. Every member of our team, regardless of their experience, rose to the challenge and demonstrated exceptional competitiveness,” he concluded.

The LBHS MUN team was tasked with a significant challenge upon receiving their country positions in December, leading up to the National High School Model United Nations conference. Each committee was provided with a comprehensive 50- to 100-page synopsis on their topics. Representing the views of Ireland, LBHS students dedicated their winter break to crafting detailed position papers, a crucial part of their preparation.

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LBHS MUN delegates visit the United Nations headquarters in New York City

At the conference in New York, the students were charged with the responsibility of articulating Ireland’s stance within the United Nations. Their efforts culminated in receiving the prestigious Award of Excellence for Research and Preparation. This accolade, as described by the Secretary-General of the conference, is awarded to schools demonstrating an exceptional level of engagement, preparation, and research across topics and committees. It stands as one of the three major awards announced during the Closing Ceremonies.

During their visit to New York for the conference, the team experienced a tour of the United Nations and a motivational meeting with Martin Griffiths, the Under-Secretary-General of Humanitarian Affairs, who discussed the Gaza situation he was working on at the time. Additionally, they met with Will Blodgett, a successful LBHS alumnus and current CEO of Tredway, who shared his transformative journey from joining Model United Nations on the encouragement of Jonathan Todd to becoming part-owner of the New York Giants, highlighting the profound impact these experiences have on students.

The LBHS MUN team, under the guidance of advisors Jun Shen, Lynn Gregory and Jonathan Todd, showcased an extraordinary level of commitment and teamwork. The delegation included a diverse group of students: Spencer Anderson (10), Chloe Balliet (11), Lili Bazargan (11), Anoua Carrie (12), Skye Cheney (11), Jacob Cruz (12), Ethan Das (12), Kamal Dimler (11), Nicholai Grombchevsky (12), Adeline Hlava (10), Selena Hsu (11), Kevin Hua (11), Jaden Huang (11), Mallory Keller (11), Ryan Ko (12), Jackson Lawsky (12), Carter Mckinzie (11), Aaron Moy (11), Dylan Newburry (12), Ariana Nikkah (10), Ciara Paul (10), Mila Rafaty (12), Sasha Riahi (10), Emily Shook (11), Zoe Tranbarger (12), Madeline Rootlieb (10), Piper Halpern (10) and Kate Hennessey (10).

Their achievements at the conference are a testament to their hard work, the effective mentorship of their advisors and their collaborative spirit.

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This week in Breakers sports

Photos by Scott Brashier

Tuesday, April 9

3 p.m. – Boys Tennis vs. Marina

3:15 p.m. – Baseball vs. Marina

5:45 p.m. – Boys Volleyball vs. Los Alamitos

Wednesday, April 10

3:15 p.m. – Baseball at Marina

Thursday, April 11

TBA – Boys Golf vs. Huntington Beach at The Huntington Club

5:45 p.m. – Boys Volleyball vs. Marina

Friday, April 12

TBA – Boys Track & Field in the Orange County Championship at Mission Viejo High School

TBA – Girls Track & Field in the Orange County Championship at Mission Viejo High School

3:15 p.m. – Baseball vs. Marina

Saturday, April 13

TBA – Boys Volleyball vs. TBA in Garden Grove Tournament

Results

Last Tuesday, April 2, Laguna Beach High School Boys Tennis hosted a match-up against Newport Harbor. Outcomes don’t get closer than this one. At the end of the day, the match was tied at nine matches to nine matches. So, they went to the total games tiebreaker where LBHS won the difference, 73-71.

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Breakers No. 1 singles player Luke Jolley prepares to return deep forehand

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Junior Jan Cook hits big first serve in doubles matchup

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Breakers senior Chris Herkins eyes a backhand

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Junior Seth Hanson poaches a ball at the net while doubles partner Jan Cook backs him up

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LBHS senior Owen Britt hits forehand in his doubles match

Wednesday, April 3

Girls Track & Field lost at Newport Harbor, 79-32

Boys Track & Field lost at Newport Harbor, 76-33

Baseball beat Corona del Mar, 5-1

Thursday, April 4

Boys Golf lost to Newport Harbor, 192-231, at El Niguel Country Club

Girls Lacrosse won at Sage Hill, 20-4

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Photos by Scott Brashier

Friday, April 5

TBA – Girls Track & Field at Arcadia Invitational

TBA – Boys Track & Field at Arcadia Invitational

3:15 p.m. – Baseball at Newport Harbor

Saturday, April 6

TBA – Boys Track & Field at Arcadia Invitational

TBA – Girls Track & Field at Arcadia Invitational

TBA – Girls Track & Field in Irvine Distance Carnival at Irvine High School

TBA – Boys Track & Field in Irvine Distance Carnival at Irvine High School

Tuesday, April 9

3 p.m. – Boys Tennis vs. Marina

3:15 p.m. – Baseball vs. Marina

5:45 p.m. – Boys Volleyball vs. Los Alamitos

Wednesday, April 10

3:15 p.m. – Baseball at Marina

Thursday, April 11

TBA – Boys Golf vs. Huntington Beach at The Huntington Club

5:45 p.m. – Boys Volleyball vs. Marina

Friday, April 12

TBA – Boys Track & Field in the Orange County Championship at Mission Viejo High School

TBA – Girls Track & Field in the Orange County Championship at Mission Viejo High School

3:15 p.m. – Baseball vs. Marina

Saturday, April 13

TBA – Boys Volleyball vs. TBA in Garden Grove Tournament

Results

Monday, April 1

Girls Lacrosse won at Sage Hill, 16-0

Tuesday, April 2

Boys Golf lost to Estancia, 229-236, at El Niguel Country Club

Boys Tennis beat Newport Harbor, 9-9

Breakers Girls Lacrosse doesn’t “joke around” with 16-0 win over Sage Hill on April Fools’ Day

The Girls Lacrosse team easily beat Sage Hill on Monday, April 1, 16-0, on the road in a non-conference match-up. The Breakers squad moved their season record to 11-1, with their only blemish coming nearly a month ago to Huntington Beach.

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LBHS junior Ruby Samson runs the ball towards teammate senior Po Andriga (17)

Junior Tessa D’amico moves the ball downfield as Sage Hill defenders give chase

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Sophomore goalkeeper Aliyah Kanter (R) snags a Sage Hill scoring attempt to protect the shutout

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Senior Kate Storke throws it low past Lightning defenders for late score

Wednesday, March 27

Boys Track & Field lost to Marina, 75-19

Girls Track & Field lost to Marina, 66-26

Boys Volleyball lost to Corona del Mar, 3-0

Thursday, March 28

Boys Golf lost to Fountain Valley, 209-213

Boys Tennis lost at Los Alamitos, 12-6

Girls Beach Volleyball lost to Los Alamitos, 3-2, on Main Beach

Girls Lacrosse beat Aliso Niguel, 7-3

Friday, March 29

Baseball lost at Marina, 2-1

Boys Volleyball lost at Newport Harbor, 3-0

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Laguna Beach High School seniors inspire community action with civic activism films at FLOW Civics Forum

On Wednesday, March 20, senior students at Laguna Beach High School (LBHS) showcased their commitment to social change by presenting civic activism films at the FLOW Civics Forum. Aimed at addressing local issues through community action, these films highlighted the students’ dedication to making a difference, inspired by their study of Scott Harrison’s memoir Thirst, a compelling narrative that chronicles the author’s transformation from a nightclub promoter to the founder of a non-profit organization dedicated to providing clean drinking water to people in developing countries.

