A group of Mission Bay High School students recently returned from a two-week trip through Europe. The students started their tour in Rome and visited Piazza Navona, the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Spanish steps followed by a tour of the Vatican. After Rome, they headed north and visited the town of Assisi.
The world-traveling high school students continued their Italian tour and visited the famous Ponte Vecchio, a medieval bridge, considered the oldest in the city of Florence. The famous Duomo, Florence's magnificent church, was one of the final stops in Italy.
From Florence and Pisa, the MBHS students traveled to the principality of Monaco followed by the French cities of Nice, Avignon, Pont du Gard (2,000-year-old Roman aqueduct) and the medieval town of Carcassone.
From there they visited Barcelona and watched the Magic Fountains located in Plaza de España, visited the Sagrada Familia cathedral, and went to La Barceloneta beach. The students ended their trip in Madrid, Spain where they visited the famous Prado Museum, the Royal Palace, and the Plaza Mayor.
“My experience in Europe was better than I could have ever imagined,” said MBHS student Priscilla Tamborini. “I definitely believe I came back a more well rounded and cultured person.
“One of my favorite memories would have to be cliff jumping into the Gardon River under an old Roman aqueduct in France. If I could, I would do it all over again because there was never a dull moment,” she said.
St. Paul’s Lutheran
- St. Paul’s Lutheran School congratulates fourth-graders Miranda Kaack and Emily Delcamp, for receiving scholarships from the American Guild of Organists for their organ study and performances. Miranda also received an additional scholarship in the novice division of competition.
- St. Paul’s also congratulates seventh grader Sam Rudenberg and alumni Margaret Campbell for receiving their Bach Regional award ribbons at the Southern California Junior Bach Festival at UCLA. Margaret was also awarded a bronze medal in the Complete Works Audition Program.
- On June 29, Miranda Kaack performed at an American Guild of Organists concert at Spreckels Organ Pavilion at Balboa Park.
- Sam Rudenberg, Skylar Berry and Morgan Blum received the Music Leadership Award for consistently demonstrating outstanding leadership in choir and/or handbells. The recipients of the “I’ve Got the Joy” Award (in memory of Ashley Heffington) are John Hartford and Petra Schulz for their outstanding work in choir throughout the year.
- A five-block area of Garnet Avenue got a little sparkle in June when the third- and fourth-grade classes took to the street for a clean-up. The students chose to walk to the Broken Yolk Café and clean up Garnet Avenue on the way back to school.
University of San Diego
The following Pacific Beach students recently graduated from USD:
- Vianey Coronado Angeles. Coronado Angeles earned bachelor's degrees in French and accountancy, graduating summa cum laude. She was the valedictorian for the university's School of Business Administration and earned a 4.0 grade point average.
- Katherine Crider. Crider earned a bachelor's degree in behavioral neuroscience.
- Mathias Dahl. Dahl earned a bachelor's degree in business administration, graduating cum laude.
- Faye Garber. Garber earned a bachelor's degree in business administration.
- Abigail Hollinger. Hollinger earned a bachelor's degree in international relations, graduating summa cum laude.
- Benjamin Jacobs. Jacobs earned a bachelor's degree in behavioral neuroscience, graduating summa cum laude.
- Jonathan Mesic. Mesic earned a bachelor's degree in marketing, completing the requirements for graduation in January.
- Anthony Palladino. Palladino earned a bachelor's degree in finance, completing the requirements for graduation in January.
- Christopher Pettinati. Pettinati earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.
- Kathryn Raybould. Raybould earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and music.
- Gwyneth Shoecraft. Shoecraft earned a bachelor's degree in communication studies, graduating summa cum laude and having completed the requirements for graduation in January.
- Arielle Solheim. Solheim earned a bachelor's degree in marketing.
- Samantha Stobo. Stobo earned a bachelor's degree in communication studies.
- Michael Sussman. Sussman earned a bachelor's degree in accountancy, graduating cum laude.