People Briefs



Pvt. Manny J. Mendoza Jr., 19, Oneonta, graduated from U.S. Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island in September. He completed the 13-week intensive basic training and earned the Rifle Expert Marksmanship badge. After a brief leave spent at home, Pvt. Mendoza reported to Camp Lejeune for military combat training and Military Occupation Specialty School.

Melissa Lawler of Oneonta was awarded the top honor in theatre at the University of Montevallo’s Elite Night held recently. Elite Night recognizes the top senior student in each major field of study and is chosen by faculty members based on the student’s exceptional leadership and outstanding academic achievements.