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Names in the News, June 7

Gomez receives physics internship

Samuel Gomez, who graduated in 2016 from Boulder City High School and was named a valedictorian, was selected for a research internship in physics in Washington, D.C. During the summer he will work with several prominent physicists, participating in research on THz spectroscopy of hybrid metamaterials.

Gomez is a junior majoring in physics at Cornell University. He is also a member of the Cornell track and field team.

Peterson completes academy

Adam Peterson, a 2014 graduate of Boulder City High School, graduated with honors from the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, on May 23 and was commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Coast Guard. Peterson receive a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in government after completing four years of intensive academic, physical and professional training.

He will serve as a deck watch officer on the US Cutter Spencer based in Boston.

Last summer, Peterson completed a three-week academic internship at the University of Hong Kong as part of the Institute for Political Economy. He took classes in political economy and philosophy along with students from Myanmar, Nepal, China, Vietnam and the Netherlands. In March, he was selected to participate in the Laws of Armed Conflict competition sponsored by the International Institute of Humanitarian Law in San Remo, Italy.

Gebhart named to honor society

Joseph Gebhart of Boulder City was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest, all-discipline collegiate honor society. Gebhart was initiated at the United States Air Force Academy.

Gebhart is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter.

Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership.

Howard turns passion into full-time job

For many self-published authors, the passion to put words on a page ends up being a hobby they do when everyday life frees up a few minutes here and there to do so.

BCHS gearing up for spring play

Spring is in the air and life is abuzz in the Boulder City High School Theatre Department. While residents all over town are packing their winter clothes and embarking on spring cleaning projects; students in the drama department are collaborating on their spring performance of “Yard Sale” by Tim Kelly.

Andrew Mitchell Elementary goes beyond 7 Habits

As a Leader In Me School, Mitchell Elementary frequently refers to the 7 Habits. As a matter of fact, each day at our morning ceremony, students and staff recite our mission statement, which refers specifically to the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

LMNRA has deep roots in Boulder City

We at Lake Mead National Recreation Area are constantly amazed and grateful for the support from the Boulder City community. We also strive to provide great service to the people of this great town.

Local business funds memorial bench at King

For over a year, the staff at Martha P. King has been working with the Giamanco family to create a memorial bench for their little girl, Emilee.

A river runs through it

To say that Kathleen Wood knows the portion of the Colorado River between Hoover Dam and Willow Beach like the back of her hand is definitely an understatement.

All for a good cause

For decades, the Injured Police Officer’s Fund has been there to help provide support to Southern Nevada officers in their time of need.

For Mills, it’s been a wild ride

In the 35 years since he got on his first BMX bike, Ryan Mills has seen his fair share of tail ships, crankflips and nac nacs.