Helping Others

Applause: Kudos to El Dorado Dog Owners Guild

Kudos to: El Dorado Dog Owners Guild

Accomplishment: Multiyear effort to open dog park in Cameron Park

Details: El Dorado Dog Owners Guild fundraising efforts helped bring about the community’s new off-leash dog park at Hacienda Park. Some of the money came from a fundraising pooch plunge in Cameron Park Lake. Another dog park is scheduled to open in El Dorado Hills in late spring in Community Park.

Kudos to: Stephen Goldberg, debate coach for McClatchy High and Nevada Union high school students

Accomplishment: The attorney has a long track record honing the skills of debate teams

Details: Donates countless hours to students at the two schools, coaching debate practice and weekend tournaments. He is rewarded with their interest and success in debating.

Kudos to: Jordan Freitas, sixth-grade student at Roseville’s St. Rose Catholic School

Accomplishment: Designed custom necktie to be worn by Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways pilots

Details: Her design was chosen from nearly 5,000 entries nationwide. She and her classmates took part in Southwest’s Adopt-A-Pilot program, an effort by pilots to mentor students. Her colorful, bright design included images of luggage, a Southwest plane and pilot.

– Bill Lindelof