Accolades: Eagle Scouts and scholarship winner
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Scouts become Eagles

Two longtime friends and Boy Scouts achieved Eagle Scout rank together Aug. 9 at Valley Community Baptist Church.

Alex Inokuchi-Garvin, a 2014 graduate of Tracy High School, and Gregory Dawson, a Kimball High graduate, became friends in kindergarten. Both joined Cub Scout Pack 525 in 2002, joined Boy Scout Troop 515 in 2007 and completed their Eagle Scout projects this spring.

For his project, Garvin renovated two trailers used by the community food bank at Valley Community Baptist Church. He also provided commercial-grade shelving for the food bank.

Dawson built and stocked a reading center at Great Beginnings Preschool. Raising $700 in donations, he built two bookshelves and a computer table and bought carpeting, bean bags, audiobooks and computer games that teach reading. He also received a donation of books from Scholastic Inc.

Garvin is enrolled at Las Positas College and plans to transfer to a California State University campus. Dawson is majoring in biochemistry at San Diego State University.


Art student wins scholarship

Ali Moosavi, a 2011 Millennium High graduate, received the Pebble Beach Phil Hill Scholarship to help him realize his goal of designing new cars.

Moosavi, 22, is studying at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco for his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in transportation design. The two-year scholarship is named for Phil Hill, a former Formula One driver, who was the only American-born driver to win the Formula One World Drivers’ Championship and the first American to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans race.

Moosavi was awarded the scholarship Aug . 14 at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance auto celebration at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in Carmel. 

• 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, 95 W. 11th St., Ste. 101. 


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