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Students, singer-songwriters receive honors

By From page A2 | March 01, 2014

Successful students, sterling singer-songwriters, a fit firefighter and an excellent employee are among the highlights of those who make our community better this week.

Vacaville district recognizes accomplishments

The Vacaville School District hosted a special recognition evening for students and adults Thursday at Will C. Wood High School.

Dozens of students of all ages were recognized for a variety of academic achievements. General recognitions included:


  • Alternative Cooperative Education Charter School: Allison Cline, Tyler Keller, Ryan Mitchell, Brooke Morgan, Mckenzie Murray.
  • Alamo: Samantha Wasielewski.
  • Browns Valley: Nicholas Finnegan.
  • Callison: Kaylani Dacanay, Alexa Bolton, Lindsey Malaney, Julie Singh.
  • Cooper: Reese Gover.
  • Fairmont: Jovani Lopez, Emily Turner.
  • Hemlock: Emanuel Cruz-Venegas, Austin Orr, Kellen Steplight, Jacob White.
  • Markham: Yuliana Cerriteno.
  • Orchard: Kenny DeCelle.
  • Padan: Araceli Blount, Mikaela Escalambre, Mason Myers, Jisselle Yanez.


  • Vaca Pena Middle School: Austin McLellan.
  • Jepson Middle School: Kennedy Lydon.
  • Buckingham High School: Matthew Hanna, Shannon Hayes.
  • Country High School: Nancy Cardenas, Veronica Garcia.
  • Vacaville High School: Jeramy Sweany.
  • Will C. Wood High School: Elijah Marqurez.

2013 Boys and Girls State Citizens

  • Buckingham High School: Julia Gordillo, DJ Penny.
  • Vacaville High School: Michaela Gallegos, Pancho Ivie.
  • Will C. Wood High School: Sarah McElwain, Chase Galbraith.

Robotics – first place, Live Robot Games

  • Scott Brown and Bradley Childs, Browns Valley; Daphne Knabe, Esme Knabe and Nate Vierra, Orchard; Conor Warshawsky, Travis School District.

Math Steeplechase, first place, Will C. Wood

  • Nicholas Bowers, Scott Dye, Brianna Miller, Paige Peck.

Congratulations, one and all, on these accomplishments.

2 more move on to Singer-Songwriter finals

Larz Delago and Leroy Guzman are the latest finalists for the 2014 Singer-Songwriter competition in downtown Vacaville.

The competition takes place Wednesday evenings at various downtown Vacaville businesses. The finals are March 19.

For details, visit www.downtownvacaville.com.

Firefighter places 2nd in national cross fit competition

Fairfield Firefighter/Paramedic Lorin Adams recently returned home with a silver medal that he earned in San Diego at the Firehouse World Fitness Throwdown.

The competition consisted of 100 firefighters who came from 35 different states on an invitation-only basis and took place over a two-day period. The cross fit style event tested cardiovascular fitness, strength and the ability to adapt to a variety of strenuous tests.

Adams has been a member of a local cross fit gym and has recruited several Fairfield firefighters into the sport.

Way to represent the community.

Neade is Solano County’s top employee

Frances Neade is Solano County government’s employee of the month for March.

Neade works for the county’s Department of Resource Management as an engineering technician. Her duties include being a member of the surveying crew and lead person for the county’s pavement management program.

“Resource Management Transportation relies on Frances to help deliver vital transportation projects,” a county report said.

The Solano County Board of Supervisors honored Neade at its Tuesday meeting.

Glen Faison, Barry Eberling and Amy Maginnis-Honey contributed to the column. Do you have some good news to share? Send it to Glen Faison at [email protected]


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  • Music Producer NashvilleMarch 05, 2014 - 12:39 pm

    It's great that songwriters have avenues like this to get some recognition! Let's see more of this!

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