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Marks sisters among high-achieving area students

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Scholarships, school honors and the high-achieving Marks sisters highlight this week’s collection of news from the region.

Mall gives money to schools

A total of 15 local schools received checks recently from Solano Town Center mall’s Cash4Class program.

The schools received from $350 to $2,500, based on a program in which schools were rewarded with five points for each dollar spent at the mall, which was converted into dollar amounts. According to a press release from the mall, school coordinators plan to put the prize money toward such needs as computer equipment, iPads, field trips and facility improvements.

“We put a high value on education and are glad we can give back to our schools in this way,” said Solano Town Center Marketing Manager Jenny Urias in a press release.

Nelda Mundy Elementary School was awarded the grand prize of $2,500.

Dreamcatchers honors clients

Dreamcatchers Empowerment Network, a nonprofit employment program that provides services to Department of Rehabilitation clients, honored its clients Wednesday with a luncheon at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fairfield.

“Our mission is to help people find work and maintain employment,” said Regina Kaiser, Dreamcatchers director. The organization provides support and assistance for adults with limitations or disabilities and to youths transitioning into adulthood without job skills, according to a press release. It is contracted by Solano County as part of the Assembly Bill 109 re-entry program.

Among those honored this week for completing the program, then getting and keeping jobs, were Solano County residents Jimmy Belle, Michael Hiland, Troy Pace, Brian Sepolen, Vinita Sepolen and Sabrina Turner.

Congratulations to all!

High marks for Marks girls

It was an impressive school year for the Marks girls of Fairfield. Kenzie, 7, and Riley, 9. Both attend Nelda Mundy Elementary School and completed their goal of running 100 miles this school year, while Riley won the Principal’s Award with a 4.0 grade-point average.

Older sister Amanda, 13, attended Green Valley Middle School and posted a 4.0 GPA, while 15-year-old Marisa posted a 4.1 GPA at Rodriguez High School and was awarded a Scholar Athlete Award.

Congratulations to all of the Marks sisters.

4 students to get scholarships

Four Solano County students will be honored Wednesday at the California State Capitol as they receive $1,000 scholarships in the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship.

Diego Alcantar of Armijo High School, Jasmyne Ruth of Vanden High School, Paolo Martinez of Buckingham Charter Magnet High School in Vacaville and Diana Olario of St. Patrick-St. Vincent High School of Vallejo will be among the 191 seniors from 33 counties to win the scholarships. Two students will be given $10,000 scholarships.

Kudos to all involved.

Supervisors fete theater group

The Solano County Board of Supervisors commended the Benicia Old Town Theatre Group for its 50 years of theater and ongoing committment to cultural arts.

Dan Clark, president of the group, accepted the resolution, which emphasized that the cultural arts “create vibrant, lively neighborhoods, assist in the revitalization of communities and bring tourists and new residents to the area.”

Congratulations.

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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