Myra Nicole Turpin, a fifth-grade student at Tadmore Elementary, won the Gainesville-Northeastern Judicial Circuit Bar Association's 2015 student essay contest, awarded May 8 at the annual Law Day ceremony.
Henry "Andy" Leeuwenburg IV of Gainesville graduated May 28 from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., with an undergraduate degree in civil engineering. Leeuwenburg recently placed second in his final air show competition in April at the academy. He is an instructor pilot of the cadet run soaring program at the academy and competed in the Cadet Aerobatic Demonstration Team.
Air Force Airman Abraham C. Martinez graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.
Cadet Technical Sergeant Gabriel Robertson of the Civil Air Patrol in Gainesville was recently awarded the Silver Cadet Medal by the Daughters of the American Revolution for his work with the Wreaths Across America service in April at the Alta Vista Cemetery.