Seaman completes training
Jordan L. Rogers, a 2012 Scotts Valley High School graduate, recently finished basic training for the U.S. Navy at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.
Rogers completed the capstone event, “Battle Stations,” that is designed to simulate basic Navy skills and the core values of honor, courage and commitment.
Rogers is the daughter of Cynthia L. and David M. Rogers of Scotts Valley.
Author to release new book
Scotts Valley-based author Krista Leontieff will sign her first novel, “Unraveled,” from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 23 at Inklings Book Store, 1855 41st Ave., in the Capitola Mall.
Born in Santa Cruz, Leontieff attended San Jose State University and went on to graduate school at Bethany Bible College.
Leontieff is an administrator and program director for a nonprofit school and lives in Scotts Valley with her children.
Middle school selects science fair winners
Ten projects from the Feb. 2 Scotts Valley Middle School science fair will go on to compete at the Santa Cruz County Science Fair, which will be March 9 in Watsonville.
Among 55 entries in the local fair, five projects in life science and five in physical science were chosen for the county competition.
In first place were Rishi Chandiramani (life science) and Megan Gurer (physical science).
Placing second were Emma Schaffer-Whittall (life science) and Joe Murray (physical science), and in third place were Devin Derecho (life science) and Madison Seaman (physical science).
Honorable mentions went to Alex Reno (life science), Jillian Hughes (life science), Taylor Ginieczki (physical science) and Lauren Sterbenc (physical science).
National Merit finalist announced
San Lorenzo Valley High School senior Devon Northcott has been selected as a finalist by the National Merit Scholarship Corp.
The honor is earned by 1 percent of the high school students in the United States each year.
Northcott will proceed to the scholarship round, where he will earn a financial scholarship to apply to his collegiate studies.
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