Scrapbook: Engagements, honors, births

Mckenna Rose Destefanis

Leah Lippe and Daniel Engler are engaged to be married.


Leah Lippe and Daniel Engler are engaged to be married.

Leah, daughter of Joseph and Linda Lippe of Paicines, is a graduate of Cal Poly and is employed with California State Parks, Pismo Beach.

Daniel, son of Paul and Rita Engler of Martinez, is a graduate of Cal Poly. He is the owner-operator of Dan’s Landscaping in San Luis Obispo.

The couple’s wedding will be July 16 at the Mission in San Luis Obispo.

After a honeymoon in Hawaii, the couple plans to reside in San Luis Obispo.


Mary Kathleen Campbell and Christopher Preston Brooks are engaged to be married.

Mary, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Campbell of Fallbrook, attended Fallbrook High School and the University of San Diego and is the founder/chief strategist at Simply Red Social Media Solutions.

Chris, son of Patricia McMahon of Morgan Hill, and Preston Brooks of Clarkston, Mich., attended University of San Diego High School, Wilcox High School in Santa Clara and San Diego State University. He is the owner/chief videographer at SoCal Legal Video in San Diego.

The couple plan a November 2011 wedding and will make their home in San Diego.


Rachel Nin

Rachel Nin of Morgan Hill participated in Denison University’s production of “The Miss Firecracker Contest,” which was performed in April at the Ace Morgan Theatre. Nin was the stage manager for the play, which tells the story of a young woman who hopes to win redemption for her past by winning the local beauty contest. The comic play, set in a small southern town, features characters who are not always successful in overcoming their flaws.

Duane Stewart

Duane Stewart is Gavilan College’s Employee of the Month for April 2011. He is a groundskeeper in the Facilities Services Department and has been with the district since March 1989.

Duane has quietly gone about his duties as groundskeeper, beautifully maintaining Gavilan’s park-like setting. Never was this more evident than with the recent renovation of the Cosmetology Building.

As part of the renovation, it was determined that the students were in need of an outdoor area. Duane and other groundskeepers graded the ground, installed drain pipes, set borders and spread gravel. He volunteered to do this even thouogh the project was not in his area. According to Duane’s supervisor Jeff Gopp, Duane does this sort of thing regularly – helping co-workers with their responsibilities while maintaining his own assigned area.

Kacie Ann Campbell

Kacie Ann Campbell, of Morgan Hill, was named to the Seattle Pacific University 2011 Winter Quarter Dean’s List. Students on the Dean’s List have completed at least 12 credits and attained a 3.50 or higher grade point average.


Mckenna Rose Destefanis

Mckenna Rose Destefanis was born April 16, 2011 at Hazel Hawkins to Devon Anthony Destefanis and Briana Michelle Sorci of Hollister. She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces.

Lorenzo Santos Franco

Lorenzo Santos Franco was born March 28, 2011 at Saint Louise Regional Hospital to Bernadette and Nick Franco of Gilroy. He weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces.

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