-- Brittney Salter, a senior at River View High School in Finley, has been presented with the school's highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB(R) Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by the Monsanto Co.
Salter received the award for excellence in academics, leadership and agricultural work experience. She served as chapter president for two years, earned ribbons for her projects with market lambs and events at the state convention. Jennifer Yochum is her agricultural education instructor.
Her name will be recorded on a permanent plaque displayed in the high school's ag shop.
-- Shawn McElroy, a 2011 Hanford High School graduate, had a walk-on role in Neighbors, a recently released film starring Seth Rogan and Zac Efron.
McElroy's background is in modeling. He signed with a modeling agency and an acting agency after a talent convention in Los Angeles in January.
This is McElroy's first role, and he plays a frat brother.
-- Todd Christensen, a Richland High School graduate, was among 115 students recently awarded the doctor of optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis.
He is the son of Karl and Lisa Christensen of Richland, and husband of Ashley Park Christensen of Silverdale.
He is a graduate of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where he earned a bachelor of science.