Highlighting achievements, June 23, 2016 — PHOTOS

Violinist recognized: Jillian Johnson, 17, attends the Interlochen Arts Academy on scholarship. Since age 13, she has been studying violin and has received accolades such as Most Outstanding Freshman and Most Outstanding Sophomore in the Philharmonic Orchestra at the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts and was awarded third place in the American Association for the Development of the Gifted and Talented International Passion of Music 2014 festival. She has experience in various ensembles and summer programs, such as Vivace Violins Repertoire Class, Las Vegas Youth Orchestras, NSA Chamber Orchestra, and the CCSD Honors and All-State Orchestras and the Green Valley Chamber Music Festival, Tuacahn Summer Institute, the Interlochen Arts Camp in the World Youth Symphony Orchestra, and Center Stage Strings. In the fall, Johnson will be a freshman at the University of Texas at Austin as a BM Violin Performance Major. She is the daughter of Kathryn Johnson and Paul Johnson of Summerlin.

Artist awarded: Las Vegas artist Barbara Yoerg was awarded signature membership into the American Watercolor Society. Her mixed-media painting, “Brain Waves,” was displayed at the 149th annual International Exhibition in New York City from April 4-23. She is the only Nevada artist having earned AWS signature membership status. The Gainsburg Studio, 1533 W. Oakey Blvd., represents Yoerg. Call 702-249-3200.

Birthday celebration: Longtime Las Vegas resident Ina Hinds celebrated her 105th birthday June 6. Hinds was born on June 6, 1911, in Illinois. She was married to Roland Hinds for over 50 years. She worked in the Pentagon for the Federal Service from 1958-71, and after her husband retired, they moved to Las Vegas.

Fellowship awarded: Kevin R. Barney, a teacher at Veterans Tribute Career Academy, has received a James Madison Fellowship by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Alexandria, Va., to support further study of American history toward a master’s degree. Visit jamesmadison.gov.

Student recognitions:

— KCR College Radio, San Diego State University’s student-run radio station since 1969, took home the top prize at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Golden Microphone Awards in March. Cassidy Tavcar, a Henderson native, is a part of the award-winning team.

— Army and Navy Academy recognized Raj Kittusamy of Las Vegas, who has achieved Cadet status after successful completion of Plebe Training. His accomplishment was acknowledged during the New Cadet Recognition Ceremony held on March 6, and he is now able to move up through the Academy’s leadership program.

— Benjamin Thomas of Las Vegas made the Chancellor’s List at Troy University in Alabama for Term 3 of the 2015-16 academic year.

— Students who made the 2015-16 dean’s list at Army and Navy Academy include: Duran Heath, Raj Kittusamy, Drayson Little and Thomas Yoo, all of Las Vegas. Yoo was also named a Union-Tribune San Diego All-Academic Athlete for his academic and athletic accomplishments during the winter 2015-16 athletic season.

— Local residents who were recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi include Marguerite Lindstrom of Henderson and Hannah Azar and Zachary Pribyl, both of Las Vegas.

— Brittany Renshaw of Las Vegas made the spring 2015 dean’s list at Ohio Christian University College of Adult and Graduate Studies in Circleville, Ohio.

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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
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Mayor announces new public-private partnership
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Fremont9 apartment complex has opened in downtown Las Vegas. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
Fall fairytale gets cozy at Bellagio Conservatory
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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
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
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Nonprofit provides clothing for homeless
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Family remembers deceased mother
Family members of Adriann Gallegos remember her. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
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