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Deann Allbee has been accepted into medical school at the St. Louis University School of Medicine for the Fall of 2006. In addition, she has received the honor a full scholarship by being awarded the Air Force Health Profession Scholarship. She was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant on March 31.

She is a graduate of Nevada Union High School and the University of California, San Diego, with a major in Physiology and Neuroscience and a second major in Psychology. After graduating from UCSD, she spent time in Uganda, Africa working with Dr. Scott Kellerman.

She is the daughter of Neal and Linda Allbee of Grass Valley, and the granddaughter of Joe and Helen Lewis of Grass Valley and Lester Allbee of Brookline, Vt.

The Magnolia Intermediate School Starmakers competed in the “Five Six Seven Eight, The Show Choir Festival Experience” at Disneyland on April 8 and came home with a trophy for third place.

The students performed at the Fantasyland Theater, competing against 11 other California schools. They also had the opportunity to attend three workshops led by Disney Professionals.

Students who participated included Jacqui Betz, Anna Moga, Sierra Van Burkleo, Ellie Wyman, Laura Daniels, Christie Nat, Elizabeth Runne, Michelle Vargas, Maleah Callison, Abby Grebe, Sara Raymond, Khalee Anderson, Alina Belohlavek, Emilie Garber, Erin Ghiringhelli, Jennifer Beskeen, Hannah Brown, Katie Carlson, Paige Stoddart, Morgan Bachus, Jennifer Cruddas, Sophie Diament-Agar, Lauren Wells, Matt Baukol, Tyler Kline, Sean Marquiz, Chris Ross, Cameron VanBurkleo, Jordan Beskeen, Aaron Richardson, Michael Spencer and Colton Thompson.

The group performs under the direction of their instructor, Anne Vaaler.

Professor of Geology and Chair of the Natural History Museum, Dick Hilton will share photographs and stories of his recent visit to “the Red Continent” at Sierra College, Rocklin Campus, on Friday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. Hilton will focus on the natural history of south/central and southeastern Australia as well as Tasmania -Kangaroo Island, the Great Coast Road, the Great Continental Road, Buffalo Mountain, the Snowy River country, the Blue Mountains and Wollemi National Park.

Hilton’s presentation will be given in Sewell Hall (in room 111 of the Science building). The price of tickets is $5 for the general public and $3 for students. Members of the museum can come for free. Parking permits are required on campus and can be purchased for $1 at dispensers located in the parking lot.

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