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Fairfield man wins Mr. USA United Nations pageant

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From page A2 | July 19, 2014 |

Pageant winners, scholarships, professional honors and a significant donation milestone are among the items in this week’s collection of good news from around the region.

Fairfield man shines in pageant

Dilpreet Virk, a 23-year-old Fairfield resident, was named Mr. USA United Nations and Mr. United Nations World 2014 in the United Nations Pageant in New Kingston, Jamaica in early July.

According to its website, the United Nations pageant’s principal objective is “to identify and showcase the world’s best tourism cause ambassadors; those who have the skills, talents and personalities best suited to promote their respective countries in furtherance of tourism, international goodwill and cultural harmony.”

Virk began modeling in 2009 and is the former Mr. India North America and Mr. India Globe, according to a press release. He has studied photography, graphic design and human resources.

Congratulations to a Fairfield man who shined on an international stage.

Hurn named to tutoring board

Deanna Hurn, founder and director of the Miracle Math Coaching Center in Fairfield, has been appointed to the board of directors for the National Tutoring Association.

She founded the math center with techniques she developed to thrive in her own academic career.

Hurn has an associate of science degree in math from Sacramento City College, a bachelor’s of science degree in actuarial statistics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a teaching credential from the state of California.

Before beginning Miracle Math, she served as a financial analyst for Fireman’s Fund Insurance.

Vacaville Soroptomists grant scholarships

Soroptomist International of Vacaville presented $6,000 in scholarships at its June 24 meeting to three college students to help them complete their education.

Ruby Tijero, a graduate of Vanden High School and Solano Community College, received $3,000 to pursue her dream to become a registered nurse. She is a student at Sierra College and hopes to focus on being an oncology nurse.

Joanna Guiterrez, a Will C. Wood High School graduate, took home a $2,000 scholarship to pursue her degree in sociology from California State University, San Francisco. She hopes to become a master social worker, focusing on mental health issues for patients with little access to help.

Jennie Rae Heimke, another Will C. Wood graduate, took home $1,000. She is a student at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she is majoring in sociology. She hopes to be a teacher and focuses much of her energy on working with the homeless, particularly women.

CASA reaches donation milestone

California Appointed Special Advocates reached a milestone in its auto donation program – going past the $25,000 mark, with the goal of raising another $25,000.

The organization “advocates for abused, neglected and other identified children within the court system, with the belief that every child is entitled to a safe and stable home,” according to a press release.

CASA can accept a variety of vehicles, including many that don’t run and can’t pass smog. Upon approval, they can also accept boats, trailers, RVs and more. To donate, call 877-411-3662.

Fairfield PD explorer to join Army

Fairfield Police Department Explorer Shelby Stillings will begin the next step of his law enforcement career Monday, according to the department’s Facebook page.

Stillings will begin United States Army Basic Training in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He joined the Fairfield Police Department Explorers in 2011 while attending Rodriguez High School. Graduating in 2014, Stillings will now spend the next seven months training to become a military police officer with the U.S. Army.

Good luck to Shelby.

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Brad Stanhope

Brad Stanhope

Brad Stanhope is the Daily Republic's news editor. He began his career at the DR in the last millennium. He spent 17 years as a sports editor and three years as the associate editor before spending three years away from the newspaper (though continuing as a columnist). He returned in December 2010 as news editor. Brad lives in Suisun City with his wife, Mrs. Brad, and two sons. He enjoys cheese.
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