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Graduates of ’09 say their farewells
By Liyna Anwar June 26, 2009
With poignant memories of their school years and high hopes for the future, the Laguna Beach High School class of 2009 held its commencement ceremony June 18 at the Irvine Bowl. As he waited to take his seat, Luke Tinkess, 18, said graduation marked a big transition: ?I?m excited but nervous because it?s such a big step from what we?re used to.? Katy Bekken, who will attend Loyola Marymount University in the fall, expressed excitement about the new stage in her life. ?
By Candice Baker April 20, 2007
Dozens of Laguna Beach High School students have revealed their inner characters to the Disneyland Resort. But Pluto, Minnie Mouse and Clarabelle Cow were far from the students’ minds; rather, they collectively gave thousands of hours of their time to benefit nonprofit organizations in Disneyland’s Show Your Character community service project program. Hawkins, a vocational education teacher at the school, spoke of the difference between cooking the sandwich in a microwave, which is quicker, or allowing the cheese to melt slower while the bread crisps atop a griddle. The classic lunchtime favorite and milkshakes were on the menu.
Doris Helen Thurston Boyd Doris Helen Thurston Boyd, a native Lagunan, died Aug. 20, surrounded by family. She was 89. Mrs. Thurston Boyd was the youngest of two daughters of Laguna pioneers Joseph Smith Thurston and Marie Harding Thurston. Joe Thurston came to his father’s homestead in Aliso Canyon in 1871 and was noted as being one of the founding fathers of Laguna Beach. Marie Thurston was one of the first school teachers in Laguna Beach, teaching in a one room school house and was later honored with having the junior high school named after her. In her early years, Mrs. performances are sold out on both days. performances may be reserved by calling (949) 855 0331, to be picked up and paid for at the box theater box office. Laguna Beach High School is at 625 Park Ave.
Corinne Beacham Greene Laguna resident Corinne Beacham Greene died July 10 at her home surrounded by family. She was 51. She battled ovarian cancer for six years. “This was a wonderful life,” family friend Kay Ostensen said. “She touched so many and always, even at the last, was thinking of the other person what she could do for us.” Mrs. Beacham Greene is survived by her by husband, Gary; daughter Charise, 24; and son Nathan, 19. Participants will receive instruction from current Laguna Beach High School boys’ volleyball head coach Scott Panaro, additional Laguna Beach High volleyball staff members and current players.