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Ariana Coulolias making her presentation

“The students researched a civic issue of their choice, wrote screenplays and produced films about these issues, which included topics such as food and water scarcity, mental health and traffic safety, among others. From more than 100 submissions, 13 students were selected to present their projects at the forum to a panel of leaders from local institutions who deal with the issues depicted in the students’ films on a daily basis.

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(L-R) Students Meg Gardner and Riley Beason, LBHS English Teacher Sarah Benson and Mayor Pro Tem Alex Rounaghi

“Anytime we can take the students’ learning and creativity and display it outside of the classroom, we all benefit. The students gain validation for their hard work; the teachers gain legitimacy for what they teach and the experts gain insight into the minds of the next generation,” said LBHS English Teacher Sarah Benson. “I’m proud of LBHS for being a frontrunner in providing its students with experiences like the FLOW Civic Forum and so many more.”

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Participating students, teachers and community members

The novel was assigned to all LBHS seniors this year as a common read, with students in grade 12 focusing on the “water” component of FLOW – an acronym for fire, land, ocean and water. The FLOW program is meticulously designed to foster powerful connections between students, academic content and the community. Through the FLOW program, students across grades 9-12 explore topics related to fire, land, ocean and water. This exploration is integrated into their curriculum, includes participating in a common read and involves engaging with community partners at various events.

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(L-R) Assistant Manager LB Water District Christopher Regan and LBUSD Director of Social and Emotional Support Michael Keller

“I loved seeing how empowered the students felt when making their presentations and networking with real-life policymakers to see their visions come true,” said LBHS Teacher Jun Shen. “I’m also inspired by how many projects showed empathy toward others, ranging from struggling local businesses to victims of domestic violence,” he concluded.

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(L-R) Mayor Pro Tem Alex Rounaghi, Director of Transit Community Services Michael Litschl, LBPD Sergeant NET Team William Downing and Deputy Director Laguna Art Museum Victoria Gerard

The FLOW program at LBHS is an example of the school’s focus on creating an educational environment that nurtures academic success, environmental awareness and community engagement. By weaving critical environmental themes – fire, land, ocean and water – into the curriculum for students from grades 9 through 12, the program cultivates mindful citizens committed to environmental stewardship.

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This week in Breakers sports

Photos by Scott Brashier

Tuesday, April 2

3 p.m. – Boys Golf vs. Estancia at El Niguel Country Club

Wednesday, April 3

2:45 p.m. – Boys Track & Field vs. Newport Harbor in Trabuco Hills Invite

2:45 p.m. – Girls Track & Field vs. Newport Harbor in Trabuco Hills Invite

3:15 p.m. – Baseball vs. Corona del Mar

Thursday, April 4

3 p.m. – Boys Golf vs. Newport Harbor at El Niguel Country Club

3:15 p.m. – Girls Lacrosse vs. Sage Hill

Friday, April 5

TBA – Girls Track & Field at Arcadia Invitational

TBA – Boys Track & Field at Arcadia Invitational

3:15 p.m. – Baseball at Newport Harbor

Saturday, April 6

TBA – Boys Track & Field at Arcadia Invitational

TBA – Girls Track & Field at Arcadia Invitational

TBA – Girls Track & Field in Irvine Distance Carnival at Irvine High School

TBA – Boys Track & Field in Irvine Distance Carnival at Irvine High School

Results

Breakers beach team edged by Los Alamitos

The Girls Beach Volleyball team lost last Thursday (March 28) to the team from Los Alamitos, 3-2. Los Al won the first two matches, each 2-0, then LBHS returned the favor in matches 3 and 4, before the Griffins came back to win the fifth, 2-1.

The team is now 5-8 overall, and 0-4 in league play.

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LBHS sophomore Ivy Bianchi show near perfect form in digging out this one

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Madeline Rootlieb gets up high for the block

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Freshman Hollie Hooper hits following set by fellow frosh Eden Shonfeld

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Say what you want…there’s no better outdoor arena than Main Beach. Here, freshman Elle Jumani hits as sophomore Maddie Rootlieb looks on.

Wednesday, March 27

Boys Track & Field lost to Marina, 75-19

Girls Track & Field lost to Marina, 66-26

Boys Volleyball lost to Corona del Mar, 3-0

Thursday, March 28

Boys Golf lost to Fountain Valley, 209-213

Boys Tennis lost at Los Alamitos, 12-6

Girls Beach Volleyball lost to Los Alamitos, 3-2, on Main Beach

Girls Lacrosse beat Aliso Niguel, 7-3

Friday, March 29

Baseball lost at Marina, 2-1

Boys Volleyball lost at Newport Harbor, 3-0

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Photos by Scott Brashier

Friday, March 29

TBA – Boys Track & Field at Trabuco Hills Invitational

TBA – Girls Track & Field at Trabuco Hills Invitational

3:15 p.m. – Baseball at Marina

5:45 p.m. – Boys Volleyball at Newport Harbor

Saturday, March 30

TBA – Boys Track & Field at Trabuco Hills Invitational

TBA – Girls Track & Field at Trabuco Hills Invitational

Monday, April 1

5 p.m. – Girls Lacrosse vs. Sage Hill

Tuesday, April 2

3 p.m. – Boys Golf vs. Estancia at El Niguel Country Club

Wednesday, April 3

2:45 p.m. – Boys Track & Field vs. Newport Harbor in Trabuco Hills Invite

2:45 p.m. – Girls Track & Field vs. Newport Harbor in Trabuco Hills Invite

3:15 p.m. – Baseball vs. Corona del Mar

Thursday, April 4

3 p.m. – Boys Golf vs. Newport Harbor at El Niguel Country Club

3:15 p.m. – Girls Lacrosse vs. Sage Hill

Friday, April 5

TBA – Girls Track & Field at Arcadia Invitational

TBA – Boys Track & Field at Arcadia Invitational

3:15 p.m. – Baseball at Newport Harbor

Saturday, April 6

TBA – Boys Track & Field at Arcadia Invitational

TBA – Girls Track & Field at Arcadia Invitational

TBA – Girls Track & Field in Irvine Distance Carnival at Irvine High School

TBA – Boys Track & Field in Irvine Distance Carnival at Irvine High School

Results

Breakers tracksters run into problems against Marina

LBHS’ boys & girls track teams went down to defeat to Marina High School at Guyer Field on Wednesday, March 27. The girls lost 66-26, while the boys went down 75-19.

Still, there was plenty of great action captured at and around the track.

