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Andrew Briggs

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Raymond Ramos, a native of Hollister, is
currently deployed to Iraq with Bravo Company, 445th Civil Affairs
Battalion.
HONORS

Raymond Ramos

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Raymond Ramos, a native of Hollister, is currently deployed to Iraq with Bravo Company, 445th Civil Affairs Battalion.

Daniel Chick

Coast Guard Seaman Daniel Chick, son of Lisa Winkleplek of Garden Grove and James Chick of Morgan Hill, recently graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May, N. J.

During the eight-week training program, Chick completed a training curriculum consisting of academics and instruction on water safety and survival, military customs and courtesies, seamanship skills, first aid, fire fighting and marksmanship. Chick and other recruits also received instruction on the Coast Guard’s core values – honor, respect and devotion to duty.

Chick is a 2007 graduate of Pacifica High School of Garden Grove.

Michael Rios

Michael Rios of Hollister has successfully completed California Highway Patrol cadet training, and has been assigned at the CHP’s Central Los Angeles area office.

Officer Rios is a 2002 graduate of San Benito High School in Hollister. He was a security guard prior to joining the CHP.

Rachel Nin

Rachel Nin, of Morgan Hill, was named to Denison University’s fall semester dean’s list.

Rachel, a theatre and English-literature major and a member of the Denison class of 2012, was among 290 undergraduates named to Denison University’s fall semester dean’s list. Students who achieve dean’s list status have maintained a grade-point average of 3.7 or better (out of 4.0) for the semester.

Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio.

Andrew Briggs

Over the course of the last year, Andrew Briggs mixed, mashed and measured his way through five levels of cooking patches to earn the final Phase 1 Black Patch and White Chefs Coat through the MasterChef Program at Young Chefs Academy.

Andrew, 9, is the son of Rowan and Loretta Briggs of Gilroy.

BIRTHS

Sophia Alexis Orozco

Sophia Alexis Orozco was born Jan. 11, 2009 at Saint Louise Regional Hospital to Randa Awad and Alex Orozco of Gilroy. She weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces.

Jaime Enrique Serrano Garcia Jr.

Jaime Enrique Serrano Garcia Jr. was born Jan. 2, 2009 at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital to Amanda and Jaime Garcia of Hollister. He weighed 8 pounds, 6.1 ounces.

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