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North County School News, Dec. 18


Holiday concert at La Costa Canyon High School

The La Costa Canyon High School Music Program invites the community to its annual Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Enjoy music from a variety of student musicians during an evening of holiday classics. The concert will be held in the LCC theater at 1 Maverick Way. Guests are encouraged to arrive by 6:30 p.m. to enjoy hot cocoa and baked holiday treats. Visit

Library seeking tutors for students

The Carlsbad City Library Learning Center is looking for volunteer tutors ages 15 and older to help students with their homework. Hours are from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and schedules are flexible. The volunteer work also counts toward community service hours. Contact Mayra Turchiano at (442) 339-5509 or [email protected]


Neurodivergent students focus of talks

Students for Attention, a local nonprofit founded by Aaron Combs, a junior at Canyon Crest Academy High School, invites the public to a free virtual series focusing on empowering parents and teachers to support neurodivergent children and students. The first event, just for parents, was held recently, with Aaron sharing his personal journey with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder. The goal was to show parents how to support their children academically, psychologically and emotionally to face societal pressures. The series continues at 3:30 p.m. today with two Canyon Crest teachers discussing the challenges and opportunities of living and working with ADHD as adults. The final event is at 5 p.m. Jan. 14, presented by Nancy Leung and Omar Torres, special education preschool teachers in the Chula Vista Elementary School District who specialize in teaching children ages 3 to 5 who have disabilities. Learn more and register at

Local students graduate

Miami University, Oxford, Ohio: Samantha Harrison of Escondido, Master of Arts, biology; Tommy Merritt of Del Mar, Bachelor of Science, software engineering; Kayla Olmsted of Poway, Bachelor of Science, business

University of the Cumberlands, Williamsburg, Ky.: Naveen Adulla of San Marcos, Master of Science in information technology

American International College, Springfield, Mass.: Sydney Washburn of San Marcos, degree in health science


Poinsettia sale returns to MiraCosta College

The annual Poinsettia Sale held by the students of the MiraCosta Horticulture Department is back. The sale is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on campus at 1 Barnard Drive. Go to Staff Parking Lot 7A at the Horticulture Building and look for the new greenhouse just inside the plant nursery gate. Red or white poinsettias are available in 4-inch, 6-inch and 8-inch pots, while supplies last. Visit the nursery for purchases of 10 plants or fewer. Discounts of 10 percent for 10-plus plants (any size) and 15 percent for 50-plus plants (6-inch size only). For an order form (for quantities of 10 or more only) email [email protected]. All proceeds benefit student internship and work experience.


Students create chalk art for annual festival

Santa Fe Christian Schools’ visual arts program recently held its annual Chalk Festival, produced by senior students in the Honors and AP art levels. They worked in teams to create large street murals of vintage comic book covers, including Tom and Jerry, Donald Duck and Barbie, in the center of campus. The students were allowed to use the whole school day for the project, and other students in grades K-12 came by to observe the artists. The collective works remained on the campus Quad for two weeks. To see them, visit Santa Fe Christian’s Instagram page @sfcseagles.

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