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Jacob R. Valderrama has graduated from basic training at Ft.

Jacob R. Valderrama has graduated from basic training at Ft.
Benning, Ga.
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Jacob R. Valderrama

Jacob R. Valderrama has graduated from basic training at Ft. Benning, Ga.

Jacob passed physical training and skills tests and received a promotion to E2 classification at the completion of basic training due to high acheivements.

He is the son of Robert Valderrama and Beverley Hansen, both of Morgan Hill.

Akhila Sure

Akhila Sure, of Morgan Hill, was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2009 semester at Washington University in St. Louis. Sure is a graduate of The Harker School in San Jose and is enrolled in the university’s College of Arts and Sciences.

To qualify for the Dean’s List in Arts and Sciences, students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or above and be enrolled in at least 14 graded units.

Washington University is counted among the world’s leaders in teaching and research, and it draws students and faculty to St. Louis from all 50 states and more than 125 countries. More than 13,500 undergraduate, graduate and professional students enroll each year.

Jolene Twohy

Army Sgt. Jolene M. Twohy has returned to Fort Richardson, Anchorage, Alaska after being deployed to Afghanistan for one year. The soldier is one of 3,500 members of the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division stationed at Fort Richardson. Airborne combat team members included soldiers assigned to one of six battalions and regiments of the 25th Infantry Division.

The airborne brigade served in three eastern provinces of Afghanistan, which included the Paktya, Paktika and Khost. Soldiers improved roads, provided vocational training in construction and civics, improved and re-opened 29 schools, remodeled six medical clinics and improved three district courthouses.

Twohy is a medic assigned to Company C, 725th Brigade Support Battalion. The sergeant has served in the military for less than four years.

She is the daughter of Joe and Vickie E. Twohy of Morgan Hill.

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