San Luis Obispo Tribune

Morro Bay High School honors 193 grads — and nearly all are headed to college

It may be the end of the school year, but most graduating Morro Bay High School students aren’t calling it quits on education. Nearly 90 percent of the 193 seniors who celebrated their commencement on Thursday plan to attend at least a two-year college. … In California, students will attend schools within both the California State University and University of California systems, including Cal Poly, Sacramento State, San Diego State and San Francisco State, as well as UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara and UC San Diego, among others. Some students will also attend private California institutions, including Westmont College in Santa Barbara and the University of La Verne. more

College Notebook: Ex-Mustangs star Schlemer shines in all-star games

Cal Poly first-year women’s soccer assistant Lindsey Smith was named a Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Co-Athlete of the Year after posting a 0.56 goals against average as a first-team All-American goalkeeper at NAIA program Westmont. more

College Notebook: Historic week nets Cal Poly’s Ervin award

The school also announced Lindsey Smith will fill Silva’s void as a volunteer assistant. Smith will work primarily with the Mustangs’ goalkeepers; a position she played at Westmont College, where she was a first-team NAIA All-American in 2013. more

Junipero Serra’s image has changed over three centuries

Greg Orfalea of Santa Barbara’s Westmont College brings his own rich knowledge of Mediterranean culture to bear on his decidedly Mallorcan-Catalan subject. In his “Afterword” to his biography, Journey to the Sun, Orfalea says, “Above all, I wanted to present Miguel Junípero Serra as a man, a person with flaws, some great ones, but with great gifts too.” more

Cuesta College students to perform play at prestigious festival

The universities involved are Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Fort Lewis College in Colorado and Brigham Young University, Utah Valley University and Weber State University in Utah. All are part of Region 8, which includes more than 300 colleges and universities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah and Guam. more

Ancient Peaks Winery has a new winemaker

Cameron, who is originally from Porterville, joined Ancient Peaks Winery in 2006 after studying cellular and molecular biology at Westmont College in Santa Barbara. In the past year, he has traveled abroad to hone his knowledge of the winegrowing practices of the Rhône Valley in France and the Barolo zone in northern Italy. more

Indians grooming another Mustang: Following the footsteps of Brian Mundell, Kevin Morgan homers in blowout win for North County

Last summer, Cal Poly slugger Brian Mundell played on the North County Indians before joining the Mustangs and went on to lead the Mustangs with 11 home runs. … As a member of the Indians, Morgan came into the game hitting .318 on a team that stars several local high school products, including Templeton graduate Michael Frigon, Arroyo Grande’s Kyle Brown and San Luis Obispo’s Sinjin Todd. … Frigon will play for the Westmont College program this year. Frigon walked twice in Friday’s game, stole a base, and scored a run, but was held hitless, going 0 for 3. more

AVID program helps AGHS students succeed

Kyla DeLeon, 17, wants to go to study business next year when she graduates high school, perhaps at San Diego State, Westmont College or Sonoma State. Triston Perez, 16, wants to go study computer engineering, perhaps at Chico State or Channel Islands. Both are juniors in the AVID program at Arroyo Grande High School. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. It provides classes, teachers and support, encouraging students whose parents didn’t go to college or graduate from high school, to prepare for college. more


Michael Frigon has been a leading leadoff man for Templeton baseball

Templeton High senior Michael Frigon attempted to lay down a bunt in a baseball game against Nipomo earlier this season. But he fouled it off. The Titans third baseman already was playing in and scooted even closer to the plate after Frigon’s miscued attempt. … Michael Frigon, who will play baseball at Westmont College next year, is the heart and soul of a Templeton team that’s among the best in the county this season. more


When Tony Askew judged the “Galaxy 2009” show in Paso Robles, he was relieved that he didn’t recognize any artists’ names or work. Askew, a co-founder of the Art Department at Santa Barbara’s Westmont College, expressed admiration for the overall quality of the work submitted by San Luis Obispo County artists. more