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.
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