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Amanda Mobley of Grass Valley has received the New Nebraskan or Nebraska Legacy scholarship to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for architecture, pre-interior design.


Nicholas Holley, a senior at Nevada Union High School, was selected by the Foundation of the State Bar of California to participate at its week-long, all-expense- paid Legal Heritage Institute in Sacramento July 18 through 24. Nicholas, along with 39 other high school juniors, were selected based on a statewide essay competition entitled “My Rights and Responsibilities Under the Law.”

After successful completion of the Legal Heritage Institute, Nicholas will also receive a $1,000 to $4,000 college scholarship from the Foundation of the State Bar of California upon college acceptance.

During the all-expense Legal Heritage Institute week, students visited courthouses, law firms, the State Capitol and historic sites as they learned about the rule of law, legal processes, careers in the law and more in an interactive environment.

Holley is the son of Jim and Sheryl Holley of Penn Valley.


Ryan Bestelmeyer graduated summa cum laude from Biola University with a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy. He plans to attend Fuller Seminary in the spring.

He is the son of Paul and Trish Bestelmeyer of Grass Valley.

He is a 2000 graduate of Bear River High School.


Emily Nettles, the daughter of Dale and Diane Nettles of Cedar Ridge, received her bachelor of business administration degree from Emory University in Atlanta in June.

She was recognized by the university as a Bank of America scholar and has currently taken a position at Random House Publishing, in New York, N.Y.

She is a 2000 graduate of Nevada Union High School.


Tamsen Reinheimer, the daughter of Vicki and Phil Reinheimer of Penn Valley and a former intern with the Nevada County Counsel’s office, received her L.L.D. in law from Whittier School of Law in May.

She is presently engaged in studies for the California Bar Examination and plans to establish her practice in Northern California later this year.


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

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