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Dylan Wolf, 18, graduated from Spring Valley High School on June 15 with a weighted grade-point average of 4.3 and an honors diploma.

A varsity swimmer who lettered all four high school years, he is now training for the Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb., where he will compete in the 200 butterfly.

After receiving scholarship offers from several schools, Wolf chose UNLV, preferring to swim for his hometown team. He has received a full scholarship and plans to study business this fall.

Wolf is the son of Lance and Susan Wolf of Las Vegas.

Monica McAllister graduated May 6 from the University of Portland in Oregon with a Bachelor of Science in biology, a minor in chemistry, and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish.

McAllister was vice president of the Latin Dance Club and a photojournalist for the school’s Beacon newspaper.

A 2008 graduate of Green Valley High School, she attended McDoniel Elementary School and White Middle School.

McAllister is working for the University of Alberta in Canada, doing wilderness fieldwork.

She is the daughter of Bruce and Lisa McAllister of Henderson.

Bruce McAllister graduated from Green Valley High School on June 19. He plans to attend the University of Nevada, Reno, in the fall.

McAllister is the son of Bruce and Lisa McAllister of Henderson.

The Basic High School Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Drill Team competed at the West Coast Nationals April 28 in Torrance, Calif.

The team was named overall Sweepstakes National Champion. Basic competed against 54 schools from the western U.S. and Guam.

The school has won West Coast Nationals 14 of the past 16 years.

The team’s commanders are Cody Cobb, Bailey Adkins, Korie Morimoto, Brian O’Dell, Jenny Feng and Jonathan Chavez.

The team’s coach is Sammy Rael, a retired U.S. Marine Corps first sergeant.

Jonathan Kirvin, 22, has graduated from Army basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

He is attending technical training to become a horizontal construction engineer.

A 2008 graduate of Legacy High School, Kirvin is the son of Torrye Walker of North Las Vegas and Myron Kirvin of Grand Prairie, Texas.

Francesco Camuglia, a flutist, won the U.S. Army Band National Collegiate Solo Competition.

Camuglia recently completed his undergraduate studies at The Colburn School Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, where he studied with Jim Walker.

He has been awarded a Fulbright Grant to study in Berlin next year with Andreas Blau, principal flute of the Berlin Philharmonic.

In addition to serving as principal flute of the 2011 New York String Orchestra Seminar at Carnegie Hall, Camuglia was second flute of the Boise Philharmonic for its 2010-11 season.

In Los Angeles, he played with the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra and the American Youth Symphony for their 2009-10 seasons. He has also been a freelance pianist and accompanist for many years.

A 2008 graduate of Las Vegas Academy, he is the son of Rosario and Karen Camuglia of Las Vegas.

Brittany Kaercher of Las Vegas graduated with honors from the University of San Diego on May 27. Kaercher earned a bachelor’s degree in accountancy and graduated cum laude.

Cameron Khodabakhsh of Las Vegas graduated with honors from the University of San Diego on May 27. Khodabakhsh earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations and graduated cum laude.

Brittney Abad and Mary Hazuka, both of Las Vegas, and Rosa Cordova of North Las Vegas have earned placement on the dean’s list at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., for the spring 2012 semester.

Bradley Limov of Las Vegas graduated magna cum laude from Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colo., with a bachelor’s degree in English.

Metro Asst. Sheriff Brett Zimmerman on Aug. 8 officer-involved shooting
Metropolitan Police Department Assistant Sheriff Brett Zimmerman met with media Monday to discuss the details of the 14th officer-involved shooting of the year. (Madelyn Reese/ Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Matt Kelly Elementary School hosted its third annual Back-to-School Red Carpet Program
Matt Kelly Elementary School hosted its third annual Back-to-School Red Carpet Program where community and business leaders joined to welcome students back with an inspirational welcome. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal @bizutesfaye
Star Trek fans on show’s enduring popularity
Star Trek fans at the Star Trek Convention 2018 talk about why they think the show has stayed popular across the years Thursday, August 2, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Nonprofit provides clothing for homeless
Sydney Grover of Can You Spare A Story?, talks about how she founded the non-profit organization. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Family remembers deceased mother
Family members of Adriann Gallegos remember her. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Camp Broadway teaches kids how to sing and dance
The Smith Center's seventh annual Camp Broadway musical theater program gives 150 kids ages 6-17 an opportunity to learn musical theater skills from industry professionals over a five-day period. Marcus Villagran/ Las Vegas Review-Journal @brokejournalist
Restoring classic Corvettes to perfection
Members of the National Corvette Restorers Society Convention talk about what it takes to earn the NCRS Top Flight Award for a restored Corvette at South Point in Las Vegas on Tuesday July 17, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Watch Ruthless! at Las Vegas Little Theatre
The musical Ruthless! will be playing at Las Vegas Little Theatre from July 13-29. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Cadaver art and sword swallowing at The Dark Arts Market
Curator Erin Emrie talks about her inspiration for The Dark Arts Market at Cornish Pasty Co. in Las Vegas Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
'NO H8' Campaign comes to Las Vegas
Hundreds of locals participate in the NO H8 campaign founded by Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley as a response to Proposition 8, a California ban on same-sex marriage. The campaign has since evolved to represent equal treatment for all. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
What to expect at Station Casinos' Fourth of July celebration
Station Casinos' is hosting its annual 4th of July celebration with Fireworks by Grucci. Fireworks scheduled to go off on Wednesday, July 4 around 9 p.m. at Green Valley Ranch Resort, Red Rock Resort, Fiesta Rancho and Texas Station. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Star Wars and Golden Knights mashup at downtown art shop
Star Wars and Vegas Golden Knights fans attend the Boba Fett Golden Knight Paint Class at The Bubblegum Gallery in Las Vegas, Friday, June 29, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Tourists and locals enjoy Independence Day fireworks at Caesars Palace
Hundreds of tourists and locals gaze at the Independence Day fireworks show at Caesars Palace on Saturday, June 30, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Clark County recount votes in commission’s District E primary
Clark County staff begin the recount requested by candidate Marco Hernandez in the democratic primary for the County Commission's District E seat on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Long-running local hip hop producer wants Vegas rappers to shine
Las Vegas Hip Hop producer and co-owner of Digital Insight Recording Studios Tiger Stylz reflects on 30 years of music production in the city. (Marcus Villagran/Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
"Pawn Stars" fans visit Richard Harrison's memorial at Gold & Silver Pawn
"Pawn Stars" fans from around the world visit the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas following the passing of Richard "Old Man" Harrison on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Construction for new 51s ballpark underway
New home of the Las Vegas 51s is planned to be finished by March 2019 in Summerlin according to team president Don Logan. (Marcus Villagran/Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
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