Sunday, July 15, 2007
Jul. 15, 2007 (McClatchy-Tribune Regional News delivered by Newstex) --
Brothers Tyler Summers and Cameron Summers, both Eldorado High School graduates, are being recognized.
Tyler Summers has been awarded a U.S. Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarship by the Australian-American Fulbright Commission to study control theory at the Australian National University in Canberra for one year beginning this fall. He also received the Australian Alumni Scholarship
designation for being the highest ranked postgraduate Fulbright applicant.
Tyler Summers completed his master's degree in aerospace engineering at the University of Texas-Austin this spring where he also participated as a graduate student in the university jazz program and was active in the local music scene as a drummer. He graduated from Texas Christian University in 2004 and Eldorado in 2000.
Cameron Summers was selected principal trumpet for the American Wind Symphony Orchestra and performed in May and June.
The AWSO was founded in Pittsburgh in 1957 by Robert Austin Boudreau, who has been conducting the orchestra for its entire 50-year history. Initially, the AWSO performed concerts on a renovated coal barge on the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania's Point State Park. In 1976, the orchestra began traveling with its new multimillion-dollar floating arts center, Point Counterpoint II. The self-propelled PCP II features a concert stage with an acoustical shell and a chamber theater. The orchestra has given waterfront concerts on most major waterways in the United States, the Caribbean and many European waterways.
This year the orchestra traveled the U.S. coastline from Brownsville, Texas, to New Haven, Conn.
Cameron Summers graduated from Texas Christian University in May with a bachelor's in mechanical engineering. He has received a scholarship to pursue a master's degree in music at Manhattan School of Music in New York City beginning this fall. He is a 2003 Eldorado graduate. The brothers are the sons of Randy and Candice Summers.
NAVAL PREP GRAD:
Juaquina Soland of Gallup, a 2006 graduate of Gallup High School, graduated May 18 from the Naval Academy Preparatory School, Newport Naval Station, Newport, R.I.
Upon her graduation, Soland was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and reported as part of the class of 2011 on June 24.
Soland received a congressional appointment from Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M.
Soland is the daughter of Darren Soland, a lieutenant with the N.M. State Police, and Henrietta Soland, McKinley County Division Two Magistrate Judge.
HALL OF FAME RECIPIENTS HONORED:
Girl Scouts of Chaparral Council Inc. announced seven recipients for its 2007 Hall of Fame during a dinner event May 5. The 2007 Hall of Fame honored women in science, technology and engineering professions. This year's recipients are: Edie Cherry, from Cherry/See/Reames Architects; Deidre A. Hirschfeld, Ph.D. from New Mexico Tech University; Dr. Ruby D. Lathon, from Engineering Management and Technology; Chris Morgan, from Sandia National Laboratories; Dr. Irene E. Ortiz, from University of New Mexico/Albuquerque Veterans Administration Medical Center; Bobbie Williams, from Sandia National Laboratories; and Dr. Cheryl L. Willman, from UNM Cancer Research and Treatment Center.
All proceeds from this year's event will fund Chaparral Council's science, technology and engineering programs for girls throughout New Mexico and southwestern Colorado.
The other nominees for this year's Hall of Fame included: Dr. Karla F. Melendez, from Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute and Central New Mexico Community College, Leslie Phinney, Ph.D., from Sandia National Laboratories; Christy Smith, from Chugach Management Services; Dyane Sonier, from city of Rio Rancho; and Susan Wickes, from PNM.
The purpose of Girl Scouts of Chaparral Council's Hall of Fame event is to recognize local women for their achievements within their profession and community. The event has raised more than $20,000 during the last two years to provide programs for girls throughout the council's jurisdiction.
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