Kudos to: Ava Sackman, Roseville third-grader
Accomplishment: Donated 400 pounds of dog food, 32 bags of dog treats and dog toys
Details: For her 9th birthday, Ava didnt ask for presents. Instead, she wanted to gather and donate the dog loot to Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue in Elverta.
Kudos to: Scott Simmon, UC Davis English professor and film scholar
Accomplishment: Received Film Heritage Award from National Society of Film Critics
Details: He received the honor for his anthology on DVD American Treasures from the New Zealand Film Archive. The American films are from a cache of nitrate prints that had been safeguarded in New Zealand and not seen for decades.
Kudos to: Beckett Lee, senior at Western Sierra Collegiate Academy
Accomplishment: Presented National Defense Committee ROTC certificate and bronze medal from Sutter Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution
Details: Lee will attend Yale University where he plans to study political science before becoming a career Navy officer. He hopes to eventually seek elective office. Lee is the fifth generation in his family to serve in the Navy.