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Two Manteca students donate service time to Simpson University endeavors
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Over 100 students participated in community service on “strike teams” at Simpson University, located in Redding during the fall 2013 semester. Students helped with 44 projects, including cleanup, construction, moving, and maintenance, at many different locations.

The following students from Manteca served on teams: Alicia Espericueta who is majoring in Psychology, and Eric Wheeler who is majoring in History.

“Strike teams” at Simpson University began during the 2012-13 school year after the university’s ninth annual Day of Service, where students served at more than 10 locations in the Redding, Calif., area. With a heart for serving the local community, the university created an initiative to continue service year-round. Since September 2012, 74 projects have been completed.

Hannah Dewater, one of the strike team assistants, served at 21 locations this semester. “My experience with the strike teams has challenged me to grow in the areas of service, leadership, and community awareness,” she said. “We are able to come alongside people in their moments of panic, chaos and hurt, and provide loving help.”

Cai makes Dean’s List

at Cornell University

Cornell University’s Megan Cai of Lathrop has been placed on the Dean’s List of the College of Arts and Sciences for Excellence in Scholarship for the fall 2013 semester. Cai, who graduated valedictorian of Lathrop High School’s Class of 2012 and is a full-ride Cornell scholar, was also on the Dean’s List for the fall 2012 semester. She is majoring in Government and Asian Studies. The College of Arts and Sciences is Cornell University’s largest undergraduate college. It provides a high-quality liberal arts education to its own students, and its courses are also accessible to all other students at Cornell. The college’s faculty includes national and international leaders in their respective disciplines.

Lyon, Turner qualify
for Dean’s

List at Seattle
Pacific University

Two Mantecans also made it to the Dean’s List at Seattle Pacific University. Joseph Judah Lyon and Tylyn Marie Turner made the Seattle Pacific University 2013 autumn quarter Dean’s List. Students on the Dean’s List have completed at least 12 credits and attained a 3.50 or higher grade point average. Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific is a leading Christian university whose academic program serves more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students.