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Elaine Claire Delorimier of Grass Valley and David Lawrence Nak of Nevada City have been honored as members of the Dean’s Honor List at the University of California-Santa Barbara for the fall quarter.

This honor is bestowed to those earning a grade-point-average of 3.75 on a program of 12 or more units in the college of letters and science or a 3.50 in the college of engineering.

Delorimier and Nak are both majoring in pre-biology.



Jeanie Marie Withers-Berg of Grass Valley will be inducted May 18 into the Beta Mu Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Sierra College.




Phi Theta Kappa is the oldest and most prestigious honor society serving two-year colleges around the world.

Students must rank in the top 20 percent of their class to be invited into membership in Phi Theta kappa and must maintain high academic standing during their enrollment at the two-year college.

Scouts from Grass Valley’s Girl Scout Troop 1027 and Boy Scout Troop 4 recently completed the Professional Association of Dive Instructors open water scuba diver certification, which qualifies them to participate in Scout and Venture Crew dive treks.

Toni DeLaTorre, a sixth-grader at Pleasant Valley School, was recently invited to attend John Robert Powers’ International Modeling and Talent Competition at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles Jan. 3 through 8. DeLaTorre won awards at the event for her acting and modeling talent.

DeLaTorre, a 4.0-GPA student who lives in Lake Wildwood, was able to attend the competition with the help of numerous sponsors including Gold Country Hearing Center, Pearson’s Feed, Lake Wildwood Barbers and others.

Got local education news? Contact David Mirhadi at davidm@theunion. com or 477-4229.


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