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January 11, 2014
UCI women's soccer scored the National Soccer Coaches Assocation of America (NSCAA) honor for the third straight season claiming the Team Academic Award. "This program has worked extremely hard to be successful both on and off the field. " Head Coach Scott Juniper said of his Anteaters. "We take pride in our high achievements in the game of soccer, but more importantly, in our academics. This award shows the amount of work and dedication our players put into their studies and in the classroom.
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By Steve Virgen | November 1, 2013
Family and friends of Al Irwin lined in up in front of the 95-year-old man who sat in a furniture chair in a brand new academic center named after him Wednesday afternoon at UC Irvine. They wanted to congratulate the legend, who was a great coach at UCI, as well as at Newport Harbor High, where he was also a standout athlete. As Irwin spoke gently to the media, while smiling and reminiscing of his past, the line in front of him grew. Irwin talked about the importance of athletics and of how it led to many opportunities in his life.
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September 16, 2007
The Princeton Review has named Vanguard University as a Best Western College in its 2008 “Best Colleges: Region by Region.” Vanguard has now appeared on the list three years in a row. The grid-based questionnaire asks students about their school’s academics, campus life and student body, and their regular study hours and campus politics. The colleges and universities are divided by geographic region, with Vanguard being one of 123 listed in the Best of the West.
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April 6, 2000
Danette Goulet NEWPORT BEACH -- They are football and volleyball players, dancers, artists, musicians and volunteers. But above all, they are the academic elite of the Newport Harbor area, each with grade point average topping 4.0. Newport Beach's top 32 seniors -- from Corona del Mar and Newport Harbor high schools -- were honored Wednesday morning at the 39th annual Scholarship Awards Breakfast. "It's really the only chance people have to see the academics compared to athletics -- although there are many athletes here," said Patrick Sharma, a recipient of the honor who will graduate in June from Newport Harbor High.
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April 6, 2000
Teenage years are difficult. But throughout their four years of high school, Newport Beach's top 32 seniors made it look as if it was easy to get a 1,400 on the SAT, play trumpet in the school band and score that winning touchdown. And as if they had any spare time between studies, sports and a social life, many of these ever-active teens also volunteer at local charities, helping underprivileged children with their homework and playing piano for senior citizens.
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March 3, 2004
Marisa O'Neil The idea started with two moms sitting in the bleachers watching their sons play baseball. It grew into one of the biggest fundraisers at Corona del Mar High School -- the Black and White Ball, which raised $100,000 for academics in its first year. "We'd sit there in the bleachers for hours wondering why we didn't have something like this," co-chair Karen Hinton said. She and co-chair Diane Keligian decided to organize the dinner dance last year to help give the Corona del Mar Foundation budget a boost.
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May 21, 2002
Corona del Mar High senior Brittany Minna, a three-year varsity performer who helped the Sea Kings win the CIF Southern Section Division IV title each of the last two seasons, has accepted a scholarship to continue her athletic and academic career at Cal State Fullerton, she said Monday. Minna, who played No. 2 doubles last fall and teamed with Amanda Rubenstein to finish third in the Pacific Coast League doubles tournament, said Fullerton satisfied all her requirements.
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June 19, 2013
Mike and Kate Smith are proud to announce the graduations of their Daughter Hailey Isles Smith from Newport Harbor High School and their Son Jake Wyatt Smith from Ensign Intermediate School. Hailey graduates top of her class while lettering in Academics and Cross Country and running Track.  She is a proud member of the National Honor Society and other on campus clubs. Jake graduates top of his class with membership in the National Junior Honor Society while playing Soccer and running Cross Country and Track.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | February 13, 2009
A 6-foot-8, 225-pound world-class athlete stood up in front of a third-grade class at the Newport Sports Museum Friday morning and asked a question almost everyone gets wrong. “How many know what sport I play?” Genai Kerr said. “Basketball!” one boy yelled. “Football!” a girl screamed. “Golf!” said a boy, putting a shocked look on Kerr’s face. C’mon, Kerr is way more ripped than your average pro golfer.
