Kudos to: Folsom High School musicians and singers
Accomplishment: DownBeat Magazine winners
Details: The Folsom High School jazz program won DownBeat magazine awards again best in nation for the 15th year in a row for the jazz choir, and sixth year in a row for the jazz band. The awards will be announced in the June edition of the magazine.
Kudos to: The Niello Co. and VW enthusiasts
Accomplishment: Raising $44,000 for Ride to Walk, a therapeutic horseback riding program in Lincoln for young people with disabilities.
Details: The money was raised through the Volkswagen Ranch Run, an annual event for VW fans. The contribution will help continue to serve children and young adults with disabilities.
Kudos to: Marion Bishop, departing president of St. Francis High
Accomplishment: Leading the Roman Catholic girls' school for 11 years during a period of growth
Details: During her tenure, Bishop has taken enrollment from 800 to more than 1,100 students. She also led during campus expansion, implementation of the Kairos retreat program and the installation of a solar power system.
Kudos to: UCD professors
Jodi Nunnari and Stephen Kowalczykowski
Accomplishment: Selected to give presentations in the Harvey Lecture series that has in the past featured Nobel Prize winners
Details: The Harvey Society was founded in 1905 to build a closer relationship between practical medicine and lab experimentation. Each year the society sponsors seven lectures at Rockefeller University in New York.
Compiled by Bee staff writer Bill Lindelof, email@example.com