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Students shine in classroom, competitions

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From page A2 | March 15, 2014 |

School honors, robotics competition, academic excellence and even skateboarding prowess are all celebrated this week as we look at the good news from around the region.

School district honors 4 students

Jessica Ison of Crystal Middle School, Wendy Martinez of Grange Middle School and Marlon Washington of Green Valley Middle School were named students of the month for March in the Fairfield-Suisun School District.

The three eighth-graders all have perfect 4.0 grade-point averages.

Ison plans to attend the University of California, Irvine to study nursing. Martinez is the class president. Washington’s goal is to be the first black president of the United States.

Fairfield-Suisun School District Trustee Perry Polk, who introduced the students, said Washington will have to amend that goal. Washington wants to attend Stanford University or some other four-year university and hopes to attend medical school.

Nakia Stewart, a student at the Fairfield-Suisun Adult School and the mother of three children, was also named a student of the month for March.

Well done by all of them.

Solano high schools head to Bay Area conference, trade show

More than 1,200 high school entrepreneurs, including some from Solano County, will head to the San Francisco Bay Area Entrepreneurship Conference and Trade Show.

The event at the Oakland Convention Center is hosted by the Solano County Office of Education and James Logan High School. It will take place Sunday and Monday.

Five Solano County schools are participating in different career pathways.

Armijo High School in Fairfield will participate in virtual enterprises; Fairfield’s Vanden High School in arts, media and entertainment; Dixon High School in culinary arts; Will C. Wood High School in Vacaville in automotive/transportation; and Vallejo High School in hospitality.

Students will participate in oral competitions and showcase goods and services.

Good luck to you all.

Council honors native son for Nike promo

Native son Stefan Janoski was honored recently with a commendation of recognition by the Vacaville City Council.

Janoski is a professional skateboarder from Vacaville who honored the city with its name in the tongue of his Nike signature shoe.

Janoski was not present during the City Council meeting because he was in Los Angeles shooting a Nike commercial.

Robotics wins mount for Fairfield High student

Ryan Poston‘s Cyber Phoenix Team 6A added another award to the collection Feb. 8 at the VEX Robotics Tournament in Tracy.

Poston, a junior at Fairfield High School, won the Build Award for the solid design of his robot after consultations with a a small group of judges and then with a full contingent of judges.

This was Poston’s second Build Award of the robotics season. He won the Judges Award in November at the Bellarmine High School Tournament, and in December at Vanden High School he and his alliance, Kevin Talamantes with Team 6B, won the entire tournament.

Congratulations on what’s obviously a successful season.

Solano artist to take part in juried exhibit

Donna Covey, a Benicia resident, will showcase her work at the Napa County Library, 580 Coombs St.

The exhibit runs April 1-30. Art in the Library is a juried competition. Covey will showcase scenes from Napa. There is a reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 11 at the library. Covey will speak at 6:30 p.m.

Best of luck for a successful showing.

Davini completes college in Sweden, set for degree

Lauren Davini completed her last semester of college in Stockholm, Sweden in December. She graduates with a bachelor of science in civil engineering at Cal Poly in June.

Lauren was recently offered a job with W-Trans, a civil engineering firm in Santa Rosa. Her parents are Bill and Allison Davini.

World travel, a college degree and a job. That’s outstanding news.

Barry Eberling, Ryan McCarthy, Glen Faison, Amy Maginnis-Honey and Susan Winlow contributed to this report. Send your “good news” items to Glen Faison 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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US / World

Crash victim’s father calls for more focus on pilot welfare

By The Associated Press | From Page: A1

 
Experts: Sex bias case will embolden women despite verdict

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Popular Yosemite National Park lookout opens early in season

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Some British Airways frequent flier accounts miles breached

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7 shot and injured at Florida spring break house party

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Boko Haram kills 39, legislator, disrupting Nigeria election

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Official: Al-Shabab siege at Somali hotel ends, 24 dead

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Bird flu found in a top Minnesota turkey producing county

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Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida in Syria seize major city

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Living

Today in History: March 29, 2015

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Community Calendar: March 29, 2015

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Pope finds popularity and dissent at 2-year mark

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Truth does not change

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Horoscopes: March 29, 2015

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Daughter choses stepdad over father to walk her down the aisle

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Entertainment

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Second Julie Andrews memoir expected in 2017

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Chrissie Hynde memoir coming in September

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TVGrid

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Sports

 
Warriors beat Bucks 108-95, clinch top seed in West

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Wisconsin heads to Final Four after 85-78 win over Arizona

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Burns scores winner in SO to lift Sharks past Flyers, 3-2

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AP sources: Texas fires coach Barnes after 17 years

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Kazmir, Quintana both strong; A’s beat White Sox 10-4

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Zunino homers twice, but Giants rally to edge Mariners 9-8

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Prince Bishop wins Dubai World Cup, California Chrome 2nd

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Serena Williams easily wins opening match at Miami Open

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Jimmy Walker leads hometown Texas Open

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Business

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For business, more women in charge means bigger profits

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Obituaries

Betty Mason

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Tiffany Lyn (Helzer) Kemp

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Richard F. Coleman

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James Lee Lewis

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