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April 10, 2014
The Corona del Mar High football team, the defending CIF State Division III Bowl Game champion, won a CIF Southern Section Academic Award by having a cumulative 3.35 grade-point average, and the Newport Harbor girls' cross-country team won as well in its sport with a 3.89 GPA. The Back Bay programs have the highest GPAs for schools with an enrollments above 1,500 students. The CdM girls' track and field team finished second in its sport with a 3.66 GPA, while boys' soccer took fourth (3.43 GPA)
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January 11, 2014
UCI women's soccer scored the National Soccer Coaches Assocation of America (NSCAA) honor for the third straight season claiming the Team Academic Award. "This program has worked extremely hard to be successful both on and off the field. " Head Coach Scott Juniper said of his Anteaters. "We take pride in our high achievements in the game of soccer, but more importantly, in our academics. This award shows the amount of work and dedication our players put into their studies and in the classroom.
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By Steve Virgen | November 1, 2013
Family and friends of Al Irwin lined in up in front of the 95-year-old man who sat in a furniture chair in a brand new academic center named after him Wednesday afternoon at UC Irvine. They wanted to congratulate the legend, who was a great coach at UCI, as well as at Newport Harbor High, where he was also a standout athlete. As Irwin spoke gently to the media, while smiling and reminiscing of his past, the line in front of him grew. Irwin talked about the importance of athletics and of how it led to many opportunities in his life.
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By Hannah Fry and This post has been corrected, as noted below. | September 13, 2013
When the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute opens its doors to the public Tuesday, UC Irvine will become home to Orange County's first academic eye institute. The 70,000-square-foot eye health institute, which is part of UC Irvine Health, includes 34 patient exam rooms with the latest technology and equipment, an outpatient surgery center, an optical shop and optometry services, a LASIK refractive surgery center, faculty offices and teaching spaces. "A lot of innovation will originate here, so Orange County residents will have access to that first," said Dr. Roger Steinert, the institute's founding director.
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June 19, 2013
Mike and Kate Smith are proud to announce the graduations of their Daughter Hailey Isles Smith from Newport Harbor High School and their Son Jake Wyatt Smith from Ensign Intermediate School. Hailey graduates top of her class while lettering in Academics and Cross Country and running Track.  She is a proud member of the National Honor Society and other on campus clubs. Jake graduates top of his class with membership in the National Junior Honor Society while playing Soccer and running Cross Country and Track.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | May 28, 2013
Three Newport-Mesa schools rank among the best in the state. Lincoln Elementary School in Newport Beach, Davis Magnet School near the Orange County Fairgrounds and Early College High School in Mesa Verde received the highest-possible scores in a statewide ranking. Each year, the California Department of Education gives schools two rankings based on their Academic Performance Index, or API, scores derived from the previous year's standardized tests. The two scores range from 1 to 10, placing them anywhere from the top 10% of schools in the state to the bottom 10%. The first score compares schools statewide.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | May 3, 2013
WESTMINSTER - A burgeoning relationship between a small Christian college in Costa Mesa and a public university in Iraq could help shape the Middle Eastern country's response to gender-based violence in its northern region. Over the span of 15 days, a small team of Iraqi government officials and academics are touring Orange County and studying the local justice system's procedures for crimes against women. Wednesday, the group of about half a dozen Iraqis gathered at Westminster's police headquarters.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | February 14, 2013
A brother-sister team at Corona del Mar High School led the school to a divisional victory in this year's Orange County Academic Decathlon. At the awards ceremony in Costa Mesa Tuesday night, Kevin and Jenny Conde found out they'd helped their team claim the No. 1 spot in division three of the countywide scholastic battle. "We were all just really excited," Jenny said. Teams of nine from private and public high schools competed in the marathon of math, economics, language and literature, science, music, art, social science, speaking, interviewing and essay writing.
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December 14, 2012
Megan Munce, a Newport Harbor High product who recently completed a women's volleyball career at TCU, was named Academic All-Big 12 Conference as a senior. Munce, a 5-foot-8 setter who played 130 matches for the Horned Frogs, finished as the program's all-time leader in aces (177). She ranks third in school annals in assists (3,376) and is 10th in digs (987). Munce was Mountain West Conference Setter of the Year in 2009, when she helped the squad coached by former Corona del Mar High standout Prentice Lewis reach the NCAA Tournament for the first time.
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By Britney Barnes | November 15, 2012
Out of dozens of ideas, community members expressed the most interest Wednesday night in creating a two-way language immersion program and a focus on theater and costume design in the Estancia High School zone. The school district hosted a community-input meeting at Estancia High School to gauge parent's interests in creating two flagship programs - one academic, one arts - where students can focus on a specific interest from K-12 in each high school zone. Residents also expressed a high interest in mathematics and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, or STEM.
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