Highlighting achievements, Aug. 18, 2016 — PHOTOS

Church appointment: Fred Heggestad was recently appointed pastor of First Henderson United Methodist Church.

“America’s Got Talent” contestant: Las Vegas resident and Broadway in the Hood’s Moya Angela was a contestant on Season 11 of “America’s Got Talent.” Her audition received a standing ovation while singing a Celine Dion cover of “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now.” Simon Cowell said, “I’m gonna remember this for a long time to come,” and judge Mel B said she was a “true powerhouse.”

Student space experiment: A team of Vanderburg Elementary School fifth-grade students and their teacher were recently announced as one of 11 national winners of the national Student Spaceflight Experiments Program, in which schools across the nation competed for the chance to have their experiment conducted on the International Space Station. The team will work through the summer with local professionals to modify the experimental protocols in order to make preparations for the flight that is scheduled for early 2017.

Nepantla Program helm: In June, Nevada State College tapped Leilani Carreño to take the helm as director of the Nepantla Program, an initiative that aims to help underserved, first-generation college students achieve long-term academic and economic success.

Principal honored: John Haynal, principal of Roundy Elementary School, Vegas Verdes Elementary School and Elaine Wynn Elementary School, was selected in June as Nevada’s National Distinguished Principal by the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

Captain of track: Tirrell Brooks of Las Vegas was selected to serve as captain for Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa, Men’s Track during the 2015-16 school year.

Honor rolls:

— Justin Alex Chen of Henderson made the spring 2016 dean’s list at the University of Rhode Island.

— Careena Ransom of Las Vegas made the spring 2016 dean’s list at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland. She is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Michael Ransom.

— Angelica McNerny and Nickolas Maddalena, both of Las Vegas, made the spring 2016 dean’s list at The Citadel South Carolina Corps of Cadets.

— Austin Lee Heerema of Las Vegas made the spring 2016 dean’s list at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn.


— Brett Lawson and Jessica Reed, both of Las Vegas, graduated in May from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa.

— Sopheaktra Chhim and Corin Galati, both of Las Vegas, graduated in May from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts.

North Las Vegas Water Meters
Randy DeVaul shows off the new water meters that the city is installing.
Project 150 Thanksgiving 2018
About 100 volunteers for Project 150 box Thanksgiving meals for high school students and their families in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Nov. 14.
Three Square’s Maurice Johnson Talks About Food Waste
Three Square’s director of operations Maurice Johnson talks about food waste.
Parade preparation nears completion
Downtown Summerlin prepares for its annual holiday parade.
Clark County Wetlands promotes 2019 Wetland Walker Program
This year the park will be celebrating the Northern Flicker. The program is designed to teach about that bird, and encourage people to visit the Wetlands and walk the same distance the bird migrates each year.
Poet’s Walk Henderson introduces storytelling
Residents enjoy a storytelling activity.
Downtown Summerlin hosts its annual Festival of Arts
People crowd to Downtown Summerlin for the 23rd annual Summerlin Festival of Arts in Las Vegas, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (Caroline Brehman/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Clark County educators debate alternative grading systems
Spring Valley High School principal Tam Larnerd, Spring Valley High School IB coordinator Tony Gebbia and retired high school teacher Joyce O'Day discuss alternative grading systems. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
Grandparents on the fire that killed three family members
Charles and Doris Smith talk about the night an apartment fire took the lives of three of their family members. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
New York artist Bobby Jacobs donated a sculpture to the Las Vegas Healing Garden
Bobby Jacobs, an artist from upstate New York, has spent much of the past year creating a sculpture of two separate angel wings. He donated the sculpture to the Las Vegas Healing Garden. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Weather will cool slightly through the end of the week
The weather will cool slightly through the end of the week., but highs are still expected to be slightly above normal for this year. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Mayor announces new public-private partnership
Mayor Carolyn Goodman announced the creation of the Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE, a public-private partnership that will allocate money to the city’s neediest.
Fremont9 opens downtown
Fremont9 apartment complex has opened in downtown Las Vegas. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
Fall fairytale gets cozy at Bellagio Conservatory
Bellagio Conservatory introduces its fall-themed garden titled "Falling Asleep." (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
What the house that Ted Binion died in looks like today
Casino heir Ted Binion died in this Las Vegas home in 1998. Current home owner Jane Popple spent over $600,000 to restore and modernize the home. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
Rescue Mission employees terminated
Don James, a former employee for the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, talks about the day his team was terminated. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Raiders Cupcakes at Freed's Bakery
Freed's Bakery will have Raiders-themed cupcakes available in store and for order during football season. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
51s fans say goodbye to Cashman Field
Las Vegas 51s fans said goodbye to Cashman Field in Las Vegas, Monday September, 3, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
51s owner Don Logan's last weekend at Cashman Field
Don Logan, owner of the Las Vegas 51s, gives a tour of Cashman Field before the team's final weekend using the field. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
News Headlines
Add Event
Home Front Page Footer Listing
You May Like

You May Like