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Breakers’ freshman Caroline Talarico seemingly flies in the long jump

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Theodore Drews (6) legs out a close victory in the Boys 800

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Junior Cady Dartez (5) storms down the track to win the always exciting 100

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Freshman high jumper Wade Jurkowski clears the bar at 5’6” to finish first

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LBHS junior Julien Di Palma (center) pulls ahead at the tape to take the 200

Tuesday, March 26

Boys Golf lost against Marina, 193-214, at Meadowlark Golf Course

Girls Beach Volleyball lost to Edison, 4-1, on Main Beach

Boys Swimming & Diving lost to Edison, 131-31

Girls Swimming & Diving lost to Edison, 122-38

Boys Tennis lost at Huntington Beach, 14-4

Boys Volleyball lost at Capistrano Valley Christian, 3-0

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This week in Breakers sports

By Scott Brashier

Tuesday, March 26

2:30 p.m. – Boys Golf vs. Marina at Meadowlark Golf Course

3 p.m. – Girls Beach Volleyball vs. Edison on Main Beach

3 p.m. – Boys Swimming & Diving vs. Edison

3 p.m. – Girls Swimming & Diving vs. Edison

3 p.m. – Boys Tennis at Huntington Beach

5 p.m. – Boys Volleyball at Capistrano Valley Christian

Wednesday, March 27

2:45 p.m. – Boys Track & Field vs. Marina

2:45 p.m. – Girls Track & Field vs. Marina

5:45 p.m. – Boys Volleyball vs. Corona del Mar

Thursday, March 28

2:45 p.m. – Boys Golf at Fountain Valley

3 p.m. – Boys Tennis at Los Alamitos

3 p.m. – Girls Beach Volleyball vs. Los Alamitos

3 p.m. – Dive League preview at Los Alamitos High School

6:30 p.m. – Girls Lacrosse vs. Aliso Niguel

Friday, March 29

TBA – Boys Track & Field at Trabuco Hills Invitational

TBA – Girls Track & Field at Trabuco Hills Invitational

3:15 p.m. – Baseball at Marina

5:45 p.m. – Boys Volleyball at Newport Harbor

Saturday, March 30

TBA – Boys Track & Field at Trabuco Hills Invitational

TBA – Girls Track & Field at Trabuco Hills Invitational

Results

LBHS rides the arm of Becker Sybirski in 3-1 win on the diamond over Canyon

Junior pitcher Becker Sybirski struck out 10 batters over seven innings in leading the Breakers to a 3-1 win over Canyon on Friday, March 21.

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Junior hurler Becker Sybirski threw seven strong innings for LBHS in win over Canyon

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Breakers senior Ben Dawson muscles solid base hit

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Breakers catcher Noah Neufeld slides in safe to score at home

Wednesday, March 20

Girls Track & Field lost at Huntington Beach, 90-15

Boys Track & Field lost at Huntington Beach, 101-15

Baseball lost to Fountain Valley, 8-1

Girls Beach Volleyball won vs. Orange Lutheran, 4-1, on Main Beach

Boys Volleyball lost at Marina, 3-0

Thursday, March 21

Boys Golf lost to Edison, 178-196, at Ben Brown’s Golf Course

Boys Tennis beat Fountain Valley, 11-7

Girls Beach Volleyball lost at Newport Harbor, 5-0

Girls Lacrosse won at Dana Hills, 12-4

Friday, March 22

Baseball beat Canyon/Anaheim, 3-1

Boys Volleyball lost to Fountain Valley, 3-0

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Photos by Scott Brashier

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Laguna Beach High School frosh/soph girls run together as a pack in the 3200 at the recent LBHS Trophy Invitational

Friday, March 22

3:15 p.m. – Baseball vs. Canyon/Anaheim

5:45 p.m. – Boys Volleyball vs. Fountain Valley

Saturday, March 23

TBA – Boys Track & Field at Azusa Pacific University Meet

TBA – Girls Track & Field at Azusa Pacific University Meet

Tuesday, March 26

2:30 p.m. – Boys Golf vs. Marina at Meadowlark Golf Course

3 p.m. – Girls Beach Volleyball vs. Edison on Main Beach

3 p.m. – Boys Swimming & Diving vs. Edison

3 p.m. – Girls Swimming & Diving vs. Edison

3 p.m. – Boys Tennis at Huntington Beach

5 p.m. – Boys Volleyball at Capistrano Valley Christian

Wednesday, March 27

2:45 p.m. – Boys Track & Field vs. Marina

2:45 p.m. – Girls Track & Field vs. Marina

5:45 p.m. – Boys Volleyball vs. Corona del Mar

Thursday, March 28

2:45 p.m. – Boys Golf at Fountain Valley

3 p.m. – Boys Tennis at Los Alamitos

3 p.m. – Girls Beach Volleyball vs. Los Alamitos

3 p.m. – Dive League preview at Los Alamitos High School

6:30 p.m. – Girls Lacrosse vs. Aliso Niguel

Friday, March 29

TBA – Boys Track & Field at Trabuco Hills Invitational

TBA – Girls Track & Field at Trabuco Hills Invitational

3:15 p.m. – Baseball at Marina

5:45 p.m. – Boys Volleyball at Newport Harbor

Saturday, March 30

TBA – Boys Track & Field at Trabuco Hills Invitational

TBA – Girls Track & Field at Trabuco Hills Invitational

Results

Breakers take down Fountain Valley on the Beach, 4-1

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Breakers sophomore Sienna Brown (2) signals partner Madeline Rootlieb prior to her serve

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Arielle Tavey (24) goes up to deliver spike

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Freshman Elle Jumani serves one up to Fountain Valley

Tuesday, March 19

Boys Golf lost to Estancia, 213-236, at Mesa Verde Country Club

Boys Tennis lost at Newport Harbor, 10-8

Boys Swimming & Diving lost to Newport Harbor, 130-32

Girls Swimming & Diving lost to Newport Harbor, 134-23

Girls Beach Volleyball beat Fountain Valley, 4-1, on Main Beach

Girls Lacrosse beat Martin Luther King, 8-7

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Madeline Rootlieb delivers pass to teammate

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LBHS sophomore Kaia Gamber (8) dives to dig Fountain Valley hit

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LBUSD Career Roundup introduces students to career opportunities, life skills

The Laguna Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) held its Career Roundup on Tuesday, March 12 in LBHS’ Dugger Gym, an event designed to introduce students of all grade levels to a broad spectrum of career opportunities and vital life skills.

The event, embodying LBUSD’s commitment to nurturing informed, curious and capable global citizens, featured an evening of educational workshops, live demonstrations, and hands-on activities tailored for students and families from transitional kindergarten through 12th grade.

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A Laguna Beach firefighter shows a student how to use the water hose

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Photo by Lana Johnson

LBPS School Resource Officer Danny Lopez with the LBPD all-terrain vehicle (ATV) to patrol the beach and hiking trails

Highlights included career readiness and financial literacy workshops aimed at middle and high school students, parents and LBHS alumni, as well as live demonstrations by the Laguna Beach Fire Department. Attendees also had the opportunity to participate in arts and technology presentations, including a preview of LBHS CTE Theatre Pathway’s spring musical Mean Girls, alongside interactive experiences such as drone flying and robot driving.

