Kudos to: Matthew Zheng, Mira Loma High School sophomore
Accomplishment: Selected to USA Debate Team
Details: Zheng is one of 12 students from across the country chosen for the team. His travels with the national debate team will take him to places such as Germany and Singapore over the next year.
Kudos to: Placerville police Officer Luke Gadow and Baskin Robbins
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Accomplishment: Police donate $250 from Gadow’s championship ice cream scooping
Details: Baskin Robbins held a “scoop off” that was won by Gadow. His winning check was donated to Community Resource Center, a Placerville group that helps the homeless.
Kudos to: Jim Davis, former state geologist
Accomplishment: Received Ian Campbell Award from American Geosciences Institute
Details: The award recognizes Davis for superlative service in geoscience. He has been an advocate for expanding seismic monitoring systems as a tool for assessing earthquake vulnerability and enabling structural engineers to design structures that are more earthquake-resistant.
– Bill Lindelof