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Elk Grove Unified students win awards at Teen Digital Reel Showcase

Elk Grove Unified students win awards at Teen Digital Reel Showcase

ELK GROVE - Students from two Elk Grove Unified high schools took home awards at the 15th Annual Teen Digital Reel Showcase on Friday, May 6 at the Crest Theater. The Teen Digital Reel Showcase invites teens to produce short computer-enhanced movies that address compelling topics. 

Students earned awards in the following categories:

Sheldon High School
Short Story – Animation

  • Tyler Norman Castelo, Josue Cuellar, Aaron Fletcher, Reed Gibson, Ariel Hevesi, Michael Howe, Sean Kennedy, Jacob Licca, Mario Mitchell, Byron Rosario & Igor Sacara – “The Mees” – Best of Category

Franklin High School
Best of Show

  • Victoria Suan & Alayna Mirjanovic – “A Ghost Tale”

Experimental Beauty/Surrealism

  • Ben Arriaga & Arman Seneris – “Endarken” – Best of Category & Best Portfolio
  • Ryan McFarlane – “Floor 3” – Award

Rotary Club honors Cosumnes Fire Department's Tianna Kearsing

Rotary Club honors Cosumnes Fire Department's Tianna Kearsing

ELK GROVE - Cosumnes Fire Department firefighter/paramedic Tianna Kearsing will be presented with an Elk Grove Rotary Club Hometown Hero Award at the Club’s May 18 meeting.

Kearsing is being recognized for her efforts over the past several years to raise money for the Firefighters Burn Institute through the Cosumnes Fire Department’s “Boot Drive.”  This year’s Boot Drive, held March 19 and staffed by off-duty volunteer fire fighters, raised nearly $30,000 to help burn survivors with treatment and therapy, and to help fund a children’s burn-survivor summer camp.

The annual Elk Grove Rotary Club Hometown Hero awards go to fire, police, education, and military personnel who make a difference in the Elk Grove community.

EGUSD announces 2011 Employees of the Year

ELK GROVE - Nine Elk Grove Unified employees were recognized as Employees of the Year on Wednesday, May 4 for their hard work and commitment to the district.

All nine employees will be officially recognized and honored by the EGUSD Board of Education at the June 7, 2011 board meeting.

The 2011 Employees of the Year are:

Gerelee Azevedo, a campus supervisor at Sheldon High School, was named Classified Employee of the Year.  Azevedo has been employed with the district since 1999.  Previously, she served as a substitute campus supervisor at Sheldon.

Nancy Stuck, a bus driver in the Transportation Department, was named Classified Employee of the Year.  She has been an EGUSD employee since 1979.  She started as a substitute bus driver for the district.  Stuck worked for the Transportation Department during her entire tenure with the Elk Grove Unified School District. 

Rena Lawl

Think your Mom is hotter than this?

Think your Mom is hotter than this?

In celebration of Mother's Day on May 8, News10 wants to know...do you have the hottest Mom?

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Sheldon High School students win awards at Teen Biotech Challenge

ELK GROVE - Five Sheldon High School students have been selected as first, second and honorable mention winners in the 2011 Teen Biotech Challenge. The students will be recognized at a dinner and awards ceremony in their honor on May 11.  

The Teen Biotech Challenge (TBC) is a science challenge that encourages high school students to demonstrate their understanding of biotechnology’s impact in the world. TBC seeks to promote awareness and understanding of the many ways that biotechnology positively impacts our society.

To participate, students select a biotech topic in one of seven designated focus areas: Agricultural Biotechnology; Bioengineering & Nanotechnology; Biofuels & Bioenergy; Biomanufacturing; Genetic Testing & Forensics; Genomics & Synthetic Biology; and Regenerative Medicine.  After researching a focus area, students develop webpages that illustrate the chosen technology’s impact on society. Webpage entries w

EGUSD students, staff earn awards at California State FFA Leadership Conference

ELK GROVE Future Farmers of America (FFA) students and staff from four Elk Grove Unified School District high schools joined over 5,000 of their counterparts from across the state at the 83rd Annual California State FFA Leadership Conference, held April 16-19 in Fresno, CA.

The annual leadership conference encourages FFA students to develop personal and team leadership skills, discover agricultural careers, establish lasting friendships and strive for success.  The conference also highlights student accomplishments in public speaking and production practices with proficiency awards, scholarships and special recognitions.

Founded in 1928, the California FFA Association helps more than 70,000 California high school students develop their potential for leadership, personal growth and career success through vocational education.

The following students and staff were honored at the conference:

Winners

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Foulks Ranch 6th grade student receives national award

ELK GROVE - Jim Bentley, a sixth grade teacher at Foulks Ranch Elementary School, has been selected as one of three recipients nationwide to receive the 2011 American Civic Education Teacher Awards (ACETA) sponsored by the Center for Civic Education, the Center on Congress at Indiana University and the National Education Association.

"Jim does an excellent job of blending math, science, reading, writing, research, public speaking and critical thinking with civics," said Mary Beth Kropp, principal at Foulks Ranch. "Students in his class feel a sense of empowerment with the new skills they learn.