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[10 Jul 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 6,078 views]
St. Margaret’s Inaugural Summer Piano Festival Draws Musicians from Around the World

Fifty students from around the world, and as far away as China, came to San Juan Capistrano and St. Margaret’s to participate in the inaugural Southern California Music Institute Piano Festival held June 21-30 in the new Performing Arts Center.
The Festival accommodated students at every level by offering two sessions: the Academy and the Camp. This year’s Academy session involved 30 students, including six boarding students who came to San Juan Capistrano from China, Mexico, San Francisco, Ohio and New York and was tailored towards students interested in advanced piano …

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[22 May 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 2,658 views]

Artwork from two St. Margaret’s students, freshman Alyssa Maita and senior Dorian Drislane will be on display at the Junior Art Exhibit this summer at The Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach. The show will host a selection of photography and multimedia works. Students originally entered their work in Imagination Celebration, an annual county-wide art festival celebrating creativity for all children and their families.
Click here to read more at The Orange County Register’s OCVarsity.com.
 

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[17 May 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 58,385 views]

Six Tartans from the Class of 2013 will be majoring in the arts this fall at their respective colleges.
Film & TV – Gianni Carson, Chandler Desforges  and Laura Pusey
Music – Austin Foley
Theater – Karly Thomas
Visual Arts – Regan Anderson
The Orange County Register has profiled these, along with other Orange County high school seniors, who will be studying theater in college next year.
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[16 May 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 3,474 views]
Harrison White Featured in The Capistrano Dispatch “The Art of Pitching”

With a unique throwing motion, grip and specialty pitch, The Capistrano Dispatch has highlighted senior Harrison White’s expertise in an article titled “The Art of Pitching.”
Click here to read the full article and see the video.
 

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[14 May 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 3,701 views]
Students Raise Funds to Aid Pacific Marine Mammal Center

From Lower School to Upper School, St. Margaret’s students organized an all-school fundraiser to help the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach. This year, the center rescued a record-high number of seals. Through the combined efforts of the school, the students raised $6,504.62, which is expected to support 13 seal pups from rescue to release including fish and medication.
Click here to read The Orange County Register article.
Click here to read the full Stu News Laguna article.
 
 

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[26 Apr 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 5,557 views]
The Zone’s Dr. Barry Sears Delivers Powerful Health Message to Parents

The Parent Teacher Fellowship Parent-Up Speakers Series presented its final speaker of the 2012-2013 school year last Friday to a full house of St. Margaret’s parents and friends in the Hurlbut Theater. Dr. Barry Sears, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, “The Zone” and creator of the Zone Diet, and a leading authority on the dietary control of hormonal and inflammatory responses, presented compelling research that showed the dangerous health issues, including generational genetic changes that result from the typical American diet. He further showed how the right …

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[4 Apr 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 4,705 views]
OC Register Spotlights SMES Performing Arts Center for Ushering in a New Era of Arts Excellence

The Orange County Register published an article this week showcasing the many attributes of St. Margaret’s Performing Arts Center.
According the reporter, “Students at St. Margaret’s Episcopal School have long been accustomed to excellence. But a new multimillion dollar performing arts center puts them on a level unaccustomed at even some of the most prestigious college-level theater programs in the country.”
Additionally, “…the opening of the performing arts center ushered in a new era of arts excellence at the school and has quickly become a focal point of campus energy,” said the …

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[20 Mar 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 1,781 views]
Students Compete in 58th Annual O.C. Science and Engineering Fair

This week, The Orange County Register highlighted students who competed in the 58th Annual O.C. Science and Engineering Fair in Costa Mesa. With a love for the ocean and a desire to study marine biology, Makenna Mitchell, grade 8, measured the energy created by the water for her project, “Harnessing Ocean Energy.”
Click here to read the full OC Register article.
O.C. Science and Engineering Fair winners will be announced on Sunday.
 

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[14 Mar 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 6,403 views]
“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” Receives Glowing Reviews from OC Register

The Orange County Register has published two glowing reviews of last week’s Upper School play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
One review states, “St. Margaret’s presents the gripping drama in a mature fashion, by skillfully acting the difficult material. The actors admirably depict the gloomy play, along with the technical elements allowing the show to come to life. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is an excellent show. Click here to read the entire review.
The other review raves, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof performed at St. Margaret’s is beautifully …

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[15 Feb 2013 | admin | One Comment | 5,520 views]
OC Register Features Alumna Meaghan Hurr’s Reflection on First Semester at Columbia

Alumna Meaghan Hurr, one of The Orange County Register’s top 10 2012 graduates who would change the world, shares her thoughts and discoveries during her first semester at Columbia University in New York City, where she is preparing for a career in science, engineering and education.
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