Accolades: West High senior wins essay contest
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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 tpourtown@tracypress.com, or drop off a note at the Tracy Press office.
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