Kudos to: Benjamin Hendricks, age 10
Accomplishment: Engineered a diaper drive for children of homeless mothers.
Details: Hendricks delivered the diapers and baby wipes to the St. John's Shelter program for women and children. As Benjamin says: "Try imagining caring for an infant without diapers. That would be a mess!"
Kudos to: Rio Americano students Mondana Koshfam, Max Hayden, Victoria Quach and Colin Savage
Accomplishment: Placed third in a video contest that explains the definition of investing in yourself.
Details: Each of the four Sacramento students and their economics teacher, Allie Armstrong, received $150 in recent ceremonies at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Their four-minute video in a "MoneyWise Teen" contest competed against 32 other Northern California high schools.
Kudos to: University of California, Davis
Accomplishment: Named a Platinum Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists.
Details: UC Davis tries to encourage bicycling by providing 20,000 bike racks and restricting most vehicles from the central campus. The Associated Students of the University of California Davis Bike Barn repair facility is also a great benefit to bicyclists.