PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, January 14, 2013

Laguna Blanca THINK NOW Final Two Events

Laguna Blanca School THINK NOW Presents Final Two Events in Speaking Series: Countdown to College & Surf Legend Shaun Tomson

While the college countdown experience is as unique as each student, there are quite a handful of important dates, helpful tips, and overall guidelines that every college hopeful and their parents should know. Laguna Blanca School continues their THINK NOW series and presents the “Four-Year Countdown to College” on Tuesday, January 15 at 7:00pm.

Bowdoin College Admissions Officer, and former Laguna Blanca School College Counselor John Thurston will help demystify the college planning process and answer questions regarding college application essays, admissions interviews, and the admissions application review process. John brings nineteen years of experience helping high school students get into their desired colleges. He has worked in the Admissions Offices of Brown University and Carleton College, and spent time on the other side as a College Counselor at both Polytechnic School in Pasedena and Laguna Blanca School.

Laguna Blanca hopes to ease anxiety with the Countdown to College event, but the best way to truly relieve some stress is to do what locals have done for years – go surfing! Laguna Blanca is pleased to welcome World Champion surfing legend Shaun Tomson for their fourth and final Think Now series event. The community is invited to join in a casual conversation about the evolution of surfing as a sport, a culture, and a billion dollar industry on Tuesday, January 29 at 7:00pm at the School’s Spaulding Auditorium.

A South African native, Shaun is recognized as one of the 25 most influential surfers in the world. He played a major role in the development of the professional surfing industry during the 1970s, and is now an active author, businessman, environmentalist and inspirational speaker. So for all those groms and aspiring surfers, be sure to bring questions, as Shaun is an amazing resource and will be full of advice and fun stories.

Created and hosted by Laguna Blanca School, the free Think Now events are meant to tackle issues relevant to students and parents as they navigate today’s ever-changing educational landscape. RSVPs are appreciated, but all who wish to attend are welcome. For more information, please call (805) 687-2461 or email

Laguna Blanca NOW—for today’s modern student. Laguna Blanca School is a K-12 co-educational, college preparatory day school. Laguna Blanca School guides students to greater heights by building upon the 80-year tradition of academic excellence with new and innovative teaching methods and programs. With the introduction of the iPad initiative, the global studies program, the new outdoor adventure education program, and the renovation of the library into a state-of-the-art academic research center, the School continues to broaden and enrich our students’ educational experience. For more information, please visit

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World champion surfing legend Shaun Tomson will be featured at the THINK Now final event.

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