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Multi-Talented Oak Valley Student Holds Black Belt, But Ultimate Goals Still Higher
5 years ago

Multi-Talented Oak Valley Student Holds Black Belt, But Ultimate Goals Still Higher

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At the age of 13, Oak Valley Middle School student Mallika Shanti Parlikar already is very goal oriented.

“I promised my parents that I would get my first degree black …
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Only 14, and Already a Champion
6 years ago

Only 14, and Already a Champion

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But There’s More to Makenna Grewe Than Just Pitching, Hitting and Running

Makenna Grewe is a champion. Literally.

Since moving to the 4S Ranch area when she was 5 …
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Flora Li Believes Music is the Universal Language
6 years ago

Flora Li Believes Music is the Universal Language

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As you approach Flora Li’s 4S Ranch home, one thing is already clear – a talented musician lives inside.  What might surprise some people is that the person attacking the …
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Maranatha’s Award-Winning Junior Soccer Player Dreams BIG
6 years ago

Maranatha’s Award-Winning Junior Soccer Player Dreams BIG

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by LORI LUM

Luke Kadillak of 4S Ranch is a young man who is not afraid to dream big. A junior at Maranatha Christian High School, …
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4S Ranch’s Isabel Friedl Winning Accolades in Local Musical Theater
6 years ago

4S Ranch’s Isabel Friedl Winning Accolades in Local Musical Theater

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Isabel Friedl’s absolute favorite activity in her spare time is musical theater.

The daughter of John and Stephanie Friedl of 4S Ranch, the 9-year-old Monterey Ridge Elementary School 3rd grader …
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Spreading the Words
6 years ago

Spreading the Words

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Del Sur Elementary 5th Grader Helps Build Library in Africa

A lot of 5th grade boys are into video games, or skateboarding, or playing youth sports. Watching TV is usually …
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Students Aim for Professional Dance Careers
7 years ago

Students Aim for Professional Dance Careers

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Two local high school students – already highly acclaimed — are pointing toward careers in dance as they ready for graduation and moving on to college.

Both Morgan Hurst of …
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Local Teacher Competes in Honor of Student

On March 27, 2010, Martin Reisert will compete in the ROHTO Ironman 70.3 California Triathlon. This is the kick-off event to the US Ironman season. Taking place in Oceanside and on neighboring military base Camp Pendleton, the Ironman 70.3 California features close to 1,800 athletes from around the world. They will be competing for 20 qualifying spots for the Ford Ironman Triathlon World Championship…   Read more…

Oak Valley 8th Grader Works to Send Shoes to Haiti

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Although many tragedies seem far away and not related to everyday life, the tragic earthquake that hit Haiti recently had a profound effect on 14-year-old Rachel Gearhart, a student at Oak Valley Middle School in 4S Ranch.

So profound, in fact, that she led an effort to collect about 700 pairs of shoes from neighbors, friends, school friends and faculty, and other in the community – a coordinated campaign…   Read more…