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North County School News, Jan. 28


Cancer survivor scholarship awarded

Sana Moezzi

Sana Moezzi

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Sana Moezzi has been selected as a 2020 recipient of Northwestern Mutual’s Childhood Cancer Survivor Scholarship program. Forty-three students, the largest cohort to date, have each been awarded a $5,000 renewable scholarship this year. Knowing that costly treatment associated with childhood cancer can lead to long-term financial challenges, including how to afford higher education, Northwestern Mutual developed the scholarship program. Sana was diagnosed with cancer during her senior year of high school. Her determination to help others in similar circumstances inspired her through her own difficult journey. At age 18, she became the youngest wish-granter for the Make A Wish Foundation, and Sana has been able to grant the wishes of other children with cancer. She is studying business administration at the University of San Diego. Applications for the 2021 scholarship program are open through Monday. To apply, visit or


Academy holding virtual open houses

Classical Academy invites families to a new-student virtual Open House. Meet the principals, review program options and learn more. The Zoom access link and virtual lottery slip will be uploaded to the website on the day of the open house. The schedule: Classical Academy High School (grades 9-12): 5:30 p.m. Tuesday; Coastal Academy High School (grades 9-12): 5:30 p.m. Wednesday; The Classical Academy (TK-8): 5:30 p.m. Feb. 4; Coastal Academy (TK-8): 5:30 p.m. Feb. 4; Classical Academy Middle School (7-8): 5:30 p.m. Feb. 10; Classical Academy Vista (TK-8): 5:30 p.m. Feb. 11. Visit; call (760) 842-8000. Email

Solar project on roofs, carports at campus

San Diego Jewish Academy recently marked a milestone in the school’s Sustainability Initiative with the staging for its 800 KWh solar project, which will advance the school’s self-sustainability. The project includes installing solar panels on most of the building rooftops, as well as on new carports. When completed in March, with the addition of a large energy storage (battery) system on campus, the academy will save approximately $400,000 annually by generating its own electricity. The project design includes a roadmap to develop the campus into a micro-grid, which would make it self-sufficient in meeting energy requirements. The initiative is a reflection of the Jewish value, bal tashchit, to protect the Earth. Visit


Group donates laptops to special ed students

Assistance League of Inland North County recently donated 18 Chromebook laptops to Ramona Unified School District. The Operation School Bell Program, which provides school clothes to students in need, expanded to include school supplies. Because many students were at home doing distance learning, the program bought the laptops and donated them to the Special Education Department. Assistance League is an all-volunteer nonprofit with 120
chapters nationwide. Visit


CSUSM president to give report Feb. 4

California State University San Marcos invites the community to its 2021 Report to the Community from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. Feb. 4. In her second Report to the Community, President Ellen Neufeldt will share how Cal State San Marcos is rising to meet today’s challenges with resilience and resolve. Various levels of sponsorship opportunities are available for this free event, with proceeds benefiting Presidential Priorities and Student Success Initiatives at CSUSM. Registrants and sponsors can bookmark to view the livestream. For sponsorships, contact Christine Andersen at or (760) 750-7310. For general event questions, email

CSUSM extends admission deadline to Sunday

Cal State San Marcos has extended its fall application deadline to Sunday. The university is reminding students that financial aid is available to those who apply and who are qualified. More than 70 percent of its student population receives some type of financial aid. CSUSM is anticipating a return to in-person instruction for fall 2021, though the university plans to offer some virtual learning. Apply to CSUSM at The federal financial aid form is available at


District opens logo contest to community

The Solana Beach School District invites the community to create a new logo reflecting its “Memorable Mission: Where learners find their voice, share their gifts and advance the world.” The logo should reflect the district’s mission and work well in color and black-and-white designs. Contest is open until 4 p.m. Feb. 19. Email logo to The winner will be announced March 11. For details, visit

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