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Volume 5, Issue 54  |  July 7, 2020

Duke Hoey: Stu News salutes 2020 Corona del Mar High School Graduating Senior

Duke Hoey is matriculating from Corona del Mar High School this month. He is an AP Scholar with Honors student, an avid surfer, fisherman and custodian of our local oceans. He was the Captain and leading scorer for the CdMHS Ice Hockey team (Newport Mesa Ice Kings), which participates in the Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League, playing games against local and regional schools in Southern California for the past four years, serving as Captain this past season, while leading the team in scoring and representing them in the league all-star game. 

Duke Hoey on the ice

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Photos courtesy of the Hoey family

On the ice during the league all-star game, Duke led his team in scoring

And if he’s not on the ice, you can probably find him surfing at El Morro or the Wedge, or fishing with his younger brother, Jackson, 14, at local hotspots like Catalina Island, the oil rigs or the Huntington Flats in search of a good bite. He has taught young kids to surf at Newport Surf Camp the past few summers and plans to do that again this year.

Duke loves all things related to the ocean – surfing, fishing, scuba diving, water skiing, spearfishing, name it, he’s probably done it. 

In addition, he is an avid musician, playing acoustic and electric guitar, and electric and stand-up bass – and was in the CdM orchestra for the past six years. 

Duke with orange fish

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“Holy Cow(cod)” – fishing fun in Baja California, Mexico, when Duke caught this 20 lb. brightly colored cowcod. In an effort to keep the fish alive, it was dropped to a depth of more than 150 feet with a special device and released.

Heading to San Diego State University in the fall, Duke plans to study Environmental Sciences and Marine Biology. He will also play ice hockey for SDSU.

Go Duke! Go Aztecs!


In order to celebrate our graduating seniors’ achievements together as a community, we would like to extend an invitation to graduating seniors and their parents to submit announcements about college acceptances and plans for next year. Please submit your information and images to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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