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Steele Canyon High School Drama Department and Instrumental Music Department’s production of Rodger’s & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music was named the Best High School Musical at the 2018 Broadway San Diego Awards. 

At the May 27th awards show, the Steele Canyon Players competed with two other finalists, Mission Hills High School’s American Idiot and Cathedral Catholic High School’s 42nd Street. 

Alvarado Hospital Medical Center announced this month that it is a recipient of the Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award, a designation that recognizes superior performance of hospitals that have prevented the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications for patients during hospital stays.

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC) will present its 8th Annual Student Showcase, Clay Expressions, at Sophie’s Kensington Gallery (4168 Adams Avenue). The show will run from May 11th – May 26th, with a public reception at Sophie’s Kensington Galley on May 11th from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Steele Canyon High School Drama Department and Instrumental Music Department’s annual spring production of Rodger’s & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music has been nominated for Best Musical Ensemble for the 2018 Broadway San Diego Awards.

Three students from the cast were also selected as nominees for Best Actor and Best Actress at the 2018 Broadway San Diego Awards.

According to SCHS Theatre Director, Nicole LaBella, this is the first year the school has entered this competition that celebrates excellence in high school musical theatre.

Grossmont High School’s engineering team took third place out of 17 southern California regional teams at the Project Lead the Way Southern California, Chevron Design Challenge at Santana High School on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

With engineering being emphasized in education, Grossmont High School in La Mesa, California, is participating in Project Lead the Way’s Engineering nationwide STEM program.

San Diego-based construction craft apprentices will bring three medals home from the 2018 Associated Builders and Contractors National Craft Competition in Long Beach, California. The wins extend San Diego’s multi-year winning streak to nine years in a row, for a total of 24 total medals.

Makayla McCarthy (El Cajon, Calif.) was named the CACC Rookie of the Week while playing for Wilmington University softball in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Players of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Monday.

After playing the week in Florida, McCarthy went 2-2 in the circle in 23 innings pitched, striking out 14 with only six walks. She finished up with a 2.43 ERA while batting .250 for the week with five RBI.

As your District Attorney, I am committed to increasing communication and accessibility between the DA’s Office and you, the community. One way I hope to do that is through this monthly column, where I will provide information and tips on how you can stay safe.

On Feb. 15, Meals on Wheels San Diego County is held its annual Luminaries’ Luncheon that reviewed its fiscal year 2016/2017 and honored George A. Scott Award Recipients and Staff. The event took place at the Sheraton Hotel & Marina, Bay Tower.

More than 65,000 San Diego County science fanatics are expected to participate in the 10th annual San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering presented by the Illumina Foundation. This year, festival organizers are busy organizing dozens of new and returning special events and interactive activities for local K-12 students and adults 21 and up to engage in all things science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The festival is March 3-11, 2018, and most events are free and open to the public.