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(L-R) Festival of Arts/Pageant of the Masters table (L-R) Artist Kynzie Miller, who has been in the Pageant for 17 years; Pageant Director Diane Challis Davy; Pageant Casting Assistant Cheri Spalo and Festival of Arts Director of Human Resources Monica Daebritz

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Scott Wittkop, chair of the LBHS Visual and Performing Arts Department shared information about the Graphic Design pathway with students and families. Meanwhile, Art Teacher Shelley Juhl-O’Brien (J-OB) provided details on the Visual/Commercial Arts pathway.

With activities ranging from CPR workshops to fashion design and science experiments, the Career Roundup offered students and families practical, engaging learning experiences. This event was a testament to LBUSD’s dedication to equipping its students with the necessary skills for career and personal success from an early age, inviting the community to support student exploration, inspiration and

fun.

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Photo by Lana Johnson

Laguna Beach Schools Performing Arts Booster Rep. Sophia Callisto and LBHS Scholarship & Financial Aid Specialist Patty Tacklind

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Photo by Scott Brashier

Laguna Beach Marine Safety table with Lifeguards Nolan McConnell and Jackie Ewing

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Laguna Beach Veterinary Medical Center, Dr. Roxanne Kruger, Dr. Mathew Cohen and Butterscotch

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Photo by Lana Johnson

LBHS freshman and baseball right fielder Kyle Kaiser stopped at the Stu News Laguna table, and spotted his photo in a news article in Stu News when he was a member of the LB Little League team who won the AA Tournament of Champions in 2018

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Wild Rivers at the Great Park had a spin and win table

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Photo by Lana Johnson

Alexei Kuitsinski and Caroline Bartlett wrote stories and shared their artwork at the Stu News table

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Photo by Lana Johnson

Laguna Beach County Water District table, where lots of helpful information was shared including water conservation tips

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Photo by Lana Johnson

Camp James at Newport Dunes was seeking volunteers and campers for summer fun

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Photo by Lana Johnson

Saddleback College Environmental Studies table

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This week in Breakers sports

Photos by Scott Brashier

Tuesday, March 19

3 p.m. – Boys Swimming & Diving vs. Newport Harbor

3 p.m. – Girls Swimming & Diving vs. Newport Harbor

3 p.m. – Boys Golf vs. Estancia at Mesa Verde Country Club

3 p.m. – Boys Tennis at Newport Harbor

3:30 p.m. – Girls Beach Volleyball vs. Fountain Valley at Main Beach

6:30 p.m. – Girls Lacrosse vs. Martin Luther King

Wednesday, March 20

2:45 p.m. – Girls Track & Field at Huntington Beach

2:45 p.m. – Boys Track & Field at Huntington Beach

3:15 p.m. – Baseball vs. Fountain Valley

3:30 p.m. – Girls Beach Volleyball vs. Orange Lutheran at Main Beach

5:45 p.m. – Boys Volleyball at Marina

Thursday, March 21

2:55 p.m. – Boys Golf vs. Edison at Ben Brown’s GC

3 p.m. – Boys Tennis vs. Fountain Valley

4 p.m. – Girls Beach Volleyball vs. Newport Harbor

8 p.m. – Girls Lacrosse at Dana Hills

Friday, March 22

3:15 p.m. – Baseball vs. Canyon/Anaheim

5:45 p.m. – Boys Volleyball vs. Fountain Valley

Saturday, March 23

TBA – Boys Track & Field at Azusa Pacific University Meet

TBA – Girls Track & Field at Azusa Pacific University Meet

Results

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Sophomore Kyli Kanter (11) breaks through defenders moving ball downfield

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Sophomore Piper Halpern (9) fires shot on goal in loss against Huntington Beach

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Moving to center the ball to goal, junior Tess Smialowicz (4) drives around edge

Wednesday, March 13

Boys Golf lost to Los Alamitos, 209-224, at El Niguel Country Club

Girls Beach Volleyball lost to JSerra, 5-0, on Main Beach

Baseball lost at Edison, 10-6

Boys Volleyball lost at Edison, 3-0

Girls Lacrosse lost at Huntington Beach, 17-8

Thursday, March 14

Girls Beach Volleyball beat Marina, 4-1, on Main Beach

Boys Tennis lost at Corona del Mar, 14-4

Friday, March 15

Baseball lost at Los Alamitos, 5-2

Boys Volleyball lost at Los Alamitos, 3-0

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LBHS Theatre opens Mean Girls, see it this weekend, March 15-16

By Sophia Callisto

On Friday, March 8, the LBHS Theatre Program opened their spring musical production of Mean Girls and it was – you guessed it –SO FETCH. The cast and crew of nearly 60 students and staff has been working for the past 10 weeks under the direction of Meghan Minguez-Marshall to bring this production to life.

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Lauren Norrix is Cady Heron in “Mean Girls”

Mean Girls, originally a film, was written by Tina Fey and later adapted for the stage, opening on Broadway in 2018. It tells the story of Cady Heron, a naïve teenager who transfers to an American high school after growing up homeschooled in South Africa. There, she encounters The Plastics, the school’s A-List girl clique. At the persuasion of her two new friends, Janis and Damian, Cady infiltrates The Plastics and devises a plan to take down the group’s infamous leader, the Queen Bee, Regina George. The story engages the audience in a very raw and real look at the realities of social structures and stereotypes, interpersonal relationships, and the journey of one’s

growth and personal identity. It contains strong themes and deals with these issues in an authentic way, through both humor and a moving and impactful resolution.

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T. J. Simmons plays Regina George in “Mean Girls”

“I am so beyond proud of the nearly 60 students involved in this production both on and behind the stage, many of which have been working on this since December,” Minguez-Marshall said. “We have engaged in fruitful conversations about the world of high school today and its impact on students’ mental health, as well as the importance of supporting your friends and standing up for what’s right. We hope the audience enjoys this epic story.” The LBHS counseling team, along with the production team and cast, are even hosting talkbacks this week for students who have attended the show and want to dive into more discussion about the material.

Lauren Norrix, a junior and cheerleader at LBHS, plays Cady Heron. She is joined by senior and powerhouse vocalist TJ Simmons as Regina George, and a cast that commands the attention of the audience through every moment of the story.

“Playing Cady in my high school’s production of Mean Girls has been a highlight of my high school experience,” Norrix said. “Everyone is so talented, and we (cast and crew) have worked so hard to bring this to life. We’re having a great time, and we hope you come to see the show.”

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 “Mean Girls” cast members

The quality of this production from beginning to end is astounding, which speaks not only to the brilliant creative choices of Minguez-Marshall, the vocal direction of LBHS Musical Theatre teacher Lindsey Parker and the rest of the production team, but the sheer level of talent in the cast and the crew. As an ensemble, the entire cast has a

strength that prompted many audience members in attendance last weekend to liken their performance to professional level productions.

Shannon Hardin, a parent of one of the cast members, said, “LBHS Theatre’s current musical Mean Girls is just as good as you would see on Broadway. This level of production from a high school is stunning. From start to finish, you will be entertained.

“It’s funny and sweet with a touching portrayal of teenage angst. They have pulled off a truly brilliant rendition of this show. It is a must see!”

Elizabeth Tedrow, a dance instructor at Broadway Arts Studio in Lake Forest, who attended the production last Sunday, said, “This production of Mean Girls definitely made fetch happen! The singing, dancing and acting is outstanding and there is more than enough reason to make your way to see this incredible show.”

