Favorite Sons & Daughters

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.

Developer gets approval to build homes at Bonnie Springs
The Clark County Planning Commission has approved a plan to build 20 homes on the site of Bonnie Springs Ranch. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Working cats at St. John the Baptist Church
Parish councilmember John Koutsulis talks about the two cats St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church have adopted as part of a working cats program.
Lee Canyon snow makes skiers smile
Skiers and snow boarders took advantage of the Presidents Day holiday and the recent snowfall at Lee Canyon, outside of Las Vegas. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Mount Charleston gets fresh blanket of snow
A winter storm drops nearly four inches of fresh snow on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at Mount Charleston outside Las Vegas. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Snow in the Las Vegas Valley
Snow accumulated in the Las Vegas Valley for the first time in more than a decade, with snow falling mostly in the western, northwestern and southern areas. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review Journal) @bizutesfaye
Snow at US 95 and Lee Canyon Road
Passers-by pulled off Lee Canyon Road northwest of Las Vegas Monday to play in the fresh snow. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Road truck on an empty I-15
Snow and ice contributed to the closure of Interstate 15 near Primm. Jim Prather/Las Vegas Review-Journal
I-15 traffic diverted at St. Rose Parkway
The Nevada Highway Patrol has closed Interstate 15 in both directions between south Las Vegas and the California state line due to icy road conditions, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. (Jim Prather/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Ice on roadway shuts down I-15 south of Las Vegas
An overnight snowstorm left an icy roadway, causing the Nevada Highway Patrol to shut down Interstate 15 south of Las Vegas to the California state line. (Jim Prather/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
I-15 closed at St. Rose Parkway
Ice on Interstate 15 caused the Nevada Highway Patrol to close the highway from St. Rose Parkway in south Las Vegas to the California state line on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. (Jim Prather/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Driving a snowy Sunday night in Summerlin
Several inches of snow have fallen in Summerlin on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. This shows street conditions between Charleston and Far Hills in Summerlin. (Jim Prather/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Winter wonderland at Summerlin park
A snowstorm hit Fox Hill Park in Summerlin on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. (Jim Prather/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
February snowstorm in western Las Vegas
A snowstorm hit Summerlin and parts of western Las Vegas on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. (Jim Prather/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Snow in Summerlin
Snow near Far Hills and Fox Hill Drive.
Valentine's Day Brings Wet Weather To Las Vegas
Parts of the Las Vegas Valley received more than an inch of rain by 1 p.m. Thursday, triggering numerous vehicle accidents, sparking flooding and prompting at least two swift-water rescues in flood channels. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
Artist sends love from the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign
Artist Chris O'Rourke has a giant heart mounted in the back of pickup positioned for photos at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign on the Las Vegas Strip on Valentine's Day 2019. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Rain doesn't dampen weddings on Valentine's Day
Charolette Richards, owner of A Little White Wedding Chapel who has been performing weddings for 60 years, started Valentine’s Day 2019 by performing a wdding for Las Vegas couple David and Elaine Cook at the chapel’s Tunnel of Love drive-thru. Richards has over 100 weddings booked for Valentine’s Day. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Swift-water rescue in Las Vegas
The Clark County Fire Department rescued one person from the flooded Durango Wash in Las Vegas on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
It is a rainy Valentine's Day in Las Vegas - Video
These scenes come from the Las Vegas Stadium LiveCam (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Rainy and soggy on Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day across the Las Vegas Valley will be soggy and wet. A flood advisory has been issued for Clark County. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Early morning rainfall in Las Vegas
The Las Vegas valley was hit with rainfall early Thursday morning. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Janelle Veith, Quest Academy principal, talks about her school success
Janelle Veith, Quest Academy principal, talks about her school success. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Learning how to create your own comic book
Jean Munson talks about the class she teaches at the Maximum Comics in Henderson on creating and publishing your own comic book.
Top Ladies of Distinction unveils second Las Vegas chapter
Officers Clair Hart and Rose Coker discuss the service organization’s work and mission.
The Animal Foundation Opens New Wing
On Tuesday, The Animal Foundation opened the doors to its new Engelstad Foundation Adoption center. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
North Las Vegas firefighter skates from ice to fire
Darcy Loewen, a former pro hockey player, finds a new career as a North Las Vegas firefighter. (John Przybys/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Carnival AirShip floats over Las Vegas
Carnival Cruise flew a blimp over the LAs Vegas Valley on Thursday in a promotion for its new Carnival Panorama ship. (Mat luschek/Review-Journal)
Pedestrian dies after crash at Decatur and Alta
Las Vegas police investigate a fatal crash that killed a pedestrian at Decatur Boulevard and Alta Driver about 6 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Jessica Terrones/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Star Wars Cosplayers Visit Sick Kids At Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center
Members of Coruscant Base, a Star Wars cosplay group, visit kids at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
Hail and wet snow in Las Vegas
The western edges of Las Vegas saw some hail and wet snow on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Developer Jim Rhodes lists his mansion for $30 million
Jim Rhodes, a developer, has listed his mansion in Spanish Hills community for $30 million. The mansion is situated on 2 acres of land and features 19,345 square feet of living space. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Tony Sanchez wraps up the UNLV season
UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez wraps up the season. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
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