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Former Fairfield resident shines in 3-D program

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A 3-D wrangler, top employees at the school and sewer district and even a lost-and-found ring are among the ingredients in this week’s collection of good news:

Boyko shines at UNR

Dwight Boyko, who grew up in Fairfield and is the son of Greg and Jean Boyko of Fairfield, recently got major recognition at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Boyko, a junior majoring in mechanical engineering, was working in the DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library, where he gained an interest in 3-D printing. He learned enough that he’s one of the top two student instructors for 3D printers and is one of two “3D Wranglers” at the school. The school just asked him to be an instructor and he will team with another staff member at the Truckee Meadows Community College, where they will teach two classes.

UNR is the first university in the nation to offer 3D printing to students, faculty and the public. Boyko – who attended Suisun Valley School and graduated from Justin-Siena High School in Napa – is a key part of it.

School district honors employees

The Fairfield-Suisun School District had its annual employee recognition event Wednesday, honoring current employees who have reached 25, 30, 35 or 40 years of dedicated service, as well as retirees.

The district honored 33 employees celebrating their 25th year with the district; 22 employees with 30 years of service, six employees with 35 years of service and two employees who have 40 years of service to the district. Governing board members presented each employee with a framed certificate and decorative pin.

This year, 35 retirees were recognized for their service to the district and were presented with an engraved photo book.

Special recognition went to the following employees: Frances Urmaza, Employee of the Year for Mutual Organization of Supervisors; Renee Wheatley, Clerical Employee of the Year for California School Employees Association; Coralie Bouchard-Carty, Support Employee of the Year for California School Employees Association; Kristin Connor, Employee of the Year for Ancillary Professionals Association; Amanda Patton, Classified Manager of the Year for Fairfield-Suisun Management Association; Angie Avlonitis, Certificated Manager of the Year for Fairfield-Suisun Management Association; and Ken Morasc, Superintendent’s Award.

Rodriguez student to West Point

Jacob Paniccia, the son of Al and Carolina Paniccia of Fairfield, has received an appointment to the Class of 2018 at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

Paniccia is scheduled to graduate from Rodriguez High School in June. He was the captain of the cross country and track teams and was the founder and president of the Junior ROTC Club.

He is a member of the National Honor Society and is an Eagle Scout.

He will report to West Point on July 2.

State group fetes sewer district standouts

The California Water Environment Association, a statewide wastewater industry group, honored employees of the Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District.

Ben Carver was presented with an award for Plant Operator of the Year. Meg Herston, environmental compliance engineer, was recognized for her work protecting the water environment. Kirk Howard, senior environmental engineer, was honored with a Quarter Century Recognition Program.

Local girl in national pageant

Local resident Giavanna Pitt, 11, will compete June 13-15 in the National American Miss pageant in San Jose.

She will compete in the pre-teen division with other California girls. She includes rollerblading, singing, dancing and acting as her interests.

Armijo grad gets back ring

Fred White, a 1993 Armijo High School graduate, reports that he lost his class ring 12 years ago and thought he would never see it again.

However, someone recently turned it in at the school, where staff found his son, who shares his name. White was able to come to the school and pick it up, no worse for the wear.

“The person stayed anonymous, but I would love to know who found it and turned it in,” White wrote in an email. “Why not melt it for the money? I don’t know, but I would like to thank them.”

Brad Stanhope, Ryan McCarthy, Susan Winlow and Amy Maginnis-Honey contributed to this report. Send your “good news” items to Brad Stanhope at bstanhope@dailyrepublic.net.

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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