Concern about the safety of school campuses continues to mount nationally and locally as parents hope to avoid shootings like the ones at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut and more recently, Taft Union High School in Southern California.
While a sense of pride and accomplishment were felt throughout the assembly of graduates at UC Berkeley, the bonds of the Davoodian family were particularly meaningful during the Dec. 16 commencement ceremony. Bianca Davoodian, an alumna of Turlock Christian High, was honored by her peers and professors as the commencement student speaker.
Martin Acosta and Rachel Hawkes of Turlock High School both auditioned and were accepted into the prestigious All-Northern California Honor Band. The regional honor band, which serves students north of Bakersfield to the Oregon border, is a highly competitive, audition only ensemble. Under the direction of THS band director Daniel Baudino, Acosta, clarinet, and Hawkes, oboe, are both excited by the opportunity to perform in the weekend long event. The concert will take place at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at Atherton Hall on the Delta College Campus in Stockton. Admission is free.