You can still see Mean Girls at the LBHS Artists Theater this coming weekend with shows on March 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. and March 17 at 2 p.m. The show is rated PG-13 due to mature themes and language. Ticket prices range from $10-$25, and are available in advance online only. To purchase tickets via GoFan, visit https://bit.ly/LBMeanGirlsTix.

Editor’s Note: Sophia Callisto is a theater booster parent rep for LBHS.

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Friday, March 15

8:44 a.m. – Girls Track & Field at Laguna Beach Trophy Invitational

3:15 p.m. – Baseball at Los Alamitos

5:45 p.m. – Boys Volleyball at Los Alamitos

Saturday, March 16

TBA – Girls Lacrosse at LA/OC Tournament

TBA – Boys Swimming & Diving at Mission Viejo Invite

TBA – Girls Swimming & Diving at Mission Viejo Invite

Tuesday, March 19

3 p.m. – Boys Swimming & Diving vs. Newport Harbor

3 p.m. – Girls Swimming & Diving vs. Newport Harbor

3 p.m. – Boys Golf vs. Estancia at Mesa Verde Country Club

3 p.m. – Boys Tennis at Newport Harbor

3:30 p.m. – Girls Beach Volleyball vs. Fountain Valley at Main Beach

6:30 p.m. – Girls Lacrosse vs. Martin Luther King

Wednesday, March 20

2:45 p.m. – Girls Track & Field at Huntington Beach

2:45 p.m. – Boys Track & Field at Huntington Beach

3:15 p.m. – Baseball vs. Fountain Valley

3:30 p.m. – Girls Beach Volleyball vs. Orange Lutheran at Main Beach

5:45 p.m. – Boys Volleyball at Marina

Thursday, March 21

2:55 p.m. – Boys Golf vs. Edison at Ben Brown’s GC

3 p.m. – Boys Tennis vs. Fountain Valley

4 p.m. – Girls Beach Volleyball vs. Newport Harbor

8 p.m. – Girls Lacrosse at Dana Hills

Friday, March 22

3:15 p.m. – Baseball vs. Canyon/Anaheim

5:45 p.m. – Boys Volleyball vs. Fountain Valley

Saturday, March 23

TBA – Boys Track & Field at Azusa Pacific University Meet

TBA – Girls Track & Field at Azusa Pacific University Meet

Results

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Dylan Williams off to a fast start for the Breakers in the 100 yd. freestyle versus Los Alamitos on Tuesday (March 12)

Monday, March 11

Baseball lost at El Modena, 7-1

Tuesday, March 12

Girls Beach Volleyball lost at Los Alamitos, 5-0

Boys Swimming & Diving lost to Los Alamitos, 115-29

Girls Swimming & Diving lost to Los Alamitos, 109-37

Boys Tennis lost to Edison, 14-4

Girls Lacrosse won at Capistrano Valley, 18-3

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Tuesday, March 12

3 p.m. – Girls Beach Volleyball vs. Los Alamitos at Seal Beach Volleyball Courts/4th & Ocean Ave.

3 p.m. – Boys Swimming & Diving vs. Los Alamitos

3 p.m. – Girls Swimming & Diving vs. Los Alamitos

3 p.m. – Boys Tennis vs. Edison

5:30 p.m. – Girls Lacrosse at Capistrano Valley

Wednesday, March 13

3 p.m. – Boys Golf vs. Los Alamitos at El Niguel Country Club

3 p.m. – Girls Beach Volleyball vs. JSerra Catholic

3:15 p.m. – Baseball at Edison

5:45 p.m. – Boys Volleyball at Edison

6 p.m. – Girls Lacrosse vs Huntington Beach

Thursday, March 14

3 p.m. – Boys Tennis at Corona del Mar

3:30 p.m. Girls Beach Volleyball vs. Marina on Main Beach

Friday, March 15

8:44 a.m. – Girls Track & Field at Laguna Beach Trophy Invitational

3:15 p.m. – Baseball at Los Alamitos

5:45 p.m. – Boys Volleyball at Los Alamitos

Saturday, March 16

TBA – Girls Lacrosse at LA/OC Tournament

TBA – Boys Swimming & Diving at Mission Viejo Invite

TBA – Girls Swimming & Diving at Mission Viejo Invite

Results

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Breakers freshman Quinn Halloran (#24) goes up for block against Huntington Beach in Thursday’s 3-0 loss

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Freshman Dylan Sweet (center) makes a nice pass off Huntington Beach serve from the back row

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LBHS senior hitter Ryan Halloran (#33) swings big down the line

Wednesday, March 6

Boys Golf lost to Aliso Niguel, 202-213, at Aliso Viejo Country Club

Girls Swimming & Diving beat Mission Viejo, 76-67

Boys Swimming & Diving lost to Mission Viejo, 93-53

Boys Volleyball lost at JSerra Catholic, 3-0

Thursday, March 7

Girls Beach Volleyball lost to Edison, 5-0, at Newland & PCH

Girls Lacrosse lost at Laguna Hills, 1-0

Boys Volleyball lost to Huntington Beach, 3-0

Friday, March 8

Baseball lost to Huntington Beach, 1-0

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Friday, March 8

3 p.m. – Baseball at Huntington Beach

Saturday, March 9

TBA – Girls Track & Field at Los Alamitos High School

TBA – Boys Track & Field at Los Alamitos High School

Monday, March 11

3:15 p.m. – Baseball at El Modena

Tuesday, March 12

3 p.m. – Girls Beach Volleyball vs. Los Alamitos at Seal Beach Volleyball Courts/4th & Ocean Ave.

3 p.m. – Boys Swimming & Diving vs. Los Alamitos

3 p.m. – Girls Swimming & Diving vs. Los Alamitos

3 p.m. – Boys Tennis vs. Edison

5:30 p.m. – Girls Lacrosse at Capistrano Valley

Wednesday, March 13

3 p.m. – Boys Golf vs. Los Alamitos at El Niguel Country Club

3 p.m. – Girls Beach Volleyball vs. JSerra Catholic

3:15 p.m. – Baseball at Edison

5:45 p.m. – Boys Volleyball at Edison

6 p.m. – Girls Lacrosse vs Huntington Beach

Thursday, March 14

3 p.m. – Boys Tennis at Corona del Mar

3:30 p.m. Girls Beach Volleyball vs. Marina on Main Beach

Friday, March 15

8:44 a.m. – Girls Track & Field at Laguna Beach Trophy Invitational

3:15 p.m. – Baseball at Los Alamitos

5:45 p.m. – Boys Volleyball at Los Alamitos

Saturday, March 16

TBA – Girls Lacrosse at LA/OC Tournament

TBA – Boys Swimming & Diving at Mission Viejo Invite

TBA – Girls Swimming & Diving at Mission Viejo Invite

Results

Monday, March 4

Boys Golf beat Costa Mesa, 200-258, at Mesa Linda Golf Course

Tuesday, March 5

Baseball won at Sunny Hills, 3-1

Girls Beach Volleyball lost to Newport Harbor, 3-2, on Main Beach

Boys Tennis lost to Dana Hills, 12-6

Girls Lacrosse won at Heritage, 11-3

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School Notes

News and notes from our colleges and universities

Approximately 1,600 students were named to the Biola University Dean’s List in Fall 2023. Biola students are placed on the Dean’s List to honor those with a GPA of 3.6 or higher while enrolled in 12 or more credits and whose cumulative GPA is at least 3.2.

