Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk

Soprano Nichole Dechaine Performs at St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley

The public is invited to attend the next Santa Ynez Valley Classical Music Series concert featuring soprano Nichole Dechaine accompanied by pianist Beverly Staples at 7 p.m. Friday, June 22, at St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Church, 2901 Nojoqui Ave., Los Olivos. … Dechaine teaches private voice and music courses, as well as conducting choirs at Westmont College and Santa Barbara City College. She has served as St. Mark’s-in-the Valley’s director of vocal music since 2015. more

Providence Valedictorian Awarded Cox, Koch Scholarships

Evan Boger, valedictorian of the Providence Class of 2018, is one of four Cox scholars named for Santa Barbara County.

Cox Charities awards college scholarships to students enrolling full-time in an accredited two- or four-year university, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and demonstrate active involvement in extracurriculars, community service, or work experience. The average award is $1,000-$5,000.

Boger said he plans to study business and economics at Westmont College. He began at Providence in the seventh-grade and, at the private Christian school, said he has found a place where his hobbies and academic interests could flourish. more

Tricia Price Joins Family Service Agency Board

Family Service Agency has announced Tricia Thorsell Price, former superintendent of Cold Spring School District, has joined its board of directors. … Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Price earned her bachelor of arts and multiple subject teaching credential at Westmont College. She completed her masters degree in education administration at California State Channel Islands and her Ed.D. at Fielding University. more

$2 Million Gift to Westmont Targets Student Success

Westmont has received $2 million toward a Center for Student Success from an anonymous donor with close ties to the college.

A presidential initiative establishes the new center, which will coordinate all facets of the college experience to supercharge student success on campus and after graduation. more

American Riviera Bank Promotes Michael Viebeck

Michael Viebeck, who started his career with American Riviera Bank interning as a credit analyst, has been promoted to a full-time position as a commercial banking officer with the Santa Barbara-based community bank. Viebeck graduated from Westmont College with a bachelor’s degree in economics and business in May 2016. more

Isaiah Veal Makes Statement in Winning County Titles in 100, 200

Isaiah Veal has emerged as a serious CIF contender in the sprints. … “I’m just trying to get in some decent races and strategy under my belt,” said the Westmont-bound Peterson. “(Everest) pushed me in the last 300, and it showed me what we can both do in the end. That was good.” more

Michael Stefanic Powers Westmont Past The Master’s

Michael Stefanic went 3 for 3 with three runs scored and an RBI while Tyler Roper was 3 for 4 with two RBI as NAIA No. 25 Westmont Baseball (31-14, 23-11 GSAC) pounded the Mustangs of The Master’s (24-21, 16-18) on the opening day of a three-game Golden State Athletic Conference series at Russ Carr Field. more

Dos Pueblos Sending 17 Student Athletes to College Programs

Seventeen Dos Pueblos student athletes moving on to play at the collegiate level were recognized during the school’s annual signing ceremony on Thursday at Sovine Gym. … Oscar Ferreira (UCSB), Wyatt Babineau (Westmont) and Matthew Carlson (Pomona Pitzer) are the boys soccer teammates moving on, while Adria Jamieson from the girls soccer team is headed to Cal State San Marcos. more

Corona del Mar Leads Power-Packed Field in Karch Kiraly Tournament of Champions

A potent Corona del Mar team, led by high-flying opposite hitter and UCLA-bound Tyler Kobrine, is the No. 1 seed for this weekend’s Santa Barbara High / Karch Kiraly Tournament of Champions. … Palisades is led by brothers Marcus and Miles Partain. Their father, Peter, was a star basketball player for Westmont College from 1987-1990. more

Westmont Downs Marymount, 14-5

Westmont Baseball (30-14) eased past Marymount of California (16-25-1) this afternoon by a score of 14-5. Henry Hedeen continued to stay hot at the plate for the Warriors as he went 2 for 3 on the afternoon with a home run and four RBIs. more

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