Newsmakers, Oct. 16-22, 2014

Air Force Airman Gavin B. Peck graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Peck is the son of Rodney B. Peck of Great Falls, Mont., and Christine D. Peck of Las Vegas.

Air Force Airman Dylan S. Mclain graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Mclain is the son of Mark T. Mclain of Henderson and of Christine J. Robinson of Naples, Fla. He is a 2008 graduate of Green Valley High School.

Jacob Andrew Wagner of Henderson and Federico Julian White of Las Vegas were two of 337 graduates of Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kan., in the summer 2014 term.

Army Pvt. Evgeny Vorotnikov graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Vorotnikov is the son of Valentina Estrada of North Las Vegas. He is a 2011 graduate of Legacy High School.

Danica Drezner of Las Vegas became a first-generation college student at Boston University and is now a winner of the I’m First Scholarship, awarded by the nonprofit Center for Student Opportunity.

Trinity Allen of Las Vegas won the bronze medal as a member of the Jr. US National Team at the Jr. Pan American Karate Championships in Lima, Peru. Trinity is an eighth-grader at Becker Middle School and trains at Hiro Karate in the Las Vegas Sportspark.

Air Force Airman Janeal E. Collins graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Collins is the son of Virgilia and Jeffrey Collins of Las Vegas and is a 2012 graduate of Cimarron-Memorial High School.

Air Force Airman David W. Fields graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Fields is the son of Patricia A. and David S. Fields of Henderson and the brother of Lindsay M. Nance of Las Vegas. He graduated in 2009 from Foothill High School. His next duty station is the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, Calif.

Angelica Parvaz of Las Vegas graduated from Concordia University in Nebraska in August.

Army Pfc. Jada Gonzalez graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Gonzalez is the daughter of Sam Gonzalez and Julie Valdez and stepdaughter of Joe Valdez, all of Las Vegas. She is a 2014 graduate of Nevada State High School.

Carena McCary of Las Vegas was honored at the Southern Arkansas University Summer Commencement on Aug. 8 at the Reynolds Center Grand Hall.

Jillian Johnson, 15, of Las Vegas has been accepted and will attend Interlochen Arts Academy, the world’s premier fine arts boarding high school. Johnson, the daughter of Paul and Kathryn Johnson, was a student at Las Vegas Academy. She has auditioned and won several scholarships since her studies began in sixth grade.

At a special judges’ meeting on Aug. 27, the judges of the Las Vegas Justice Court unanimously selected Vice Chief Judge Joe Bonaventure to be the court’s next chief judge; he will begin a two-year term in January. Bonaventure was elected Justice of the Peace in Department 9 of Las Vegas Justice Court in 2004. He is a lifelong resident of Las Vegas, a graduate of Bishop Gorman High School, the business college at UNLV and the charter class at the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV.

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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