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Who’s News: 12/22/23

RISING STARS 

The Encinitas Chamber of Commerce recently honored several local students as part of its Rising Star of the Month program for the 2023-2024 school year: Hannah Eghtedari of Canyon Crest Academy, Michael Christensen of La Costa Canyon High School, Gloria Mateo Martinez of San Dieguito High School Academy and Nataly Medina of Torrey Pines High School.

FACULTY HONORS

Andy Yu of Encinitas earned faculty honors for the Summer 2023 semester at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The distinction is awarded to undergraduate students who have earned a 4.0 academic average.

ART WINNERS

The winners of Oceanside Museum of Art’s recent 2023/2024 Artist Alliance Biennial Exhibition include grand prize winner Marshall Toomey, artist of “The Shop,” followed by first place winner Dennis Carrie’s “Red Shirt,” second place winner George Papciak’s “North Strand View,” and third place winner Christina Rosenthal’s “From the Hand Unasked.”

ESPORTS WINNERS

Duncan Wallace of Carlsbad along with fellow esports teammates on the “Valorant” Blue team from Kettering University in Michigan earned the National Association of Collegiate Esports Divisional Championships. The “Valorant” Blue team defeated North Central University in Minnesota and Texas A&M International University.

HOPE CENTER

The Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Panda Express teamed up to open the newest Panda Cares Center of Hope at the Boys & Girls Club of Vista. The center is a newly renovated space within the club designed to deliver fun, education and critical social-emotional development to local children.

NEW BOARD

The MiraCosta College Board of Trustees recently selected Trustee Rick Cassar – who represents Area No. 2 including Solana Beach, Cardiff and Rancho Santa Fe – as the new board president. Trustee Raye Clendening, representing Area No. 6 including north Oceanside, became the new vice president. 

BOARD RESIGNATION

The MiraCosta College Board of Trustees is seeking to fill an upcoming vacancy following Trustee Bill Fischer’s resignation effective Jan. 2. Fischer represents Area No. 7, which covers central Oceanside. Interested applicants must be registered to vote and live in the same district. Submit a letter of interest, resume and application packet to Julie Bollerud, executive assistant to the superintendent/president, at 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056, or via email at [email protected].

BREASTFEEDING FRIENDLY

TrueCare is the only Federally Qualified Health Center in California awarded the Breastfeeding Friendly Health Center designation by the California Department of Public Health, California Breastfeeding Coalition and California WIC Association.

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