Applause for the week of Dec. 22, 2014

Kudos to: People behind food drive at Hubert Bancroft School

Accomplishment: Food drive feeds 35 families during two-week school break

Details: The effort comes together with help from the student council led by teacher Pam Courtney, Angie Marin and Patty McCabe from UC Davis Medical Center and the Senator Lions Club. They fundraise, shop, accept donations from the students and organize the distribution and pickup of the food baskets.

Kudos to: Leo A. Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School

Accomplishment: Won Sacramento County Academic Bowl

Details: Students participating in Sacramento County Office of Education special education and community school programs used their knowledge about World War I while competing in the scholastic competition.

Kudos to: Maureen Smith, Sacramento State professor of kinesiology

Accomplishment: Inducted into the National Academy of Kinesiology

Details: The academy encourages and promotes the study and educational applications of the art and science of human movement and physical activity.

Bill Lindelof