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In the face of squalls, the Vista del Lago High girls swim team continues to push forward, carving out a legacy in the water at one of the area’s newest schools.

The Eagles are not funded by the Folsom-Cordova Unified School District, have a pool they can’t compete in for half the season and field no other aquatics program on campus which diminishes their numbers. But, bolstered by a fourth-place finish at last month’s Sac-Joaquin Section Swimming Championships, Vista del Lago’s girls have earned the reputation in the swimming community as a program on the rise.

“It’s really neat to (watch) – they’re setting the tone,” said Eagles coach Joel Garceau, who also heads the swim teams at Folsom High. “They’re setting the traditions.”

The three schools that finished ahead of Vista del Lago – St. Francis, Davis and Rio Americano, respectively – boast a combined 26 section swim titles, so, truly, there is no shame in fourth place.

Denio’s awards annual education scholarship to local students

ROSEVILLE – Denio’s Roseville Farmers Market & Swap Meet announced today that employees Marisa Mollera, Joshuah Kerby and Jessica Decoque have been named the recipients of the 2011 Denio’s Scholarship.

The education award is given annually to young employees who are excelling in the classroom, show initiative while working at Denio’s, and have also been active in community service. All three employees received a $1,000 scholarship from Denio’s to help offset the costs of college.

All three teens have been employed by Denio’s for over a year and work in food service.

“What I loved about all three of these young people is they are extremely hard workers that are always eager to take on new job responsibilities and accept new challenges,” said Ken Denio, Owner of Denio’s Farmers Market & Swap Meet.

Watch Laura McIntosh in 'Pie & Ice Cream' episode Sunday

Watch Laura McIntosh in 'Pie & Ice Cream' episode Sunday

Watch Bringing it Home's Laura McIntosh and Chef Carrie Skromme prepare five great recipes this week in our "Pie and Ice Cream" episode.

Rotary Club of Sacramento’s Bids for Kids Gets Record-Setting $388,000 for Powerhouse Science Center

Rotary Club of Sacramento’s Bids for Kids Gets Record-Setting $388,000 for Powerhouse Science Center

The Rotary Club of Sacramento announced today that the 27th annual “Bids for Kids” charity event raised a record-setting $388,000 for this year’s recipient – the Powerhouse Science Center.

All proceeds from “Bids for Kids” go toward building the Powerhouse Science Center, which will be located on the scenic banks of the Sacramento River. The Center will cost an estimated $50 million and has nearly completed its pre-construction phase. The 60-year old Discovery Museum Science & Space Center at 3615 Auburn Blvd., is scheduled to move from its current location and become the Powerhouse Science Center in 2013.

Laura McIntosh prepares Rabe Fried Rice in 'Bringing It Home' episode airing Sunday

Laura McIntosh prepares Rabe Fried Rice in 'Bringing It Home' episode airing  Sunday

This episode features three Asian recipes from Chef Tim Luym from Attic Restaurant in San Mateo, California.  Watch as Tim and Laura McIntosh prepare a Grilled Fall Vegetable Quinoa salad, a sauteed Brocolli Rabe with Oyster Sauce and a Stir Fried Rabe Fried Rice!

South Sac resident takes honorable mention in essay contest

South Sac resident takes honorable mention in essay contest

A young Vietnamese woman—who came to the U.S. for burn treatment and helped get a start in a Mutual Housing community—has been given an honorable mention in a local college essay contest.

Nhi Vo’s essay on her struggle to survive a family fire in 2000 that killed her mother and severely burned Vo and two of her sisters recently took honors in the “Sacramento News & Review” 2011 College Essay Contest.

Vo has been accepted into the University of California, Davis, where she will study cellular biology.

Michael Kieschnick to receive honorary degree at Drexel’s first commencement in Sacramento

Michael Kieschnick to receive honorary degree at Drexel’s first commencement in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO– Drexel University has announced that Michael Kieschnick, co-founder, president and chief executive officer of CREDO/Working Assets, will deliver the keynote address at the commencement ceremony Drexel will hold at the Crocker Art Museum on Saturday, June 25.

Kieschnick will be presented with an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters for his lifetime commitment to civic engagement and social justice. The event marks the first commencement ceremony ever held outside of Philadelphia in Drexel’s 120 year history.

The commencement is being held in Sacramento because Drexel opened its Center for Graduate Studies there in January 2009. The June 25 commencement will include students who enrolled in Drexel University Master’s degree programs in Sacramento in January and September of 2009.