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Christina Guerland, a 2003 graduate of Bear River High School, recently graduated from Yale University with a degree in political science.

A four-year varsity letter winner and softball team captain, Guerland was recognized All-Ivy for the third consecutive year for her play and also Academic All-Ivy for her scholarship.

Guerland lives in New York City and works for GloCap, an executive search firm. She is the daughter of David and Nancy Guerland of Lake of the Pines.


Cultural Homestay International, a San Anselmo-based nonprofit that brings Japanese students to Nevada County every year, is looking for local families to host 10 students coming from Japan on July 25.

The students will be in Nevada County until Aug. 21, and will take English classes four days a week at St. Joseph’s Cultural Center in Grass Valley.

The host families need to provide the students an individual bed and meals. The students will have health insurance and bring their own spending money.

A Japanese teacher accompanying the students will be available to help the hosts with questions their guests may have during their stay.

For more information, call Susan Straub, academic and teacher coordinator with Cultural Homestay International, at 913-2394.


Amy Aswell, a 1997 graduate of Nevada Union High School, received her master’s degree in interior architecture from the University of Oregon on June 16, 2007.

While working toward her degree, Aswell placed first in the 2006 Student Day Design Competition in Portland, sponsored by the International Interior Design Association.

Aswell is the daughter of Chuck and Lois Aswell of Lake Wildwood.


Elaine Claire deLorimier graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with honors on June 16, 2007.

A student of biochemistry, deLorimier earned the Merck Index Award for outstanding scholastic achievement in medically-related chemistry.

DeLorimier is a 2003 graduate of Nevada Union High School. She received scholarships from the Ghidotti Foundation, E Clampus Vitus, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors, and Gold Country Kiwanis Club.

DeLorimier is the daughter of Lucinda Sahm deLorimier and Gene Roghair of Grass Valley, and John deLorimier of Bolinas, Calif.


Do you have news to share with the community related to education? Contact Staff Writer Soumitro Sen at soumitros@ theunion.com or call 477-4229.

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