This future fireman was among the youngsters allowed to sit in the cab of fire trucks at Fire Station 37 during the Scripps Ranch Fire Safe Council’s Fire safety Expo on May 5. (photo by Ralph LoVuolo)
SR YEARBOOK: 2018 in pictures
The year 2018 produced many wonderful memories, a few surprises, but mostly some great happenings. As always, the year was punctuated by good people doing great things in this community. Young people were front and center. Here is a selection of visual memories in full color.
The Scripps Ranch High School varsity girls basketball team had another strong season under the direction of head coach James Stewart, going all the way to the semi-finals before falling to Bonita Vista in the Division I CIF San Diego Section 2018 Girl’s Basketball Championships. (photo by Ralph LoVuolo
Samantha Nocella displays her back to school face for her first day of preschool at Discovery Isle. (by Kimberly Nocella)?
This vivid painting was among the many artworks adorning the halls of Miramar Ranch Elementary School on May 31 for the school’s 21st annual Student Art Show.
The Scripps Ranch High School girls varsity soccer team rejoices in the glow of victory after winning the CIF San Diego Section 2018 Division I Girls Soccer Championship on March 3 by defeating Rancho Bernardo High School 1-0. (photo by Ralph LoVuolo)
Participants in the first Sustainability Hack, held April 15 by Sustainable Scripps Ranch, pause for a photo outside the Scripps Ranch Community Center. (photo by Ralph LoVuolo)?
Players on the Scripps Ranch Little League Intermediate Division All-Star team made history this summer by advancing all the way to the Little League Intermediate Division World Series. (photo by Ralph LoVuolo)?
Lisa Nguyen (from left), Diane Rider, Jan McGinn, Trevor Jones, Joan Reese, Victoria Mazelli and Nancy Assaf enjoy a moment near the fairy-lit courtyard at An Evening to Remember, a celebration on March 10 commemorating the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library’s 25th anniversary. (photo by Jim McGinn)
Members of the Scripps Ranch High School girls varsity water polo team give their coach their full attention during a break in a hard-fought battle against Canyon Crest Academy in CIF San Diego Section Division II Semifinal action on Feb. 22. The Lady Falcons suffered a 7-9 loss, bringing their playoff run to an end. (photo by Ralph LoVuolo)
The Scripps Ranch High School varsity girls lacrosse team made it to the first round of the CIF Open Division Playoffs before falling to San Marcos 12-9. (photo by Ralph LoVuolo)?
The Scripps Ranch High School boys varsity soccer team barely lost the championship game of the Division I CIF San Diego 2018 Boys Soccer Championships to Point Loma in a shoot-out on March 3. (photo by Ralph LoVuolo)
Students holding the school’s banner helped lead the entire student population of Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary School on the annual Penguin Parade on Jan. 12 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. (photo by John Gregory)?
Evelyn Camaclang and Naomi Banister of Girl Scout troop 2057 organized an open space cleanup throughout Scripps Ranch as their Silver Award project the week of Oct. 13-20.
SRHS Senior Class ASB officers (from left) Ashley Lo, Nina Suomi and Bryn Tannone planned the school’s senior prom, held June 2 at the San Diego Natural History Museum. (photo by Tracey LoVuolo)
Diane Pali Belliveau (left) and Stacy Wible, who were teachers when Jerabek Elementary School first opened, reminisce during the school’s 40th anniversary. (photo by John Gregory)?
SRHS head football coach Marlon Gardinera placed heavy emphasis on academic achievement and character development, helping to reinvigorate the football program. (photo by Ralph LoVuolo)?
