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Honesty Boxes of Ojai

In a town famous for its citrus, many residents of Ojai have come up with a creative solution for their excess produce: honesty boxes. Scattered throughout various neighborhoods, streets and orchards, these fruit stands function on the honor system, relying on the integrity of their customers to leave the right amount of money for whatever produce they take.

Decisions, Decisions

This year’s seniors sent out more than 400 applications and received nearly 160 acceptances. They earned entrance to top-notch small private liberal arts schools such as Vassar, Skidmore and Reed, and big public universities such as LSU, UC Berkeley and the University of Washington.

News

A Day with Dr. Suess

Dr. Seuss’ birthday is celebrated in libraries all over the country and Upper Campus decided to join the celebration this year. In early March, high school students took a trip down to lower to celebrate.

Parking Palooza

Started as a joke between a couple of students, the day student parking formations have already gained school-wide attention.

Girl Power

Every year, schools across Ventura County select one to three girls to be recognized for their passion of mathematics and the sciences. On Friday, March 15, Ojai Valley School juniors Caspian Ellis and Angela Qu were honored by the Society of Women Engineers for their academic achievements in science and math.

Features

Weaving Love Together

Few school clubs provide a stronger sense of gratitude and community than that of junior Megan Manion’s Zanmi Club, which is a community service opportunity that helps women in Haiti.

Denim with a Porpoise

Just in time for the annual Relay for Life, junior Avery Colborn has come up with a creative new idea for a fundraiser. Aside from our well-known ceramics and face-paints, this year the OVS booth will be selling stuffed whales.

Sports

For Love of the Game

OVS alum Roger Wang was a standout tennis player and student at the Upper Campus in the late 1980s and early 90s. Recently, he returned to the Upper Campus tennis courts to watch his sons compete in the sport he loves.

Track Wins Big

OVS runners and throwers brought home nearly a dozen medals this past week at the school’s first Omega League Final track meet with two athletes earning spots in CIF Prelims at Carpinteria High this Saturday.

OVS Baseball Earns CIF Bid

For the first time in recent memory, the OVS baseball team earned a post-season CIF bid and will play Marshall Fundamental School on May 2 at home. The Spuds finished second in the Omega League with an 8-2 league record, and a 10-6 record overall.

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