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Middle school students Selin Ekici and Shannon Richardson, both grade 7, competed in several beach volleyball competitions as a team this summer and earned a chance to compete in the USAV Beach Volleyball Junior Tour. The pair placed third at the NoCal Open in Santa Cruz on Aug. 7, and secured a trip to the Junior Tour Championships, which were held Aug. 22 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Over the summer, Christopher Sund, grade 8, was accepted to the THINK Summer Institute, which provides a comprehensive college experience to 60 gifted students around the country. The program also offers the opportunity to earn college credit by taking courses from university faculty members.
Maverick McNealy, grade 10, made headway in the youth golf world during the summer, winning the Ray Anderson Memorial Junior Golf – Tournament in Milpitas, and finished 12th at the Callaway Junior World Golf Championships in San Diego, which featured 152 players from across the country.