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People In the News 05-21-14

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The Los Alamos Garden Club will present its 2014 college scholarship to William Andrew Rich, a Los Alamos High School graduating senior. Rich is involved in many extracurricular activities such as football umpire NMAA JV; softball umpire, NMAA JV, middle school, Little League; baseball NMAA JV, middle school, Little League; snowboarding; mountain biking and is a member of the Los Alamos Airsoft team. He plans to attend the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs.
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The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi announces Cynthia Fuentes of Los Alamos, was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Fuentes was initiated at The University of New Mexico.
Fuentes is among approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter.
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Los Alamos resident Sarah Kirkland earned a top award at the New Mexico State Military Skills Championships held April 12 at La Cueva High School in Albuquerque. Kirkland placed first in the Drill Down, an individual competition to determine who is most proficient at executing drill commands properly. Students from more than 20 schools attended the drill meet and participated in the drill down. Kirkland is a high school freshman at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell.
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Daniel Trugman was recently awarded a 2014 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship to pursue graduate studies in geophysics at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California-San Diego. Trugman is a 2009 graduate of Los Alamos High School and a 2013 graduate of Stanford University. He is currently working in the student program at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the Geophysics Group, Environmental and Earth Sciences Division.
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John Schroeder, of Los Alamos, was inducted into the university’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Schroder is a master’s student in civil engineering at Kansas State University.