Ian P. Jong, a 2010 San Ramon Valley High School graduate and now a junior at UC Irvine, was named the school's Mock Trial Tournament Team MVP and Rookie of the Year 2012. Ian joined the top-ranked UCI debate team this quarter. Ian is the son of Gary and Olivia Jong. of Tracy.
The Livermore-Amador Symphony has announced the winners of its annual Competition for Young Musicians. Dublin High School junior Vivian Sung, who performed the first movement of Schumann's Piano concerto, won the piano category. And Pleasanton's Amador Valley High School senior Young Sun (Angel) Kim, who performed Sarasate's Zigeuner Weisen, Op. 20, won for violin.
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