APPLAUSE: Community awards May 21, 2012

Published: Monday, May. 21, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 3B

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 Nunnar

i 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,

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