CEO Tom Teravainen leads the Support the Enlisted Project, a nonprofit headquartered in Scripps Ranch that assists young military families in financial crisis. (courtesy photo)
Happy runners stream down the street at the start of the 2-Mile Fun Run, one of five events in the annual Fourth of July Run & Ride, produced by the Scripps Ranch Old Pros. (photo by John Gregory)
A young player focuses on her batting skills during Scripps Ranch Softball Association Opening Day events on Feb. 24 in Cypress Canyon Park. (photo by John Gregory)
Youngsters enjoy the sounds of Back to the Garden, featuring Eve Selis, in the Scripps Ranch Symphony in the Park concert series on Sept. 9 at Hoyt Park. (photo by Ralph LoVuolo)
Scripps Ranch High School boys varsity lacrosse goalie Daniel Yang shows good form as he defends the net during early season action. The Falcons went to the Division I 2018 CIF San Diego Section Boys Lacrosse Championships, losing 8-10 to La Jolla in the championship game on May 19. (photo by Ralph LoVuolo)
A youngster keeps herself cool as she participates in the 48th annual Scripps Ranch Fourth of July Parade. (photo by Ralph LoVuolo)
A pair of canines pose at the feet of the Easter Bunny while a youngster observes those waiting to see the big bunny at the Scripps Ranch Farmer’s Market on March 31. The Farmer’s Market closed in October, but not before holding a successful Trick or Treat Day as its last event. (photos by John Gregory)
Longtime Scout Master Paul Honeycutt received the Silver Beaver Award, a special distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. (courtesy of Paul Honeycutt)?
Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary School, led by Principal Liz Sloan, received the Quality Schools in Every Neighborhood award from the San Diego County Board of Education. (photo by John Gregory)
Jonathan Luo (left) and Joon Lee were named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, for the SRHS Class of 2018. (photo by Cynthia Kurose)
Shelley Zimmerman, a Scripps Ranch resident, retired from the position of San Diego Police Department chief in March. (photo by John Gregory)?
Scripps Ranch resident Avalon Hartman created a unique Facebook page titled Life 2.0 for recently divorced women.
Members of the Jerabek Elementary School choir provide the musical portion of the ceremony as the school celebrates its 40th anniversary on June 1. (photo by John Gregory)
Scripps Ranch High School hurdler Jaydonn Young competes in a dual track meet against University City High and Mira Mesa High on April 12. (photo by Ralph LoVuolo)
Scripps Ranch High School boys varsity baseball player Colin Beaver watches the ball soar after a swing in early season action. (photo by Ralph LoVuolo)
A group of seniors celebrate following commencement ceremonies for the Scripps Ranch High School Class of 2018 at Viejas Arena on June 13. (photo by Ralph LoVuolo)
Julia Morales shows perfect form and focus as she rounds a corner for Scripps Ranch High School in a dual track meet against University City High and Mira Mesa High on April 12. (photo by Ralph LoVuolo)?
Some parents joined Scripps Ranch High School seniors in the school’s parking lot to paint the students’ designated parking spots that were auctioned off to the highest bidders in a school fundraiser. (photo by Ralph LoVuolo)
Kenny Bordieri plays Stuart Tramontane and Erica Marie Weisz portrays Lizzie Monohan in “For Better,” one of the many lively productions presented by Scripps Ranch Theatre. Visit scrippsranchtheatre.org. (photo by Ken Jacques)
Two talented vocalists helped The Heroes take Hoyt Park by storm as they played to a highly appreciative audience during their July 15 performance in the Scripps Ranch Symphony in the Park concert series. (photo by Ralph LoVuolo)
Players on the Scripps Ranch Pop Warner Junior Pee Wee Falcons team pose for a victory photo after defeating Fallbrook 8-0 in a hard-fought championship game at Scripps Ranch High School on Oct. 27. (photo by Ralph LoVuolo)
The Scripps Ranch High School varsity football team experienced a much improved 6-4 season record in 2018, playing at home in front of enthusiastic crowds. Falcons sophomore running back Nicholas Gardinera broke 1,000 yards for the season, and the team is looking forward to continuing its upward course in 2019. (photo by Ralph LoVuolo)
Pepper, a beagle-pit mix, and Lucy, a beagle, look a bit guilty, but they are also extremely cute and furry. These two made their media debut on Real House Dogs of Scripps Ranch, a Facebook page created by Scripps Ranch resident Jessica Pearson. Cat lovers relax: she also created Real House Cats of Scripps Ranch. (courtesy of Jessica Pearson)
If anyone is sure to be having fun during Scripps Ranch High School athletic events and assemblies, it’s the school’s cheerleaders. These young women not only form a spirited group, they are always smiling and fully enjoying their high school experience. (photo by Ralph LoVuolo)