Kudos to: Alicia Chan, a student at C.K. McClatchy High School
Accomplishment: Winning designer of the new "I Voted" sticker
Details: Sacramento County elections officials invited students from five high schools to design a new sticker to be given to voters after casting ballots June 5. Chan's design, which incorporates a "V" (for "voted") check mark into the wing of an eagle, was judged the best. The design is also featured on the June 2012 sample ballot booklet.
Kudos to: Terri Edinburgh
Accomplishment: Selected as Sacramento County Office of Education Teacher of the Year
Details: Edinburgh teaches a kindergarten through fourth-grade combined special day class for students with moderate to severe disabilities at Prairie West Elementary School in the Elk Grove Unified School District. She first wanted to be a special education teacher after she tutored a first-grader with disabilities.
Kudos to: Lesley Bargar Suter
Accomplishment: Winner of a 2012 James Beard Foundation book, broadcast and journalism award
Details: The 1999 graduate of Bella Vista High School and dining editor of Los Angeles magazine won in the category of "Food Coverage in a General-Interest Publication." The Beard awards recognize the best in food media, chefs and restaurateurs.
Kudos to: Henry 'Hoby' Wedler, graduate student in chemistry at UC Davis
Accomplishment: Honored at the White House as one of 14 Champions of Change for paving the way for people with disabilities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math
Details: Wedler, who is blind, is working toward his Ph.D. in organic chemistry. He was inspired by programs from the National Federation of the Blind in high school. Wedler is refuting the mistaken belief that scientific and math fields are too visual for blind people to do well.
Compiled by The Bee's Bill Lindelof, firstname.lastname@example.org