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PB artist wins honorable mention in art show

Pacific Beach resident G. Pasha Turley has won an honorable mention award in the 9th annual Digital Art and Photography Show at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church.

Turley’s winning entry was a digital canvas print entitled “Quiet Dreams.” The show’s theme is “Creation Continues.” The show runs through Nov. 11 and has 33 works on view that were created by 16 artists. The juror was award-winning graphic artist Randall Cornish.

St. Mark’s United Methodist Church is located at 3502 Clairemont Drive. The show is open for viewing by the general public from 10 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the following Saturdays: Oct. 27, Nov. 3 and Nov. 10.

To see the show outside these hours, call the church office at (858) 273-1480 for an appointment.

Several local girls to be honored with ‘Spirit of Leadership’ awards

Seven young ladies from Pacific Beach Middle School, one from Mission Bay High and another from High Tech High in Point Loma will be honored with distinction on Nov. 3 during the annual Jenna Druck Foundation “Spirit of Leadership” awards gala and leadership conference.

Each year, hundreds of extraordinary San Diego County middle school and high school-age girls are nominated by the community to receive the “Spirit of Leadership” award. Nominations came to a close on Oct. 12.

Among the awards to be handed out are those in the areas of community leadership, student leadership, academic leadership, creative leadership, athletic leadership, family leadership, personal integrity and the “undiscovered leader.”

Award recipients include:

• Jasmine Smith, Mission Bay High

• Jessica Coyne, High Tech High

• Myka Green, Pacific Beach Middle School

• Alex Briski, PB Middle international baccalaureate program

• Serena Castro, PB Middle international baccalaureate program

• Katrina Eisenhardt, PB Middle international baccalaureate program

• Ciara Gray, PB Middle international baccalaureate program

• Maddie Tandy, PB Middle international baccalaureate program

• Martina Pulido, PB Middle international baccalaureate program

• Jessica Coyne, PB Middle international baccalaureate program

The Jenna Druck Center was founded by Dr. Ken Druck in honor of the life of his daughter, Jenna, who passed away when she was just 21. In celebration of Jenna’s commitment to leadership and positive change, the Spirit of Leadership program was established. The Spirit of Leadership Conference is one of the highlights of this year-round program, and just one of many ways in which the Center gives back to the young girls in our community.

For more information on the Jenna Druck Foundation, visit

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