The following local resident was so named:

Brayden Shickley from Laguna Beach, majoring in Nursing.

Founded in 1908, Biola is a nationally ranked Christian university in the heart of Southern California.

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This week in Breakers sports

Tuesday, March 5

3 p.m. – Boys Tennis vs. Dana Hills

3 p.m. – Baseball at Sunny Hills

3 p.m. – Girls Beach Volleyball vs. Newport Harbor on Main Beach

7 p.m. – Girls Lacrosse at Heritage

Wednesday, March 6

2:45 p.m. – Boys Golf vs. Aliso Niguel at Aliso Viejo Country Club

3 p.m. – Girls Swimming & Diving vs. Mission Viejo

3 p.m. – Boys Tennis vs. Poly/Riverside

3 p.m. – Boys Swimming & Diving vs. Mission Viejo

6 p.m. – Boys Volleyball at JSerra Catholic

Thursday, March 7

3 p.m. – Boys Golf scrimmage at El Niguel Country Club

3 p.m. – Girls Beach Volleyball vs. Edison on Main Beach

5:45 p.m. – Boys Volleyball vs. Huntington Beach

Friday, March 8

3 p.m. – Baseball at Huntington Beach

Saturday, March 9

TBA – Girls Track & Field at Los Alamitos High School

TBA – Boys Track & Field at Los Alamitos High School

Results

Tuesday, Feb. 27

Girls Beach Volleyball lost to Huntington Beach, 3-2, at Beach/PCH

Baseball beat Capistrano Valley Christian, 3-2

Boys Tennis lost to San Clemente, 12-6

Girls Lacrosse won at Mission Viejo, 20-3

Girls Swimming & Diving lost to Fountain Valley, 112-44

Boys Swimming & Diving lost to Fountain Valley, 125-33

Wednesday, Feb. 28

Boys Golf beat El Toro, 201-255, at Ben Browns GC

Thursday, Feb. 29

Boys Golf lost to Aliso Niguel, 187-208, at El Niguel Country Club

Girls Beach Volleyball beat Corona del Mar, 4-1, on Big Corona Volleyball Courts

Girls Lacrosse won at Wilson/Long Beach, 11-1

Friday, March 1

Boys Volleyball lost to Northwood, 3-0

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Laguna Beach High School ninth graders illuminate the 1993 fire’s legacy through innovative FLOW Program

Laguna Beach High School (LBHS) on Monday (Feb. 26) hosted the culmination of an extraordinary project by its ninth grade students, as part of the innovative FLOW program. This year, with a focus on the “fire” component of FLOW, which stands for fire, land, ocean and water, the students embarked on a journey to explore the profound impact of the 1993 Laguna Beach fire through a deeply engaging and educational approach.

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Laguna Beach High School ninth grade student Kyle Kaiser stands next to his cover story which featured an interview from Laguna Beach Fire Department Captain Kuzmic

The FLOW program is meticulously designed to foster powerful connections between students, academic content and the community. By focusing on critical environmental issues particularly relevant to Laguna Beach, the program aims to cultivate a sense of stewardship for the natural environment among students. Through the FLOW program, students across grades 9-12 delve into topics related to fire, land, ocean and water, integrating these themes into their curriculum, participating in a common read and engaging with community partners at various events.

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Savannah Farris showing her work to LBHS Principal Jason Allemann

This year’s ninth graders took a significant step in their educational journey by researching the 1993 Laguna Beach fire. Through first-person interviews with residents who experienced the event firsthand, students gained a unique and personal understanding of the fire’s impact on the community. These interviews served as the foundation for a comprehensive presentation, where students shared their insights and reflections on the historical event.

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Tom Johnson, publisher of “Stu News,” speaks to the students

“We are deeply grateful to our district leadership and the Board of Education for fostering an environment where real-world learning experiences are not just encouraged, but are a fundamental part of our curriculum,” said LBHS Principal Jason Allemann, Ed.D. “This commitment to innovative education has empowered our teachers and students to engage deeply with their work, blending academic excellence with meaningful, hands-on experiences that prepare our students for a brighter future.”

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Laguna Beach High School teacher Jun Shen presents LBFD Captain Kuzmic with an award of recognition for his support of students during the project

Each student designed their own cover page for the presentation, highlighting the most significant impact experienced by their interview subject. The diversity of perspectives was profound – from stories of the items grabbed in the face of evacuation orders to memories of being at school on that fateful day. This project not only enriched the students’ understanding of a pivotal event in their community’s history but also emphasized the importance of personal narratives in comprehending the broader implications of natural disasters.

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Lana Wilkinson shares her project

This project is not just an academic exercise; it is a bridge connecting students with the community and the environment. It is a step towards fulfilling the vision for all students to experience meaningful engagement with the world around them, fostering a generation of mindful citizens who value and protect the natural surroundings. To view the anthology of articles online: The 1993 Laguna Beach Fire: A Look Back, click here.

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LBHS Boys & Girls swimming & diving is in action this week vs. Mission Viejo. Here, Senior sprinter Ava Knepper leads in a recent 50 yd. free race

Friday, March 1

6 p.m. – Boys Volleyball vs. Northwood

Saturday, March 2

TBA – Boys Track & Field at Mt. Carmel High School

TBA – Girls Track & Field at Mt. Carmel High School

TBA – Girls Lacrosse vs. TBD in Rose Bowl Tournament at Rose Bowl Stadium

Monday, March 4

3 p.m. – Boys Golf vs. Costa Mesa at Mesa Linda Golf Course

Tuesday, March 5

3 p.m. – Boys Tennis vs. Dana Hills

3 p.m. – Baseball at Sunny Hills

3 p.m. – Girls Beach Volleyball vs. Newport Harbor on Main Beach

7 p.m. – Girls Lacrosse at Heritage

Wednesday, March 6

2:45 p.m. – Boys Golf vs. Aliso Niguel at Aliso Viejo Country Club

3 p.m. – Girls Swimming & Diving vs. Mission Viejo

3 p.m. – Boys Tennis vs. Poly/Riverside

3 p.m. – Boys Swimming & Diving vs. Mission Viejo

6 p.m. – Boys Volleyball at JSerra Catholic

Thursday, March 7

3 p.m. – Boys Golf scrimmage at El Niguel Country Club

3 p.m. – Girls Beach Volleyball vs. Edison on Main Beach

5:45 p.m. – Boys Volleyball vs. Huntington Beach

Friday, March 8

3 p.m. – Baseball at Huntington Beach

Saturday, March 9

TBA – Girls Track & Field at Los Alamitos High School

TBA – Boys Track & Field at Los Alamitos High School

Results

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Senior Owen Britt hits a strong forehand in recent match with San Clemente, but unfortunately the Breakers lost 12-6

