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June 2, 2011

Solana Beach rower awarded MVP Solana Beach resident and Cal Coast Academy student James Bernard (11th grade) was the top honoree recently at the San Diego Rowing Club’s annual junior banquet. James Bernard James walked away with the evening’s most sought after title of MVP. What makes this accomplishment even more impressive is that James has only been rowing since February. “In just three short months James has not only worked his way up to earning this distinguished compliment but he has simultaneously maintained his 4.3 GPA and demanding class schedule,” states Cal Coast Academy’s founder and principal Jan Dunning. During the entire nine-month season, junior rowers practice six days a week for two and a half hours a day. These strenuous workouts help to prepare the rowers for events such as the U.S. Rowing Southwest Junior Championship Regatta. Currently, James and his fellow crew members are gearing up for their last event of the season, the U.S. Rowing Junior Nationals Championships.

Led by former U.S. national team member Chris Callaghan, the junior rowers receive the knowledge and guidance required to endure and succeed at such challenging events. James recognizes and appreciates the level of expertise his coach holds. “Coach Callaghan has taught me the importance of teamwork, persistence, and good sportsmanship, he has challenged and encouraged me, and he has given me the physical training required to reach my maximum potential and compete in a collegiate rowing program,” James said. Although the season has almost come to an end, James will continue to glide through the waters of Mission Bay as he eagerly strives towards excellence. “James’ accomplishments both athletically and academically are a true testament to his unwavering dedication and hard work,” says Dunning. “He exemplifies the ideal definition of a well-rounded individual and he undeniably deserves this noteworthy recognition.” Cal Coast Academy is an independent grades 6-12 college preparatory school accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, approved by the University of California, and NCAA certified. To learn more about Cal Coast Academy, call 858-481-0882 or visit www.calcoastacademy. com.

Del Mar Little League League Highlights Playoffs for our Juniors, Majors, AAA, and AA divisions: The week of action included a number of close games as teams fight for a shot at the Division Championship. The League and Division Championships will be decided this week. Recent home run hitters include: Majors: Ryan Bramlett 2 (Twins), Jace Evans (Athletics), Steven Hausman (Phillies), Alex Kalali (Padres), Andrew Plewe (Giants), Nino Romero (Angels), Jacob Sclar (Padres) AAA: Anton Schuh (BlueClaws), T.K. Parker (Threshers), Camden Yu (Knights) League Reminders General Membership Meeting – 2011 Board Election Del Mar Little League General Membership Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 2nd. Please check the website for details and location. Championship Saturday and End of Season Bash DMLL is planning a full day of activities on Saturday, June 4th at Ashley Falls Park. The Majors, AAA, and AA Division championship games will be played during the day and we will have awards ceremonies recognizing our Pitch, Hit, and Run winners and the 2011 DMLL Academic All-American class. There will be food vendors, jumpies, and other activities for the whole family to enjoy. For league updates, scores and standings visit the league website at


Del Mar siblings graduate from USD Daniela Garcia and her brother, Alejandro Garcia, both graduated from the University of San Diego on May 22. Daniela earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies, while Alejandro earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a minor in anthropology. Daniela also took courses in writing and photography at MiraCosta College and hopes to work in the film industry. This spring she did an internship at ARTS: A Reason to Survive. The two are graduates of Cathedral Catholic High School. Their parents are Angela De Garcia and Lauro Garcia III.

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6-2-2011 Del Mar Times  

A rendering of the planned updated pool area. Residential Customer Del Mar CA, 92014 ECRWSS Fathers and daughters enjoy their last dance of...

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