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By Chris Caesar | May 17, 2008
Ten years ago, breast cancer survivor Faye Dietiker was on the brink of death. It was then that the large tumor lodged in her breast metastasized to other organs in her body, deteriorating her condition to stage four breast cancer — the most perilous form doctors recognize. Miraculously, though not without hard work and determination, Dietiker managed to wrest herself from the throes of cancer, and she has dedicated her life to helping others face her former demon. She’s since raised funds for cancer walks, offered moral support to victims and started Breast Cancer Angels, a nonprofit organization that assists women with the economic struggles they may face while undergoing treatment.
By Daniel Tedford | February 2, 2008
If Newport Harbor High School students had their way, Sen. Barack Obama would be in good shape — presidential shape, in fact. Newport Harbor High School held a mock election in English classes Tuesday, and Obama handily received the majority of votes from students. Obama took home 270 votes to Sen. Hillary Clinton’s 136 from students who voted for Democrats. In a closer contest, Sen. John McCain was the favorite among Republican candidates, drawing 103 votes with Rudy Giuliani grabbing second place, Gov. Mitt Romney in third, Gov. Mike Huckabee in fourth and Ron Paul in fifth.
By Brianna Bailey and Kelly Strodl | January 16, 2008
A group of Newport Harbor High School students in police custody are accused of assaulting a mentally disabled girl and posting a video of the beating online, police said. Some of the teens were arrested Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of battery and conspiracy to commit battery after someone notified police about the video, police said. It was not immediately known how many students were arrested. The video captures the battery of a young disabled student of Ensign Intermediate School, police said.
By Michael Miller | August 9, 2007
NEWPORT BEACH — Eight decades of Newport Beach history came to a close Thursday morning as a crew began demolishing Robins Hall, the iconic building at Newport Harbor High School that is slated to be replaced under the Measure F school bond. With a crowd of about two dozen people, many of them former students, snapping pictures, an excavator set to work tearing down the walls on the building’s right side. The wooden structure crumpled like cardboard under the giant metal claw, revealing the barren rooms that housed classrooms for generations.
By Sue Thoensen | July 19, 2007
Joan Ryan didn't need a pair of ruby slippers or help from Glinda the Good Witch to remind her there's no place like home. All it took was a phone call from Jana Barbier, her best friend during their years at Newport Harbor High School and now the cultural arts coordinator for the city of Newport Beach. Ryan's concert in the park in Corona del Mar on Sunday is a creative and collaborative reunion for the two women, reminiscent of the days they spent together in the theater department at the high school.
By Amanda Pennington | July 2, 2007
When Cameron Sinclair and Matt Glover graduated in June 2000, Sinclair said he didn't think anything new would be invented this century. "Basically, everything will be the same," he told the Daily Pilot in a June 2000 profile article. "I don't think anything is going to be coming out." The Newport Harbor High School grad didn't anticipate that he and Glover would come up with a fresh idea themselves. It may not be necessarily characterized as an invention, but the pair recently launched Purely Inc., a new take on classified, home, job and other listings.
By Heidi Schultheis | June 23, 2007
The orange and green bookshelves, the old desks and even the beloved cartoon mural of Shakespeare will remain, but Room 281 in Sims Hall will never be the same. After 23 years at Newport Harbor High School, the room's premier resident, Chet Malek, is checking out. Long before Malek, 60, arrived at Newport Harbor High, his academic career was underway. He taught English to eighth-graders at Kaiser Elementary School from 1971 to 1982 and at Lincoln Elementary School from 1982 to 1984.
June 22, 2007
To see video of graduation, click here. To see photos of graduation, click here. Justin Addington Marcie Aguiluz Malik Agzour Abigail Alcantara Felicity Alexander Megan Allee Sarah Alvarado Stephanie Alvizo Gema Ambriz Sean Anderson Alexander Andersson Christopher Andrade Adam Andrews Starnes Arnold Sueluig Arroyo Anne Aschieris Stuart Ashurst III Dennis Avendano...
June 21, 2007
When Marisa Miranda entered Newport Harbor High School, she had the desire to ace her classes, win scholarships and get accepted to college. She didn't have much beyond that. But it turned out to be enough. Miranda, the only child of a single mother who emigrated from Mexico, grew up without any family members who had gone to college in the United States. She started the ninth grade knowing almost nothing about Advanced Placement tests, SATs or college applications. All that changed when she enrolled in Advancement Via Individual Determination — better known as AVID — a program that helps struggling students acquire the technical skills for college and life.
By Michael Miller | May 25, 2007
Most students at Newport Harbor High School have probably never spent a day at a campus without clean water, books or adequate classroom supplies. Someday, thanks to the efforts of a dedicated Newport Harbor club, children at Sacred Heart Secondary School in northern Uganda may never go without them either. This year, a San Diego-based nonprofit called Invisible Children called on schools nationwide to raise money for campuses in one of Africa's most troubled regions. The nonprofit announced this week that Newport Harbor High School, which was assigned to benefit the all-girl boarding school Sacred Heart, netted $44,042 — the most raised for Invisible Children by any school in the United States.
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