Flexibility to Pursue Your Passion

Flexibility to Pursue Your Passion

Here are some of the activities Mt. Everest Academy students are involved in, as they pursue their passions as well as meet their educational goals.

Larry black belt Larry V. Oldham, III Earns Recommended First Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do!
On December 1, 2012, Larry tested for and earned his Recommended First Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do!  His Chief Master Instructor, Mr. Tchag, (pictured with Larry), highly praises Larry for his exceptional skills and abilities in martial arts!  He is also very proud of Larry’s strong leadership capabilities demonstrated consistently toward the lower ranked students he instructs, as well as all Sidekicks students and instructors.  Larry performs his Junior Instructor duties under the direction of Mr. Tchag, who has been with Sidekicks Martial Arts Academy for over 25 years.  Mr. Tchag says Larry is the most accomplished young student in the many years of his teaching martial arts!


HaleyHaley Driver, amateur tennis player, ranks #64 nationally

Haley Driver, 11th grader, is passionate about tennis and plays competitively.  She moved up 28 spots in the Prince Hot 100 junior class rankings to #64 in the nation, a significant feat for a Top 100 recruit.  Perhaps the most significant of Haley's accomplishments was winning the title in the prestigious USTA Interscholastic Championships West, where all six opponents she defeated were 4- and 5-Star athletes.

Sumayya Mezgouri Wins 2nd Place

Sumayya Mezgouri, 12th grade, has placed 2nd out of 1,800 applicants for her science project in the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair.  She was also awarded a U.S. Air Force Certificate of Recognition and a Scholarship from San Diego Psychological Association for her project.  Congratulations Sumayya!

desert foxBethany Fullerton is a National Semi-Finalist

Bethany Fullerton, 6th grade, has placed as a semi-finalist in the national Endangered Species Day Artwork Contest.  Her painting is of a San Joaquin kit fox.  These foxes are primarily nocturnal and are usually found in grassland or mixed shrub habitats.  Congratulations Bethany!