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Fall 2013 president's honor roll: Washington State University, Pullman, has announced its 2013 honor roll recipients. From Danville: Daniel James Kawashima, Hannah Stewardson and Megan Michelle Williams; from Pleasanton: Russell Alan Flock and Brian Gregory Hickel.

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Oratorical Contest Winners: Seven students from the Tri-Valley recently competed in The American Legion Oratorical Contest sponsored by Livermore Post 47. Prepared speeches had to be on some aspect of the U.S. Constitution, to include Amendments, giving emphasis to the duties and obligations of a citizen. The assigned topic was the 21st Amendment. The winners of the contest were: John Malchar, first place, Amador Valley High School (received $100); Emma Baier, second place, Livermore High School (received $75); and Sarah Davidson, third place, Livermore High School ($50).

Other contestants were Sophia Cuadra, Sarah Davidson, Gianna Donaghy, Katrina Herweg and Robert Huntington, all from Livermore High School, who each received $25. The top two contestants will go to the District 10 competition Saturday in San Leandro.

Valley Stars is written by Louise Hartman. Contact her at 925-847-2111, by email at vtletters@bayareanewsgroup.com or send a fax to 925-847-2189.



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