North County School News, June 19

Maya Almog, left, and Bianca Grunvald perform at the Sage Canyon School talent show.

(Adriana Bade)


School’s annual show brings out talent

More than 120 Sage Canyon School students recently showcased their skills in the school’s annual PTA talent competition. Students played musical instruments, sang, danced, performed skits, did magic and more. The children put together a program of 65 acts which took place over two days. Visit


The credit union distributes scholarships

The North Island Credit Union has awarded scholarships to two North County students as part of its 2022 College Scholarship Program, recognizing outstanding students for their academic and community activities. The credit union offers 10 scholarships of $1,000 each each year to college students in San Diego and Riverside counties. In North County, the scholarship recipients are Joy Adel Abdelmalak from Escondido High School and Madeline Engblom from Rancho Bernardo High School. This year, the credit union scholarship program received 800 applications. Visit

Coastal Academy Achieves WASC Accreditation

Coastal Academy High School, one of the schools of the classical academies, recently obtained a six-year accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Accreditation is a rolling six-year cycle where the school demonstrates its ability, commitment and competence to support high quality learning and continuous school improvement. Go to

Three JROTC cadets received medals and checks

The Santa Margarita Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, recently honored three JROTC cadets with certificates, medals and $75 checks. Cadets are chosen by their commanding officers for the awards based on their demonstrated loyalty and patriotism and a record of military and scholastic achievement while participating in the JROTC program. Honorary Chapter Regent Wanda Prosser presented the awards to Army Navy Academy Cadets/2nd Lt. Christopher Bonacic. JROTC President Sarah Fagen presented Cadet/Capt. Kimberly Castaneda at El Camino High School. Regent Laura Horn presented to cadets/Lance Cpl. Mariam J. Nicolas at Oceanside High School. The DAR is a voluntary service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism and preserving American history. It is open to any woman 18 or older who is a direct descendant of an ancestor who participated in America’s struggle for independence during the American Revolution. Visit


The water district awards scholarships to seniors

The Vista Irrigation District recently awarded college scholarships to seven high school students. Emilie Taylor from Rancho Buena Vista High School received a $2,500 scholarship, Samantha Bailey from Rancho Buena Vista High School received a $2,000 scholarship and Abigayle Paliotti from Rancho Buena Vista High School received a $1,500 scholarship as winners of the Vista Irrigation District 2022 scholarship competition. Mateo Sulejmani, Jennifer Galan and Kenneth Morales Reyes, all of Rancho Buena Vista High School, and Grace Koumaras of Mission Vista High School each received $1,000 as finalists in the scholarship competition. The contest, which is open to high school students living or attending school in the district’s service area, aims to increase knowledge and awareness of water-related issues affecting the district.

Please send articles to [email protected] at least two weeks before the events.

Comments are closed.