Applause for the week of May 18

Kudos to: Rocklin High School choir

Accomplishment: Performed at Carnegie Hall

Details: The choir was selected by Choirs of America to perform at the prestigious venue. The students performed in the Choral Convergence Concert on April 25, singing five pieces, and joined a mass choir of more than 800 students from across the nation.

Kudos to: University Presbyterian Church

Accomplishment: Accumulated more than 4,000 books for a Ugandan village’s library

Details: A 1,000-book drive went into overdrive with church members accumulating thousands more. The two champions for the cause, parishioners Amy Azzarito and Nancy Auberg, are helping the small village build a library.

Kudos to: Franklin High School and Sheldon High School students

Accomplishment: Received awards from local National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

Details: Animation students from the two schools each received an award of excellence in the Animation/Graphics/Special Effects category.

Bill Lindelof