Highlighting achievements, June 16, 2016 — PHOTOS

Ph.D. graduate: Erin Beeman Stutelberg of Henderson was awarded a Ph.D. in Education, Curriculum and Instruction: Literacy Education from the University of Minnesota.. She has accepted a faculty position at Salisbury University in Maryland.

Leadership in Training graduates: On May 20 at the Magic Events Center, seniors from Las Vegas High School, East Career & Technical Academy, College of Southern, Nevada HS East, and Nevada State High School celebrated completing the Leadership in Training program, received scholarships and announced their plans to head to college.

Regional principal award: In early May, Sandy Searles Miller Academy for International Studies principal Dr. Anne Grisham was presented the Regional Principal of the Year Award by Magnet Schools of America.

Digital educators: Vegas PBS announced in May that Casey Korder from Parson Elementary School is one of this year’s PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators. In its fourth year, the program recognizes tech-savvy kindergarten through 12th-grade educators who are serving as leaders in education technology and incorporating digital media in classrooms. Representing Nevada, Korder is one of 52 Lead Digital Innovators in the U.S. and its territories. Additional 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators include Jeffrey Beauvais of Cortez Elementary School and Denise Snow of Silverado High School.

Stars of Science: In May, students from West Career and Technical Academy and Bishop Gorman High School were the top winners in the Cox 2016 Stars of Science competition, taking home more than $19,000. The academy’s Elia Neeley was first in the Applied Science category while Evellyn Goenawan and Yoori Whang tied for first place in the Health Science Category. Bishop Gorman’s Austin Dickieson was first in the Natural Science category. Each first-place winner received $1,000 from Cox plus another $1,000 for each teacher and school.

Realtor awarded: Realtor Marvin Rubin with the Meadows Realty Group in Las Vegas was one of two Realtors in the nation to receive the Meritorious Service Award in May from the National Association of Realtors at NAR’s mid-year meeting in Washington, D.C. Rubin was recognized for his years of service and diligence in promoting real estate issues and his advocacy work with members of Nevada’s congressional delegation.


— Las Vegas native Gia Garganese graduated in May from the Brooks Institute in Southern California.

— U.S. Air Force Airman Christopher S. Lange graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Lange is the husband of Cheyenne A. Roberts of Henderson and is a 2012 graduate of Basic High School.

— U.S. Air Force Airman Danielle P. Gilliame graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Gilliame is the daughter of Jeffrey R. Gilliame of Las Vegas and Susan M. Gilliame of Eagle Point, Ore.

Honor rolls:

Several local residents made the academic fall 2015 dean’s list at Azusa Pacific University in California: Marc Abou Assali, Ciera Cypert, Haley Daykin, Sadie Kendrick, Joshua Toranzo and Daniel Tyus, all of Las Vegas; and Tasha DeWitt, Andrea Driver, Zachary Goldstein and Kimberly Mendoza, all of Henderson.

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
Underground home was built as Cold War-era hideaway
The underground house at 3970 Spencer Street is one of the valley’s most unusual homes built 26 feet underground in 1978 by Girard “Jerry” B. Henderson, who, planned to survive the end of the world there.
Lip Smacking Foodie Tours takes you where the locals go
Donald Contursi talks about Lip Smacking Foodie Tours, which offers walking tours of restaurants on and off Las Vegas Boulevard with food samples and tidbits of history about the places they visit.
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