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Teodoro Lopez

Mock Trial.

Student Competitions Encourage Learning

In Ventura County, it’s not only athletes who get to compete. The Ventura County Office of Education’s Student Competitions & Fundraising Department, in cooperation with local business and community partners, supports world-class learning by hosting the Ventura County Science Fair, the Ventura County Mock Trial and the Ventura County Academic Decathlon. These competitions encourage and …

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Boy is exploring an award.

Watershed moment

The Rio Mesa High boys’ water polo team didn’t just keep knocking on the door. It set up camp. Hey, it virtually moved onto the front porch. All the perseverance reaped the grand prize Saturday. Runner-up the past two seasons in the division finals, the Spartans became CIF-Southern Section champions in their third try with …

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Teacher is laughing.

New Language, New Hope

For many newcomers to the United States, learning English is a daunting task. The English language is full of rules and exceptions, and is hardly ever phonetic like many other languages. It is relatively easy for a child growing up to learn multiple languages just by listening to them, unfortunately the same is not true …

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Taylor Penny, headshot.

Oxnard teen in national top three run-off for college scholarship

Local teen Taylor Penny is a top three finalist, hoping to win a $50,000 scholarship from JCPenney. The company is celebrating its $100-million milestone that has benefited Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s (BGCA) afterschool programs and others nationwide, and launched a Facebook campaign that invites fans to “Care. Share. Win!” by deciding who and …

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