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Scotts Valley resident wins scholarship to Cambridge

Scotts Valley native Andrew Quinn, a member of Pomona College’s Class of 2012, was recently awarded the prestigious Downing Scholarship.

The award means Quinn will participate in a one-year exchange to Downing College at University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. The award will cover his tuition, fees, living expenses and round-trip travel, as well as a stipend for books, local travel and personal expenses.

Quinn, a biology major, plans to pursue a master’s degree in biological science, with a focus on genetics.

Locals named to dean’s list

Two local students were recently named to Biola University's fall 2011 dean's list for academic excellence.

Scotts Valley resident Michael Kuo and Kyle Stagnaro of Boulder Creek were among 1,371 students named to the list in recognition of maintaining a grade point average of 3.6 or higher while enrolled in twelve of more credit units and whose cumulative grade point average is at least a 3.2.

Tennis players gather to honor longtime pro

An estimated 50 tennis players gathered at the La Madrona Swim and Racquet Club in Scotts Valley on April 7 to celebrate the 88th birthday of Chuck Jandreau.

Jandreau, a former tennis pro and instructor to a host of Hollywood stars and sports figures, was treated to a step back in time, as the guests wore traditional tennis whites and used old wooden racquets.

A cake was provided, along with a display of photos and news articles commemorating Jandreau’s life and career.

La Madrona tennis pro Judy Newman said she planned to repeat the celebration each year in Jandreau's honor.

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