Saturday, Feb. 24

Baseball beat Orange, 6-0

Monday, Feb. 26

Boys Golf beat El Toro, 229-262, at Tijeras Creek Golf Club

Tuesday, Feb. 27

Girls Beach Volleyball lost to Huntington Beach, 3-2, at Beach/PCH

Baseball beat Capistrano Valley Christian, 3-2

Boys Tennis lost to San Clemente, 12-6

Girls Lacrosse won at Mission Viejo, 20-3

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Tuesday, Feb. 27

3 p.m. – Baseball vs. Capistrano Valley Christian

3 p.m. – Girls Beach Volleyball vs. Huntington Beach at Beach/PCH

3 p.m. – Girls Swimming & Diving vs. Fountain Valley

3 p.m. – Boys Swimming & Diving vs. Fountain Valley

3 p.m. – Boys Tennis vs. San Clemente

5:30 p.m. – Girls Lacrosse at Mission Viejo

Wednesday, Feb. 28

2 p.m. – Boys Golf vs. El Toro at Ben Brown’s GC

Thursday, Feb. 29

3 p.m. – Boys Golf vs. Aliso Niguel at El Niguel CC

3 p.m. – Girls Beach Volleyball at Corona del Mar on Big Corona Volleyball Courts

4:30 p.m. – Girls Lacrosse at Wilson/Long Beach

Friday, March 1

6 p.m. – Boys Volleyball vs. Northwood

Saturday, March 2

TBA – Boys Track & Field at Mt. Carmel High School

TBA – Girls Track & Field at Mt. Carmel High School

TBA – Girls Lacrosse vs. TBD in Rose Bowl Tournament at Rose Bowl Stadium

Results

None reported

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LBUSD invites local businesses and professionals to Career Roundup on March 12

Laguna Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) invites local businesses to participate as exhibitors at the upcoming Career Roundup, a unique opportunity to engage with students and offer valuable insights into potential career paths, internship opportunities, and entry-level requirements. The event is scheduled to take place on March 12, from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Laguna Beach High School Dugger Gym.

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Exhibitor offers career insights to a student

The Career Roundup aims to provide a platform for businesses to actively contribute to the development of the next-generation workforce. By signing up as an exhibitor, local organizations can connect with motivated, bright students who are just starting to explore their career options. This is a chance to build relationships and identify potential interns or future employees before they enter the competitive job market.

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Students access information about the fashion industry

“By building strong connections between our schools and local businesses is fundamental to the success of our students,” said Superintendent Jason Viloria, Ed.D. “As we collaborate to shape the future workforce, we believe that by working together, we create pathways for our students to thrive and contribute meaningfully to the community they call home.”

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Students are exposed to real-world opportunities

Participation is free for all exhibitors, and LBUSD will provide tables, chairs and power needs to ensure a seamless experience. To sign up or for more information, contact LBUSD Coordinator of Career Education Kellee Shearer at kshearer@lbusd.org.

The Career Roundup can play a pivotal role in shaping the aspirations and future success of LBUSD students. These connections not only enhance students’ exposure to real-world opportunities, but also allow businesses to actively contribute to the educational process, ensuring that the workforce aligns with the evolving needs of the local community.

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This week in Breakers sports

Saturday, Feb. 24

11 a.m. – Baseball vs. LBHS Baseball vs Esperanza Orange

Monday, Feb. 26

TBA – Boys Golf vs. El Toro at Tijeras Creek Golf Club

Tuesday, Feb. 27

3 p.m. – Baseball vs. Capistrano Valley Christian

3 p.m. – Girls Beach Volleyball vs. Huntington Beach at Beach/PCH

3 p.m. – Girls Swimming & Diving vs. Fountain Valley

3 p.m. – Boys Swimming & Diving vs. Fountain Valley

3 p.m. – Boys Tennis vs. San Clemente

5:30 p.m. – Girls Lacrosse at Mission Viejo

Wednesday, Feb. 28

2 p.m. – Boys Golf vs. El Toro at Ben Browns GC

Thursday, Feb. 29

3 p.m. – Boys Golf vs. Aliso Niguel at El Niguel CC

3 p.m. – Girls Beach Volleyball at Corona del Mar on Big Corona Volleyball Courts

4:30 p.m. – Girls Lacrosse at Wilson/Long Beach

Friday, March 1

6 p.m. – Boys Volleyball vs. Northwood

Saturday, March 2

TBA – Boys Track & Field at Mt. Carmel High School

TBA – Girls Track & Field at Mt. Carmel High School

TBA – Girls Lacrosse vs. TBD in Rose Bowl Tournament at Rose Bowl Stadium

Results

Saturday, Feb. 17

Boys Volleyball beat La Habra, 2-0, in the Portola Tournament at Northwood HS

Boys Volleyball beat Cerritos, 2-1, in the Portola Tournament at Northwood HS

Boys Volleyball lost to Upland, 2-0, in the Portola Tournament at Northwood HS

Boys Volleyball beat Portola, 2-1, in the Portola Tournament at Northwood HS

Boys Volleyball lost to Claremont, 2-0, in the Portola Tournament at Northwood HS

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Tuesday, Feb. 20

TBA – Baseball vs. TBA in Newport Elks Tournament

TBA – Boys Golf vs. Estancia at Mesa Verde Country Club

Thursday, Feb. 22

TBA – Baseball vs. TBA in Newport Elks Tournament

Saturday, Feb. 24

11 a.m. – Baseball vs. LBHS Baseball vs Esperanza Orange

Results

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Senior southpaw Sam Burchi pitches final three innings in 3-2 win over Esperanza

Thursday, Feb. 15

Baseball beats Esperanza, 3-2

Girls Beach Volleyball beat Aliso Niguel, 5-0, on Main Beach

Boys Tennis lost to Sage Hill, 14-4

Girls Lacrosse beat Tesoro, 14-3

Friday, Feb. 16

Baseball lost to St. Margaret’s Episcopal, 6-4

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This week in Breakers sports

Friday, Feb. 16

3 p.m. – Baseball vs. St. Margaret’s Episcopal

Saturday, Feb. 17

9 a.m. – Boys Volleyball vs. La Habra at Portola Tournament

11 a.m. – Boys Volleyball vs. Northwood at Portola Tournament

Tuesday, Feb. 20

TBA – Baseball vs. TBA in Newport Elks Tournament

TBA – Boys Golf vs. Estancia at Mesa Verde Country Club

Thursday, Feb. 22

TBA – Baseball vs. TBA in Newport Elks Tournament

Saturday, Feb. 24

11 a.m. – Baseball vs. Orange

Results

Breakers Tennis joins play as spring sports begin – but lose opener to Tesoro, 11-7

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Laguna Beach’s varsity #1 Luke Jolley prepares for big forehand 

Friday, Feb. 9

Boys Soccer lost to Foothill Technology at Ventura College in the second round of the CIF-SS Division 5 Championships

Saturday, Feb. 10

Baseball beat El Toro, 2-1

Tuesday, Feb. 13

Boys Tennis lost to Tesoro, 11-7

Girls Beach Volleyball lost at Crean Lutheran, 4-1

Baseball lost to Trabuco Hills, 1-0, in the Elks Tournament

Girls Lacrosse beat Irvine, 16-2

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This week in Breakers sports

