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Santa Margarita Hosts the 16th Annual Eagle Invitational

Santa Margarita Catholic High School Track & Field will host the 16th Annual Eagle Invitational on Saturday, March 2nd. The Eagle Invitational is a meet that started as a Saturday Tri-Meet with Mater Dei, St. John Bosco, and Santa Margarita before the three were in a league together. The Eagle Invite offers teams a chance to bring all levels to …

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What is Success?

The ambiguity of the term “success” can lead high school students and their parents to define it in a number of ways. Whether it be when getting straight A’s, making the varsity team, or gaining acceptance into the top Ivy League. How do high school students actually define the success that everyone is trying to achieve? With numerous self-help books …

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Dan Stevens – Newport Harbor water polo standout commits to Harvard

Dan Stevens expressed his thrill at being selected by Harvard, and for a slot with the Harvard Water Polo team.  And, he felt it important to thank those who helped him along the say. “On the morning of October 1, I received a voice mail from the Harvard Admissions committee granting me admission to the Harvard Class of 2017.  Today, …

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Marching Band Requires Physical Stamina – Should it Be Considered a Sport?

The physical demands of a competitive marching band require its members to be in get in shape and stay in shape. During the weeks Summer vacation, marching bands practice hours in the sun teaching their freshman the fundamentals of marching. This rigor continue through the marching band season. According to the Oxford Dictionary, sport means an activity involving physical exertion …

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Santa Margarita Catholic High School Student Athletes Commit

11 Athletes Commit on NCAA Signing Day 11 athletes from Santa Margarita Catholic High School made their futures evident on Wednesday, Nov. 14, as they officially signed letters of intent or celebrated their commitment to attend colleges across the country for their sport. Nov. 14 marks the first day that high school seniors could sign scholarship papers for the following sports: …

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Dreaming of an NCAA Scholarship? How OC Students Get it Done

The average high school student juggles essential academic classes, extracurricular activities, time devoted to sports and social life in order to get into college. A select few students take it even further by working hard to become the best athletes possible — with the ultimate goal of winning a college sports scholarship. It’s not an easy path, but many OC …

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Alyssa Smith from Dana Point Extends a Family Tennis Tradition

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PLAYING TENNIS? HOW DID YOU GET STARTED? I started playing tennis when I was six years old. My parents coached me until I was 10 which was when I started working with the USTA’s player development program in Carson, California. I continued training with the USTA in Carson for the last seven years until this …

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Preparing For Campus Visits

It would be nearly impossible for a student to make an attendance commitment to a college or university for four years without first getting an idea of the culture and personality of the institution. The college campus visit gives you an opportunity to visit with the students and faculty, and observe how the students live in the college environment. This observation …

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ACL Injuries: Understanding the Anterior Cruciate Ligament

Knee injuries often occur among active teens and athletes, and a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) — a ligament that helps give the knee its stability — is a common knee injury. Teens who play contact sports such football and basketball or so-called “cutting” sports (such as soccer and baseball that feature swift, abrupt movements such as pivoting, stopping, or …

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#HSIOC Roundup: November 12

Our weekly collection of the best Instagram shots from around the county. If your school wasn’t represented or you think you can do better, tag your Instagram photos #HSIOC! Click on each picture to enlarge.

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