On July 11, Benjamin Macdonell, a 1999 alum of Los Alamos High School, was awarded a Medal of Honor from Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie, of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
Macdonell, a police officer since 2010, and his team forced entry through a security door to save two elderly women from a burning house — a fire started by a Molotov cocktail.
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Erik Anderson, an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadet at the University of Rhode Island recently graduated from the Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
Anderson is the son of Timothy Renshaw of Los Alamos and Kristen Anderson of Charlestown, Rhode Island. He is a 2011 graduate of Monadnock Regional High School, Swanzey, New Hampshire.
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Tristan Goodwin of Los Alamos was one of more than 200 new students who enrolled in Cornell College for the 2014-15 academic year.