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Area residents garner college graduation honors

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From page A2 | May 17, 2014 |

Graduation honors, pageant winners, art recognition and winning bands are among this week’s good news.

RHS product graduates with honors

Theodore Toet, a Rodriguez High School graduate, will receive magna cum laude honor at the all-university undergraduate honors convocation at San Francisco State University on May 22.

Toet, who graduated from Rodriguez in 2009, earned degrees in political science and sociology. He is employed as a campaign field director for state Assemblyman Marc Levine.

Congratulations to Toet.

Vacaville residents to graduate from Oregon State

Two Vacaville residents – Amanda Hicks and Joseph Matthews – will be among the graduates of Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore., who will receive their degrees June 14.

Hicks will receive a master’s degree of natural resources to go with her bachelor’s degree in natural resources, while Matthews will receive a bachelor’s of science degree.

Congratulations to both.

Fairfield resident gets master’s from Oklahoma

Erik Michael Evans of Fairfield will receive a master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma.

Grange band shines in Vallejo

The Grange Middle School Ranger marching band won top honors at the City of Vallejo Band Festival on May 10, capturing the overall grand sweepstakes award.

The event included 12 middle schools and nine high schools from the region. The Grange band, directed by Wally Hunt and led by drum major Joshua Purvis, finished second in percussion, second in concert, first in jazz and received four sweepstakes trophies: pageantry, showmanship, music and parade.

Fairfield High student earns art honor

Luis Martinez, a Fairfield High School senior, is one of four student artists who earned a Special Merit Recognition from Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, as part of the annual Congressional High School Art Competition.

His creation was titled “Rusting Away.”

Congratulations to Martinez.

Pageant winners named in Vacaville

Sixteen winners earned titles at a pageant in Vacaville. Several will help out with upcoming Fiesta Days events.

The winners are, Baby Miss, Hallie Vaughan, Vacaville; Young Mr., Jackson Newcomb-Henry, Fairfield; Tiny Miss, Julianna Rapisarda, Vacaville; Junior Petite Miss, Sophia Price, Vacaville; Petite Miss, Angel Meccadante, Fairfield; Little Miss, Mariza Supapo, Fairfield; Young Miss, Marion Supapa, Fairfield; Junior Miss, Sicilia Osguera, Vacaville; Miss Vacaville, Amelia Jensen, Vacaville; Miss Teen Vacaville, Cynthia Dominguez, Vacaville; Vacaville Princess, Mya Draper, Vacaville; Mrs. Vacaville, Megan Morgan, Fairfield; Mrs. Solano County, Olga Lechuga, Vacaville; Miss Teen Solano County, Jacqueline Ebert, Vacaville; Solano County Princess, Maria Espinoza, Vacaville.

Dental clinic helps Opportunity House

A dental clinic in Vacaville came to the aid of Opportunity House after a fire destroyed thousands of dollars of property earlier this year.

Compassionate Care Dental – formerly Elmira Road Dental Care – and Dr. Dawud Muhaimin donated a total of $500, based on a percentage of new patient revenues, to the Vacaville homeless shelter. The check was presented Thursday.

Amy Maginnis-Honey, Ryan McCarthy, Susan Winlow and Brad Stanhope contributed to this report. Send your “good news” items to Brad Stanhope at [email protected]

Brad Stanhope

Brad Stanhope

Brad Stanhope is a former Daily Republic editor. He began his career at the DR in the last millennium. He spent 24 years as a sports editor, associate editor and news editor before leaving the Daily Republic in 2014. Brad lives in Suisun City with his wife, Mrs. Brad, and two sons. He enjoys cheese.
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