Accolades: Scholarship winners, leadership delegates
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Scholarship winners visit state Capitol

Two recent high school graduates are recipients of the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship.

Arashpreet Gill, of Tracy High, and Danielle Nghiem, of West High, were awarded $1,000 from Comcast during a ceremony on the steps of the California State Capitol in Sacramento on Wednesday, June 12.

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship is given to students who display academic excellence, leadership skills, community service and positivity.

According to a press release, Comcast awarded scholarships to 185 seniors from 30 counties. A student from Redwood City and Yuba City were surprised with $10,000 scholarships on Wednesday, and 25 other students had their names drawn for laptops. The students and their families were also given a tour of the Capitol.

Other scholarship recipients from San Joaquin County include five students from Stockton, two students from Manteca and one student from Linden.

Two girls to attend weekend conference

Two local high school sophomores were selected to attend the Northern California Youth Leadership Seminar from Friday, June 14 to Sunday, June 16, at Menlo College in Atherton.

Briana Sandoval, of West High, and Lindsay Huckaba, of Kimball High, were nominated by their schools for their strong leadership potential, according to a press release from the seminar.

High schools in Northern California are given the chance each year to nominate one student to attend.

The seminar is a nonprofit that trains and encourages young leaders in the region by giving them a chance to meet and discuss topics with business, nonprofit and government leaders in the state. The program is designed to encourage students to consider different views and form their own opinions.

According to the release, 150 sophomores are expected to attend the seminar, which is offered free of charge with the help of community organizations and individual donations.

Accolades runs in Our Town whenever we hear about someone who has done something extraordinary and deserves kudos for it. If you have news for Accolades, send it to, or drop off a note at the Tracy Press office.

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