Applause for the week of April 27

One of three Julia Serat photograps selected for national exhibit
One of three Julia Serat photograps selected for national exhibit

Kudos to: Julia Serat, Shriners Hospitals for Children-Northern California photographer

Accomplishment: Three photographs selected for display in the Children’s Hospital Association national photo exhibit

Details: The exhibit showcases powerful images of brave patients, supportive families and expert health care providers. The photographs in the exhibit were chosen from more than 250 entries submitted by 57 children’s hospitals across the country.

Kudos to: UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County

Accomplishment: Celebrating 35 years of serving residents

Details: After going through a tough training and testing program, master gardeners help instruct the public about green waste reduction, water-wise practices, smart pesticide use, water-efficient plants and growing their own food. They guide school gardening programs and assist county residents with numerous seminars, workshops and speaking engagements.

Kudos to: Three young artists in mosquito-prevention art contest

Accomplishment: Won first place in respective grade categories

Details: The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control contest challenges students to use art to encourage everyone to “fight the bite” in the effort to prevent the spread of West Nile virus. The winners are Evander Ngo from Roy Herburger Elementary, Justin Wong from Elliott Ranch Elementary and Kaying Xiong from Monterey Trail High School.

Bill Lindelof