Accolades: West High senior wins essay contest
by OT staff
Mar 02, 2010 | 1733 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Kimberly Huynh, a senior at West High School, won a Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens scholarship contest Feb. 4 in Stockton.

Fifteen seniors from local high schools were given Good Citizen awards by the Stockton DAR chapter, which made them eligible for the scholarship contest. Under supervision, the students are given a topic and a two-hour time limit to write the essay.

Huynh placed first and won $200.

Tracy High junior places second at speech contest

Brooks Jelinek, a junior at Tracy High School, won second place at the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ 2009-10 Voices of Democracy district speech contest. 

He was honored at an awards ceremony Feb. 21 in Winton, where he was awarded a $150 scholarship.

Local graduate lands job with Google

Jessica Bowers, a member of the West High School Class of 2002, works as a business process and compliance specialist for Google.

Bowers graduated from University of California, Davis, earning a master’s degree in business administration in December and a bachelor’s degree in economics in 2005.

She began working for Google in 2007 and lives in San Francisco.

• Accolades runs in Our Town whenever we hear about someone who has done something extraordinary and deserves kudos for it. If you have news for Accolades, send it to, or drop off a note at the Tracy Press office.
Comments-icon Post a Comment
No Comments Yet

We encourage readers to share online comments in this forum, but please keep them respectful and constructive. This is not a space for personal attacks, libelous statements, profanity or racist slurs. Comments that stray from the topic of the story or are found to contain abusive language are subject to removal at the Press’ discretion, and the writer responsible will be subject to being blocked from making further comments and have their past comments deleted. Readers may report inappropriate comments by e-mailing the editor at