Accolades
by TP staff
Jun 17, 2011 | 1784 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
West alumna earns bachelor’s degree

Stephanie Danielle Tornio graduated June 10 from University of California, Davis. She earned Bachelor of Science degrees in neurobiology, physiology and behavior, with a minor in human development.

She will begin work this summer at Enloe Medical Group in Chico.

Tornio played varsity softball all four years at West High School and graduated in 2007.

She is the daughter of Dan and Mae Tornio of Tracy and sister to Ashley Tornio, a West High student.



Recent grad among scholarship winners

Brittny Davis, a member of West High School’s Class of 2011, was among 190 students who received $1,000 scholarships Wednesday, June 15, during a ceremony on the steps of the state Capitol.

Davis was selected as one of the recipients of this year’s Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship.

Since 2001, the company has given more than $15.4 million for college to U.S. high school seniors.



Kimball student tapped by honor society

The National Society of High School Scholars announced recently that Kimball High School student LaRae S. Adams has been selected for membership.

The society, founded in 2002, recognizes academic excellence at the high school level and encourages its members to seek the betterment of themselves and the world.

Adams also attended Hirsch Elementary School and is considering studying medicine or art in college.

She is the daughter of Donna Muex and granddaughter of Tracy residents Billy S. Adams and Toni Beckham.



Local student graduates in Virginia

Thuc-Quyen Bui of Tracy was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in commerce from Washington and Lee University during commencement ceremonies May 27.

Bui majored in business administration and participated in College Republicans, Pi Beta Phi sorority, Knowledge Empowering Women Leaders and the Pep Squad.

Washington and Lee University, in Lexington, Va., is the nation’s ninth oldest institution of higher education and one of the nation’s premier liberal arts schools.

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