Accolades: West alumna joins CHP, THS grad earns degree
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Jul 17, 2014 | 3385 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
West High alumna joins CHP

Whitney Howard, a Tracy resident, has been assigned to the California Highway Patrol Hayward office after completing a 27-week cadet training course.

Howard graduated from West High School in 2008 and earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from California State University, Humboldt. She worked as an instructor at Crossfit Combat Sports Academy in Dublin before joining the CHP.

As a cadet at the CHP Academy in Sacramento, she learned vehicle patrol skills, investigative techniques, first aid and how to capture and arrest suspects, among other subjects.

Tracy High grad earns degree at Cal Poly

Emily Due, a member of the Tracy High School Class of 2009, earned her bachelor’s degree in agricultural business on June 14 from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

She transferred to Cal Poly from Modesto Junior College.

At Tracy High, she participated in leadership, played water polo for four years and was chosen as FFA sweetheart as a senior. She was co-valedictorian of her Banta School eighth-grade class and participated in Banta 4-H Club.

Due, the daughter of Janice and Larry Due of Tracy, will work for an accounting firm in San Luis Obispo.

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