August 10, 2006
Huntington Beach Junior All-American Football and Cheer will kick off its 2006 season Saturday with opening-day ceremonies at Huntington Beach High School. The festivities will consist of player and cheerleader introduc- tions, a cheer presentation and scrimmage games at each level. There will be a silent auction with themed gift baskets, vendor stands, a well-stocked snack bar and interactive fun booths featuring shaved ice and face painting. Team introductions will run from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. with scrimmages between league teams to follow.
June 15, 2006
The Huntington Beach Relay for Life team is still looking for donations to meet its goal. Although almost $50,000 was raised at the American Cancer Society event, which lasted 24 hours from June 3 to June 4, the crew would like to tip the scales with more donations to meet or surpass a $100,000 goal. "The relay was fabulous," said event chair Nicole Hensley. Breast cancer survivor Cindi Rhorer, a Costa Mesa resident, was one of more than 580 people who participated in the festivities at Huntington Beach High School.
March 3, 2005
The Huntington Beach Independent went to Knott's Berry Farm and asked Huntington Beach High School students, 'What is your favorite thing about amusement parks?' "My favorite thing about amusements parks is, of course, the rides. My other favorite thing about amusement parks is funnel cake." ANDREW KREITZ, 16 Huntington Beach "Of course, I like the big rides, the roller coasters. But what I really like here is the cheese bread." JILLIAN ARDREY, 16 Huntington Beach "I like the rides, I like the food and I like the tourists."
September 23, 1999
Marissa Espino HUNTINGTON BEACH -- Students of the Academy for the Performing Arts raised $16,000 to help fund the 10 productions that will hit the stage this year. "It was a great success because all the kids turned out," said Marylou Bodul, chairperson of the academy's third annual fund-raiser, Walk for the Arts. About 300 students, faculty, staff and parents participated in the walkathon that started at Huntington Beach High School and ended at the base of the Huntington Beach pier.
June 26, 2003
The Independent went to Huntington Beach High School to ask graduates, 'How does it feel to have graduated at last?' "I kept saying I'm not going to miss going here, but I am definitely going to miss it. Especially the friends I have made because they are a part of me and now I am moving on." GEORGE BOULOS, 18 Huntington Beach "Nervous. Excited. Because I think the future lies ahead and I am excited about the possibilities." USHA THULSIRAJ, 18 Huntington Beach "It's great 'cause I am finally done.
May 29, 2008
A local teen will have a garage sale Saturday to raise the rest of the funds required to attend a summer school for future leaders. Huntington Beach High School sophomore Rachelle Clark, 16, has been selected to attend the 2008 session of the Junior Statesman Summer School at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. from June 16 to July 6. She is about $500 shy of the necessary $3,995. Students participating in the session take college-level courses in American government and speech.
August 27, 2009
Huntington Beach resident Elle Macy, 16, won the Teen Miss Dance of America Solo Scholarship Competition on July 7 in Washington, D.C. Elle performed a lyrical dance routine choreographed by her mother, Shelly Macy. She won the title over 26 other competitors from all over the United States. Elle has trained at Orange County Dance Center in Huntington Beach for 10 years. She is a junior at Huntington Beach High School. Recently, Elle was asked to stay year-round at the School of American Ballet.
March 6, 2008
Cayce Crowder, 17, won the tiara and the sash of Surf City for 2008. She was selected Miss Huntington Beach from a field of 11 contestants at the annual beauty pageant Saturday. Crowder, a Huntington Beach High School and Academy of Performing Arts student, sang “The Wizard and I” from “Wicked” for her talent. As a musical theater student, it’s not surprising Crowder chose school art programs as her platform. She will represent Huntington at a number of events throughout the year including four parades.
March 14, 2012
The final events of this year's HB Reads program, in which author Temple Grandin will appear at an afternoon reception and lecture at Huntington Beach High School, have been sold out, officials announced Tuesday. Grandin, the author of "Emergence: Labeled Autistic," is scheduled to appear from 4 to 6 p.m. March 21 at Zimzala Restaurant and speak at the high school at 7 p.m. "We are extremely sorry for any inconvenience and disappointment this may cause," Fred Provencher, the program's founder, said in a release.
March 30, 2006
A Huntington Beach high school graduate who underwent a liver transplant at 14 has died of injuries he received in a car accident. Nicholas Russell, 18, was on his way to meet family for dinner March 11 when he was rear-ended in Stanton, said family friend Christine Martin. Russell was hospitalized at Kaiser Permanente in Anaheim Hills, where he underwent brain surgery after the accident. He remained in a coma for a week and died March 18, Martin said. Russell, who had been attending Orange Coast College, graduated in 2005 from the Academy of Performing Arts at Huntington Beach High School, where he studied acting.