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Bryce McGrew received his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Santa Clara University on June 12.

He is a 2000 graduate of Nevada Union High School. He is the son of Bruce and Kristen McGrew of Grass Valley.


Autumn Barr of Grass Valley was named to the Dean’s List at Smith College in Northampton, Mass., for her academic achievement for the 2003-04 school year. The Dean’s List recognizes those students with grade point averages of 3.333 or above.

She is the daughter of Pamela Whitman and Stephen Barr of Grass Valley.

She graduated from Nevada Union High School in 2001 and is completing a combined major in sociology and anthropology, as well as the certificate program in international relations at Smith.


Garrett Fevinger was named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester at New York University. He is a former writer for The Union’s Prospector section.

He is a 2003 graduate of Nevada Union High School.

He is the son of Richard and Emily Fevinger of Grass Valley.


Lindsay Adams of Nevada City, and a student at Nevada Union High School, recently enrolled in the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine, which is in Boston from July 17 to 26. She will join 350 other high school students from around the country who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership potential and an interest in a career in medicine.

The 10-day forum will introduce Adams to a variety of concepts in public health, medical ethics, research and general practice, and will include site visits to medical facilities and clinics., Students will engage in a simulation using problem-based learning, an educational method in which student will be presented a fictional patient’s case history and must diagnose and develop a treatment plan for the patient.


Daniel Hervé of Grass Valley has been named a U.S. National Award winner in English by the United States Achievement Academy.

The academy recognizes fewer than 10 percent of all American high school students.

Hervé, who attends Nevada Union High School, was nominated for this national award by Lynn McDaniel, a teacher at the school.

His name will appear in the United States Achievement Academy Official Yearbook, which is published nationally.

He is the son of Sandy and Ray Hervé of Grass Valley and the grandson Doris Becker of Sacramento and Pat Hervé of Mill Valley.


Ryan Hallows and his wife, Juliana Hallows, graduated June 12 from Central Washington University with Bachelor of Arts degrees and honors. Their major and minor studies have been Spanish and geography and psychology and finance, respectively.

Ryan received a 3.7 grade point average, and Juliana received a 3.4 GPA. Ryan is a McNair Scholar and recently was hired as a Spanish teacher in the CWU summer class schedule on campus. In September 2004, he will accept a Indiana University fellowship for a five-year program to receive his master’s and doctoral degrees. He is a 1997 graduate of Nevada Union High School.

Juliana is a graduate of Meadowdale High School in Washington Sate. She will pursue a career in family and marriage counseling.

They are the son and daughter-in-law of Larry and Jilanie Hallows of the state of Washington and the grandson and granddaughter-in-law of Ruthalyce C. Brown of Penn Valley.


Two area students were named to the Dean’s List at the University of California in Santa Barbara.

Students much attain the qualifying grade point average of 3.75 on a program of 12 or more graded units in the College of Letters and Science, or a 3.5 in the College of Engineering.

Honored students were Jennifer Pietrek of Grass Valley, majoring in sociology, and Cody Painter of Nevada City, majoring in dramatic art and Japanese.


Got education news? E-mail David Mirhadi at davidm@theunion.com or call 477-4229.

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