Kudos to: Julia Serat, Shriners hospital photographer
Accomplishment: Winner of Medical Edu- cation Award in still media presented in BIO- IMAGES competition
Details: Serat's winning entry shows the process by which an expander is filled with liquid to stretch the skin. She also received a citation of merit for photos of tissue expanders, used at Shriners during reconstructive surgery for children recovering from burns.
Kudos to: James M. Crandall, artist from Cool
Accomplishment: Won third place for oil painting in national Oil Painters of America contest
Details: Crandall's painting, "Candy Vendor, Via Filungo," was chosen from 570 paintings submitted by artists from the United States, Canada and Mexico. The exhibit can be viewed at www. opaonlineshowcase.com.
Kudos to: Rebecca Knox,
student at Mira Loma High School
Accomplishment: Chosen as one of 84 female high school students to travel to NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston
Details: The girls from 29 states will plan a simulated mission to Mars and experience the life of an engineer or scientist in NASA's Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics high school aerospace scholars program.
Bill Lindelof, email@example.com