Wednesday, December 14, 2011

People and Places

Alexandra Dallago. Courtesy photo.

Things are looking up for 2007 Community School graduate Alexandra Dallago, 23. She has become an assistant producer of network television news in the San Francisco Bay Area.

After graduation, Dallago attended Santa Clara University in the Silicon Valley. Her junior semester abroad was spent studying at the famed Sorbonne in Paris.

She graduated from Santa Clara a semester early in December 2010, with honors and a double major in French studies and communications and a minor in international relations.

Dallago decided to stay in the area to pursue her passion for video and film production. She landed a post-graduate internship with the NBC Bay Area news team. Her drive and ambition led her to be honored as the 2011 Bay Area STAR Outstanding Intern. The award will be presented at a San Francisco City Club luncheon in late January.

Her outstanding work led to an employment contract as an assistant producer with the NBC Bay Area news team. Her parents, Gene Dallago of Denver and Marina Dallago of Hailey, said they are very proud of her accomplishments, as did her stepfather, David Gertz of Hailey, and her brother, 2008 Community School graduate Christian Dallago.


Whit Albright has been named this year's top Smith Sports Optics sales representative in the U.S. The 1988 Wood River High School graduate received the honor during a national sales meeting held this year at the Sun Valley Resort. He has worked 13 years for Smith Sport Optics, based in Ketchum. Whit and his family live in Boise.

Army Reserve Pvt. Casey W. Workman has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla. Workman is a 2011 graduate of Silver Creek High School in Hailey.

During nine weeks the soldier studied the Army mission and received comprehensive instruction and training.

McKeanna Collins, daughter of Jamie and Katrina Collins of Hailey and a 2007 Wood River High School, recently graduated from the University of North Florida in the College of Arts and Science earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations.

Community School graduate Eric E. Griffith recently matriculated as a first-year student at Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y. The son of Harry and Michelle Griffith of Sun Valley joins a class of 481 students.

Ashley Lynn Hayes of Hailey has earned a place on the Idaho State University 2011 spring semester dean's list for the division of health sciences.

Sara Alcid, a 2007 graduate of the Community School and currently a senior political science major at Pennsylvania's Bryn Mawr College, is one of eight students whom the college has identified to represent Bryn Mawr at the U.S. State Department's Women in Public Service Colloquium on Dec. 15. Alcid plans to join leaders like U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Gloria Steinem and the U.S. ambassador at large for women's issues, Melanne Verveer, at the colloquium.

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