Tuesday, Feb. 13

3 p.m. – Boys Tennis vs. Tesoro

3 p.m. – Girls Beach Volleyball at Crean Lutheran

3 p.m. – Baseball vs. TBD in the Elks Tournament at Trabuco Hills

6:30 p.m. – Girls Lacrosse vs. Irvine

Wednesday, Feb. 14

TBA – Girls Water Polo winner of Mater Dei/Laguna Beach vs. winner of Foothill/Oaks Christian in Semi Final of CIF-SS Open Division

Thursday, Feb. 15

2:30 p.m. – Girls Beach Volleyball vs. Aliso Niguel on Main Beach

3 p.m. – Boys Tennis vs. Sage Hill

3 p.m. – Baseball vs. TBA in Elks Tournament at home

5:30 p.m. – Girls Lacrosse at Tesoro

Friday, Feb. 16

3 p.m. – Baseball vs. St. Margaret’s Episcopal

Saturday, Feb. 17

TBA – Boys Volleyball vs. TBD in Tournament Play at Portola

Results

Wednesday, Feb. 7

Boys Soccer beat Crean Lutheran, 1-0, in the First Round of the CIF-SS Division 5 Championships

Thursday, Feb. 8

Girls Water Polo lost to Mater Dei, 12-6, in the Quarterfinals of the CIF-SS Open Division Championships

Boys Soccer lost to Foothill Technology, 3-1, in the Second Round of the CIF-SS Division 5 Championships

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School Notes

News and notes from our colleges and universities

Cosette Chesley of Laguna Beach has been named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2023 semester of Emmanuel College in Boston. To earn a spot on the Dean’s List, Emmanuel students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for a 16-credit semester.

Emmanuel College is a co-educational, residential institution with a 17-acre campus in the heart of Boston’s educational, scientific, cultural and medical communities, with an enrollment of more than 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students.

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This week in Breakers sports

Friday, Feb. 9

TBA – Boys Soccer winner of Crean Lutheran/Laguna Beach vs. winner of Fairmont Prep/Foothill Tech in Round 2 of CIF-SS Division 5

Saturday, Feb. 10

11 a.m. – Baseball vs. El Toro

Wednesday, Feb. 14

TBA – Girls Water Polo winner of Mater Dei/Laguna Beach vs. winner of Foothill/Oaks Christian in Semi Final of CIF-SS Open Division

Results

None reported

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Stu News launches “Breakers Artist Spotlight,” showcasing Laguna Beach High School’s artistic talent

Laguna Beach High School’s (LBHS’) thriving arts program is brimming with talented students across various mediums. To showcase these rising stars and foster connections within the local art community, Stu News is launching the “Breakers Artist Spotlight,” a monthly series highlighting a remarkable student artist.

Each month, we’ll feature one standout student, exploring their artistic pursuits across a spectrum of disciplines, from traditional art and photography to multimedia and ceramics.

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Hannah Tyus with some of her artwork

Now, let’s turn our attention to the first gem in our “Breakers Artist Spotlight” series: a senior Art Production II student whose talent knows no bounds – Hannah Tyus.

“Being a stand-out art student involves a combination of skills, qualities and habits. Tyus is in her third year of the Career Technical Education (CTE) Visual and Commercial Arts pathway at LBHS and displays characteristics that often contribute to her success in and out of school,” said Laguna Beach High School Art Teacher Shelley Juhl-O’Brien. “She brings creativity to her work while exploring new ideas and pushing boundaries. She takes risks and puts in the time and commitment needed to home in on her skills and learn new techniques. She is not afraid to explore different mediums and styles to expand her artistic horizons,” she concluded.

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Hannah Tyus, a senior Art Production II student

Hannah Tyus, the spotlight is now on you!

Q: What is your preferred medium or material of choice when creating your artwork?

A: Oil paint.

Q: What is your preferred subject matter?

A: People.

Q: What is your favorite professional artist/master artist?

A: Enrico Robusti.

Q: Why do you want to study art?

A: I want to study art because I want to further my skills and expand my knowledge of creating. I have always loved to create whether it is art, sewing, jewelry, etc., so continuing to study art will allow me to continue to create.

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Tyus plans to attend a four-year university and study design

Q: Why are you interested in completing the CTE Visual/Commercial Arts Pathway?

A: I am interested in completing the pathway because I would love to gain career-based skills and be able to use the knowledge I gain in future endeavors like internships and jobs.

Q: What are your post-secondary plans?

A: I plan to go to a four-year university where I will study design.

Q: Do you have a career in the arts that is of interest to you?

A: I don’t know of one specific career, but anything that allows me to be creative and maybe design products or clothing.

Q: If you are pursuing a career in the arts, what support would help you in your career planning?

A: Finding internships that I will benefit from and find interesting.

LBUSD extends an invitation to local community members to inspire the next generation. If you work in the arts, media, or entertainment, they encourage you to share your journey and insights with students. Connect with Work-Based Learning Technician Staci Stangarone at sstangarone@lbusd.org to join them as a guest speaker in their school’s career talks and play a vital role in shaping the aspirations of LBHS students.

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This week in Breakers sports

Saturday, Feb. 10

11 a.m. – Baseball vs. El Toro

Results

Wednesday, Jan. 31

Boys Soccer won at Fountain Valley, 1-0

Girls Soccer on at Fountain Valley, 3-0

Girls Basketball lost to Marina, 43-32

Thursday, Feb. 1

Boys Basketball lost to Huntington Beach, 73-72

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School Notes

News and notes from our colleges and universities

The University of Rhode Island has announced that Catherine Herrick of Laguna Beach has been named to the Fall 2023 Dean’s List.

To be included on the Dean’s List, full-time students must have completed 12 or more credits for letter grades which are GPA applicable during a semester and achieved at least a 3.30 quality point average.

The University of Rhode Island is a diverse and dynamic community whose members are connected by a common quest for knowledge in Kingston, R.I.

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This week in Breakers sports

Tuesday, Jan. 30

4 p.m. – Girls Water Polo at Los Alamitos

7 p.m. – Boys Basketball vs. Corona del Mar

Wednesday, Jan. 31

3 p.m. – Boys Soccer at Fountain Valley

6 p.m. – Girls Soccer at Fountain Valley

6:30 p.m. – Girls Basketball vs. Marina

Thursday, Feb. 1

7 p.m. – Boys Basketball vs. Huntington Beach

Saturday, Feb. 10

11 a.m. – Baseball vs. El Toro

Results

Saturday, Jan. 27

Girls Water Polo beat Bishop’s, 16-11, in Newport Invite

Girls Basketball lost to Cerritos, 49-34

Girls Water Polo beat Oaks Christian, 20-12, for 5th Place in the Newport Invite

Monday, Jan. 29

Girls Soccer tied at Corona del Mar, 0-0

Boys Soccer beat Marina, 4-0

Girls Basketball lost at Newport Harbor, 38-33

Tuesday, Jan. 30

Girls Water Polo won at Los Alamitos, 16-9

Boys Basketball lost to Corona del Mar, 55-44

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