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Hometown News

Week of Sept. 15, 2011
By: Staff Report
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Bryn E Lindley, of Loomis, has been named to the Baylor University Dean's Academic Honor List for the 2011 spring semester, with a minimum grade-point average of 3.7, while enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours. Baylor is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked liberal arts institution. The Newcastle Area Business Association awarded its 2011 $1,000 scholarships for scholastic excellence to four Del Oro High School graduates - Sawyer Sewell, Emily Schoof, Stephanie Yanez, and Joel Shaffer. Gennavieve A. Carmazzi and biology major Mitchell T. Seman, both of Loomis, made the academic Deans' List at Azusa Pacific University. They are honored for spring semester 2011 academic standing of 3.5 or better grade-point average. The Placer County Deputy Sheriffs' Association announced their 2011 scholarships for outstanding students. The Deputy James B. Machado Memorial Scholarship is awarded to currently enrolled full-time college students. The scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement, letters of recommendation, school and community involvement. Deputy Machado was killed in the line of duty in 1978. A $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Caitlyn Bettencourt, daughter of Deputy Laurie Bettencourt. She currently attends Sierra College and plans to attend the University of Nevada (Reno) to study nursing. Caitlyn maintains 4.0 GPA. Her brother Russell Bettencourt also received $1,000. He is a cadet at the United States Military Academy where he maintains a 3.76 GPA. Russell is majoring in mechanical engineering and will be commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army upon graduation.