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Whitney Lee Giles, 17, a senior at Nevada Union High School, represented Nevada County in the America’s Junior Miss scholarship competition Aug. 12-14 in Rohnert Park.

She competed with 47 other girls for California’s Junior Miss.

The program seeks to recognize, reward and encourage excellence among young women by focusing attention on the achievements of outstanding college-bound women and by presenting scholarships to the top honorees.

The winner will represent California in the national finals held in Mobile, Ala., where the program began in 1958.

She is the daughter of Mitch and Midge Giles of Grass Valley.


Donald Craddock, the son of Jessie and Virginia Craddock of Granite Bay and an honored employee with the Nevada County department of transportation, received his bachelor of business administration degree with a major in public administration from Alameda University in December.

He also completed the business and management program at Pepperdine University in June 2004.


Laura Osnas, who attends Nevada Union High School, attended the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine in Washington, D.C., last month.

She joined more than 350 outstanding high school juniors and seniors at the forum.

While there, she had the opportunity to visit Howard University College of Medicine, the Naval Medical Research Center and the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

The students also interacted with doctors, nurses, scientists and professors to gather a greater understanding of medical history, standards and trends.

For additional information, visit http://www.nylf. org on the Web.


Morgan Nettles, a 2002 graduate of Nevada Union High School, has been named to the Dean’s List at Ohio State University for spring 2004.

She maintained a 3.5 grade-point average in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. She is the daughter of Dale and Diane Nettles of Cedar Ridge.


Julia Ann Koerber, the daughter of Peter and Dawn Koerber of Nevada City and Elizabeth Johnson of Auburn, received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Gonzaga University on May 9.

She will be attending the University of California at Davis, where she will be pursuing a master’s degree in biomedical engineering.


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

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