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Spirit Run Returns, Benefits Local Youth

The 37th Annual Spirit Run for runners and walkers — and their canine friends — of all ages and fitness levels is scheduled for March 1. The event kicks off at 6 a.m. at Fashion Island. “For 37 years, Spirit Run has been a much-loved community event in Orange County,”...

NHHS Sailors Lose Water Polo Semifinal to Laguna

A tough match this week for the Newport Harbor High School girls’ water polo team ended their run to the championship. The Sailors played Laguna Beach HS on Wednesday in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 semifinal game. The LB Breakers ended up on top, 9–7. The head-to-head, played at the...

Local Partnership Offers International Scholarship

The locally-based Dūcere Global Business School and the Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce joined forces this week to provide a scholarship for an international business degree at the University of Wales for less than $10,000 total tuition. One Orange County student will be selected by the OCHCC as the...

NMUSD Partners With Nonprofit to Curb Student Drug Use

To prevent middle and high school students from picking up alcohol, drugs, or tobacco, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Education recently approved an agreement with the Santa Ana-based nonprofit Waymakers to launch a new curriculum this year. The 10-session substance use prevention curriculum will likely appear in health...

Festival Celebrates, Empowers Young Girls

An upcoming event will inspire young girls to “leap into their passions” and educate them (and their parents) about empowerment, self-esteem and independence, officials recently announced. Sage Hill School’s third annual GEMfest (short for Girls Empowerment Movement) will take place on Feb. 29. Middle school girls in grades 6, 7,...

Students That Shine: CdM Freshman Follows Her Musical Dreams

A local student has brought her lifelong musical passion to the stage, as she racks up views online and books gigs around Newport Beach and beyond. Sophia Rabin, 14, a freshman at Corona del Mar High School, has been making appearances singing her original songs recently, and even released an...

Students That Shine: Sage Student Leads Girls Empowerment Effort

Darcy Chung, 18, a senior at Sage Hill School is taking action in more ways than one to help lead a movement supporting girls’ empowerment. As co-president of Girls Empowerment Movement, or GEM, Chung hopes to inspire a new generation of confident and successful young women. GEM is a Sage Hill...

Students Organize Red Ribbon Week Campaign

The Corona del Mar High School Peer Assistance Leadership group recently partnered with a Santa Ana-based nonprofit, Waymakers, on a campaign to spotlight the risks of drug and alcohol use. PAL is dedicated to fostering an inclusive campus and raising awareness of youth issues, including substance abuse, suicide, and bullying. The...

State Data Shows NMUSD is ‘High Performing’

Districtwide data shows that Newport-Mesa Unified School District continues to be a high performing district, officials announced in a press release shared on Monday. The California Department of Education published 2019 data on the California School Dashboard, which provides a holistic evaluation of student performance, according to the message. The...

CdM Wins State Championship

Corona del Mar High School varsity football team are once again state champions. The Sea Kings defeated Junipero Serra HS of San Mateo 35-27 at the 2019 CIF State Football Division 1-A Championship Bowl Game on Dec. 14 at Cerritos College. “Great night to be a Sea King,” CdM football officials...