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COMMUNITY NEWS VALLEY STUDENT HONORED BY UCLA.

Jennifer Lauren Lee of Sherman Oaks was honored by UCLA as an outstanding senior at the university's annual alumni awards. Lee, who will receive her bachelor's degree in English in June, has integrated her academic endeavors with the field of science journalism, serving as an intern to former astronaut Sally Ride. Lee wrote science articles for the Sally Ride Science Club, which promotes careers in science for girls in grades 5-8.

Viewpoint School in Calabasas inducted 22 students into its Cum Laude Society, recognizing scholastic achievement and integrity. Inductees are: seniors Daylin Ackerman, Woodland Hills; Blake Beisswanger, Hidden Hills; Ashim Chopra, Chatsworth; Grace Coryell, West Hills; Nathan DeRemer, Tarzana; Erica Deutsch, Chatsworth; Kara Jancourtz, Calabasas; Andrew Kayvanfar, Encino; Jodi Nagelberg, Thousand Oaks; Dora Scheidlinger, Woodland Hills; Meagan Sheff-Atteberry, Calabasas; and Ryan Steinberg, Oak Park.

Juniors inducted are: Michael Critescu, Woodland Hills; Michael Fields, Northridge; Brittany Golob, Northridge; Reed Lerner, Woodland Hills; Amanda Loh, Westlake Village; Erin Mann, Agoura Hills; Christopher Millhouse, Moorpark; Adam Sowlati, Oak Park; Andrew Steele, Hidden Hills; and Sarah Weiss, Woodland Hills.

Phillips Graduate Institute in Encino, a professional school of psychology, awarded its first doctoral degrees to 10 students: Pia Salk of Sherman Oaks, daughter of a child psychologist and niece of polio vaccine developer Jonas Salk; Elizabeth Gil; Graciela Garabaldi-Betts; Michelle Logvinsky; Brian Mayeda; Efrat Mazin; Jody Moore; La Trina Morgan; Sara Pickett; and Jana Swearengin.

La Reina High School student Shanley McDonald of Camarillo has been chosen to attend the 10-day National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine in Boston next month.

Joining 350 other high school students from around the country, McDonald will learn about public health, medical ethics, research and general practice, and will visit sites including medical facilities and clinics.

``Shanley McDonald may very well be the face of the future of medicine,'' said Donna Snyder, executive director of the nonprofit educational forum.

McDonald, who has been a volunteer at Los Robles Medical Center since 2003, was chosen for the June 19-28 forum based on academic excellence, leadership potential and an interest in a career in medicine.

The National American Cancer Society has recognized the Los Angeles Unified School District for its participation in the American Cancer Society's National Urban School Health Leadership Institute. An LAUSD team, led by Assistant Superintendent of Student Health and Human Services, Maria Reza, has undertaken a variety of efforts including helping to establish districtwide policies banning the sale of soda and junk food on campuses, creating positions that address physical education, developing a ``Bullying Prevention Guide and Training Program'' and creating a district health council that includes community health agencies, universities and organizations to advise the district on student health programs.
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