We tip our hat to the organization Nevada Succeeds, made up of civic and business leaders of all stripes, and the business-recruiting organization Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance. Both have a passionate stake in the future of Nevada, which comes down to the success of our education system.
Many expected the Bishop Gorman High football team to decline last fall in coach Kenny Sanchez’s first season. Instead, the Gaels were the nation’s No. 1 team for the second straight year by USA Today, which has compiled the nation’s pre-eminent high school football rankings since 1982.
The Spring Valley High senior is ranked first in her senior class of 403 students, and is the runaway candidate for valedictorian with a 4.8 weighted grade-point average with a full schedule of advanced placement classes.
Christian Ong earned straight As in the classroom to become the valedictorian of his graduating class. His accomplishments were equally exemplary on the tennis court, where he helped his team win a state championship all four years he played.
“I’ve been the coach in this league since it’s started and she is far and away the best player I’ve ever seen,” said coach Chris Morelli, who also coaches the Boulder City boys football team. “She’s got one of the strongest arms I’ve seen.”
In honor of his legacy of mentorship, Pentsil has been named the first recipient of the Hank Greenspun Lifetime Achievement Award. Like Greenspun, the founder of the Las Vegas Sun, Pentsil championed the fight of the underdog and put his life’s work into the community.
The father-daughter team of Dan and Angela Pettit introduced their product in 2014. They use apples, grapes and sugar cane to create spirits that, they say, require less distilling and create a smooth, flavorful spirit.
In the Notes: Vegas PBS, Michael Gordon, Research Strategy Group, Michelle Bauer, Marcia Neel, Teresa McKee, Albertsons, America First Credit Union, Amy Hunter, Nevada Center of Excellence in Water and more ...