August 13, 2007

Congratulations are in order for Sunol Glen School’s former Superintendent/Principal, Diane Everett as winner of the 2007 Outstanding Administrator Award by Phi Delta Kappa. An international organization boasting 100,000 members, Phi Delta Kappa honors those in the education field and selects nominated candidates based on one or more of three ideals, research, service, and leadership.
Diane, who retired from Sunol Glen last year after 15 years in the position, was nominated by another Sunol Glen retired teacher, Madeline Ward.
Our Sunol 4-H kids did it again; they made a great showing at the Alameda County Fair. Congratulations go to the following: Art Benevides placed 3rd in woodworking; April Ganser received a 4th place in horse showmanship and reserve champion gelding; Gabrielle Gilbert placed 3rd for her market steer; received the Bud Andrade Memorial Award for the Highest Placing Hereford Cross Steer; Aleia Gonsalves received 3rd place for Market Duroc cross class, 8th place for swine showmanship, 1st place for feeder pig, champion beef showmanship, 2nd place for market steer, 7th place in class; Gregory Griggs received a 1st place in woodworking; Megan Harlan placed 1st for best of breed, rabbit and 1st place best of broken; Jessica Harlan placed 1st in her class for Jr. Himalayans. This rabbit was bred and raised by Jessica Harlan and Devin Wells.

Frankie Imhof received 1st place for Advance Master Showmanship, 2nd for Skill a thon, won Supreme Champion Heifer, Supreme Reserve Champion Bull, 1st place Breeding Showmanship, Reserve Champion Dairy Heifer, 1st place Dairy Showmanship, 1st place Swine, 1st and 2nd place Lamb and 1st place Beef; Haley Imhof won Supreme Champion Dairy Heifer, placed 1st for Dairy Showmanship and received a 3rd place in beef; Drew Imhof won 1st place for dairy heifer, 2nd place for dairy showmanship, 2nd place for swine and 4th place for beef.

Quinn Kalabolas received a 4th place in Rabbit Breed (Himalayans); Katelyn and Will Olsen placed 3rd in all other variety for Mini Rex Rabbit and a 1st in Fur Class; Cassie Scroggins received a 2nd place for Jr Master Showmanship, 1st in class with heifer and 3rd in class with second heifer, 4th place showmanship in breeding, 2nd place in woodworking, 2nd in
class with pig, 1st in class with steer, 1st place swine Jr.showmanship, 2nd place in Jr. Masters.

Horse placements: 3-4th places & 2-3rd places misc. gymkhana classes, 1-2nd place in western pleasure. Kyle Scroggins won 6th in swine market, Reserve Champion Feeder pig, 6th in class with steer, 1st place in Intermediate Swine showmanship and 2nd place in Advance swine showmanship, 9th place in beef showmanship; Chanel Schvaneveldt won Grand Champion Hog. Lowell Hoxie received the award for Outstanding Project leader. The Sunol Rabbit Project - 4th in Decoration, the Sunol Swine Project placed1st for Clean Pen award.

Well, I just acquired two goats, Barbara and Billy, and I’m really not sure what I’m supposed to do with them. All they ever do is eat, sleep and ...well, you know. Maybe I should ask one of the 4-H kids how to handle my new animals? I wonder if I’m over the age limit to be a 4H member?

The month of August only means one thing in Sunol and that’s wine tasting on the Niles Canyon Railway. The railway is running a “wine tasting special” train to their normal Sunday train schedule to accommodate passengers 21 years of age and older with a relaxing 2 hour afternoon ride through beautiful Niles Canyon. You will be introduced to a variety of wines by sommelier, Sean Andrade who will be offering a selection of 2 white wines and 2 red wines paired with specific foods. The price is $35 per person which includes the tasting, commemorative wine glass and buffet tray. Please call 925-862-9063 or visit www.ncry.org for more information or to purchase tickets.


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