Kaylin Audrey Schack, a Tracy native and 2003 Tracy High School graduate, received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree Sept. 17 from Palmer College of Chiropractic’s West Campus in San Jose.
She will practice alongside Timothy Brown at Tracy Chiropractic, 1458 Bessie Ave.
Schack, valedictorian of her Palmer College class, graduated magna cum laude and was selected to the Pi Tau Delta honor society. She earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from San Diego State University in 2006.
She is the daughter of Dan and Cindy Schack and the sister of Alyssa Wooten.
Tracy High freshman earns top honors
Sarah Bai, a ninth-grader at Tracy High School, was recently honored at a statewide awards ceremony hosted by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.
Sarah was invited to the Sept. 26 ceremony at California State University, East Bay, based on her performance on the SAT and ACT as part of a nationwide academic talent search.
She scored in the 700 to 800 range for mathematics, which landed her the Exceptional Talent Award and qualified her for the Study of Exceptional Talent, because she was 12 years old when she took the test. She also received the High Honors Award as one of the highest-scoring participants in the 2010 academic year.
The Center for Talented Youth conducts the nation’s oldest and most extensive academic talent search and provided more than $5 million in financial aid to more than 9,000 students in 2009-10.
THS alumna receives medical scholarship
Stephanie Smith, valedictorian of Tracy High School’s Class of 2003, recently received the Alice W. Rooke Daughters of the American Revolution Medical Scholarship, sponsored by the El Palo Alto Chapter of the DAR.
Smith graduated from Yale University with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in public health, worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and returned to Northern California to attend medical school at Stanford University, where she is in her second year.
The daughter of Carol and Doug Smith of Tracy, she has an interest in cancer survivorship, education and care, inspired by relatives’ and friends’ experiences with the disease.
Local man makes agricultural hall of fame
Tracy resident Bruno Marchini will be inducted into the 2010 San Joaquin County Agricultural Hall of Fame at the group’s banquet in Stockton on Thursday, Oct. 21.
The Hall of Fame honors local people who have contributed significantly to agriculture and community. Marchini is one of five area farmers to be honored this year.
A lifetime farmer, Marchini began working on his family’s farm when he was a boy. He has since partnered with his father and brother, and then his sons, to grow asparagus, walnuts, cannery tomatoes and more. Now called Marchini Ag, the business has grown from 400 to 3,400 acres since 1980.
Marchini is credited for finding a way to bunch fresh asparagus to allow for easier direct shipment to market. He also helped develop the belly-mounted mower, which simplified cutting alfalfa and hay.
To reserve a ticket for the banquet, call the Stockton Chamber of Commerce, 547-2770.
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