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September 12, 1997 | J. J. POPE
Pete Snetsinger, a social studies teacher at Marina High School, is one of 13 high school teachers nationwide to be selected as finalists for the State Farm Insurance Good Neighbor Awards. The annual award recognizes social studies teachers who demonstrate innovation and outstanding leadership in the classroom. The program, overseen by the National Council for the Social Studies, gives 10 awards of $5,000 each, which are payable to the educational institution of the recipient's choice.
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February 20, 2002 | From Times Staff Writers
Marina High School has won its first Orange County Academic Decathlon, beating 75 teams. Friday's win means the high school will represent Orange County in the state tournament next month in Modesto. The Marina team began studying for the event in June. Students took a summer course and set up outside study sessions. After school began in the fall, students met for one period a day and spent hundreds of hours in the afternoon and evening preparing for the competition.
SPORTS
December 16, 1987
Marina High School forward Steve Guild was on the free-throw line with no time remaining and his team trailing Estancia by two points in the second round of the Irvine World News tournament Tuesday at Woodbridge High School. Guild made the first but missed the second of two free throws as Estancia (7-1) upset Orange County's top-ranked team, 63-62. Mike Curtis led Estancia with 18 points. Guild scored 25 points for Marina (7-1), and center Danny Floyd added 19 points.
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October 24, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
A Marina High School coach was fired after school officials determined that he was involved in videotaping the girl's shower room, officials said Wednesday. Brian Akian, 27, of Huntington Beach was dismissed Monday as an assistant walk-on coach at the school, where he had worked about seven years, said Carol Osbrink, assistant superintendent of the Huntington Beach Union High School District. The tape was discovered Friday by an employee who reported it to the Marina principal.
OPINION
September 21, 2013
Re "In the running, as herself," Sept. 19 Transgender teen Cassidy Lynn Campbell would get my vote for homecoming queen at Marina High School. Not only is she beautiful, she is smart, brave and true to herself. Kudos to Marina High and her parents for allowing her to be who she is. Marsha Pasarow Schiff Los Angeles ALSO: Mailbag: Fight over food stamps Letters: Obamacare and public opinion Letters: Back-and-forth on Syria policy
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September 21, 2013 | By Abby Sewell and Adolfo Flores
The principal at Marina High School in Huntington Beach had made a vow before one of his students - a transgender teen - was crowned homecoming queen Friday night. "If Marina High School is to make high-profile news during its homecoming week this year," Principal Paul Morrow said before the ceremony, "then we are proud that the message is one of equity and individual respect. " Cassidy Lynn Campbell, who was born male but told The Times she always felt like a girl, broke down in tears during the homecoming ceremony at the school's football game.
SPORTS
November 8, 1986
Mark Georgeson, a 6-foot 10-inch center at Marina High School, made a verbal commitment Friday to attend the University of Arizona. Wednesday is the first day a high school student can sign a national letter of intent. Georgeson averaged 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Vikings last season. At Arizona, he will play for Lute Olson, who formerly coached at Marina. Georgeson had narrowed his college choices to Cal, Pepperdine, Washington and UC Irvine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 2000
Re: "UC Applications: Tough Time for the Deadline-Challenged" (Dec. 1): How ironic that the six Huntington Beach Union High School District campuses are among the 10 in Orange County that shunned the UC guaranteed admission offer to students in the top 4% of their class. The experience of children in our family has been that students are encouraged to attend junior colleges. College counseling is not available. Marina High School has a solid offering of advanced placement courses, yet the percentage is extremely low of students going on to four-year institutions.
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