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Guild gives money

The Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild, 6004 Paseo Delicias donated $150 for the Children’s Show at the San Diego County Fair. This contribution is awarded to a student (grades K-6) whose art work has been selected by the division judges. The fair run through July 4.Science score

At Torrey Pines High School, The Journal of Youths in Science (JOURNYS), featuring original research, reviews and op-eds received national recognition from the PBS program NOVA and NOVA labs.

JOURNYS has several students serving as teen advisors to NOVA labs and the group also has a link on the NOVA labs website.

Accolades

Del Mar’s 21st Street Sewer Pump Station has received an “Award of Excellence” in Wastewater Collection & Treatment from the American Society of Civil Engineers and an “Environmental Project of the Year” award from the American Public Works Association. The new pump station replaced a 39-year-old facility and has been operating since November.

Nicely done

Congratulations to the Torrey Pines High School Falconer members who were asked to write an entire section for the Summer, 2012 issue of MASK Magazine. The magazine is a publication of Mothers Awareness on School-age Kids. The contributing student writers were Mahan Chitgari, Natalie Dunn, Alex Jen, Eva Lilienfeld, Benji Lu, Cory Lomberg, Aditi Munshi, Emily Sun and Natalie Tesfai.

No lottery this year

All San Dieguito Union High School District students will get to go to their first-choice high school in the district for 2012-2013. A lottery was not necessary at the ninth-grade level, and all students, grades 10 to 12, were recently afforded the opportunity to go to one of our academies, if they were on the waitlist to do so

Torrey Pines High School expects 2,675 students next school year.

Reaching out

The Elizabeth Hospice recently launched a new website designed to help people facing a life limiting illness and their loved ones gain earlier access to hospice care. The site, elizabethhospice.org went live June 14.

Student support

Tri-City Medical Center was one of six businesses recognized by state Sen. Mark Wyland for participating in the WorkAbility I training program that partners local businesses with middle school and high school students in the Vista Unified School District.

WorkAbility I is a training program for special education students. Special education students may be dealing with learning disabilities such as dyslexia, difficulty with math and writing or ADD/ADHD.

More kudos

Tri-City Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines–Heart Failure Bronze Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The recognition signifies that Tri-City has reached an aggressive goal of treating heart failure patients for at least 90 days with 85 percent compliance to core standard levels of care outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology secondary prevention guidelines for heart failure patients.

High marks

Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas and Scripps Green Hospital have received a performance achievement award for meeting strict, evidence-based guidelines related to stroke care during 2011. Both hospitals were granted the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas has also been named to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s “Target: Stroke” honor roll for its commitment to and success in improving care for stroke patients.

Staff addition

The Tarbuton, Israeli Cultural Center in Carmel Valley, announces the addition of Iris Noiman to the Tarbuton teaching staff to oversee the launch of the Tarbuton Middle School Program. Noiman will guide sixth- through eighth-grade students providing Hebrew Language and Israel Education program in their critical time before their bar/bat mitzvah age.

Endorsement

Del Mar Mayor Carl Hilliard announced his endorsement and full support of Steve Danon for County Supervisor in the Third District.

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