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The Bakersfield Voice Sunday, July 24, 2011

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YOUR EDUCATION

Foster youth overcomes adversity, prepares for CSUB

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ayna Dillard does so much — and dreams of so much more! She’s a student, great-granddaughter, actress, police explorer, author, and foster child. She just turned 18 and is officially on her own living in a dormitory room at California State University, Bakersfield participating in the Summer Bridge program. The Criminal Justice major just graduated weeks ago from Ridgeview High School and says: “In 10 years, I see myself being a cop — hopefully, an internet cop.” Rayna recently met her junior high English teacher Amy Luther and me to update us on her life when she explained that she’d love to track down pedophiles on the Internet — which she thinks would utilize her skills in law enforcement, web design, acting, and writing. Rayna participated in the police explorers program during high school and plans to continue until she’s 21. The Information Technology Academy became a part of her life in high school. She also felt right at home at RHS under the guidance of Drama Department Chair Jennifer Resolme and even performed in a Bakersfield Music Theatre production. And, she’s authored a fanta-

sy book. This is one amazing young woman! The young writer has worked on “Fallen Angel” since her junior high days. “It’s fantasy but it incorporates all my friends at the time and includes incidents that occurred to me or my friends,” Rayana said. As she and Miss Luther glanced Education columnist through the proof, Rayna explained that she’s taking an English class now through Summer Bridge and hopes to take a creative writing class soon. The author of some 50 short stories says she hopes to get a job in the Walter Stiern Library — her favorite place to be — shelving books. Pretty much a life-long foster child, Rayna’s great-grandmother fought to get custody of the 10-month-old and raised her until Rayna’s move to a dorm at CSUB. She says she plans to remain in the dorms through her four years at the school — as

PEGGY DEWANE-POPE

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Amy Luther and Rayna Dillard take a look at the proof of a book Dillard started writing in junior high.

long as she continues to pull in her scholarships and grants! At a time when so many young people slip through the cracks in society, former foster child Rayna Dillard remains a survivor and scholar who is following her dreams. Peggy Dewane-Pope is a teacher in the Panama Union School District.

PHOTO BY LOGAN MUSSELMAN

Amy Luther and Peggy Dewane-Pope meet with their former junior high student, Rayna Dillard, to talk about her plans for the future.

YOUR PHOTOS

YOUR SCHOOLS

Capturing Kern ...

CSUB Alumni Association seeking nominations for 2012 Alumni Hall of Fame

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apture Kern is a photo contest that features the best of our county — with you in control. These photos were submitted by people like you as part of the summer-long contest sponsored by The Bakersfield Californian and Tejon Ranch. Join the fun by visiting CaptureKernCounty.com to upload your own photos in more than 30 categories or to vote on the more than 16,000 images posted so far. It’s free, easy and fun.

COURTESY OF CAL STATE BAKERSFIELD he California State University, Bakersfield Alumni Association is seeking nominations for its 2012 class of accomplished alumni. Each year since 2007, the Association has honored alumni who have made significant contributions in their chosen field of endeavor and/or in their community — accomplishments and careers that have brought honor and distinction to the university.

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The Alumni Association recognizes these outstanding alumni each February at a black-tie gala. Nominations will be accepted through July at: csub.edu/alumni.

Past inductees have included: Hall of Fame 2011 Christine Frazier ‘85; John Hefner ‘76, ‘83; Ben Stinson ‘79; Jon Van Boening ‘92 Hall of Fame 2010 Jim Bock ‘73; Irma Carson ‘78; Sheryl Chalupa ‘95, ‘05; Jeff Green ‘92

Hall of Fame 2009

Joel Heinrichs ‘89; Pauline Larwood ‘76; Wayne Montgomery ‘76, ‘78; Bill Rector ‘89 Hall of Fame 2008

Cesar Aristeiguieta ‘92; Mel Atkinson ‘77; Wendy Wayne ‘78 Hall of Fame 2007

Manuela Albuquerque ‘72; Gregory Bynum ‘72; Joseph Drew ‘84; Eric Matlock ‘95; Kevin McCarthy ‘89, ‘94

YOUR SPORTS

Dean Andrea rejoins Mustangs’ basketball staff PHOTO BY WILLIAM PECK

Highway 58 fog.

COURTESY OF STOCKDALE HIGH BASKETBALL PROGRAM dding to an already rich tradition in athletics, Stockdale High School has announced that Dean Andrea will rejoin the boys’ basketball coaching staff. Andrea was the school’s first head-basketball coach in 1991 and led the Mustangs to a Division II Valley Championship in 2002 before stepping down in 2005. Andrea commented that he is looking “forward to this new chapter in coaching,” and a return to the Mustang basketball program. For Andrea, it has truly come full circle. Along with his knowledge and experience in the sport, Andrea teaches AP US History at Stockdale — and has been a consistent part of Stockdale’s academic success throughout its 20-year history.

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EXRTA EXTRA

Participants needed to help raise funds for local Alzheimer’s care, support and research

PHOTO BY STEVE RENGERS

Two Drops.

BY BARBARA LANZ-MATEO Community contributor

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PHOTO BY JUN ANGELES

Tools of the Trade.

he Alzheimer’s Association invites Bakersfield and Kern County residents to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the first-ever Bakersfield Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The Park at River Walk will be the site of the Walk on Sept. 10 at 9 a.m. “There has never been a greater need for the citizens of Bakersfield to join in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by participating in Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” said Carol Hatton, the CEO and president of Continuum Senior Care in Bakersfield and co-organizer of the Bakersfield Walk. “Funds raised will provide free care and support services to the Kern County residents living with Alzheimer’s, while also contributing to advancing critically needed research.” The Walk is the first step in the Alzheimer’s Association’s plans to open an office to serve the residents of Kern County. Today, approximately 10,000 Kern

County residents — and their families — suffer with Alzheimer’s. Without a breakthrough in research, that number is expected to jump to almost 21,000 residents by 2030. Until a treatment or cure is found, the Alzheimer’s Association offers free support services to families, including care consultations, support groups and education for families and professionals. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is more than a walk; it’s an experience for people living in Kern County to learn about Alzheimer’s disease and how to get involved with this critical cause, from advocacy opportunities, the latest in Alzheimer’s research and clinical trial enrollment to support programs and services. Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic and is now the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. As baby boomers age, the number of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease will rapidly escalate, increasing well beyond today’s estimated 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s. In addition to the Walk, participants will enjoy entertainment, friend-

ship and lunch. Start or join a team today at alz.org/walk. About the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s: The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk®; now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s – the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. About the Alzheimer's Association: The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.


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