Editor’s note: Standouts are selected by their respective schools. Photos courtesy of Cornerstone Photography Cade Morony All Westlake High School students are Warriors, but Cade Morony fights harder than most. The newly minted high school graduate has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a genetic disorder marked by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness. Walking is difficult for him, so he gets around with […]

Senior’s story profound

Ashley Ives is a testament to how determination, perseverance and support from loving adults are crucial in overcoming the pain tragedy and loss. Ashley, 17, graduated June 13 from Agoura High School following a tumultuous childhood. Her mother died when she was a baby, and during her childhood her father was jailed for drug problems. She was sent to live […]

High-fives all around

DIPLOMA IN HAND—New alumnus Sebastian Bernt receives positive affirmation during the Agoura High School graduation on June 13.

Glad grad day in Calabasas

BIG SMILES ALL AROUND—Eighteen-year-old Calabasas High School graduates Kyla Robinson- Hubbard, left, and Agoura Hills resident Justin White take a photo op with English teacher Chimei Fregoso before the start of the Calabasas High Class of 2019 commencement ceremony June 13 at Keith Ritchie Field. Below, Calabasas resident Roy Arnaldes, 18, prepares to send a photo of himself in his […]

She’s only 13 but already has three associate degrees

Student started college at age 8

Sriya Kalyan is 13 years old, but the Medea Creek Middle School student already has three college degrees under her belt. At the Moorpark College graduation ceremony on May 17, Sriya was presented with associate degrees in social and behavioral sciences, humanities and natural sciences. Sriya began attending Moorpark College when she was all of 8 years old. “Twice a […]

Cool kids can code in camp

Robotics & Things of Simi Valley, in its 24th year, will hold its Super Science and Technology Hands-on STEM Summer Camp at the Courtyard Marriott, 191 Cochran St., Simi Valley. The camp enrichment curriculum in the morning sessions has a split curriculum for boys and girls in grades K-1, grades two to five and grades six to eight. The code […]

Seniors there they go!

Viewpoint school

The graduating seniors at Viewpoint School were awarded their diplomas June 8 in a ceremony at the campus in Calabasas. As the Class of 2019 moves on, some graduates will travel afar while others will continue their life journey closer to home. Daniel Cashdan Graduate Daniel Cashdan, 18, is bidding goodbye to California. He’ll be going to New York State […]

Oak Park students receive esteemed Marie Panec award

Prize named for of former school district leader

Each year, selected students in the Oak Park Unified School District receive an honor in memory of Marie Panec, a former school board member who died in 2011 at the age of 57. The Marie Panec Educating Compassionate and Creative Global Citizens Award honors students who display moral and ethical behavior and demonstrate a responsibility to the environment and society […]

College standouts

Tristan Bailey of Calabasas, a junior majoring in digital arts; Noah Levine of Westlake Village, a senior majoring in kinesiology; Megan Lapides of Oak Park, a senior in zoology; and Liam Wilson of Oak Park, a senior in pre-public health, made the 3.5- GPA honor roll for the winter semester at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore. Brian Gabrin, a […]

Oaks Christian School Graduaton 2019

Oaks Christian graduates Claire Lauer and Christian Moore both said they’ll miss high school for the same reason: It felt like they were part of a family. The two seniors along with 236 of their classmates were graduated May 30 from the Westlake Village private high school. Claire Lauer Claire, 18, nearly died her sophomore year when a golf cart […]

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